Call for Art 2016

“This is What Artists Look Like – 2016

Deadline extended!!! Submissions will now be accepted through Wednesday June 29th 2016.
Portsmouth Historical Society is now accepting submissions for its upcoming “This is What Artists Look Like – 2016” exhibition. Photographer Jay Goldsmith is teaming up with the Historical Society for the second year to host this widely popular exhibition. The selected artists will be photographed by Goldsmith in their studios. The portraits will be on display at the Discover Portsmouth Gallery from November – December 2016. Each chosen artist will have one or two works of art accompanying their portrait.

A wedding and family portrait photographer by trade, Goldsmith uses a unique printing process. Goldsmith’s technique is an homage to the days of crisp black and white images and hand-made prints. He starts with an 1873 invention known as the platinum-palladium process. In a dimly lit room, the photographer brushed the chemical emulsion onto French watercolor paper.

Submissions must be received by Wed, June 29, 2016. Selected artists will be notified shortly after the submission process and required to drop off works Monday October 31. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 4, from 5-8 pm during Art ‘Round Town. The exhibition will run through December 23. Discover Portsmouth is located at 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH and is open daily from 9:30 am-5 pm. For details call 603-436-8433 or email

Submission Guidelines:

  • Each artist is asked to submit a submission form, CV, Artist Statement and four image works they wish to be included in the exhibition. Download a printable PDF of the Submission form. Or fill out the online form (see link below)
  • Artists must be currently living and/or working in the greater seacoast area
  • All art must be for sale
  • Previously selected artists are not eligible. However artists who are not selected for the current year are encouraged to re-submit for future shows.

Online Submission Form

Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle St., Portsmouth NH