FAC Kim Sheerin

Potter Kim Sheerin makes a mask of clay while teaching a Clay Camp this summer at Falmouth Art Center.

It is a bountiful time for artists to submit to exhibits, as the Falmouth Art Center has four calls for art coming up in the next two weeks.

“This is unusual,” Falmouth Art Center executive director Laura Reckford said. “We had two calls for art planned for our galleries, and then two other organizations asked to partner with us for two more shows.”

The first call for art is the Annual Juried Abstract Exhibit, an in-person show on view in the Hermann Gallery at the Falmouth Art Center Friday, October 23, to Tuesday, November 17. Artists can drop off work to be considered for the show on October 20 and 21 at the center. Submission cost is $15 for Falmouth Art Center members and $20 for nonmembers per artwork. Artists can submit multiple artworks, with additional pieces costing $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

The juror, artist Richard Neal of Centerville, will make his selections for the show on October 22; notifications will be sent out to artists later that day.

The second call for art is a combination exhibit and fundraiser called “Masks Mandatory!” on view in the Landrau-Partan Gallery in November. Artists can submit masks they have made in any medium, from fabric to clay to paintings and collage, to the Falmouth Art Center on Tuesday, October 27. The submission cost is $10 for Falmouth Art Center members and $15 for nonmembers.

Once the show is on display, visitors to the exhibit in person or online can then “vote” on their favorite mask by making a $10 donation to the Falmouth Art Center, giving them an opportunity to win a mask.

A newly organized pop-up show is a collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Falmouth. Artists are asked to submit works with the theme of encouraging voting. The invitation has also been extended to students at Falmouth High School. Artists can create posters or use other mediums to convey the message. Work can be dropped off at the Falmouth Art Center any time prior to Tuesday, October 20, at 4 PM. The work will be on display in the art center’s first floor classroom, as well as online. Submission is free and prizes will be awarded.

In line with the League of Women Voters’ mission, work must be nonpartisan in order to be considered.

Ms. Reckford acknowledged that during this election cycle, artists may have difficulty keeping partisan sentiments out of their work. Artworks that have partisan themes will be displayed in a separate space, the second-floor classroom.

Last, there is a Falmouth Art Center member show that will be on display at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis. Artists must submit their work digitally to be selected by Cape Cod Museum director of art Benton Jones. The selected works will need to be delivered to the museum, where they will be on display in person from Thursday, November 5, to Sunday, January 17. The cost is $10 per submission. A link to the submission portal can be accessed through the Falmouth Art Center website.

Details about all four exhibits can be found on the center’s website.

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