NEW BRITAIN - Gallery 66 is now welcoming the work of ‚Äúoutsider artists‚ÄĚ for an exhibition that will be displayed from July 29 to Sept. 6.
Outsider artists are self taught or new to art.
The ‚Äúoutsider artists‚ÄĚ exhibition at Gallery 66 will welcome photography, paintings, prints and drawings. No three dimensional art or sculptures will be allowed in the exhibition.
This is the second year such exhibit is displayed at Gallery 66.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs extremely different, which is why I‚Äôm interested in bringing it,‚ÄĚ said Adrian Elliott, curator at Gallery 66. ‚ÄúIt has been encouraged with people just coming up to me and I get it all the time. ‚ÄėHey I want to show you something I‚Äôm working on but I‚Äôll tell you it‚Äôs ripped out of a notebook.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Elliott said the work that will be accepted in this exhibit may be ‚Äúnot too kept, but is good work.‚ÄĚ
The exhibit will not have an age criteria.
‚ÄúAnyone can submit work,‚ÄĚ Elliott said. ‚ÄúThe gallery staff will select from those pieces. More than likely, we won‚Äôt refuse anybody.‚ÄĚ
Artists must submit up to five pieces of work through e-mail with a short biography and a photo. The work to be displayed must be sent digitally in JPEG format. No vulgar images or language will be allowed.
Submissions must be e-mailed before July 19. A selection notification will be sent to artists on July 19.
‚ÄúChosen artists will have to reproduce their work,‚ÄĚ Elliott said. ‚ÄúRight now everything is submitted through e-mail with a description of what it is, the materials used and then if it‚Äôs chosen we‚Äôll go further.‚ÄĚ
Selected art pieces may be dropped off at Gallery 66 on July 26 between 12 and 4 p.m. The opening reception of the exhibit will take place on Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.
For work submissions or for more information, contact Elliott through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or email@example.com.