Make a Submission of Artwork

To make a digital submission to either part of the project, please:

  1. Send an email to bostonartsubmissions@gmail.com with you name and contact information
  2. Be sure to specify which part of the project your piece is intended for (i.e. to be given to the a hospital or the police, sold for fundraising efforts, to be made into reproductions for fundraising efforts, or any combination of the above)
  3. Include up to 3 digital images of your submission with a brief description of the piece

We will get in touch with you individually to discuss the finer details of your submission as soon as possible.

For physical submissions of prints and small works, for now please ship them to:

Taylor Mortell

140 Bay State Rd, Box 5194 TOW

Boston, MA

02215

We ask that you please hold onto larger submissions for the Final Exhibition until closer to the date of that exhibition.  As soon as we have a date confirmed we will develop this procedure further.

10 thoughts on “Make a Submission of Artwork

  1. I want to donate this painting in full to helping the victim’s medical bills if possible.

    My name is Evan, and I have been a Boston artist for 3 1/2 years, donating painting to the Childrens Tumor Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. My paintings, on average, raise a little over $1,000. If that can be raised to pay some hospital bills I would be very happy.

    I am a Marine Iraq War Veteran with PTSD and this past week has been rough, for me and others like me. I want to help the people of this town. I have grown to love it here, and do not want to run away. I am an artist, and if I can help someone with my work, then that is why I am here.

    Please let me know If there is anything else I can do.

    • Dear Evan,

      Thank you so much for your submission. Truly. You are our first one.

      I personally think your painting is great- even though it doesn’t follow the “rules” this call for submissions is really open. We very much want to capture individual emotional responses to Monday’s tragic events and I think your painting is a fantastic example of that.

      Thank you for including that information about your background- it makes your piece all the more inspiring. May I ask your permission to feature an image if the painting and this information on the submissions gallery on our website?

      I will be in touch regarding details for dropping it off for the show and details about what venue we secure as they arise. The project is coming together quickly and I’m sure I will have these details for you soon.

      I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your service, thank you for your submission, and thank you for your help. Stay safe.

      All my best,
      Taylor Mortell

  2. I would like to create a fabric collage – Mending Boston – which would invite people to spend time ‘mending’. When the Iraq War started I created a collage inspired by the front page New York Times images of shock and awe. I took the piece to The DeCordova Museum, the Cape Ann Museum, and the Kennedy School of Government where people were invited to simply mend the edges of the forms or add architectural details, people, words. More than fifty people participated.

    • Clara,

      That sounds fantastic. We would love to have pieces in the show that bring the community together through participation and common experience. Thank you so much for reaching out to us and I will be in touch with greater detail tomorrow.

      Best,
      Taylor

  3. What a wonderful idea! I was informed about this project through the Boston University email. I’m currently finishing up my Masters in Art Education through the distance program. I’m living in Clearwater, FL however would love to part of this opportunity to support Boston through the Arts. Although I’m not a current Boston resident, would it be possible to partake in the community art project?

    • Thanks Margaret! Of course you can participate. Just send us a digital submission of your work and we will be in touch with you about shipping your piece in the near future.

      Thank you again for your interest and support!

      Best wishes,
      Taylor Mortell

  4. I would like to donate this painting. the dancers represent our community with its beauty,strength and diversity. I have oved and painted in Boston for over twenty five years and love its deep roost and soaring energy.

  5. A fantastic fundraiser!
    I have 3 pieces that are scanned images of my acrylic paintings, that I want to give as prints. There were no specifics on sending these images by email. What dpi should I use?

    • Thank you so much for your contribution! I am not very experienced in the technical aspects of printing, but we will be making prints that are 4 by 6, 5 by 7, and 8 by 10. 600 dpi is probably fine, but if the images are very detailed, I would say send a higher dpi so the detail is captured.

      If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at bostonartsmarathon@gmail.com.
      Thanks!

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