Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition

January 13 through March 15, 2019
To register for the 75th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition, please read the instructions outlined in the artist's prospectus below, and carefully fill out all the information via the online registration form, or the print at home and mail option.
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Artist's Prospectus


Resident artists of Connecticut - no work previously exhibited at the Slater Memorial Museum in any show is eligible.


Paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and graphics including photography.

Entry Info & Fees

Two entries per artist. ALL WORK MUST BE READY TO INSTALL. Two dimensional works must be framed, glazed, screw eyes/wire - multi-part works must be assembled as one unit. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. No work greater than 60 inches in any dimension. Maximum weight: Two-dimensional 80 lbs - Three dimensional 150 lbs. The Slater Memorial Museum staff reserve the right to remove from consideration any object that does not meet these criteria. The Museum Director may override any selection made by the juror. USE AUTO-FILL, TYPE FORM OR WRITE LEGIBLY.

$15 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry. Checks payable to the Slater Memorial Museum. Friends of the Slater Museum may submit first entry free of charge. Fees are not refundable.


Entries will be received in the Atrium (adjacent to and to the north of the Slater Memorial Museum, enter through glass doors and follow signs) on Saturday, January 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Affix entry form to lower left back of work, so that printed form faces lower front right. Grey box need not be visible. Text below must be visible when entry is installed (hanging on wall or displayed on pedestal). Refer to illustration on entry form. You are responsible for ensuring your your work is labeled. Do not ship or bring entries during unspecified hours.

In the event of inclement weather, entries will be received Sunday, January 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If this occurs, the announcement will be made via the Museum website, the NFA website,, Facebook and outgoing telephone message at (860) 425-5563.


Selection will take place Monday, January 7, 2019 weather permitting. Artists will receive email notification when results are posted online, no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8. Results will be sorted by museum-issued entry number and will include the last 4 digits of artist’s phone number. DO NOT PHONE THE MUSEUM.

Declined work may be collected Wednesday, January 9 through Friday, January 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: And Saturday, January 12 from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. All declined work must be collected at these dates/times at the MAIN RECEPTION DESK/VISITOR CENTER , stop #2 on elevator, 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 15, 2019. Displayed works must be collected Saturday, March 16 or Sunday, March 17, from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. or Monday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the MAIN RECEPTION DESK/VISITOR CENTER. A $5 per day late fee will be charged thereafter. If you cannot retrieve your work, it is your responsibility to delegate. Do not call the Museum for assistance.


Our 2019 Juror is Douglas Hyland, retired director of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA).  Dr. Hyland was director of the San Antonio (TX) Museum of Art, the Birmingham (AL) Museum of Art and the Memphis (TN) Brooks Museum of Art. Hyland has a master's and doctorate from the University of Delaware in art history, with an emphasis on American art.  He was a Kress fellow  in Florence, Italy, then became a Smithsonian fellow in Washington, D.C.  Hyland served as curator at the Spencer Museum at University of Kansas. During Hyland's tenure, the NBMAA's holdings more than tripled to over 14,000 items. He has been credited with putting New Britain, CT on the map by attracting major exhibitions and collections. In 2006, the museum undertook a 43,000 square foot expansion; just prior to retiring, Hyland oversaw another expansion adding 17,346 square feet, seven new galleries, three new art studios, and a re-installation of the permanent collection.

Awards & Reception

Up to $1000 may be awarded in prizes, including two awards from the Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation. Refer to website for updates on prizes in specific media. Award winners will be announced at 2:00 pm during the exhibition opening reception on Sunday, January 13 from 1–3 p.m.

Sales & Publicity

Sales handled through the Slater Memorial Museum will be subject to a 20% convenience fee. Artists agree to allow the Slater Memorial Museum to reproduce and/or publish artwork for exhibit publicity and promotional purposes, unless written refusal is submitted.


All entries will receive careful handling by competent staff; however, the Slater Memorial Museum, or anyone connected with this exhibition, cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage to any entry submitted and received subject to this condition. Please ensure your hanging hardware is sound.