A recent CWA Annual National Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, CT -  Photo by  B. Rossitto

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Call for Art

Call for Entries -  91st Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, 2020


The 91st Annual National Open Juried Exhibition will be presented in the elegant galleries of Art Center East in Vernon, Connecticut, one of greater Hartford's leading art centers. Open to non-members and members of CWA, the online submission deadline is Sunday, July 19, 2020, before midnight. Enter up to three images online at www.onlinejuriedshows.com.

Opening reception and award ceremony: Saturday, September 12, 1 - 3 p.m.

Download the prospectus here.

August 29 - September 25, 2020

91st Annual National Open Juried Exhibition


Arts Center East

709 Hartford Turnpike

Vernon, CT 06066


Opening reception and award ceremony: Saturday, September 12, 1 - 3 p.m.

Juror: Carol Padberg

Arts Center East Executive Director: Jennifer Kowal

Council Exhibit

October 29 - February 7, 2020

CWA's Annual Council Exhibit

Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery

The Gallery at Middlesex Health Shoreline Medical Center

250 Flat Rock Place
Westbrook, CT 06498

Opening reception: Thursday, October 29, 6 - 8 p.m.

Call for Art


Call for Entries - Invitational Exhibit in Celebration of CWA's 90th Year, 2020

The CWA Invitational Exhibit and the opening reception are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following the East Hartford Library's decision to remain closed until further notice. 


CWA announced a 2020 Invitational Exhibit at the East Hartford Public Library of artwork by former and present CWA Officers, Council, and Members in celebration of its 90th year. CWA anticipates rescheduling this event in 2021.

Past Events

The CWA Annual Members' Juried Show and the opening reception at the New Britain Art League are canceled out of concern for the health and safety of our members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire exhibit is available online at DailyBrushwork.com. The award winners' work and accepted artists are featured on the CWA website here.  Juror: Jean Dalton


CWA's Annual Members' Juried Show at the Art League of New Britain

April 4 - May 1, 2020 

Opening reception and award ceremony: Saturday, April 4, 1 - 3 p.m. 

Closing reception: Friday, May 1, 6 - 8 p.m.

Art League of New Britain

30 Cedar Street

New Britain, CT 06052

Paul Baylock, ALNB President

November 21 - January 22, 2020

The Annual Council Exhibit Showcasing the Artwork of CWA’s Leadership at the Chase Family Gallery

Chase Family Gallery

Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford

335 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

Jill Ziplow, Cultural Arts Director

Linda DeStefanis, Delayed Departure, Oil on Canvas

Nike of Samothrace and Pergamon Frieze, Slater Memorial Museum, Connecticut

June 15 - September 13, 2019

90th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum


Slater Memorial Museum

108 Crescent Street

Norwich, Connecticut 06360

Opening reception and award ceremony: Saturday, June 22, 1 - 3 p.m.

Juror: Ann Sievers, Director and Curator of the Art Museum of the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut

Vivian Zoe, Museum Director ​


Diane Brown, New Spirit (detail), Oil and Cold Wax

Sunday, September 8, 2019  


90th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting at the Florence Griswold Museum

The Florence Griswold Museum and gardens are a perfect setting for our celebration and Annual Meeting. September eighth's festivities will include a spectacular brunch at the Florence Griswold Museum with activities including a chance to create work on the grounds of this lovely space, view the works in the Museum, visit with CWA friends, hear Nancy Noble as a guest speaker, and rally and commemorate our beginnings. The fee for the day, including the brunch is $30.00. The due date for the entry is August 24.


Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme Street 
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Event planned by Anne Sheffield


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Home page top to bottom strips - CWA Members: Sarah Warda, Morning Light, Block Island, Oil on Canvas; Linda Boisvert DeStefanis, Lotus Rising II, Oil on Canvas; NC Whitcher, High-fire Handbuilt Stone Vessel;; Carol Vinick, United We Stand, Fabric Collage

Home page left to right / top to bottom repeaters - CWA members: Clara Nartey, I Heart My Puffs, Threads on Cotton;  A recent CWA Annual National Open Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, Connecticut, Photo by CWA member B. Rossitto; Nan Runde, A Cup for You, Oil on Canvas

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