Up coming workshops will be posted soon.

Workshop to reduce stress and increase success — Beginners welcome

Created for artists who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done, two session, fun and informative, with lunch in between. Both sessions are for beginners and those who need a refresher course on marketing artwork. 

FIRST SESSION: How artists can think “outside the box” and enjoy the marketing process. Are you trying to get your work “out there” and don’t know where to begin? Have you been struggling to understand how to market your work and don’t know what to do? In this session, you will identify challenges and establish your goals. Individualized homework will be assigned. 

LUNCH BREAK—Good food, good conversation!

SECOND SESSION: How to make social media work for you. From Facebook to Instagram to Kickstarter (and more), which is the most appropriate to achieve your goals?  Please note: 'Maximizing Your Presence' is key. 

Instagram is 'hot' so we will cover topics such as: timeliness of posts, getting the most out of hashtags, connecting with other accounts, and engaging with other users to maximize your exposure. Also will discuss the business aspect of Instagram, including how to sell your work by strategic posting and building effective networks. We will conclude on what works, what doesn’t, and, most importantly, what makes sense for each artist. 






Social Media Workshop


The Personal Is Political, Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill
mid-November 2018 through mid-February 2019
ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, August 19, 2018 Enter here:

“The Personal Is Political”

November 11, 2018 - February 10, 2019

Hess Gallery
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, 617.699.2736

Carol Hanisch’s 1969 essay, The Personal is Political, crystallized the slogan and the concept for American society. A critique of what came to be called “consciousness raising groups,” Hanisch’s essay title was already a phrase used by activist feminists in the 1960s as they formed discussion groups to come to terms with discrimination in their daily lives.

Today the slogan, “The Personal is Political,” gains new power as we examine its meaning in the spotlight of the #MeToo movement. When women are isolated and alone, they lack access to social and political power. By honestly telling our stories and by examining our pain, our hope, and our desires, women have again begun the long quest for
recognition and equality.

In this ‘OPEN TO INTERPRETATION’ show I hope to see many ways in which NAWA members explore, react to, or otherwise engage with the show’s title. Expert storytellers, artists are adept interpreters. No work is too strong, too outrageous, too understated, too big or too small to be considered. I look forward to seeing your work and answering any other questions you may have.
-Carolyn Wirth, Hess Gallery Director

Mark Your Calendars:

Application and Image Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Juried Accepted work announced on: Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Accepted work submitted for publicity: more to follow

Arrival of Artwork: Sunday, November 11th, 2018 from 8-11 am (hand deliver only).

Shipped works to: c/o Jennifer Costello, 450 Harrison Ave ste. 202, Boston MA 02118 – arrive by November 10th.

Installation: Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Opening Reception: more to follow
Exhibition runs: Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Sunday, February 10, 2019

Removal of artwork: Monday, February 11th, 2019 from 8am-9pm


Entry Guidelines:

-Submit up to 3 images on Smarter Entry
-Artwork must professionally wired for hanging, must be for sale and remain on exhibit during the entire show. (Please note: There will be no price changes or image substitutions once the call for entry is closed.)In event of a sale: 90% to Artist, 10 % to NAWAMA

-2-D work (max. 60h x 40w” w/ no min.)
-3-D and wall-hung sculptural work (no min.)Pastel works must be display ready under plexiglass
-Metal or wood frames preferred. Unframed artwork must be finished on all sides.

mid-Nov 2018–mid-Feb 2019