Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Arts on the Farm Exhibit



Photo by Robin Vieira

During the month of August, artists working in all media are invited to use Coggeshall Farm Museum as a place of inspiration. Set up your easels or tripods. Bring your notebooks, laptops or instruments. Find a quiet place of contemplation, or mingle with our interpreters who portray the lives of Rhode Island's 18th-century salt marsh farm families.

DISPLAY OR SELL YOUR WORK AT HARVEST FAIR You may submit a digital or hard copy of your visual, written or performance piece for consideration in Coggeshall’s Arts on the Farm Exhibit at our 2015 Harvest Fair on Sept. 19 and 20. Entries will be judged by a panel including representatives of the Bristol Art Museum and Bristol Art Night, artists identified by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Coggeshall Farm Museum.

The deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 4, at 5pm. Entries may be emailed to Cindy Elder or mailed/delivered to Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI, 02809.  Performance artists may email Cindy to schedule a time to perform their piece if it is not possible to send a sound file. Winning artists will be invited to exhibit or perform their work at Harvest Fair and given the opportunity to offer their work for sale at the event.
Participating artists may pay regular admission when they visit Coggeshall Farm Museum (adult admission is $5 on weekdays, $7 on weekends) or purchase a membership, which provides free access to the farm during all regular open hours, Tuesday through Sunday, year-round (an individual membership is $25). There is no entry fee to submit work to the Arts on the Farm Exhibit.


We encourage artists from every medium to participate in Arts on the Farm. Our list of categories for inclusion in the Arts on the Farm Exhibit currently includes:
  • Traditional Crafts
  • Pottery and Sculpture
  • Fiber Arts
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Drawing and Printmaking
  • Written Word
  • Spoken Word
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Dance
  • Film
 If your art form does not fit neatly into a category, please contact us as we are eager to expand our horizons! Coggeshall Farm Museum is located at 1 Colt Drive in Bristol, Rhode Island.

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