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New Haven Paint and Clay Club
122nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club

122nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition 



May 8th – May 27th, 2023

At the Ely Center of Contemporary Art (ECoCA)

51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06510


The New Haven Paint & Clay Club Showcasing the work of its members and regional artists through annual exhibitions, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club actively supports the visual arts in the greater New Haven area and beyond. In addition to offering an opportunity for artists to exhibit, the Club holds a large permanent collection of artworks purchased from the Club’s many exhibits. The Club engages local communities in a variety of ways. It loans artworks from its permanent collection, offers merit awards, scholarships, free programs and lectures, and other art related activities. In its early years, membership in the Club was by invitation. Presently, artists who’ve been accepted in two of the Club’s spring juried exhibitions, which are limited to artists from New England, New York, and New Jersey, are eligible for active Club membership. Exhibition jurors are experienced artists or museum professionals with no direct connection to the Club. More information about the Club and much of its permanent collection can be found on its website.


This Year’s Juror Robert Burns is the Director of the Mattatuck Museum, a position he has held since 2012. He recently led a successful multi-year, $9 million capital project to reimagine the museum. The completed project, which included the addition of a new tower and roof terrace, new classrooms, gallery and collections storage, was completed in February 2021. Burns is on the Leadership Council of W3R (The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association Inc.) and is an at-large member of the Executive Committee of the Western Connecticut Tourism District. He currently serves as vice president of Main Street Waterbury and a member of the board of the Waterbury Development Corporation. He serves in an advisory role on the Post University Masters in Public Administration program, the Shippensburg University (PA) Interdisciplinary Arts program, the Naugatuck Valley Community College Regional Advisory Council, and the Waterbury Community Investment Program. He has been a juror for many exhibitions at museums and organizations across Connecticut. Bob has been identified as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Litchfield County” by Litchfield Magazine and he received Main Street Waterbury’s Community Partnership Award in 2018. A native of West Virginia, he earned his MFA from the University of South Carolina and BFA from West Virginia University. He currently resides on a former dairy farm in Goshen, CT with his husband, writer Gary Schiro.  


Awards Up to $4000 in prizes and purchase funds for the NHP&CC’s Permanent Collection

ECoCA Hours The ECoCA gallery will be open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 PM, and Thursday from 3-8 PM

Reception Sunday, May 14th, 1-3 PM, with awards presented at 2 PM

All accepted works will also be exhibited on the NHP&CC website


Entry Rules

The Club will accept work in all traditional and contemporary media including photography and digital art. No classwork or reproductions, Giclée prints, video, or artificial intelligence (AI) generated work will be accepted. Work must be original, and the artist’s own concept and design. 

All artists over the age of 18 from the New England states, New York, and New Jersey are eligible. 

Work must have been created within the past three years and not previously exhibited with the NHP&CC. 

All wall art must be securely wired for hanging. NO clip frames, brackets or wet work are allowed.

Art work cannot exceed 48” in width, including frame.

Watercolors, pastels, mixed media, graphics, photography, and other works on paper supports must be framed and under glass. 

Sculptures are limited to 75 lbs. Stands must be provided.


Entry Limits & Fees

Artists may enter up to three art works each. However, due to limited space, only one piece may be accepted. Sculptors may submit two jpeg views per piece.

Fees **Active NHP&CC members who are up to date on dues: $20 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional entry. Others and non-members: $30 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional entry.


Online Submission Dates Feb. 12th – March 18th, 2023

Enter through

For best results submit high quality 72 dpi images under 4 MB, and close to 1920 pixels on the longest side. File name should include only letters and numbers, no spaces, and end with .jpg. 

Help with photographing your entries and in sizing and entering your images is available at For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351


Notification of Accepted Work April 3, 2023 in your OJS artist profile


Receiving All accepted work must be hand delivered to ECoCA on Thursday, May 4, 2023, 5-7 PM, or Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9 AM-12 PM.


Removal Saturday, May 27, 2023, 3-5 PM, or Monday, May 29, 2023, 1-3 PM. Unclaimed art will be stored and incur a $50 late pick-up fee. NOTE WELL: no work may be removed before May 27, 2023 at 3:00 PM.


Sales We encourage all work to be available for sale. NFS, but no POR, are allowed. The NHP&CC takes a 20% commission on works sold. Artists whose works are purchased for the NHP&CC permanent collection receive 80% of the catalog price.


Liability All reasonable care will be taken with your work. Submission indicates your agreement that the NHP&CC and ECoCA have no responsibility for loss or damage.


**ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Artists are eligible for, and invited to active membership in the NHP&CC after their work has been accepted in two separate juried exhibitions.


New Haven Paint & Clay Club

PO Box 63414, Whitneyville, CT 06517



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