Members of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) and Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) are invited to submit their work for the annual Juried Art Exhibition, to be on view at PMPM during the 2024 season. 

Forum 49

Held in Provincetown in 1949, Forum 49 was a pivotal project of modernists at the center of a debate over the avant-garde and American artistic values. A summer-long series of sophisticated programs were held in Provincetown, beginning with the forum “What Is An Artist?” and ending with the controversial “French Art vs American Art Today.” Record crowds attended the exhibits of paintings and programs focused on the avant-garde in many areas (architecture, psychoanalysis, poetry, jazz) all held in a gallery at 200 Commercial Street. 75 years after Forum 49, Provincetown artists continue to innovate, explore, and interrogate how art exists in society.

The 2024 exhibition will be juried by artists Grace Hopkins and Cid Bolduc, co-chairs of Forum 24: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Forum 49, sponsored by the Provincetown Art Gallery Association. The occasion will be marked with a summer of events designed to honor the original Forum and illuminate the connections between modern art and the cultural and artistic changes that still resonate in the world today.

Members of PMPM or PAAM can enjoy free admission to either institution; please check individual websites for hours (www.pilgrim-monument.org, www.paam.org). Joint admission passes are available to the general public for $30.

ARTIST GUIDELINES

For this Juried exhibition, we seek work inspired by, informed by or otherwise in conversation with the art, artists and values of Forum 49.   

Entries into this juried exhibition need not be abstract or fit into the style of the mid-century avant-garde, but should connect to the spirit and values of the 1949 program or reference the art and artists involved in Forum 49.

This exhibition has no size restriction, but artwork must be dry and equipped with a hanging device. Works on paper should be framed. Sculptures and other three-dimensional works are welcome.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Drop-off day is Tuesday, April 30, from 12 to 4 p.m. All submissions must be made at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, located at 1 High Pole Hill Road in Provincetown, Mass. 

Please note: Early drop-offs will not be accepted, and PAAM will not accept submissions.  

In order to participate in the exhibition, membership to one of the participating organizations must be valid through November 2024. To become a member of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, please click here. There is no cost to participate in the exhibition. 

Members not able to bring their pieces to PMPM may ship them. Shipped works must arrive by Tuesday, April 30. Please either submit the online Artwork Receipt or include a printed copy. Please ship works to: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, ATTN: PMPM/PAAM Members Juried Exhibition, 1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA  02657.  

You can submit your Artwork Receipt online here, which will save the time of filling out the receipt at drop-off. The online Artwork Receipt will be disabled in the afternoon of April 29, so if you miss that window you can just fill out a receipt upon arrival at PMPM.

Members submitting to this exhibition agree to PAAM Member Exhibition Policies. Members may fill out an Artwork Receipt online before submitting their works. 

Results will be announced on PAAM’s website (www.paam.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/paam1914) by Thursday, May 2 at 3 p.m.

Artists not selected may pick up their work on May 2 – 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET at PMPM.

We look forward to seeing you at PAAM and PMPM this year!