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October 26, 2020 - November 13, 2020
20/20 Visions: Art & Interpretation
Pequot Library’s 23rd Annual Art Show and Fundraiser
Virtual exhibition on view October 26-November 13, 2020
Curated by guest juror Lisa Cooper
All artwork is for sale. View and purchase works of art by clicking on the “See the Show & Purchase Art” button below. The works of art listed as “Buy Now” items in the “Art /Auction Items” section are available to purchase 24/7. Once your purchase is complete, library staff will make arrangements for pickup or shipment of your purchased art. Buyers who do not live locally are responsible for payment for shipping costs. Proceeds are split between Pequot Library and the artists.
This year’s Art Show auction features artwork and experiences created or donated by local community VIPs! View and bid on auction items by clicking on the “See the Show & Purchase Art” button below. The items listed as “bid” items in the “Art /Auction Items” section are available for bidding 24/7. All auction items start at $100 and are available for bidding from October 26–November 13. At the end of the auction, if you have won an item, library staff will make arrangements for pickup or shipment of your item. Enjoy this great opportunity to get something special from local community members and support Pequot Library!
Guest Juror Statement
I have always believed in the healing and transforming power of art (both for the artist and the viewer)…and that is so evident during this unprecedented year of 2020! This year’s entries for the Pequot Library exhibit included a wonderful range of work and creative visions. It was powerful to see and read how artists responded to the challenges of this year. A number of artists escaped into nature and shared both realistic views and imagined spaces. Many of these artworks provided peaceful meditative spaces to breath and relax and experience something new and positive. Others captured the angst, fear, frustration, and sorrow in images and/or words. Many shared their optimism and hope for a united, stronger, positive future.
I am thankful for all the artists – students and professionals – who shared their artistic visions this year and supported this wonderful exhibit and fundraiser.
~Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art
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This is an important fundraiser for Pequot Library, and we very much appreciate the support of artists and art lovers alike. All works of art in the show are for sale! Every item sold at Pequot Library’s Art Show benefits the Library and provides vital funding for our library services, our collections, our exhibitions, and our programs – from storytimes to author talks to virtual programming for students in our community.
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In the spirit of persistence that our community has so gracefully harnessed, Pequot Library is pleased to continue the tradition of celebrating its annual Art Show. While this year’s virtual show will be experienced differently than it has in the past, it will once again showcase some of the region’s most talented artists of all ages. This year, we celebrate artwork that reflects upon and has been executed in 2020.
If the title of this year’s show is any indication, all eyes will be on these works of art that reflect the artists’ sentiments and interpretations of the tumultuous times of 2020. The celebration of art at Pequot Library won’t change despite the lack of a physical setting. The Pequot Library gallery has never been bigger.
This year’s show, 20/20 Visions: Art & Interpretation, is going to be unprecedented and unbelievable. You’ll see.
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Submissions will be accepted through October 15. Learn more