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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hygienic Art Call for Artists; Sharon Butler to be juror

Hygienic Art
83 Bank St., P.O. Box 417, New London, (860) 443-8001
The Fifth Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition Call for Artists
Date info below

Press release

2010 will be the Hygienic Art Gallery's fifth year of its juried art show. The original concept of "crossing the bridge" is an attempt to get people "Out for Art." In Southeastern Connecticut everyone's excuse for not getting out to local events many times comes back to the bridge and possibly the rivers that divide our towns. This exhibition is an attempt to get people to cross the bridge literally as well as to motivate artists to become involved on our side of the river. It is a regional show with over 100 artists submitting artwork to be considered.

The fifth Crossing Juried Exhibition is not a theme based show it is open to all themes and we hope to receive artists best and most recent work. It is also an opportunity for new artists from across other bridges to get involved with the exciting things happening at the Hygienic Art Galleries and in downtown New London. Every year we have a different juror. Every Juror looks for different things so it is always interesting to see what makes the cut.

The opening reception will be Sat., Apr. 24, from 7—10. There will be cash prizes for selected best pieces. The show will run through Sat., May 22. Visit for info and to see our website.

Receiving Dates:

Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m.—3 p.m.
Friday, April 16, 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m.—6 p.m.

Entry fees:

$15.00 for single entry
$20.00 for two entries
$25.00 for three entries

Unselected Pick-up:

Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m.—3 p.m.
Sunday April 25, 12 p.m.—3 p.m.

Selected Pick Up:

Sunday, May 23, 2—5 p.m.

Artists may submit up to 3 pieces to be considered. All media welcome. All work must be current. All work must be for sale. No works previously shown at Hygienic will be accepted. All works must be suitably framed with wires and ready for hanging. No clips or saw tooth hangers. All metal frames must have hangers and wire. Work submitted must not exceed 60" in either direction. Sculpture must be easily transportable no more than 50 pounds. All work must remain for the duration of the show. Hygienic will retain 30% of sales and collect 6% CT state sales tax. Hygienic will not be responsible for unclaimed work.

Juror: Sharon L. Butler

Hygienic Art is pleased to announce this years Juror: award winning painter, professor and acclaimed art blogger, Sharon L. Butler. Hygienic is honored and looking forward to celebrating our fifth year.

Sharon Butler has received several grants and awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, Pocket Utopia residency, Connecticut Artist fellowship, Blue Mountain Center Artists' fellowship, Vermont Studio Center residency grant, a Red Cinder Creativity Center residency, and two Connecticut State University research grants. Since 2000, she has been a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her work is included in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore, Tampa, Philadelphia, Providence, London and Kyoto.

Butler maintains the art blog Two Coats of Paint, and is a contributing writer at The Brooklyn Rail and New Haven Advocate. Butler has on occasion also contributed to CT Art Scene.

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