Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm

Awards Announced at 3 pm

Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition.

Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

Past dates

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  • Starting Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Arts Center East

709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066