Call For Artists

New Bedford Open Studio (NBOS) has a great deal to celebrate after ten years of providing exciting city-wide open studio events. What started out as a holiday studio sale at 21 Cove Street has grown into multiple open studio dates each year. Throughout the year, NBOS members are involved with many creative endeavors throughout New Bedford. To have even more of a presence throughout the year, NBOS has just signed on as an AHA! programming partner. Mediumstudio in New Bedford has given NBOS a new look for our next decade by redesigning the NBOS website, which can be seen at This new site not only has information on how to navigate the fall Open Studios Events, but it also provides an important cultural link to artists and art events throughout the year.

This year there are two open studio weekends planned. The first will be the weekend of October 4 – 5 at NBOS South Celebration and Sale at the Orchard and Kilburn Street Studio Buildings. NBOS North Celebration and Sale and Open Studios will take place on November 21 – 23 at Hatch Street Studios and Ropeworks Studios.

All artists who live, work or have exhibited their work in New Bedford are invited to participate in NBOS events and shows by becoming members. Some of the additional benefits to membership include an individual website page with space for multiple images as well as your artist information and resume and invitations to social and educational events. Membership applications are available on the NBOS website under the “join NBOS” tab. The fee for a yearly membership is $50 if paid by September 1 and $60 after September 1. Payments and applications can be submitted on the NBOS website or can be mailed to: New Bedford Open Studios/SFSEMA, 695 Pleasant St., P.O. Box 8276, New Bedford, MA 02742. For more information, call Karen Snyder at 508-287-8477.

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