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Arts in Bloom 2022

May 23 - June 15 2022

We are excited to announce our seventeeth annual Arts in Bloom show, juried by Sorin Bica. Sorin Bica is a contemporary artist based in the Boston area, frequently sought for his unique large-scale abstract and figurative paintings. The use of intense color and expressive figures can be seen through-out his work. Sorin was born in Bucharest, Romania where he studied at Scoala Populara de Arta. He began his career drawing political cartoons in his native country. He moved to the USA in 1988 where he studied art at Worcester State University. He continued to combine the cartoonish drawings with his painting, subsequently resulting in his present style. Sorin's work can be found in many public, private and corporate collections both in the United States and abroad. He is a resident artist at SOWA artist Studios in Boston and The Mill Contemporary Art in Framingham, MA. Sorin is also the Curator and Owner at Project B Gallery in Framingham, MA. Sorin is represented by Barba Contemporary Art Gallery, Palm Springs CA, Fountain Street Fine Arts, Boston MA, AZ Fine Art, Chestnut Hill MA, Paula Esty Gallery in Newburyport MA and Project B Gallery in Framingham MA.

Arts in Bloom is a competitive juried annual show open to all artists. Sorin will choose the artwork to be exhibited, and will also select six outstanding works for awards. These artworks will be honored with fresh flower arrangements designed by Hopkinton Garden Club members for the reception on May 26th. The six winning artists will receive cash prizes totaling over $1,000.

The Theme:
Hope, perseverance and the strenght of the human spirit.
(Art work does not have to include flowers.)

Up to three artworks that have not been shown at HCA may be submitted. All 2D media may be entered, including photos, fiber art, and digital art. The work must be wired for hanging. Maximum height and width for framed wall hung work is 40 inches. Click here for more information.
3D work may be entered if it is free standing (does not require a pedestal) or can be hung on the wall and does not protrude more than 10 inches. 
No sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames, giclee prints, copies, derivative, or electronic reproductions will be accepted.

Important Dates:
5/02: Call Deadline
5/06: Announcement of selected artworks
5/19 - 5/20: Art Drop off - Art accepted into the show to be received by mail* or drop off: Friday 5/20, 3-6pm, and/or Saturday 5/21, 10am-1pm
5/23: Exhibition Opens
5/26: Opening Reception
6/15: Exhibit Ends
6/16-17: Art Pick Up. Friday, 6/16, 3 - 6pm, and Saturday, 6/17, 10am - 1pm 

*Non-local selected artists work must be received at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 c/o exhibitions by May 19, 2022. Non-local artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the HCA, and are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. If shipping work, each artist must provide a pre-paid, UPS or FedEx return shipping label including insurance. Please pack your work in sturdy reusable packaging. The HCA carries appropriate insurance to cover all artwork in the show for the duration of the exhibition, including the time frame of drop-off, installation, de-installation and pick-up.

Artists of all ages are welcome to apply.

Submission Fee:
$30 for Members and $40 for Non Members for up to three submissions. To become a member, please visit the HCA Membership page.

The HCA gallery spaces are fully accessible and we strive to make the exhibition submission process accessible to all artists as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter, please call Art Director Sarah Alexander at 508.589.4409.

Commission Structure: 
Artists receive 70% commission and the HCA receives 30% for art sold during the exhibition. The HCA may duplicate and reproduce images of work for purposes of public relations and exhibition announcements directly related to the exhibition. 

About the HCA: 
Serving individuals of all ages, cultures, and artistic abilities across the MetroWest region, the HCA develops artistic skills, offers outstanding artistic performances and exhibitions, and enables visitors to experience art in all forms. Under one roof, we celebrate art through classes and events in visual art, theater, music, dance, ceramics, writing, and film. 

In 2015 we opened our expanded art center, with a new exhibition space, a 200-seat performance space, and newly renovated classrooms. The Delbridge Family Performance Space and the Lotvin Family Gallery annually present dozens of productions and exhibitions by students and adults, amateurs and professionals. Created in 2011, HCA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts center, fosters and celebrates the creative spirit in everyone.

To submit images of your work, please REGISTER or LOGIN by clicking on the button to the right, above.

Click below for a quick tutorial about how to use this site. If you have trouble with it, you are welcome to contact Marion Buricatu at