Academic Artists Association
68th Annual National Exhibition
of Traditional Realism

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Show dates: May 9 – 25, 2018
Wednesday - Sunday, 1 to 5 PM
(Exhibition will close at 4:00 pm on May 25th)

Further details and the prospectus will be available in late 2017. Please check back.

First Saturday in June of each year at 10:15 AM
Location to be announced

Any artist accepted to two Academic Artists Assoc. shows within a period of five years automatically earns membership. Membership entitles the artist to free show submission with paid-up dues. Membership continues as long as dues are maintained in good standing.

Selected photos from the 2016 reception. Photos by Diane Christian

Arts Center East
(formerly Vernon Community Art Center)
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Connecticut

Vernon Community Art Center

Founded by Springfield artist Harriet R. Lumis in 1949 in response to the developing trend in the art world away from representational work, Academic Artists Association has remained true to Lumis' founding principals. Each year, the Association has sponsored a show representing the finest of realism in art.

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Please check this site regularly for exhibition information and prospectuses.