Focus on Figures

Loading Events

« All Events

Focus on Figures

April 6 - May 2

North River Arts presents

“Focus on Figures”


Focus on Figures is our annual celebration of the art of the figure. This is an open show invite to all artists to submit work in any medium to be exhibited in our historic GAR Hall. A series of events including a two-day workshop, a drop-in figure session and a portrait demonstration have been scheduled during the run of this exhibit.

Deadline for Entries: Tuesday March 5, 2024 at Midnight

Online Entry: The entry form, digital images and payment of entry fee must be submitted to ShowSubmit.com. We suggest you go to ShowSubmit.com in advance to set up an account, if you don’t already have one, and familiarize yourself with the entry process. 

    • Artists can submit up to 5 pieces
    • Membership is not required for entry 
    • Cost $25 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry (up to 5 total)


    • All forms of artwork are allowed
    • All artwork must be originally created and is the original artist’s work from conception through execution. The artwork must not be a copy of likeness of another’s work or derived from a published painting, drawing, photograph, digital image or print.
    • No size restrictions, within reason. For very oversize or heavy pieces, please contact us before submitting.
    • Submissions of artwork done during the course of an in-person or online workshop or class is not permitted.
    • Work must not have been previously exhibited in a North River Arts exhibition, including satellite galleries.
    • Work does not need to be for sale.
    • All 2D work must be framed or gallery wrapped (finished edges) and wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers.
    • Sculptors must provide their own pedestals. 
    • Work deemed unsuitable will not be accepted or hung

Important Dates

    • March 5 @ Midnight – Deadline for Entries
    • March 12 – Acceptance Notifications 
    • March 27, 6-8pm OR March 30, 11am-2pm – Drop Off Artwork 
    • April 6, 6-8pm – Opening and Awards Ceremony, awards at 7:30PM. 
    • April 6 – May 2 – Exhibition Dates, Exhibition posted online to NorthRiverArts.org
    • April 6 and 7, 9am-4pm/Daily – Workshop with Diane Rappisi
    • May 4, 11am-2pm, OR May 6, 6-8pm – Pick Up Artwork

Sales: Members charged a 40% commission and non-members charged 50%. Payment to artists will be within 30 days of exhibition closing. All artwork must remain hung until close of show.

Hand Delivery and Shipping: Information will be provided to artists upon acceptance into the Awards Show.

Judge of Selection and Awards: Diane Rappisi 

Diane Rappisi is a contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Cape Cod colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She works in oil, pastel, charcoal, and graphite. 

Diane is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Masters Circle and served on its Board of Directors from 2016-2021.  She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the Maryland Pastel Society, and also holds memberships in the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Oil Painters of America, and the Pastel Society of Colorado.  Her work resides in numerous private and public collections across the US, in New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands, and selected pieces have been published for the National Park Service in Glen Echo, MD.


April 6
May 2
Event Category:


North River Arts Society
157 Old Main Street
Marshfield, MA 02051 United States
+ Google Map
781 837 8091
View Venue Website