Call for Art: 2023 Inside-Out Gallery Show

Somerville Open Studios, the Somerville Arts Council, and the Inside-OUT Gallery (the Davis Square CVS display windows) once again welcome seasoned members and newcomers alike to submit pieces for the annual SOS members’ exhibit. While all works will be considered, we do encourage applicants to respond to this year’s theme.

SOS 2023 Exhibit Theme: Bounce 

Somerville: a hub of creative energy. It is an active pulse that reflects, engages, and responds to our environment. It is through this mantra that the Somerville Open Studios community has adapted, pivoted, and is now ready to bounce back with its trademark rigor, bringing art to the masses.

In the spirit of this theme, we ask applicants to explore ways the art can bounce, reflect, bloom, or change direction. Artists are invited to interpret this theme in a variety of ways– such as lively depictions of urban life, reflective landscapes, playful sculptures, or cerebral abstract explorations. Whatever the medium, we look forward to seeing your creative interpretations.

So, it’s time to bounce back and spring forward into another exciting Somerville Open Studios season. Share your style and your technique in this highly visible art show, on view in the windows of the Davis Square CVS from April 18-May 18, 2023.

This is a closed call for all SOS artists. Please note that this is a juried exhibition and not all submitted work will be accepted. Applicants’ work must be available from April 18- May 18, 2023.

Submission deadline is March 30, 2023.

Work will be taken down on May 17th (weather permitting)

***This is an online application process. Please submit via the Google Form  at 
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Submissions should include:

Up to 5 JPEGs of the available work you would like to show (maximum 1200 pixels in length), and the following information should accompany each image:

  1. Artist name & Contact Info (phone & e-mail)
  2. Title of the piece
  3. Description of Medium
  4. Complete accurate dimensions (length, width, depth, & approximate weight)

When choosing work to submit please keep in mind that each panel of the display space has the following dimensions:

  • Height – 7.5′
  • Depth – 16″
  • Width – 3’ and 5”

For questions, contact Heather at and include “Inside-OUT Call to SOS 2024Artist Members” in the message header.

Heather Balchunas
Office Manager/Art Coordinator
Somerville Arts Council