Are you an Artist?

Are you inspired by the Guitar?

Connecticut Guitar Festival has a GuitART contest for YOU!

We love playing guitars, and we know you are just as passionate about capturing their essence in your work. The guitar has influenced artists from the Renaissance period through Picasso to Warhol and beyond. This is our call to artists to join in our festival and inspire us anew by participating in our GuitART contest.


Semi-finalists will be displayed at the Westport Library during The CGF and the winner will receive a 30 day exhibition at the Suzuki Music School of Westport campus.

CGF Art Contest Rules

  • The contest begins on December 5th, 2019 and closes on January 20th, 2020.

  • Submissions must feature a guitar within the piece or be guitar-themed in nature.

  • Photography and all artistic mediums are acceptable for consideration with the exceptions of sculpture, film and digital art.

  • Entries must be submitted through the ArtCall site

  • The submission fee is $20.00 per entry. Artists can submit more than one entry, and enter up to 5 times. The contest is open to all, and there is no minimum age for entry. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must submit your entry.

  • If chosen as a semi-finalist, the selected piece must be delivered to the GUITART Hanging Team @ Westport Library between 10am-12noon on Friday February 7th 2020. Art will not be recieved at any other time

  • 20 semi-finalists will be on display at The Westport Library during the Connecticut Guitar Festival weekend of February 7th through the 9th, 2020. 

  • The winner will be announced on February 8th during the ‘GuitART’ event at The Westport Library. The contest winner will receive the prize of a 30 day exhibition of their work, including and beyond the winning festival piece, in the front gallery of Suzuki Music School of Westport.

  • The contest winners will be decided by a three person Jury headed by artist, photographer Miggs Burroughs, co-founder of the Artists Collective of Westport