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CALL TO ARTISTS! Juried Art and Photography Show

The Great Swamp (Pawling, NY) Celebration.
October 21 and 22, 2017

Artists are invited to submit up to (4) digital images of 2 dimensional work for the competition. There is no cost to submit. There will be a $15 hanging fee for each accepted work and FrOGS will retain a 25% commission on all works sold.

Cash prizes will be awarded. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be invited to participate in a follow up show at the Front Street Gallery in Patterson (NY). Full details to follow.

For complete submission guidelines, please click here.

Deadline is midnight, Sunday, October 1. You will be notified by email regarding acceptance by Wednesday, October 11.


Founded in 1990, the Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) is a volunteer non-profit organization made up of residents and neighbors who have been working to preserve the Great Swamp Watershed of Putnam County and Dutchess County, New York. We have a Board of Directors that meets once a month throughout the year to discuss issues of local environmental concern and to guide the activities of the organization.


Deadline 10/1/2017
Contact Name Friends of the Great Swamp (FRoGS)
Contact Email info@frogs-ny.org
Website http://frogs-ny.org

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

CALL TO ARTISTS: NEW Public Art Exhibition

NEW! Open Call: Proposals for Public Art


for the launch of the newly redesigned Wolf’s Lane Park in Village of Pelham

The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public art, including solo and group exhibitions to be installed within the five-acre Village of Pelham’s newly redesigned Wolf’s Lane Park. This exhibition will launch a newly created sculpture garden as well as introducing the entire park renovation to the public.  We are looking for work that will be sited for three to six months, activates the park, while considering the scale, landscape and overall use of the public space. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability. The work will be installed across from the Metro North Railroad Pelham Station, at 1st Street and Wolf’s Lane in the Village of Pelham. 

* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the park to experience the work further.

 * Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to Pelham day and night.

 * Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Receiving and Removal of Work: The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from Wolf’s Lane Park.  Pelham Art Center cannot pay for shipping. 

Installation: The artist will be responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center cannot provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Stipend: Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material or transportation costs.

Publicity:  Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through notices and stories to over 100 local media outlets, our email database of 10,000 as well as on our website (www.pelhamartcenter.org.) As a newly redesigned park spanning through the heart of Pelham, all community partners including the Village of Pelham, will promote this inaugural public art exhibition.  Wolf’s Lane Park is located directly across from the Southbound entrance of the historic Metro North Railroad Pelham station. The park is used frequently by residents, tourists, and commuters alike, and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three proposals will be realized per year.


Submission Process:

Email proposals to: gallery@pelhamartcenter.org

1.    Contact information:  name, address, email, phone number


2.    Images:  5-10 digital images of work to be exhibited or similar to what will be shown, labeled as follows, 01LastName_FirstName, 02LastName_FirstName…If the work is in the proposal phase- please submit a detailed proposal with to scale drawings, similar images, photoshopped images, etc. so we completely understand your proposal.

3.    Image List: The numbers on the image list should correspond with the digital images. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 50 words for each image).

4.    Project Statement: A brief (250-500 words) with a description of the work and how the work relates to one of the criteria listed above.

5.    Resume:  3 page max – Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.


6.    Artist Statement: 1pg max


5.    Installation Plan 


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 3/31/2017
Contact Name Kate Amato
Contact Email gallery@pelhamartcenter.org