September 12 - October 7


September 12th – October 6th, 2018


Opening Reception: September 13th, 2018 from 6-8pm

Join us in celebrating arts in the community for our Annual Open Arts Juried Show! From photography to oils; landscapes to abstracts, we welcome all mediums and subjects! We created this show to let the artists in our community experiment with unlimited range and to share the amazing artistic talent found in our MetroWest neighborhoods. Our guest judges were chosen by their wide range of mediums and for their involvement with the arts community.

Submission process: 

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  • Between September 4-6th, 2018 artists can drop off 1-3 works of any medium to Gallery160. Hours are 10am-6pm.
  • Artwork must follow the gallery rules and guidelines to be accepted. Any work that does not follow the guidelines will automatically be disqualified. 
  • Submission form must be handed in to the Gallery Coordinator at the time of drop off.
  • All artwork must be labeled with the title of the piece and the name of the artist.
  • Jury will review all works on September 7th
  • Artists will be notified via email to whether or not they were accepted for the show.
  • Any works not included in the show must be picked up at the time decided on by the gallery
  • Any questions email

Guest Judges:

Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald is a tenured professor of art at Framingham State University where he has been a member of the faculty since 2006. He received a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Rhode Island in 1983 and his M.F.A. in Painting from East Tennessee State University in 2005. He has exhibited his work nationally in several solo and group exhibitions. His art practice explores the nature of drawing through a variety of processes, materials, and conceptual underpinnings, most recently, applying drawing to listening. Mr. McDonald lives in Fitchburg, MA with his wife, poet & playwright, Elizabeth Gordon and their several animal friends.

Cory Munro Shea

Cory Munro Shea is a working Artist and Arts Administrator residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a practicing artist, for the last ten years, her artwork has appeared in galleries across New England. Shea is one of the seven artists selected in the 2018 CSArt Share program coordinated by the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Arts Council.

In 2016 Shea received her Masters in Art Administration from Boston University. Winter of 2018, Shea was appointed as the Director of Maud Morgan Arts Center. MMA is a non profit visual art center that offers art related programs for all ages. Students work with some of Boston’s finest professional artists in studios designed for ceramics, printmaking, painting/drawing, and sculpture.

Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson

Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson is a fine art photographer. Her work is mainly autobiographical and self-reflective; each image relies on visual codes and symbolism often portraying themes of identity, memory, dreams and the sacred feminine. Claudia studied Communications at Universidad de Lima, and Professional Photography at Kodak Interamericana de Perú. She has her own commercial portrait business as well as a fine art practice based in Framingham, MA. She currently teaches photography at the Newton Community Education. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe including the Griffin Museum of Photography, Danforth Art Museum, Fountain Street Gallery and the Cambridge Art Association Galleries.


Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-6pm, Also open during feature shows to ticket holders.

**All artwork for sale, please call Amazing Things for prices: 508-405-2787. A portion of proceeds go to our Galleries, but the majority goes to supporting local artists!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashland, Hollison, & Natick Cultural Councils, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency