Annual Public Hanging
169 William St.
New Bedford, MA 02740


25th Annual Public Hanging

July 2 - August 31

Open community art show. In order to exhibit as many artists as possible, we ask that artists limit their submission to 1 piece of art. Two-dimensional works should be no larger than 3x3 ft. The entry fee is $15 per piece for inclusion in the show. Submit your work to Gallery X before the week of June 29-during regular hours. (Make checks payable to Gallery X). Members of the Gallery can enter their work without a fee.

Do be certain that your work is prepared to be displayed. The Hanging itself will take place on the evening of Monday, June 30th, All work should be ready to hang with wire or proper hanging attachments. Any work mailed should include paid return postage.

Gallery X is not responsible for work damaged in Gallery during and after commencement of exhibition…

 Drop-off dates: June 18th—June 29th, during Gallery hours.


11 Bit
UMass Dartmouth Senior
Photography Exhibition

May 5–18

”Throughout these last semesters, each of us gets to dedicate ourselves to a single thesis project. We perfect our concepts and techniques, and execute the majority of our shooting during the fall semester. In the spring we spend large amounts of time on creating our individual books to be printed, writing resumes, printing, framing, and preparing for our big night: the gallery opening.“

—Courtney Canavan, Ben Cardoso, Sorel Colina, Brandon Dunning, Stefan Ferreira, Kelsey Gallo, Ellie Huntress, Chelsey O'Brien, Kara Ryan, Meghan Walsh and Adrienne Scott

Opening Reception: Thurs. May 8, 5–9pm



Frederick Douglass and New Bedford before
the Civil War

Call for Art for a special exhibit of High School age artists

May 21–June 29

Gallery X, the New Bedford Historical Society and GNB Writer's Block are hosting an exhibit in May on the importance Frederick Douglass and other New Bedford citizens played in the fight to end slavery. We are inviting area High School artists to create work that represents people or events that took place prior to the start of the Civil War.

All local High School students welcome to participate (ages 14–18). Painting, sculpture, sketches, photography, textiles, ceramics, collages, film, etc. are all eligible. There is no charge or entry fee. There will be awards and ribbons for work selected by a panel of Committee judges.

IMP INFO: Deadline for submissions Sunday May 18th at 3 PM (work can be dropped off before this date during regular Gallery hours). Get all the info, click here: Call for Art pdf.

Opening Reception: Sat. May 24, 5–8pm



For the Love of Animals

May 21–June 22

A Celebration of our fuzzy, feathery, furry friends in All Mediums! Show is open to all artists.

IMP INFO: Work may be delivered during gallery hours from May 3rd thru the 18th. $10 per piece entry fee (3 pieces for $25). Get all the info, click here: Call for Art pdf.

Opening Reception: Sat. May 24, 7–10pm

Curator: Liz LaValley

Public Hanging 25

July 2–Aug 31

Show is open to all artists.

Opening Reception: Sat. July 12, 7–10pm

Closing Reception: Sat. August 30, 7–10pm

Curators: Chuck Hauck and John Neiman

Art of the Classic Nude

Sept 10–October 5

Show is open to all artists.

Opening Reception: Sat. Sept 13, 7–10pm

Curators: Frani Keeley and Stephen Denton

West Unto the East
Nik Ukleja, Steve Fraga, Lori Bradley

Oct 15–Nov 16

3 person member show. Show is not open to other artists.

Opening Reception: Sat. october 18, 7–10pm

Xmas Show

Nov 26–Dec 29

Show is open to all artists.

Opening Reception: Sat. Dec 6, 7–10pm

Curator: Pat Gomes