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Community Art Exhibition at Endicott College

Call to Artists–Arts Fest Beverly Community Art Exhibition 2019

Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College
Carol Grillo Gallery and Desnoyers Overlook
Exhibition Dates:  Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, August 9, 2019
Reception:  Thursday, June 13, 2019, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
This is a juried exhibit.

If you are an artist who either lives in Beverly, works in Beverly, has an artist studio in Beverly, or you are enrolled in a Beverly college or senior in high school, you are eligible to apply to this juried exhibition. 

The details are outlined below:

  • Artist must live, work or study in Beverly, or have studio art space.
  • All media is accepted, size considerations may apply.
  • Artist may submit up to two pieces for consideration by the jury.
  • Artist must submit a jpg photo of the works by May 3, 2019.
  • Jury decisions will be made, and all artists will be contacted by May 10, 2019.
  • Artist agrees to sign a contract / release from Endicott College.
  • Artist agrees to deliver their work to Endicott College by May 23, 2019 and have their work shown for the duration of the show (June 10, 2019 – August 9, 2019) and retrieve their work at the completion of the show.

To apply:   

  • Send two jpgs of your work(s), via email to
  • Please give your name, address, phone, and connection with Beverly if you do not live in Beverly.
  • Artist must submit a jpg photo of the work by May 3, 2019.
  • Submission must include, title, size, media, and year.

If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Moore, coordinator of visual arts, and gallery director at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College 978-232-2655.

There is no cost to submit works to this exhibition and no commission is taken on sales.

NOTE: We strive to get press out with many images and do credit the artists, but cannot guarantee that the press will print everything we send out.  Our policy is that we do not compensate for the use of your image as this is a non-profit organization. 

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.    

Arts Fest Beverly 2019 Community Art Exhibition is in conjunction with Arts Fest Beverly, a free outdoor festival in downtown Beverly on Saturday, June 15, 2019 that is fun for the whole family! The festival includes over 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids' activities, great food and more! For more information on Arts Fest Beverly, and Beverly Main Streets, please contact Gin Wallace, Executive Director of Beverly Main Streets, or Heather Wolsey, Marketing at 978-922-8558. See their web page at

Endicott College & Beverly Main Streets are pleased to announce that Beverly artist Brian Murphy, will be the Arts Fest 2019 Featured Artist.  

Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creative output includes sculpture, mixed media, furniture, and painting. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he has worked in the advertising and commercial art world for over 33 years, earning design awards along the way.

Very active in the Beverly and North Shore communities he is a past president and longtime member of the Beverly Rotary Club, past president of St. Vincent dePaul Society, board member of Good Friday Walk, board member of Fischer and Fuel Society of Beverly, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, ambassador and former board member of Beverly Youth Hockey as well as coach for many youth sports teams. He has also donated his time and talents to Beverly Main Streets and many other Beverly committees and organizations.

Combining love of sculpture and painting, his art uses wood, found objects, metals, and anything else he can get his hands on to repurpose an object bringing it new life seen in a different way. Creating mixed media sculptures that include anything from old pipes, discarded hardware, and many other found objects, that when put together, beg the viewer to guess what this piece, or that, was in a previous life. His painting work captures light, shadow and how it transforms the surface to give the subject volume and an overall soothing feel. He has done many commissions in various mediums as well. His art can be found in private and public collections across the country.

Tucks Time painting by Brian MurphyBrian Murphy represents the growing creative economy that has emerged in the City of Beverly. The influx of artists and new creative businesses is vital to cities and towns to build community and strengthen productivity. Past Arts Fest featured artists have featured painters, photographers, teachers, furniture makers, illustrators, and culinary artist. We are pleased to add Brian Murphy to our growing list of Arts Fest featured artist. Congratulations Brian!

The featured artist receives a prominent spot at Endicott College’s Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts Grillo Gallery for the Arts Fest Exhibition.  This exhibition is open to all artists who live in Beverly, work in Beverly, and go to school in Beverly.  The featured artist’s work is highlighted on our gallery cards, web page, online calendar, social media, and press.  They are also recognized during the reception on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  As featured artist Brian will also receive a booth space at Arts Fest 2019 on Cabot Street on Saturday, June 15. We hope that you will join us at these two events that feature the works of Brian Murphy.        

If you wish to receive information about the Arts Fest Exhibition at Endicott College, please contact Kathleen Moore at  If you wish to receive information about Arts Fest Beverly located on Cabot Street June 15, 2019, please contact Beverly Main Streets, Heather Wolsey at

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