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Submissions are open! Deadline is Friday, September 22.
Painting, photography, mixed media, works on paper, drawing, multi-media, and sculpture will be accepted.
Maximum of 3 submissions per artist. Limited to works that have not been shown in a previous Pequot Library Art Show and that have been executed in the last 3 years.
The entry fee is $25 per piece. Pequot Library and the artist will split the proceeds of sold art 50/50.
Dr. Philip I. Eliasoph is an American art historian, critic and curator. Eliasoph began his teaching career in 1975 at Fairfield University where he is currently Professor of Art History in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts. In May 2023, he was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Arts and Culture. In 1996, Eliasoph founded, and remains director and moderator, of the “Open VISIONS Forum,” a public affairs series held at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. He is critically credited with the revival of many midcentury American artists of the Magic Realist school publishing monographic books, journal reviews about Paul Cadmus, Colleen Browning, and Robert Vickrey and others. His articles have been published in Art in America, The American Arts Quarterly, The Smithsonian American Art Journal, and Antiques & Fine Art. Since 2016, Eliasoph has also been a faculty curator for The New York Times digital inEducation platform creating weekly blog posts focusing on international museum exhibitions, art world ethical issues, and global diversity in the visual arts. He is an elected member of UNESCO’s Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art.
Ruth Mannes has been the Executive Director at MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Westport, a nonprofit devoted to inspiring intellectual and creative curiosity through the arts, since February 2020.
Mannes, a 12-year resident of Westport, has an extensive background in publishing, leadership, community outreach, and fundraising for local causes. In addition, she has been collecting art for over two decades and has been recognized by ARTnews as one of the top 30 young contemporary art collectors in America.
Duvian Montoya is an Artist, Muralist, Studio Manager, Curator, and Community organizer. His paintings, murals, and installations can be seen throughout Connecticut and are collected by SONO Collection, Housatonic Community College, The Mattatuck Museum, Disney, and Gulfstream Worldwide. He co-founded 2 Fairfield County Arts organizations, “The Saint Philip Artist Guild” (Norwalk) in 2009 and “The Artists Collective of Westport” in 2014.
His current community project is Executive Director at The Norwalk Art Space, where free art education is given to underserved students and where regional under-represented artists have a premier art space for exhibitions and programs.