SOS 2018 Call for Art

Looking to get involved in Somerville Open Studios in a really visible way?

Somerville Open Studios will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2018, and we are seeking art for our publications and advertisements (e.g. posters, map book covers, postcards, social media, and postcards). This is an excellent way to display your artwork to more than 14,000 people, and your artwork would inspire the tone for our whole celebration!

Our theme for 2018 is Homecoming. Some suggestions for that could be migration and return, nostalgia, reunion, sanctuary, home from traveling, and assembling together, but please feel free to send your own interpretations of our Homecoming theme.

When looking at work for our publications, some things need to be considered. The work will be on our poster, map book cover, social media, and postcards, so the image will need to be accommodating to graphic design needs. For more examples of past work and to get a sense of what that looks like and what those needs are, you can visit the SOS history page to see past covers and examples.

While we can accept a low res image for submissions, a high-res image will be required for the final product if your work is selected. Work can also be done in any media you'd like.

Submissions are welcome from now until Sunday, August 20th, 2017. If you have more questions or submissions. please send them to SOS 2018 Coordinator Ellie Laramee-Byers at .

We look forward to seeing your work!

2018 Coordinator

The SOS board is pleased to announce that Ellien Laramee-Byers will be reprising her role as coordinator for 2018!

SOS 2017: That's a wrap!

We encourage you to send your thoughts on Open Studios 2017 to .

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... and visit some other Open Studios, too

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Deadline for SOS 2018 theme art submission
Sunday, August 20, 2017

2018 details to come...

Next year's SOS will be May 4-6, 2018. Registration will open in mid-December, 2017.