Members’ Open: Small Works

The Annual Small Works Exhibition is a fantastic venue for holiday shopping! If you purchase a piece, you can bring it home with you that same day instead of waiting for the conclusion of the exhibition.

Each year PAAM mounts upwards of 5 members’ open and juried exhibitions in which participants display their work alongside some of America’s most noteworthy artists. These exhibitions represent the work of PAAM’s contemporary artist-members, many of whom live on Cape Cod either full-time or for part of the year. While the work varies greatly in media and approach, each artist-member joins a long roster of distinguished artists who have studied, taught, and exhibited at PAAM over the past 100 years. There is no submission fee for members’ exhibitions, but membership must be up to date.


In the 1970’s, the PAAM membership voted to present “open” exhibitions, allowing any and all members to exhibit their work in PAAM’s galleries throughout the year. Members’ Open Exhibitions represent an eclectic and extensive body of work displayed in salon style – that is, works that are stacked and tend to blanket the walls, versus the minimalist presentation most often seen in contemporary art galleries and museums. This practice was begun in Paris, France in the 19th century, where work was hung floor to ceiling and great paintings rubbed shoulders with the work of new and evolving artists.

Artist Guidelines



Pick-Up Day for this exhibition is Tuesday, January 10 from 12-4pm. Early pick-ups are permitted the weekend prior: Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8 between 12pm and 5pm.

Would you like us to ship your work back to you? We charge a $15 handling fee in addition to the cost of shipping. PAAM cannot ascertain the shipping costs prior to packaging and weighing the artwork for return. You may send us a prepaid FedEx, UPS, or USPS return shipping label (and $15 handling fee (either a $15 check or a credit card number, expiration date, and CVV code); send us a blank check to cover shipping and handling costs; or provide us your shipping and payment information using the form below.

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