ART GALLERIES IN OXFORD
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: "Solitary" by Cynthia Soucy in "Summer by the Seashore" 2022 show
Call for Artists "Past, Present and Future"
at the Oxford Library Gallery
for Autumn 2022
Submission Deadline Wednesday Oct 19 by Midnight
Our 10th 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. We want to see art the reflects on your past experiences, the present day or what your future might hold. You may use your imagination or reflect on actual events, places or people in your life.
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.
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 PREFERRED
Submission Deadline Midnight Oct 19, 2022 (call for late submissions)
Drop Off Date Saturday Oct 22 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 22, 2022 thru January 6, 2023
Pickup Date Unsold artwork pickup is Saturday Jan 7th 2023 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
Solo Artist featuring Mary Jane Ives
Sept 4 thru Sept Oct 7th 2022
A collection of paintings by local artist, Mary Jane Ives, featuring beautiful sunsets, still lifes, landscapes and flowers. She paints exclusively in oils with much attention to detail and creating realistic atmospheres. All her works are available to purchase. Commissions are available upon request! You don't want to miss this showcase!
"Summer by the Seashore" Exhibit
June 18th thru August 19th
Collection of inspired works of summer. We asked artists to see their nautical, poolside, oceans, lake and rivers artworks! Summer is Hot! This art will help cool you down and reflect on summer pastimes.
"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"
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.
October 2 thru December 4, 2021
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"
July 10 thru August 28, 2021
Show us what motivates you to create art! Show us your passion!
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)