41st Annual Juried Exhibiton

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41st Annual Juried Exhibiton

September 22 – October 21, 2018




About the Exhibition

Now in its 41st 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 years and older to participate.

About The Juror:

Denise Bibro began exhibiting the work of contemporary artists and artists’ organizations in corporate and alternative spaces in 1980. Since then, she has directed exhibitions at the Lever House Lobby at the Lever Corporation on Park Avenue, Crystal Pavilion, American Standard Lobby in Midtown Manhattan, and the Rockefeller Townhouse Lobby on 54th Street, as well as other locations. She also established an art salon at the 41 Union Square building.   In 1987, she opened her first gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art, and remained there for ten years until moving to her current Chelsea location.

She has been a juror and lecturer for many exhibitions and various art organizations, including Chautauqua Institute, and The Salmagundi Club. She has also participated in many art fairs, including Art Miami, Art Context and Art Chicago.

Her artists and exhibitions have been well received in many publications including: The New York Times, ARTnews, Art in America, The Wall Street Journal and Artform.

Denise Bibro Fine Art presents and promotes emerging, as well as established artists, in her gallery and in collaboration with other curators and dealers. There is an emphasis on painting, works on paper, sculpture, and multi-media works.

Important Dates

Deliver Work to the Guild: Saturday, September 8, 12-4pm, Sunday, September 9, 12-4pm and Monday, September 10, 2-6pm.

Notification of Accepted Work: Friday, September 14 by email after 5 pm and on Guild website after 9 pm (rgoa.org).

Pickup of Unaccepted Work: Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 12-4 pm. (NOTE: Work left at the Guild after pickup has ended is subject to a $20 fee.)

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 4-6 pm.

Closing: Sunday, October 21 at 4 pm.

Pickup of Unsold work: Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23, 2-6 pm. (NOTE: Work left at the Guild after pickup has ended is subject to a $20 fee.)



-All entrants are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of artwork in any media. The size limit extends to 80” high by 140” long for this exhibition. Wall-hung multi-unit pieces (such as diptychs, triptychs) must fit within the size limit and be sold as one piece.

-The Guild accepts original artwork in any media for the jurying process. No Giclee prints of paintings or 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 prefer sculptors supplying their own pedestals; alternatively, we will select one of the Guild’s.

-Member fees are $20 for the first piece, $15 for the second and $15 for the third. Non-member fees are $30 for the first piece, $20 for the second and $20 for the third. Artists may join the Guild during receiving and 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.



-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.

-All work must be picked up during the stated time periods after the jury process and the end of show. 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.


Notification of Accepted Artists

An email notification of Accepted Artists’ work will go out on Friday, September 15 after 5pm. 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.