This year the town of North Branford created the "Sunflower Project" For years the corner of Mill Road and Route 22 has been blooming with magnificient sunflowers. A citizen so inspired by the fields called the town hall and suggested we, as a community, embrace the idea that we could expand the sunflower experience to all of North Branford. In the spring we have out over 250k seeds to citizens and business of North Branford. The town is now booming with sunflowers.
The next phase of this project is to keep the sunflower project going with many additional outcropping of ideas, hence a Call to Artists. Our goal is to have a "Sunflower Themed" art show simultaneously both libraries, by giving artists an opportunity to display their work. We invite you to participate and you are welcome to sell your artwork or just show off your ideas to the public. There is no cost to exhibit.
Smith Library in Northford and Atwater Library in North Branford will host the art show. There is no jury, you can submit up to 4 pieces of your work to be on display for one month starting October 19.
The Sunflower Project Commitee will advertise on social media and town newspaper, you are welcome to advertise within your network.
This is an all ages show meant to engage and embrace the artistic community. The show is open to submission for professional and amateur artists. The pieces must be sunflower themed and all media is welcome.
For drawings, photos, and paintings, 18 x 24 max size. All drawings should be matted with lightweight matting materials (framing not necessary) and all paintings ready for hanging
Sculpture max is 48" they must be stable and all sculpture will be displayed at Atwater because of space. We do not have pedastals, larger pieceswill be on the floor or on shelving if smaller.
Fabric arts size max is 36" and ready for hanging. Each artist can submit up to 4 pieces. Each library will have a display
When you fill out the entry form, please submit your library preference if you wish. We will do our best to accommodate your preference, your pieces will be displayed together, however we will balance the amount of artwork at both libraries.
All the work will be numbered and a comprehensive list of artist and medium will be generated by the Sunflower committee for public use. There will be no pricing on any of the items or on the list. Please see next section about communication between artists and buyers.
Artists are responsible for filling out the entry form completely. Artists are encouraged to submit an artist statement. If you are planning on selling the work, please make sure all contact information is on the artist statement. Interested parties will contact you directly. If your work is not for sale, please include a NFS on your entry card for each piece. Each entry card should be filled out, with artist name, medium, and affixed securely to each piece.
Drop Off/Pick Up:
All work to be dropped off between 9-12 at the designated library on Saturday, October 12. All work to be picked up on Saturday, November 12 between 9 - 12. If you have sold your work and wish the recipient to pick up, you are welcomet o do it at that time. Sold work may not be taken before the show. If you do sell a piece, please let us know and we will identify it with a red dot alongside the number.
Please click here to submit work!