Maple and Main Gallery Third Annual Juried Show

January 26 to March 31, 2018

Maple and Main announces its third annual juried show for artists in a variety of medium. The exhibit will be shown on both floors of the gallery and in its Small Works and Stone Gallery rooms.

In its eighth year of business, Maple and Main, housed in an iconic late 1700's building in Chester’s center, shows works by established artists in a wide variety of style and mediums. We welcome submissions from all artists of original work (please see prospectus for more detail) for the show which runs from Jan. 25 through March 31, 2018.

There will be two opening receptions and 1000 postcard invitations sent to collectors and other pinpointed guests plus publicity in print and online media as well as repeated email blasts to 7400 recipients.The show will be featured on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages and with signage.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the prospectus and application documents.

Electronic & In Person Submissions : The deadline has passed for both electronic and in-person submissions. Thank you to all those that have submitted!

The list of accepted electronic and in-person submissions are below.

****PLEASE NOTE: We have changed pick up dates for unaccepted in-person submissions to also include Jan. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. along with Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Juror: Paul Batch


Paul Batch, a contemporary oil painter of evocative atmospheric landscapes, focuses on transitions, painting various times of day, changing weather, and the rich New England seasons.

He says: “My work reflects the tone and qualities offered by nature. I strive to convey a felt experience through my art. Though most of my work is representational, I keep myself open to embracing the more abstract elements of each individual scene.”

Paul received his BFA and MFA from the Hartford Art School where he studied under the late Stephen Brown. He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America where he has won numerous awards. He has also been recognized internationally twice by winning awards through the Portrait Society of America. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Artist’s Magazine, International Artist and Fine Art Connoisseur. His paintings are exhibited throughout the United States on a regular basis. A native of Massachusetts, Paul resides in Connecticut with his wife and their two children.

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