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Credit: Brent Seabrook, Grading Maple Syrup from the Vermont Farm Work Project, 2015, archival pigment print (2015 Arts Connect at Catamount Arts Juried Show First Prize Winner)


ABOUT: 2019 marks the fifth year of the Arts Connect at Catamount Arts Juried Show, featuring new and exciting work by emerging and established artists.

JUROR: Katie Wood Kirchhoff is associate curator at Shelburne Museum where explores the museum’s historic collections in such varied exhibitions as Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds; Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects; and Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography.  A graduate of Smith College and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Kirchhoff received her PhD from the University of Delaware and worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate before her arrival at the Shelburne Museum.  She is currently working on Eyesight & Insight: A Lens on American Art as part of the Vermont Curators Group’s 2020 Vision Project.

RECEPTION:  Reception will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 4-6 p.m. All applicants for the Arts Connect Juried Exhibition will be invited to meet other artists, art lovers, curators, and collectors.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists may submit up to five works created within the last five years. Work in all media is encouraged. Applicants must be Catamount Arts members.  Please note that a basic one-year Catamount Arts Membership (valued at $50) is included as part of the submission fee, which gives numerous member discounts on admission to films and select performances at Catamount Arts and at nearly 50 other art house cinemas across the United States. Applicants who are already Catamount Arts members will receive a one-year extension on their current membership.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Catamount Arts accepts online submissions only for its Arts Connect at Catamount Arts Juried Show. Visit upload image, video, and audio submissions and complete the application process. We regret that we cannot accept submissions by any other method.

  • $60 fee includes a one-year Artist Membership (valued at $50), PLUS up to five submissions for one artist.
  • Applicants who are already Catamount Arts members will receive one-year extension of current membership at basic level. Those wishing to upgrade memberships may do so by contacting Catamount Arts.

Please note: Arts Connect at Catamount Arts is a competitive, juried exhibition. Submission does not guarantee participation in the show. Membership and submission fees are non-refundable, even if work is not selected.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: Submissions will be accepted after 12 noon on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – until 12 midnight on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  No late submissions will be accepted.

PRIZES: Juror’s Choice Prizes will be announced at the reception on Saturday, November 23 at 5 pm.  Robert Manning First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $250; Third Prize: $100; plus six non-monetary honorable mentions.

SELECTED WORK:  Applicants will be notified of status by e-mail by 5 pm on Friday, November 1.  Please do not call Catamount Arts regarding your submission.  If work is selected, it must arrive presentation ready (framed or with appropriate installation materials) by 9 pm on Friday, November 15Shipped work must be received by Friday, November 15 in reusable wrapping with check or prepaid label for return shipping.  In-person drop-off will be held daily from Sunday, November 10  – Friday, November 15 from 1-9 pm.  Work must remain on exhibit until 5 pm on Friday, January 24, with pick-up from 5 pm on Friday, January 24 through 9 pm on Friday, January 31.

ONLINE CATALOG:  All selected work will be included in an online catalogue on the Catamount Arts website and be officially on view from November 23, 2019 through close of exhibition.


Work for sale must be priced by the artist, with a 40% commission to benefit Catamount Arts.  After the close of the exhibition, artists receive checks for 60% of sale price on work sold. Commissions on sale of work support exhibitions and gallery programs at Catamount Arts.

If work is not for sale (NFS), value must be stated for insurance purposes.  Value of NFS works will not be made public.  If sale price is not provided, it will be assumed work is not for sale (NFS).


  • Eligibility for submission to juried exhibitions at Catamount Arts
  • Invitations to receptions, gallery talks and special events for artists
  • Early registration and/or discounted rate on studio classes, workshops and gallery programs
    (including advanced professional development classes and master classes)
  • Early registration and/or discounted rates for portfolio reviews
  • Discounts on admission to Catamount Arts films and selected programs, PLUS
    reciprocal, discounted admission to programs at more than 50 other arts cinemas nationwide