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Posted by Rowayton Arts Center | Norwalk
The deadline has been extended until April 3 for online submissions in RAC's Open Call to Artists to enter the “Spring Juried Show” (new dates from May 3, 2020 to May 23, 2020). The show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork in a virtual gallery online. Categories include: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, color photography, black and white photography, sculpture, printmaking, pastels or drawing. Submit pieces for consideration at rowaytonarts.org/entries/#dashboard. Deadline is April 3, 2020 and accepted artists will be notified by April 10, 2020.
Visit the RAC website for the prospectus at rowaytonarts.org/prospectuses and other information.
RAC celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events open to all in the community. RAC celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events open to all in the community. For almost 60 years, this nonprofit organization has been a cultural gem in Rowayton, CT. The gallery and art school overlook the scenic Five Mile River at 145 Rowayton Avenue with space for regional artists to exhibit their art and a classroom for workshops and classes at all levels offered to children and adults. Visit rowaytonarts.org and follow @rowaytonarts.
Posted by Admin | Online
On Wednesday, March 18th, Pamme Jones, Executive Director of the Ridgefield Theater Barn, sat down on their stage in the glow of the ghost light, explaining its history and musing on their own resident ghost, Francis, a former monk. That introductory session can be seen on the theater’s Facebook page. The first of continuing bi-weekly Facebook live chats (Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:45 pm), the live Ghost Light Sessions were born. But far from being a one-sided platform, the Theater Barn is challenging patrons, artists, and community members to “steal the Ghost light.”
Do you have a favorite theater memory, experience or performance (with preferential treatment to RTB stories, of course)? What has this quarantine inspired creatively? Did you have a performance canceled or postponed and want to share a song from that? Do you want to share your recorded Zoom session (aka “Brady Bunch” or “Hollywood Squares” style)? The possibilities are endless, and the rules are simple.
The video must be taken in the dark, with an exposed, single-light bulb that mimics a traditional ghost light. Submissions should be recorded on your phone or on a single camera device (nothing fancy), and video should be under 5 minutes in length, if possible. You can perform alone, or with others (either remotely, or those sharing your quarantine space).
Then, either send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org or share your submissions on social media using the following hashtags: #RTBghostlightsessions or #RTBstealingtheghostlight. The Theater Barn will share their favorites on their website and social media platforms.
There is an abundance of talent in this county - are you up to the challenge?
Posted by Chris Perry | Ridgefield
Create your own canvas to be displayed at a downside art exhibit. Follow the Ridgefield Guild of Artists website, rgoa.org, for more details to come.
Posted by Admin | Online
Music for Youth
THE DIGITAL FRIDAY NIGHT CAFÉ
coming to your home every Friday evening at 6 pm
Music for Youth will be taking the Friday Night Café online. You can be a part of the fun! 3-5 artists will be selected each week to be featured in our email blasts. Our first posting will be online with the March 27th blast.
If you are interested in participating in a Friday night program it's easy to do. Send us your picture, a bio and a youtube recording we can post on our email blast. Once we receive your information we'll let you know when we will be able to post your work. Let's band together and keep the music alive, making music wherever we are. Recording your work is a great exercise and well worth the effort. Videos of ensemble performances are welcome!!
Send your information to: email@example.com.
We'll let you know the date we will be posting your work
These are challenging times - it's time to make music!
Posted by Trumbull Library System | Trumbull, Connecticut
• Theme: JOY
• Minimum photo size 5x5 or 5x7
• Outermost dimensions of framed work must meet the minimum size of 8 inches by 10 inches, the photo itself may be smaller.
• Images must be original.
• No commercial work.
• IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED FOR THE SHOW, it is your responsibility to print, frame, and deliver your work ready to hang.
• Can submit up to three photographs
• Include your name and image size in file name (ex. Linda_8x10.png)
• Submit works to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• No age limit. Open to all.
• No submission fee!
Artworks accepted into the community show must be available for the duration of the exhibition and will not be returned early.
• Entry Deadline: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
• Notification of Results: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
• Artwork received at Trumbull Library: April 21st – 28th, 2020
• Exhibition opening: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
• Opening reception: Thursday, May 7th, 2020
• Artwork available for pick up June 10-14, 2020
Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist's name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Trumbull Library System the nonexclusive right to use submitted photographs for exhibition purposes and for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing related programs and subsequent display on Trumbull Library System’s website/social media.
A selection of highly qualified persons, including community members and library staff.
Posted by Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum | Norwalk
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch its seventh annual Young Writers’ Competition on February 17, 2020. The competition titled, What in The Mansion is This?, will end on June 5, 2020 with an awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The competition is open to all third-eighth grade students in the Tri-state area.
Ten rare and/or unusual artifacts will be part of this year’s Young Writers’ Competition. Students must identify these unfamiliar objects from LMMM’s permanent collection by providing detailed descriptions and historical research or by writing a fictional story on some of the objects correctly identified. Winners will be chosen based on 1) correct identification, research and most well-written description of the objects; or 2) most well-written, fictional story based on the correct identification and research on the objects. All descriptions must be in keeping with the historical period that the objects belong to.
The stories will be picked up from contestants and their teachers on Friday, June 5 and competition winners will be notified by mid-September. Competition winners and their families will be Guests of Honor at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, 2-4 p.m.
Requirements and Guidelines: Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8
For more information on LMMM’s Young Writers’ Competition, school tours and to send submissions please contact Education Program Director Iliana Begetis or Education Coordinator Charles Hill, 203-838-9799, ext. 6, or email: email@example.com.
The Museum’s 2020 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; LMMM’s Leadership Patrons: The Sealark Foundation; LMMM’s 2020 Season Distinguished Benefactors: The City of Norwalk and The Maurice Goodman Foundation; LMMM’s 2020 Distinguished Benefactors for Education: The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Posted by Maritime Garage Gallery | Norwalk
The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions of art from artists 18 and over for its next exhibit titled “DeFACEment: Through Artistic Eyes”. The opening reception is April 30 and the show will run through July 10, 2020 and will be curated by Robert Abriola, the Maritime Garage Gallery's newly appointed curator and local Norwalk artist.
The Maritime Garage Gallery’s newest exhibit will feature expressive personality and portraiture art that depicts unique perspectives through the artists’ eyes. Artists are asked to search beyond the ordinary to develop compelling visuals, including both animate and inanimate forms that evoke thought, passion, as well as hardship, conflict, and spiritual freedom. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, are welcome.
A jury will determine the best among the entries to receive Best In Show as well as First and Second Runners Up. For guidelines and submissions, go to www.norwalkpark.org/callforart. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The extended deadline for submissions is April 30, 2020.
Posted by Ellen Gordon | Greenwich
103nd ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
The Bendheim Gallery / Greenwich Arts Center, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich CT
April 3, 2020 – May 1, 2020
Viewing hours: Weekdays 10-5, Thursdays until 7, Weekends 12-4
Public Reception: Friday, April 17, 6:30pm-8:00pm
VIP Tour: Thursday, April 23, 5:30pm-7:00pm
JUDGE:. Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, NYC. As associate curator of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation based in New York, she is responsible for organizing exhibitions and also collaborates on planning Bilbao’s exhibition program. Additionally, she oversees and coordinates the Basque Artist Program, which welcomes two Basque artists to New York to learn about the local art community and foster dialogue and professional relationships each year. In 2017, Gutiérrez-Guimarães assisted with the exhibition Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Their Contemporaries at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and contributed to its exhibition catalogue. Currently, she is the curator of the forthcoming exhibition Lygia Clark: Painting as an Experimental Field, 1948–1958 at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spring 2020), followed by a presentation at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (Summer 2020). Previously, she worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was involved in the organization of several exhibitions and related publications, including Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern (2015–16), Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 (2014), and Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel (2009).. Gutiérrez-Guimarães received her BA in art history from Hunter College, and her MA in art history and museum studies from City College (CUNY).
ENTRY: SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2pm-4pm and SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2pm-4pm. Please follow check-in points on FIRST FLOOR of Arts Center building before bringing work to the Bendheim Gallery, 2nd floor and follow the signs for entry circuit. ENTRY FORMS MAY BE PICKED UP IN ADVANCE FROM A DISPLAY OUTSIDE OF THE GAS OFFICE DURING HOURS WHEN ART CENTER BUILDING IS OPEN. NO EARLY DROP-OFFS FOR ENTRY!!
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be current Greenwich Art Society members. Members must pay the current years dues if in arrears and new members may join on entry day. (GAS Membership forms can be downloaded at www.greenwichartsociety.org) Works are not eligible if previously accepted for one of our juried exhibitions; if they have been exhibited in the Bendheim or GAS Galleries; or if completed prior to 2018. All submitted work must be attractively and appropriately matted, framed and/or presented. All works must be for sale. If a portrait, the price of a similar commission must be stated. No PORs. The Bendheim Gallery reserves the right to final approval of the selection of artwork for the exhibition. Entry fees will not be returned if the Bendheim chooses to remove a work from eligibility for exhibition.
CATEGORIES: Oil/Acrylic, Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Sculpture, Photography, Computer Art, Fiber Arts, Other Media.
IMAGES OF ARTWORK: G.A.S. will produce an online catalogue. All works exhibited will be included. Each artist whose work is accepted will be asked to provide a high-quality digital image of the work. The G.A.S. reserves the right to use images of the work in its website, catalogue and other media. A high-resolution (but no more than 1MB) digital image should be in a jpeg format and emailed to – email@example.com -- NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY APRIL 8th, 2020.
SIZE: Wall-hung works are limited to a 5’ height and 5’ width including frame. Works must be dry and wired securely for hanging.
WORKS NOT ON CANVAS MUST BE FRAMED. Freestanding sculptures are limited to 8' in height mounted and 12' square floor area.
Sculptors must provide bases if needed, secure small works firmly, and install difficult to handle pieces. Works not meeting these requirements will not be accepted.
ENTRY FEE: $35 for one piece, $15 for a second. THIS IS A HANDS-ON ENTRY, NOT DIGITAL. Work is handled on site to facilitate judging. Limit two, payable in cash or check. NO CREDIT CARDS. IF PAID IN CASH, EXACT CHANGE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
AWARDS: Cash and other awards totaling over $2000 will be presented at the opening reception.
JUDGING: If selected, your name and work title will be posted to the GAS website by 10 AM MARCH 31st .
REMOVAL OF WORK NOT SELECTED: If not selected, you must pick up your work Tuesday, MARCH 31 from 5-7pm & WED APRIL 1st from 5-7pm. The penalty of $25 a day for each work picked up late will be enforced without exception. Entry constitutes agreement to this condition.
PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH A FRIEND TO PICK UP YOUR WORK IF YOU CANNOT DO SO AT THIS TIME.
REMOVAL OF SELECTED WORK: FRIDAY, May 1st from 4 – 7 pm & SATURDAY May 2nd from 10am - 2pm.
No early removals. Same penalty for late pick-up as above. Entry constitutes agreement to these conditions.
LIABILITY: Although care will be taken, neither the Greenwich Art Society, the Arts Council nor the Town of Greenwich will be responsible for loss or damage. Entry constitutes agreement to this condition.
SALES: 30% of the price of each work sold as a result of this exhibition will be divided between GAS and the Bendheim Gallery. Sales of displayed works within 3 months of the close of the exhibition will be subject to this charge.
CHAIR: Anna Patalano / For further information call 203 629-1533 weekdays 9:30am -3:30pm