Chet Augustine : 5 Decades in the Studio
Born in New Britain, CT in 1939, Chet graduated from the University of Connecticut. In the mid-sixties he became a student at Silvermine College of Art (it was a college then) in New Canaan, Connecticut, where he received a degree in Fine Arts, and was asked to stay on as a teacher upon graduation. After teaching at Silvermine for three years, he built his own 1200 square-foot studio to accommodate the painting of large works. In the mid to late 70s, he also taught art at Wooster School, a preparatory high school in Danbury, CT and contributed to several group and one-man shows in New York and Connecticut. In 1980 Chet and his family moved to the Soho section of New York so that he could further pursue an art career. A series of solo and group shows in the city followed, including ones at New York University, Newark Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum, and Pace University as well as Soho Center for the Arts. We are very excited to have his beautiful and powerful work at the Unison gallery.
Unison Arts Center will celebrate the 2017 Outdoor Sculpture Garden opening. Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic and wander through Unison’s woodland garden. Experience these magnificent sculptures in a lovely, peaceful setting which includes a fishpond. This year’s exhibition includes new works by many artists that have participated in past years as well as sculpture pieces by several new artists. The Sculpture Garden is open all year round.
Unison Arts accepts submissions for exhibitions in its gallery throughout the year. The gallery has approximately 80 feet of wall space for both group and solo exhibitions. The gallery committee reviews submissions and makes selections periodically, generally booking one year in advance.
All media and styles are acceptable, although we can only exhibit artwork which can be hung on the walls of the gallery—it is a multi-use space which hosts workshops, performances, classes and meetings.
All work must be ready to hang.
The artists will provide Unison Arts with a short biography and resume for our publicity by the date requested.
To submit work please send an email with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Unison will do its best to protect all artwork. Our insurance does not cover artwork in the gallery or in the sculpture garden.
The installation of each show is scheduled on the Wednesday prior to the Sunday opening.
The work will remain in the gallery for the duration of the show and will not be for sale at other venues during this time period.
The show will be taken down by the artist(s) the day after the show closes. This is very important because Unison has no storage facility.
Please address any questions to email@example.com or call the office at 845-255-1559