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:

  • Oxford Public Library Hall 

  • Oxford Town Hall (being renovated)

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

Image right:  "Winter View by Dodess" by Shawn Lee Kwashnak on display at Oxford Library Gallery in our Winter Traditions 2021 show 

Call for Artists

at the Oxford Library Gallery

for Summer of 2022

"Summer by the Seashore" Exhibit
June 18th thru August 19th

Submission Deadline Wednesday June 15th Midnight

Show us your inspired works of "Summer by the Seashore" 
We want to see your nautical, poolside, oceans, lake and rivers artworks! Summer is Hot! Show us what you do or think of to cool down.


Our 8th 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, photography, fiber arts and weaving.

Share your stories regarding your art and the theme is open to interpretation. 

Click on the application below and submit via email or snail mail

Artists of all ages are encouraged to apply. 

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:

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


  • Submission Deadline Midnight June 15,  2022 (call for late submissions)

  • Drop Off Date Saturday June 18th during library business hours 10 am to 12 pm, Oxford Public Library 49 Great Oak Road, Oxford (203) 888-6944 or (203) 491-9782

  • Show Run June 18, 2021 thru August 19, 2022

  • Pickup Date Unsold artwork pickup is June 20, 2022 during library business hours from 10 am to 12 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!

Current Exhibit

"The Next Generation"

Showing March 20, 2002 thru May 27, 2022

Artist Meet and Greet April 23, 2022 12- 2 pm

Thinking upon the seasons changing, rebirth, graduations, and more opportunities and grow and prosper with the warming weather show us art that reflects on "The Next Generation". 

Past Exhibits

"Winter Traditions"

Dec 12, 2021 thru March 4, 2022

Artist reception planning for Feb date 2022

On display we have art that reflects winter time celebrations, weather and experiences. Sometimes we experience sadness, loss and wrestle with the cold weather. Other times we join family and friends to celebrate the many holidays! With your art express what the winter means to you.

"Art Heals"

October 2 thru December 4, 2021

Reception Nov 2nd 5-7 pm Free and open to the public

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.

"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

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)

submit art hang fee here