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Online Entry

108th Exhibition - 2019

Online submissions will be accepted from December 10 to February 11. Results will be announced on March 18 on our website, as well as through an email sent to all artists. For information concerning the artwork requirements, click on the "Terms + Conditions" link above. 


Scott Bricher

Scott Bricher is a figurative oil painter. His lush paintings revel in the sensuality of observation and the exploration of subconscious themes with enigmatic narratives. As described by a recent curator: his "rich and bizarre" works emerge from his reverence for French 19th century realists, Venetian masters and Impressionist color and contemporary curiosity in CGI, music and pop culture.

Scott grew up in Columbus, Ohio painting, drawing and playing music. After graduating with honors from Parsons School of Design in 1984, he continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York. As a monitor of Nelson Shanks’ class at the League, Scott deepened his understanding of color. Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, he taught painting workshops with Shanks.

Through group instruction and painting demonstrations, he continues to teach students of all ages. He is currently developing paintings that are bold, cinematic and improvisational. Scott lives and works in South Kent, CT with his wife and schnauzers.

Paul Baylock

Paul Baylock is a Connecticut artist, art educator, and president of the Art League of New Britain.  He received a BFA and MFA in Art Education from Hartford Art School. He also studied at CCSU.  He has shown extensively around the state and New York, recently as the NEWNOW artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art. He has won awards in many exhibits, including the Silvermine Gallery in New Canaan and the West Hartford Art League’s CT plus Six Show, receiving Best in Show. Baylock taught art for 38 years for New Britain Public Schools, retiring in 2012.  He is now president of the Art League of New Britain.