CALL TO ARTISTS - #IBelieveInWaterbury

About #IBelieveInWaterbury

Announcing a call to artists for an exhibition to be presented September 10 – December 3, 2017.

All styles and media are encouraged. All forms of art are sought: painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, textile, video, installation art, performance, sound, light, spoken and written word and intervention. We seek fresh work, created particularly for this project.

Focusing on the City of Waterbury, artists are challenged to identify those unique aspects of the city and her people that resonate for him/her.  We ask artists to share their inspiration with us in works that demonstrate the beauty, joy, prosperity and momentum of Waterbury. Share with non-artists what your trained eye is finding that inspires and uplifts.

Open Call for Art Deadline: August 1, 2017 (submit works to
Exhibition: September 10 – December 3, 2017
Reception & Awards: Sunday, September 10, 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

Inspirational Workshops & Walking Tours

Holy Land: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Downtown Architecture Tour:  
Thursday, June 22,2017
Rose Hill Estate:
 Sunday, June 25 and Thursday, July 13, 2017
St. Anne’s & Riverside Cemetery:
 Saturday, July 8, 2017 

More information here.

Curated by

Bob Burns, Director, Mattatuck Museum, Judith McElhone, Director, Five Points Gallery, and Will K. Wilkins, Director, Real Art Ways, Hartford


March 1: Exhibition Announced
April 18, 5:30 p.m.: Project Q&A meeting at Matt for artists interested in participation
June 11, 12:30 p.m.: Project Q&A meeting at Matt for artists interested in participation
August 1: Artist provides works to Museum for curatorial selection
August 14: Artists notified of acceptance to exhibition
August 28-31: Artists retrieve work not included in the exhibition
September 10: Reception 1:00–3:00 p.m.
September 10 – December 3: Exhibition on view
December 3: Exhibition closes
December 4-5: Pick-up work 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Download the Call to Artists.