74th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition
Colorful, abstracted work showing human figures and trees

Image: Edge of Consciousness by Bob Desaulnier, 2017 CT Artists Juried Exhibition Award Winner

On view January 28 through March 16, 2018. Now in its 74th 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 28nd from 1-3 pm in the Converse Art Gallery for the Opening Reception and Awards, a special event for artists, friends and the public.

Our 2018 juror is Michelle Hargrave. Hargrave is Deputy Director at theNew Britain Museum of American Art and has seventeen years of experience leading complex exhibition projects, international partnerships, and institutional development. In her former position as the Curator and China Initiative Project Director at The American Federation of Arts in New York, Hargrave worked with internationally renowned collections, institutions, and curators in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to develop and implement traveling art exhibitions at multiple domestic and international venues. While there, she established and managed partnerships with the Brooklyn Museum; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and National Gallery of Art, DC; and internationally, with the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto; Birmingham Museums Trust; École des Beaux-Arts Paris; Glasgow Museums; Nanjing Museum; among others. She also spearheaded AFA’s China Initiative, which fosters partnerships between American and Chinese museums. Prior to joining the AFA in 2011, she worked as Associate Curator at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City.   Hargrave holds an M.A. from the Bard Graduate Center in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture.