BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) is now accepting submissions for four different projects from creative types of all ages. More information and guidelines on each project are available at

Open Call NXNE 2017 is the latest iteration of BMAC's annual juried exhibit. It is open to photographers and video artists living or working in New York or any of the six New England states. Submissions are due Nov. 14 and will be reviewed by juror Bernard Yenelouis of L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, NYC. Works selected by Yenelouis will be exhibited at BMAC Jan. 14 through March 5, 2017.

BMAC invites LEGO enthusiasts of all ages to submit original sculptures for its Ninth Annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit. Submissions are due Nov. 16. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m., and the exhibit will remain on view through Sunday, Nov. 20. Prizes for creativity and craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups, ranging from preschool to adult. This popular annual program is generously sponsored by People's United Bank, G.S. Precision, and Brattleboro Ford Subaru.


As the statewide affiliate for the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, BMAC invites up-and-coming Vermont artists and writers in grades 7-12 to submit work for possible exhibition, publication, and scholarship opportunities. Submissions are due Dec. 15 and will be judged by local experts in the fields of art and writing. Award-winning work will be exhibited at BMAC Feb. 18 through March 5, 2017. This program is supported in part by gifts from New Chapter and Cabot Creamery.

Reprising one of its most popular programs ever, BMAC invites children in grades K-6 to dream up and draw imaginary creatures, a selection of which will be transformed into glass sculptures by artists from throughout New England. "Glasstastic," an exhibit featuring the glass sculptures and every drawing that is submitted, will be on view at BMAC March 18 through June 18, 2017. Submissions are due Dec. 30.

Pierce Clarke of Spofford, NH, poses with his entry in BMAC’s 2015 LEGO Contest & Exhibit
Pierce Clarke of Spofford, NH, poses with his entry in BMAC's 2015 LEGO Contest & Exhibit

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. The museum's exhibits and gift shop are open every day except Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Admission is free to all on Thursdays after 2 p.m. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit

Major support for BMAC is provided by its members and C&S Wholesale Grocers, Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, People's United Bank, David F. Walter Goldsmith & Platinumsmith, Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery, and Allen Brothers Oil.

Rowen Hopkins of Keene, NH, poses in 2013 with his imaginary creature, "Theo," sculpted in glass by Sally Prasch
Rowen Hopkins of Keene, NH, poses in 2013 with his imaginary creature, "Theo," sculpted in glass by Sally Prasch