ART GALLERIES IN OXFORD
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The Art Galleries will now be spread throughout the town of Oxford, in both municiple buildings and throughout our town in local businesses.  

Gallery spaces will be open at the following locations:

  • Town Hall  (being renovated)

  • Oxford Public Library

  • Quarry Walk Lobby (planning under way)

 

All gallery receptions events will be listed and updated on our Facebook page.  

Image right: "Into the Woods" by Carmina Palarino currently on display at Oxford Library Gallery

Upcoming Exhibit at the Oxford Library Gallery

"Art Heals"

October 2 thru December 4, 2021

Reception Artist Meet and Greet Nov 2 from 5 to 7pm Refreshments will be served

The theme is "Art Heals”. Show us your art works that reflect on times of healing and overcoming challenges, physically and mentally.Show us how you've used the create art process to help heal from emotions from everyday stress, trauma or overcome disabilities.  Share your stories regarding your art and the theme is open to interpretation.  Artists of all ages are encouraged to apply. 

 

Our 5th exhibit is an open call to all artists to feature 2 dimensional art including but not limited to in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, mixed or digital painting, fiber arts and weaving.

 

"At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

You may submit up to 4 images for consideration for $20 thru email (preferred) or snail mail. Please share your personal story along with your art.  Download the form below.  For more details please contact us by phone or e-mail.

Submission Criteria

  • You can submit images for consideration $20 for up to 4 pieces with a maximum of 3 pieces accepted. You can send payment via PayPal on our website: www.oxfordculturalarts.org

  • or send a check to: OCAC at 486 Oxford Road, Oxford CT 06478

  • E-MAILED SUBMISSIONS ARE PREFERED

  • Submission Deadline Midnight Sept 29

  • Drop Off Date Saturday Oct 2 during library business hours 10 am to 12 pm, Oxford Public Library 49 Great Oak Road, Oxford (203) 888-6944 or (203) 491-9787

  • Show Run Oct 2 thru Dec 4, 2021

  • Pickup Date Unsold artwork pickup is Dec 4, 2021 during library business hours from 10 am to 1 pm

  • Arts cannot exceed 24 x 36 inches framed or weigh more than 40 lbs. All arts must be framed and/or hang-ready with wire. .

The Oxford Public Library is a public community space frequented by children and families, please make sure artwork is family friendly (no excessive violence or sexually explicit work) Any work deemed inappropriate by the Oxford Cultural Arts Commission or the Librarian will be rejected.

All arts can be listed for sale with 20% proceeds donated to Oxford Cultural Arts Commission 

You can download the Artists Agreement Form here. We look forward to seeing your art!

Next Exhibit "Winter Traditions"

Dec 12, 2021 thru March 4, 2022

 Show us your art that reflects winter time celebrations, weather and experiences.  With your art express what the winter means to you. We encourage artists of all ages to apply. Submission deadline is Wednesday Dec 8, midnight.  Click on the application below and submit via email or snail mail

Past Exhibit

"The Painter's Passion" at the Oxford Library Gallery

Show us what motivates you to create art!  Show us your passion!

On display from July 10 thru August 28, 2021

Meet the artists Reception is August 19th from 5 -7 pm

submit art fee here

Friend of OCAC Rich Frazino installs art hanging system at the Oxford Public Library
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Images Above:

Top: Rich Franzino, OCAC Supporter installs the railing system at the Oxford Public Library (photo: Lucas)

Middle: Commissioners Jennifer East and JoAnna Lucas display the new art hanging system installed at the Oxford Public Library (photo credit: Voices Photographer Pentagast)

Bottom: Art displayed by new hanging system (photo: Lucas)