55th Annual Open Juried Exhibition plus a Solo Exhibit by John Hsu
Gallery on the Green
Oct. 13, 2023 - Nov. 11, 2023
Gallery on the Green presents its 55th Annual Open Juried Exhibition. This highly anticipated competition draws artists from all over Connecticut and beyond as they compete for multiple prizes. On display is fine art in a wide variety of styles, media and subject matter including painting, prints, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture.
This year’s juror is Robert Calafiore, Director of Admissions for the Hartford Art School where he has reviewed tens of thousands of portfolios in a variety of media. He has an MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BFA in Photography from Hartford Art School. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work has been featured in many publications and collections including the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Prizes are expected to total over $1,500 thanks to generous donations and include: The Charles & Doris Currier Memorial Photography Prize, Nancy Cloutier Memorial Prize; Mitchell Manchester Award; Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund, Inc.; Award in Memory of Peg Douglass; Collinsville Bank/NW Community Bank Prize; Mitchell Auto Group Award; Neu/Haviland Award; A&J Quality Roofing, LLC. Award; Jerry’s Artarama Prize; Smith Edwards McCoy Architects Prize; object|resonance Prize; and Rita Q Memorial Award.
Also on display will be “Abstract Water Image Photos” by John Hsu, a naturalized US citizen from Taiwan where he has published 8 books on photography, most of which center on the theme of water. With a science background and a career in chemistry Hsu has still managed to accumulate more than 60 years of photography with 28 exhibits in Connecticut alone. Water is his primary subject of interest. Hsu uses reflections and movement to create abstract, painterly effects. This exhibit includes his photo “Labyrinth – Goodspeed Opera House” which won Best Photography Award at the New Britain Museum of American Art Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition in 2011.
An opening reception and awards presentation is on Saturday, October 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is warmly invited to attend this free reception.
The Canton Artists’ Guild at the Gallery on the Green, the longest continuously-running artist guild in the state, has 3 separate galleries and hosts month-long exhibitions nine times a year. The Canton Artists’ Guild at the Gallery on the Green, the longest continuously-running artist guild in the state, has 3 separate galleries and hosts month-long exhibitions nine times a year. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Hours are Friday – Sunday, 1-5 pm. The main floor gallery is handicapped accessible.