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4th of July Art Show 2024
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Be part of The 54th Chelmsford Art Society
4th of July Art Show!
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: Monday June 24th 11:59pm
*NO walk in entries or payments

Art Drop Off: Thursday June 27th 10am – noon & 5pm – 7pm
Chelmsford Center for the Arts 1 North Road Chelmsford, MA 

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

Full 4th of July Schedule 

Art Pick Up
– Thursday July 4th – 1pm – 2pm
Late Art Pick Up
– Friday July 5th – 1pm – 4pm 

Summer Members Art Show July 5th – August 3rd
Chelmsford Library 
Art Drop Off: Friday July 5th – 1pm – 4pm

*To be part of the Summer Members Show
Renew your membership or Join Now!

Check your membership status
Chelmsford Art Society Active Membership 2024-2025

Submission Information
All 2D and 3D media welcome.* Art must have been completed in the past 4 years, not exhibited in previous Chelmsford Art Society shows and with subject matter suitable for general patrons and children. All work must be original. 

(2D) Art should be no larger than 44″ in any direction. All art must be framed and securely wired with screw eyes/D-rings and wire for hanging (sawtooth or clip frames cannot be accepted) Accepted: plexiglass or glass, metal frames, photos printed on metal, fiber art, wrapped canvas. No wet paintings. Framing Information 

(3D) Sculpture and 3-dimensional work must be less than 7 feet in height, 90 pounds or less, and fit within a 3×3 foot area. 
Small 3D work will be on display tables, please provide a pedestal larger sculptures. 
*Artificial Intelligence Art is not accepted.

$15.00 per entry – 2 entry limit
Non – Members:
$20.00 per entry – 2 entry limit
$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.

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
Grade categories (k-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12)
First Second, Third and Honorable Mention ~ Ribbons

Adult Show – Judging 
Medium Categories
Oil /Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel/Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Arts, 3D (Sculpture, Metal, Glass, Fiber, etc.), NEW Abstract (ALL Mediums)

Professional vs 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.

Amy Brown , and Tim Palin

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.


4th of July Art Show ~ ADULT Entry Form

4th of July Art Show ~ STUDENT Entry Form 

Labels for Art – Please print, fill in and attach to your art 

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 2024. 

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.