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Lisa Simonds
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860-­‐434-­‐3571 x143

Deadline for Entry

July 31

Notification of Acceptance

August 14

Deadline for Receipt of Accepted Work

August 31

Opening Reception

September 18, 5-8 p.m.

Exhibition Rules of Entry

Open to ALL art media with a maximum of three (3) entries submitted per artist. All work must be original and created between 2009 and 2015. Please do NOT submit work previously displayed at a Lyme Academy College exhibition, nor work completed in the classroom, done under the guidance of a teacher. All work must be ready to hang, with strong wire and sturdy screw eyes. Traditional frames are not required, but work must be presented in a professional manner. Note: If your entry has unusual exhibition requirements, is not light enough for two people to handle comfortably, or requires a pedestal, please notify Lisa Simonds at the time of entry. Every effort will be made to show your work as requested, however the exhibition committee reserves the right to restrict entries if space becomes limited or the submitted images do not reflect the actual work.

Fees and Requirements

The College has waived the entry fee. Each artist must submit digital images via SlideRoom at Each image must include pricing, or if NFS, please indicate the value of the work for insurance purposes. Images may be used for publicity and/or College promotional purposes.


A 35% commission will be taken on all exhibition sales.


Two cash prizes will be awarded: $500 Chandler Prize for 3D work, $500 Keller Prize for 2D work.


Accepted artwork may be hand delivered to the Chandler Center Reception Desk at Lyme Academy College between August 17 and August 31, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Accepted shipped entries should be received no later than Monday, August 31. If work does NOT sell, return shipping charges must be guaranteed by the artist. Artwork must be permanently identified with title and artist name on the reverse or base of work.


All reasonable care will be taken with your artwork.  Works will be insured while on campus and in the exhibition.  The insurance does not extend to shipping, however, which is the responsibility of the applicant.


Artwork should be picked up and signed out at the Chandler Center Reception Desk between November 16 and November 21, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (alumni are strongly encouraged to pick up the work as soon as possible).

Exhibition Jurors

Barbara Marks: is a Connecticut-based visual artist. She attended Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, and The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, working toward a degree in anthropology. In 1978, she established Barbara Marks Graphic Design, specializing in publication design for the book publishing industry. Marks received a B.F.A. in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2005, and an M.F.A. in painting from Brooklyn College (CUNY) in 2008. She has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Fowler Dune Shack (Cape Cod), MIRA (Martignano, Italy), and Jentel Foundation (Wyoming). She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Most recently her work has been shown in juried exhibitions at the Painting Center (NYC), First Street Gallery (NYC), the Drawing Rooms (Jersey City, NJ), and Silvermine Arts Center (CT).

David Shevlino: David Shevlino is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students’ League in New York. In Shevlino’s current work, the canvas is a place to experiment with different techniques of paint application. He is particularly interested in exploring the place between the traditional representation of the figure and the abstraction of it. His paintings reflect his simultaneous use of both approaches and are characterized by broad brushstrokes,a sensuous application of paint and an obvious feel for tonal harmonies. At the same time, the artist demonstrates a firm sense of control, tightening up the composition through his deft modeling of the human form. Shevlino has exhibited work nationally in both solo and group exhibits over the past two decades and currently lives in Wilmington, DE.

Robert Taplin: Robert Taplin is a sculptor working in New Haven, Connecticut, who has exhibited throughout the United States. He has executed public commissions for the New York MTA Arts in Transit and the State of Connecticut Percent for Art Program. He has received numerous grants and awards, most notably from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has also written extensively on sculpture most prominently for Art in America, publishing a number of articles and dozens of individual reviews. He has taught in several graduate and undergraduate programs, most recently at Rhode Island School of Design.

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