Open Sky Community Services Whitin Mill 2023 Call for Entries

Exhibition Dates

January 13 through February 24, 2023

This is a Members-Only call for art for an indoor and outdoor exhibition at the Whitin Mill in Whitinsville, MA. Approximately 25 to 30 works will be shown inside the Mill and six or seven works will be shown in their outdoor exhibition space. 


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  • $15 for up to 3 artworks (1 image per piece)


  • 40% commission fee: 30% to OSCS and 10% to NESA


  • There will be 3 People’s Choice awards decided by popular vote. (1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100)


The exhibition will be juried by Cristi Collari, Director of Community Outreach, Open Sky Community Services.


  • Only original art works may be submitted.
  • Accepted works must remain in the exhibition until the exhibition closes.
  • Images of the accepted works may be used by NESA or OSCS for advertising, promotional, or marketing purposes.
  • Insurance will be provided by Open Skys Community Services.
  • Due to space limitations, indoor works may not exceed 36″ in diameter.
  • Works do not need to be for sale. Sold works may be included.
  • All application fees are non-refundable


The Alternatives’ Whitin Mill Complex is situated on a 1+ acre parcel abutting the Mumford River and the Ring Shop Dam. It includes five buildings totaling 32,000 square feet, including one of the earliest cotton mills in New England. Open Sky Community Services provides services and supports to more than 5,000 adults, young adults and youth with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, brain injury, substance use disorders or other complex challenges.

Open Sky Alternative’s Whitin Mill

50 Douglas Road

Whitinsville, MA 01588


September 5, 2022 Call opens
October 22, 2022 Call Closes
October 31, 2022 Artists notified
November 1 - November 11, 2022 Times to be arranged Outdoor Installation
January 3 - January 7, 2023 Indoor Sculpture Drop Off
January 13, 2023 5:30 - 7:30pm Opening Reception
February 24, 2023 5:30 - 7:30pm Closing reception and Announcement of People's Choice Awards
February 24, 2023 9am - 4pm/ February 25, 2023 11am - 2pm De-installation

Exhibitions Open to Active Members Only.
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