Au Naturale

Three drawings by Herby Thompson

Submission Deadline:
February 1

Work may be submitted during Gallery hours or other times by appointment from
January 24 through February 1.
Gallery X reopens with regular gallery hours on January 29.

For our first exhibition of the year Gallery X is seeking work for Au Naturale an exhibition of works based on the human form. These works should be figurative in nature or inspired by the human body as an art form but this may be expounded upon as the artist sees fit. Works may include figurative drawings, gestural studies, sculptural figures, etc.

While this exhibition will be hung in the gallery for in-person viewing
it will also be entirely viewable, here, on our website.
Please send any questions to 

Painting by Catherine Becker

This is a non-juried show, all artists are welcome and encouraged to submit work, that they feel fits the theme.
If you are an artist or creator we want YOU in this show.


  • In-Person Fees: Submission fees are $10 per piece, 3 for $25, or 5 for $40 for non-members, members may submit work for FREE. All work must be wall ready and include proper hanging hardware. Pedestals are available for three dimensional works. 
  • Virtual Submission Fees: Live out of state or prefer contactless exhibitions and submissions? Artists may submit work at $5 a piece by email that will be viewable online without needing to bring the physical piece to the gallery. Instructions below.
  • Sales: Gallery X will handle all sales and will retain 35% commission on any sale made by a non-members. Members are subject to 25% commission on works sold.
  • Viewing Dates: On view from Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 28.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 13 from 4-7pm. Due to current protocols and restrictions there will be no food or drink served, all in attendance must wear masks and remain properly distanced, and our capacity is reduced. 
  • Gallery Hours: Through February the Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12-3pm, with other days and times available by appointment. 
  • Media: We accept submissions of all forms of media; sculpture, paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawing, etc.


Online Only Submission Instructions:
To submit work to be included online only please email a photo of the piece or pieces being submitted (multiple views can be sent for 3D work) to with Au Naturale in the subject line. Please include in the email:

  • Your name as it should appear on the site
  • Phone number
  • Title of piece
  • Dimension of piece (width x height in inches)
  • Media used
  • Price (if for sale)
  • How it is presented (framed, mounted, etc.)
  • You will then be emailed a link to pay the submission fee online or you may pay the submission fee over the phone.


Please respect Gallery X and wear face masks when visiting.

For more information please contact 508 992 2675 •

Gallery X is located at 169 William St.,
New Bedford, MA

Special Thanks to the Island Foundation as well as our members and supporters.