OpenPOP 2019

Stamford Innovation Week in conjunction with Chilton & Chadwick Global Art Advisory is hosting an open call for local artists to showcase innovation through art. We invite the community to weigh in on their favorite pieces and curate an exclusive exhibit.  Artists will not only have an incredible opportunity for exposure, but their work will also be offered for sale at the event.

September 21st-24th, 2019

Top Secret Popup Location.

Venue will be announced approximately 2-4 weeks before the show opens and will be located in Stamford, CT

For Art Lovers

Voting will begin on August 18th.

In the meantime, we invite you to view the gallery at the bottom of this page to see what our talented artists have submitted. The gallery will be updated as entries as received. Check back often!

Get Notified When Voting Opens

For Artists

OpenPOP is a great opportunity to showcase your work to fans, world class jurors, the local art community, OpenPOP attendees and the broader audience of Stamford Innovation Week.

Get Started

  • Register your piece using the submission field below. (Review submission rules before entering).
  • Your artwork will be run through our review process for approval.
  • You will receive an email notification when your work has been reviewed.
Click Here To Register

Artist Registration


July 17th, 2019

Art Submissions Open

July 17th, 2019

August 17th, 2019

Art Submissions Closed

August 17th, 2019

August 18th, 2019

Public Voting Begins

August 18th, 2019

September 8th, 2019

Public Voting Ends

September 8th, 2019

September 9th, 2019

Artists Notified of Selection & Voting Outcome

September 9th, 2019

September 19, 2019

Gallery Staging

September 19, 2019

September 21st, 2019

Opening Reception

September 21st, 2019

September 24th, 2019

Awards & Closing Reception

September 24th, 2019

Submission Requirements

The initial cap for pieces admitted into the event will be set to 25 – 35.

Artist submissions are required to be consistent to innovation.

An artist will be permitted to submit up to 3 pieces. 

Each piece submitted will be no larger than 36” x 48”.

 Each piece cannot exceed 50LBS.

The artist will be responsible for delivering their work to the selected venue.  

Community participants will have 5 total votes and can cast a single vote per piece.

Artists will be required to sign a consent to have their pieces available for sale during the exhibition. 

Pieces for sale should not exceed $5,000.  

Meet The Jurors

  • Carole Sorokin
  • Bio

Galerie 888

Carole’s fervor for design, influential art, and exceptional furniture spurred the launch of Galerie 888. 

Carole Sorokin has a penchant for all things artistic. Her interest was sparked, as a child in Michigan, when frequenting estate sales and antique stores with her mother.  This passion led her to pursue relevant studies: she holds a B.S. in Marketing with a concentration in Design and Photography and is a graduate of Christie’s prestigious Fine and Decorative Arts Program in London. In Europe, she took exclusive tours of major country houses in England, attended private museum lectures, as well as educational excursions to Paris and Rome.  

 Extensive international travel has given her newfound insight and a special knack for weaving design pieces into her gallery, making it both distinctive and inspiring. Visiting local markets especially enthuses her to seek designs and color schemes representative of the times. The result is an eclectic, exciting mix of the old and new in her retail collection. Having lived in both London and New York has further formed her keen aesthetic.

  • Lily Downing
  • Bio

Partner @ Downing Yudain 

Lily is known for her art business acumen, having broad personal, and aesthetic values.

Lily is known for her art business acumen, having broad personal, and aesthetic values. She is opinionated with great taste and superior judgement. She possesses a plethora of knowledge regarding the art world in general, and usually the art subjects at hand.

  • Elizabeth Harrington
  • Bio

CEO @ EB Harrington & CO., Inc. 

Beth Harrington, a Fine Art's professional, founded E. B. Harrington & Co., Inc. as an art consulting company in 1980. 

Beth Harrington, a Fine Art's professional, founded E. B. Harrington & Co., Inc. as an art consulting company in 1980. From an early age she trained to be an artist with studies in art history in northern Italy and at the Institute of Fine Arts in NY. Prior to becoming an art consultant, Ms. Harrington worked for the well-known art dealer and gallery owner, Richard L. Feigen , on Park Avenue in Manhattan. With the gallery’s specialty in sourcing outstanding masterworks spanning the centuries, Ms. Harrington gained a wealth of experience in all facets of the art business.