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The Small Stones Festival is a collaboration of Apple Tree Arts, the Worcester County Camera Club, and the Blackstone Valley Arts Association.  A major part of the festival is a juried exhibition of fine art and fine art photography, to be held in the Great Hall at One Grafton Common.  To learn more about the Festival, visit our main website...

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You are invited to submit your original works of art for this exhibition through this website.  A distinguished panel of jurors will review all submitted work, and determine which will be qualified for exhibition.  Just prior to the exhibition opening, they will also select prizewinners in the following categories:

See the Festival Schedule for timing details.


Some Important Notes

  1. All entries are subject to our juried selection process. Last year, 37% of entries were accepted.
  2. There is a nonrefundable submission fee of $10 per entry.
  3. Maximum of 10 entries per artist, of which a maximum of 3 entries will be accepted for exhibition.
  4. No artwork may be larger than 26″ on its longest edge, INCLUDING FRAME.
  5. You must submit a high-quality photo of your work, suitable for inclusion in our show catalog — see below.
  6. Successful entries must be delivered and picked up at our exhibition site during the hours allotted — no shipments allowed.
  7. All entries are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions


Photographing Your Work

If your work is accepted into the festival, it will appear in our art catalog, a hardcover volume with a page devoted to each accepted work – agreement to this reproduction is part of the Terms and Conditions you accept when entering. Because the image will occupy as much of a page as possible, it must be of publication quality, without reflections, abnormal color shifts, perspective distortions, etc. This will also help our jurors evaluate your work.

Criteria include:

- Format: JPEG or PNG files accepted.
- Minimum Resolution: 1500 pixels total on longest edge.
- Maximum Resolution: 4800 pixels on longest edge.
- Pixels per Inch: Doesn’t matter – really.

If you are a photographer, this shouldn’t be a problem. If, however, you have paintings that you need to photograph, there’s an app for that: Google Photo Scan, available for iPhone/iPad or Android. This app guides you through taking a series of photos of your work, combines them, removes glare (from cover glass or reflections from varnish, etc.), and gives you a nice result. Just be certain your phone/tablet camera has sufficient resolution to meet the above requirement – an iPhone 6 probably will not, but a newer phone or tablet might be fine.

How to Register and Submit Your Work

In order to submit your work for consideration in the festival, you must register on this ArtCall site by clicking on the Register button in the header above (if you already have an login, you can simply log in using the green Login button instead).  If you have a narrow browser screen (mobile, etc.) you may have to click on the three horizontal lines in the upper RIGHT to see the buttons.  Fill in the necessary information on the registration form and create a password.

Although there is no registration fee, there is a nonrefundable submission fee of $10 per submitted work.  Note that, although there is a limit of ten submissions per artist, a maximum of three works will be accepted into the festival per artist.
To submit work to the exhibition:
  1. IMPORTANT: Read the Terms and Conditions for the festival.
  2. Register or log in as described above.
  3. From your user page ("My Submissions"), click on Purchase Submission Credits.
  4. You'll see a payment screen where you can prepay for the number of works you will submit.  Enter the required payment information to proceed.
  5. You will now have credits in your account for the number of submissions for which you've paid.  You can click on Add New Submission to enter the information for your first entry.  Scrolling past the terms and conditions, fill out the fields for your entry, including category, subcategory, title, size (you can enter 0 for depth) and price (you can enter 0 if not for sale).
  6. When you submit the information for your first entry, the next screen will prompt you to upload a photo of your entry (see criteria above).
  7. When you have uploaded your photo, your first entry is complete and will appear on your user page.  You can now continue with additional entries if you wish.
Watch the following video to learn more...