Hygienic XLIII – Salon Des Independants
The Hygienic XLIII Art Exhibition will open on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at the Hygienic Art Galleries in downtown New London Connecticut at 7pm. Modeled after the Salon des Independants held in Paris since 1884, New London’s outsider art event is open to all artists; no judge, no jury, no fees, and no censorship.
The Salon des Independants movement was created by French Impressionists who were not accepted into the established Salon in the late 19th century. In an effort to protest the rigid art establishment, these artists exhibited their work in cafes in the seamy sections of Paris. This revolutionary movement included such notables as Matisse, Munch, Rousseau, Cezanne, and Modigliani among others. The intent of the artists (and Hygienic Art) was to create an artistic event without jury or reward so that all forms of visual art expression and trends in the art of the moment would have a chance to be presented for public consideration without restriction.
The exhibition is well known for its diverse original art ranging from the sublime to the outrageous. Over its 40 year history, the annual art extravaganza has grown from an anti-establishment visual art show to a multi-media arts festival.
Sign-in and hanging begins on Saturday, January 29th from 8am until 7pm. The exhibition opens to the public at 7pm that night. The show runs through Saturday, February 12th.
Artwork drop-off: Saturday, Jan 29th, 8am – 6pm
Pick Up Unsold Art Work: Saturday, February 12th from 12 – 4pm OR Sunday, February 13th, 12 – 4pm