Subject: SPECIAL: Westport Arts Center's Call for Entries for SELECTS

Deadline: June 27

The Westport Arts Center's SELECTS exhibition, juried by Charlotte Strick and Claire Williams Martinez, will be the exhibition where the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County will launch its new ARTISTS TALK series. We will video talks by some of the artists selected for the show who are (or who become) CAFC members. So we urge you to apply - and spread the word.  
Submissions are due Tuesday, June 27 for SELECTS, 
Westport Arts Center's Summer Member Exhibition
Juried by Charlotte Strick, Art Editor of The Paris Review literary magazine and Claire Williams Martinez, former Chapter President of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Design) Chicago.

The jurors are also the co-founders and principals of the Brooklyn, NY-based multidisciplinary design firm, Strick&Williams, where they collaborate with cultural institutions and clients in the arts, education, publishing and non-profits.


SELECTS is the Westport Arts Center's summer member exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from July 14 through September 1, 2017.

Submissions are due by June 27, 2017.

The jurors stated, "It's our great honor to serve as the jurors for SELECTS. As in past years, the 2017 show will surely boast the great talents and artistry of the Westport Arts Center's impressive membership. In reviewing submissions, we'll be looking for work in a range of media where the execution is well-considered. We welcome traditional subject matter, but we are particularly interested in the expression of ideas - both representational and abstract. We look forward to seeing what themes may emerge."

The summer member exhibition has historically featured esteemed jurors including Douglas Hyland, Former Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in New Britain, (SOLOS 2016), Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, and Patricia Hickson, the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.

Last year, the summer member exhibition (SOLOS 2016) generated a highly competitive pool of talent from across the nation, and only a select few were juried in to participate.

SELECTS will feature up to ten artists. You must be a member, or become a member, to be eligible for submission. The entry fee is $40/artist and $25 for young artists (ages 25 and under). Full submission guidelines are available on

The Arts Center will notify all artists on June 30, 2017. For any questions on eligibility, submission guidelines or the upcoming exhibition, please contact the Westport Arts Center at 203.222-7070 or visit


Artwork Requirements
  • Each artist may submit 3 - 8 pieces of artwork. 
  • 2-D work, including frame, may not exceed 72".
  • 3-D work may not exceed 72" in any direction.
  • No works may exceed 200 lbs.
  • Images should be 1MB - 4 MB and be uploaded as .jpg or .png.
  • Videos may be up to 500 MB and submitted as .mov, .mp4, or .wmv.
  • Artists may submit their resume, artist statement, and a brief description of submitted works.
  • WAC may edit artist selection based on space limitations.
Entry Fee & Payment
  • Members: $40
  • Student artists: $25
  • All payments are securely processed with PayPal.
  • WAC will notify all artists by email on Friday, June 30. No phone calls, please.
  • Accepted artists' names will be posted online at
Publication Rights
  • Your submission to SELECTS signifies your grant of permission to WAC to reproduce work for promotional materials and your acceptance of all conditions stated in the submission process.
Sales & Insurance
  • All works are insured by WAC while on site through the pick-up date. 
  • All proceeds from art sales go directly to the artist after processing fees.

Submission Deadline: June 27
Notification: June 30
Opening Reception: July 14
Exhibition Closes: September 1

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