Stay tuned for information on Art by the Bay 2018! 

Duxbury Art Association’s Member Art Show 2017
Duxbury Bay Maritime School
457 Washington St. Duxbury Harbor

Labor Day Weekend 2017

Join us for our Opening Reception at Duxbury Bay Maritime School, Friday September 1st from 6:30-10pm on beautiful Duxbury Bay.

Photo by Fournier & Malloy Photographers

Enjoy cocktails, catered hors d'oeuvres, live music, and fabulous original artwork by our very own DAA member artists. Our 10x10 exhibit is a spectacular collection of artwork created by local artists depicting scenes from "All Around Town".  A selection of these 10 x 10's will be part of the silent auction during  the cocktail party.

Family Fest: DAA's 100th Birthday celebration
Saturday, September 2, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duxbury Bay Maritime School 
Washington Street, Duxbury 

Photo by Fournier & Malloy Photographers

Join us for our special Family Festival to celebrate the Duxbury Art Association’s 100th birthday. Stop by the boat shed to enjoy our ‘Art by the Bay’ Members show, view our 10x10 Exhibit, and engage in a special children’s art scavenger hunt. Also, get ready for fantastic birthday fun, such as balloon art, face painting, a selfie station, an art demonstration, fish printing on cinch bags, a group mural, the Kindness Rock Project, and the DAA Founder’s Cup Fishing Derby & carving class sign ups. Join us for our awards ceremony for the Children’s Gallery, sponsored by our corporate sponsor, Stifel.Come be creative, relax on the porch overlooking the bay, and indulge in a delicious lunch from the ‘Mom on the Go’ food truck plus a birthday highlight at our cupcake decorating station donated by the Mix It Up Kitchen. Don't go home without a favor too! For more information on this event, please contact Tammy Kirk at!

Entry is open to all Duxbury Art Association, members. Membership applications will be available at registration or online at Membership runs from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.


Art Show opens to the public                                                                 Friday September 1st 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Art by the Bay Cocktail Party and 10x10 Silent Auction                  Friday, September 1st 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony                                                                                    Friday, September 1st 7:30 p.m.

Art Show opens to the public                                                                 Saturday, September 2nd 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Family Art Fun Fest                                                                                 Saturday, September 2nd 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Children’s "Best in Show" Award                                                         Saturday, September 2nd Noon

Art Show closes                                                                                        Saturday, September 2nd 1:00 p.m.


Artwork Registration:


All artists will deliver and pick up their artwork at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. 

Wednesday, August 30th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 31st 9:00 – noon

No entries will be accepted after noon on Thursday, August 31st.

Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork (at least one should be for sale). The DAA will retain 30% sales commission. The entry fee is $15 per piece for adults and children are FREE. Entered work may not have been previously exhibited in a DAA show. All artwork must be labeled on the back with Name, address, email, cell, and title of work prior to registration. Children’s art should include age and grade entering. All art work is expected to hang for the duration of the show.


Artwork Pick up:

Saturday, September 2nd 1:00 – 3:30

A permission slip is required by anyone--other than the artist--picking up artwork.

All artwork left after 3:30 on September 2nd, will be transported back to the Duxbury Art Association at The Ellison Center, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA.  A storage fee of $10 per day will be charged for all stored artwork. Any artwork left past October 6th, 2017 becomes the property of The Duxbury Art Association.



Textiles, drawing, pastels, mixed media, printmaking, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, sculpture.

All artwork must not be larger than 48” x 48”, unless pre-approved.  Artwork must be gallery ready for hanging with braided wire, securely attached to the frame, approximately 1/3 of the way down frame. Clip-on frame or saw tooth hangers are NOT allowed.  Inappropriately framed items will not be accepted.

New this year: All children’s artwork done on paper, must be framed. Artwork on gallery wrapped canvas does not need to be framed, but does need to be appropriately wired for hanging (see above).

Sculpture must be accompanied by a pedestal. There is no availability for individual lighting.



Adult category Ages 18 and up

Best in Show - $300

1st Place Watercolor - $75

1st Place Oil - $75

1st Place Acrylic - $75

1st Place Pastel - $75

1st Place Drawing - $75

1st Place Altered Digital Photography - $75

1st Place Sculpture - $75

1st Place Textiles - $75

1st Place Mixed Media - $75

1st Place Printmaking - $75


Children’s category Ages 8 - 17

Best in Show - $100

This year the Children’s Art Show will be judged by the community. Guests visiting the show will be asked to vote on their choice of “Best in Show”. One vote per guest. The artist with the most votes tallied will be awarded $100 for Best in Show.

Voting begins Friday, September 1st at 10:00 a.m. and ends Saturday, September 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Award will be presented during Family Fun Fest at noon kindly sponsored by Stifel.

A special thanks to our Art by the Bay Sponsors

Thank you to our Children's Artwork Sponsor!

Melanie Coffin Jacques

Ruth Gardner Lamere

Walter and Jeannine Stanwood

Brian and Kim Murphy

Karin and Peter Settel


The Meyer Family

Charlotte Queeny

Borhek Insurance, Inc.

Anne Henning Gallery

ISP Advisors

Morgan and Barbara LaMarche

Fred and Barbara Clifford

Edward and Charlotte Vena

CertaPro Painters

Thank you for our in kind contributors!

Merry Oysters

Consider the Lilies

Snug Harbor Gallery

Duxbury Bay Maritime School

Waterfront Realty

Meghan McClure Interiors

ELQ Design

Scott Doyle

Andy Fariello

Derek Gage

Deni Johnson

Madison Editions

Scott Thrasher Builders