Friday, January 21, 2011

CALL TO ARTISTS: Art on Main in Bristol Seeks New Exhibitors

Art on Main in Bristol, a welcoming, artist-friendly, non-profit cooperative Gallery seeks submissions for new exhibitors for the 2011-2012 season. All media are welcome, though we are particularly looking for sterling jewelry, metalwork, book arts, and home crafts (rugs, lamps, etc.) to add to our varied collection. Space is extremely limited for new 2-D work, with the possible exception of printmakers. We look forward to the opportunity to see your creative work and hope that it can find a place here with us.

Bristol is a thriving community with dedicated local shoppers, as well as visitors from around Addison County, Vermont, and beyond. We enjoy a busy tourist season from May through October, and are sustained by our loyal locals at the holidays and throughout the winter. Artist members who opt for the working contract help us staff the Gallery year-round by working one four-hour shift each month greeting, chatting with, and taking care of our customers.

Our first 2011 Jury session is Saturday February 19, 10am-2pm. The application, as well as the consignment contract and fee information, is available for download at If you work in more than one distinct medium and would like us to consider both categories of work, please submit separate application forms and samples for each. For example, jewelry and textiles or pottery and music.

Please RSVP ahead of the jury date, so that we can plan for our session. You are welcome to drop off or mail your application and work anytime in the 2 weeks leading up to a jury date. Regular Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm all year (Sundays 11am-3pm May through December). You may also both drop off and pick up your work on the day of the jury if you will be traveling from a distance; in this instance, it is helpful if you can send the paperwork ahead of time. Work is available to be picked up anytime after the jury is finished meeting.

If you have any questions, contact the Gallery Manager, Carolyn Ashby, at or 802-453-4032. You can learn more about Art on Main at our website or by visiting us on Facebook,