Annual Juried Member Show

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May 26 to June 24

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is delighted to announce it’s 8th Annual Juried Member Show running from May 26 through June 24. This exhibit gives our members another opportunity to showcase their work in the Guild’s three-room gallery and we encourage all, age 16 and up, to submit their work. This year, we have the honor of gallery owner, Susan Powell, selecting the artwork.


The Juror

Susan Powell owns and operates Susan Powell Fine Art, in Madison, CT. The Gallery features Contemporary, Realism and Impressionism with monthly exhibitions by award-winning and emerging artists. The Gallery exhibits a varied selection of landscapes, seascapes, still life, florals, figurative, New York City scenes, and abstract paintings.

Susan’s background is in 19th and 20th century American painting​. She is a graduate of Connecticut College with degrees in Art History and Business. Her career began at the Smithsonian, later moving on to the Doyle Gallery in Manhattan, one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art. With her three decades of expertise in discovering and presenting new and established artists to the public, she ​is a well-known consultant and advisor to patrons in starting or enriching a collection of original art.



Alice Hayes and Clarice Shirvell



Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.


Important Dates

  • Receiving: Thursday May 10, Friday May 11, and Saturday May 12, all from 12 to 4
  • Notification of Accepted Work: Tuesday, May 15 (via website: Only accepted artists will be published on our website, so be sure to check)
  • Pick Up of Unaccepted Work: Thursday May 17 from 4 to 6pm and Saturday May 19 from 12 to 4
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2 from 4 to 6pm ( show opens on May 26 but opening reception is one week later due to Memorial Day holiday weekend)
  • Show closes: Sunday, June 24
  • Pick Up of unsold work: Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26 both from 2-6

*All work must be picked up during regular pick-up hours or a $20 late fee will be applied. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot make these pick-up times, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick up for you. Please let the Guild know if someone else is picking up your work. The Guild cannot be responsible for work left behind.



The Guild’s 3-part entry forms will be available to fill out when you bring your work for receiving. Non-members may join when they drop off work for submission. Artists may submit up to 3 works. Fees are $20 for first entry and $15 each for second and third entries, payable by cash, check or credit card. Fees are nonrefundable and payable to RGA.



All members age 16 and up are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of original work (no giclees or prints of originals) in any media within a 48 x 48-inch dimension, including frame. Diptychs and Triptychs are allowed but total dimension of the assembled piece must be within the 48” x 48” restriction and must be sold as one piece.

Work should be recent, no work before 2014. Work previously shown at the Guild will not be accepted.

Non-members may elect to become members during receiving by paying membership dues.

All artwork must be for sale. 
Be sure your prices and all information is correct, as there will be no changes made after acceptance.

Wall-hung work must be wired 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. 
Any piece that has a loose frame, insufficient number 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.

Sculpture must be fully assembled and secured to a stable base and weigh no more than 150lbs. We encourage sculptors to supply their own base or pedestal.

Artists may be asked to install “special need installations.”

All work must be dry and we will check to insure this. It will not be accepted if still wet.

All selected work must remain for the duration of the show. No work may be removed for any reason before the closing of the show.


Sales & Indemnity

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.

All sales or commissions generated by the Juried Member Show for 60 days after closing (from June 25-August 23, 2018) must be processed through the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and a 30% commission will be charged.  No private sales may be negotiated.