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Loading Dock Gallery
Who We Are: Celebrating Diversity

Loading Dock Gallery announces a juried call for art.

Who We Are: Celebrating Diversity

June 29th through July 31st

Artist Reception, Saturday, July 2, 2022 |  3-5 pm


The Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts is excited to announce this first annual event: Celebrating Diversity: Lowell Has It.    This event is proudly hosted by Loading Dock Arts/Education, Inc. and will take place at Western Avenue Studios, Lowell MA. 


This multi-cultural event will take place July 16th and 17th, 2022 and will feature an art show, live workshops, ethnic music, dance, and fashion.  Additionally we wish to present local film, spoken word, and creative artists.  We’ll welcome many cultural traditions characterized by the people of the Greater Lowell Area.  


The Gallery show “Who We Are: Celebrating Diversity” is the month-long centerpiece of this event. This is a New England Regional show, however, the first look at artist entries will go to artists residing in the Greater Lowell Area.  This will enable them to have the first opportunity to participate in an Art Exhibition that will be presented in conjunction with the multi-cultural event.   This special display will take place for one month, from June 29th through July 31st. and its home will be the expansive Loading Dock Gallery at 122 Western Avenue, Lowell MA.  


Additional consideration is being given to artists who identify as members of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and non-binary communities; populations who have been historically underrepresented in art galleries across New England.  


*To assist in our goal of “celebrating the diversity of the arts” there are a limited number of scholarships available to residents of Lowell and the surrounding communities.  For more information about the scholarship please email


“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”


Eligibility:   Artists 18 and over and residents of New England.



·       Original works only and completed within the last five years--no reproductions

·       Accepted mediums: 2-D and 3-D in all mediums, no videos or projections

·       2-D work no larger than 48” x 48” including frame, must be hang ready with its own hanging hardware – no sawtooth hangers

·       3-D work can be free standing, pedestal or wall mounted. Free standing and pedestal can be no more than 6’ 0” in any one direction and no more than 100 lbs. Wall mounted can be no more than 48” in longest dimension with no more than an 18” profile and 50 lbs.  Attached hardware suitable to support weight.

·       Works judged too fragile or unstable, that differ from the digital image or description, or which are found to not be professionally presented will not be accepted.


Flat Entry Fee:  $30 via PayPal/credit card through Online Juried Shows.   

Discounted entry fee for LDG members and WAS tenants when you check out.

A limited number of scholarships are available for residents of the Greater Lowell Area, for information contact:


Show Entry:  Enter digital images on line at

Images: Minimum: 1    Maximum: 3

Total Media: Minimum:1   Maximum:3


Entries should be in jpeg format, 1920 pixels on the longest side @ 72dpi and under 4mb.  To convert your image to 1920 pixels @ 72dpi, follow this link:  Save the new image to your computer and choose the new file when completing your entry form.  Please name your image with the title of the piece.   Example:    PortraitOfJack.jpeg


Deadline:  Midnight June 8, 2022


Accepted Artists: Will be notified by June 17, 2022 by email to view the results on


Juror:  Gwendolyn Lanier


Gwendolyn Lanier is a visual artist based in Lowell Massachusetts. Lanier received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts/ Tufts University in Boston. Gwendolyn Lanier’s artwork has been on display at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during the 2008 NCECA Conference, the Painted Bride in Philadelphia, and other venues throughout the east and west coast. She is currently a studio artist at The Brush Gallery and Studios in Lowell, an artist member at the Attleboro Arts Museum, and a teaching artist at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence MA.


Drop Off Days and Times:  Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th from noon to 5:30pm and Wednesday through Saturday, June 22 to June 25 from noon to 5:30pm.  Artwork not received by 3:00pm on Sunday, June 26th will not be accepted.  All artwork must be hand delivered.  We will not accept or return shipped work.


Pick Up Days and Times:  Begins Sunday July 31 from 4-6pm and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 1-3 from noon to 5:30pm.  All work must remain on display during the entire exhibit.  Works not picked up by Wednesday, August 3rd will incur a $5/day fee and will not be insured for damage.


Insurance: The Gallery insures objects on loan while at the Gallery.  A $500 deductible applies.  Proof of valuation will be required should a claim be made.  The Gallery will not insure work that has been deemed too fragile, unstable or improperly prepared for hanging and this work will not be accepted into the show.


Photography/Publicity:  Loading Dock Gallery reserves the right to photograph the work for publicity.  Including artist information and likeness.


Sales/Commission:  The Loading Dock Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sales from the exhibition. All pieces must be for sale.

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