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UPCOMING

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

13th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

March 16-April 13, 2024

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Juried Still Lifes Exhibit

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2024

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UPCOMING

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
  • 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

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

 

VIRTUAL GALLERY

February 3-March 2, 2024

3rd Annual Fiber Arts Exhibit

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Form & Function

Juried Exhibition of 3D Artwork

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Photography Exhibit

12th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

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Ekphrastic Extravaganza

Art & Poetry

A collaborative exhibit between
Artist Members and student writers
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CT Pastel Society

Renaissance in Pastel

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Academic Artists Association

73rd Exhibition of Traditional Realism

Academic Artists Association
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Signature Artist Members Exhibit

5th Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit

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Still Lifes Exhibit

Still Lifes Exhibit

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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
  • 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: 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.

Juried Still Lifes Exhibit


Submission Deadline:
April 5, 2024
Juror: Sanchitha Vishwanath

Juror Results: April 12, 2024

Accepted Artists Drop-off: Friday, April 19, 3:00–6:00pm & Saturday, April 20, 11:00am–2:00pm

Exhibit Dates: May 4–June 1, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm

In the 19th and early 20th century, Rockville, CT was home of the renowned still life artist, Charles Ethan Porter. Our Still Lifes Exhibit is to celebrate the legacy of the style and showcase artists who are working in the style of still lifes today. Open to artists 18 years and older working in acrylic, pastels, oil, watercolor, charcoal, and colored pencil. Subjects can vary from traditional still life or memento mori composition (flowers, fruit, timepieces, etc.) to more contemporary or surreal compositions.

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  • 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.

 

3rd Annual Fiber Arts Exhibit


Submission Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024
Jury Results:
Friday, January 19, 2024

This exhibit is open to all fiber artists, whether you work in felting, quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, hat making, textiles, weaving, wearable art, or mixed fiber arts. Fiber Arts have a long tradition not only of utility but of storytelling and personal expression. This exhibit celebrates the hard work and creativity of fiber artists, from quilting and embroidery to dressmaking and sculpture.

Accepted Artwork Drop Off: Friday, January 26, 2024 3:00–6:00pm & Saturday, January 27, 11:00am–2:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2024, 2:00–4:00pm
Exhibit Dates: February 3–March 2, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm

Pick Up: Sunday, March 3, 11:00am–2:00pm & Monday, March 4, 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.

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.

*Wearing masks inside the building is recommended but not required.
Thank you for helping keep the community safe!

  • Eureka Gallery/Classroom Rental Rates
    Hourly rental per room: $25.00
    Daily rental per room: $150.00 (6 hour maximum)
  • Eureka Gallery – Rental for Exhibits*
    Weekly rate: $100.00

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.

  • Main Gallery Rental Rates for Arts Organizations
    Hourly rental: $50.00
    Weekly rental: $300.00 (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!