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Entry Deadline December 17th @ midnight

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Juror: Jackie Reeves

The theme of this year’s Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition is Sketchy: Revealing The Process. The Cape Cod Museum of Art is calling for art submissions that reveal some aspect of the artist's process of creation in the finished product.

There are many ways to respond. Here are 5 examples:

Entry Example #1:

Submit a sketch, a composite of several sketches, or a painted study along with the completed work of art.

If accepted, the 2 pieces will be hung next to each other.

You do not have to frame the sketch.



Sketches made by Edward Hopper in Provincetown in preparation to paint Room For Tourists

These images appeared in an article in the Smithsonian Magazine on April 1, 2014, "These Sketches Will Take You Into the Artistic Mind of Edward Hopper" written by Constance Bond (Edward Hopper, © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y.)

Entry Example #2:
Submit an artwork that shows a visible trace of an earlier painting, an underpainting or sketch beneath a layer or layers of paint/ink/etc. (also called "Pentimento").

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The triptych Big Plans by Juror Jackie Reeves is an example of a finished artwork that reveals sketching and painting applied at different times that shows through newer layers of marks (Pentimento).

Big Plans was included in the CCMoA exhibition Walls That Connect: The Cape Cod Mural Project.

Entry Example #3
Submit a sculpture that appears to be unfinished - coming out of the block of material - a process called "Non finito" that was used by Michelangelo among other sculptors. Paintings and drawings can also be "Non finito" - emerging from the blank paper or canvas.

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Examples of a Non finito sculpture and drawing - both by Michelangelo

Entry Example #4:

If you are a printmaker, submit your printing plate(s) of block(s) along with a finished print. Or, if a multicolor print, submit a series showing the stages of the color process.

Shown: original printing blocks by William A. Miller, Jr. with a posthumous edition of prints. From the CCMoA Permanent Collection.

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Entry Example #5:

If you are a digital artist, send us 2 or more screen captures of your work flow along with the image of your finished artwork!


Photo by Ivan Samkov / pexels


Read the prospectus and learn about submission guidelines to this exciting call for art, then submit!

About the Juror

Jackie Reeves is a Cape Cod based artist living in Sandwich and working out of Chalkboard Studio in Barnstable Village. She has a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal) and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Low residency at Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown). To learn more, visit and follow Jackie on Instagram @jackiereevesart

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