107th Annual Exhibition 2018

panoramic photo by Leonard P. Hellerman


107th Annual Exhibition 2018

April 20 - June 2, 2018

Entry Information

    Online entry submission is now closed.

    Sunday, April 15 and Monday, April 16, 11 - 5pm at the MMoA
    Live Jury Day: Tuesday, April 17

    Artist Entry

    • Open to all artists.  All fine arts media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, fiber, collage.

    • CAFA members only: One, two or three works may be submitted. Only two works can be accepted. CAFA membership dues need to be current for this priviledge.

    • CAFA members only: Those who submit one or two pieces online and are not accepted may submit a third piece, not one of the on-line submittals, as a carry-in for no additional charge.

    • Work must not have been previously shown at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts or the Mystic Museum of Art.

    Terms and Conditions

Submission Information

    Instructions for the shipping of accepted artwork

    Entry Fee

    (maximum of two entries per artist)
    • One entry = $30 Two entries = $40

    CAFA Members
    (maximum of three entries while 2018 dues are current)
    • Either one, two or three entries = $30

    Art Students
    (must be a full time college art student, and works submitted cannot have been part of a classroom exercise)
    • Either one or two entries = $20

Important Dates

    Notification of All Entries and Awards

    Jury results will be posted on this site
    Post Dates
        Online Entry: March 19
        Carry-in Entry: April 19

    Opening Reception
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:30 - 7:30pm

    Unaccepted Work
    Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 11 - 5pm

    End of Show
    Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 11 - 5pm

MMoA will allow 1/2 hour free parking for drop off and pick up.


    CAFA Awards
      • Best in Show$1000
      • Second Place$600
      • Third Place$400
      • Contemporary Award$300
      • Sculpture $250
      • Painting$150
      • Drawing$150
      • Photography$150
      • Graphics$150
      • Mixed Media$150
      • Art Student Award$100

      • Past Sponsored Awards
      • Art Spirit Foundation
        • Dianne B. Bernhard Award for a Pastel

      • Allied Artists of America
        • Painting Award


2018 Jurors

    Francine Weiss
    Francine Weiss is the Senior Curator at the Newport Art Museum in RI where she curates exhibitions of contemporary and American art. Her past positions include Curator at the Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA), Acting Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), and Curatorial Fellow at the deCordova Museum and Harvard University Art Museums (both in MA) among others. Weiss teaches in the MFA program at New Hampshire Institute of Art and has taught at Wellesley College and Boston University (both in MA). She has a Ph.D. in American art and photography from Boston University.

    Robert Reynolds
    Robert Reynolds lives and works in Stony Creek, Connecticut. He is primarily self-taught and has been drawing and painting all his life. Robert has never lost the simple love for making marks on paper and carries a drawing book with him everywhere he goes. He has painted and worked all over the world, absorbing the cultures and sights he immerses himself in. His work has exhibited nationally, and is in collections internationally.