Arts at RCC

Poster completo

Second Art Exhibit
at Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University


THIS CALL FOR ARTIST IS CLOSED. Thank you all for your participation!!

  • Deadline for receiving selected pieces: April 13th.

If your work have been already selected, it should be at the RCC no later than April 13th, ready to hang. Pieces arrived later will not be included in the exhibit. Please, read carefully the guidelines for the delivery and the following requirements to include your piece in the exhibition.

  • Pieces must be sent to:

Real Colegio Complutense “Call for Artists”

26 Trowbridge St.Cambridge,

MA 02138

The Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) is calling all local visual artists to participate in its second annual art exhibit, that will be held from April 28th to May 21th

Who we are The RCC, a non-profit organization, was created in 1990 by Harvard University and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), aimed at providing academic, scientific, and cultural cooperation between Harvard University and the Spanish system of Higher Education. It promotes and develops activities in every realm of the knowledge triangle. This 2016 exhibit is also part of the “Arts First” events. “Arts First” is a series of artistic activities taking place at Harvard University in early May. The First Arts Exhibition was on 2011 and was a great success, more than 300 pieces participated in the Call for Artist and, among them, 50 were selected.

Along with Harvard Arts First, this exhibit will participate in the Cambridge Open Studios events taking place on May 14th and 15th.

Artistic Theme The theme of the exhibit will be “Spain”. The artwork submitted must depict images related to the country of Spain, giving a view or suggesting an idea about its people, culture, history, landscape or architectural style prevalent in the country.

Media and Size We have a limited space, so we are seeking to display two dimensional pieces of any kind and style (no sculptures or installations). Paintings, photographs, collages, or mixed-media, 2D pieces of up to a maximum of 36” (including frame) on either side will be considered.

Location and Dates of the Exhibit Art pieces selected will be displayed in the gallery room and common areas at the RCC, located in 26 Trowbridge St. in Cambridge. Those areas do not have professional attributes such as direct lighting, climate control or security. The exhibit will run from April 28th to May 21th, 2016.

There will be a reception with the artists on April 28 at 6 pm, at the Real Colegio Complutense.

Procedures and Deadline (There is no fee to participate in this exhibition) Each artist interested in participating should submit electronically up to three pictures of their art in JPG format. The size of each picture must not exceed 1 MB. Each piece submitted should be sent as an attached file to the email (not embedded in the body of the message). Do not forget to Include “Call for artist” on the email subject, to The body of the email will include the following information:

  • Name of the artist
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the piece(s)
  • Media
  • Dimensions (up to 36” longest side)

Remember to send one email including ALL submitted pieces (up to three per artist) to:

Deadline for all electronic submissions is March 22nd, 2016.

The RCC Arts Committee will select the pieces for the exhibit by March 27th. The selected artists will be notified shortly after. Please do not call the RCC, you will receive an email if accepted.

Labeling and Hanging RCC staff will hang all the pieces. Selected artworks will be delivered to the RCC ready to hang. The RCC will not accept any piece that is either too heavy to be hung safely, or not properly ready to be hung for an extended period of time. Each piece will also be labeled in the back with the following information: 

  • Artist’s name
  • Title of the piece
  • Media

Each artist will provide the labeling information and the RCC will print and place the labels.

Liability The RCC assumes no liability for art. At the time of delivery, artists must sign a release form freeing the RCC of liability for damage or theft of art.

Sales of Art The RCC does not promote nor benefit from the sales of exhibited items. With the artist’s permission, the RCC will provide the contact information to any person interested in buying a piece of art. Any art sold will remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Delivery and Pick-up of Selected Art The selected art pieces must be delivered to the RCC at 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge by April 13th. Pieces arrived later will not be included in the exhibit.

 All pieces must be picked-up at the end of the exhibition from May 22th to May 28th. The RCC cannot deliver any piece of art not picked up. The RCC is open Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


The RCC Art Committee

February 2016

See also: Cambridge