Secret Norwalk Juried Art Exhibition-Call For Artists

Call for Artists

Entry Deadline May 13, 2013

 

Exhibition: June 20 – July 20, 2013 — Art Show Extended to July 31, 2013

Opening Reception & Awards: June 21, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

Jurors: Joseph Fucigna, Dennis Bradbury and Ed Musante, Jr.

Mill Hill Historic Park – Town House Museum, 2 East Wall Street,  Norwalk

Secret Norwalk Prospectus

 

History is constantly being made and while it is cleverly preserved in places we don’t often visit, we are intrigued by the stories that can emanate from a niche, a nook, a pass, or a dwelling.

The Norwalk Historical Society is on the hunt for photographs, paintings, drawings, models, collages, shadow boxes, etc. representing a special secret place in Norwalk for this juried art exhibition.

Jurors

The Norwalk Historical Society proudly presents the following jurors for Secret Norwalk.

Joseph Fucigna

Fucigna is a practicing sculptor who transforms common industrial materials into unique 3-D abstractions. His work has been included in exhibitions at the United Nations, Grounds for Sculpture, Katonah Museum, Kyoto Gallery- Japan, National Academy of Design, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New York State Museum-Albany, and Burchfield Art Center.  He has been a full-time Professor of Art at Norwalk Community College, since 1993 and Coordinator of the Studio Arts Program for over 15 years. Fucigna received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University School of Art and Design-New York and Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Art – New York City.

Dennis Bradbury

A professional photographer, Bradbury is founder and director of 22 Haviland Street Gallery in South Norwalk, CT.   She has curated and produced over 100 events and art exhibitions by more than 500 participating artists since 2003.  An active member in the Norwalk arts community, Bradbury is a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture (Norwalk Arts Commission) and is currently the Chair of the Visual Arts Committee.   During this time, she curated 135 original artworks by more than 60 diverse artists into Norwalk’s storefront Art in the Windows: Public Art Project. Bradbury received her training in design and photography at the School of Visual Arts-New York City.

Edward J. Musante, Jr.

Musante has been President and CEO of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce since 2002.  Previously, he was the Executive Director of  the Redevelopment  Agency which handles all of Norwalk’s economic, community, housing  and neighborhood development activities. He is a Board member of several not-for-profit organizations including Norwalk Children’s Foundation, Norwalk Mentor Scholarship Fund, Norwalk  Early Childhood Council, Norwalk ACTS for Children and the United Way.  Musante is also a member of the Connecticut Chamber Leadership Cabinet, VP of Government Affairs and Executive Committee member of the Connecticut Association of Chamber of Commerce (CACCE). He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

Awards

Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception on Friday, June 21, 2013, 6-8:00pm at Mill Hill Historic Park, Town House Museum, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk

1st place – $150, 2nd place – $50 + 19th century Norwalk map reproduction, 3rd place – $25 Norwalk Historical Society store gift certificate + one-year individual membership

Judges and the show committee reserve the right to refuse any piece that does not match the image submitted. Final acceptance of all entries will be at the jurors’ discretion.

ARTWORK ELIGIBILITY:

Theme

The exhibit is designed to shed light on hidden public places right under your nose.  Places must be publicly accessible and located in Norwalk.

All works must be original (no reproductions or giclee).  May be any medium. Two-dimensional entries may not exceed 48” wide and 84” high including frame.  All work must be dry, framed, wired and ready to hang.  Museum edge canvases with clean edges are acceptable unframed.

  • All entries will be juried from digital images.
  • Digital images of accepted work will be retained by the Norwalk Historical Society.
  • Awards will be selected from the original works of art.

Fees

Artists may enter up to three pieces for a non-refundable submission fee of $20.  Fee payable via cash or check made payable to: Norwalk Historical Society.

Notification

Selected artists will be notified by e-mail on June 3, 2013.

Publicity

Your submission to the Secret Norwalk juried art exhibition signifies you grant permission to the Norwalk Historical Society to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional purposes and your acceptance of all conditions stated in this prospectus.

Liability/Insurance

All art work will be handled with the greatest of care.  Artists submitting work agree to hold harmless the Norwalk Historical Society, their agents and employees in the case of lost, stolen, or damaged artwork.  Artists should arrange for proper insurance coverage for their work.  Entry to the show constitutes agreement with all of the conditions stated above.

Sales

All artwork should be for sale. The Norwalk Historical Society will handle all sales transactions.  The artist will receive a 70% commission for any sold art at the end of the show.  The remainder will support the Norwalk Historical Society’s educational programs.

Deadline

Art work must be submitted by Monday, May 13, 2013.

Delivery

The selected artist must deliver their artwork to the Norwalk Historical Society, Friday, June 14, 2013, 2:00-6:00pm OR Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:00am-2:00pm. All artwork must have identifying labels attached to the back of each, indicating artist name and work title.  All artwork is to remain on display until the end of the exhibit.

Closing/Pickup

It is the responsibility of the artist to arrange for pickup of art on Sunday, July 21, 2013, 11am – 2:00pm OR Monday, July 22, 2013, 2:00-6:00pm.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

E-Mail

  • Subject Line: (Artist Name) Secret Norwalk Juried Art Exhibition Submission
  • Artist Contact Information: Name, Address, e-mail and phone number.
  • Information about the work: Work Title, dimensions, frame status (framed or unframed), medium, price
  • A brief personal artist statement (optional-50 words) and bio in a Word format. Attach document.
  • Attach each image.  JPEG only. 300 dpi resolution. See Images Specifications for details.
  • Submission Fee: Include $20 non-refundable submission fee. Payable to: Norwalk Historical Society.  Mail to: Secret Norwalk, Norwalk Historical Society, P.O. Box 1640, Norwalk, CT  06852
  • Works will not be accepted until submission fee has been received.
  • Submit to: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Mail or Drop Off

  • Completed submission form and fee must be sent with the entry.  Submission Form click here
  • A CD containing digital image of each entry, JPEG only. 300 dpi resolution. See Images Specifications for details.
  • A brief personal artist statement (optional-50 words) and a bio in a Word file.
  • The disk must be labeled with the artist’s name and work titles.
  • Submission Fee: Include $20 non-refundable submission fee. Payable to: Norwalk Historical Society.
  • Mail to: Secret Norwalk, Norwalk Historical Society, P.O. Box 1640, Norwalk, CT  06852
  • Drop Off: Norwalk Historical Society, Mill Hill Historic Park – Town House, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT  06851

Images Specification

  • Image should not exceed a file size of 3MB or 300 dpi resolution.
  • JPEG file format is required.
  • Name file image as follows: last name_first name_ART WORK TITLE_dimension_medium_price

(For Example: Carlson_Victor_GROTTO_14x18_oil_500)

  • Only use underscores to separate words
  • Entries not properly formatted and named will not be accepted.

Questions

  • E-mail – info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • Telephone – 203-846-0525