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Annual Members Show 2024

A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council
March 16-31, 2024
OPEN CALL 

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.

Opening Reception: Saturday March 16th, 2:00-5:00pm, reception and meet the artists. Snow date: Sunday March 24th.
Gallery hours:  
Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00pm, Sundays March 17th, 24th, 2:00-5:00pm, or by appointment.
Closing: 
Sunday, March 31st, 2:00-4:00pm.

Closing event:  Artist Talk: 3:00-4:00pm on Sunday, March 31st

Pick-Up of Exhibited Work: Sunday, March 31st at the conclusion of the show, 4:00-5:00pm, or by appointment.

Hand Delivery of Workto PAC @ the Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac: Saturday, March 9th, 2:00-5:00pm or Sunday March 10th, 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.

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Small Works Art Show

A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council
December 9-17, 2023

The Putnam Arts Council is proud to sponsor a show that allows artists to showcase their talent and creativity on a small scale.

Artists 13 and older are invited to submit up to three pieces of original art completed within the past three years and not previously exhibited at PAC. Work must be ready to hang; screw eyes and wire preferred when framed (frames are optional), or suitable to be hung using push pins (the committee reserves the right to reject works that are not ready to hang). Two-dimensional works not to exceed 8”x10” (including the frame). Three-dimensional works not to exceed 8”x10”X8”.

Artwork in all media is accepted and artists throughout the region are invited to participate. All submissions will be accepted and exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery.

We can’t wait to see your creativity shine on a smaller scale!

Work drop-off: Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd, 2-5pm. Hand delivered to PAC at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York 10541.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9, noon-6pm
Additional gallery hours: Sunday, December 10 through Sunday, December 17, noon–6pm (closed Monday, Dec 11th).

Pickup at conclusion of show: Sunday, December 17, 6-7pm, or by appointment.

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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


Important Dates:

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.

Sponsored by:

Annual Juried Fine Art Show

Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council

October 7-22, 2023

The Putnam Arts Council is proud to announce its annual Juried Fine Art Show for the month of October. This is a juried exhibit, prizes will be awarded, and the accepted work will be exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery.


Eligibility:
 artists 18 years and older are invited to submit up to two pieces of original fine art for jury consideration; 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). Two-dimensional works not to exceed 36” (including the frame) in any direction. Three-dimensional works must be manageable by one person.

Artwork in all media is accepted and artists throughout the region are invited to participate.  We do not accept online images to the jurying process; only actual work(s) will be considered.

Juror of Selections & Awards: Kathy Feighery has been practicing art, specifically painting, for 30 years. She has participated in numerous shows in the United States and Italy as well as art fairs in NY and Miami. Her work is included in various corporate and private collections.  She has adjudicated many art competitions, including NYFA grant awards, over the course of her career.

Submissions:  $25 for PAC member artists for up to two entries; $30 for non-members (non-refundable)
Submission forms will be provided at drop off.  All works must be hand delivered to the A. Eric Arctander Gallery of the Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac (dates below).

Jeanne Demotses Excellence in Arts Awards:  Best in Show $150, Second Place ($100) and Third Place ($75), honorable mentions at the discretion of the juror. All awards will be selected by the Juror.  Cash awards will be presented at the opening reception on Saturday, October 7th.

Important Dates:

Work drop-off:  Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st, 2-5pm.  Hand delivered to PAC at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York 10541. Please identify your work by placing a label on the back or bottom with your name, title, and price, or not for sale.

Opening reception & Awards presentation:  Saturday, October 7th, 2-5pm.
Additional gallery hours: Sundays, October 8, 15 and 22, 2-5pm, and Tuesday to Friday, 1-5PM.

Closing event:  Artist Talk: 4-5pm on Sunday, October 22nd.

Pick up at conclusion of show: Sunday October 22nd, 5-6pm or by appointment.

Sponsored by:

Annual Exhibit of the Putnam Arts Council’s Membership

Saturday, March 11th through Sunday, March 26th, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday March 11th, 2:00-5:00pm, reception and meet the artists.

                                    Snow date: Sunday March 19th.

Gallery hours:  Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00pm, Sunday March 19th, 2:00-5:00pm, or by appointment.

Closing: Sunday, March 26th, 2:00-4:00pm.

Closing event:  Artist Talk: 3:00-4:00pm on Sunday, March 26th.

Exhibit prospectus:

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.

Hanging Fees:   $15. If this fee impedes your participation, we have a limited number of scholarships, please contact the office. Artists must be members of PAC to exhibit in this Show and may renew or join at any time before submitting the work, and are invited to renew or join at time of drop off.

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 1st, 3:00-6:00pm or Sunday March 5th, 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 26th at the conclusion of the show, 4:00-6:00pm, or by appointment.

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