Studio Trail Application Form

This year’s Studio Trail will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15.

The deadline for sending in your completed application is April 30.

It is preferred  to fill out the form online below.  If this is not possible download the pdf file  and mail to HopArts, c/o Russell Kolton, 5025 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813. Images may be emailed to: or mailed in on disk with the pdf file. The $100 application fee, check payable to HopArts, should be mailed to HopArts, POB 934, Hope Valley, RI 02832. Application and check must be received by April 30, 2017. This is a firm deadline, there will be no extensions this year.


The HopArts steering committee reserves the right to select exhibitors based on type and quality of work, and proximity to Hopkinton and Richmond. Artists should present work which is created by the artist/applicant and demonstrates artistic originality, mastery in the medium, creativity and craftsmanship in its making. The HopArts committee has a right to jury out any work that doesn’t feel like a good fit in relation to copyright or originality.

Please refer to the map of the area on our website. A limited number of visiting artists who reside outside the geographical area are invited to apply provided they can be matched with a host artist within the area and do not duplicate the type of work being exhibited by artists within the specified geographical area. Please indicate on your application if you have a sponsoring artist within the exhibition area of Hopkinton and Richmond, or if you need a host studio.

Applicants will be notified no later than May 30 regarding their acceptance into the Hoparts Studio Trail to be held on October 14 and 15, 2017. If an applicant is not selected, application fee will be refunded. Group applications are not considered; each participating artist is responsible for a separate application and fee. A RI resale tax permit is required of each participant and is the responsibility of the artist for obtaining such permit and any required reporting.

Before filling out the online application form, you need to get some ducks in order.  Please double check that you have input the correct information in all  fields.

Some of the information is required and is indicated by an asterisk next to the field description. If you leave a required field blank you’ll get a message to go back and fill it in. If any of your contact information has changed from last year, please indicate by checking the “New Info” box.

You’ll need to input information about the images you’ll be uploading. Please have the images ready beforehand along with descriptions of their name, size, and media. When uploading images, all you need to do is locate where they are on your computer and the form will copy them and upload them to the webmaster. This year you can upload up to 6 images. Three images are required and these should be of new work not previously submitted. It would be best to limit the total size of the images to be uploaded to less than 10 megabytes. (Example: 6 images at 1.5MB per image would equal 9MB total.)

You may want to do a dry run to see what information you’ll need for the images. Don’t worry about sending in an incomplete form the first time. Try again and we’ll keep the final information that’s needed.

If you find that you are not able to use this online form, you can download a
PDF version here.

2017 Studio Trail Application

Please fill out this online form and submit it to HopArts by the application deadline of April 30, 2017. Thanks!
  • Include full url starting with: http://
  • If you don't know where you will be "hosted", please indicate with "location to be determined".
  • Please provide a 50 word (or less) bio/description of who you are, why you do what you do, and tell us something about your work. This will appear in the brochure and the website and will help readers get to know a little bit about you. (edits will be made, as needed).

  • Image Preparation
    Please submit 3-6 digital images with your application. Three to six images should be of your work and one (optional)  image of you working in your studio. By submitting images you are giving HopArts permission to use these images for purposes of publicity or any other promotional material use.

    DON’T PANIC!  Technical help with photos and their formatting is available to any HopArts artist needing it. Please contact for help with formatting images for submission. If your images are not of sufficient quality, they may not be useable for publicity purposes.

    Images submitted should be at the highest quality and size settings on your camera, typically 300 dpi, pixel dimension approximately 900 x1200. Image files must be in jpeg format, labeled (saved) on image file with artist’s last name, image #, title of work, size, and medium. The total size of all the images you upload should be less than 10 megabytes.

  • Image Description
    In describing your work, please be sure to include the title of the piece, the dimensions, and the medium used.

  • That's it! This is the end of the Application Form. Click on the Submit button below. Thanks!


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