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Salon des Independants

January 27 - February 11

Hygienic Art XXXIX | A Celebration of 39 Years of Visual Arts

Sponsored by Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

The Hygienic XXXIX Art Exhibition will open on Saturday January 27, 2018 at the Hygienic Art Galleries in downtown New London Connecticut at 7pm. Modeled after the Salon des Independants held in Paris since 1884, New London’s outsider art event is open to all artists; no judge, no jury, no fees, and no censorship.

The Salon des Independants movement was created by French Impressionists who were not accepted into the established Salon in the late 19th century. In an effort to protest the rigid art establishment, these artists exhibited their work in cafes in the seamy sections of Paris. This revolutionary movement included such notables as Matisse, Munch, Rousseau, Cezanne and Modigliani among others. The intent of the artists (and Hygienic Art) was to create an artistic event without jury or reward so that all forms of visual art expression and trends in the art of the moment would have a chance to be presented for public consideration without restriction.

In that spirit all artists are welcomed to submit one piece of artwork for the exhibition. Sign in and hanging begins on Saturday, January 27 at 8am until 6pm. The exhibition opens to the public at 7pm that night. The show runs through Sunday, February 11.

The exhibition is well known for its diverse original art ranging from the sublime to the outrageous. Over its 39 year history, the annual art extravaganza has grown from an anti establishment visual art show to a multi-media arts festival.

Artist Details:
Artwork drop-off: Saturday, Jan 27th, 8am - 6pm
Please label all artwork prior to drop-off
Pick-Up Unsold Art Work on Saturday, Feb 10th, 5-7pm or Sunday, February 11th, 10am – 6pm


January 27
February 11
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Hygienic Art Galleries
79 Bank Street
New London, Southeastern Connecticut 06320 United States