Nor'Easter: The 51st Annual Juried Exhibition

Gallery view, Nor'Easter 2020
 Gallery view, Nor'Easter 2020,
Gallery view, Nor'Easter 2020
 Gallery view, Nor'Easter 2020,


Nor'Easter: The 51st Annual Juried Exhibition


Thursday, August 12—Sunday, August 29, 2021


Sunday, August 15, 12:30–2 p.m. (TBD)


56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052


The Annual Juried Members Exhibition is the New Britain Museum of American Art’s opportunity to expose contemporary visual arts to a wide audience. This prominent showcase in the Northeast region highlights the exceptional work of emerging and established artists in all media.


Cristina Tafuri is an exhibitions designer and creative director based in New York. She received her Masters from NYU Steinhardt in Visual Arts Administration, and her Bachelor of Arts from the New School in Curatorial Studies. Her portfolio includes exhibitions for Christie’s, Philips, Levy Gorvy, Gagosian Gallery, Marc Straus, MOMA PS1, LACMA, The National Academy Museum, The Brooklyn Historical Society, and various art fairs around the world, including Art Basel, FIAC, Frieze and Frieze Masters. She has also consuluted on a number of luxury residential building and iconic corporate and hospitality environments in New York and London. She sits on the Annual Young Designers Panel at Frieze Art Fair New York and was included in Architectural Digest’s 30 Under 30 Designers to Watch in 2018.



Jurors' Award 

Upgraded Membership to Friend's Circle level 

Visitors' Choice 
Upgraded Membership to Friend's Circle level

March 31Submissions begins on the CaFÉ website
June 18Deadline for submissions on CaFÉ
July 12Notification on CaFÉ and
July 29Receiving of accepted works, 9:30-11 a.m., and 4-6 p.m. at NBMAA
August 2Deadline for shipped artwork
August 12-29Duration of exhibition
August 15(TBD) Reception and Awards Ceremony, 1-2:30 p.m. at NBMAA
August 29Close of exhibition
September 1Pick-up of displayed works, 1-5 p.m. at NBMAA


National and International artists 18 years or older with current NBMAA membership. Original works accepted in all media, executed during the past two years and never previously exhibited in this Museum.


A $10.00 entry fee will be charged for each submitted work. Check, Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or American Express will be accepted through the CaFÉ website.


NBMAA will only accept submissions through CaFÉ before the submission deadline of June 18, 2021. CaFÉ is an online application and jury management system for calls for entry.

Visit to apply.


You must have a current NBMAA Membership to be eligible to submit your work. If you are not a current member, the NBMAA reserves the right to remove your work from the jurying process with the loss of entry fees as a result. For membership information, please contact Jenna Lucas at [email protected] or (860) 229-0257, ext. 231 or go to and see “Join + GIve” on the homepage before accessing CaFÉ.


• Up to three works per artist may be submitted.

• A maximum of one work per artist may be selected.

• All two-dimensional work must be framed and/or ready for installation with hanging hardware, wire, or d-rings already installed on work and the entire work must not exceed 84 inches in any dimension. The work cannot exceed 75 pounds. Pieces without hanging hardware will not be included in the exhibition.

• Three-dimensional work cannot exceed 48 inches in any dimension and should be accompanied by a pedestal/or be ready for display as a freestanding or self-containing work. The work cannot exceed 150 lbs.

• NBMAA will accept installations that have been previously created. All work requiring assembly or any work with a complex installation procedure must be accompanied by a detailed set of installation instructions with reference photos from previous installations. Verbal instructions will not suffice.

• Artist must provide equipment to be used in the installation of any video or sound work.

• The Museum prohibits glitter, wet paint, sharp objects, open flames, balloons, spray (perfumes, hairsprays, etc), dangerous chemicals, weapons, pressurized containers, plants or animals (alive or dead), hazardous materials (explosive, flammable, or perishable), decaying materials (visible mold or insect infestation), or anything deemed harmful to the Museum’s collection. Anything of question should be cleared by the Collections Department by contacting Keith Gervase at (860) 229-0257 ext. 217 or [email protected] or Mike Mindera at
(860) 229-0257 ext. 216 or [email protected]


Selected works must be delivered ready to hang/display. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. Curatorial staff reserves the right to refuse an artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by the juror.


The deadline for receipt of shipped artwork is August 2, 2021. If work is not at the NBMAA by August 2, 2021, we reserve the right to not include it in the exhibition. Any artwork being shipped must include return postage/shipping fee that must be received before the end of the exhibition (August 29, 2021). In the case of inadequate or nonexistent return postage, works will be considered abandoned property and disposed of as the NBMAA sees fit. All artwork should be packaged in a manner that will allow for the materials to be re-used for return shipping. Otherwise please include materials for return packaging. Please do not ship artwork with packing peanuts.


The Museum will not be responsible for any damage whatsoever, before, during, or after the exhibition. No works will be released without proper identification. Any work not picked up by the dates noted above will become property of the Museum and will be considered abandoned property and disposed of as the NBMAA sees fit.


We encourage the sale of artwork; however work does not have to be for sale if selected for the exhibition. The NBMAA will not deduct a commission for any sale of work in the exhibition. The Museum will not serve as a third party for sales; we will provide artist contact information to any individuals inquiring about purchases