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Academic Artist Association
74th Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 16 – July 14, 2024

Thursday - Sunday, 1 to 5 PM

Arts Center East

709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT ~ 860-871-8222

 

Opening Reception Sunday, June 16, 2024, 1 to 4 PM
Awards announced at 3 PM Over $5,000.00 in Awards

 

Awards Judge – Michael Rose

Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Michael has served as gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club where he oversees a complex exhibition schedule spread across three unique gallery spaces. Under Michael's leadership, the galleries of the Art Club have received coveted Best of RI Awards for Best Art Gallery in Providence every year since 2019 and have also been recognized as one of the top three art galleries in the state by the Providence Journal.

Dates to Remember

 

 

Hand-delivered artwork receiving: Sunday, June 9th, 10am-2pm at Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066

 

Shipped work must be received by Friday, June 7th. See shipping instructions below.

 

Artwork pickup: Sunday, July 14, 4-6pm (preferred) or Monday, July 15, 10-12pm at Arts Center East

 

More Information: www.AcademicArtistsAssociation.org

Shipped Work

A $50 handling fee (check payable to Letterpress Arts) and a pre-paid, return addressed shipping label must be included.

Send shipped entries to:

Letterpress Arts:

13 Rockland Drive

Enfield, CT 06082

Shipped work MUST BE received by June 7, 2024

No COD’s Accepted.

Arts Center East will NOT accept shipped work.

For questions related to shipping only:

860-745-3608 or email: samdupuis45@outlook.com

There is a 75 pound limit, including crate, for any shipped work.

Plexiglas is recommended for shipped artwork.

We are not responsible for broken glass. Framed work MUST NOT exceed 40 inches in width, including frame - STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Pack well in a reusable carton. Submitting artist will be responsible for any additional costs if packing material and container are not adequate for return shipping. Any insurance desired by the artist from the time of shipping to the time returned should be purchased by the artist from his/her own insurance company.

Artwork Removal

Art pickup begins on Sunday, July 14th when the show closes and is the preferred time for pickup. All entries must be removed from Arts Center East no later than Monday, July 15, 2024, by 12 PM. Artwork not removed is subject to a storage fee of $10 per day. Artwork not picked up after 60 days will become the property of Academic Artists Association. Shipped work will be returned as soon after the end of the show as possible.

Liability

Neither the Academic Artists Association, nor its agents, will be responsible for loss or damage while artwork is on display, in storage, or in transit. All reasonable care will be taken, but Academic Artists Association accepts no liability whatsoever, in any form, resulting from the entry, acceptance or rejection of exhibits or from any other matter connected with the Exhibition. Entry to this show constitutes permission to photograph your work for catalog or publicity purposes. Submission to this Exhibit signifies acceptance of these terms.

 

Sales

A 20% commission will be retained on all sales. If work is listed N.F.S., value must be given.

More Information

www.AcademicArtistsAssociation.org

For questions about the 2023 Academic Artists Association Exhibit, please contact:

Glenn Murray at 413-531-4050, glennmurray@comcast.net

Annual Meeting

Open to all Members and Interested Parties.

Date and location to be announced and posted at www.AcademicArtistsAssociation.org

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2024 Accepted Artwork

Douglas Aja                                      Morning's Chill                      

Paul Beckingham                             Coleoptera II

Jennifer Behymer                            Western View

Dina Belyayeva                                Warren Falls

Christine Bodnar                              Strolling The Evening Dunes

Linda Boisvert-DeStefanis               Fishing with Friends

E. Killoran Bowles                             After the Wedding

Cindy Brabec-King                           Happily Ever Laughter

Jack Broderick                                  Lilacs

Joseph Burger                                 The Vermonter

Todd Casey                                      Corner of my studio

T. A. Charron                                    Sea Breeze

John Collins                                      Beaver

Lauren Cressman                             Forget Me Not

Roger Duffy                                      Psalm 46:4

Karen Fitzgerald                              Pow Wow River Falls

Steve Gerling                                   On Bigelow Brook 

Douglas Gillette                               Once Under a Christmas Tree

Barbara S. Groff                               Bird-Watcher

Brenda M. White Henriquez            Happy Hour 

Karen Israel                                      One Door Opens

Susan James                                    Nature's Pallette

Jeff Kern                                           The Apotheosis of Greed

Tao LaBossiere                                Aristotle Contemplates Homer 

Michele LaPalme                              Scarborough Morning

Richard Larochje                              Menemsha moment

Linda Lastoff                                    Two If By Sea

Linda Lilling                                      Cobalt Blue

Jeanne Maguire Thieme                 Contentment

Suzanne Marsan                              Hands with Scarf #2

Matthew Mattingly                           Backyard Snow

Janis Mattson                                   The Only Way to Wear a Bird

Charles Mccaughtry                         Morning Fog Bunkers Harbor

Janet Montecalvo                             The Commuter

Eliza Moser                                        Fledgling

Maryann Mullett                                Double Vision

Glenn Murray                                    American Classic

Jeffrey Neumann                              Nob Hill Motel

Kristen Nyberg                                  Booth Service

Linda Pickwick                                  Peonies and Peaches

Nancy Preston                                  Dining Room Window

Heather Quay                                   Hanging On

Nan Quintin                                      Shelved

Lori Rapuano                                    Blue Door at Canel

Jo Ellen Reinhardt                            Water’s Edge

Scott Rhoades                                  Christina's Watering Can lll

Gene Riley                                         Turkey Feather

Harry Ruddock III                              'Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktails'

Maryanne Rupp                                 Ebb Tide

Ruth Sanderson                                Three Amigos

Beverly Schirmeier                            Reflections of nana's Kitchen

Kevin Schroeder                               Cameron

Linda Sinacola                                   Bright Water at Arcadia

Joan Sonnanburg                              Endgame

Jacquelyn Stein                                 High Flyin'

Shawn Sullivan                                  Sunflowers

SK Sullivan                                         stretch

Norma Torti                                        Applecrest Greens

Sanchitha Vishwanath                       Peonies with blue and white Jar

Sue Wall                                             Torn Pages

Alexandra Walters                             'Feeling Centered'

Steve Wilda                                        Late Afternoon Son

Lynn Wrona                                        Stepping Up

Andrew Yelenak                                Nobska Light

Christopher Zhang                            Before The Rehearse

Susan Zurles                                      Nymph

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About
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2024 Awards Judge - Michael Rose 

Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Since 2014, Michael has served as gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club where he oversees a complex exhibition schedule spread across three unique gallery spaces. Under Michael's leadership, the galleries of the Art Club have received coveted Best of RI Awards for Best Art Gallery in Providence every year since 2019 and have also been recognized as one of the top three art galleries in the state by the Providence Journal. 

 

In addition to his work at the Art Club, Michael is also an independent curator, sought after educator, and frequent juror, having collaborated on projects with a range of organizations throughout New England. He has served on juries for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Bristol Art Museum, Duxbury Art Association, Plymouth Center for the Arts, South Coast Artists, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Lyme Art Association, and many others. A prolific writer and critic, Michael authors the weekly "Inside Art" column for local news site GoLocalProv.com, covering artists and art exhibitions throughout Rhode Island.

 

Michael earned his BA in Art History at Providence College and went on to obtain his Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts at New York University. An alumnus of AS220's nationally acclaimed Practice//Practice Residency for arts administrators, Michael has completed additional coursework with the New England Museum Association, the American Association of Appraisers, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

 

Learn more about Michael at his website, www.michaelrosefineart.com, or follow him on Instagram at @michaelrosefineart

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