The A. Eric Arctander Artist Scholarship 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.
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.
“During the night some of the mountains moved.
Presumably to higher ground.
Now our valley seemed so low, but it still looked like home. It is where my family has been for generations. Only my grandmother was an outsider. She came from another valley. All her life she would regale us with the marvels of her valley. Like ours, it had a river dividing it and thus, like us, there are people from the other side. I have never been there as the journey is both dangerous and boring.
When I was a child the most extraordinary event occurred. A plane landed in our valley. The glittering wings stacked upon wings stood out among the cows in the field. Although foul smelling, the pilot was a dashing figure in a white scarf. Where he came from and where he was going, was a mystery to all. And because he spoke French it was never learned. I knew then what my destiny was to be. To Fly! To fly from valley to valley.
In my life, however, I have not been bitter or disappointed that such a fate would elude me (although I continue to study French). So it was that I came to be an artist. And still I paint those valleys of my dreams and take flight over distant mountains.” A. Eric Arctander
THE A.ERIC ARCTANDER GRANT FOR 2018
GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
- The purpose of the GRANT is to support a VISUAL ARTIST. The application process begins January 15, 2018.
- The scholarship stipend is $1,000.00 and will be awarded by August 15th, 2018.
- Work of the selected artist will be shown at the discretion of the Putnam Arts Council at the Belle Levine Arts Center, Mahopac, New York.
Who Can Apply:
- You must be a visual artist, 25 to 45 years old, involved with one or more of the following areas: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media (2D) and (3D), Installation Art and Sculpture.
- The grant can be used for exploring materials, techniques and direction for your personal and professional, artistic development.
- You must be a resident of either Dutchess, Westchester or Putnam County in New York State.
- You must have an e-mail address.
Questions: ask at email@example.com
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 July 15th 2018. A 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. A sample of the artist’s work will also be requested and included in a show at the Putnam Arts Council in the fall of 2018.
General Submission Information
Work submitted must have been created between 2013 and 2018. 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. See items 1-5.
1. Provide a personal artist’s statement of 400 words or less.
2. Provide the purpose of the scholarship 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, 300dpi resolution.
File size: no larger than 4 MB each. Image Format: JPG or JPEG only.
5. Applicant must also include their website for any additional artwork and documentation of their work.
6. Upon selection, the 2018 winner will be asked to submit a valid Soc. Sec. number and Proof of age & residency.
2014 Matthew Keeney
2016 Lance Johnson & Kendra Shedenhelm
2017 Daniel Willner
2018 Stefani Wolfson
Putnam Arts Council
2019 Call to Putnam Arts Council Member Artists
Annual Exhibit and Annual Meeting of the
Putnam Arts Council’s Membership
A. Eric Arctander Gallery @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York
Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, April 7, 2019
2-3:30pm Members’ Meeting – Meet the Board, learn about 2018 highlights and 2019
plans and cast your vote to elect Board members
3:30-5:30pm Members’ Show opening reception and meet the artists
Snow date: Sunday, March 17 same times as above
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon to 3:30pm and on show closing date, Sunday, April 7, 2-4pm or by appointment.
Exhibit Specifications: Putnam Arts Council member artists 18 years and older are invited to submit ONE PIECE of original fine art for inclusion in our exhibition; work must have been completed within the past three years and not previously exhibited at PAC. Work must be ready to hang; screw eyes and wire preferred when possible (the committee reserves the right to reject works that are ready to hang). Size restriction: Two-dimensional works not to exceed 36” (including the frame) any any direction. Three dimensional works must be manageable by one person.
Artist Fees: A hanging fee of $10 per PAC member artist is due at drop off of artwork. Artists must be members of PAC to exhibit in this Show and may renew or join at time of drop off (see dates below) or 24/7 @ putnamartscouncil.com
Sales: The Putnam Arts Council will retain 35% on all sales.
Hand Delivery of Work: to PAC @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac: Friday, March 8th from 3-6pm or Saturday, March 9th from 2-5pm. Please identify your work by including your name, title, & price or not for sale value on the back or bottom of your art.
The Putnam Arts Council will accept works valued up to a maximum of $5,000. Works exceeding that valuation must be insured by the artist.
Submission Form: A submission form will be provided at drop off or by request. The form is not available on our website.
Pick-Up of Exhibited Work at Conclusion of Show: Sunday, April 7 at the conclusion of the show at 4pm until 6pm that day or by appointment.
Click here for downloadable Members Show prospectus.
INFORMATION/DIRECTIONS @ putnamartscouncil.com or 845-803-8622
Putnam Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 534, Carmel, NY 10512
Call to orchestra musicians!
We are currently accepting new musicians who are interested in attending rehearsals and playing the Spring concert, performance on April 28. All musicians interested in performing with the Putnam Symphony Orchestra should contact our conductor, Christine Smith, at 845-228-4167 or email@example.com.