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Gallery Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am-3pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
Closing early at 3:30pm on Sunday April 30 and May 14

Spectrum is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork by local and regional artists, and invites submissions in all media.  Juried by Heather Gaudio and Rachael Palacios, selected works speak to the theme of PASSAGES

A PASSAGE describes the act of passing or traveling from one place to the next.  This exhibition will explore the theme of journeys and transitions and the power of art to transport us into other worlds.  Submissions may reflect on travel, inner journeys, personal narratives, and symbolism that are transformative in reaching creative epiphanies or spiritual connections.  Selected works will transport viewers and highlight each artist’s creative and reflective journey through visual expression.

Deadline: Sunday, April 2, 2023 (passed)

Notification (by email, selections on our website): April 7, 2023

Drop off:  Friday, April 21 between 10am-1pm & Saturday, April 22 between 10am-Noon

Opening Reception: Friday, April 28 from 5-7pm

Closes: Saturday, May 27, 2023

Pickup: Friday, June 2, 10am-2pm or Saturday, June 3, 10am-Noon

ABOUT the judges:

We are honored to have Heather Gaudio, the founder of Heather Gaudio Fine Art, and Rachael Palacios, Director of the gallery, jury the Spectrum exhibit this year. Heather Gaudio Fine Art specializes in emerging and established artists, offering works on paper photography, painting, and sculpture. The New Canaan gallery offers a full range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection to framing and installation. The focus is on each individual client, selecting art that best serves his or her vision, space, and resources. Offering five shows per year, the gallery’s exhibitions are designed to showcase important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests. 

Heather Gaudio is the Principal of Heather Gaudio Fine Art in New Canaan, CT.  She opened her gallery in 2011 in a small space on South Avenue and then In 2015 the gallery moved to its current location on the corner of Elm and South. Since then, the gallery has not only expanded its foot print but its artist roster to include national and international emerging, mid-career and established artists. The gallery also offers an advisory service which provides alternative collecting platforms for its clients, from artists outside the gallery’s program to secondary market material.  Prior to moving to New Canaan, Heather was the Director at Forum Galleries in New York and Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Heather has a B.F.A. and also studied fine arts in Florence.  

Rachael Palacios has a B.A. and M.A in Art History. She joined Heather Gaudio Fine Art ten years ago where she is today a Director. Her first entry into the art world was at Hirschl & Adler Galleries working in the Modern European Paintings Department and the American Prints Department.  She served as a VP Specialist in the Latin American Art Department at Sotheby’s where she secured and oversaw record breaking auctions such as the IBM Collection. Rachael has also been a contributing writer to IW Magazine, Art New England, among other publications.