Deadline for online entries: February 24, 2018
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, March 4 – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 5–8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1–4 pm
Public Reception: Thursday. March 8 from 5–8 pm
Public Closing Reception: Thursday April 5 from 5–8 pm
Each year during Women’s History Month, the Ely Center of Contemporary Art (ECOCA) showcases In Grace We Trust, an annual exhibition that reminds us that 51 Trumbull Street, now a pillar of the New Haven arts community, was once Grace T. Ely's home. In Grace We Trust addresses ideas of tradition and change - a nod to the past as we confront current societal challenges and rise together to create our future narrative.
This year, ECOCA is collaborating with Nasty Women Connecticut for In Grace We Trust: Silence Breakers. We invite artists working across disciplines, to create artwork that addresses issues of abuse, consent, and identity as well as themes of domesticity and home. The show will look at the often-blurred line between security and insecurity we associate with home—while embracing ideas around women’s issues, equity, individuality, and home life.
Drop off and install: February 27 – March 2
De-install artwork: Friday, April 6; Saturday, April 7, 12–2 pm; and Sunday, April 8, 1–3 pm