March 26–April 17

In Bloom

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March 26

Virtual Student Art Showcase

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February 19–March 13

Wearable Art Exhibit

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Tables & Toasts

Tables & Toasts: Food, Drink, & Merriment

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Coping: Responding Through Art

Coping: Responding Through Art

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Photography Exhibit

9th Annual Photography Exhibit

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2020 CWA Exhibit

CWA 2020 Open Juried Exhibition

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Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna Exhibit

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Signature Artist Members Exhibit

2nd Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit

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Artist Members Exhibit

9th Annual ACE Artist Members Exhibit

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Ekphrastic Extravaganza

Ekphrastic Extravaganza: Art & Poetry

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ACE Students Show

Annual ACE Students Show

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2020 Virtual Student Art Showcase

Virtual Student Art Showcase

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New England Charm

New England Charm Exhibit

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UPCOMING Artist Opportunities

Juried exhibits are open at 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). There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $27 for one (1) piece, $37 for up to three (3) pieces, $47 for up to five (5) pieces.

Unless specified as “online gallery only,” all accepted art work must be dropped off in person, completed, and wired or otherwise ready to be hung and displayed.

In Bloom

Juried Multimedia Exhibit

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 10
Jury Results: Sunday, March 14

Jurors: Thomas Schoeller and Deborah Leonard

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

With winter beginning to wane, we welcome Spring and the vibrant colors and smells the season brings. The change in seasons refreshes our senses and renews the soul.

“In Bloom” evokes images of leaves sprouting and plants flowering; the environment waking from a cold sleep. But it is also a useful metaphor for the growth and vigor and change we find in ourselves.

Leaving 2020 behind, what are the “seeds” you planted in the New Year that you are hoping to grow in this season of transition and transformation? What blooms in your literal or metaphorical environment?

With your submission, artists are encouraged to include a description to accompany your artwork to be displayed in the gallery and online.

This exhibit will be hung in the gallery, HOWEVER there is the option to have your work included ONLY in the virtual gallery. In your statement PLEASE include whether your submissions are for the in-person exhibit AND the virtual gallery, or the virtual gallery ONLY if you prefer.

Accepted Artists Drop-Off: Thursday, March 18, 2:00-5:00pm, Friday, March 19, 2:00-6:00pm, Saturday, March 20, 10:00am-2:00pm
Exhibit Dates: March 26-April 17
Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm
End of Show Pick-Up: Sunday, April 18, 10:00am-2:00pm & Monday, April 19, 2:00-6:00pm

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.

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.

  • 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.

*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!