I was reading the Lakeville Journal, the local paper for northwest Connecticut, a few weeks ago and saw an article about an art show to benefit a private school in Lakeville, the Indian Mountain School. This show had been an invitation-only show in past years but now was going "open." The theme was farms. Sending in a submission was easy—no fee, send a jpeg by email. I had an appropriate painting, so I entered it.
And much to my surprise, it was accepted into the show—one of 24 accepted out of 64.
The show opening was February 4. Though I didn't win a prize (and they were handsome money prizes), it was great to have been chosen. The party was well attended and well appointed. And it's probably an audience I don't reach that much with my shows in Massachusetts and New York.
The show is up till March 2.