Winchester Riverwalk Call for Art

Artists are invited to submit up to three works for consideration to be included in the inaugural year of outdoor sculpture installations along the Riverwalk Path, a 1-mile walk around Judkins and Mill Ponds and along the Aberjona River. We welcome realistic, abstract, figurative, kinetic and minimalist works of art that explore the theme of “water” and the natural world. Winchester was originally known as Waterfield, a reference to the many ponds as well as the river which bisects the town center.

Four sculptures will be chosen and artists will receive a $2000 stipend for a 1 year loan of each work.

Exhibition Dates

Call for Entry: April 1 through May 5, 2023

Notice of Acceptance: June 30, 2023

Installation: September 29, 2023

Opening Reception/Artist Talks: mid-October 2023, TBD

Sculpture Sites

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Riverwalk exhibition and application process:
Monday, April 10, 5-6pm: Virtual Information Session
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 896 1010 7934
Passcode: 658701

In-person site visits are always welcome.


  • Sculptures should be suitable for long-term, outdoor exposure, fabricated and installed in a viewer-safe manner.
  • Sculptures should be installed in a manner that is sensitive to the natural environment.
  • Artists will be responsible for any maintenance required during the exhibition.
  • Works should not exceed 10 feet in height. A concrete pad up to 6′ x 6′ will be provided, if desired, or a gravel or woodchip base.
  • Artwork should not be intended to be climbed upon or require much physical interaction.
  • It should be understood that this is a town-sponsored exhibit, so the work should be thought of in terms of a small town center, rather than an art museum. Additionally, politicized works will not be welcome.

Additional Information

  • Only original artworks will be accepted.
  • Artists may not withdraw accepted works or substitute accepted works.
  • Artwork will be delivered by the artist.
  • All accepted entries and winners will also be displayed on the New England Sculptors Association’s website (
  • No artwork may be removed prior to the closing of the exhibit. Images of work may be used by the Town of Winchester and NESA without notifying the artist or their agent.
  • Works will have plaques with identifying information.
  • Artwork will be insured by the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester for WCD for the duration of the loan, excluding general liability for installation and de-installation.

This is a Members-Only call.


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  • $20 for up to 3 artworks (1 image per piece)


  • 75% to the artist, 25% to NESA
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