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Mayor's Call for Art

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October 24, 2018

NEW BRITAIN—Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts are seeking artists to display their work in New Britain’s City Hall for the 2018-19 Mayor’s Invitational Exhibition as part of the city’s Art in the Heart series.

“Our Art in the Heart of the City exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for local and area artists to display their work in a space that receives a lot of foot traffic,” said Mayor Stewart. “There’s an amazing array of talent in the area and we are proud to offer this unique chance to bring their work to a wider audience and perhaps make some sales.”

Selected artists will be provided space on the second floor of New Britain’s City Hall to hang their artwork from December 2018 through June 2019. Selected artists will be asked to periodically change the art in their space with other work to keep their space fresh.

“Many people do not realize the time, effort and money it takes to not only produce art but to show it,” remarked Stephen Hard, Chairman of the New Britain Commission on the Arts. “I am thrilled that the Mayor and the Commission on the Arts is providing this opportunity to artists to have their work seen in such a public venue.”

The Mayor’s Office and the Commission on the Arts will host an opening reception on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the exhibition. There is no fee for artists to be in the show.

Artists with a substantial connection to New Britain, such as living or working in the city, are urged to apply, but it is not a requirement. To apply, send a cv or resume in Word or PDF formats and 10 sample JPEGs of your work to David Huck at dhuck@newbritainct.gov. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 25.

The Commission will review all submissions and a slate of finalists will be presented to the Mayor who will select the artists to show in the space. Notifications will be made by December 6 and hanging will be December 7 through December 10.

Please direct questions to dhuck@newbritainct.gov or 860-826-3303.

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