Location: Five Points Gallery, 7 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Reception & Award: Friday, October 13, 6-8 PM, award announced at 7 PM

Award: One solo exhibition in Five Points Gallery in 2024.

Juror: Melanie Carr

Melanie Carr is a Connecticut based artist who received her MFA from the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in 2011. Carr enjoyed a 10-year career at the New Britain Museum of American Art as the Director of Visitor Experience & Curator of New Media before joining the visual art faculty at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT where she teaches drawing and sculpture. Additionally, Carr has been teaching a variety of studio art and arts administration courses at the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, University of New Haven, and Albertus Magnus College. 
Carr’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Mercy Gallery, Windsor CT; Soapbox Gallery, NYC; MoCA Westport, CT; and Pegasus Gallery, Middletown CT. In addition, Carr’s work was included in numerous exhibits that include The Point, UK; Gibney Dance, NYC; Gallery Aferro; New Jersey; The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington; Mattatuck Museum, CT; Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, CT; and Herter Gallery, MA. 
From 2017 to 2020, Carr opened and directed an artist-run hybrid project space dedicated to presenting thoughtfully curated work from emerging to mid-career artists. With Carr’s studio in the back of the gallery, over 150 artists from across the country and abroad participated in solo and group exhibitions, performances, and educational programming at MCG.

Juror Melanie Carr reviewed 900 images and after careful consideration, selected just 218 works of art.


  • All work must be ready for hanging. Work on paper can be installed with magnets. Framed works must be wired. (Some exceptions may apply)

  • All submitted works must be labeled on the back: Artist Name, Title, Date, Artwork Medium, Dimension, and Price – (If artwork is mixed media, please list all materials).

  • All accepted works must be accompanied by a printed Artist Statement and brief Artist Biography to be featured in an exhibition binder. (Please limit to 1 page for each document)


  • Artwork that is misrepresented or unsuitable for presentation will be refused/returned.

  • All work must be installation-ready and in the gallery by Sunday, October 8, 2023

  • If you will be dropping your work off in person, works will be accepted at Five Points Gallery, Located at 7 Water Street, Torrington, CT  – Anytime through October 8th (Tuesday – Sunday 1-5 PM)

  • If you are mailing, the deadline for receiving shipped work is Friday, October 6, by 5:00 PM – Our Shipping address is: 7 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790 – Email all tracking information to Gallery Director, Karl Goulet: kgoulet@fivepointsarts.org 

  • Please note that you are responsible for the cost of shipping: You must include a prepaid return shipping label 

  • Delivery of any accepted artwork can only be received during the stated open days/hours. (Tuesday – Sunday 1-5 PM)

  • Please include a cover sheet in the packaging with the artist’s name, telephone number, Email, title of work, date, medium, dimension, and price.

  • All work must be packaged in a manner that allows the materials to be re-used for return.

  • Artwork cannot be stored. If any work is not picked up on the stated date or if there is inadequate or nonexistent return postage, it will be disposed of as deemed appropriate by the Gallery.

  • Artwork can be picked up in-person: Saturday, November 25 from 5-7 PM and Sunday, November 26, 10 am – 5 pm, or arrangements can be made to pick up during the week. 

  • All shipped artwork will be sent back on or before December 6, 2023.



Five Points reserves the right to photograph accepted artwork for publicity purposes.

Five Points Arts reserves the right to keep or dispose of any artwork that is not picked up or given proper return shipping coverage.  


Location and shipping address: 

Five Points Gallery

7 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790

fivepointsarts.org | Phone: 860-618-7222



Gallery Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-5 PM 

The Gallery is Closed on Mondays