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The Golden Thread Gallery

Entry Deadline: Jan. 4

303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 06107

by J. Mayes


ELIGIBILITY: All mediums accepted. All work must be original to the artist. Giclee’s are welcomed but must be clearly marked as such. Any work previously exhibited at GTG is ineligible for future exhibits.

SPECIFICATIONS: All two-dimensional work must be wired and ready to hang. Works must be securely and suitably framed with screw eyes and wires firmly attached to the frame. Wrapped canvases are accepted with edges neatly finished. Works on paper should be matted and have a protective covering of glass or Plexiglas. No clip frames. Sculpture is to be accompanied by a white base. Work will be eliminated if poorly prepared or if framing is substandard. All artwork must be labeled with name, contact information, title, medium and price.

JURY: All entries will be juried from digital images by the co-founders of The Golden Thread Gallery, Kate H. Wilson and Tricia H. Wenz. We carefully consider the following 3 factors when judging:

Originality and technical excellence
Connection to the theme
Perspective on the theme
A list of accepted artists will be posted on our web site January 8th by 5:00pm

FEES: Up to 3 pieces of work may be submitted for each exhibit; members of The Golden Thread Gallery are free of charge, $15 entry fee per piece for non-members.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED PIECES: *Please take special note of the fact that there is a very quick turn around time from acceptance date to art delivery date. Please make sure your work is ready to be exhibited before submitting it. Art that has been accepted for the TREE OF LIFE exhibit should be dropped off at the gallery on Monday, Jan. 18th from 12:00-2pm or 6:00-7pm. If your work is not received on time we cannot guarantee it will be included in the exhibit. Work must remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibit.

SALES: A 40% commission is taken on all sales. (The Golden Thread Gallery receives 25% and Holy Family Retreat Center receives 15%). All works shown at The Golden Thread Gallery should be for sale, unless other wise stated.

ENTER YOUR WORK: December 4 – January 4, 2016

Due to storage limitations, we will only accept digital files submissions.

Upload your image(s) to

Art Submission Requirements: jPEG or TIFF (300-400 dpi),
If you are submitting more than one piece of art, please fill out separate forms for each.
Please title your image file with your name and the title of your work.
***Accepted artwork that does not match the digital images submitted may be disqualified.

If you cannot submit digitally, you may send in a CD/photo to:

The Golden Thread Gallery, 303 Tunxis Rd, W.H., CT 06107

cds/photographs will not be returned and considered disposable unless accompanied by a SASE.

LIABILITY: The Golden Thread Gallery, a public art venue within the Holy Family Retreat Center, will take every possible care for the safety of your artwork. However, The Golden Thread Gallery and Holy Family Retreat Center are not responsible for any artwork that is lost, stolen, or damaged during the storage, or exhibiting of the artwork.

Shipment and Delivery: Shipping artwork to and from the exhibit is the responsibility of the artist. Artist may use his/her own shipping company preference, and is responsible for scheduling delivery and pick- up of artwork. Shipping cartons must be reusable and within shipping guidelines. Please use professional grade boxes. Late or damaged work will not be exhibited. Packing peanuts strongly discouraged.

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