The Ridgefield Guild of Artists
10th Annual Juried Member Show
March 21 to April 26, 2020
Juror: Adrienne Ruger Conzelman
Juror: Adrienne Ruger Conzelman of ARC Fine Art LLC
Adrienne Ruger Conzelman is the founder and director of ARC Fine Art, a private contemporary art gallery in Fairfield, CT. ARC Fine Art represents over thirty artists who range from the newly emerging to the most established in their field. Since its inception in 2009, the gallery has mounted more than 40 solo and group exhibitions in its Connecticut gallery, as well as in Pop-Up spaces in New York City, Amagansett, NY, Shelter Island, NY and Charleston, SC. In addition to being a full service gallery, ARC Fine Art offers complete advisory services for both the new and seasoned collector, enriched through educational programming and private tours of museums, galleries, and artist studios. Adrienne holds a BA in Art History from Hamilton College and a Masters in Art History from Williams College, with a concentration in American painting from 1770 to 1970. In addition, she has received a certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University and has completed coursework in the field of contemporary art at the Museum of Modern Art, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s. Between 1995 and 1997, Conzelman worked as a specialist in the American Paintings Department at Christie’s. From 1998 to 2002, she researched and wrote a private collection catalogue titled, After the Hunt: The Art Collection of William B. Ruger, published by Stackpole Books in 2002. She has also held numerous volunteer positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, the Emerson Art Gallery, and the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Conzelman recently served a Trustee of Hamilton College for which she has curated two alumni artist’s exhibitions in 2000 and 2010 in New York City.
The show is open to all Ridgefield Guild of Artists members age 16 and older. Artists may submit up to 5 works.
Please submit your entries online through www.Entrythingy.com.
Any questions can be directed by email to: email@example.com
Fees are $20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional piece up to 5, payable by credit card via EntryThingy. Fees are nonrefundable and payable to RGA. Non-members may join prior to submitting their entries by going to https://rgoa.org/join-renew/. Anyone who submits without being a member in good standing will be asked to join or renew, no refunds will be issued.
- Deadline to apply online through EntryThingy.com: Saturday, February 29 at 11:59 pm
- Notification of Accepted Works will be posted by Friday, March 6 via our website by 9pm: www.rgoa.org.
- Drop-off of Accepted Works: Friday, March 13, 2–4pm and Saturday, March 14, 2–4 pm
- Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 4 – 6 pm
- Final View and closing: Sunday, April 26, 2 – 4. Work may be picked up from 4 – 6.
- Pick-up of unsold work*: Monday, April 27 from 2-4 and Tuesday, April 28 from 5 -7.
- *All work must be picked up during regular pick-up hours. A $20 late fee will be applied for work left after regular pick up times. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot make these pick-up times, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick up your work for you within the time frames given. The Guild cannot be responsible for work left behind.
Submission through EntryThingy – Photos must be uploaded in jpg format. The maximum file size is 5mb, minimum file size is 900kb and the minimum image width is 500px in any direction.
Work can be up to 64 x 64 inches, including the frame. Diptychs and Triptychs must be within the 64 x 64 inch restriction when assembled and sold as one piece unless the artist pays a fee for each separate piece.
Pieces should be well presented and properly framed when appropriate. Wall hung work must be securely wired (braided wire only) 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.
Sculpture must be fully assembled and secured to a stable base and weigh no more than 150lbs. Sculpture dimensions can be up to 36×36 inches wide with a maximum height of 72 inches, including the base.
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 2017. Work already shown at the Guild will not be eligible.
All work must be dry and we will check to assure this. It will not be accepted.
Be sure your information is correct at the time of delivery and registering. Changes will not be allowed after the fact.
For accepted artists:
The Guild’s 3-part entry form will be available to fill out when you bring your work for receiving.
All work must be hand delivered within the drop-off time period. No work will be accepted after the time period is over. No work will be accepted by mail.
All work must remain for the duration of the show. No work may be removed for any reason before the closing.
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 storage fee. If the artist cannot pick up, we will allow someone else to do it with the artist’s permission.
RGOA Policies/Sales & Indemnity
We reserve the right to refuse any accepted entries that are 1) improperly framed and/or 2) misrepresented in the photo submission.
Terms: 1) The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Inc. (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. 2) Sales Commission: 60% to artist, 40% to RGA. By submitting online, you agree to RGA’s terms and conditions, which is required for participation in an RGA exhibit. 3) Sale of any work that has hung in the gallery as a part of this exhibition must be processed through the Guild for a period of 60 days following the conclusion of the show if the buyer saw the work during the exhibition.