The James Library Launches Premiere Spring Juried Art Show

Open call for artist submissions March 1 through 3, Exhibit Opening Reception on March 8 – The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, is premiering a new Spring Juried Art Exhibition, calling for submissions from artists who create across all mediums to be on display at 24 West Street, Norwell. The show’s opening reception will be held on Friday, March 8, from 6 to 8 pm. Visitors are welcome to attend the opening, or view the works on display during business hours through April 12. The event is sponsored by The Frame Center in Hanover.

Artists wishing to submit pieces can drop off in person at the James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street in Norwell, from March 1 through 3 during business hours. A submission fee of $10 per entry or three entries for $25 is payable at drop off, with a limit of six entries per artist. Jury selection by Beth Urdang of Beth Urdang Gallery of Boston and Wellesley takes place on Monday, March 4.  All works selected for the show will be posted at on Monday, March 4 by 8 pm. Honors of Best in Show, second place, third place, and four honorable mentions will be awarded with cash prizes for the top three selections.

Beth Urdang Gallery is one of Boston’s leading exhibition galleries focusing on contemporary American paintings, works on paper and important secondary market works of the American Modernist period (1915-1945). Prior to opening the gallery on Newbury Street in Boston in 1989, Beth Urdang graduated with a BFA and MA in Painting and subsequently worked in New York as the Associate Director of the Zabriskie Gallery and served as the Director of Jeffrey Hoffeld & Co. from 1973 to 1984.

After 25 years, Urdang’s Newbury Street gallery has relocated to SoWa Arts District in Boston’s South End. The Wellesley gallery is located at 16 Grove Street. In addition to outstanding solo exhibitions of contemporary art, theme exhibitions of museum quality – often spanning the period 1915 to present day – are a unique aspect of the gallery. 

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About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.