Call To Artists

The Camino Project

There is still time for artists to join in this special project that begins right away and concludes in November with a culminating art show. This opportunity is for artists all over. You do not need to live in Connecticut to be involved. All artistic forms will be considered.

Artists are invited to choose a stone from their homes which symbolizes a personal “life burden.” With the support of Cindy and the Camino Project Team, they film a short intro of themselves with the stone and tell their story. The stone is then sent in to Cindy Ingram. She will carry your small stone across Spain and drop it off at Cruz de Ferro, an ancient monument that symbolizes the act of letting go. While she walks almost 600 miles along the Camino de Santiago, she will be making a documentary film produced by Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer Robert Abbott of ESPN fame. Select shots from the artists and Cindy will be included in the documentary.

While Cindy walks (or before), the artists will create a work of art inspired by the act of letting go. They will film themselves making the art (with their cell phone). The finished art piece will then be submitted into the “Inspired by the Camino” art show at the Farmington Valley Art Center in Avon, Ct.

Artists may choose to be involved in only the art show. This would involve shooting a video introduction and submitting their art for the show. All art in the show will be for sale. Artists may choose to contribute 50% or 100% of the sale of their art to the Farmington Valley Arts Center.

The Camino Project is a fundraising effort to create a new scholarship program for children and their families. To learn more about pledging support per mile of Cindy’s walk click here

To learn more about the Camino Project and how to be involved contact Cindy at cindy.ingram@artsfvac.org

To apply for participation artists must complete and sign this Artists Interest form (click here) . Note: All costs of shipping and insurance covering the stone and art are the responsibility of the artist. FVAC is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

Dog Show

The Farmington Valley Arts Center is pleased to host a shared fundraising event with local dog rescue organization, Dog Star Rescue. This event will include on-site dog adoption, art activities, raffle prizes and a special dog themed art show and sale. All proceeds from the opening event and sales from the art in the “Dog Show” will be shared by both FVAC and DSR.

We invite all dog lovers and community artists to be a part of this special exhibit in Drezner Visitors’ Gallery. We look forward to a vibrant and inspiring exhibit! “Best in Show” winners will be chosen.

Download Submission Form here