Artist Callouts


Calling All Artists!!
This Event Could NOT Be Easier To Apply & Participate!
No Drop Off, No Pick Up, No Size Limit, No Hanging Instructions, No Entry Fee!

Jurors Statement:

Two Years Ago, The World Turned Upside Down. While it’s been challenging, this also caused many of us to reflect & rethink what is essential and important and to resign, redo, refocus, reinvigorate and reinvent our lives and our work to align with that. The “UpsideDown” season will explore these themes through Music, Art, Stories & Conversation across 2 unique Friday night events. This is an opportunity for artists to show the work you created during this UpsideDown time that illustrates or speaks to your own rethinking, inspiration or reinvention. The Art Event is Fri May 13 at 7pm and is the event you are applying for.

An interesting note: Beechwood’s last GatherRound Artist Storyshare, “Do or Die”, was also held at The Westport Library on March 5, 2020, just one week before the world turned Upside Down. 23 artists participated and 7 told their stories of resilience to an audience of 200+ people with their art filling the wall behind them. While these brave artists had some trepidation about taking the stage, they all inspired the audience and were themselves inspired in return.  So, we encourage you to be brave and go for it!

Important Dates:

  1. Application Deadline: May 1, 2022, midnight, No Exceptions!

  2. Notification of acceptance: May 4

  3. Art Opening & Artist Storyshare:

  4. May 13, 7-8:30pm at The Westport Library

  5. 2 Entries per Artist, No entry fee

  6. Not all accepted artists need to participate in the Story-share on stage, but all applying artists must be able to attend the event

Important Considerations:

  1. All selected work will be projected on the massive, 10x18 ft digital screen on the stage in The Westport Library Forum May 6-15.

  2. In addition, work will also be featured in an on-line gallery on Beechwood Arts website May 6 – June 30, with publicity. (Beechwood Commission 25% per sale)

  3. 2 Entries Allowed Per Artist. EACH submission must subscribe to the following to be considered…