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Call to Artist: Create a Poster, Cash Prize

SummerFest Poster Contest
at Cross County Shopping Center

Cross County Shopping Center will host a contest for area artists to design a poster promoting SummerFest. The theme of the artwork should reflect the spirit SummerFest, which includes outdoor concerts, fireworks, kid’s DJ dance parties, fitness classes and style trends – these events all take place at Cross County Shopping Center, an outdoor mall in Yonkers, NY with more than 100 national retailers and restaurants.

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the chance to win cash prizes. The 1st Place winning entry will be reproduced as a high-quality, limited-edition poster to be sold at the annual fireworks event on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Other Prizes:

  • First Place: $1,500
  • Second Place: $750
  • Third Place: $500

The first place winner’s artwork will also be used to promote the 2017 SummerFest season, including but not limited to: on the center’s website, promotional posters, flyer and some printed and digital collateral materials. Acceptance of the award will grant Cross County Shopping Center the right to reproduce the art only for the purpose of promoting SummerFest. The original art will remain the property of the artist.

CLICK HERE for complete guidelines and entry form.

All media are accepted, except computer generated art. Entry will be via email submission only.

The deadline for entries is midnight EST on Friday, June 2, 2017. There is no fee to enter. The winner will be announced by June 9, 2017 via phone and email then announced to the public on the center’s website and social media pages.

See past photos of SummerFest events at Facebook.com/crosscountyshoppingcenter or click here: http://bit.ly/2mTmWVX.


Deadline 6/2/2017
Contact Name Liz Pollack
Contact Email liz.pollack@macerich.com
Website http://crosscountysummerfest.com


Artists who are interested in exhibiting at the Harrison Public Library, Halperin Building, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY for approximately one month during 2018 are invited to submit samples of their artwork for review by a Juried Art Committee sponsored by the Harrison Council for the Arts.

Eleven artists will be awarded one person shows by our jury, with three alternate artists chosen as well, should unexpected circumstances prevent artists from exhibiting according to schedule. Group shows (2, 3 or 4 persons) will also be considered provided these artists register and submit work together. Please note for group shows, all entrants must be chosen.

If you are interested in competing for one of these shows, please bring samples to the Harrison Public Library, Halperin Building, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY on Friday, May 19, 2017 between 9:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. All artists must pick up their samples on Saturday, May 20, 2017 between 12 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Two-dimensional art only is eligible and the samples must be in the form of two different pieces of the actual art (preferably framed), 12 copies of the artist’s work either in the form of 35mm slides or photos or prints (all different/representational of the artist’s work), and a resume.

If you choose to participate, you will be notified of the jury’s decision by mail no later than June 30, 2017.  If awarded exhibit time, you will be asked to call Dan Briem at the Library (914/670-3117) and provide three choices for a monthly exhibit in 2018 (first come-first served; March is not available).  

We will confirm your exhibit date by mail and at that time you will be asked to sign the Art Exhibit Agreement, which must be returned immediately. The applicable fee is due three months prior to the exhibit date.

For more info see harrisonpl.org or contact Connie Perrotta at cpcpone@yahoo.com  914/315-1922 or Dan Briem at the Library dbriem@wlsmail.org 914/835-0324.


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 5/19/2017
Contact Name Connie Perrotta
Contact Email cpcpone@yahoo.com
Website http://www.harrisonpl.org

Wanted: Westchester Writers

Tutti Bravi Productions, Inc. issues a call for Westchester writers to submit their works about a Westchester person, place or event, to be produced as a theatrical piece by the Company. Manuscripts of plays, musicals, operas, poetry collections or essays which adhere to the guidelines, should be submitted digitally, no later than April 28, 2017.


Three semi-finalists will be selected from the entries, then interviewed for further insights into the piece, and to discuss a collaborative production process. Semi-finalists will be awarded an honorarium of $500 each.

The winning selection will be produced by Tutti Bravi Productions in two stages:
1 – As a staged reading in the Fall of 2017
2 – As a full production in 2018.

For complete guidelines, click here.

Supported in part by an Arts Alive Project Grants made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC) – a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature – and administered by ArtsWestchester.


Deadline 4/28/2017
Contact Name Tutti Bravi Productions
Contact Email tuttibraviproductions@gmail.com