Great Bay Art Show

Art of Great Bay 2020


Dear Artist,

Congratulations on your acceptance to the 16th annual Art of Great Bay show! We appreciate your time and interest in participating, and look forward to admiring your work in person at our show and sale. Registration forms (pdf: Art of Great Bay 2020 Registration Form) will be emailed to accepted artists and should be submitted, along with the $25 registration fee, by Monday, February 24th. The fee can be submitted either by mail (to: 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH, 03840) or via Paypal at the link below:

The drop-off date and time for submissions is Wednesday, April 1st, 9 a.m.- noon, and 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 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Friday between noon and 4 p.m. 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.


A public opening reception will be held Friday evening, April 3rd from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the show will continue Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and 5th, 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 5th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Monday, April 6th, 9 a.m.- noon. If these times do not work for your schedule, please contact Allison Knab at