The Duxbury Art Association Board of Trustees would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of our 2017 Winter Juried Show!

- To the incredibly talented group of artists who submitted their work to be considered for entry to our most prestigious annual show,
- To our very generous event contributors, sponsors, and underwriters for supporting this wonderful tradition
- To our amazing friends at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury for your guidance, assistance, and for hosting us once again on your beautiful campus
- To our judges: Crystal Duell, Jenny Kelley, Mike Donovan, Cindy Vallino, and Craig Bloodgood for selecting an extraordinary and inspirational collection of works from over 400 submissions
- To Ellen MacKenzie Catering, Snug Harbor Wine, and Four Strings ensemble for providing exceptional food, wine, and entertainment at our awards reception
- And, to Destinie Ryan, Liz Queeny, and every single volunteer who helped us meet the challenge of our first major event since we transitioned to a 100% volunteer-run organization
Congratulations to the entrants and award winners, and a very heartfelt Thank You! to all of you for your dedication, support, and invaluable help kicking off our 100th anniversary year with a fabulous Winter Juried Show!  You inspire us beyond words.
With gratitude,
~ The Duxbury Art Association Board of Trustees

Winter Juried Show  The Annual Winter Juried Show is a prestigious art exhibition presented at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury. The show encompasses artwork in all mediums by New England artists predominantly from the Metropolitan Boston, South Shore, North Shore and Cape Cod areas.  The Winter Juried Show is exhibited in the Ture Bengtz Gallery at The Art Complex Museum, 186 Alden Street, in Duxbury.
Feb 5th - April 23rd at the Art Complex Museum, 196 Alden St. Duxbury.
Hours are Wed-Sun 1-4pm. Free and Open to the Public.

 Thank You WJS Underwriters!

Thank You WJS Sponsors!

Borhek Insurance 

The Meyer Family

The Matthews Family

Kim and Brian Murphy

Peter and Meredith Murphy

WJS Sponsorship Opportunities still remain:  Learn More
Click here for a list of accepted artwork.
Click here for a printable Prospectus: Winter Juried Show 2017 Prospectus




Entry is open to all artists. Duxbury Art Association (DAA) membership is not required.


  • Oil & Acrylic
  • Watercolor
  • Drawing & Pastel
  • Sculpture/3D
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Altered Digital Photography


Work must be original, completed within the last five years, and not previously exhibited in any DAA show. All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped (no clip-on frames or saw tooth hooks) and ready for hanging with a wire. No wet paint, please!

 Size:  The only size limitation is that all work must be able to fit into a standard elevator.  Artists should plan on delivering/carrying work themselves or bring helpers.  Extra volunteers may not be on hand to help with transportation.

Paperwork:  All paperwork is available at registration.  We do not have registration forms and results post cards available online to be filled out beforehand.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Wires:  We’ll remind again:  All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped (no clip-on frames or saw tooth hooks) and ready for hanging with a wire.

Sculpture: Sculpture must be accompanied by a gallery worthy pedestal to ensure that the Juror can view submitted work at the appropriate height. Should the work be accepted, curators may substitute pedestal at the Art Complex Gallery.


Prize money will be awarded as follows: one $750 for Best in Show and $200 for first place in each of the eight categories. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. If there are not sufficient entries in a specific category, prizes will not be awarded in that area. The Award Ceremony at the Closing Reception date will be announced in 2017. All accepted artists are given one(1) ticket for them to attend the Closing Reception.


Fine Art Categories:

Crystal Duell:
Jenny Kelley:
Mike Donovan:

Cindy Vallino:

Craig Bloodgood:


Registration & artwork drop off is at the Duxbury Art Association.

The Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury. (Directions on website:


Thursday, January 12 from 5:00pm -8:00pm

Ellison Center Lobby

Friday, January 13 10:00am to 4:00pm,

Ellison Center Lobby

Snow: Check the DAA website for cancellation information.

Artists will be notified of acceptance status by self-addressed postcard completed at registration. Jurying will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Results postcards will be mailed on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.


Pricing structure for registration fees:

Current 2016/2017 DAA Members: $15 for up to three (3) entries; $20 for four, (4), entries; $25 for five, (5), entries; etc.

Non-Members: $25 for up to three (3) entries; $35 for four, (4), entries; $45 for five, (5), entries; etc.

Membership may be renewed at registration. (DAA Membership year runs from June 1 to May 31. Senior, over 65 & Student, under 21; membership fee is $25; Individual membership fee is $35, Family covers all residents at one address membership fee is $50.)

Artists may enter as many pieces as he/she wishes; however, only one piece per artist will be accepted into the show.

The DAA retains a 25% commission on all work sold. Work need not be for sale. 


We always welcome volunteers to help with this exciting event. If you would like to get involved and have some fun,  contact Destinie Ryan at to sign up!


Artwork not selected for the show must be picked up as follows:

Sculpture/3D: Sunday, January 15, 10am – 1pm at the Ellison Center for the Arts. If someone other than the artist will be picking up the artwork, a written permission slip from the artist is required.

Fine Art: Friday, January 20, 10am – 4pm at the Ellison Center for the Arts, and Saturday, January 21, 10am – 12 pm at the Ellison Center for the Arts. After January 21, a storage fee of $5 per piece, per day will be charged for all artwork. Artwork left over 30 days will become the property of the Duxbury Art Association. If someone other than the artist will be picking up the artwork, a written permission slip from the artist is required.


Sunday, February 5 – Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Under no circumstances may artwork be removed from the show before the close of the show in April 23, 2017.


Sunday, April 23 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Art Complex Museum. Please plan accordingly


Date & details to be announced in 2017.


The DAA’s trained volunteers will handle all artwork with due care; however, we cannot be responsible for loss or damage. The DAA will not be responsible for work not removed at the times indicated. We allow photography of the exhibition. Entry at registration indicates acceptance of all of the above conditions. The DAA may require artists to move/transport their artwork to ensure proper handling.