OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS
Sports and Art
Sports Theme Exhibit, Sunday July 17 through Sunday July 31
The Putnam Arts Council (PAC) is sponsoring an exhibit of artwork created around the theme of sports, both traditional and non-traditional. The exhibition will celebrate the strength, grace, agility, and endurance inherent in sports, and the artifacts that support it. The Show will be juried for awards by PAC’s Visual Arts Committee.
Eligibility: artists 18 years or older are invited to submit up to 2 pieces of original work created during the last three 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. Work must be ready to hang, screw eyes and wire preferred. PAC’s Visual Arts Committee reserves the right to refuse work that it considers inappropriate.
Awards: All artwork will be exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York. Artwork will be promoted for sale through the exhibition.
Cash awards for: Best of Show ($150), Second Place ($100) and Third Place ($75) will be awarded at the opening of the exhibition.
Entry Fees for Artwork: $25 for PAC members, $30 for non-members for up to two pieces (non-refundable).
Hand Delivery of Artwork: July 9th and 10th, 2022, 2:00pm-5:00pm at PAC, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York. Please identify your work by including your name, title, and price (or not for sale) on the back of your art. PAC will accept works valued up to a maximum of $5000. Works exceeding that value must be insured by the artist.
Opening: Sunday, July 17th, 2022, 2:00pm-5:00pm, at the A. Eric Arctander Gallery @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York.
Additional Gallery time: Tuesday through Friday, 1-5pm, Sunday July 17, 24 and 31, 2-5pm.
Closing and Artist Talk: Sunday, July 31st, 2022, 2:00pm-5:00pm, at the A. Eric Arctander Gallery @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York.
Artwork Pick-up: July 31st, 2022, 5:00-6:00pm after closing at the Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York.
CALL TO ARTISTS ANIMAL MAGNETISM
An April Show at the Putnam Arts Council
to Benefit Putnam County SPCA
APRIL 9 & 10, 2022
If you love animals, please join the Putnam Arts Council as we partner with the Putnam County SPCA to raise much needed funds to help animals in need.
ANIMAL MAGNETISM is a theme show that is open to everyone! There is no age limit, you do not have to be a member of the Putnam Arts Council, you do not have to have any art experience, and you don’t even have to live in Putnam County. The show is open to everyone from everywhere! All funds raised through the show’s entry fees will go directly to benefit the Putnam County SPCA!
Each participant can enter up to 4 pieces, no larger than 36″x36″ in any direction; we will accept framed and unframed works. If your work is framed, it must be wired and ready to hang and cannot exceed 36×36″ including the frame.
Entries can be in any medium you chose! So grab your paints, cameras, prints, crayons, mixed media, and collage materials and/or sculpting tools and start creating! If your work is 3D, it must be manageable by one person.
The entry fees are as follows: $15 for 3 pieces and $20 for 4 pieces. The entry fees for children under 12 will be waived.
Images of all animals are welcome – domestic animals, animal companions, farm animals, wild animals, and animals from your imagination are all accepted and welcomed! animals from your imagination.
ANIMAL MAGNETISM will open on Saturday, April 9 from 1p – 4p. in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council.
Chief Ross and Detective Sergeant Ross of the Putnam County SPCA will attend the opening to speak about the Putnam County SPCA and answer questions. The show will also be open on Sunday, April 10 from 1-4pm. There is no admission to visit the gallery, it is free of charge.
And…there will be a $100 Animal Magnetism Friend Award!
The drop off dates for your artwork are Saturday, April 2 from 12p – 3p and Sunday, April 3 from 12p – 3p to the Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, 10541.
Please make certain that all the necessary information…title, your name, price, or NFS if your work is Not for Sale is on the back of each piece (use a label or sticky note). A submission form will be provided when you drop off your work.
If your work is for sale and sells there will be a reduced commission of 25% which will go to PAC. It is up to you what percentage you would like to donate to the Putnam County SPCA.
You will be able to pick up your work after the benefit on Sunday, April 10, from 4:15p – 6p and on Saturday, April 16, from 1p – 4p.
As much as we love animals they will not be allowed in the Gallery during the Benefit.
So join in the fun as we acknowledge the Putnam County SPCA officers and show our love and caring for all animals!
If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Willis at email@example.com.
To keep our community of artists, students, and all visitors safe, everyone must always wear a mask and must be vaccinated or have proof of a negative COVID test in the prior 72 hours. Medical and religious exceptions are acceptable.
Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council
521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY
Programs of the Putnam Arts Council are supported, in part, with public funds from Putnam County and with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, with support of the NYS Governor and the State Legislature. Additional revenue is generated through PAC’s programs, membership, fundraising and through contributions from the public and private sectors.
2022 Call to Putnam Arts Council Member Artists
Annual Exhibit of the Putnam Arts Council’s Membership
A. Eric Arctander Gallery, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY
Saturday, March 12th through Sunday, March 27th, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday March 12th, 2:00-5:00pm, reception and meet the artists.Snow date: Saturday March 19th.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 to 4;00pm, Sunday March 20th, 2:00-5:00pm, or by appointment.
Closing: Sunday, March 27th, 2:00-4:00pm.
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 (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) in any direction. Three-dimensional works must be manageable by one person.
Artist Fees: FREE, benefit of membership. Artists must be members of PAC to exhibit in this Show and may renew or join at any time before submitting the work.
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: Wednesday, March 2nd, 3:00-6:00pm or Sunday March 6th, 2:00-5:00pm. Please identify your work by including your name, title, and price (or not for sale) on the back or bottom of your art. The Putnam Arts Council will accept works valued up to a maximum of $5000. Works exceeding that valuation must be insured by the artist.
Submission Form: A submission form will be provided at drop off or by request.Pick-Up of Exhibited Work at Conclusion of Show: Sunday, March 27th at the conclusion of the show, 4:00-6:00pm, or by appointment.
INFORMATION/DIRECTIONS @ putnamartscouncil.com or 845-803-8622