EXPLORE OUR Exhibits

UPCOMING

*Please note: all visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks when inside the building. Thank you for helping keep the community safe!

February 5-26, 2022

Fiber Art Exhibit

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Open for Submissions

Still Lifes & the Legacy of Charles Ethan Porter

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March 5–26, 2022

11th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

Drop off dates: Sunday, February 27, 10:00am–2:00pm
& Monday, February 28, 2:00–6:00pm

 

VIRTUAL GALLERY

On display January 8-29

10th Annual Photography Exhibit

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Darin Conway

30 Years in the Making

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Ekphrastic Extravaganza

Ekphrastic Extravaganza: Art & Poetry

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Open & Shut

Open & Shut

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CWA Inc.

CWA National Juried Exhibition

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Artist Members Exhibit

10th Annual ACE Artist Members Exhibit

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Marsha Gliha

Marsha Gliha Exhibit

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Signature Artist Members Exhibit

3rd Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit

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In Bloom

In Bloom

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NEWS

New England Watercolor Society

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An Image is Worth a Thousand Words

An Image is Worth a Thousand Words

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Regional Student Art Showcase

Virtual Student Art Showcase

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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 accepted art work must be dropped off in person, completed, and wired or otherwise ready to be hung and displayed.

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

Still Lifes & the Legacy of Charles Ethan Porter
juried still life exhibit

Submission Deadline: March 13, 2022
Jury Results: March 21, 2022

Accepted Artists Drop Off: Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:00am–2:00pm & Monday, March 28, 2022, 2:00–6:00pm

Exhibit Dates: April 1–30, 2022
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm

Charles Ethan Porter was a renowned African American Still Life Artist in the 19th and early 20th Century. He lived in Rockville, CT for most of his life. Porter not only studied art at the National Academy of Design in New York City, he was one of the first African Americans to exhibit there. He was the only African American 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, and more. Most recently, a painting of Porter’s was acquired by the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut. It is also likely that much of Porter’s work is owned privately but has not been officially authenticated.

With this exhibit, we are shining a light on Charles Ethan Porter and celebrating artists who are working in the style of still lifes today. Open to artists 18 years and older working in acrylic, pastels, oil, and watercolor. Subjects can vary from traditional still life or memento mori composition (flowers, fruit, timepieces, etc.) to more contemporary or surreal compositions.

This exhibit is made possible by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Vernon Greater Together Community Fund.

Juror: Barbara Groff

SUBMIT YOUR WORK ONLINE

Exhibit Dates: May 12–June 5, 2022
Gallery Hours: 
Wednesday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm

Submission Deadline: March 19, 2022
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Up to $7,500 in awards; $1,000 Best in Show
2022 Awards Judge: David Brega

“Founded by Springfield artist Harriet R. Lumis in 1949 in response to the developing trend in the art world away from representational work, Academic Artists Association has remained true to Lumis’ founding principals. Each year, the Association has sponsored a show representing the finest of realism in art.” (https://academicartistsassociation.org)

More information can be found at https://academicartistsassociation.org

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.

*Please note: as of September 30, 2021 Arts Center East is requiring all staff, volunteers, instructors, students, and long-term renters to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your being in the building. All visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks when inside the building, regardless of vaccination status.

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!