Create, Sell, and Help

$50 thru 10/5
$65 after space permitting


Friday 11/15
> Install from 1 – 5 pm
> Preview Party 6 – 8 pm (preview sales, refreshments, and music)

Saturday 11/16
> Open Faire Hours from 11 am – 7 pm
Arrive 10:30 am — Depart 7:30 pm

Sunday 11/17
> Open Faire Hours 12 – 6 pm
Arrive 11:30 am—Depart 6:30 pm


  • Fee to participate is $50 through 10/5, and $65 after — space permitting.

  • Fee will support both Ely Center and The Connecticut Food Bank.

  • All work must be original.

  • No refunds.

  • ECOCA reserves the right to refuse work for any reason.

  • Connecticut sales tax must be charged & tax certificates must be displayed.

  • Vendor is responsible for cleaning up their space before leaving.

  • ECOCA recommends keeping a guest book and a trash bin in your space.

  • Vendor is responsible for bringing a table, display, and hanging hardware; no floor lamps will be allowed.

  • Displays and tables may not exceed 4 feet wide x wall to ceiling height.

Please feel free to contact our gallery coordinator, Maxim Schmidt, with questions,


Sign up now to reserve a space at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art

Please size your image file no larger than 5 MBs and name it with your first initial, full last name.

Please fill out the form below. Please be patient while the form and your image file uploads. Once the upload is complete, a confirmation appears with a new form for your $50 payment info.

Release of Liability Statement

Artist/Curator (Exhibitor), its employees, agents, successors and assigns (identified below) (“Artist”) grants permission to the Friends of John Slade Ely House of Contemporary Art, Inc., (Friends) its officers, directors, employees, agents and assigns (“Ely Center”) to reproduce his/her name, information describing the Exhibitor’s, work, representations of the Exhibitor’s work and any other information the Exhibitor has provided for the purpose of display, promotion and publicity either now or in the future on the terms and conditions set forth below (“Agreement”).

The Artist agrees to display, pack, transport and provide for the return of the Artist’s artwork at the Artist’s sole risk, cost and expense.

If the Exhibitor is not available on-site at the appropriate time to display, unpack, re-pack or re-transport the Exhibitor’s artwork, the Exhibitor hereby gives permission to the Ely Center to undertake any or all such activities on the Exhibitor’s behalf and the Exhibitor agrees to pay or reimburse the Ely Center for the reasonable value of the services rendered.

The Friends shall not be liable for any injury to the Exhibitor’s artwork, equipment or other personal property arising out of the above event/displays, the mounting and/or any other activities involved in the preparation and/or presentation of the displays and the Exhibitor agrees to assume all risk of damage to or loss of the Exhibitor’s artwork from whatever cause. The Exhibitor shall indemnify, save and hold harmless the Ely Center and any participating exhibition venues exhibiting or displaying the Exhibitor’s artwork as a result of this Agreement from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, liens, losses, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from the negligence of the Ely Center. This paragraph shall survive the completion of this Agreement or the earlier termination thereof.

The Exhibitor shall be solely and exclusively responsible to insure properly and adequately their artwork and personal property.

Neither Party shall assign nor transfer any of its respective rights or obligations under this Agreement without the express prior written consent of the other Party and any attempt to do so shall be void and of no effect.

All donations collected in donation box belong to ECOCA. Special events scheduled during the exhibition may raise funds for outside organizations.

Waiver by either party of any provision of this Agreement at any one time shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any provision by such party at any time thereafter. The nullity of any provision hereunder shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereunder of the Agreement, which shall survive. Any dispute that arises hereunder, if it cannot be resolved by informal mediation, shall be resolved in a court having jurisdiction in New Haven County, Connecticut.

No artwork will be considered for display without a submitted form & the appropriate fees paid.