Great Bay Art Show

Art of Great Bay 2022


Dear Artist,

Welcome back for the 16th annual Art of Great Bay show! We are excited to hold our show again in 2022 after a two-year hiatus, and look forward to admiring your work in person at our show and sale. We would appreciate your submission of an updated registration form (pdf: 2022 Art of Great Bay Registration Form), recognizing that the works you plan to share will likely have changed. The forms should be submitted by Friday, March 11th.

The drop-off date and time for submissions is Wednesday, April 6th, 9 a.m.- noon, or from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center (89 Depot Road, Greenland, N.H.).  Tabletop artists may set up Thursday, April 7th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Friday between noon and 4 p.m. (recognizing that your works would not be seen at the Friday morning Chamber of Commerce breakfast). We also ask that in addition to your pieces you bring a detailed list of inventory, especially if you have small pieces such as jewelry.  This will expedite our check-in and sales processing.  If you have your own means of display (racks, boards, boxes, pedestals, etc.) please bring those as well, and we will accommodate them within your space to the best of our ability.

All hanging items must be ready to hang, fitted with wire; these items will be displayed on large standing panels. Please remember that all hanging works must fit onto a panel size of 30 inches wide by 48 inches high; works exceeding this space will not be able to be included. We also request that all pieces are original works, with the exception of photography that are numbered limited editions.  Also, all pieces must relate to the theme, “Art Inspired by Coastal New England.” Please also do not leave behind any materials used to transport artwork at the show, as we cannot be held responsible for their security.

An opening reception for the artists and their families will be held Friday evening, April 8th from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the show will continue Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Artists do not need to be in attendance during the show but are encouraged to attend the Friday night reception; however, artists selling tabletop works will need to have representation the entire weekend. You will receive 70 percent of the proceeds from your sales, with 30 percent going to the Great Bay Stewards, a non-profit supporting the programs at the Discovery Center. We will also be grateful for a donation of a piece of your artwork for a raffle during the show. The pick-up date and time for unsold artwork is Sunday, April 10th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Monday, April 10th, 9 a.m.- noon. If these times do not work for your schedule, please contact Allison Knab at