The Slater Memorial Museum has issued its Call for Entries for the 73rd ANNUAL CONNECTICUT ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION to be displayed in the Slater Museum’s Converse Art Gallery from January 22-March 17, 2017. Artists who submitted work for earlier shows should look for a reminder card with instructions to see the museum’s website. Artists who are not on the mailing list may download a prospectus at www.slatermuseum.org, or call 860-425-5563 to request a printed copy.
Recognizing the impact of winter weather on past years, 2017 receiving will be ONE DAY ONLY.
Selection is from actual work. Submissions for the show will be received in the Atrium (adjacent to and to the north of the Slater Memorial Museum, look for signs and enter through glass doors under the arch on the south side of the building and continue to follow signs) on Saturday, January 7, from 1-4 p.m. Artists will be notified by email following the jurying of submitted works. Entries not accepted may be collected Wednesday, January 11 through Friday, January 13 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, January 14 & 15 from 1-3:30 p.m.
It is strongly recommended that the prospectus, available at www.slatermuseum.org, be carefully read before submission.
Our 2017 juror is Patricia Hickson. She has been the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford since 2009 where she oversees the contemporary art collection and acquisitions, organizes special exhibitions, and leads the MATRIX program, a series of changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Ms. Hickson previously held curatorial positions at the Des Moines Art Center, Williams College Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She earned a BA in art from Bates College and a MA in art history from Williams College.
Up to $1,000 will be awarded in prizes from the CT Artists Juried exhibition and through a special grant from the Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation, an award for excellence in fine crafts will be conferred. Honorable mentions may also be awarded.
The Slater Memorial Museum and Converse Art Gallery are part of the Norwich Free Academy, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich 06360. Housed in an exemplary Romanesque Revival building (1886), the museum features full scale plaster casts of Egyptian, Archaic, Greek, Roman and Renaissance sculpture; 17th – 20th c. Americana representing 300 years of Norwich history, fine and decorative Art, Native American artifacts; Asian, African, Oceanic, Egyptian, and European art and ethnographic material. The Converse Art Gallery’s annual series of exhibitions features the work of Connecticut artists. Open year round. Tues – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sat/Sun 1 – 4:00 p.m. Please call 860-887-2506 for directions and general information.