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Call for Artists for “Turning A New Leaf — In Pursuit of Your Muse”

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” ― Frida Kahlo

“The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of. “― Leonardo da Vinci

What inspires you? The struggles we have survived? The beauty of Nature? An experience or a poem? New beginnings? The coming together of friends and family? The New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA)  announces a call for artists to submit work for a new exhibit dedicated to Your MUSE.

All artists in the Tri-State Area, at any stage in their artistic careers, are encouraged to email up to three (3) submissions of work completed from 2020 to 2021 to the NRCA to be installed at the NRCA Rotunda Gallery at City Hall as well as included in a Virtual Exhibition.

All original two- and three-dimensional wall-hung work will be accepted for review as long as they meet all requirements (see specifications); a limited number of small freestanding works will be eligible for acceptance to be exhibited in glass cabinets. Sculpture will be accepted for the Virtual Exhibition.

All work submitted must be available for exhibiting throughout the exhibition dates; substitutions will not be allowed. The final selection of work to be exhibited will be chosen by a committee representing the New Rochelle Council on the Arts Rotunda Gallery. This is an in-person and virtual exhibit and entries are photographic and must be submitted as jpegs. The quality of the photographs must be absolutely clear. Photographic images that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered.


Entry Deadline – Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – 12 Midnight To request an application and waiver form, please email: [email protected] and [email protected] Send completed applications to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Acceptance Notification via email – Monday, September 27, 2021

Art Delivery to New Rochelle City Hall – Thursday, September 30, 2021

Exhibit Opens – Monday, October 4, 2021

Exhibit Reception – Saturday, October 16, 2021, 1pm-3pm

Exhibit Closes – Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Art Pick-up – Thursday, November 18, 2021 New Rochelle City Hall is located at 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Turning a New Leaf – In Pursuit of Your Muse will also be a virtual exhibit on the NRCA YouTube Channel. By submitting your images to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, you certify that the images are your own work, that you own all rights and that you take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likenesses of recognizable individuals. The actual artwork will remain the property of the artist, but the artist will grant copyright to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts for inclusion in the virtual exhibit and for display, marketing and promotional use.