Hidden in Plain Sight

Thank you to all the participants!

Exhibit Overview: This show featured within the Wayland Library’s annual Wayland Reads program. As the 2017 program highlighted book selections that concerned the Gardner Museum heist and other art-based crimes, Arts Wayland “framed” its show title within this greater programmatic theme.

The Wayland Library has designated display areas throughout its main level in which the work was displayed.

The show ran March 17th through March 23rd, 2017, with a public reception after-hours on Friday, March 17th from 7-9pm.

Interpretation: Artists were invited to interpret the show theme in a manner of their choosing.


Eligibility: Open to current members of Arts Wayland, as well as non-members. Members may submit up to two images for consideration, at no fee. Non-members may submit one image, for a $10.00 fee. All submissions must have been completed within the past five years and not have been included in prior Arts Wayland exhibits.

Submitting your Work: All submissions must be submitted digitally. To submit your work, send a high-quality, 300-dpi .jpg or PDF to artswaylandexhibits@gmail.com by March 2nd. Your message must include the following information:
artist’s name (as you’d like it to appear in show materials)
artwork title
date created
framed dimensions
selling price (if applicable)
Your contact info: Full name, mailing address, phone number, email address
Your website/social media (if applicable).
Submission grants Arts Wayland permission to photograph and/or publish your work for publicity purposes.

Submission fees: (for non-members) must be submitted online - See payment option on this page

Selection Process: The event organizers will review all submissions and announce selections by 9pm on March 6th. Acceptance to the show is not guaranteed. The exhibit space allows for mainly small to medium sized works, with a few additional locations for larger works. Accepted works will be chosen by the event organizers, based upon space considerations and adherence to show theme. Subject matter must support the welcoming environment of the public library space. Final selections are made at the discretion of the event organizers. All decisions are final.

Preparing work for display: All work must be display-ready and wired to hang. No sawtooth hangers or clip frames. Smaller works should not exceed 20” in width, while maximum framed dimensions for larger works may not exceed 40”.

Selling work: Artworks may be for sale. 20% of any sales will be collected by the Wayland Library. Arts Wayland suggests an additional donation of 10% (members) or 20% (non-members) of any sales, to assist with exhibition costs.

Contact: Questions or comments may be directed to artswaylandexhibits@gmail.com or pete@petermcurran.com.

Important Dates:

     Digital Submission Deadline: March 2nd by midnight

     Notification of Selections: March 6th by 9pm

     Drop-Off at AW: March 15th (time TBD)

     Installation: March 16th

     Reception: March 17th from 7-9pm

     De-install and Pick-Up: Saturday, March 25, 10am to noon

     Alternate Pick-Up: Contact Arts Wayland