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Lowell: My Hometown

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Description: The prestigious James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Art Award was established in 2010 to recognize an individual or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, innovation, and the promotion of the visual arts both locally and internationally. The Whistler House Museum of Art invites you to showcase your artwork in conjunction with this prestigious event, which will take place at the Umass Lowell Inn and Conference Center on Wednesday, June 24. Submitted work will be considered to hang as a special exhibition at the Umass Lowell Inn and Conference Center for a two-week period, and then continue in the Parker Gallery. Please note that space in the exhibition is limited, and the submission of artworks does not guarantee acceptance.

The recipient of the 2020 James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Art Award is community activist, humanitarian, and philanthropist, Nancy L. Donahue. Nancy has always been an active supporter of the arts in the city of Lowell, which has a fascinating history and a bright future.

Exhibit Criteria: We seek works in all mediums that showcase the city of Lowell and all it has to offer. New works are encouraged.

Jurors: Whistler House Museum of Art Exhibitions Committee
Entry Fee: Members $30 / Non-members can receive a reduced 50% entrance fee of $15 if they become a new artist member for $40 ($55 total). All artists must be current with their dues in order to participate. Please mail all checks to: Whistler House Museum of Art at 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01852, or pay online via PayPal below. 
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Please mail or drop off all checks to:

Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01852

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