Saturday, October 2, 2021 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
CALL TO ARTISTS
Art Centers are the heart and soul of regional art communities. They are lively ecosystems, an epicenter of community, and embody the importance of art being rooted in every aspect of a civilized society. As a local gathering place for artists and art lovers, they support artists in building a sustainable studio practice, offer space to work, tools and resources for creation, the opportunity to network with other artists, and to exhibit.
This exhibition, a partnership between the Putnam Arts Council and the Center for the Digital Arts Gallery, Peekskill Extension, Westchester Community College, will connect and showcase the grassroots talent of artists across the Hudson Valley, from Peekskill to Poughkeepsie, in the partner galleries. The opening will be at the Putnam Arts Council while the closing will be at the Center for the Digital Arts Gallery, Peekskill Extension, Westchester Community College.
Under the theme of Grass+Roots, the exhibition will survey and celebrate the beauty, strength, and resilience of the art and artists of the Hudson Valley.
All genres, media, and technology will be considered. The show will be juried for exhibition and awards by Patricia Miranda.
Submission Deadline is Friday, August 27th, 2021
Click Read More for submission information and guidelines.
Eligibility: New York artists from Peekskill to Poughkeepsie, 18 years or older, are invited to submit up to 6 pieces of original work created in the last 3 years. Painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, pottery, and mixed media are accepted. All styles, up to 36 inches in any direction for 2-dimensional work, 3-dimensional work must be manageable by one person.
Submission of Digital Images: Access can be gained through the Putnam Arts Council website at: https://putnamartscouncil.com where you will find further instructions.
Awards: Selected artworks will be exhibited in the galleries of the Putnam Arts Council and the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension, Westchester Community College and online from October 2nd to November 7th, 2021. The selected artworks will be promoted for sale through the online exhibition.
Best of Show ($250), Second Place ($200) and Third Place ($150) will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition. Additionally, Public Choice ($75) and Artist Selection ($75) prizes will be awarded at the closing of the exhibition.
Promotional badges for the selected artwork will be sent to each artist to share in social media.
Entry Fees: $30 for 3 pieces, $5 for each additional artwork up to 6 pieces (non-refundable).
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 27th, 2021
Accepted Artists Notified: Sunday, September 12th, 2021, including drop-off directions
Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, September 12th – Friday, September 24th, 2021, at the designated location
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, October 2nd – Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Belle Levine Art Center
521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York
Closing (Award Ceremony):
Sunday, November 7th, 2021, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Center for the Digital Arts Gallery
Peekskill Extension, Westchester Community College
27 North Division Street, Peekskill, New York
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
Times: All Day
Presenter: Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension
Presenter Phone: 914-606-7300
Presenter Website: www.sunywcc.edu/peekskill