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

January 2022

Picturing History: Historic Landscapes of Connecticut

Preservation Connecticut (formerly the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation)
Hamden, CT 06517

In celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday in 2022, Preservation Connecticut is looking for photographs of Connecticut’s historic landscapes. What is an historic landscape? Historic landscapes are landscapes that have been shaped by human involvement: be it historical events, intentional planning, or everyday use.

Examples of historic landscapes include residential gardens and community parks; scenic highways; rural communities; institutional grounds; cemeteries; battlefields; and zoological gardens. They may contain water features such as ponds or fountains; circulation systems including roads, steps, and paths; buildings; or furnishings including benches, fences, lighting, and sculptures.

Please feel free to reach out to Preservation Connecticut with your questions and ideas at:

April 7 – 30, 2022
Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
This exhibition is exclusively for the abstract artist and will represent a full range of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Entry is open to all artists working in any media.
Entry Fee: $35
February 4 – 26, 2022
Norwich Arts Center, Norwich, CT
Receiving Dates: Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29, 12 – 4pm
Juried for prizes only, Norwich Arts Center (NAC) is looking for artwork fitting the themes of love, red, hearts, or any combination of the three! All media accepted, open to all artists. Each artist may submit up to three entries. Sold work can be replaced at no extra cost.
Entry Fees:
NAC Members: $20 first entry; $25 for two; $30 for three
Non-members: $25 first entry; $30 for two; $35 for three

Juror: Jacqueline Phillips

February 2022

April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023
Cambridge, MA
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
In recognition of the talented artists inspired by Mount Auburn Cemetery, and as part of our Artist-in-Residence program, the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery (FOMAC) is awarding a small number of grants in 2022 to support artist projects. The grant must result in a deliverable product, program, or event that is created for and unique to Mount Auburn Cemetery. Planning grants will also be considered for larger projects to be completed in 2023, and funded projects may be scaled up. For questions, please contact Jenny Gilbert at

New Haven Paint and Clay Club’s 121st Annual Juried Exhibition
May 8 – 29, 2022
Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

Submission Window: February 14 – March 20, 2022

All accepted works will be displayed in-person at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art and online on the New Haven Paint and Clay Club’s website. The juror of selection and awards will be Cat Balco, a renowned exhibiting artist and Professor of Drawing and Painting at University of Hartford Art School.


March 2022

Open Call for Mural Artists: Creating Change from the Bottom Up
The Diaper Bank of Connecticut, North Haven, CT

Deadline: March 31, 2022

The Diaper Bank Volunteer Center is a central hub of activity and primary workspace for volunteers from all over Connecticut who package and prepare diapers, period supplies, incontinence products and other basic health supplies for delivery to families throughout CT.

The mural design content is open-ended. There are no preconceived notions for how it should look. The goal of the project is for the mural to feel fluid, organic, and connected to the mission of The Diaper Bank of Connecticut. It should be about community members helping other community members and have a statewide feel without obvious diaper imagery. The mural will be painted with an emphasis on artist collaboration. The mural surface is inside a warehouse building, occupying a wall space of 40 ft wide x 8.5-11 ft high.

Selected artist(s) will receive a stipend of $2,000 to complete this project, with an expected  delivery date of July 31, 2022.

Entry Fee: $10