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Monday, March 14, 2011

Call for Artists: Hygienic "Sixth Annual Crossing Juried Exhibition"

Hygienic Art
83 Bank St., P.O. Box 417, New London, (860) 443-8001
Sixth Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition
Apr.23—May 21, 2011
Opening reception: Sat., Apr. 23, 7-10 p.m.
Submission receiving dates: Apr. 14—16, 2011 (see additional info below).

Press release

The Sixth Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition 2011 will be the Hygienic Art Gallery's sixth 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's original concept 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 Sixth 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. 23 from 7—10 p.m. There will be cash prizes for selected best pieces. The show will run through Sat., May 21. Visit for info and to become a member of our website.

Submission info:

Receiving Dates:
Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m.—3 p.m.
Friday, April 15, 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 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 21, 11 a.m.—3 p.m.
Sunday April 24, 12—3 p.m.
Selected Pick Up:
Sunday, May 22, 12—3 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: Janice La Motta

Hygienic Art is pleased to announce this years Juror: Janice La Motta, for The Sixth Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition. Hygienic is honored and looking forward to celebrating our sixth year.

Janice La Motta

Janice La Motta has over twenty-five years of professional experience in the field of fine arts in both the commercial and non-profit sectors. She was the curator at the New Britain Museum of American Art for 5½ years prior to opening her own fine arts gallery, Paesaggio Gallery, in 1991. She closed her gallery, La Motta Fine Art, in May 2009, after a successful tenure of 18 years in the gallery business. Currently she is the Arts Program Director at Billings Forge Community Works in Hartford, where she oversees two initiatives: the Studio at Billings Forge—a multi-use performance space—and the Workshops at Billings Forge, an urban artist residency program.

Ms. La Motta has been a visiting artist and lecturer at area schools and Universities and has served as a juror on grant panels for the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Roberts Foundation. A graduate of the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, she is a practicing visual artist with an extensive exhibition history. Her recent work will be included in the upcoming exhibition, MS Redux at Artspace Gallery in Hartford, opening in March 2011.

She lives in West Hartford, CT with her fifteen year old daughter Phoebe.

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