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Call for Artists


Art exhibition “The Third Place,” brought to life by Guilford’s student-led teen Art Club, will return to Guilford Art Center’s gallery on June 8 – 23, 2024. This multi-media exhibition invites high school aged artists from around Connecticut to explore the significance of a space which is not work/school or home – but a third place – and its role in fostering innovation of thinking, creativity, and establishing a sense of belonging.

The exhibition invites Connecticut artists aged 14 – 18 to submit up to two pieces of work for inclusion in The Third Place exhibition by June 3, 2024.

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Guilford Art Center is seeking craft artists to participate in our Holiday Expo running November 2 – January 7, 2024 this season. We are looking for artists that make glass, fiber, wood, jewelry, candles, soaps, personal care and holiday items and ornaments. The event is contractual and consignment based.  Please contact Elena Albergo at GAC, or 203-453-5947.

GUILFORD ART CENTER CRAFT EXPO 2024 – Are you interested in exhibiting as an artist at Craft Expo — Guilford Art Center’s annual contemporary craft and art show and one of the most successful and long-running craft shows in America? The application process for Craft Expo 2024 is now open. Interested applicants may apply between now and January 3, 2024 on the Artrider website.

Craft Expo 2024 will be held July 19-21, 2024 on the Guilford Green. More than 170 modern makers from across the country will display and sell their fine craft in a variety of media, including Clay, Food, Glass, Leather, Metal and Non-Metal Jewelry, Wearable and Fiber for the Home, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Soap and Wood. Popular amenities for this three-day event include a food court, a family art tent with kid craft activities, and the chance to bid on donated craft pieces at the show’s annual silent auction.

Proceeds raised through the silent auction and nominal entrance fees benefit the non-profit Guilford Art Center and its year-round calendar of gallery and school art education programs for students of all ages and skill levels.

For more information about the CFA and registration forms, visit the Artrider website Artrider manages all artist queries, applications and the selection process.


Guilford Art Center supports a pottery residency program for emerging artists. The residency is one year long, beginning September. 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.


Since 1967, THE SHOP @ Guilford Art Center has been known as the premier place to buy American contemporary fi-ne craft and art along the CT shoreline. We are open 7 days a week for in-person shopping. Our customers are loyal and appreciate the uniqueness and fine quality of handcrafted works.
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.