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Association makes call for entries

Sep 12, 2013

The Fairfield Art Association is breaking tradition with this year’s Membership Show.

The 47th annual membership exhibit will feature artwork of its members done on 12- by 12-inch canvas, instead of something they have done in any size during the previous two years.

The show will be held in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6. The display will be in place until Feb. 28.

The small square canvas will be provided to anyone who currently is, or would like to be, a member of the Fairfield Art Association.

Any medium can be used, even ceramic attached to the canvas, or paper, photography, painting, collage, jewelry, pastel — anything you can artistically and originally think up, explained Suzan Bates Kessel, volunteer director of the association. “The only physical rule is artwork can only extend 1 inch in any direction off of the canvas and must be stable and secure.”

Also new this year, will be awards to the top four outstanding entries, including cash and “Artist Series” tickets to events at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The judge is to be announced.

Artwork must be for sale, priced under $300. The art association is handling all sales. When a piece is sold, 70 percent of the funds go to the artist and a 30 percent commission goes to the art association.

Canvas can be picked up from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday now until Oct. 15 at the Fairfield Art Association Studio Sales Gallery. Official entry forms are available there, with labeling instructions.

The completed canvas artworks must be returned by Nov. 26 during the same business hours.

Any questions or special arrangements should be made by contacting Kessel at suzan1252@aol.com or Kella J. Tschopp kella@kellaj.com

To ensure entries are completed and returned, a $10 fee is charged when canvas is picked up, and will be refunded when finished art is brought back in.

One canvas per member for the exhibit is allowed.

The project is supported in part by a Fairfield Cultural Alliance grant.

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