Exhibitions and programs are held throughout the year. The following list reflects currently scheduled events. Please check back frequently as events are added regularly.
On view January 22 through March 17, 2017. Now in its 73rd year, the Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, graphics and photography by resident artists of Connecticut.
Join us Sunday, January 22nd from 1-3 pm in the Converse Art Gallery for the Opening Reception and Awards, a special event for artists, friends and the public.
ARTIST NOTIFICATIONS: Click here to view the list of accepted / declined entries for this year’s show.
Declined works may be collected Wednesday, January 11 through Friday, January 13 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm: Saturday and Sunday, January 14 & 15 from 1 pm – 3:30 pm. All declined work must be collected at these dates/times at the MAIN RECEPTION DESK/VISITOR CENTER of the museum. A $5 per day late fee will be charged thereafter.
Accepted work will be displayed in the Converse Gallery through Friday, March 17, 2017. Displayed works must be collected Saturday, March 18 or Sunday, March 19, from 1 pm – 3:30 pm or Monday, March 20, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the MAIN RECEPTION DESK/VISITOR CENTER. A $5 per day late fee will be charged thereafter.
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.
Image: Coastal Heath by Diane Cadrain, 2016 CT Artists Juried Exhibition Award Winner
THE 123rd SATURDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S ART PROGRAM EXHIBITION
March 26 – April 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 26, 1 – 3 p.m.
THE 127th NORWICH ART SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION
April 28 – May 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
Two successive exhibitions will feature art work by NFA and elementary students who participated in the various art courses offered during the academic year. Paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media pieces, photography and graphic designs, sculpture, clay objects, metal and jewelry creations, and wood working projects will be displayed.
On view June 11 through August 4, 2017.
Opening reception Sunday, June 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Local Color is a dual exhibition presented by Studio Art Quilt Associates members from the Connecticut region and the Northern California/Nevada region.
Connecticut, home to a growing number of talented fiber and multi-media artists, has centuries of stories to tell. Local Color: Connecticut Stories is the second Connecticut-themed, juried exhibition organized by co-curators Diane Wright and Kate Themel and brought to life by Connecticut SAQA members. This visually exciting collection embodies the uniqueness of our state’s history and each artist’s personal narrative.
Local Color: Stories of Our Members will showcase recent, innovative works, which celebrate the personal stories and narratives of Northern California/ Nevada SAQA members. The theme can be broadly interpreted from personal stories to regional history and from literary references to regional environment, and beyond. The Northern California/ Nevada exhibition team includes Jennifer Landau and Denise Oyama Miller.
Participating artists from Connecticut include:
Debbie Bento, Christina Blais, Diane Cadrain, Kelly Caldwell, Alice Chittenden, Carol Eaton, Ann Marie Gontarz, Rita Hannafin, Yvette Howard, Angelina Kendra, Paula Klingerman, Aurelle Locke, Karen Loprete, Barbara McKie, Clara Nartey, Margaret Phillips, Judy Ross, Phyllis Small, Catherine Smith, Kate Themel, Anna Tufankjian and Diane Wright