Members’ Open: Small Works

Each year, we present the Members’ Open Small Works exhibition during the holiday season as an opportunity for shoppers to bring home a piece of original artwork created by a Provincetown artist.

Unlike in our other exhibitions, we invite you to bring your new piece home with you upon purchase, instead of waiting for the conclusion of the exhibition.

PAAM mounts upwards of 5 members’ open and juried exhibitions annually 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 Tuesday, January 9 from 12-4pm.

We are happy to ship your piece back to you, please fill out the Return Shipping Form below to begin the process. We use USPS, and charge a $15 handling fee in addition to the cost of shipping, which includes insurance determined by the price you list for your piece. PAAM cannot ascertain the shipping costs prior to packaging and weighing the artwork for return. 

Alternatively, you can send us a prepaid label from your preferred shipper (FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc.) and a check for the $15 handling fee, or simply send us a blank check that we will fill out when we have determined your shipping charges. With any questions about shipping, please contact Membership Officer Milisa Moses:

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