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Participating Artist? Update your Profile

For participating artists, please update the information (locations, name and short decriptions) that need to go into the printed map books by Monday Feb 18th

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Somerville Open Studios 2019 Planning Meetings

Feb Meeting

Registration is Closed, and preparations for SOS are shifting to high gear. . Join us for disussion on Themes, Trolley, Mapbooks, and all other things SOS.
Wed, February 20th• 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Mad Oyster Studios, 2 Bradley street, Somerville
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February Fashion Show Meeting

Monday, February 25th, 6:30 pm
Location: Somerville Central Library auditorium, 79 Highland Ave

Art Calls

Call for Art! Stipend available.

2019 Somerville Open Studios – The Soul of the City

The SOS Event Committee is seeking work to be used for the Map Guide cover, poster and postcard. It must evoke our 2019 theme of The Soul of the City. There will be a single stipend of $500 if submitted artwork is selected for use.

  • Art must represent the theme - it can be an existing piece or one created especially for this call.
  • Art must fit the parameters of the map with the understanding there will be text placement and trimming. Please see past map books for reference.
  • We will give preference to Somerville artists but others may apply.
  • Your art can have words but please understand we will have to add more.
  • Submission Deadline Febuary 15, 2019. You can submit up to three images/sketches. If you are submitting a sketch and are chosen - final art must be delivered by March 1, 2019.
  • All final images must be high resolution - 300+ dpi

Please submit and/or If you have any questions please email: coverart@somervilleopenstudios.org

Quotes to inspire:

“During my 30 years at Americans for the Arts, I have had the great privilege to visit and learn about a different community nearly every week. While they differ vastly from one another, there is one common strength I have observed: the arts have made a profound impact on the health of each community.”
- Robert L. Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts

“Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.”
- Andre Maurois, French Author

“Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery.”
- Florence Nightingale

“Art is a wound turned into light.”
- Georges Braque

"Every person who wants to live in Somerville should be able to live in Somerville. Every person. Our diversity is at the very heart of who we are as a community. It is our soul. We cannot lose it. We will not lose it."
- Mayor Curtatone

Somerville Open Studios 2019 Planning Meetings

Somerville Open Studios is being run as commitees this year. Come to an organizational meeting or

email us as at domore@somervilleopenstudios.org if you have an interest in one of the initiatives, have questions, ideas or inspiration!

We're using Slack software for internal converstation and communications. Email webmaster@somervilleopenstudios.org if you need an invite to the SOS Slack workspace # Slack

As an organization that is above all else about bringing artists together and building community, we need your help, insight and, most importantly, your enthusiasm to forge the future of SOS. What do you want SOS 2019 to be? What would you like to improve? We want to hear from you! Email us at...


See art in Somerville all year round

February 2019

March-April 2019

  • I Read the News Today, Oh Boy, featuring art by Gary Duehr, Chantal Zakari, and Linda Bond. At Brickbottom Gallery, One Fitchburg Street, Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-5 pm, March 7 - April 6.
    Opening reception: Sunday, March 10, 5-7 pm

    New Tellings, by Courtney Chelo and Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons, at Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., March 3-30.
    Opening reeption: Saturday, March 9, 1:00-4:00pm

  • Avatars, at Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd., March 22 - April 6, 2019.
    Opening reception: Friday, March 22

  • Miller Street Open Studios, 11 Miller Street (near Beacon Street Star Market), April 5-7.

If you know of a current or upcoming art exhibit in Somerville that isn't listed here, please send e-mail to see_art@somervilleopenstudios.org .

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