Academic Artists Association
66th Annual National Exhibition
of Traditional Realism
May 1 – 20, 2016
Wednesday - Sunday, 1 to 5 PM
(Exhibition closes at 4:00pm on May 20th)
Arts Center East
(formerly Vernon Community Art Center)
709 Hartford Turnpike
Please see the calendar of dates to remember below. Dates are subject to change.
|Digital Entry Received-by Deadline||March 19, 2016|
|Notification (Digital entries)||March 30, 2016|
|Hand Delivery||April 9, 2016||10am - 2pm|
|Hand deliver to the Arts Center East (formerly the Vernon Art Center)
709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon CT
|Shipped Work must be received by||April 13, 2016|
|Ship to: SHEILA SCULLY, HEAVENLY EDIBLES
38 PEASE STREET, ENFIELD, CT 06082
No COD's accepted!
|Notification: accepted/declined/awards||April 16, 2016|
|Accepted/declined entries will be posted on this website|
|Pick up of declined work||April 23, 2016||10am - 2pm|
|Opening Reception||May 1, 2016||1 - 4pm|
|Awards announced at 2pm|
|Exhibition closes||May 20, 2016||4pm|
|Artwork removal||May 21, 2016||10am - 2pm|
2016 JURY OF SELECTION AND AWARDS
Doug Gillette - Artist, Teacher
Doug Gillette has a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and a Master’s Degree from Towson University.
Widely known for his silverpoint drawings, Doug’s work is grounded in the conviction that good drawing skills should be the foundation of most artwork. He has spent many years developing a finely detailed style that has earned him numerous awards and considerable recognition.
Doug is past president of the Academic Artists Association and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. He is an elected Master Artist of the Cape Cod Art Association, an elected member of Allied Artists of America, Academic Artists Association and Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, among others.
Doug teaches regularly at the Museum School in Springfield MA. He maintains a studio in his home in Enfield CT where he creates artwork in traditional academic style.
Dan Riccio - Artist
Daniel J. Riccio has been an artist for 40 years. He has degrees in painting, sculpture and biology. He is best known for his small scale bronze sculptures that are collected internationally. Biological imagery, mythical ideals, and spiritual references are recurrent themes in Dan’s work.
Daniel is a past president of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. He managed that group’s competitive exhibitions from 1985 to 2014. During that period, Dan advanced the organization’s shows from their former regional status to the national stage.
Dan teaches metalsmithing at Central Connecticut State University where he has directed the jewelry program for 30 years. He also teaches drawing and design at CCSU.