New Britain Herald – New Britain Downtown District and Gallery 66 team up for automotive art exhibition; here’s how to get in

ByShannon J. Cortes

Aug 25, 2022

NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Downtown District and Gallery 66 are once again holding a car and art exhibition and are seeking submissions from artists.

The car show art display will coincide with the New Britain Downtown District’s annual car show on September 24, according to Nicole Bosco, the new executive director of the New Britain Downtown District.

“The exhibit has actually not been done since 2018,” she said.

“The artwork hasn’t always been part of the car show, but it has always been a flavor of the car show,” said Adrian Elliott, curator of Gallery 66. “Last year the auto show was incorporated with the city’s 150th anniversary celebration, so it just wasn’t the right time to hold the show and put it all together. So now that the show automotive is separate this year, it just felt right to bring the automotive art exhibit back with a twist.

The theme of the exhibition will be automotive, including parts. All artist interpretations of past, present or future automobiles can be submitted free of charge.

Artists are encouraged to submit all forms of 2D media, including painting, watercolor, acrylic, oils, drawing, and photography. The dimensions of the work must be 14 x 24 max. No 3D submission. Artists can submit up to five pieces for consideration via email.

“Judging will be made by Gallery staff and NBDD will fund the awards,” Elliott said. “Winners will receive first prize of $100, second prize of $75 and third prize of $50 and recognition on social media platforms.”

The competitions will run until September 7.

“We have a lot of local artists who participated in this selection in 2018 who are excited to submit some of their new work and attend the auto show,” Bosco said.

The winners will be announced on September 9 on the NBDD Facebook page. Once the winners have been determined, Galerie 66 will host the exhibition from September 21 to November 4. The meeting with the artists is scheduled for October 5.

“Preparing for the event was quite fun; I have a good background in event planning and we put all the pieces together,” Bosco said. “We are still looking for sponsors as all proceeds go to the New Britain Police Explorers and we want this event to be of great benefit to them and provide our residents and visitors with something fun to do on a Saturday.”

Applicants may email images of their artwork to Elliott at [email protected]

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday August 25th, 2022 11:50 AM. Updated: Thursday August 25, 2022 11:52.