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

    Eric Aho
    Eric Aho was born in Melrose, Massachusetts in 1966, and in 1974, moved with his family to Hudson, New Hampshire. After studying at the Central School of Art and Design in London, Aho received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1989, he participated in the first exchange of scholars between the U.S. and Cuba in over thirty years. Aho completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991–92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993. His paintings have been exhibited and collected widely in the United States and abroad. Since his earliest projects, Aho has joined historical research, personal inquiry, and a close reading of the landscape together with reverie and delight in experiencing the natural world reinvigorating what it means to paint the landscape today. He lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont.

    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. Robert is also owner and namesake of Reynolds Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery located in downtown New Haven, CT.