Friday, September 3, 2010

Call For Entries: Co-opARTive Fiesta (Willimantic, CT)




The Co-opARTive Fiesta is a gala celebration of Community, Creativity and Cooperation. Featuring Eastern CT’s wealth of talented artists, all attendees will be invited to participate and get their creative and entrepreneurial juices flowing. With all of this joyful energy in one place at one time, who knows what will emerge?

The Co-opARTive Fiesta is a festive indoor and outdoor event showcasing works of visual and sculptural artists and artisans as well as musical and theatrical performances, and participatory activities. All work will be original, no imports or buy/sell.

The Festival will take place in historic downtown Willimantic, with various pieces housed in available halls, stores and outdoor locations.

All galleries will also be open for the weekends of October 9-10, 16-17.

Dates: October 9-10 and 16-17, 2010

Opening Reception: October 9, 11:00 AM –4:00 PM

Works in all artistic media will be considered. The Judge of Selection and Awards for the Juried Art Exhibition will be Thomas Bruhn.

Please read the information provided below carefully. If you have any questions call Peter Polomski at 860-423-3223 , or visit our website at,

Eligibility: Open to artists 18 years or older. All work must be original.

Receiving: Please send the completed application form, with a check or cash, to WRI, 39 Davis Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. All entries must be received on October 2, 2010, 12-4 pm, at Nassiffs, 745 Main Street, Willimantic. The CooperARTive Fiesta reserves the right to exclude pieces that are either not in the spirit or quality of the exhibition’s intent.

Registration Fee: $20 entry fee, which is waived for members of Arts Organizations and Co-operatives. There is a 10% donation to WRI on all sales. All work must be for sale, unless marked NFS.

Display & Installation: All work must be ready to hang and stay for the duration of the show. We request that artists provide easels or podiums to display work. Each artist will be allowed space equivalent to an area the size of an easel. Labels must be attached to the back of each entry, and all work must be ready to hang.

Awards: Best in Show--$250; Two Awards of Excellence--$100; One Honorable Mention--$50.

[NOTE to SAQA-CT members]:  A copy of the “Co-opARTive Fiesta” prospectus and vendor application has been saved in the CT Members Only folder on Google Docs.

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