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August 30, 2020

2020 Art Challenge Competition & Show

  • Organization: Wethersfield Academy for the Arts
  • Submission Deadline: August 30, 2020
  • Event Dates: September 30, 2020 - October 14, 2020
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: First Place, $3000; Second Place, $1000; Honorable Mention, $500
  • Type: Competition
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting

The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts is a 501C(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide a classical education in the visual arts using traditional teaching methods and mentoring, by which artists refine their talents and develop practical skills.

Artists are invited to submit up to 3 works of newly painted artwork with the Challenge theme of “A Sense of Place”. Before mediums and methods, artists are encouraged to plan the meaning of their painting. Challenge the viewer to read your painting at a deeper level. An evening discussion on this will be planned. So the Challenge is to paint an artwork that reflects a specific place in location, time, issues and signators of that time. The interpretation can be in the form of a landscape, portraiture, or still life. This is also an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit and sell their original
artwork during the two week show open to the public.

Prizes: First Place, $3000; Second Place, $1000; Honorable Mention, $500; Other Prizes may become available.

Eligible Works: Original paintings and drawings. No giclee, canvas transfers, photography, videos, fiber art collages, or computer generated images. Artwork must be framed and wired for hanging with a minimum of 8” x 10” size and maximum of 40“ x 40” size limit. All artwork must be completely dry at time of submission. Each original must have a copy of entry form adhered to the back of the frame.

Please include the following for the judges: A half page written statement on the subject of the artwork, the central intent to the theme of “A Sense of Place”. Also include a brief (half page) statement on the artist’s background.
If your piece is judged to be included in the competition and the two week show, artworks entered must be available for sale. The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts will retain a 30% commission of the artwork price.

Judge for the entry into the show: Nora Howard, CT Historian and author
Judge for the prizes: Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoissieur

Entry Fee: Membership to the Academy as of Sept. 1, 2020 is required. Early registration fee is $25 per entry by June 30, 2020. After June 30, registration fee is $35 per entry, no later than August 30. Maximum of 3 entries. Artwork information (Title, Medium, Size, Price) may be submitted during Delivery to be judged.

Artwork Delivery: Sept. 26 to Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, 431 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield 1-3pm. Judging for show inclusion 3-6pm. Artwork that will not be in the show must be picked up on Sept. 27 between 12-2pm. Please email us for postal delivery instructions.
Art Show Opening: Sept. 30, 5:30 - 7:30pm at Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. Invitations will be available. Family, friends, public invited.
Artwork Removal: All artwork MUST be picked up on Oct. 14, 3-5pm at the end of the show from Wethersfield Academy for the Arts.

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