Exhibit Information
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WGA Exhibition Information

A set of Entry Rules and Labels for the WGA Annual Open Community Art Exhibition, are mailed to each member. Additional copies for the community can be picked up at assorted locales around the community, and are presented here.

The exhibit coincides with, and is part of
"Woburn's Festival on the Common"
When the November dates are established they will be posted below.


WGA Annual Open Community Art Exhibition, November 24, 2018

All are welcome!
Please read below further, carefully.

for a $5 FEE!
Why don't you send in your application and fee as soon as you get it!

APPLICATION and FEE(s): Have to be sent to WGA prior to: Thursday, November 9, 2018

ARTWORK Delivery Date and Times: Friday, November 23, 4:00 to 6:00PM
Location: First Congregational Church, 321 Main St., Woburn Center, rear entrance
Exhibition Times: Saturday, November 24, 3:00-7:00PM
Artwork must be picked up: Sunday, November 25,12:30-1:30PM

The First Congregational church nor the Woburn Guild of Artists is responsible for any artworks brought in to, during, or after the exhibit.

Entries that do not follow all rules will not be accepted!  No Exceptions!

Entry Rules

Entrants are obligated to follow all rules and regulations for participation in any
WGA Art Exhibition. Below are shown the general rules that must be adhered.

Entrants can be Guild members, non-members, Middle School, or High School students.
Entries must be your original artwork, not copied from anothers artwork or Photograph, and must not have been previously exhibited in a prior WGA judged Guild exhibition.

Entries are limited to three (3) entries for members, and one (1) entry for non-members.

Entry Fees

Member Adults
- One (1) Entry. $10 - Two (2) Entries, $13 - Three (3) Entries $15

Member Students
- Two (2) entries FREE

Non-Member Adults
- One fee of $13 for One (1) entry.

Non-Member Students
- One (1) entry FREE

Category Rules
If there are less than Three (3) artists (not artworks) in a Category (see below), their entries will be forwarded into the next appropriate category, deemed and chosen by the exhibit committee, or will be moved into the Mixed Media category.

Entry Deliveries
and Pick-ups

Artwork must be delivered and
picked-up on the date and times specified above. If your time does not allow you to do either, ask a friend!
Artwork will not be allowed to be removed early.

Any artwork not picked up by the times given, will be charged a $5 per entry, holding fee, paid to the Guild. That fee shall be used toward exhibition expenses.

Exhibitors are totally responsible for their artwork. The Guild does not assume any responsibility or liability for loss, breakage, fire, theft, acts of God, etc


Exhibition Labels

This link provides you with a copy of Exhibition Labels to identify your submitted artwork.
Entry Labels must be filled out completely, legibly, and affixed onto the back of each entry.

Please bookmark the WGA site so it will be easy for you to return!


WGA Exhibition Labels Download


All entry forms and fees must be received prior to the deadline date shown above.
No entry forms will be accepted after the deadline date without the $5 Fee. That artist's and artworks information will not be advertised and set in the Exhibitions Program Booklet

All flat artwork that is to be judged, must be securely wired!
It is suggested to place D Clamps or screw eyes about 1/3 down the back of the frame, with enough artwork hanger wire so that it is not too tight, nor too loose, but firm, as to not show over the top of the frame when hung. That includes Gallery Wrapped Artwork.
Sawtooth clips, or other unprofessional hangers will not be accepted.

Students need only to have their artworks matted, or in a protective professional plastic/mylar artwork covering, but may also be framed as above if desired.

Any artwork that is self sufficient and can stand on its own merit, without leaning on something else is acceptable, but however the Exhibits Chair has the final say.

Unframed Gallery Canvases are accepted, but need to be wired!
All artwork and photographs need to be wired unless it can stand appropriately on its own. All concerns are up to the discretion of the WGA Exhibition Chair.

Mini Art
There will be a special area set up for members only to display and sell any mini-art pieces, card packages, etc.. Please label the items with identification and pricing.
Each sale with MA Sales tax is the responsibility of the artist.


WGA Awards Policy

The Guild hires diversified non-member professional judges for exhibition judging.
Below is shown the WGA awards policy that judges follow when giving the awards.
If the judges feel that they do not deem any notable works in a particular category, it is honored per their discretion. The four ribbons that can be given in each category are;
First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention, if so deserved.

Ribbon Awards
Entries and awards per each Category:
10 or more Artists (not artworks)....4 Ribbons
6-9 Artists.......................................3 Ribbons
4-5 Artists.......................................2 Ribbons
3 Artists..........................................1 Ribbon

- Members may sponsor awards in categories they are not competing in.
- One artist, with more than one entry in a category, may only receive one ribbon
   in that category.
- Members winning the "Special Amateur" award twice, shall be considered
   professional thereafter, in a Woburn Guild of Artists exhibition.
- The Judges shall establish "Best in Show" before awarding any First Place ribbons.
- The Judges are asked to write a critique on all First Place winners, Student and Amateur
   awards, and Best of Show, unless they feel it is necessary or not.

Board Members Award
1 "Student" member Special Award

Voted Awards:
1 "Peoples Choice" Award, awarded by all attendees over the age of 12.
1 "Most Improved" member Award, judged by the Board, if applicable.

Other Special Awards may be added to the exhibit such as a "Sponsors Award".

WGA Exhibition Category Descriptions

Below are the official WGA descriptions and definitions of WGA Exhibition Categories
for any works of art entered into a Woburn Guild of Artists Exhibition.
Please read and understand each one carefully.

Any artwork comprised of using Oil based paint, and oil paint mediums.
It may have a graphite or similar sketch base. May also have an acrylic gesso base
and/or other water base, i.e., Casein, Tempera, etc., only up to its underpainting.

Or, any artwork comprised of acrylic water based paint and assorted water based mediums. It may have a graphite or similar sketch base. It may also have an acrylic gesso base and/or other water base, i.e., Watercolor, etc., only up to its underpainting.


Any artwork comprised of a water based medium, except acrylic, but including
Watercolor, Casein, Tempera, Gouache, etc.


Any handcraft use of one material and a protective medium, either sculptured (added to), or carved (taken from), to obtain a finished piece of artwork. Includes block printing.


Any photographic printed image obtained from the use of any type of camera and format, including digital cameras. The image can only be manipulated, even digitally, as could be done in a photographic wet darkroom.  (see Graphics below)

Graphics - Computer Generated/Manipulated

A photographic, or artistic printed image, that has been manipulated, or devised, using computer software and hardware devices.
Any type of digital manipulation is acceptable.

Dry Media

Any artwork using a stylus or pen type of instrument including Pastel, Chalk, Graphite, Charcoal, Conte, Crayon, Computer Pen, Pastel, and Pen and Ink. It may have a light wash underpainting.

Mixed Media

Any artwork comprised of using more than one medium or materials including jewelery and  handcrafts.. The mix of any two or more categories and/or materials, with the exceptions in the categories noted above that allow a base underpainting..


Any artwork, in any mediums, done by a student.

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