Call for Entry: ONCE

By June 20, 2015Calls for Entry

ONCE: MGNE Juried Members Exhibition of Monotypes & Monoprints
September 10-October 17, 2015
at Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA

Guest Juror: Scott Schnepf
Professor of Art, University of New Hampshire

Registration Deadline: Monday, July 20, 2015 

The Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE) is celebrating our 30th anniversary with “ONCE,” a juried exhibition of monotypes and monoprints at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, MA. You are invited to submit up to three pieces to this juried members exhibition.


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Submission Deadline: Monday, July 20, 2015 (11:59pm)
Artist Notification: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Accepted Artwork Delivery Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Exhibition Dates: September 10-October 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 2015 (2-4pm)
Artwork Pickup Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

ENTRY FEE: There is $25 non-refundable entry fee.


$200 First Prize
$100 Second Prize
$50 Third Prize
Honorable Mentions (Quantity determined by Juror)

Scott Schnepf is a distinguished printmaker and professor of printmaking, drawing and painting at the University of New Hampshire. In 2008, Schnepf was the recipient of the Lindberg Award, an honor given annually to an outstanding scholar and teacher in the College of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the country, and his work is featured in many prestigious private and permanent collections including the Portland Museum of Art, The Currier Gallery of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Library of Congress. Schnepf has a MFA from Kansas State University and lives in South Berwick, Maine.

Detailed exhibition guidelines & submission instructions are attached below. For more information, please visit or contact Kate Higley at or 603-569-4941.


The exhibition is open to all current MGNE Members. MGNE Membership is open to all artists in the US. To become a member, enroll via the online entry form.

All artwork submitted MUST be a unique one-of-a-kind monotype or monoprint. More information about monotypes can be found at
Each member may submit up to three monotype or monoprint works in any printmaking medium, including printed artist books. Diptychs and triptychs will count as one entry. Photography, digital reproductions, or work in other mediums will not be accepted.

Jurying for inclusion in the exhibition will be based on the images submitted online during registration. The Juror will review and select Award winners from the actual work once it is delivered to the gallery. All decisions of the juror are final.

All work must be original. By completing the application, the artist agrees he/she is responsible for the creation of submitted works.



Applicants will be accepted online only via our online entry form. Each artist can submit up to three monotypes. Applicants can also submit a short bio and artist statement upon submission of work for inclusion in the exhibition catalogue (optional). Submissions begin June 20 and ends July 20, 2015.

Images must be no larger than 1920 pixel on the longest side, 72 dpi, RGB, jpg.
File size: 1MB max.
Images should be titled: LAST NAME_FIRST INITIAL_IMAGE NUMBER_TITLE.jpg For example: “Smith_M_1_Geronimo.jpg”

NOTIFICATION: All artists will be notified by email on August 15th. Accepted artists entries will be posted on our website.

FRAMING REQUIREMENTS: Work should not exceed 48″ on its longest side, framed. The condition of artwork must be suitable for satisfactory display. All two-dimensional work on paper must be properly framed and ready to hang. Please, no clip frames, saw tooth hangers or sandwich frames. (Exceptions made with notification and approval of the Exhibition Committee.) Three-dimensional work or artist books will also be accepted. 3D works must be stable and able to stand on its own or on a pedestal (provided by the gallery). The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to reject any piece of artwork, which, in its opinion, is inadequately prepared for satisfactory display.

SHIPPING/DELIVERY: Artists are responsible for shipping or delivery of their work to and from Brickbottom Gallery. The shipping and delivery address will be announced to accepted artists.

Accepted work may be shipped via UPS or Fedex, prepaid, in a reusable carton in good condition with the artist’s name on the packaging. (For easy storage of return packaging, we ask that you do not use wood crates or include Styrofoam peanuts or pellets in your shipping packages.) Artists are responsible for insuring artwork while in transit and must include a pre-paid UPS or FEDEX RETURN shipping label for return shipping.

Accepted works should be shipped to arrive between September 1- September 3, 2015. Hand-delivery of artwork to Brickbottom Gallery will be on September 3rd between 9-11am and 6-8pm. Work received late may not be included in the exhibition. MGNE reserves the right to not exhibit work damaged in transit and it will be returned to the artist.

Pick-up of Artwork at Brickbottom Gallery will be on Sunday, October 18, 2015 between 12-3pm. Shipped work with prepaid return shipping labels will be returned in the mail via UPS or FedEx the week of October 18th. MGNE and the Brickbottom Gallery are not responsible for the return shipping of artwork that is not prepaid or properly labelled. Artwork that does not include proper return shipping labels or are not picked-up on the arranged date, will not be returned and will become the property of MGNE.

PUBLICITY: MGNE and Brickbottom Gallery reserve the right to reproduce accepted images and or artists’ name for publicity purposes.

SALES: Please note that Brickbottom Gallery will be responsible for all sales & taxes on artwork during the exhibition and Brickbottom Artists Association will receive a 30% commission for all sold work.

If you do not want Brickbottom to sell your work, please mark your work as Not For Sale on the ONCE Exhibition entry form.


  • Lois Beatty says:

    To Whom It May Concern:
    I was a member of MGNE for a number of years when I lived in Massachusetts, but discontinued membership after moving to New Hampshire
    in 2001. I’ve been working (board & administration) and teaching at the Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction, VT, have my own
    studio, and would like to rejoin. I would also like to apply for this exhibit, please put me on your mailing list.

  • MGNE says:

    Hi Lois,

    We’re so glad you will be re-joining us! To become a member, visit and click on the BECOME A MEMBER TODAY link.

    This juried exhibition, Once, isn’t open for submissions yet, but when it is there will be a link here in this post. Of course, if you’re a member of MGNE, you’ll get invitations to enter all of our shows in your email!