Future Exhibitions & Festivals

Please note: The Gallery Store is always looking to form relationships with new artisans whether or not they have work corresponding to show themes.

How to Submit

2021 Schedule


Entanglements—6 week show

Opens: March 19-May 2
Receives: March 7-March 11 from 1-6pm. No receiving Friday March 12

Spectrum is calling for art including photography both representational and abstract that illustrates the complexities of how we can intertwine ourselves with objects or other people. The images can be imaginative or realistic…circus performers and dancers are some examples. Surprise us with your take on this idea.

Abstracting Nature—-a 7 week show

Opens May 14-July 3. We are closed July 4
Receives May 2-May 6. No receiving Friday, May 7.

Spectrum is looking for pieces in all mediums including photography that show through an artists’ technique and craft impressionistic and abstracted views of nature in all of its variety, color and abundance.

Essex Green Summer Arts Festival

Father’s Day Weekend: Saturday, June 19 (10-5pm) and Sunday, June 20 (11-5pm) on the Essex Town Green, Essex CT

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2021 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival.  Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

Download the Event Prospectus Here

Splashes, Drips and Drops—a 7 week show

Receives July 3-July 9 (from 1-6pm). We are closed July 4.
Opens: July 16-September 5

This show calls for imagery both representational and abstract in all mediums including photography that shows the creativity and spontaneity of liquids (not just water)….have fun with this one and think out of the box.

Madison Green Arts Festival Group Gallery Show—7 week show

Opens: September 17-November 7.
Receives: Sept. 5-Sept. 10 from 1-6pm. We are closed Monday September 6 for Labor Day.

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This is a group show for artists and artisans participating in the Madison Green Autumn Arts Festival on October 9 and 10. Only artists participating in the Madison Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show. There is no
specific theme. Artists now have the option to use their own tents or rent space under one of our larger ones. We will have 4 group tents but space is limited under these tents. Both the Madison Arts Festival and the gallery group show are wonderful opportunities to become involved with Spectrum Art Gallery. Put in the email subject line: Madison Green Arts Festival.

Holiday Show (TBA)….7 week show

Opens: Friday, November 19—January 9, 2022
Receives November 7-November 12 from 1-6pm