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Just Friends

Just Friends
August 3 – 30, 2017

All artists in Westchester County, NY and the New York Metropolitan Area working in all mediums, at any stage in their artistic careers, are encouraged to submit works completed from 2014 to 2017 to the haifabintkadi@gmail.com, Riverfront Art Gallery, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701 from August 3 – August 30.

The exhibit, “Just Friends,” is inspired by the many ways in which friends impact an artist’s life, both personal and in their work. Almost every artist has friends that are also artists. Any artist may submit two works of their own and in addition, submit two images of a fellow artist whom they call their friend.

All original two- and three-dimensional wall-hung work will be accepted for review as long as they meet the requirements, specification and restrictions stated herein; limited free-standing works will also be eligible for review.

CALENDAR:

Entry Receipt Deadline……………………………………………………. July 21, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

Accepted Artists Notified…………………………………………………. July 24, 2017

(Please note: all accepted work will need to have a thumbnail image list submitted)

Artwork Delivery…………………………………………………………….. July 27, 2017

Exhibition Dates…………………………………………………………….. August 3 -31st, 2017

Opening Reception…………………………………………………………. August 3, 2017

Pick-up…………………………………………………………………………. August 31, 2017

APPLICATION:

Application is by email submission only to haifabintkadi@gmail.com of the following:

  • Submission in 300 dpi jpgs only (no tiffs, pdfs, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Corresponding image list (all jpg image(s) and titles should correspond in entry form)
  • Single-page artist statement and single-page paragraph describing submitted work
  • Image Identification Sheet attached to email containing:
    1. Your name
  1. Number of each digital image (from 1-3)
  2. Title of work (please indicate whether digital image is a detail)
  3. Medium
  4. Dimensions
  5. Date of work
  6. Price, if artwork is for sale
  • Completed waiver form at drop-off

ENTRY FEE: None

SPECIFICATIONS OF ACCEPTED WORK:

All accepted work must:

  • Arrive at the Riverfront Gallery (Riverfront Art Gallery, Riverfront Library, 1 Larken Center, Yonkers, NY 10701) on October 1 or 2, 2017 completely ready for installation with, in the case of wall-hung work, eye hooks or U hooks and wire attached. No zig zag hangers.
  • Entire piece cannot exceed a weight of 25 lbs.
  • Be clearly labeled on the back of each piece of art with name, address, phone number, title, medium and price, if for sale.

REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS:
All work intended to be hung on the walls must be securely wired. Inappropriately presented work will not be accepted.  Installers will take special care in handling all submissions, the Riverfront Art Gallery will not be responsible for damage to the work(s) due to poor construction, wiring, or other problems inherent in the work(s). Artists are responsible for providing adequate protection or instructions for fragile artwork that requires special handling.

GALLERY HOURS:
9 am – 8 pm

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE:
The Riverfront Gallery provides insurance in case of theft. The space is monitored by closed circuit cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PHOTOGRAPHING OF WORK:
We reserve the right to photograph and use accepted work for documentation, press, website or catalogue purposes.

SALES:
Artwork can be offered for sale during the exhibit (NFS instructions)

AGREEMENT:
The receipt of any entry is understood to convey agreement by the entrant to all conditions set forth and inferred in this prospectus.

RIVERFRONT ART GALLERY MISSION:
To stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of contemporary art and the public’s interest and participation therein; To foster and support arts in the community and to serve as a portal to the arts for residents and community members; To create opportunities for the public to encounter and explore art and increase access to the arts in the City of Yonkers.

Details

Deadline 7/21/2017
Contact Name Haifa Bint-Kadi
Contact Email haifabintkadi@gmail.com
Website http://www.ypl.org/artgallery/

Call for Artists: Leave Your Swords at the Door

Call for Artists: Leave Your Swords at the Door

October 6 – November 24, 2017

 

“What if we acted as if the whole world were a wedding with good wine till the end?

What if you left your sword at the door?”

Monica Raymond

All artists in Westchester County, NY and the New York Metropolitan Area working in all mediums, at any stage in their artistic careers, are encouraged to email submissions of work completed from 2014 to 2017 to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, Westchester 2 Chapter, to be exhibited in the Riverfront Art Gallery, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701 from October 6 to November 24, 2017.

The exhibit, “Leave Your Sword at the Door,” is inspired by Monica Raymond’s sestina “In Cana,” from the collection of poetry in Before There is Nowhere to Stand, edited by Joan Dobbie & Grace Beeler. It will focus on women who identify as Jewish or Muslim and on their desire to get to know and connect to the “other,” corresponding to the goals and values of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.  Please respond to the idea that even though Isaiah’s prophesy, “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war anymore,” has not yet come true, we are working towards it through our art work. Themes of connection, identity, friendship, peace, and dialogue may be interpreted broadly, and can also be represented in the submitted work.

All original two- and three-dimensional wall-hung work will be accepted for review as long as they meet the requirements, specification and restrictions stated herein; limited free-standing works will also be eligible for review. The final selection of work(s) to be exhibited will be chosen by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Gallery Committee with approval from the Riverfront Gallery Committee. Substitutions will not be allowed.

APPLICATION:

Application is by email submission only to haifabintkadi@gmail.com of the following:

·         Submission in 300 dpi jpgs only (no tiffs, pdfs, PowerPoint, etc)

·         Corresponding image list (all jpg image(s) and titles should correspond in entry form)

·         Single-page artist statement and single-page paragraph describing submitted work

·         Image Identification Sheet attached to email containing:

a.     Your name

b.    Number of each digital image (from 1-3)

c.     Title of work (please indicate whether digital image is a detail)

d.    Medium

e.     Dimensions

f.     Date of work

g.    Price, if artwork is for sale 

·         Completed waiver form

 

ENTRY FEE: None

SPECIFICATIONS OF ACCEPTED WORK:

All accepted work must:

  • Arrive at the Riverfront Gallery (Riverfront Art Gallery, Riverfront Library, 1 Larken Center, Yonkers, NY 10701) on October 1 or 2, 2017 completely ready for installation with, in the case of wall-hung work, eye hooks or U hooks and wire attached. No zig zag hangers.
  • Entire piece cannot exceed a weight of 25 lbs.
  • Be clearly labeled on the back of each piece of art with name, address, phone number, title, medium and price, if for sale.

REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS:

 All work intended to be hung on the walls must be securely wired. Inappropriately presented work will not be accepted.  Installers will take special care in handling all submissions, but neither the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom nor the Riverfront Art Gallery Gallery/City of Yonkers will be responsible for damage to the work(s) due to poor construction, wiring, or other problems inherent in the work(s). Artists are responsible for providing adequate protection or instructions for fragile artwork that requires special handling.

GALLERY HOURS:

9 am – 8 pm

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE:

The Riverfront Gallery provides insurance in case of theft. The space is monitored by closed circuit cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PHOTOGRAPHING OF WORK:

We reserve the right to photograph and use accepted work for documentation, press, website or catalogue purposes.

SALES:

Artwork can be offered for sale during the exhibit (NFS instructions)

AGREEMENT:

The receipt of any entry is understood to convey agreement by the entrant to all conditions set forth and inferred in this prospectus.

RIVERFRONT ART GALLERY MISSION:

To stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of fine arts and the public’s interest and participation therein; To foster and support arts in the community and to serve as a portal to the arts for residents and community members; To create opportunities for the public to encounter and explore art and increase access to the arts in the City of Yonkers.

SISTERHOOD OF SALAAM SHALOM:

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is the first national network of Muslim and Jewish women committed to living in harmony and limiting acts of anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. There are currently four chapters in Westchester County – each turning strangers into friends. www.sosspeace.org.

Details

Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 8/24/2017
Contact Name Haifa Bint-Kadi
Contact Email haifabintkadi@gmail.com
Website http://www.ypl.org/artgallery/

Call for Artists/Designers – Be Featured in Our Gift Shop!

The theme for the Shop aligns with the theme of ArtsWestchester’s current exhibition on view in the gallery. Each cycle, the shop is re-curated with new artist and designer products that compliment exhibited artwork in style and in price.

ArtsWestchester’s central, metropolitan location gives local visitors easy and exclusive access to shop original artists and designers from the Greater NY area. Our mission involves supporting these artists by providing them with a broader audience.

Our collection of items available for purchase in the Shop includes clothing, greeting cards, books, jewelry, soaps, skin care, affordable artwork and more of your favorite chotskies.

Proceeds of The Shop support ArtsWestchester’s exhibition programming and also our grants programs for local artists.

This is an ongoing opportunity as we are always seeking a fresh collection of items. When selecting inventory, consider our exhibitions.

Send introduction, images, and pricing to Kimberlyn McKoy, Programs Associate, at kmckoy@artswestchester.org.

To view more information about our Shop, click here.

Details

Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 12/31/2020
Contact Name Kimberlyn McKoy
Contact Email kmckoy@artswestchester.org
Website https://artswestchester.org/about/what-we-do/the-shop-at-artswestchester/