Call to Artists

In Honor of 50 Years: February 3-March 5, 2017

Guilford Art Center instructors and adult students are invited to submit work for inclusion in Faculty & Student Exhibition: In Honor of 50 Years, taking place February 3-March 5, 2017. The exhibition is open to all instructors and adult students who have taught or taken classes since January 2016.

Student participants are invited to show up to two pieces of artwork created in a Guilford Art Center class, or as a result of study in a GAC class. Instructors are invited to show up to two pieces of their own work. As many works as possible will be included in the exhibit, space permitting; everyone will be represented by at least one art work.

All work must be received by GAC, by hand delivery or shipment, in exhibition condition (see Installation Requirements) on the receiving date and must be accompanied by identifying paperwork. Delivery or shipping to and from GAC will be at the expense of the artist. All artists are also invited to submit an artist’s statement and bio/ resume.

January 27, 30-31 – Receiving 10-4 PM
February 3 – Opening Reception, 5-7 PM
March 5 – Exhibit Closes
March 6-7 – Pickup, 10-4 PM

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Click here to see past Student and Faculty shows.

Front of the House: Dining Together in Objects and Images

This exhibition will present serving ware and art created by American artists that are fit for the table, or represent gathering to share a meal. Front of the House—restaurant lingo for where guests are seated—is open to works from the purely functional to the fanciful and even conceptual, and can include two-dimensional works. To gather around food is an elemental ritual, a key aspect of everyday life across cultures and time. Artisans create serving pieces with their users in mind, and they can reflect and signify a host’s desire to provide hospitality. This exhibition will feature contemporary serving ware—plates, bowls, vessels, utensils, table settings, linens, etc.—designed to be presented with pride and generosity. It is also open to two-dimensional works such as still lives and other images of food and gathering.

Exhibit Dates: June 16-July 23, 2017

Juror: Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator, Florence Griswold Museum

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to works in all media, including mixed media. Open to U.S. residents.

Awards: $300 in prizes to be awarded by the juror.

Entries: Each artist may submit up to three (3) works; a collection of works (a table setting, or set of glassware, for example) may count as one work. Each work may be represented by two separate images: one full view and one detail view. Work must be submitted in high resolution digital format. For each entry please note: Title; Media; Size/Dimensions; Retail price or not for sale/insurance value. Email entries to:

Entry Fee: $25.00. Includes up to three (3) submissions. Make check payable to Guilford Art Center and mail to 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT 06437. Or call the Center with credit card (203-453-5947). Payment must be received to be eligible.

Entry Deadline: April 21, 2017.

Show Schedule:

Application due: April 21, 2016
Artist Notification: May 5, 2016
Receiving: May 29-June 2, 2016 (Shipped/by appointment)
Opening reception: June 9, 2016 (5-7pm)
Closing: July 23, 2016
Deinstallation/pick up: July 24-28 (Shipped/by appointment)

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Craft Expo 2017

Guilford Art Center is seeking contemporary craft artists to participate in Craft Expo 2017, its 60th annual juried exhibition and sale of fine craft to be held on July 14-16, 2017 on the Guilford Green. One of the oldest and finest outdoor craft shows in the northeast, Craft Expo is open to crafts made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Works must be handmade in the USA or Canada, be of high quality, well-designed, and convey artistic originality and vision. Event benefits Guilford Art Center’s educational programs.

Applications are juried from 5 digital images of artist’s work. Entry deadline is January 9, 2017: $40 entry fee. Late deadline is January 16, 2017: $60 late entry fee.

• Click here to see a prospectus and online application at
• Click here for photos and additional information about the show.

THE SHOP @ Guilford Art Center
Click here to download an application to show your work at THE SHOP.

Teaching Positions
Teaching positions are available for semester long classes and weekend workshops. Consideration is given to those with prior teaching experience and to curriculum that complements the programs at the Center. If you are interested in joining the faculty of the Guilford Art Center, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Executive Director, Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT 06437. For more information, please contact us.