MIXMASTER is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work. The Mattatuck looks forward to highlighting the work of its artist members.

Works will be judged by Ashley Dillman, Sales Director at Freight + Volume.

Exhibition:                           Sunday, January 20–Thursday, February 28, 2019
Reception & Awards:      Sunday, January 20, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location:                              Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT  06702


First Prize: $500 and a solo show in “The Lab” (Dates TBD)
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize:  $200
Juror Selection: Upgraded membership to Director’s Circle membership level
and all benefits ($250 value)

Visitor’s Award: Upgraded membership to Director’s Circle membership level
and all benefits ($250 value)

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Ashley Dillman is the Sales Director of Freight + Volume in New York City. Established in 2005 by Nick Lawrence, Freight + Volume is a gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists, and in particular work which is innovative and not afraid to take risks. While Freight + Volume is especially interested in narrative and text-based material, ultimately their predominant criteria is the quality of the work itself, regardless of technique, content or style; with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media and dealing with a range of subject matter.


September 24         Submissions begins on CaFÉ (callforentry.org)
December 16          Deadline for submissions on CaFÉ (Late entries will NOT be accepted)
January 2                 Notification via CaFÉ and on mattmuseum.org
January 4-11           Works accepted at Mattatuck Museum from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *January 8 – Extended drop-off  hours 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m 
January 13              Deadline for receiving shipped artwork by 5:00 p.m.
January 20             Exhibition Opening; Reception 1:00-3:00 p.m.
February 24           Exhibition closes
March 4-8               Pick-up of all work from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 5                    Pick-up of all work from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
March 11 & 12        All works pre-paid for shipping sent back to artist