NHIA Call for Entries for 2015 Biennial Exhibition

Jennifer Robertson on 10.16.15

New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce the opening date for the 2015 Biennial Exhibition. The Biennial Exhibition is a national juried exhibition for artists working in photography, printmaking, painting and drawing. NHIA is officially calling for entries into the exhibition which will be on display in the French Building Gallery, 148 Concord St, Manchester NH from December 3 to January 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The juror for this years exhibit will be Sarah Montross, Associate Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. From 2012-2015, Sarah was the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art where she organized exhibitions including Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas (exhibition catalogue published by MIT Press, 2015) and Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists (2013). She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her dissertation focused on the work of Chilean Juan Downey and Argentine Jaime Davidovich, two new media and performance artists from Latin America who lived and worked in NYC from the 1960s onward.


For any artists who wishes to submit entries, there is a $35 fee for up to three pieces



Deadline to Enter: October 21, 2015

Acceptance Notification: October 30, 2015

Delivery Deadline: November 18, 2015 (Local and National)

Opening Reception: December 3, 2015 5-7pm

Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2015 - January 11, 2016 (French Building)

Return of Work Deadline: January 18, 2016 (Local and National)



If you’d like to submit your work, please log on to www.callforentry.org, Participants will need to set up an account, which is free. When your account is set up, simply search for "New Hampshire Institute of Art:  2015 Biennial,” and follow their instructions. 

All questions about calls for entry should be referred to Gallery Director Andrew Lucas (alucas@nhia.edu).


About New Hampshire Institute of Art

Since 1898 the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) has remained committed to its original mission of engaging students, artists, scholars, and the community in the arts through quality education, outreach, and access to creative resources, with a focus on the present and a vision on the future. NHIA is a non-profit, independent college that offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Art degree programs in Art Education, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography. NHIA also offers two-year Master of Arts in Art Education, and Master of Fine Art programs in Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Art, and Writing for the Stage and Screen in addition to serving over 1,500 students annually through its community education programs. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire. 

NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information visit www.nhia.edu.