Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Call to Artists - Juried Show

Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut
ESCAPE to the Arts

Art Gallery


The Art Gallery at ESCAPE to the Arts is accepting entries of art work for the 1st annual juried exhibition. Artists are invited to submit up to 2 original works of art for consideration.

The exhibition is open to local and regional artists working in the following media: oil, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media.

The exhibition will run from March 22 to May 2, 2014 in our 400 sq ft gallery within ESCAPE to the Arts at 293 Main St. Danbury, CT.

Submission Guidelines

Artists must submit the following:
·  Non-refundable Entry Fee: $15 for one entry; $25 for two entries. Cash or check payable to Regional YMCA of Western CT.
·  One or two original works of art created within the last 3 years (ready to hang with label on back)
·  Signed Entry Form

Basic Guidelines

All work must be appropriate to be viewed by all audiences. We ask that artists do not exhibit nudes. Works must be appropriate for the location (subject, size, and safety).
All work must be original. No works previously exhibited at ESCAPE will be considered.

All work must be ready for installation. Any work considered unsafe is not acceptable. 2-D works must be properly framed for hanging with wire on back. Wires must be securely fastened with hooks on the back of the frame. Wire must not extend above top of frame. No saw tooth or loop hangers permitted. Works that are not properly framed will not be accepted. Works should not exceed (36) inches in any direction.

Works in the following mediums should also be protected behind glass (or plexi-glass):
    watercolor, printmaking and photography
3-D works (ceramics and sculpture) should not exceed (18) inches in any direction.

The Regional YMCA reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted for exhibition that do not meet the proper specifications as described above.

Cash prizes will be awarded to “best in category” in each of the following categories: Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture and Mixed Media. Winners will be notified on Friday, March 21st.

Lisa Scails: Lisa is the Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. She is responsible for the development and oversight of the Cultural Alliance, (formally the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance) a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties.  


All work exhibited must be for sale. The Regional YMCA (ESCAPE to the Arts) will handle sales of work and retain a 30% commission on works sold as a result of the exhibit.

Art work must remain on display through the duration of the exhibition including works that are sold.


The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut nor any of its staff assumes no liability for any loss or damage to art work during the jurying process, delivery or pick up, while on display, in storage or in transit.

Artists must arrange for proper insurance coverage for their work.

The Regional YMCA assumes the right to photograph the work in the exhibition for publicity (both in print and online).

Delivery & Pick Up Guidelines

Artist must deliver and pick up your art work in person. If you are unable to, an agent may do so only with written permission to drop off/pick up work and sign the waiver/release on the artist’s behalf.


March 18 (Tues)       Deliver art work (with completed paperwork) to ESCAPE to the Arts, 293 Main St., Danbury between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm
March 22 (Sat)         Awards & Artists’ Reception: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
March 22 – May 2     Exhibition Dates
May 5 (Mon)            Pick up art work between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm
                             *There is a $15/day storage fee for late pick up



Name _________________________________               Date ___________________

Address ______________________________________________________________

City ________________________             State ___________             Zip _________

Email _________________________________                Phone __________________

Website ______________________________________________________________

Fill out the labels below, cut out & attach to back of art work. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.

Artist ________________________________

Title _________________________________

Medium ___________________________

Price __________

Artist ________________________________

Title _________________________________

Medium ___________________________

Price __________

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