How to participate? It's simple, download the "Call for Artists" form, fill it out, e-mail us your images formatted as required on the call, and send it all before June 1st. If you have any questions about the form or any of the requirements, e-mail us!
Attention local businesses on Fairfield Avenue! Partner with City by the Sea this season to bring new customers to your door during the art fair's weekend. We will have a table dedicated for local businesses to display your flyers, brochures or menus. We are also offering an affordable sponsorship opportunity. Click here for a sponsorship form.
July 15 Entries due- EXTENDED JULY 28!
August 1 Online notification
August 23 Delivery of accepted artwork
August 24-25 CSAF 2-day event
August 25 Pick-up unsold artwork 5:00pm–7:30pm
Presented by the Black Rock Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (BRNRZ), Black Rock Community Council (BRCC) and Captain’s Cove Seaport.
Join us on August 24-25th for the third annual City by the Sea Art Fair (CSAF). A weekend-long juried art exhibition celebrating the vitality and creativity of our waterfront metropolis, to include live musical performances, samplings of some of our best local fare, and other special events.
All artists working in New England with work focused on urban and maritime or coastal subjects matter may apply. The show’s theme is light, water and industry.
Artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to join the fair’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/CityArtFair and follow fair news on twitter at @CitybytheSeaAF. Detailed updates on entertainment and other exciting news will be announced as the date gets closer.
Prizes this year will consist of monetary awards as follows: Best of Show $150.00, 2nd Place $100.00, 3rd Place $50.00. Winners will also be awarded a Spring 2014 art show at Framemakers Gallery.
The City by the Sea Art Fair was born when Black Rock NRZ liaison Kathryn vanRenesse and chair Wendy Nylen, owner of Picture This/Nylen Gallery in Westport and Black Rock resident, had researched a revival of the Black Rock Arts Walk. After interviewing local businesses, artists and residents they concluded the art walk had not fulfilled the needs of the community and a new project with a fresh approach in a different venue was the optimal solution. When vanRenesse and Nylen suggested their idea, fellow committee member Bruce Williams, an artist and owner of Captain’s Cove Seaport in Black Rock Harbor, immediately volunteered to donate space for the fair. Other community members running local art galleries and organizations followed suit in volunteering their efforts, including Eileen Walsh of 305K Gallery on Knowlton Street, Maureen Buckley of Framemakers Gallery and Frame Shop, artist Gail Bell, and Valeria Garrido-Bisceglia of the World Artist Network.
Here is a selection of artwork from 2012 CSAF show by the artists selected to participate, by jurors Suzanne Kachmar, director of City Lights Gallery, and Marianne Frisch, director of the Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council
We want to thank this year's art fair juror Peter Konsterlie, Artist as well as Director and Curator of the Shelfhaudt Gallery at the University of Bridgeport.
Submissions must be relevant to the themes of water, light and industry — including maritime, coastal and/or urban motifs, cityscapes, graffiti art and themed abstract works.