Great Bay Art Show

Art of Great Bay 2023

Dear Artist,

Welcome back for the 17th annual Art of Great Bay show! We are excited to hold our show again in 2023, and look forward to admiring your work in person. We would appreciate your submission of an updated registration form by Friday, March 1 (pdf: 2023 Art of Great Bay Registration Form), as well as a $25 payment.  You may send a check to the Great Bay Stewards or use the PayPal link below:

The drop-off date and time for hanging submissions is Wednesday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tabletop artists can come Thursday, March 30, from noon to 2 p.m., or between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31, to set up their tables. Please inform us if there is a conflict with these times.

We also ask that at drop off you bring a detailed list of inventory, with price and medium, especially if you have small pieces such as jewelry.  This will expedite our check-in and sales processing. 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.  If you have previously participated in Art of Great Bay, please bring works not shown in past years.  All pieces must relate to the theme, “New England from the Mountains to the Sea: The People and Places You’ll Find Along the Way.” 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 artists, sponsors, and Stewards supporters will be held Friday evening, March 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the show will continue Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd, 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 2nd from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Monday, April 3rd, 9 a.m.- noon. If these times do not work for your schedule, please contact Audrey Becker at