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BOSTON – Monday, August 1, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a call for submissions for the second annual Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition, a celebration of the Boston visual arts community. Artists that live, work or create in the City of Boston are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.  
Hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition will feature fresh, original and contemporary works of art created by Boston artists. The art will be displayed at Boston City Hall in the Scollay Square Gallery during the month of October.  
Fay Chandler was a Boston philanthropist and advocate for the arts. As an artist who started her career later in life, she serves as the inspiration for this exhibition and to artists of all ages.
“If arts and culture are going to continue to thrive in Boston, it is important that we to continue to find ways to recognize and support the contributions of the artists who live and work here,” said Mayor Walsh. “The Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase the work of those artists who are starting out and I’m looking forward to seeing their work.”
All submissions will be judged by a jury of Boston art professionals and peers. A total of $5,000 in prizes will be awarded in 3 categories including Best in Show, New Artist and Over 50 Artist. The prizes will be awarded at the Faye Chandler Emerging Artist Reception, scheduled for October 6, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Boston City Hall.
The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2016. To be eligible, artists must live, work or create in Boston. All work must have been created within the last three years. Artists must be at least 18 years old and cannot have gallery representation.  
For more information or to submit art for consideration, visit  

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