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what is END WORKS?


Art gives voice to and increases awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault
- Engage and move the conversation forward...

End Works is a collaboration between the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, Inc. (WCOGD). The goal is to provide opportunity for artists to show work that gives voice to, and increases awareness of, domestic violence and sexual assault. We are looking for art that will engage and move the community forward in a meaningful discussion.

End Works is inspired by the WCOGD's vision to ". . . end the violence against women, men and children, to foster equality and empowerment for all." As such, the relationship between artist and audience is distinctive, creating an artist-led encounter between those whose lives have been touched by domestic violence and sexual assault, and those who have not. We would like the artist to explore this vision and what it means to them personally, and for our nation at large; to create common ground, explore issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault that inspire truth and hope, and deepen our dialogue.

The Cultural Alliance is seeking art entries for End Works 2017. A project that will feature 2 dimensional art of all mediums for participation in an exhibit of the same name, and auction to benefit the WCOGD. This is an opportunity for all artists located in Connecticut.


Open to all artists 18 years old and up.

Artists may submit up to 3 pieces.

Fees: Artists are required to be a current member of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut to participate. The membership fee is $45.00 per artist, (not per piece). Online payments accepted at

For mail-in: Make checks payable and send to: Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT. 06810.

A panel of accomplished artists will jury submissions. The jury selects artists based on entries submitted. The jury's decision is final.

Artists are selected to exhibit and may be selected for auction at the WCOGD's annual Gala, "An Evening Together". Selected artists are notified of the date and location of the exhibition in advance. Artists selected for the auction will be notified of the date and location in advance. The Cultural Alliance reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted to the exhibition.

End Works will reflect a broad range and exploration of artistic voices concerning domestic violence and sexual assault. We anticipate a spectrum of responses that will illuminate the truth about these issues, raise questions, and give hope.

2-dimensional works only, to respond to "Arts gives voice to and increases awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault". Works may be representational or abstract. All mediums including oils, watercolors, graphics, acrylics, computer generated pieces, photography, etc., may be submitted. Works in progress are allowed.

All submissions must be of original design and must be for sale. Selected artists for exhibit and auction will be contacted regarding framing.

Thank you for your entry for End Works!

how to apply
Artists may apply by visiting The deadline for entries is Friday, March 10th. 



Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
287 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Tel 203.798.0760


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