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Call for Art – Art Under Your Feet

The Municipal Arts Commission and the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Development are holding an open call for street art. This project is open to all artists living anywhere in the U.S. Entries will be submitted digitally. See the download form below. For questions: nrpublicart@gmail.com

Artists may submit singularly or as a team. Artists are asked to create a depiction of their proposed street art that closely indicates how they envision their work in real space. Photoshop renderings are preferred.

Purpose of Project

• Add art to the public realm in downtown New Rochelle.
• Create a ‘signature’ on-the-street work that can be replicated at multiple locations around the city.
• Enliven the streetscape in downtown.
• Improve pedestrian safety by alerting drivers to pedestrian traffic.
• Create a welcoming vibrant downtown.
• Create a sense of connection between downtown and North Avenue.

Project Scope

• Create an artwork suitable for placement on a section of road, some samples are shown below along with one generic example of a site.
• Provide a design suitable for replication. Design must take cost of production and installation into consideration, however production and installation are not the responsibility of the artist.
• Design must be scalable to full width of a city street. 
Artists are strongly encouraged to view the city’s website www.newrochelleny.com to understand city goals and initiatives particularly in relation to the arts, downtown development, and transportation before making a submission.

Submission Criteria

• Artists may submit singularly or as a team. 
• Artists are asked to create a depiction of their proposed work that closely indicates how they envision their work in real space. 
• Photoshop renderings are preferred. Please include a flat rendering and also an image of the work overlaid on the photograph provided below.
• Artists are not expected to execute the work on-site however the cost of production and installation will be considered when choosing the winning design(s).
• The selected winner(s) will be awarded $2500. 
• The deadline for submission of entries is February 28, 2017.
The jury of selection reserves the right to choose more than one winning entry depending on the quality and suitability of work received.

The jury of selection will consist of members of The Municipal Arts Commission of the City of New Rochelle, Department of Public Works Director of Traffic Engineering; and the Development Department’s Senior Real Estate Manager. For questions: nrpublicart@gmail.com

December 9, 2016: Call for art
February 28, 2017: Artist submissions are due
March 15, 2017: Selected artist(s) are notified


Deadline 2/28/2017
Contact Name Municipal Arts Commission
Contact Email nrpublicart@gmail.com
Website https://nrmuralproject.wufoo.com/forms/pjags9i11lztsr/

Reel Change for Nonprofits

The Jacob Burns Film Center is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester of Reel Change for Nonprofits!

In this course for nonprofit employees, you will learn to use visual content to strengthen your organization’s ability to communicate its message. JBFC faculty member Theresa Dawson will teach you how to make public service announcements (PSAs) and short films an effective part of your advocacy work.

  • Learn to write a script, and then shoot and edit your own project.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Recommended for organizational teams of 2.

Application required. Please download and complete the application, and submit no later than Jan. 13, 2017.

$250/$225 (JBFC members, Film Family level and above)
Nonmembers will be charged a $20 registration fee.

To learn more, register, or apply, visit our website here.  Partial and full scholarships are available.


Deadline 1/26/2017
Contact Name Ann MacDonald
Contact Email registrar@burnsfilmcenter.org
Website https://burnsfilmcenter.org/course/reel-change-for-nonprofits/

44th Westchester International Exhibition 2017

Chen, Jinghui "Beautiful Plain No.1" (AWARD) Huizhou, Guangdong China

Chen, Jinghui
“Beautiful Plain No.1” (AWARD)
Huizhou, Guangdong

The Color Camera Club of Westchester is proud to sponsor our 44th International Photography Exhibition recognized by the Photographic Society of America.  The deadline for entries is March 4th, 2017.  The exhibition is open to everyone.

For complete all the information and instructions, click here.

Exhibition Calendar:

March 4, 2017    Closing Date March 4, 2017
March 18, 2017  Judging Date
April 1, 2017       Notification Date
June 3, 2017       On-Line Catalog Available
Exhibition Sections:
There are two exhibition sections:
     1. Projected Image Division (PID) – Color Open/General
     2. Nature Division (ND)
Up to four entries may be made in each section.


Deadline 3/4/2017
Contact Name Boris Tepper, Chairperson
Contact Email intlcomp@colorcameraclub.com
Website http://www.colorcameraclub.com/