EXPLORE OUR Exhibits

UPCOMING

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

*Wearing a face mask inside Arts Center East is not required but is recommended.
Thank you for helping keep the community safe!

Opens February 4, 2023

Annual Fiber Arts Exhibit

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Still Lifes Exhibit

Submission Deadline: March 25, 2023

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12th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

March 11–April 1, 2023

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VIRTUAL GALLERY

Annual Photography Exhibit

11th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

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Ekphrastic Extravaganza

Art & Poetry

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Artist Members Exhibit

11th Annual ACE Artist Members Exhibit

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The Thinning of the Veil

Juried Multimedia Exhibit

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Academic Artists Association

72nd Exhibition of Traditional Realism

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Open & Shut

Open & Shut

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Gene Pitney Exhibit

Gene Pitney Exhibit

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Still Lifes

Still Lifes & the Legacy of Charles Ethan Porter

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CWA Inc.

CWA National Juried Exhibition

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Signature Members Exhibit

4th Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit

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Student Art Showcase

K-12 Student Art Showcase

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NEWS

New England Watercolor Society

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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.

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.

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

Still Lifes Exhibit


Exhibit Dates:
April 22–May 13, 2023
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. Porter not only studied art at the National Academy of Design in New York City, he was one of the first Black artists to exhibit there. He was the only Black artist at the turn of the century who painted still lifes. His work can be found in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, as well as several private collections.

This 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.

Submission Deadline: March 25, 2023
Juror Results:
 April 1, 2023

Submit your work online

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

12th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: March 11–April 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm

Each year we dedicate one exhibit to our active Artist Members. Our Artist Members are a vital part of the community at Arts Center East. This exhibit showcases their varied talents and artistic achievements.

And don’t forget our Gift Shop features items from our Artist & Artisan Members as well!

All active ACE Artist Members are invited to submit up to 3 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 3, 3:00–6:00pm & Saturday, March 4, 11:00am–2:00pm

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

Pick-up Dates: Sunday, April 2, 2023, 11:00am–2:00pm & Monday, April 3, 2022, 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.

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!