Lancaster’s historic Bulfinch Meetinghouse is turning 200 years old in 2016. To celebrate the milestone anniversary of this historic landmark and architectural gem, the Bulfinch 200 Committee is holding a series of events in 2016 and 2017, including an Art Show & Competition.

Art Show Theme:
A Sense of Place
To discover your own sense of place and find inspiration for your artwork we welcome you to experience the Bulfinch Meetinghouse and the Lancaster Town Green. Here you can explore the historic buildings and the town common where governance, education, prayer, ritual, and community celebrations all come together in the town center.

Artwork can include paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture/3-D artwork. For paintings/prints/framed artwork, please limit the size to no larger than 18” x 24” unframed, or a 2’x4’ limit to other media/3D, with the exception of quilts, where there is no size limitation.

A selection of the entries will be chosen for a group exhibit along the sides of the Meetinghouse sanctuary. The foyer and other hallways may also be utilized to display any sculptures and other artwork submitted by area school children.
(Download children's art submission information)

Exhibition hours will be weekends, Memorial Day (5/29), with a Grand Opening on April 23rd.

Exhibition dates:
April 23 – May 30, 2017

Submission deadline:
March 15, 2017

Pick-up dates:
June 3 & 4, 12-2pm

Submission details:
Entry forms can be found below and online through the Bullfinch 200 Art Show web page located at Photos of your art should be submitted via email as digital files, jpg or PDF and the file size should be under 5MB. The entry form must be filled out and mailed with a check covering any entry fees to:

First Church of Christ
PO Box 66
Lancaster, MA 01523

Please make sure your check states “Art Show”.

The Art Exhibit:
We will email you the designated art drop off times at the Meetinghouse during the April 8-9, 12-2pm, prior to the show. Once our judges select the pieces to be displayed at the Bulfinch Meeting House, each entrant will be informed as to which pieces have been named as finalists. For schoolchildren, we will try to display all entries In the space designated for them

Artist Awards:
Open division: First place ($250), Second place ($150) and Third place ($100) plus two honorable mentions ($50 gift certificates). Separate Honorable Mentions for grade school division (ages 14 and under) will be given.

An independent group of up to three local art experts will judge the entries and select winners

Entry Fee:
Open Adult division: $15 for first entry, $5 for subsequent entries (no entry limit)
Grade school division: Age 14 or under, no entry fee (limit one entry per student)

Please EMAIL the photos of your art to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the entry form, fill it out and mail it in with your check.

Download the full brochure with entry form.