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5 Opportunities for Westchester Artists

Photo by the third annual Larry Salley Photography Award winner Arnold Kastenbaum

Call for Photographers: Fourth Annual Larry Salley Photography Award

     ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the African American Men of Westchester, seeks nominations for Hudson Valley-based photographers to receive the fourth annual Larry Salley Photography Award. The award recipient will be furnished with a $1,000 cash prize. The winner, along with the finalists, will also have the opportunity to be featured in an online exhibition presented by ArtsWestchester. 

Deadline: February 5, 2021.

Virtual Rockland Arts Festival Open to Applicants

Artists and arts organizations interested in participating in the month-long virtual Rockland Arts Festival can apply through March 1. The festival will take place throughout the month of April. If approved to participate, the artist will have one artwork or image posted on the Festival’s website with a direct link to the artist’s website or social media. All artists who are over the age of 18 and working in any artistic medium can apply, as well as arts organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Deadline: March 1. Click for guidelines.

Call for “Quarantine Art” for Spring Exhibition

ArtsWestchester seeks submissions of creative works made during the pandemic for its curated spring 2021 exhibition. During this current pandemic, many people have turned to creative outlets like painting, photography, sewing, crafting, singing, writing and other creative activities. ArtsWestchester plans
to reopen its gallery after an extended COVID-19 closure with an exhibition of these artistic projects. The organization invites those who live and work in the Hudson Valley to share their creativity and tell their pandemic story. All creative ideas are welcome. Deadline: March 3, 2021.

Education, by an anonymous artist on view in Bethany Arts Community's sculpture park (photo source: bethanyarts.org)

Call for Sculpture Park Artists

Bethany Arts Community seeks project ideas for the sculpture park currently being developed on the organization’s property. The work may be site-specific, or the artist may submit an already existing piece. Proposals may be shown as photographs, hand-drawn sketches, digital renderings, or models/ maquettes. Artists should submit an initial artistic concept for this site, and the processes that might be used for the project.
Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Artworks submitted for Hammond Museum's March online exhibition must use this artwork as inspiration (artwork courtesy of Hammond Museum)

Call for Artists: March Online Exhibition

Each month, the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden presents an online exhibition that features work by its artist members. The shows, curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis, are exhibited on the Museum’s website and remain on view for a year. Artists are to use each month’s designated painting as a muse or inspiration for their submissions. All artistic media and styles are accepted, including 2D, 3D, video works, installation, literary forms, music and dance. To submit, Hammond members can email [email protected] Deadline for the March exhibition: February 15, 2021.

A version of this article first appeared in the February issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNewsis distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.

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