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4th of July 2023 Art Show Online Registration

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Be part of The 53rd Chelmsford Art Society’s 4th of July Art Festival!
Our 4th of July Arts Festival is one of the most anticipated and best-attended art events in the area. Everyone can enter, adults and students, professionals and artists entering a show for the first time. Membership is not required to participate. Enter Now! We are so excited to see your art!!

Important Dates:
Deadline for Online Entry: Sunday June 25th at 11:59pm
*NO walk in entries or payments

Art Drop Off: Thursday June 29th 10am – noon and 5pm – 7pm
Chelmsford Center for the Arts 1 North Road Chelmsford, MA

Awards Ceremony & Reception
Student Show – Saturday July 1st – 4pm – 6pm
Adult Show – Saturday July 1st – 6pm – 8pm

Art Pick Up
– Tuesday July 4th – 1pm – 2pm OR
Art Pick Up
– Wednesday July 5th -10am – noon & 5pm – 6pm 

*Members Only*
Summer Members Show at the Chelmsford Library
Art Drop Off Wednesday July 5th – 10am – noon & 5pm – 6pm 

*If you would like to be part of the Members Summer Show at the Chelmsford Library July 5th – August 6th.

Check your membership status
Chelmsford Art Society Active Membership 2023~2024

Renew your membership or Join Now

Prizes for the 4th of July Show
Adult Show
Best In Show ~ $100.00
In each Medium Category both Professional & Non Professional
First place ~ $50.00
Second, Third and Honorable Mention ~ Ribbons
Popular Vote ~ Ribbon

Student Show
In each Grade category
First Second, Third and Honorable Mention ~ Ribbons

Medium Categories
Oil/acrylic, Watercolor/Alcohol Ink, Pastel/Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography/Digital Arts, 3D (Sculpture, Metal, Glass, Fiber)
Professional and Non Professional
Professional = two or more of the following criteria:  you earned a degree in fine art, extensively studied art, won major awards in juried art shows, regularly have artwork in a gallery, or sell art to make a living.

Tom Gill, Meredith Fife Day, TBD

Submission Information
All 2D and 3D media welcome.* All art must have been completed in the past 4 years, not exhibited in previous Chelmsford Art Society shows, the subject matter suitable for general patrons and children, no larger than 44″ in any direction or heavier than 25lbs.
Small 3D work will be on display tables. Please provide a pedestal for a larger sculpture. Fiber Art should include a sleeve or other place for your hardware and be ready to hang.
*Artificial Intelligence Art is not accepted.

Liability: Neither the Art Society nor the Chelmsford Center for the Arts is responsible for the loss or damage to any work submitted for any cause. Submitting work will imply agreement on the part of the artist with this condition.

Adult Entries: Art must be framed and securely wired for hanging (sawtooth or clip frames cannot be accepted) More Information 

Student Entries If possible, please mat and/or frame your art. A mat and/or light simple frame will help us hang the show and keep your art safe.


Members $15.00 per entry 2 entry limit
Non-Members $20.00 per entry 2 entry limit
Student $5.00 per entry 1 entry limit

Sales: Artists receive 75% and the Art Society receives a 25% all sales will be handled by the Art Society. The sales commission and the entry fees support this show and the overall work of the Chelmsford Art Society.

*There will be no payment accepted at drop off*

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4th of July Art Show ~ ADULT Entry Form

4th of July Art Show ~ STUDENT Entry Form

Thank you for being part of our 4th of July Art Show!

For more information, or to volunteer to help with the show, email us at with the Subject Line: 4th of July Show 2023. 

This Art Show of the Chelmsford Art Society is supported in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.