Call for Artists


August 10 – September 4, 2022
Artwork Drop-Off July 25-29

Healthcare workers who enjoy making art are invited to submit one piece to Guilford Art Center’s gallery exhibition. Works in all media—painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, mixed media and more—are welcome.

In Good Hands will demonstrate how art helps with strength, resilience, and healing. Especially since the pandemic, people are turning toward the arts for these benefits. How has art helped healthcare workers, in particular, who are bearing an increased toll? How do their abilities to observe creatively in their jobs translate to their art? How do they engage with art’s joyful, therapeutic benefits? This exhibition will celebrate some of these answers through the art of these heralded community members.

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June 17 – July 31, 2022
Call for Submissions, Due April 29
Juror: David R. MacDonald

This exhibition is open to all works which use clay as the primary medium, both utilitarian and sculptural. The exhibition will present the variety of ways contemporary ceramics furthers craft traditions, explores innovative approaches, and serves as a medium for creating compelling new art works.

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Guilford Art Center supports a pottery residency program for emerging artists. The residency is one year long, beginning September 2018. The position will provide opportunities, in the form of working time and space, for artists to develop their own ceramic art while contributing to the workings of a communal pottery studio in an educational environment. Click here for more information.

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

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.