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Call for Entries “Inspirations”

The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is currently seeking submissions for its Art Competition for 2017. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art, including installation and multi-media for the Museum’s multiple indoor galleries and outdoor garden.  The first place winner will be awarded a solo exhibit in the Hays Gallery. The other finalists will be awarded a group exhibition in the Guild Hall Gallery or Goelet Gallery or in the Japanese Stroll Garden from June 17,2017 through September 16, 2017.

Judging by Judy Hecker, Director of International Print Center New York and former Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art.

Complete information is available on our website www.hammondmuseum.org
















Deadline 3/17/2017
Contact Name Lorraine Laken
Contact Email gardenprogram@yahoo.com
Website https://www.hammondmuseum.org


CULTIVATE, directed by acclaimed composer-clarinetist Derek Bermel, is an annual, intensive creative workshop and mentoring program for gifted American composers in the initial stages of their professional careers. Each year, six young composers will be awarded Fellowships to participate in this weeklong emerging composers institute, which takes place at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in Cortlandt Manor, one hour north of New York City, and at the historic Merestead estate in nearby Mount Kisco. Combining the most valuable elements of apprentice workshops and musical reading sessions, CULTIVATE nurtures young composers in realizing their creative ambitions as they begin their professional careers. The institute offers Fellows intensive compositional guidance in a rigorous, collegial, and nurturing environment before, during, and after the institute. Fellowships cover all costs for session participation and events, round-trip transportation within the continental U.S., accommodations, and food.

The application postmark-deadline for our acclaimed CULTIVATE emerging composers institute is December 15. As 2016 Fellow MICHAEL SMALL (seen at far right in red shirt in photo, during a work session with Music from Copland House) said, “CULTIVATE has a reputation as one of the best short-composition programs around … it offers a supportive workspace with excellent musicians whose goal was always to make the composer’s work clearer, more incisive, and give the greatest possible impact in performance.”

For the complete guidelines and application click here.

Thanks to the generosity of special Westchester Community Foundation Fellowships, CULTIVATE also encourages applications from gifted young composers born, raised, studying, living, and/or working in Westchester County, NY, who have completed their undergraduate studies and are now beginning to embark on their professional careers.


Deadline 12/15/2016
Contact Name Copland House
Contact Email office@coplandhouse.org
Website http://www.coplandhouse.org/

Pelham Art Center Announces the 9th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting

Call for Artist Entries Opens November 1, 2016
Visit www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch for details and to apply

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 9th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. A $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center are awarded to the winner.  Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor the competition and award to honor the memory and artistic achievement of Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997), an artist who actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family and supporters of Alexander Rutsch established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.  The last Rutsch Award recipient was Texas-based artist Lindy Chambers.

The Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many of public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Those interested in submitting work for the 9th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition can find the prospectus and entry form beginning November 1, 2016, at www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch. For questions, contact gallery@pelhamartcenter.org or 914-738-2525. Entries must be received by February 1, 2017.

For Listing Purposes
2017 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting.
Solo Exhibition May 5  – June 17, 2017, and $5,000 cash award.
U.S. based artists, 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit.
Entries must be received by February 1, 2017. Download prospectus and apply online beginning November 1, 2016, at www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch.
Questions: gallery@pelhamartcenter.org or 914 738 2525


Deadline 2/1/2017