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Accepted Artworks

An unprecedented 347 artists submitted a total of 520 artworks for this competition from across the country and around the world. Only 55 artworks were selected.  

A note from the juror:

At first what appeared as a daunting task - to select 55 artworks from 520 submissions for a museum group show - soon became an intriguing mandate.  I discovered there were parallel ideas and images generated by the subject of Departures - as if the collective unconscious arrived at similar ideas and themes, simultaneously.  Since I was not familiar with all the individual artists' previous work, and how it related to a departure in their new work, I focused on the work which best exemplified the notion of Departure - in terms of innovation, striking imagery, unusual palette or fresh technique, the leaps and bounds of individual artistic expression. The results I hope provide for a visually stimulating show, initiating conversations about Departure between the artists, as well as the viewers.  Special thanks to Benton Jones for inviting me for this project, and to all the artists who took the time and care to submit their work.  Onwards and upwards!

-Nick Lawrence, Cape Cod and NYC

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Exhibition Dates:   April 18, 2024 - July 14, 2024
Notification:           Monday, April 1
Drop off:              Sunday, April 14 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
If shipped            Received on or before April 15

Gallery Talk with the Artists  (Awards Announced)

Thursday, April 25th from 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Reception following Talk:      

Thursday, April 25th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm

More about the Juror, Nick Lawrence

Artist, curator, gallery owner and founder of the DNA Artist Residency Program, Nick Lawrence divides his time between Cape Cod and New York City. His Freight + Volume Gallery in NYC has been in operation for 25 years and is dedicated to showcasing work that is innovative and not afraid to take risks. His READYMADE Gallery on Cape Cod serves as a showcase for artworks created in the DNA Artist Residency Program.

The DNA residency, now entering its 12th season, hosts 30-50 artists per year for one or two week stays.  While on the Cape, artists have access to 2,000 square feet of studio space in Provincetown, housing in Orleans and Eastham, and create new work inspired by their surroundings or continued from their existing studio practice.

Cape Cod Open Sculpture Invitational 2024 (CCOSI)


The Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA) and the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) are excited to announce our second joint Juried Sculpture Exhibition on the 22-acre campus of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis, MA.


Outdoor Exhibition

April 14 - November 16, 2024


Indoor Exhibition

August 14 - November 16, 2024

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