EXPLORE OUR Exhibits

UPCOMING

All exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public – donations welcome!

Form & Function

Submission Deadline: August 2, 1014

A juried exhibition of 3D artwork
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Drop off Submissions: September 8 & 9

A juried exhibition abstract artwork
Eureka Gallery

New England Bridges & Barns

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2024

A new juried exhibition celebrating the architecture, history, and character unique to New England
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Arts Center East hosts a number of juried and members exhibit each year.

  • Fiber Arts, juried exhibit, February 3–March 2, 2024
  • 13th Annual Members Exhibit, March 16–April 13, 2024
  • Vernon Student Showcase (Eureka Gallery), March 21–April 13, 2024
  • Still Lifes, juried exhibit, May 4–June 1, 2024
  • Academic Artists Association, June 16-July 14, 2024 (closed July 4th)
  • Form & Function, juried exhibit of 3-D artwork, August 17–September 21, 2024
  • (NEW) Moved by Abstraction, juried exhibit, Eureka Gallery, September 21–October 12, 2024)
  • (NEW) New England Barns & Bridges, juried exhibit, October 5–November 2, 2024
  • Signature Artist Members Exhibit, December 7, 2024–January 4, 2025

*Exhibit schedule subject to change

All exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public – donations welcome!

 

VIRTUAL GALLERY

June 1-29

Ekphrastic Extravaganza

A collaborative exhibit between
Artist Members and student writers
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Photography Exhibit

12th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

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Still Lifes

Still Lifes Exhibit

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CT Pastel Society

Renaissance in Pastel

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Artist Members

13th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

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Signature Artist Members Exhibit

5th Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit

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Fiber Arts

3rd Annual Fiber Arts Exhibit

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Form & Function

Juried Exhibition of 3D Artwork

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UPCOMING Artist Opportunities

Arts Center East hosts a number of juried and members exhibit each year. Exhibits you can look forward to in 2024 are*

  • Fiber Arts, juried exhibit, February 3–March 2, 2024
  • 13th Annual Members Exhibit, March 16–April 13, 2024
  • Vernon Student Showcase (Eureka Gallery), March 21–April 13, 2024
  • Still Lifes, juried exhibit, May 4–June 1, 2024
  • Academic Artists Association, June-July, 2024 (closed July 4)
  • Form & Function, juried exhibit of 3-D artwork, August 24–September 28, 2024
  • New England Barns & Bridges, juried exhibit, October 12–November 2, 2024
  • Signature Artist Members Exhibit, December 7, 2024–January 4, 2025

*Exhibit schedule subject to change

For Juried Exhibits

  • Juried exhibits are open to artists 18 years of age and older.
  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) pieces.
  • All artwork must NOT have been included in previous ACE juried exhibits.
  • All artwork must be original (no kits, no AI generated art).
  • Artwork cannot be done under instruction in a class, workshop or lesson.
  • There is a non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $35/$30 for ACE Members for one piece, $40/$35 for ACE Members for two pieces, etc. up to 5 pieces.

All wall-hung work must be properly wired with two loops and professional picture wire. Saw tooth hangers, photo frames with triangular tabs, tape, string, monofilament, other types of wire, or any other materials are not acceptable and will be refused, regardless of advance notification of acceptance. Artwork must be delivered completed and ready to be displayed.

Ace receives a 30% commission on sales for non-Artist Members, and a 20% commission on sales for Artist Members.

FORM & FUNCTION

Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024
Juror: Holly S Murray

Artists Notified: Friday, August 9, 2024

Accepted Artists Drop-off: Friday, August 16, 3:00–6:00pm & Saturday, August 17, 11:00am–2:00pm

Exhibit Dates: August 24–September 28, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm

Arts Center East is showcasing the work of artists who make 3D art! Open to artists who work in clay, ceramics, pottery, glass, woodworking, found object sculpture/assemblage, paper sculpture and 3D fiber work, plaster sculpture, metalwork, and more. Whether you sculpt for the love of form or you create functional pieces, we want to display your work!

When submitting your artwork, please be as specific as you can about the dimensions and weight of your pieces. If you have questions, please email us at info@artscentereast.org or call 860-871-8222.

Submit your Artwork Online

  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) pieces.
  • All artwork must NOT have been included in previous ACE juried exhibits.
  • All artwork must be original (no kits, no AI generated art).
  • Artwork cannot be done under instruction in a class, workshop or lesson.
  • There is a non-refundable entry fee for submissions: There is a non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $35/$30 for ACE Members for one piece, $40/$35 for ACE Members for two pieces, etc. up to 5 pieces.

Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Place, plus Honorable Mentions.

NEW ENGLAND BRIDGES & BARNS

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2024
Artists Notified: Friday, September 27, 2024

Accepted Artists Drop-off: Friday, October 4, 3:00–6:00pm & Saturday, October 5, 11:00am–2:00pm

Exhibit Dates: October 12–November 2, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm

This is a new juried exhibit, open to all medium, showcasing the unique architecture, history, and character of the New England landscape. From the oldest covered bridge in Bath, New Hampshire, to the iconic tobacco barns in East Windsor, CT or the site of the Nanthan Hale Homestead, there is no shortage of hearty wooden architecture and historic structures throughout New England.

For inspiration, artists might want to check out this website: https://connecticutbarns.org/ cultivated by Preservation CT or any of the historic CT Landmark sites: https://ctlandmarks.org/properties/.

Submit your Artwork Online

  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) pieces.
  • All artwork must NOT have been included in previous ACE juried exhibits.
  • All artwork must be original (no kits, no AI generated art).
  • Artwork cannot be done under instruction in a class, workshop or lesson.
  • There is a non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $35/$30 for ACE Members for one piece, $40/$35 for ACE Members for two pieces, etc. up to 5 pieces.

Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Place, plus Honorable Mentions.

MOVED BY ABSTRACTION
(Eureka Gallery)

NEW Juried Exhibition of abstract Art

Artwork Drop off Dates: Sunday, September 8, 11:00am–2:00pm or Monday, September 9, 3:00–6:00pm
Un-Accepted Artwork Pick Up: Friday, September 13, 3:00–6:00pm or Saturday, September 15, 1:00–5:00pm.

Exhibit Opening: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Exhibit Dates: September 21–October 12, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm
Free and open to the public

Pick Up: Sunday, October 13, 11:00am–2:00pm and Monday, October 14, 3:00–6:00pm

Arts Center East is showcasing abstract art this fall! Open to all artists 18 years and older working in charcoal, colored pencil, photography, acrylic, oils, pastels, gouache, and mixed media.

PLEASE NOTE: This exhibit is accepting IN-PERSON submissions ONLY. Artists can come drop off their artwork Sunday, September 8, 11:00am–2:00pm or Monday, September 9, 3:00–6:00pm. Artwork that is not accepted needs to be picked up Friday, September 13, 3:00–6:00pm or Saturday, September 15, 1:00–5:00pm. Entry fees will be paid in person at drop off (cash, check, or credit card).

  • Each artist may submit up to three (3) pieces.
  • All artwork must NOT have been included in previous ACE juried exhibits.
  • All artwork must be original (no kits, no AI generated art).
  • Artwork cannot be done under instruction in a class, workshop, or lesson.
  • There is a non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $35/$30 for ACE Members for one piece, $40/$35 for ACE Members for two pieces, etc.

Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Place, plus Honorable Mentions.

Please be advised that Arts Center East retains the right to refuse any work if it is not wired and ready to hang, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

All wall-hung work must be properly wired with two loops and professional picture wire. Saw tooth hangers, photo frames with triangular tabs, tape, string, monofilament, other types of wire, or any other materials are not acceptable and will be refused, regardless of advance notification of acceptance.

Any artwork that is not picked up after 30 days from the exhibition end date will become property of Arts Center East, with the artist relinquishing all rights to said artwork.

FOR MEMBERS

5th Ekphrastic Extravaganza: Art & Poetry

 

Active Artist Members are invited to submit one piece for our Ekphrastic Extravaganza. Images of the artwork along with the title, medium, dimensions, and sale price, should be submitted via email to JoMarie. The images will then be sent to the Rockville High School creative writing students for them to craft their poems.

Drop off of physical artwork: Friday, May 24, 1:00-6:00pm
Please attach a drop off form to the back of your pieces.

Exhibit Dates: June 1–29, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm
Free and open to the public
Poetry Reading: Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm

Pick-up: Sunday, July 30, 11:00am–2:00pm & Monday, July 1, 3:00–6:00pm

13th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: March 16–April 13, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm

All active ACE Artist Members are invited to submit up to 2 pieces each: Please e-mail gallery@artscentereast.org images of your work with your name and the title, dimensions and sale price of your pieces.

Drop off Dates: Friday, March 8, 2024, 3:00pm–6:00pm & Saturday, March 9, 2024,  11:30am–2:00pm

Please attach a drop off form to the back of your pieces.

Pick-up Dates: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 11:00am–2:00pm & Monday, April 15, 2024, 3:00–6:00pm

Please be advised that Arts Center East retains the right to refuse any work if it is not wired and ready to hang, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

All wall-hung work must be properly wired with two loops and professional picture wire. Saw tooth hangers, photo frames with triangular tabs, tape, string, monofilament, other types of wire, or any other materials are not acceptable and will be refused, regardless of advance notification of acceptance.

Artwork must be delivered completed and ready to be displayed.

Any artwork that is not picked up after 30 days from the exhibition end date will become property of Arts Center East, with the artist relinquishing all rights to said artwork.

Exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support from our community and visitors.

The lower level/ground floor includes a classroom with a sink and the Eureka Gallery, which is perfect for exhibits, presentations, and performances. Food may be served. No alcohol is permitted.

Artists looking to rent the Eureka Gallery to exhibit their work must provide a brief description of their intended exhibition and images to be reviewed at the time of requesting the gallery space.

Please be advised that Arts Center East retains the right to refuse any work if it is not wired and ready to hang, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue.

*Exhibitor provides food and hosts for the reception and agrees that classes and/or groups or individuals may use the room during the course of the exhibit. Every attempt will be made to protect exhibitor’s work. Exhibit hours will be the same as for upstair gallery exhibits. ACE will attempt to provide volunteer gallery sitters for the Eureka Space. However, volunteer hours, provided by the renter, are encouraged.

  • Ground Floor Classroom
    Hourly rental: $50/hr
    Daily rental: $200/day (6 hours maximum)
    *nonprofit discounts may be available depending on usage
  • Eureka Gallery/Multipurpose Room
    Hourly rental: $50/hr
    Daily rental: $200 (6 hours maximum)
    Weekly rate for exhibits: $250/week
    *nonprofit discounts may be available depending on usage
  • Main Gallery Rental Rates for Arts Organizations
    Hourly rental: $75/hr
    Weekly rental: $400.00 (Prorated fee available after 1 month/30-day rental period)
    Daily rental per room: $300.00 (6 hour maximum)

Ace receives a 30% commission on sales for non-Artist Members, and a 20% commission on sales for Artist Members.

Arts Center East offers well-lit, spacious galleries as well as two multipurpose rooms available for rent for arts related events, presentations, exhibits, and performances.

Easy access off I-84 and ample free parking make ACE the perfect venue for your arts event!