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Lowell: My Hometown

In Conjunction with the 2022 James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Art Award

Entry Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2022

Approx. Exhibition Dates AT THIS TIME: Thursday, June 9 – Monday, August 1, 2022
Deadline for Entries: Monday, May 2, 2022
Notification by: Monday, May 9, 2022
Drop Off: Wednesday, June 1-3, 2022
Pick Up: Monday, August 8, 2022

Description: The prestigious James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Art Award was established in 2010 to recognize an individual or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, innovation, and the promotion of the visual arts
both locally and internationally. The Whistler House Museum of Art invites you to showcase your artwork in conjunction
with this prominent event, which will take place at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center (ICC) on Friday, June 24. Submitted work will be considered to hang as a special exhibition at the UMass Lowell ICC for a two-week period, and then continue in the Parker Gallery. Please note that space in the exhibition is limited, and the submission of artwork does not guarantee acceptance.


The recipient of the 2022 James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Art Award is community activist, humanitarian, and philanthropist, Nancy L. Donahue. Nancy has been a huge supporter of the Whistler House Museum and has always advocated for the arts in the city of Lowell, which has had a fascinating history and a new and bright future.


Exhibit Criteria: We seek works in all mediums that showcase the city of Lowell and all it has to offer. New Works are encouraged.

Jurors: Whistler House Museum of Art Curatorial Staff and Exhibitions Committee
Entry Fee: Members $30 / Non-members can receive a reduced 50% entrance fee of $15 if they become a new artist member for $40 ($55 total).  All artists must be current with their dues in order to participate. Please mail all checks to:
Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen Street,
Lowell, MA 01852
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Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01852

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