Ridgefield Guild of Artists’
13th Annual Member Juried Show
In-gallery and online show
May 13 to June 11, 2023
Juror: Melanie Prapopoulos of CAMP Gallery, Westport, CT Looking at curation as an opportunity to learn and experience art as a means for understanding society, Melanie Prapopoulos has been curating for over eight years. Key to her approach is how society is reflected in the works of the artist being exhibited, as she believes like the Romantics, that the artist is a prophet and speaks truths, and thus she wants to know what does the artist say about society, what can we learn from the artist? Also central to her approach is how the work crosses disciplines and how can it blossom into the tool for awakening. Utilizing her tools learned in academia, Prapopoulos brings that knowledge in her search for universals and suggestions, sometimes unknown to the artist, and opens a door to a myriad of interpretations and conversations, with the goal of making art accessible to all.
This is a juried show open to members only. You must be a member to enter and all work must be hand-delivered.
Online Submissions are through EntryThingy.com. Please scroll down, and please direct all questions to: email@example.com
- Deadline to Apply Online Through entrythingy.com: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 11:59pm
- Notification of Accepted Works: Saturday, April 22nd at 4pm
- Drop off to Gallery: Friday, May 5th from 2 to 4pm and Saturday, May 6th from 2 to 4pm
- Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13th from 4 to 6pm
- Exhibition Closes: Sunday, June 11th at 4pm
- Pick-up of all unsold work*: Sunday, June 11th from 4 to 5pm and Monday, June 12th from 2 to 4pm
*All work must be picked up during the pick-up periods or a $20 late fee will be applied. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot be there yourself, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick up your work for you. The Guild cannot be responsible for works left behind.
This is a juried show open to members only. You must be a member to enter and all work must be hand-delivered. To become a member, do so before entering by either going to our website www.rgoa.org or calling the Guild at 203-438-8863 to join.Artists may submit up to 5 works in any medium.
Members – $20 for first entry and $10 for each up to a total of 5. All fees payable by credit card via EntryThingy.
There are no refunds for any reason.
Photos must be uploaded in .jpg format. The maximum file size is 5mb. The minimum file size is 500kb and the minimum image width is 500px.
Please direct all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All work must be hand delivered. Mailed or shipped work will not be accepted. Wall-hung work must be wired with braided wire and ready for hanging unless there is an artistic reason to use another method. Saw-tooth hangers are not allowed, and all work must be secure in the frame. Pieces should be well framed.
Any piece that has a loose frame, falling artwork within the frame, insufficient numbers of fasteners to secure the artwork within the frame, an improper or insecure method of attaching the wire, or any other non-professional presentation will not be accepted. Work cannot be any larger than 62 x 62 including frame. Diptychs and Triptychs are sold as one piece unless artist pays a fee for each separate piece.
Sculpture cannot be any heavier than 100 lbs. We have a limited number of pedestals.
All artwork must be for sale. Be sure your prices are correct, there will be no changes made after acceptance.
Recent pieces please! Work should have been created no earlier than 2020. Work already shown at the Guild will not be eligible.
All work must be dry. It will not be accepted.
Be sure your information is correct at the time of online submission and delivery. Changes will not be allowed after the fact.
RGOA Policies/Sales and Indemnity
We reserve the right to refuse any accepted entries that are: 1) improperly framed or not wired ready for hanging.2) were misrepresented in the photo submission. Terms 1) Sales Commission: 60% to artist, 40% to RGA. 2) The Ridgefield Guild of Artists (RGA) agrees to handle all exhibitors’ work with care and caution; however, RGA is not responsible for damage to, or theft of any work brought for exhibit or left at the Guild after the duration of the show. 3) By submitting online, you agree to RGA’s terms and conditions, which is required for participation in an RGA exhibit. 4) Sale of any work that is part of this exhibition in our gallery, or work is commissioned as a result of this show, must be processed through the Guild for a period of sixty days following the conclusion of the show.