2019 Hermann Gallery Exhibitions and Opening Receptions

 Click here for Submission Guidelines for both juried and non-juried exhibitions. LANDRAU-PARTAN GALLERY:  Exhibitions in this gallery are by invitation. Ideas for exhibitions can be submitted to director@falmouthart.org for consideration by the Exhibition Committee. SIGEL GALLERY: This gallery is for rent by individual members or small groups of members.  Contact the executive director at director@falmouthart.org for more information.  


Transitions (January 4 -28, 2019)
Transitions Reception: January 11, 2019 4-6 pm

(Theme:  New Beginnings-Transition to the New Year) Up to two pieces per artist. Receiving: January 2, 2019 Pick up: January 29, 2019 Transitions: The new year is a time for fresh starts. We try to give up what’s not working for us, and stretch our wings. Share new ideas, a new medium, or simply, how you express the idea of transition in your work.


Portraits and Figures   (February 1 – 25, 2019)
Portraits and Figures Reception: February 8, 2019 4-6 pm

Up to two pieces per artist. Receiving:  January 29, 2019 Pick up: February 26, 2019


Spring Cleaning     (March 1 – 25, 2019)
Spring Cleaning Reception: March 8, 2019 4-6 pm

(Theme:  Mixed Media – Found or reused materials) up to 2 pieces per artist. Receiving: February 26, 2019 Pick up: March 26, 2019 Have you been looking to make something with all those wonderful “somethings” you have stashed away in your studio? Is it time to give new life to a painting that needs revisiting? We invite you to take what’s stashed in boxes and think outside the box.


Fact or Fantasy  (March 29 – April 29, 2019)
Fact or Fantasy Reception: April 5, 2019 4-6 pm

(in honor of April Fools Day) up to 2 pieces per artist. Is it a trick of the eye? Trompe l’oeil? Visual puns? Or a vision of the world in your mind’s eye? In honor of April Fool’s Day, but up for the whole month. Receiving: March 26, 2019 Pick up: April 30, 2019


Open Juried Photography Exhibition (May 3 – 27, 2019)


Juried Photography Show Awards Reception: May 10, 2019 5-7 pm

Digital Entry Only Website Submission deadline:  March 4 To read the Prospectus, click here. Entry at https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/falmouthart Receiving of Accepted Works: April 30, 2019 Pick up: May 28, 2019


Artistic Influences  (May 31 – June 24, 2019)
Artistic Influences Reception:  June 7, 2019 5- 7 pm

Receiving: May 28, 2019 Pick up:  June 25, 2019 What inspires you? We ask you to look towards another art form or source of inspiration, be it dance, science, literature, or music, and create work inspired by this source. Provide your inspirational source and we will include it on the label.

Summer Juried Show (June 28 – July 29, 2019) Summer Juried Exhibit Awards Reception:  July 5, 2019 5-7 pm

Digital Entry Only All media except photography. For Prospectus, click here. Entry at: https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/falmouthart Online Submission Deadline:  May 6, 2019 Receiving of accepted works: June 25, 2019 Pick up: July 30, 2019



Members’ Blue Ribbon Exhibition  (August 2 – August 26)
Member’s Blue Ribbon Reception: August 9, 2019 5-7 pm

One piece per member artist.  This show is not juried; however, selected pieces will receive a “blue ribbon” award. Receiving: July 30, 2019 Pick up:  August 27, 2019

Autumn Juried Show  (August 30 – September 23, 2019) Juror: Joe Diggs

  • Featuring “Petals and Palettes” – A Collaboration with the Falmouth Garden Club (members create artistic floral arrangements to accompany works of art in the exhibit)
  • This show is for all mediums and has no theme. There is no limit to submissions by each artist, but the juror will only select one piece per artist unless an exception is made. Click here for exhibition guidelines.
  • About Joe Diggs:
    Some of Mr. Diggs many accomplishments include an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, one person exhibitions at the Fine Arts Work Center and Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and participation in many group and juried exhibitions – including the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, the Cotuit Center and the Guyer Barn. He is currently an art instructor for the Cotuit Center and the Department of Youth Services. Gallery representations are the Berta Walker Gallery on Provincetown and Wellfleet and Webster and Co. in Boston.
    Painting for him is magic. If he has plans for a painting, he strategically makes it happen. Other times, the approach to the canvas is on a pure emotional level by letting the paint flow freely. Mr. Diggs’ work is described by Berta Walker, gallery owner, as unique, revealing vulnerability and truth through luscious movement of the paint, whether expressing his feelings and observations of the land, sea or love of jazz. In his own words, he wants his work to invoke thoughts and emotions that will take the viewer on a visual journey. Painting has always been his platform, his voice, to celebrate the positives in life, as well as truths of racism based on personal experiences.

Autumn Juried Show Awards / Petals and Palettes Reception: September 6, 2019 5-7 pm

All media welcome. Receiving: August 27, 2019 Pick up:  September 24, 2019

List of Accepted Works and Awards


Abstract Juried/Non-Representational Show (September 27 to October 28, 2019)
Abstract Juried/Non-Representational Show Awards Reception:   October 4, 2019 5-7 pm

Abstract Art: art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. It can be a painting, sculpture, assemblage, video or installation. It must not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world. It stands on its own and gains its meaning from the viewer’s interpretation. All media welcome.

Receiving: September 24, 2019 Pick up:  October 29, 2019
Juror: Suzanne Packer

Suzanne M. Packer, is the recipient of the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s 2018 Artist Muse Award honoree for outstanding contributions to the Museum and art community. Known for her colorful still life oil paintings and her white-line woodblock prints, she now shows her recent abstract oil paintings which have been inspired by her days spent painting the various water views on Cape Cod.

Then and Now – Historical Perspective (November 1 to 18, 2019)
Then and Now Reception:   November 8, 2019 5-7 pm

This show is open to artists who have been members of the Falmouth Artist’s Guild/ Falmouth Art Center for at least 10 years.

Receiving: October 29, 2019 Pick up: Tuesday November 18, 2019 (This is a shorter than usual exhibit)

A Historical Perspective of The Falmouth Art Center: Are you a long time member (10+ years)? We want to celebrate your contribution to making this organization what it is in 2019, and our contribution to shaping you as an artist. We are all much different than when The Artist’s Guild first found a home in the Poor House. Please share two works. Please bring in one work of art made at least ten years ago, and one done in the past year to be displayed near one another. We will celebrate growth and change.




Holiday Market: 
(Hermann and Landrau-Partan Galleries). Members only–drop off 2 pieces of framed artwork on November 19. 

Also note that the following exhibit, open to members, will be displayed in the Sigel Gallery:

“Small Works” : (size limitation for artwork tbd) Members only. Submit up to 2 pieces.

Receiving: MONDAY December 2, 2019 Pickup: MONDAY December 23, 2019