The Guild of Boston Artists
Boston's premier source for contemporary realism

Annual Regional Juried Exhibition 2019


August 31-September 28, 2019

Deadline to Apply: July 25, 2019

The Annual Regional Juried Exhibition is a juried show featuring the best of representational painting by New England artists who work in the realist tradition.

The exhibition will be on view in the historic President's Gallery at the Guild's 162 Newbury Street location. The entire gallery has been renovated and features new furniture, carpets, and LED lighting. The President's Gallery also features a skylight to allow viewing of paintings in natural light.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit where the great artists of the Boston School showed their work. Please review the following information and if you have any questions, please call the gallery at 617.536.7660 or e-mail us at


  • Artists must complete and return the entry form by July 25, 2019

  • Work must be representational, with a strong academic background.

Accepted media are oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, and pencil. Please check if using any other medium.

Prints, including giclees, are not eligible. Using a print as an underpainting is also prohibited. The Guild has a preference for work done from life rather than photographs. Although works done from photography are not excluded, preference is given to work done from life, especially when the jurors are making the awards.

The submission fee is a flat fee of $50.00 for non-members. Associate members are exempt from the fee. The fee is one amount whether one, two, or three images are submitted. We accept high resolution (at least 300dpi) digital jpeg images only! No slides or photographs, please.

All submissions should be clearly labeled with the artist's name, title of the work, size, medium, and retail price. Prices of the work must be established at the time of submission; no changes are allowed after a work is accepted. All works must be for sale with a retail price included. If a painting is sold, artists receive %55 of the sale price.

(The director retains the right to exclude work that significantly differs from submitted images or is not appropriately framed. Metal frames and unframed works are not permitted.)

Jurors select paintings for the show from the images submitted, but awards are determined after the paintings have been delivered to the Guild.


Awards will be announced* and distributed at the Opening Reception & Awards Presentation on Saturday, August 31, 3—5 pm

  • First Place: Gold Medal & $500.00

  • Second Place: Silver Medal & $250.00

  • Third Place: Bronze Medal & $150.00

  • Glenn G. Macnutt Award & $250

  • Robert Douglas Hunter Award & $100.00

  • New England Watercolor Society & $150

  • Award(s) of Merit & $50.00

*Award winners are notified prior to the reception.


William Bartlett
Michelle Jung
Sergio Roffo


  • July 25: Submission Deadline

  • August 6: Artists are notified if they are selected

  • Aug 20—Aug 24: Drop off dates for selected works

  • Aug 31: Awards Reception

  • Sept 21: Award Winners Panel

  • Oct 1-4: Pick up dates