Paint at an outdoor location of your choice in Putnam County
Call to Artists
July 4 – July 19, 2020
The Putnam Arts Council and Putnam County Tourism are partnering to challenge Putnam artists to paint our beautiful County through #paintputnam contest. This free contest is intended to engage artists, celebrate their talents, and showcase the beauty of Putnam County.
Eligibility: Putnam County artists 13 years or older are invited to submit up to two original paintings, works accepted in all painted media. Works must be created in Putnam County, at an outdoor location of your choice anytime between July 4 – 19, 2020.
Submission: Submitted images should reflect the beauty and diversity of Putnam County. Email a digital photograph, in jpeg format, maximum size 4”x 6” @300dpi for judging to: firstname.lastname@example.org July 20 – 28. Include your name and title of artwork.
Awards: Best in Show, Second Place and Third Place will be selected by the Visual Arts Committee of the Putnam Arts Council. Cash awards will be presented at some point in the near future.
Additional Benefits: All appropriate submissions will be displayed on Putnam Arts Council’s Instagram under #paintputnam and on PAC’s Facebook page as well as Putnam County Tourism’s social network platforms. Images will also be considered for promotional purposes by Putnam County Tourism. Award winners may also be displayed at sites throughout Putnam at the discretion of the Putnam Arts Council.
Important Dates: Prizes:
Painting dates: July 4th – July 19th Best in Show: $150
Last Date for Submission: July 28th Second Place: $100
Award winners notified: August 5th Third Place: $75
Programs of the Putnam Arts Council are supported, in part, with public funds from Putnam County.
Putnam Arts Council at the Belle Levine Art Center
521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY 10541
Call to Putnam Arts Council Member Artists
57th Annual Exhibit and Annual Meeting of
the Putnam Arts Council’s Membership
The March Members’ exhibit and annual meeting have been postponed as we feel it wiser to wait and present these events at a later date in 2020, when folks may feel more confident and comfortable about attending a large public event.
Artists: please hold off delivery of your artwork until rescheduling details are announced.
Saturday, March 14th through Sunday, April 5th 2020
2pm Members’ Meeting – Meet the Board, learn about 2019 highlights and 2020
plans and cast your vote to elect Board members
3:00-5:00pm Members’ Show opening reception and meet the artists
Snow date: Sunday, March 15 same times as above
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon to 3:30pm and on show closing date, Sunday, April 5, 2-4pm or by appointment.
Member Benefit: Artists exhibiting in the Members’ Show will have the opportunity to be part of a group Pop Up Show at PAC in 2021. Exhibiting artists must attend reception to participate; details will be provided at the Members’ Meeting. Winners will be announced that afternoon. You have to be in it to win it!
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 not 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 Annual membership fee: $25 for artists; $15 for seniors (62+).
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 Road, Mahopac: Wednesday, March 4th from 3-6pm or Saturday, March 7th 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 5th at the conclusion of the show; 4pm – 6pm that day or by appointment.
INFORMATION/DIRECTIONS @ putnamartscouncil.com or 845.803.8622
PAC’s programs and services are made possible, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and NY State Legislature and with public funds from Putnam County Government. Additional revenue is generated by the Putnam Arts Council through membership, educational and creative programs, special events & fundraising efforts, and through contributions from the public and private sectors.
Click here to download show prospectus.