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In Our Hands
Gun Culture in America

In Our Hands is an art exhibition presenting thought provoking work exploring all perspectives of gun culture in America. This juried exhibit, is set to engage a broader audience through art to encourage community dialog about gun violence and inspire positive action. 


Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye

Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art

Mary Himes

Co-Founder of the Unload Foundation, #UNLOAD, and former board member of Connecticut Against Gun Violence

Duvian Montoya

Executive Director of The Norwalk Art Space


Entries Due: December 15

Notification: December 29

Drop Off: January 12 & 13

Dates of Show: January 21 through March 16

Reception: Sunday, January 21

Pick up Dates: March 17 to 19

Entry Requirements:

Artists must enter online. One $20 entry fee covers up to three entries. Entry fees are non-refundable. Digital images must be of professional quality in jpeg format, minimum 300 dpi resolution and 1800 pixels on the longest side. File names must include the artist’s last name and the title of the work (i.e. lastname_title.jpg). Metro Art Studios reserves the right to refuse a work which has been significantly misrepresented by its entry.


Open to work in any medium except video and sound. We do not have the capability at this time to include these mediums. Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, and without the supervision of an instructor. Copies of existing artworks or those based on copyrighted artworks are not eligible. If selected, work must be delivered ready for hanging or display. There is no maximum or minimum size for submitted work, although it must fit through a standard doorway. Pedestals will be provided. Framed works will only be accepted with plexiglass - absolutely no glass. It is highly encouraged that work be for sale. Early pick up of accepted artwork is not permitted.

Liability and Responsibility: Metro Art Studios will take reasonable precaution in handling accepted artwork. Metro is only responsible for artwork while it is in its possession. Metro's liability for theft or damage of the artwork shall be limited to 60% of the sale price. Art is fully insured while at Metro Art Studios.

Submission of work shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The acceptance of an entry in the exhibition shall further include permission to photograph the work and use images for publicity and educational purposes.


Work will be selected for the exhibition by the juror on the basis of digital image entries.

Drop off of Accepted Work Accepted works must be dropped off at Metro Art Studio on January 12 and 13, 2024 from 1-4 pm, unless other arrangements are made in advance in writing.


A commission of 40% will be retained by Metro Art Studios on all sales. A sale price must be indicated for all work. Artists will be paid for works sold within 30 days after the closing date of the exhibition and the collection of the sales proceeds.

Entry Form:

Entry form is below. Completed entries include all required information, image(s), and entry fee of $20. Incomplete entries will not be considered.


Please contact us with any questions.

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