Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition
How recent does my work have to be to enter the show?
Your work must have been made in the last three years. This is to ensure we are sharing contemporary work with our viewers and representing you best as an artist. Both you and the public deserve your most current and evolved artwork.
How does the jurying process work?
After the entry deadline, the juror will receive an electronic file containing all the provided information and images of entered work. The file will be edited to ensure the anonymity of the artist. No Museum staff or volunteers have any influence on your artwork’s acceptance into the exhibition, except the Director, who may override any selection made by the Juror. Some reasons for the latter can be poor craftsmanship, framing, or recognizing work that has previously been exhibited in SMM. The jurying process and decisions on awards usually requires about five hours of the juror’s time. The Juror has considerable discretion in establishing the award categories, for example, whether the awards will be first, second, third place, best in each medium or technique, honorable mentions, etc. The awards will be announced at the Opening at about 2:00pm.
How do I know if my work is accepted?
On the Prospectus timeline, a date is listed as to when artists will be notified of acceptance/rejection into a juried exhibition. Artists will receive electronic notification to visit our website Slatermuseum.org for acceptance/rejection list.
May I enter work that has already been in a Slater Memorial Museum Exhibition?
No. You may not submit artwork that has already shown in the Converse Gallery. This serves our public by making our exhibitions are a new experience each time; repeat artwork can render our exhibitions monotonous and unprofessional. In addition, we strongly suggest that you submit work that has not been shown locally.
Here we are asking for the materials and processes used in your piece. Examples of media are “photography, digital photography, monotype, etching, lithograph, oil on canvas, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, clay (ceramic), bronze, fibers, assemblage, paper, mixed media”, etc. These are only examples and this is by no means a comprehensive list! Use your best judgment to tell us the primary material(s) and technique(s) used to make the piece of artwork.
Do I have to sell my artwork?
The hardware on the back must consist of picture (twisted) wire attached to the frame using TWO D-rings (or similar hardware). Do not use saw-tooth hangers. Hanging methods such as French Cleats are acceptable so long as both parts are supplied and the length of the cleat is appropriate for the width of the work. No artworks will be displayed on an easel.
"Gallery Wrap" works are acceptable as long as they are ready to hang with wire hangers and the edges are given appropriate attention and care, i.e.: clean, free of finger prints, painted or truly "wrapped"- continuing the image around the edge to the back. The sides of your canvas will be visible and possibly fairly close to someone else's work, so must be treated as carefully as the rest of the piece.
We require this so that the exhibition as a whole looks professional and inviting. Thoughtful framing & presentation are just as important as the artwork itself. We will maintain these standards for the museum and in an effort to present your work to our visitors in its best light.
Can I change the title or price of my work after I enter it for jurying?
No, you may not. Once the artwork is dropped off on the day of receiving the titles and prices given upon entry will be used. We require correct titles and pricing at that time because we print a catalog for each exhibition with all the piece information included.
My artwork was accepted into a different exhibition and I need have it back before the end of the Ct Juried Exhibition. Is that okay?
No. If you wish to have your work in the other exhibition, do not submit your piece to the SMM for inclusion in the exhibition. The artwork will be on display for the run of the exhibition and will not be removed during the time period for any reason.
What happens if my work sells?
The sold artwork will remain in the exhibition for the remainder of the exhibition. We will handle the transaction with the buyer as well as the artwork transfer. All sales handled through SMM will be subject to a 20% convenience fee. You will be notified when your artwork sells and required to provide an I.R.S. form W-9. When the buyer’s payment has been received and processed, the artist's payment will be prepared by our Finance Department. A check will be prepared to the name and address you submitted via the W-9. At the close of the exhibition, we will arrange for the buyer to retrieve the piece or ship it there.