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Call to Artists | Hastings Village Arts Commission | The River Flows Both Ways



DROP OFF: August 29, from 10 am – 1 pm

EXHIBITION: September 1 to November 3, Hastings Village Hall Gallery, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY

OPENING RECEPTION: September 6, 6 – 8 PM

PICK UP: November 4, 11 am  – 1 pm, Hastings Village Hall Gallery

The Hastings Village Arts Commission in association with The Newington Cropsey Foundation presents The River Flows Both Ways, a juried exhibition of traditional and contemporary interpretations of the Hudson River, inspired by famed Hudson River School painter Jasper Francis Cropsey, who lived and worked in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Flowing from the Adirondacks to the Atlantic, the Hudson River has been a muse for artists and explorers, inspiring the Hudson River School of landscape painting and sustaining a way of life for Native Americans, sailors, and industrialists for centuries. The river’s natural beauty is a source of fascination, as it flows both north and south with the tides. Thus, the title of our show is taken from the Native American name for The Hudson, Mahicantuck, “the river that flows two ways.” We invite all artists to show us one of two views of the river (or both), representational or interpretive.

Artists 18 years and older are eligible to submit a maximum of five entries of two-dimensional work in any media that responds to the Hudson River. Work may not exceed 80 inches in any direction, including the frame. Framed work must be wired and ready to hang. Unframed work should include instructions for installation.

Our juror is Daniel Belasco, Executive Director of the Al Held Foundation, and former curator of exhibitions and programs at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, and before that, the Henry L. Leir associate curator at The Jewish Museum. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from New York University and a B.A. from Amherst College.

Submit images to [email protected] with subject line “River Flows Both Ways.” Include a list of titles, (framed) dimensions, medium, and your name, address, email address, and phone number. Include a bio/CV. Entry fee of $25 is payable by check to Village of Hastings-On-Hudson; mail check to Linda Loeb, Deputy Village Clerk, Hastings Village Hall, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, 10706. Your application is complete once the fee is received.

Contact: Lisa Oswald, [email protected]


Deadline 6/28/2018
Contact Name Lisa Oswald
Contact Email [email protected]