The National 2017

The National Prospectus 2017


June 2: JPEGs due by this date
June 12: Notification of acceptance
July 10: Receiving Day-MONDAY-Art work may be hand
delivered between 9:00am-4:00pm
July 7: Work being shipped must arrive by this date and no earlier than June 30
July 13: Exhibit Reception
Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm
Reception Awards ceremony 6:00pm
August 14: Pick up day 9:00am-4:00pm



Beverly Carreiro-

Beverly Carreiro has exhibited and won awards in both national and international juried exhibits. Her work is in the permanent collection of Bridgewater State University, Citizens Bank of MA, Stonington Associates, John & Sandra Souza, Geoffrey Wharton, Boston Public Library, as well as other prominent places. She is professionally affiliated with the Monotype Guild of New England, Museum of Fine Arts, Attleboro Museum, South Shore Art Center, Experimental Printmakers, Printmakers of Cape Cod, American Printmakers Alliance, and the Southern Graphics Conference.

Beverly creates monotypes and monoprints that convey powerful images using new technology and traditional printmaking processes. She has created a series of works using journaling, which has covered several generations of her family. Her monoprint “Journal Entry” is a part of a series developed by creating multiple layers of color and overprinting with photolithographic plates to mirror these fragments of images.

“I hope to elicit a reaction from the viewer. I want to engage the viewer’s curiosity and allow them to find something in my work that will resonate within them”

Carolyn Letvin-

“Schooled in Flemish Old Master techniques, I have a great respect and admiration for the traditional systems and applications. Currently, I’m using an expanded palette and a bold, active paint application to portray my realities. I experience life, with all its subtleties and intricacies, as a direct, perceptible experience. Therefore, my subjects are what I perceive and are all worthy of depiction by virtue of their existence in the world. The act of painting is a series of constant surprises – an experience that is always exhilarating and, at times, even magical. Bringing composition, color, surface and light quality together is my continual struggle and challenge. C. Letvin Fine Art Resume

Amber Tourlentes-

A native of Boston’s SouthEnd, Amber received her MFA in Photography and Computer Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1998. She taught new media and digital photography at Princeton University, 1998-2000. From 2000-2011, Amber taught Photography at Massachusetts College of Art, Emerson College and the ProArts Consortium and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Amber currently teaches at Emerson College and Harvard.

Some of Amber’s solo and group exhibitions include; Smith College, Lesley University, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mass College of Art, APE Gallery, WORKS, San Jose, Harvey Milk Inst. CA, ArtSpace, CyberArts Festival, Essex Arts Center, Boston Public Library, Danforth Museum, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Circa Gallery, Montreal and Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. In 2005, Amber received an individual Massachusetts Cultural Council grant.

Amber is also involved with several activist and legal coalitions serving the same sex parented and gay community, such as GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), HRC (Humanity Rights Campaign), FamilyPride and COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere). Amber’s photography has been featured in countless fundraiser exhibitions, including gay, lesbian, and transgendered targeted publications and academic journals along with educational multimedia presentations produced by COLAGE.

Amber has given artist talks at numerous schools including, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Hampshire College and Tufts University. Amber has shared her work during interdisciplinary panels serving both faculty and students researching the LGBT Family Movement at the Kahn Institute, Smith College, Emerson College and Family Equality Council, Disney World, FA