Image: Pamela DeJong, Portals (detail), Encaustic with Mixed Media on Milled Pine

Image: Pamela DeJong, Portals (detail), Encaustic with Mixed Media on Milled Pine


Divergent Thinking

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Juror Jane Young, of Chase Young Gallery in Boston, has dedicated her career to the exhibition of exceptional contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography. 

Exhibit dates: January 5 – January 29, 2017
Reception: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 57PM



Janet Albert - Between Trapezes
Sarah Alexander - Impulsive
Sarah Alexander - Oscillate
Chelsea Bradway - Contraposition
John Buron - Pledge Allegiance
Brenda Cironi - Barn Series: Dream
Donna Corvi - Defensible Space
Douglas Cross - Baby Blanket
Pamela DeJong - Portals
Monica DeSalvo - Sun Shadow
Denise Driscoll - Inner Garden 11
Denise Driscoll - Inner Garden 12
Patricia Dusman - Only Words (Medium Grey on White)
Sara Fine-Wilson - Root
Tatiana Flis - Hexaptych
Joseph Fontinha - Tree Erasure #2
Jaffa Gross - Fantasy
Mary Kostman - Cross Eyed
Richard Lapping - Cloisters, Quin Abbey, Ireland
Bonnie Lerner - Skeletons
Azita Moradkhani - Victorious Secrets
Chelsea Revelle - Pansy Blossom
Beverly Rippel - Falling Water
Bonnie Rosenthal - 18.99
Karen Rothman - Who, Where, Why, When, What, How?
Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson - Seeing Through the Mirror of Self
Mahala Sacra - Hannah and Madelene
Daniel Sinclair - Circuit
Rebecca Skinner - Shine On (Church)
Roz Sommer - Field Room 145
Mary Spencer - Sand Dollars + Ice Age Pals
Brenda van der Beek - Untraced
Catherine Weber - Filling the Gaps 2
Timothy Wilson - Frayed Dictionary
Jim Woodside - Magnetic North
Leslie Zelamsky - Time's Up



• Submission Deadline – October 15, 2016 by Midnight EDT

• Notification of acceptance – listed on gallery web site by November 15, 2016

Delivery – Shipped work must arrive before 5PM, December 16, 2016

• In person drop-off – Sat-Sun December 17-18, 2016, 11AM-5PM

• Pick Up of Works Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4-6PM and/or Monday, January 30, 2017 11AM-5PM


Complete Prospectus (pdf)


How to Apply: Application is online only at; Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2016. Artists can submit a maximum of 3 pieces. (We suggest the work submitted be from the same series, rather than 3 unrelated images.) No DVD submissions with the exception of video entries. All entries are due no later than October 15, 2016 by Midnight EDT. Entries not adhering to this procedure will not be juried. Size: 2D works must be no larger than 60” tall or wide. Diptychs/Triptychs are considered one entry and should be united as one image for viewing by our jurors. 3D works can be no larger than 60” tall and 24” deep, and should weigh no more than 75 lbs. Sculpture artists may send 2 images of each submitted work for consideration. The artist may be asked to provide pedestals, if needed.

Video/Digital submissions: Please attach a still image in the online application, and contact us at to arrange submission; if accepted, artists must provide DVD/CD player and monitor for presentation. For the return of any materials, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Fees: The fee for submission is $18.00 per piece submitted, maximum 3 entries (diptychs, triptychs, etc. count as one piece; image must show all together). Fountain Street Fine Art Core and Associate Members may submit two pieces free of charge; Artist Friend Members may submit one piece free of charge. Membership must be valid through the end of the show January 29, 2017. Find out more about becoming a member on our website Payment can be made online via PayPal or by check, made out to Fountain Street Fine Art and mailed to 59 Fountain Street, Framingham MA 01702. Checks must be postmarked by October 15, 2016. The application is not complete and will not be considered until payment is received. Submission does not guarantee acceptance.

Sales: Fountain Street Fine Art receives 30% commission on all sales of the work of member artists’ work and 40% commission on works of non-member artists. (Any working artist is welcome to join as an Artist Friend member, but must be a member before the start of the show to receive the member commission rate. Membership details are available at

Notification: Accepted artists will be listed on the Fountain Street Fine Art website ( by November 15, 2016. No phone calls or emails, please.

Accepted Works: All works selected for the exhibition must be dry, clean, finished, wired and ready to hang. No saw toothed hangers or clip frames will be accepted. Works not adhering to this protocol will not be hung, even if selected by our juror. The juror reserves the right to decline any work that differs markedly from its digital representation, including framing that she feels detracts from the overall cohesiveness of the exhibition.

Delivery: Work to be shipped to the gallery must be delivered by 5pm Fri. December 16, 2016. (NO STYROFOAM PACKING PEANUTS IN SHIPPED BOXES.) Hand delivered work by the artists or a representative must be brought to the gallery on Fri-Sat December 17 -18, 2016 from 11am-5pm. Works not delivered in time will not be hung..

Pick Up of Unsold Works: WORK MAY NOT BE REMOVED BEFORE THE END OF THE SHOW. The artist must arrange for pickup during the dates and times stated below, or provide return postage and shipping materials, or Pickup times are Sun. January 29, 4-6PM, Mon. January 30. 11-5. If work is to be return-shipped, the artist must provide return postage and shipping materials. Artwork not retrieved by this deadline will incur a storage charge of $5 per day.  After 30 days the work will be considered abandoned and become property of the gallery.

Liability: Fountain Street Fine Art is insured for catastrophic damage, and will use the utmost care in handling artworks, but accepts no responsibility for damage or loss not covered by our policy. It is strongly advised that artists insure their own work.