CALL FOR ARTISTS// 7th Annual Crossing The Bridge Juried Exhibition At Hygienic Art
Entry Deadline: Apr. 21
Call for Artists! from Hygienic Art The Seventh Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition with Guest Juror Brad Guarino Show runs: April 28 – May 26, 2012 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 7 – 10 pm Receiving Dates: Thursday, April 19, 11-3pm Friday, April 20, 11– 6pm Saturday, April 21, 11– 6pm Entry fees: $15.00 for single entry $20.00 for two entries $25.00 for three entries Unselected Pick-up: Thursday, April 26, 11– 3pm No pick ups during the opening Sunday April 29, 12 – 3pm Selected Pick Up: Sunday, May 27, 12–3pm Artists may submit up to 3 pieces to be considered. All media welcome. All work must be current. All work must be for sale. No works previously shown at Hygienic will be accepted. All works must be suitably framed with wires and ready for hanging. No clips or saw tooth hangers. All metal frames must have hangers and wire. Work submitted must not exceed 60” in either direction. Sculpture must be easily transportable no more than 50 pounds. All work must remain for the duration of the show. Hygienic will retain 30% of sales and collect 6% CT state sales tax. Hygienic will not be responsible for unclaimed work. Although we take the utmost care with all the submitted artworks we do not claim any responsibility for loss or damage to submitted artwork. Guest Juror Brad Guarino is a painter, draftsman and printmaker who has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work has been included in the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art’s Radius exhibition, the Sixth International Triennial of Graphic Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria), and the Balkan Quadrennial of Painting (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.) He has received an Artist Resource Trust grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, two Artist Fellowship grants from the State of Connecticut, and awards at the Society of American Graphic Artists’ National Exhibition, FilmsOnArtist’s International Exhibition, Lore Degenstein’s National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, and at the Connecticut State Artist’s Annual Exhibitions. His work has been published in Span Magazine (New Delhi, India), and New American Paintings, and will be included in Manifest Drawing Center’s forthcoming Seventh International Drawing Annual (INDA7). Guarino did postgraduate study at Bulgaria’s National Academy of Art on a Fulbright Fellowship, and was twice an artist-in-residence in southern Bulgaria on Griffis and Orpheus foundation fellowships. He is currently working on an Art-in-Public-Spaces commission to produce a site-specific installation project for Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. He holds an MFA from the University of Connecticut and a BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Guarino is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of art at Connecticut College and has taught at the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Mitchell College. He lives and works in New London, CT. The Seventh Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition 2012 will be the Hygienic Art Gallery’s seventh year of its juried art show. The original concept of “crossing the bridge” is an attempt to get people “Out for Art.” In Southeastern Connecticut everyone’s excuse for not getting out to local events many times comes back to the bridge and possibly the rivers that divide our towns. This exhibition’s original concept is an attempt to get people to cross the bridge literally as well as to motivate artists to become involved on our side of the river. It is a regional show with over 100 artists submitting artwork to be considered. The Seventh Crossing Juried Exhibition is not a theme based show it is open to all themes and we hope to receive artists best and most recent work. It is also an opportunity for new artists from across other bridges to get involved with the exciting things happening at the Hygienic Art Galleries and in downtown New London. Every year we have a different juror. Every Juror looks for different things so it is always interesting to see what makes the cut. The opening reception will be Saturday, April 28 from 7-10. There will be cash prizes for selected best pieces. The show will run through Saturday May 26. Visit www.hygienic.org for info and to become a member of our website.