Open Call to Artists
for a September Art Contest
Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council
September 4-19, 2021
Art must be created between July 16 – August 16, 2021
The Putnam Arts Council and Putnam County Tourism are partnering to challenge area artists to participate in a show featuring beautiful Putnam County. All submissions will be accepted, awards will be provided, and the work will be exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery as well as featured virtually throughout the Fall. This opportunity looks to engage artists, celebrate their talents, and showcase the beauty of Putnam County.
Eligibility: Artists 13 years or older are invited to submit up to two pieces of original art created between July 16 and August 16, 2021. All media accepted. Works must feature Putnam County scenes. You can select any outdoor location in the county or even your own backyard (if you live in Putnam County). If you chose a public destination, please contact the location in advance of your visit to learn about admission and safety requirements. Artwork in all media is accepted and artists throughout the region are invited to participate. PAC’s Visual Arts Committee reserves the right to eliminate work that is deemed inappropriate.
Submissions: $25 for PAC member artists for up to two entries; $30 for non-members.
Artists can join at time of drop off. Submission forms will be provided at drop off. All works should reflect the beauty and diversity of Putnam County and must be hand delivered to the A. Eric Arctander Gallery of the Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac (see dates below).
Awards: Best in Show $150, Second Place ($100) and Third Place ($75) will be selected by the Visual Arts Committee of the Putnam Arts Council. Cash awards will be presented at the opening reception on Saturday, September 4th.
Additional Benefits: All appropriate submissions will be displayed on Putnam Arts Council’s virtual gallery, PAC’s social media and 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 County at the discretion of the Putnam Arts Council.
Create your artwork dates: July 16- August 16, 2021
Work drop-off: 2-5pm on Wednesday, 8/25 or Thursday, 8/26 and recently added Sunday, 8/29 from 2-5pm. Hand deliver to PAC at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York 10541. 845.803.8622
Opening reception & Awards presentation: Saturday, Sept. 4, 2-5pm.
Additional gallery hours: 2-5pm on Sundays, September 5, 12 and 19 or by appointment.
Programs of the Putnam Arts Council are supported, in part, with public funds from Putnam County.
Click here to download show prospectus.
Peekskill to Poughkeepsie
October 2 – November 7, 2021
CALL TO ARTISTS
Art Centers are the heart and soul of regional art communities. They are lively ecosystems and 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.
Eligibility: New York artist from Peekskill to Poughkeepsie (comprising northern Westchester, Putnam and southern Dutchess counties), 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 following link: https://grassroots.artcall.org/ where you will find further instructions. Artwork will be accepted until August 27th, midnight. For questions email email@example.com.
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.
About the Juror:
Patricia Miranda is an artist, curator, and educator. She is founder of The Crit Lab graduate-level critical seminars for artists, and MAPSpace project space and residency program. Her work is grounded in deep research into historic material practices, rituals of grief and mourning, women’s labor, and the violence of environmental and gendered commodification. She works primarily with textile in site-responsive installations, and with deaccessioned religious books. She considers materials as witness, carriers of historical, ecological, and cultural information that becomes subtext in the work. She has been Visiting Artist at Vermont Studio Center, the Heckscher Museum, and University of Utah; and been awarded residencies at I-Park, Weir Farm, Vermont Studio Center, and Julio Valdez Printmaking Studio. She has received numerous prestigious grants and recognitions. She has taught at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Western Colorado University, University of New Haven, Concordia College-NY and developed educational content and programs for numerous institutions. Her work has been exhibited at ODETTA Gallery, ABC No Rio, Wave Hill, and Rio II Gallery, in NYC; The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, Groton, CT; the Cape Museum of Fine Art, Cape Cod MA; and the Belvedere Museum, Vienna Austria. She has a solo exhibition upcoming at Garrison Art Center in Garrison NY in fall 2021.
Entry Fees: $30 for 3 pieces, $5 for each additional artwork up to 6 pieces (non-refundable).
Submission Deadline: August 27th, 2021.
Accepted Artists Notified: September 12th, 2021, including drop-off directions.
Artwork Drop-Off: September 12th– 24th, 2021, at the designated location.
Exhibition Dates: October 2nd – November 7th, 2021.
Artwork pick-up: after the closing and before November 15th.
Opening: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, 2:00pm-5:00pm, at the A. Eric Arctander Gallery @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York.
Closing: Sunday, November 7th, 2021, noon-4:00pm, at the Center for the Digital Arts Gallery, Peekskill Extension, Westchester Community College, 27 North Division Street, Peekskill, New York.
Click here to download show prospectus.
open call to artists for a summer exhibition
July 10 – August 15
theme: Art in a Pandemic
featuring art and written oral histories exhibited at two Putnam County sites
Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac
and at Southeast Museum, 67 Main Street in the Village of Brewster.
The Putnam Arts Council and the Southeast Museum are sponsoring an exhibit of artwork created by local artists expressing their experiences during the pandemic, while residents’ voices will be shared through oral histories. This Partnership between the Putnam Arts Council and the Southeast Museum is intended to connect, showcase and celebrate the talent of local artists through exhibiting works in the galleries of both sites as well as online.
All genres and media will be accepted. The exhibition will be juried for cash awards by PAC’s Visual Arts Committee. PAC’s Visual Arts Committee reserves the right to refuse work that it considers inappropriate.
Oral histories artists 18 and older are invited to submit oral histories which will then be transcribed, formatted and printed to be displayed. Oral histories can be submitted with or without artwork and artists are invited but not required to include an oral history with their art. Size limitation for oral histories is one page with a maximum of 500 words.
Submission of Oral Histories: please e-mail your responses to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 10, 2021.
Art: artists 18 years or older are invited to submit up to 2 pieces of original work created during the last year. All styles, up to 36 inches in any direction for 2-dimensional work, 3-dimensional work must be manageable by one person. Residents are encouraged to submit their personal histories during the times of the pandemic.
Submission of Artwork – Digital Images: Access can be gained through the Putnam Arts Council’s website at: https://putnamartscouncil.com where you will find further instructions. Artwork must be submitted by June 25, 2021. For questions: contact Carlos at email@example.com
Cash awards for art: Best of Show ($150), Second Place ($100) and Third Place ($75) will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition. Additionally, Public Choice ($50) and Artist Selection ($50) prizes will be awarded at the closing of the exhibition. Works that are for sale will also be promoted through the online exhibition. Promotional badges for the selected artwork will be sent to each artist to share on social media.
Entry Fees for Artwork: $25 for PAC members, $30 for non-members for up to two pieces (non-refundable). Oral Histories are free of charge.
Oral Histories Submission Deadline: June 10th, 2021 to: Director@southeastmuseum.org
Online (digital) Artwork Submission Deadline: June 25th, 2021
Artists Notified of location for drop-off July 2, 2021
Artwork hand delivery: July 6th and 7th, 2021, at the designated location
Exhibition Dates: July 10th to August 15th, 2021
Opening: Saturday, July 10th, 2021, 2:00pm-5:00pm, at Putnam Arts Council’s A. Eric Arctander Gallery @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York.
Closing: Sunday, August 15th, 2021, 2:00pm-5:00pm, at the Southeast Museum, 67 Main Street, Brewster, New York.
Pick up of art and oral histories at conclusion of exhibits:
Southeast Museum: Saturday, August 22, 10am-1pm
Putnam Arts Council: August 23, 2-5pm
Click here to download show prospectus.