Call for Artists: Elements

Call for Artists

Elements Show & Sale

Artwork depicting atoms, for the Elements art show and sale.

The Theme of this show is Elements.
This show will be part of the Bridgeport Art Trail

Deadline for electronic submissions: Thursday, November 3
Use the submission form below

Dates of show: Friday, November 11 – Friday, December 2, 2022

Opening reception: Friday, November 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sterling House Community Center
2283 Main St.
Stratford, CT 06615


The Alliance invites the community artists from the region to share their interpretation of the theme Elements.

The dictionary defines ELEMENT as a basic or essential part or aspect of something that cannot be broken down into a simpler form. It could be a basic shape such as circle, square or triangle in a piece of art, that when put together, creates something more complex. In chemistry, it is a group of substances that together make all things. Element can also mean a natural habitat or environment, weather or the one of the 4 elements of water, earth, air and fire, that constitute the universe. You can take this theme anywhere your imagination can go.

For this show, we ask community visual and performing artists to submit entries inspired by your interpretation of elements. Visual art, music, written/spoken word, dance art forms encouraged.

We invite artists to submit 1-2 pieces. See submission guidelines below for maximum dimensions of entries and other important information.

Performers entries will include a QR code on their title card(s) which will link to their video channel or website (link will be submitted through the form below). Performing artists will submit a photo of themselves engaged in the performance, along with their inspiration for the work. Performers will provide a framed photo to be hung in the show.

This show is open to all community artists, members and non-members of the Alliance. All works will be adjudicated based on quality and adherence to the theme. In addition, works must be family friendly as it will be in a public space visited by children. The Alliance reserves the right to limit entries according to space availability and cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.

Masks are optional at Sterling House.

This is a juried show. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third prize. The winners will be chosen by the judge for the show. A “People’s Choice award,” will be selected by visitors to the gallery by ballot. This winner of the Peoples’ Choice vote will have their submission fees waived for the next show.

Submission guidelines:

  • Gallery space is limited so submit early.
    • The website submission form will close to new entries on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 11:59 PM.
    • If we reach our maximum number of entries that will fit in the gallery earlier than November 3, the submission form will close to all new entries.
  • Submission fees
    • Arts Alliance of Stratford members
      • One piece: $20.00
      • Two Pieces: $25.00
    • Non-members
      • One piece: $30.00
      • Two Pieces: $35.00
  • All artwork must be submitted through the form on this website
  • 2-dimensional (flat) work only
  • Up to 2 pieces may be submitted per individual.
    • Maximum size (including frame) is 18″ x 24″
  • All work needs to be wired for hanging
    • Stretched canvases do not need to be framed but they must have a wire attached to the stretchers for hanging.
  • All artwork sold while in the show will be subject to a 30% commission (see the terms & conditions for more details).
  • The gallery at Sterling House Community Center is a multi-use space used by many groups, including children. All work must be family-friendly.
  • To be sure the show has a balance of work, percentage limits will be applied to both visual and performance art.
  • Artists will be notified of acceptance to the show by November 4 at the latest.
    • If your work has been accepted, drop off your piece(s)
      • Saturday, November 5 between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM.
      • Sunday, November 6 between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM.
    • Drop off location:
      Sterling House Community Center
      2283 Main St.
      Stratford, CT 06615

Be sure to read the submission terms & conditions here.

After the show closes, artwork can be picked up at Sterling House Community Center on Saturday, December 3 between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

Use our submission form below: