The Guild of Creative Art

will soon be calling for entries into its

28th Annual Open Juried Show

(This year it’s virtual only)

The online registration period is August 19 to September 16, 2020
No registration will be accepted after September 16.

Online submission is the only way to register.
There will be no paper registration form.

Over $1,000 in Awards

Open to Guild Members and Non-Members

Notification of accepted artwork will be on September 30.

The Virtual Show will debut on the Guild’s website on October 5, 2020.

The online registration link will be available at the bottom of this page on August 19.

Please read the Prospectus carefully before you register.


Eligibility: Your jpg entry must represent your original artwork: if your artwork is sold, no copies, crafts, giclée copies of paintings, or class/workshop pieces may be substituted. The Guild will be accepting works in the following 3 categories:

  • painting: including mixed media, collages, computer generated artwork, print making,
  • photography: original work of the submitting artist; for composite images, no elements to be produced by others (with the exception of textures and borders),
  • sculpture* including wood, glass, ceramic.

* For the sculpture category, artists may submit up to 3 jpg’s per entry to show different angles or close-up views.

Collaborative Entry: Entries created in collaboration with another artist are acceptable. However, the entry will be considered as one entry for EACH artist and will count towards the total allowable entries per artist. Additionally, in the event the collaborative entry is accepted and receives an award, only one medal will be presented. The entry will be displayed with both artists’ names.

Multi-part Entry: An artist may submit a multi-part entry, such as a diptych or triptych, as in telling a story, or related subject matter. In this case, the group will count as a single entry, will be displayed together with one title tag, will have one sale price for the complete group, and cannot be separated for sale. The jpg submitted must be a photo of the group together.

Artwork previously shown at the Guild will not be accepted.

The committee has the right to reject objectionable and non-conforming images.

Entry Procedure: All entries must be submitted online as digital jpg image files. The judges will review the digital jpg images to select those acceptable to exhibit in the show. The final award judging will be based on the jpg representation that you submit. Up to 3 works may be submitted. Based on the judges’ decision all of your entries may be accepted. Awards will be announced when the show debuts on October 5.

Each entry uploaded must be in the jpg format with no less than 2,000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no larger than 10 MB.

Artist’s initials or name must NOT be visible in the JPG. If your painting already has your signature or other identifier, and you are not familiar with photo editing software, the simplest way is to photograph your painting with a piece of cardboard or tape over your signature.

Your jpg files must be named as follows:
Category (painting, photography, or sculpture)_your last name_your first name__title of artwork.
For example: painting_Davis_John_The Tree on the Hill.jpg
Note the placement of the underscores. Do not include underscores in the title of the jpg nor in the Title section of the entry form.

If you’re not sure how to size and name your jpg you are urged to have someone help you. You may also find one of these tutorials helpful:
How to resize & rename a JPG in Windows 10 (PDF)
How to resize & rename a JPG on a Mac (PDF)

Fee: Members- $10 for one entry; $18 for two entries; $25 for three entries.
Non-members- $20 for one entry; $28 for two entries; $35 for three entries.
(If during registration for the October Juried Show, a non-member elects to become a member, the membership will be good for the October Juried Show and extend through the following year.)
Entry fee is non-refundable.

Acceptance: Judging will be based on the jpg images submitted. By September 30 a list of artists and artwork accepted into the virtual exhibit by the judge will be posted on the Guild’s website at An email will be sent to registrants when the list has been posted. All artwork must be for sale. The Guild receives a 25% commission on all sales.

Artist’s Release: Artist agrees that accepted works may be used for publicity.

Judges: Ellen Martin – curator, photographer and painter (Ellen’s bio), and Stacey AS Pritchard – painter and sculptor (Stacey’s bio).

$150 – Best in Painting
$150 – Best in Photography
$150 – Best in Sculpture
$  50 – Mitchell Award for Acrylic
$  50 – Friedlander Award for Abstract
$  50 – Bob Warwick Memorial Award for Pet Photography
$  50 – Lorraine Ravner Memorial Award for Monochrome Photography
$  50 – Milo Memorial Award for Action Photography
$  50 – Caivano Memorial Award for Mixed Media
$  50 – Caivano Memorial Award for Watercolor
$  50 – David MacNeill Memorial Award for Wit and Whimsy
$  50 – Barbara Shieldkret Memorial Award for Oil
$  50 – Fred N. Biello Memorial Award for Abstract Painting
$  50 – Sara Stern Memorial Award for Artistic Innovation
$  50 – Pastelist Salon of New Jersey Award in memory of Marge Levine
Medal – Bronze Achievement Awards
Additional awards may be announced. All award winners will receive medals. The judges will make awards based on the jpg’s you submitted.

Reception: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no reception. Awards will be announced on the Guild’s website when the show debuts on October 5.

* We will be inviting any artist who receives one the above awards to display that artwork in a special exhibit at the Guild’s gallery in Shrewsbury. When COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we will contact you regarding dates. Of course, your artwork will need to be framed and be suitable for hanging.


To register click HERE between August 19 and September 16, 2020.