Canal Street Art Gallery announces open call for entries for Spring Salon

The Canal Street Art Gallery's Spring Salon is open to all artists of all levels to submit original artwork for exhibition. This is the third edition of the Spring Salon; the show will open Saturday, March 17, and run through Saturday, June 1.

Image submissions for the Spring Salon are due Monday, Feb. 26, and artwork delivery is on Wednesday, March 6. Artists may submit one to three artworks. Submission is free. The exhibition fee is a sliding scale: $12 for one artwork, $24 for two artworks, $36 for three artworks. To submit, visit

The art show is inclusive of all art, and the opportunity to exhibit is open to the public. The Spring Salon celebrates the abundance and diversity of art created by artists everyday. Artists of all career levels, experience, and training exhibit their artwork.

The Salon, which was popular in the 19th century, offers the public a unique chance to view art from many more talented local and regional artists than a typical modern group show. At their start, one of the goals of the original Royal Academy Salons was to provide venues where artists, including emerging artists, could show their work and garner patronage.

The historic way of installation is to hang pieces closely together on the wall, with sizes and artists interspersed throughout the exhibit. Before the contemporary gallery and art fair, it was also common in Europe and America to hang both museum and private collections in the floor-to-ceiling manner.

Canal Street Art Gallery is located at 23 Canal St. in Bellows Falls, and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to online, call Mike Noyes by phone at 802-289-0104, or email [email protected].

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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