Instructions to Artists for Submitting Work for Review


Art exhibits in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery are curated by the Art Committee of the New Canaan Library. The committee meets monthly, September to June, to review submissions that represent a broad spectrum of the visual arts. Between eight to ten exhibitions are showcased each year.


If you would like your work considered for an exhibit, please email a minimum of 12 images of your workin PDF, jpg, or.doc to For video pieces, submit a DVD or youtube/vimeo link. All submissions must be accompanied by a biography, an artist’s statement, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like the disk returned to you.


When submitting by U.S. Mail, images should be sent on a CD or DVD and mailed to:

Art Committee, New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.


If your artwork is of interest to the committee, a member will contact you to arrange a studio visit. During this time, the committee will retain the materials you have submitted.After the studio visit, if your work has the full support of the Art Committee you will be notified of available exhibit dates and you will be asked to sign an Artist’s Contract, which will commit you to the agreed upon dates and terms.


The Art Committee cannot respond to inquires about the status of a submission, nor is the Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.