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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)

ARTS CONNECT AT CATAMOUNT ARTS

2021 JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBITION

ABOUT: After a year marked by a pandemic and forced closure of numerous arts organizations, Catamount Arts is pleased to announce it will resume regular programming with its Arts Connect at Catamount Arts Juried Show as an opportunity to feature new and exciting work by emerging and established artists. 

JUROR: Our Juror will be Gallery Director Katherine French, marking the 2021 Juried Show as her last before her retirement as the Fried Family Gallery Director Emerita. Before coming to Catamount Arts in 2015 French curated exhibitions for galleries and museums across the country and has been recipient of awards for curatorial excellence from the New England chapter of the International Association of Art Critics and was named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the Boston Art Awards.

RECEPTION:  Due to possible restrictions that may be imposed due to the pandemic, an opening online reception and awarding of prizes will be scheduled via ZOOM (Date TBD). 

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 $35 submission fee, a discount that we felt was important given how COVID has particularly affected self-employed artists. In addition to covering the submission fee, your Catamount Arts memberships allows discounts on admission films at Catamount Arts and KCP Presents performances at Catamount Arts, as well as any online events. 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 https://catamountarts.slideroom.com to upload image, video, and audio submissions and complete the application process. We regret that we cannot accept submissions by any other method.

FEES:

  • $35 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 Thursday, October 8, 2021 – until 12 midnight on Monday, November 15, 2021.  No late submissions will be accepted.

PRIZES: Juror’s Choice Prizes will be announced at a zoom reception (Date TBD) as follows: 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 Thursday, November 18.  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 Sunday, December 5Shipped work must be received by Monday, December 6 in reusable wrapping with check or prepaid label for return shipping.  In-person drop-off will be held Wednesdays-Sundays from 12 noon until 9 pm from Friday, November 19 until Sunday, December 5.

Work must remain on exhibit until 5 pm on Sunday, April 10, 2022, with pick-up from on Sunday, April 10 from 5 until 9 pm and Wednesday through Sunday, April 13-17 from 12 noon until 9 pm.

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

SALES:  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 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).

BENEFITS OF CATAMOUNT ARTS ARTIST MEMBERSHIP:

  • Eligibility for submission to juried exhibitions at Catamount Arts, with opportunities to be viewed by curators of contemporary art and sell work to collectors
  • Discounts on admission to Catamount Arts films and KCP Presents programs, PLUS reciprocal, discounted admission to programs at more than 50 other arts cinemas nationwide