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Friday, October 17, 2008

Call for artists/artist cooperative in Westville this Saturday, Oct. 18

Westville Art Expo 2008
838 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 494-9905
Westville Art Expo 2008
Call for artists: Sat., Oct. 18, 12—2 p.m.

Press release

Westville Art Expo 2008

Download your application now at WWW.GROUPX20.COM. Submissions will only be reviewed on Oct. 18 unless other arrangements are made in advance.

THE GOAL: To provide a highly visible, affordable retail space for local artists to display and sell their work during the holiday season, Nov. 1—Dec. 31.

• Gallery setting with low monthly costs
• No commission to the gallery
• Exposure in high traffic area on the corner of Whalley and West Rock Avenues in New Haven
• 2,500 sq ft space with great visibility
• A presence in the growing Westville Arts District
• Camaraderie with other artists

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRMENTS: Artists must be accepted by our jury panel. For the cooperative to run smoothly each artist must commit to two 6-hour shop keeping shifts per month. A monthly fee of $100 per artist (approx. $1 per square foot!!) plus a deposit of $50 is due upon jury acceptance of the membership.

JURY PROCESS: A panel of local artists will review submissions keeping quality, originality and price point in mind. Objects made from kits, molds or commercial plans will not be accepted. For information on how to submit work for consideration download the application at

SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, October 18
Drop off work between 12—2 pm. Please bring 3—5 examples of the work you would like to sell. Be sure to clearly label each piece with your name, medium (i.e., glass beads, oil on canvas etc), retail price and a $10 submission fee.

Work may be picked up between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 or between 12—2pm on Sun., Oct. 19 unless other arrangements are made in advance.

For general questions please email,

838 Whalley Avenue (corner of West Rock Avenue)
New Haven, CT 06515

SUBMISSIONS WELCOME FROM: photographers, painters, sculptures, jewelry makers, illustrators, print makers and more.


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