Dear Elected Artist,

You are cordially invited to participate in our Elected Artists Exhibition from July 24 through August 21, 2016 at Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Tpke, Vernon, CT in the Eureka Gallery. Our Elected Artists Exhibit will coincide with the exhibition, “The Art of Abstraction” in other gallery space at the facility. Our Opening Reception will be Sunday, July 24, from 2-4 pm. Drop off is Saturday, July 23, from 10-12 noon. The show ends Saturday, Aug. 20, and pick up is Sunday, August 21, from 12 pm -2 pm.

You may enter any exemplary work of your choice, regardless of whether or not it was painted in the studio or en plein air. The maximum size of the unframed painting area is 24” in either dimension, making 24×24” the largest painting accepted. The entry fee for the first two paintings is $25.00, and each additional painting is $10.00 each. Each artist may submit up to four paintings. All work submitted will be hung. You may choose to enter work that is not for sale. Arts Center East will handle sales, collect sales tax, and retain 10% of the sales, the artist will retain 90%. The work must be properly framed and wired for immediate hanging. No saw tooth hangers allowed. All work must be labeled with an exhibition tag, which can be found in the attachment of this email. 2016 dues must be paid in full to exhibit. Past presidents are exempt from paying dues.

If you have been delinquent in your dues and wish to come back to CPAPS as an elected member, you may pay your delinquent dues up to two years past due. If you are three years or more past due in paying your dues you must re-apply for elected membership in CPAPS. Dues may be paid online, either through PayPal or credit card on our website membership page ( or by delivering a check made out to CPAPS at drop off. Elected Artist dues are $40 year.

If you will be participating in this exhibit, please reply to this email and let me know so that we can get an estimate of the quantity of work we will be receiving. Include how many paintings you anticipate bringing.

As president of CPAPS, it is my continued pleasure to provide our Elected Members with additional benefits of Elected Membership. PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS YOU ARE HOLDING!! We have had inquiries into offerings by our ELECTED ARTISTS by area students, and we need updated information to post on our website and facebook pages. We need place, dates, pricing, and contact info.

We will continue to work hard to make your membership in CPAPS work to your advantage!

Warm regards,
Elizabeth Rhoades,
President, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society

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Elected Member Exhibition Prospectus

CPAPS Inventory Sheet 2016 Elected

Elected Artist Exhibition Labels