Registration for Artists is now open!
Artists who live, work or are affiliated with the art community in Lexington please join us for the Sixth Annual Lexington Open Studios, sponsored by the Coalition of Lexington Artists. This year's event will take place on April 26 & 27, 2014, 11-5 PM. Building on the past four years of success, Lexington affiliated artists are invited to open their studios. There will be shared community space at the Munroe Center for the Arts on a first-come first-serve basis for an additional cost. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society will have public space available for Society members. We encourage artists with their own studios to invite other artists to join with them. (Open Studio visitors often favor clusters of artists in one space for traveling convenience.)
late fee after
Tuesday, January 15, 2014. Final Deadline Midnight January 31, 2014.

BONUS OPPORTUNITY! Sign up by November 30th and graphic designers will choose images for LOS promotional material from artists early to register!

There is a simple 3-step online process to register:

Complete the Online Registration Form. The form can be submitted to us without mailing any paper! Please be aware that you may exhibit either under your name, your artist business name, or as an arts organization. However, you must be certain that payments and images are submitted under the same name. If you have friends who might want to participate in Open Studios, but do not have internet access paper application forms can be obtained at Munroe Center for the Arts or the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society.
  Fill out the registration form online:

     
Pay Registration Fee Online. The registration fee for 2014 is $45 for each individual, artists business or arts organization. All registration materials including fee must be received by January 15, 2014. There will be a late fee of $25 for any materials received after January 15. Final Deadline Midnight January 31, 2014. The registration fee covers promotion, regional advertising and inclusion of your studio on 1. the LOS website 2. the map of studio locations being distributed to more than 13,000 Lexington homes and 3. a looping slideshow with 3 images from each participating artistsdisplayed at Lexington's Cary Memorial Library in the weeks leading up to the LOS event. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may mail a check payable to “Lexington Artists Open Studios” to Judith Cooper, 9 Jean Road, Lexington, MA 02421. Please note on your Paypal or check the name that you will use to exhibit. Registration fees are nonrefundable.
 
Please select your fee from the drop-down menu and then click "Add to Cart":
     
Email Images of Your Work to lexingtonopenstudios@gmail.com. We require at least 1 PROFESSIONAL QUALITY digital image of your work for promotional purposes. You may submit up to three professional quality digital images. If you do not know how to take a professional image, please find someone who can or refer to this link: http://www.cambridgeart.org/jpeg-tips/. Each artist will have one image displayed on our web site and on the map of events. They must be saved in jpg format at 300 dpi, 1200 pixels on the widest dimension. Once images are sized properly the image file should be “saved as” using the same name you want to exhibit under. if you are exhibiting as a business, use the business name, the number 1, 2, 3 and the year 2014. If you are exhibiting under your own name, label images with your last name, first initial, the number 1, 2, or 3 and the year 2014.
Example: Smith_K_1_2014.jpg.

  Need Assistance Photographing Your Artwork? This year we provided two options:  
  1. A Workshop: How to Photograph Your Artwork will be offered on a date TBD in Fall 2013.
  2. You can have three pieces of your artwork professionally photographed: by appointment. Fee: $75.00. Contact Zoe Perry-Wood by email: zoe[at]zoeperrywood.com to sign up for the workshop or photo session.
 

  All images should be emailed to: lexingtonopenstudios@gmail.com
  Please be certain you agree to the following conditions for exhibiting:  
 
  • I am responsible for insurance coverage for property, artwork, visitor injury liability, etc. during LOS. I shall emdemnify and hold harmless Lexington Artists Open Studios and the owner of any host site for any and all claims of injury or other damage caused to my artwork or the premises.
  • I will supply all needed fixtures for display of my artwork.
  • I will be present in my studio space or in the Community Space for the duration of Open Studios (except as described in writing along with this application) or organize a studio sitter.
 
     

Volunteer to Ensure Open Studios is a Success
Lexington Open Studios is an all volunteer effort. Team leads have been meeting monthly throughout the year to coordinate all the planning required to execute the event. We ask that each artist participant make at least a small contribution of time to help us meet our goal of having an even more successful event this year. You are invited to attend any Lexington Open Studios meetings to discuss PR, design, logistics, how to promote our work, and how to have a good time together. Once you’ve sent us your registration or request for more information, and we have your email address, we’ll include you in our notices of meetings.

Thank you! We look forward to this shared experience!

 
   
   
   
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lexington Council for the Arts,
a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.