A. Eric Arctander Visual Arts Grant for 2017
The A. Eric Arctander Artist Grant was created by family and friends. The award is to honor Eric not only as an artist but as a teacher, mentor and friend of younger artists who assisted them in pursuing a life in art.
A. Eric Arctander was a visual artist who has been widely exhibited as a painter and the creator of site-specific public art for which he received the Municipal Art Society Certificate of Merit. He was co-founder and President of Collaborative Concepts, a not-for-profit, non-membership organization that has facilitated exhibitions since 2000. He initiated that organization's Program for Advanced Environmental Art for college level art students.
A. Eric Arctander was Professor of Art History for more than 15 years at Pratt Institute as well as on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts for over 25 years. He has published many articles and written critical catalog essays on advanced art.
THE A. ERIC ARCTANDER GRANT FOR 2017
GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
Who Can Apply:
About The Award Process
Evaluation and selection of Awards Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: Artistic merit based on the quality of work submitted and on the applicant’s written intent to expand on their artistic development. The selection of the award will be decided by a panel of arts professionals. All materials and information involved in the selection process are kept confidential and are viewed by the panelists. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines, will render an application ineligible.
Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants approximately one month after the deadline date of August 15th 2016. The announcement of the award will be made by September 15th, 2017. Payment of $1,000 will follow. The award is subject to verification of information submitted and proof of residency in one of the three counties specified.
General Submission Information
Work submitted must have been created between 2012 and 2017.
Panelists are asked to evaluate work based on the materials submitted. Poor quality submission materials could affect the panel's evaluation.
Online Application Requirements to be completed at www.entrythingy.com/d=collaborativeconcepts.org All lines of the application with (*) must be filled out. For assistance contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Guidelines: Fill in all required fields at this website. Only entries thru this website will be considered.
1. Provide a personal artist’s statement of 400 words or less.
2. Provide the purpose of the grant and how it will advance your development in the arts.
3. Provide a one page summary of your professional and educational art background.
4. Provide Five (5) images to be email submitted using the following specifications:
Image size: 1240 pixels x 1240 pixels maximum, 300 dpi resolution.
File size: no larger than 4 MB each.
Image Format: JPG or JPEG only.
5. Upon selection the 2017 winner will be asked to submit a valid Soc. Sec. number and Proof of age & residency.
Putnam Arts Council
521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY 10541
Call to Women Artists
for an Exhibit May 21 – June 16, 2017
Let’s celebrate the centennial anniversary of the NYS Women’s Suffrage Movement with an exhibit by women, for women and featuring women! Women artists 18 and over are invited to submit two pieces of original fine art created within the past 2 years for inclusion in this exciting show! Work must not have been created in a class, nor previously exhibited at the Putnam Arts Council. Two-dimensional work must not exceed 48” in any direction and three-dimensional work must be easily handled by one person. Entry fees and commission on sales apply; a prospectus with exhibit details will be available online soon. Hand delivery: Sunday, May 7, 2-5 or Wednesday, May 10, from 2-5.
This exhibit opens with a public reception on Sunday, 5/21 from 3-6pm and is part of a series of events and activities presented in collaboration with the Mahopac Library and the Southeast Museum.
Open Call to Women Artists for a Spring Exhibit
May 21 – June 16, 2017
at the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill, Mahopac, NY 10541
The Putnam Arts Council announces an open call for all media to women artists for a spring exhibit to be displayed in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery in Mahopac, New York. This special exhibit opens with a public reception on Sunday, May 21 from 3-6pm and is part of a series of events and activities presented in collaboration with the Mahopac Library and the the Southeast Museum to help celebrate women and their art on this centennial anniversary of the NYS Women’s Suffrage Movement.
EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS: Women artists 18 and over are invited to submit two pieces of original fine art created within the past 2 years for inclusion in this exciting show! Works created in a class or previously exhibited at PAC will not be eligible. Two-dimensional work must not exceed 48” in any direction and must be ready to hang (we prefer that framed work include screw eyes and wire attached). Three-dimensional work must be easily handled by one person. Pedestals are available. Please identify your work by placing a label on the back or bottom with your name, title and the price.
SUBMISSION FORM: A submission form will be available at drop-off or by request.
FEES: $30 per artist; $25 per Putnam Arts Council member artist. Artists are invited to renew or join at the time of delivery of artwork or via our website @ putnamartscouncil.com. An affordable, annual artist membership is only $25. Membership provides you with advance announcements and discounts and supports the arts in your own backyard.
SALES: The Putnam Arts Council will retain 35% on all sales (works do not have to be for sale).
HAND DELIVERY OF ARTWORK to PAC @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd.,
Mahopac. Drop off options: 2-5pm on Sunday, May 7 or Wednesday, May 10.
Gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11:30-3:30 and Sundays 1-4 or by appointment. The Gallery is closed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
PICK-UP at conclusion of the exhibit: Friday, June 16 from 3-5; Sunday, June 18, 2-4 or Thursday, June 22, from 2-4pm
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