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Nov 11th & 12th 2023

Call to Artists

Become a Shoreline ArtsTrail Member

The Shoreline ArtsTrail Open Studios Weekend is an annual event hosted each November, and an open Call to Artists occurs from February-April. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend. Artists with media such as paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, textiles, paper and wood are invited to apply for this event. Artists will be considered based on their mastery of methods and materials and professionalism. All considered art must be handmade by the artist. Potential members will be juried by a panel of artists for acceptance into the group. 

Call For Artists

A printed version of this application can be provided upon request. 
mail for any questions, or call 203 453 3890. 


Criteria for membership in the Shoreline ArtsTrail includes the application, a resumé, and the submission of three examples of an artist's work to a panel of artist/jurors. The artist must reflect mastery of methods and materials and an originality of concept. All work must be handmade in his/her studio in Branford, Guilford, or Madison. If accepted, artists are required to join or be a current member of the Shoreline Arts Alliance, and member dues are $300 annually. Whether the artist has regular studio hours or is open by appointment only, each member must participate in the Open Studio Weekend in mid-November.

Benefits of becoming a member:

  • Inclusion on the ArtsTrail map and website

  • Statewide publicity via print and online

  • 15,000 brochures/maps distributed throughout Connecticut

  • Year-round marketing, networking, and social media opportunities

The Shoreline ArtsTrail is an artist-run organization and all members are required to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include brochure production and distribution, publicity, signs, sponsorships and social media posting. Benefits: inclusion on ArtsTrail map and website, a feature article on social media, state-wide publicity via print and online media/advertising, brochure/maps for personal use, and year-round marketing, networking and social media opportunities. 


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