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 Artists – Juried Fine Art Show
October 15 – November 5
Opening reception & awards: Sunday, October 15, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Cash awards for Best in Show, Second and Third Place. Juror of selection & awards: Jill Enfield – a fine art photographer, hand coloring artist, author and educator who has accomplished international acclaim as a leading authority in Alternative Photographic Processes. She has taught in a variety of places including The New School (Parsons Division), ICP , FIT and NYU. Enfield has been the subject of dozens of solo shows in galleries and museums around the world and she has exhibited in hundreds of group exhibitions. Her work is included in many public and private collections. Ms. Enfield’s immigrant series, titled “New Americans” is currently the subject of a solo exhibition on Ellis Island, through September 4.
Access an exhibit prospectus soon at www.putnamartscouncil.com for details on submission fees, commissions, etc.
Hand delivery of artwork: Sunday, September 24, 3:30-5:30pm or Monday, September 25 from noon-3.
2017 Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibit
in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery
@ the Belle Levine Art Center
October 15 – November 5
Reception & Presentation of Awards:
Sunday, October 15, 3-5pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 11:30-3:30 and Sundays 1-4 or by appointment
PAC invites artists 18 and over to submit up to TWO pieces of ORIGINAL fine art for consideration in any of the following media: oil or acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, graphics, sculpture, printmaking, collage, photography, etc. Work must have been created within the past three years, not previously exhibited at the Putnam Arts Council, nor created in a class. Artists are responsible for any copyright infringements.
Specifications: All work must be finished and completely dried. 2D work: cannot exceed a maximum measurement of 48” and must be suitably framed, wired and ready to
hang. 3-D work: must be manageable by one person.
Juror of selection & awards: Jill Enfield – a fine art photographer, hand coloring artist, author and educator who has accomplished international acclaim as a leading authority in Alternative Photographic Processes. She has taught at The New School (Parsons Division), ICP, FIT and NYU. Enfield has been the subject of dozens of solo shows in galleries and museums around the world and has exhibited in hundreds of group exhibitions. Her work is included in many public and private collections. Ms. Enfield’s immigrant series, titled “New Americans” is currently the subject of a solo exhibition on Ellis Island, through Sept. 4. For additional info, visit her website: www.jillenfield.com
AWARDS: The Juror will select the following awards: Best in Show, Second and Third Place. Artists will receive cash awards. Honorable mentions will be selected at the discretion of the juror. Awards will be announced at the opening reception on Sunday, October 15 at 4pm.
Hand delivery of artwork to 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac: Sunday, September 24, 3:30-5:30pm or Monday, September 25, from noon-3. Submission forms will be provided to artists when they drop off.
Identify your work: with a label on the back or bottom that includes: your name, the work’s title, and price. If the work is not for sale, please include a NFS designation.
Non-refundable submission fee per artist for up to 2 entries: PAC members $25.00; non-members $30. Please note that your submission fee does NOT guarantee acceptance into the show and is non-refundable.
Want to renew or Join? Artists may join at drop off or @ putnamartscouncil.org Our memberships fees are most reasonable with an artist at $25 for a year and seniors 62+ at $15 for a year.
Bios: Artists are invited to provide a copy of their biography for inclusion in our bio notebook, which is made available in our gallery throughout all of our exhibitions.
Sales: The Putnam Arts Council retains a 35% commission on all sales and strongly suggests a 20% commission on
all sales made of exhibited work within 6 months after the conclusion of the exhibition.
Pick-up of artwork at conclusion of exhibit:
Sunday, November 5 from 4-5pm, or Thursday, November 9 from 3-5pm or by appointment.
INFORMATION/DIRECTIONS @ putnamartscouncil.com or 845-803-8622