Click here for the Art by the Bay Member Show Award Winners!

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for Cocktail party and Auction Friday night!

Join us for our Opening Reception at
The Ellison Center for the Arts,
Friday August 31st from 6:30-10pm.
Enjoy cocktails, catered hors d'oeuvres, live music, and fabulous original artwork by our very own DAA member artists on display and for sale. Please join us for  a wet paint and silent auction that will directly benefit the Duxbury Art Association and it's members! Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
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Judges have been announced!
Kevin Barrett for sculpture
John Landry for art and Fred Lynch for drawing

Calling All Young Artists!
The Duxbury Art Association wants to show your work during the "Art by the Bay" art show August 31-Sept 2 at The Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA.

Bring one or two pieces of your best work to The Ellison Center for the Arts on Wednesday August 29, 6-9pm or Thursday August 30th, 10am-noon to register.

All pieces on paper must be properly framed and wired for hanging. Art on gallery-wrapped canvas does not need to be framed, but it must be wired for hanging. If you have any questions please contact

Registration is FREE. The young artists gallery show is being underwritten by a generous donation from Stifel.

Prizes will be awarded in each age category (you may choose to not be judged). Prizes are being generously donated by Deni Johnson Photography and Scoops ice Cream
Categories are as follows:

Pre k-k
Grades 1-3
Grades 4-6
Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12 incl graduated seniors


Awards in each category:
1st: $25 Michaels gift card
2nd: $15 Michaels gift card
3rd: $10 Michaels gift card
Honorable mention: (2 per category) Scoops gift card

Judges: Liz Queeny and Jenny Kelley

Viewer's Choice - $75

Guests visiting the show will be asked to vote on their choice for Viewer's Choice. One vote per guest. The artist with the most votes tallied will be awarded $75 for Viewer's Choice.

Voting begins Friday, August 31st at 10:00 a.m. and ends Sunday, September 2nd at 11:00 a.m.




Entry is open to all Duxbury Art Association, members. Membership applications will be available at registration or online at Membership runs from July 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019.



Art Show open to the public                                               Friday August 31st, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Art by the Bay Cocktail Party and Auction                         Friday, August 31st, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony                                                                 Friday, August 31st, 7:30 p.m.

Art Show open to the public                                                Saturday, September  1st 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Art Show open to the public                                                Sunday, September 2nd 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Young Artists Awards                                                           Sunday, September 2nd Noon

Art Show closes                                                                      Sunday, September 2nd, 4:00 p.m.



Art Drop-Off

Wednesday, August 29th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 30th,  9:00 – noon

No entries will be accepted after noon on Thursday, August 30th.

Artists may enter up to two pieces of original artwork (at least one should be for sale). The DAA will retain 25% sales commission. The entry fee is $20 for one or two adult pieces 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 drop-off.

Children’s art should include name, age and grade entering. All art work is expected to hang for the duration of the show.


Artwork Pick up:

Sunday, September 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00pm and Monday September 3rd, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

All artwork left after noon on September 3rd, will be held at 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, 2018 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 40” x 40”, 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 Photography (includes altered and digital)- $75

1st Place Sculpture - $75

1st Place Textiles - $75

1st Place Mixed Media - $75

1st Place Printmaking - $75


Thank you to our generous sponsors, In- Kind Donors and Silent Auction Donors!

Event Sponsors:

The James and Paula Meyer Family

Jim and Becky Garrett

Megan McClure Interiors

The Boudreau Family
 In Kind Donations:
 Scoops Ice Cream

Standish Shore Oysters

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Old Cove Oysters

Kim Murphy

Melanie Jacques

Andy and Mandy Fariello

Silent Auction Donations

Island Creek Oysters

The Brian and Kim Murphy Family

Chestnut Street Grille

Big Y

Stop & Shop, Kingston

Peel Pizza

The Duxbury Deli



Duxbury Pizza

Verdant Jewelry


Judith D. Rossman

Donated Art

Marcia Ballou

Dianne Panarelli Miller

Dianne Panarelli Miller

Susan LeFevre

Tatiana Roulin

Jewon Wee

Renee Mierzejewski

Tommy Colbert