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A Call for the Arts: Iona College Seeks Artist For Arts Center Mural

Iona College and The Council on the Arts is seeking proposals from artists for an outdoor permanent mural/two or three-dimensional work to be created, designed and installed on the wall of the Iona College Arts Center, 665 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.

We are seeking a local artist who would like to submit a design for consideration. The winning artist will be responsible for all materials, design, creation and installation of the work. The winning art submission will be chosen by a jury comprised of members of the Council on the Arts and be approved by the Municipal Arts Commission of New Rochelle.

The proposed artwork should celebrate and reinforce themes that are consistent with the mission of Iona College. These themes are 1) the arts 2) education and 3) diversity. This call is for original work that can be either representational or abstract and it can be either two or three dimensional. While there is no real preference to medium or materials, there must be careful consideration made regarding the location, the space (see below), the proportion and design of the Iona College Arts Center building (along with the lettering on the building) and how this work will engage the community. If necessary, the lettering “Visual Arts, Theatre, Music and Dance” can be moved if this contributes to a stronger overall design. Because the work will be permanent, exposed to the elements and must withstand powerful cleaning, the jury will be looking for a proposed work of the highest quality that strikes a balance between design, concept, durability and practicality. The submissions should be submitted digitally and include Call for Art- New Rochelle, NY in the

subject line and must contain jpeg images of the proposed work along with a written description explaining the concept as well as the medium and/or proposed use of materials. A small group of finalists will be chosen and given an opportunity to “further explain” their proposal.

Deadline for submission of proposal: Midnight, January 8, 2018

Budget: $65,000

Contact: Jennifer Morris, JMorris@iona.edu

Finalists notified: February 5, 2018

Winning proposal notified: April 1, 2018

Completion date: August 15, 2018

No submissions will be accepted after the deadline and any submissions that are missing either images or the written proposal will not be accepted. Submissions will not be returned nor will they be used by the college for any purpose.

The wall material is made of a natural stone and the maximum space to work within is 16’ x 15’ – 3“. Attached is a photo of the space, and the area within which the mural/two or three dimensional work will be installed.


Deadline 1/8/2018
Contact Name Jennifer Morris
Contact Email JMorris@iona.edu
Website https://www.iona.edu/about/news-events/news/a-call-for-the-arts-iona-college-seeks-artist-for.aspx

Larry Salley Photography Award

The Larry Salley Photography Award

Presented by ArtsWestchester in partnership with the African American Men of Westchester


ArtsWestchester seeks nominations for Westchester-based photographers, with a significant body of work of outstanding artistic merit to receive the inaugural Larry Salley Photography Award. The award recipient will be furnished with a $1,000 cash prize and an opportunity to have a three month residency in one of our artist studio spaces in our building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY.

All award nominees will be reviewed and selected by a panel consisting of ArtsWestchester’s Arts Committee, the African American Men of Westchester, and the family of Larry Salley.

The award will be presented at ArtsWestchester’s annual Arts Award Luncheon in April, 2018.



  • Nominees should be emerging artists who convey their unique visions through the medium of photography.
  • Artists must live in or have strong ties to Westchester (work or maintain a studio in the County.)
  • Artists must be actively exhibiting current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.
  • ArtsWestchester encourages nominations of artists for whom a studio and/or cash award would aid them in the advancement of their professional practice.
  • Nominations of artists who are working to complete a body of work, or towards a specific exhibition are strongly encouraged.
  • Nominators/artists should provide a brief statement describing why you think you/the candidate merits the Larry Salley Photography Award and how the award would help advance your/the artist’s career.
  • The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on January 2, 2018.
  • Self-nominations are welcomes, but photographers should provide the name, contact information, and profession of at least one reference.



ArtsWestchester is partnering with The African American Men of Westchester in order to celebrate the life and artistic achievements of Lawrence “Larry” C. Salley who was an active member of both organizations. Larry lived and worked in Westchester County (White Plains) where he assumed the leadership roles of Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning and Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Transportation. In his spare time, he was a gifted photographer. His photos were recently featured in an ArtsWestchester exhibition called “The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley”.


The Larry Salley Photography Award

Click Here to Submit 

For questions, please contact: Logan Hanley, Gallery Manager, Lhanley@artswestchester.org  or 914.428.4220 ext 331



Deadline 1/2/2018
Contact Name Logan Hanley
Contact Email lhanley@artswestchester.org
Website https://artswestchester.submittable.com/submit/96969/larry-salley-photography-award

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