Deadline: Jan. 8, 2017 – National Juried Call: Iteration

Theme: Iteration

Selected by: Boston-based artists: Denise Driscoll (Fountain Street Fine Art) & Nathalie Miebach (Miller Yezerski Gallery)

Prospectus: Pattern and repetitive process go hand-in-hand. An entire practice may be made of similar gestures; each mark, movement or sound informing the next. Maps and systems are connected by similar shapes and textures; patterned artworks are created through a meditative, repeated process. Each individual cell, used repetitively—iterated—can be just as fascinating as the sum. Seeking work of all 2D, 3D and time-based media that employs pattern through an iterative process.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Open to work in all media. See prospectus for artwork size restrictions. Artists may apply with up to 6 works.

Exhibition dates: February 9 – March 11, 2017

Find prospectus and apply online:

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday January 8, 2017 by 11:59PM

Fee: $25/1-3 submissions, $40/4-6

Deadline: Nov. 13, 2016 – Call for Exhibition Proposals for Winter 2017

Propose an exhibition for Winter 2017 at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from Gallery 263.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter culminating in April 2016, we’re happy to be able to offer modest financial assistance to artists of this year’s CPS program to cover the cost of promotional materials such as postcards and wall vinyl.

Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only, see prospectus for details. To apply, artists/curators compile an exhibition narrative, images and CV(s). New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME. For group proposals, at least 50% of the artists must be within New England. At least 50% of the proposed work must be created within the last 2 years.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday November 13, 11:59pm

Two Exhibition Options:

In your application you may state a preference, but your proposal will be automatically considered for both. We will choose two exhibitions.

  1. January 3 – February 4, 2017
  2. March 12 – April 15, 2017

Application Fee: $40

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Deadline: April 17, 2016 – Call for Artists in Residence

Gallery 263 is pleased to offer our 700-square foot space to artists of all media and experience levels for 7 weeks in the Summer of 2016. We strive to give the local Boston and Cambridge community a stake in the process, not just the product, of art making. Enjoy a comfortable, collaborative environment in which to incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work. This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity, and will be awarded to up to four solo artists or to one collective of artists.  Artists benefit from full access to our space and amenities, participate in critiques, and conclude their stay with an exhibition.

Residency Period: 7 weeks; June 6- July 23, 2016

Deadline to apply: Sunday April 17, 11:59pm

Application fee: $30

Studio Fee:  $275 per artist


Physical amenities include high tin ceilings and incredible natural light, great community visibility, wireless internet, A/C, plentiful outlets, mini fridge, kitchenware, microwave, approx. 25 folding chairs available, bathroom with toilet, large sink & hot water.



Be an emerging, working artist.

Have a secure living situation for the duration of the Residency.

Work well in a shared space situation.

Have a digital portfolio of recent work (~3 years) for submission to our online application.

Tell us your artwork development plan for this Summer.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must compile a pdf document containing a narrative, images, and a CV or resume. Please fully read online instructions before submitting your application.



Deadline: June 1, 2014 – Call for Art – Juried Exhibition – folk – Cambridge, MA

“folk” at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

A Northeast-region juried exhibition exploring the multiple meanings of “folk”.  Selected by: Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator of the Boston University Art Gallery. ME, MA, NH, VT, RI, CT, NY artists eligible to apply.

Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete.  Online submissions only.  Work in all media encouraged! See prospectus for 2-D and 3-D media size restrictions.

Exhibition Dates: July 17-August 30, 2014

Deadline to Apply: Sunday June 1, 2014 11:59pm

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Deadline: Feb. 9, 2014 – Call for Art – Juried Exhibition – Massachusetts

Call for Art, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

Eligibility: Massachusetts Residents.  Submitted work must be created within the last 5 years and complete.

Exhibition Dates: March 20-April 12, 2014

Guest Juror: Dina Deitsch, Contemporary Curator of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

You locals have been celebrating Gallery 263 for the past five years. For our second juried exhibition of our fifth year, we want to take a chance to celebrate you, Massachusetts! MA residents, we invite you to submit your best work.

Submission: Online submissions only. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Work in all media is encouraged.

2D (painting, drawing, photography, etc.): May not exceed 60″ in width, 108″ in             height (40 lbs. max).

3D (sculpture, installation): MUST be self-supportive or mountable; may not exceed 108″H x 30″W x 30″D. Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist.

Time Media (video, audio): No length restrictions. To submit, provide link(s) to stream or send DVD with files to Gallery 263, 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Note: All A/V equipment must be provided by the artist. Please see FAQ for restrictions.

How to Apply: Visit for direct link to the application form.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9. No late submissions accepted.

Entry Fee: $25 for 1-3 works / $40 for 4-6

Guest Juror for Massachusetts at Gallery 263, Dina Deitsch, is currently the Curator of Contemporary Art at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, in Lincoln, MA, where she specializes in American and European contemporary art.  Deitsch organized the deCordova’s first-ever regional Biennial in 2010, and has hosted successful Biennials in the years since.  Additionally, Deitsch has organized numerous solo-exhibitions as well as large-scale group exhibitions, most recently addressing the themes of architecture and performance.  Prior to working at the deCordova, she held curatorial positions at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Deitsch has independently curated for the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, The Bernard Museum of Judaica, New York, and Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA, and served as the guest juror for the 2012 Northeast Issue of New American Painting.