Call for Entries – Memorial Day Weekend art show

The Art Show Committee of the Trinity Gallery Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock, CT , has issued a Call for Entries  for the  Memorial Day Weekend art show

Art at TrinityThis juried  show will include Non-Juried Bin Entries and a Free Acrylic Lecture/Demo

The drop off Date is Sun. May 21, noon to 2 p.m.

The show will be open May 27, 28, 29; June 3, 4, from Noon to 4 p.m.

The Acrylic Lecture/Demo will be held Sun. June 4, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Door Prize Drawing (benefits the Gallery Lighting Fund), Sun. June 4, 2:20 p.m.

Opening Reception and Awarding of Prizes,  Friday May 26, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Judith McElhone is the executive director of the Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT, an award winning nonprofit contemporary gallery. She has an AS degree from Northwestern Connecticut Community College, a BFA and MFA from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and is a past adjunct instructor at both places.

Karl Goulet is also a graduate of the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and he is the Gallery Manager and Assistant Curator at the Five Points Gallery.


1st Place $100 2nd Place $75 3rd Place $50 and up to 5 Honorable Mentions. People’s Choice Award – Guests who attend the opening will vote for this. Votes will be counted at the opening and the winner with the most votes will be announced at the Award Ceremony.


Artists bring work to the Trinity Gallery on Sunday, May 21, 2017 noon to 2 p.m. ♦ Works in the following media may be entered – oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, graphite, printmaking, gouache, ink, scratchboard, collage, mixed media and sculpture (artists must provide their own stands.). No prints of original works, photography or computer generated art will be accepted and neither will any other works previously shown at Trinity Gallery Shows be accepted. No requests for art to be hung in a specific order and/or way will be accepted. ♦ The entry fee is $30 and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to Trinity Church indicating Juried Art Show on memo line. ♦ Submitted artwork can be three pieces up to 30 inches in any dimension, including mat and frame or two pieces up to 44 inches, including mat and frame.. ♦ Art must be appropriate to be viewed by all audiences including families. ♦ All accepted work will be hung. Please do not ask that accepted works be hung in a specific order. Unaccepted work will not be hung and will be stored at the Gallery until the official pick up date. ♦ Artists will be notified by email by May 24 of acceptance and/or of non-acceptance.

♦ Following acceptance, artists are encouraged to send by email, digital photos of their accepted work to be shown on the Trinity Gallery Facebook page. ♦ All work is to be securely wired and ready to hang with no saw-tooth or loop hangers permitted. ♦ Art such as watercolor, printmaking, pastel and graphite must be protected by glass. ♦ All submitted pieces are to be available for sale, and the buyer will be asked to leave them hanging for the duration of the show. ♦ Trinity Church will receive a 30% commission for each sold piece. A check to the artist, less 30%, will be mailed in a reasonable time after the show and after the work has been paid for in full.  Artists must have on file with Trinity Church (locked securely in a locked file in a locked office), a W-9 form to receive payment. W-9 forms will be available at the Drop Off. ♦

Liability –The Trinity Gallery does not provide insurance for damage or loss of artwork. Every reasonable precaution will be taken in the handling and exhibition. Submitting an Entry Form and signing the Fine Art Liability Waiver means acceptance of the conditions of this prospectus. It is recommended that artists carry their own insurance. ♦

Artists may submit a one page (8.5”x11”) resume for inclusion in a binder at the exhibition.  All Non-Juried Bin Works will be accepted—up to six unframed works no larger than 30 inches in any dimension, neatly shrink wrapped (or equal) may be entered by each artist. Bin works will not be judged by the jurors and will remain in the bins for sale during the show. Prints of original art works are also acceptable but stretched canvasses will not be accepted for the bins. Each piece must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name and price also with a filled-in bin form handed in at registration. Artists may enter up to six bin pieces without having any wall hanging works to be judged. However the $30 entry fee will still be required.  Entry Forms—Print and completely fill out one entry form for each piece. DO NOT ATTACH TO BACK OF PIECE. Submit form(s) separately with art work at the registration. Also sign the Waiver on the bottom of the Entry Forms and submit with art work at the registration. Additional prospectus’ and entry forms will also be available at the Drop Off. For more information contact Mary Anne Carley 860.977.0997 or

Download forms

Download this page with liability waiver Memorial Day 2017 Prospectus

Download the entry form May 2017 Entry Form

Download the bin entry form:  Bin Entries Form 

Download a press release about the show ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRIES article

Download information about the acrylic lecture/demo Lecture.Demo

Important Dates

May 21 (Sun.) Art work to be delivered with completed paperwork, a check, or cash to Trinity from Noon to 2 p.m. May 24 (Wed.) Notification by email of acceptance and/or non-acceptance. May 26 (Fri.) Opening reception, Presentation of Awards 5-7 p.m. and voting for the People’s Choice Award. Exhibition Dates: (Sat., Sun., Mon.) May 27,28,29, Memorial Day and Sat., Sun., June 3,4, Noon to 4 p.m. June 4(Sun.) Acrylic Lecture/Demo: 12:30-2:30 p.m. (See additional flier) June 4 Pick Up Day (Sun.) Artists pick up art work 4 p.m. to 5p.m. Those participating in the Lecture/Demo may pick up their work early.