Picturesque Putnam 60 & 60
A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council, and the Southeast Museum
November 4-19, 2023
The Putnam Arts Council and the Southeast Museum commemorate the 60th anniversary of their inception this year. In celebration of this significant milestone, they have united their efforts to champion the beauty and heritage of Putnam County. In collaboration with Putnam County Tourism, they extend an invitation to local artists and historical organizations, urging them to participate in an exhibition that captures the essence of Putnam County.
All submissions will be accepted, prizes will be awarded, and the work will be exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery, and the Southeast Museum This opportunity looks to not only involve artists but also engage historical institutions in the pursuit of showcasing the enduring allure of Putnam County, both in its contemporary vibrancy and its cherished past.
Eligibility: Artists 13 years or older are invited to submit up to two pieces of original art created in the prior twelve months. All media accepted. Works must feature outdoor 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. 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). Two-dimensional works not to exceed 36” (including the frame) in any direction. Three-dimensional works must be manageable by one person.
Submissions: $25 for PAC member artists for up to two entries; $30 for non-members.
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 (dates below). Sales will be encouraged. The Putnam Arts Council retains a 35% commission on all sales.
Jeanne Demotses Excellence in Arts 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 Putnam Arts Council’s opening reception on Sunday, November 5th.
Additional Benefits: All appropriate submissions will be displayed on Putnam Arts Council’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
Work drop-off: Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th, 2-5pm, or by appointment. Hand delivered to PAC at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York 10541, (845) 803-8622.
Southeast Museum Opening reception & Ribbon Cutting: Saturday, November 4th, 10am-2pm at the Southeast Museum, 67 Main Street, Brewster, NY.
Putnam Arts Council Opening reception & Awards presentation: Sunday, November 5th, 2-5pm at the Putnam Arts Council.
Additional gallery hours:
Putnam Arts Council: Sundays, November 12 and 19, 2-5pm, and Tuesday to Friday, 1-4PM.
Southeast Museum: Saturdays, November 11 and 18, 10am-2pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am-2pm,
Southeast Museum Closing event and Historian Talk: 1-2pm on Saturday, November 18th at the Southeast Museum.
Putnam Arts Council Closing event and Artist Talk: 4-5pm on Sunday, November 19th at the Putnam Arts Council.
Pick up at conclusion of show: Saturday November 18th 2-3pm at the Southeast Museum and Sunday November 19th, 5-6pm at the Putnam Arts Center, or by appointment.