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Let's Go: Catherine Fosnot Gallery hosts 'Art for Your Collection'

The Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery and Center in New London and The Visual Art Library will again host the annual “Art for Your Collection” exhibition, opening 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the gallery in Harris Place, 165 State St.

“Art for Your Collection” was originally held at The Worcester Art Museum in 1958 and 1959 and then moved to RISD where it was held for almost 30 years. Last year, The Fosnot Gallery and The Visual Art Library hosted the annual show in New London. Ten renowned art critics were asked to name three to four artists on their radar — artists they considered important to include in the show. These artists were notified of the recommendation and invited to submit images of their work for review.

The artists were given free expressive rein: some artists submitted their latest works; others created a special piece for the show. A review committee was formed and chose over 70 pieces of art, which will be on display in the gallery through Jan. 29.

The artwork selected includes signed prints, drawings, collages, sculpture, paintings, and photography. It is an exciting, thought-provoking mix of contemporary voices. The artists whose works are included in the show are Brandon Anschultz, Jazzmen Lee Johnson, Jordan Seaberry, Alan Reid, Gina Werfel, Bicheng Liang, Yixuan Shao, Judith Modrak, Cecilia Whittaker-Doe, Fred Gutzeit, Lisa Corinne Davis, Stephen Lack, Charity Baker, Sono Kuwayama, Clintel Steed, Martin Dull, Joanne Mattera, Donna Moylan and Jefferson Hayman.

The art is all available for purchase. Prices of the works in the show range from $75 to $5,000.

Admission is free. A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit Visual Art Library, also located in New London.

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