2021 Abstract Art Show

Gallery 53

Entry Deadline: Feb. 27

53 Colony Street
Meriden, CT 06451
PHONE 203-235-5347


A ROAD LESS TRAVELED: 2021 Abstract Art Show

Judge: Heather Neilson
RECEIVING: Fri, March 26 / 12 – 3 PM & Saty, March 27 / 10 – 1 PM
OPENING: Saturday, April 3 / 12 – 2 PM
ON EXHIBIT: April 3 – April 30

Why an abstract art show? An abstract show is a fantastic way to showcase and celebrate the work of non-traditional artists as well as an opportunity for artists who are talented realists to use their skills in color, composition, and expression in new ways.

The show will be held at Gallery 53 in Meriden, Connecticut, a 113-year old visual arts organization. Gallery 53 is dedicated to keeping art alive in Meriden and beyond by supporting regional artists and providing opportunities for \creative visual expression. Besides being on display in the gallery, the exhibit will be showcased on Gallery 53’s website and social media.

“A Road Less Traveled: 2021 Abstract Art Show” will be judged by Heather Neilson. Heather Neilson is an artist and art educator primarily in abstract painting, collage and art journaling. She has pursued the study of art history and direct art making for the last 25 years, studied at the New York Art Students League and with several master artists. She received her B.A. in Communications from Rutgers University. She is a certified GOLDEN Arts Educator and teaches art workshops to adults and teens in her studio at Whiting Mills in Winsted, CT and throughout the region.

Four cash prizes will be awarded:
$150 – Ellie Bender Best in Show Award
$100 – 1st Place Award
$100 – 2nd Place Award
$ 75 – 3rd Place Award

Please note the following guidelines for entry:

• Entry Fees: Members – $25 first entry, $5 second entry / Nonmembers – $30 first entry, $5 second entry
• Paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media), Photography, Drawings, and Digital Compositions
• Limit 2 entries
• All entries must be ORIGINAL – your design and composition from your own sketches and photos as well as your own execution and not previously shown at Gallery 53
• All entries must be wired and ready for hanging
• Framed work more than 42” in width accepted at discretion of a selection committee
• Labels must be completed, signed and accompany each piece
• A 25% commission will be taken on sold items
• NO price on request
• Not for sale is OK
• Pick Up: Sat. May 1, 10-1pm
• All work must be picked up within 30 days of shows end or will become Gallery 53 property
• G53 assumes no responsibility for loss or damage sustained to any piece at any time. Every reasonable effort will be taken to prevent damage or loss

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