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The Ridgefield Guild of Artists


September 23 – October 22, 2017



About the Exhibition

Now in its 40th year, the Annual Juried Exhibition has become a September tradition for many, drawing artists and viewers from all over the Northeast. Providing an exhibition venue for both established and emerging artists, The Guild invites all regional artists 16 and older to participate.

This year’s curator is Lisa Hayes Williams, Curatorial Assistant to the Director of The New Britain Museum of American Art. A Connecticut native, Ms. Williams joined the New Britain Museum in February 2016. Prior to her time there she lived in New York City for 11 years, working at institutions including the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and, most recently, David Zwirner Gallery where she served as

Exhibitions and Research Associate. Ms. Williams received an M.A. in Modern Art from Columbia University and her B.A. in studio Art and Art History from Boston College.



-All entrants are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of artwork in any media. Wall hung work is limited to 60 inches in any direction including multi-unit pieces. Wall hung multi-unit pieces (such as diptychs, triptychs) must be sold as one piece.

-Member fees are $20 for the first piece, $15 for the second and third. Non-member fees are $30 for the first and $20 for the second and third pieces. Artists joining the Guild with entry, pay the lower member fees.

-Three part entry forms will be available to fill out when you bring in your work for receiving.


Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place along with Honorable Mentions.


The Guild accepts original artwork for the jurying process in any media. No Giclee prints of paintings and drawings will be accepted. Artists submitting Videos/Motion Media must supply and install their own equipment. Sculpture or 3-D work must be fully assembled with its own secure and stable base; components cannot weigh over 150 lbs. We appreciate the artists supplying his or her own pedestals for their sculptures; otherwise we will select one of the Guild’s.



-All entrants must be at least 16 years of age.

 -Wall hung work must be securely wired and ready to hang unless there is an artistic reason to use another method. Saw-tooth hangers are not allowed and all work must be secure within the frame. Artwork submitted with these or other non-professional presentations will not be accepted.

-Any work previously exhibited in the Guild’s main galleries is not eligible for submission to this competition.

-Work must be created in the last three years.

-Work must be dry, no wet work, please.

-Selected work must remain for the duration of the show. Do NOT submit work that is not available for the duration. We do not allow work to be changed or removed before the closing of the show.

-Artwork must be for sale. Be sure your prices are correct; we cannot make changes after acceptance.

-At the end of the show, all work must be picked up during the stated time periods.

Any work left at the Guild after pick up has ended is subject to a $20 fee. We do not have a place to store artwork. We allow other people to pick up an artist’s work with permission from the artist.


Important Dates

Deliver Work to the Guild: Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 from 12-4 pm. and Monday, Sept. 11 from 2-6 pm.

Notification of Accepted Work: Saturday, Sept. 16 by email after 5 pm. and on Guild website after 9 pm. (rgoa.org)

Pickup of Unaccepted Work: Sunday, Sept. 17 from 12-4 pm. and Monday, Sept. 18 from 10-2 pm. (Work left at the Guild after pickup has ended, is subject to a $20 fee)

Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4-6 pm.

Closing: Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4 pm.

Pickup of Unsold work:  Monday, Oct. 23 from 2-6pm and Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 2-6 pm.


Notification of Accepted Artists

There will be an email notification of Accepted Artist’s work on Saturday, Sept. 16th. The list will also be published on the Guild’s website (rgoa.org) by 9 pm. of the same day. If you are accepted, please check to see that your information is correct and contact the Guild as soon as possible with any corrected information.


Sales and Indemnity

All work must be for sale. The Guild retains a 40% commission on all sales. The Ridgefield Guild of Artists will take the greatest possible care of all submitted works but will not be responsible for any damage to or loss of work submitted, exhibited or left unclaimed.