From its founding in 1900, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club has sponsored two exhibits each year, with only a few exceptions. Since the 1960s, the Active Members Exhibit, held in September, is open to all of the Club’s Active Members for a small fee. These artists have already been in two different spring juried shows in order to qualify for active membership. This is a non-juried show, and the Club gives $100 Merit Awards to artists who are selected by a museum curator or artist, someone not associated with the Club, who is asked to make this selection.

In March, the Annual Juried Art Exhibition is a big undertaking by the Club. Any artist living in New England or New York can submit one or two works to this show for a fee. Usually the Club receives nearly 500 entries to this show. A museum curator or artist not associated with the Club is asked to narrow these entries to only 100-110 pieces. That same juror is asked to select works for the over $4000 cash awards which the Club and community organizations offer for this show.

The Club officers select works to be added to the Permanent Collection from each annual exhibit. Typically two to four works are added to the Collection each year.

Here's our most recent addition:
A painting by Peter Seltzer entitled Tea for Tzu, 14"x11" unframed.

Photo from Annual Meeting.