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Artist Opportunities: May 2022

ArtsW.org is Westchester County’s guide for all-things-art. On its “Artist Opportunities” page, artists in all disciplines can find nearby working opportunities that will help to strengthen and further their careers. Below is a sampling of some upcoming opportunities.  To get these opportunities sent directly to your mailbox, sign up here. 


Call for Entries: Queer Perspectives Exhibition presented by The LOFT and Upstream Gallery

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center and Upstream Gallery are partnering for an upcoming national juried exhibition, Queer Perspectives.  Artists can submit recent works that represent current, creative and personal explorations of LGBTQ+ life, issues, history and culture. All media are welcome, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage and sculpture.

Deadline: May 19.


Pumpkins from The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze (photo credit: Tom Nycz for Historic Hudson Valley)


Seeking Artistic Carvers presented by Historic Hudson Valley 

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) seeks several experienced artists to join its team of The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze carvers, who hand-carve thousands of jack o’lanterns for HHV’s annual fall event. Ideal candidates will have experience as a cameo or intaglio artist, fruit carver, etcher or engraver, block print maker, wood carver, sculptor or tattoo artist.   

Deadline: May 13.









Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra (photo credit: Steven Schnur Photographer)

Orchestral Auditions for High School Students presented by Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Hoff-Barthelson Music School seeks high school students to audition for the 2022-2023 season of the School’s Festival Orchestra, a full symphonic orchestra under the direction of Jun Nakabayashi. The Festival Orchestra performs three concerts annually; two with guest artists of international stature.

Auditions: May 10, 18 and 20.










Enlighten Peekskill: Seeking Illuminated Sculptures presented by Hudson Valley MOCA
Enlighten Peekskill, a project conceived by Hudson Valley MOCA, will help to illuminate the one-mile path from the Metro North Peekskill station to the City’s downtown through a series of long-term sculptural installations. The Museum seeks sculptors and artists who integrate illumination into their works. Artists
are asked to “pull from their own history, culture and roots to use the universal language of art to create a symphony of voices.”

Deadline: June 1. 


Accepting Proposals for Tarrytown Mural presented by The Placemaking Committee of the Village of Tarrytown

The Placemaking Committee of the Village of Tarrytown is seeking an artist to undertake a mural to be painted on the side wall of the Taste of China restaurant on Kaldenberg Street, just off Main Street. The desired mural will feature the phrase “Welcome to Tarrytown.” Accompanying the phrase can be some iconic Tarrytown sites or other representations of what makes the Village a special place to live. 

Deadline: May 31.


Various poems from Rye Poetry Path ready for installation (photo courtesy of Amy Vijayanagar)

Call for Visual Artists: Rye Poetry Path presented by Rye Arts Center

The Rye Poetry Path is a collaborative public art installation in Rye that offers opportunities for reflection and conversation about themes of community, conservation and social justice. Rye Arts Center is partnering with the Path to bring poetry to life through visual interpretations and integrations of a chosen poem’s words. 

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. 


Call for Ceramic Artists: The Family Portrait Exhibition presented by Clay Art Center

Clay Art Center invites ceramic artists to submit functional or non-functional ceramic works that define what family means to them for an exhibition juried by Kukuli Velarde. Works can explore the family unit as image, system, historical reference or metaphor for where we are as a contemporary culture and society. 

Deadline: May 27.


A version of this article first appeared in the May 2022 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.