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Call to MetroHartford artists for exhibitions in 2011.


  • 2011 SEASON

    Open Call for Artists

    Journey 2: A Renewed Consciousness by Stanwyck Cromwell (November 6, 2009 through January 15, 2010)


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    From France, to the Caribbean, to Eden, to Wellings Hartford, the ArtWalk has been a grand tour de force with more to come.

    The ArtWalk is currently seeking submissions for exhibitions to be mounted in 2011, the first in February 2011. Work in all mediums will be considered.

    Eligibility: Artists living or working in the Metro Hartford area will be given priority.

    Students, emerging and established artists are all eligible. Artists must be at least 18 years old and have a body of work sufficient to exhibit by the date of the exhibition.

    Selection: A jury will recommend artists to the Library. Criteria for selection include, but are not limited to: an artists resume or vitae and proven ability, an appropriate body of

    work that is compatible with the space, and the ability to provide work ready doe installation by an agreed upon date. Installations designed specifically for the ArtWalk are encouraged.

    The jury will also consider the economics, logistics, and feasibility of the proposed

    exhibition. The jury will recommend up to four artists for 2011.


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    Dawn Holders exhibition entitled The Idea of This Perfect Edenic Place was on the ArtWalk February 19 - April 16, 2010.

    Selected Artists: The artists chosen for exhibitions will generally have a solo show, supporting marketing, an opening night reception and an opportunity to give an artists

    talk during the exhibition.

    Submission requirements:

    1. Documentation of work - up to six (6) images/jpegs of recent work on a clearly-labeled CD-ROM. (Slides, original artwork and photographs of work will cot be


    2. Include title, dimensions, and medium of each submitted image.

    3. Up to three minutes of new media work will be reviewed by jurors. (Clearly mark and

    cue the segment to be viewed.)

    4. A current resume and cover letter.

    5. A brief artist statement.

    6. Description and scope of proposed exhibition.

    (Every effort will be made to return submissions. Please include with your application a self-addressed stamped envelope sufficient in size and postage to return the material,

    otherwise submissions will not be returned.)

    Send application packages to: Andrea Figueroa

    Hartford Public Library500 Main Street

    Hartford, CT


    Materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22 , 2010.

    Artists selected for exhibitions will be notified by October 22, 2010.


    About the ArtWalkThe ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library offers one of

    the largest and most stunning exhibition spaces in greater Hartford and the

    opportunity for Hartford residents and others to view

    art in a magnificent setting in our City. Exhibitions on the ArtWalk offer an array of art

    experiences that reflect a variety of media, styles, and cultures in the art world, provide diverse viewing

    experiences, and allow for many tastes.

    The Arakawa hanging system, which provides moveable

    hanging panels, will allow maximum flexibility for each show. Rising above Main Street, the gallery is located on

    the third floor of the Downtown Library where it offers

    unique visibility and exposure, adding to the increasing

    vibrancy of Downtown Hartford.

    The stunning state-of-the-art gallery was made possible

    through the generosity of donors to the Librarys Capital Campaign, especially the Beatrice Fox Auerbach

    Foundation at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

    Hartford Public Library500 Main StreetHartford CT 06103