Additional Exhibition Opportunities for MMoA Artists

Mystic Museum of Art is far from the only regional venue to exhibit the work of contemporary artists – visit this page often to learn about additional exhibition opportunities in the surrounding areas.

Exhibitions are organized by submission deadline.

Listings will update as MMoA staff members hear about new information! If you come across an opportunity that we’ve overlooked, please contact Exhibitions Manager Amelia Onorato.

For opportunities on a national (rather than regional) scale, the following websites are wonderful resources:

  • SIDE ARTS is an online portal for artists seeking exhibition opportunities. Artists may subscribe to receive email updates
  • Professional Artist Magazine: often updates with links to exhibition opportunities both with and without fees

August 2022

45th Annual Juried Exhibition
September 17 – October 16, 2022
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
Entry Deadline: August 20, 2022

The Annual Juried Exhibition is the Guild’s premiere exhibition, open to all artists, members or non-members, age 16 and older. Artwork will be presented in the gallery and online at our website Original works are accepted in all media, created within the past 3 years and never previously exhibited at the Guild.

Prizes: Cash Prizes for First, Second and Third Place, Honorable Mention certificates

Entry Fee: Members: $20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional up to a total of 6 Non-members*: $30 for the first entry and $10 for each additional up to a total of 6.

Juror: Colleen Cash, VP Auctions, Artnet

“Food for Thought” 
October 5 – October 30, 2022
DISTRICT Arts, Frederick, MD

Application Deadline: August 22, 2022

“Food for Thought:” this metaphorical expression connotes something that should be pondered or carefully considered.

The art of René Magritte immediately comes to mind but so too does A. Wyeth’s “Christina’s World.” There are many ways of presenting thought-provoking ideas and themes in visual art. We are interested in showcasing work that challenges the viewers and really gives them something to think about. How will you serve up “Food for Thought”?

Artists can submit up to 3 pieces for jurying.

Entry Fee: is $25 for one submission, $30 for two and $35 for three.

Awards: Best in Show $500, Award of Merit $250, Honorable Mention $100

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT
Deadline: August 26, 2022
The West Hartford Art League, in partnership with LaSalle Road Partners II, LLC is seeking proposals for a large scale public art mural to be created on the side of a building located at 977 Farmington Ave, West Hartford Center.
The mural theme is the iconic postcard image of “Greetings from” and the town name. “Greetings from West Hartford” can reflect West Hartford iconic landmarks, community history, the overall cultural landscape and diversity of the community, etc. The goal is for this mural to serve as a community attraction for residents and visitors. The iconic postcard image can be a starting point but the overall image should reflect West Hartford.
This is open to all artists over 18 years of age with previous mural experience. Artists are responsible for the entire mural execution including the hiring and paying of assistants, or an associate, if the artist so chooses.
No Entry Fee
November 5, 2022 – December 23, 2022
Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

Application Deadline: August 27, 2022


This ninth annual national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction*) is open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents. *Framing may extend to 16 inches. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $1,000! This exhibition will be in the main floor gallery at Main Street Arts and online.
Entry Fee: $30 for 1–3 submissions, $35 for up to 6 submissions

Juror: Bradley Butler, executive director and curator at Main Street Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization in Clifton Springs, NY.

A Show of Heads
November 16 – December 17, 2022
Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be considered. A $500 award will be presented to one artist.

Entry Fee: $35

September 2022

New England Watercolor Society’s North American Open Exhibition
November 2 – December 3, 2022
Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to any artist age 18 and older residing in North America. All work must be painted with aqua media. This includes watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, gouache and inks on unvarnished paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo.

CONNECTICUT WOMEN ARTISTS 2022 National Open Juried Exhibition
October 16 – November 13, 2022
West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

Entry Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to all U.S. women artists ages 18 and over, working in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, and sculpture.

Juror: Lisa Hayes Williams, Associate Curator, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

Entry Fees: CWA Members: (2022 dues must be paid in full): First entry is $25, second/third entry $10 each; Non-Members: First entry: $35, second/third entry: $15 each

16th Annual Small Works Show 2022
November 17 – December 16, 2022
440 Gallery, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC

Deadline: September 7, 2022

440 Gallery announces the Call for Entries for the 16th annual Small Works Show 2022. This national, juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale, in a broad range of media and styles. Artists must be 18 years or over and reside in the U.S. All artworks must be 12 inches or less in all directions (including frame), all small performances must be 60 seconds or less. All media will be considered.

ENTRY FEE: The fee is $15 for the first artwork; $10 for each additional work 2, 3, 4; $5 for each additional work up to 10 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.

The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Engravers Society of Washington, DC’s 89th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
November 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023
The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

Application Deadline: September 10, 2022

Original works in any traditional media, prints from original plates, or sculptures will be considered for exhibition, providing they have not been exhibited in a previous MPSGS show. As a general guideline, the work should embody the spirit of a miniature. A work in which the image is life-size is not considered miniature art. The frame or mounting should be in the same spirit. Up to 3 works may be submitted.

Entry Fees: All members – $25;  Non-members who hand-deliver works – $30,  Non-members who mail works – $45

Juror: James Rogowski, Professional Artist

October 2022

Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Two artists each win a solo exhibition in January, 2023, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Open to New England artists who have not had a solo show in a commercial gallery (universities, libraries, etc. do not disqualify). Open to all media. Apply online with up to 5 jpgs at

Fee: $35

Juror: Caitlin Julia Rubin, Associate Curator at the Rose Art Museum.

Questions? Gary Duehr, Manager,