Art in the Loft 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Arts Mid-Hudson, in partnership with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, will once again be curating the art exhibit in the loft space above the Winery’s main building. This project, known as ART in the LOFT, is a good opportunity for members of Arts Mid-Hudson to display and sell their work.

We invite all AMH member artists to submit work to be juried for inclusion in Art in the Loft. There is no entry fee; however, you must be a member.  Call AMH offices to confirm your membership status – 845-454-3222.

Deadline for entries: Monday, April 17, 2017. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, April 24, 2017.

Work must be delivered to the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery by Saturday, May 13, 2017.

The exhibit will open to the public on May 20. An opening reception will be scheduled in June – details forthcoming after exhibiting artists are notified.

The exhibit will close the first week in November, 2017 with a reception announcing the winner of the Wine Label Competition. Closing date will be planned when the artists are selected.

About Art in the Loft: 

During the months of Mid-May through early November, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery has an average of 300-400 people per week through their tasting room. Art in the Loft is adjacent to the tasting room. People taking the winery tours, as well as other visitors, pass through the Art in the Loft gallery space, providing good exposure for artwork.

Arts Mid-Hudson and Millbrook Vineyards will promote the exhibition through press releases, social media, and printed announcements

Eighth Annual Wine Label Competition:

Artworks selected for Art in the Loft exhibit will be featured for the popular Wine Label Competition. Visitors to the Winery will have the opportunity to vote for the art they think makes the best wine label – during 2016 over 4,000 visitors voted on their favorite artwork. The winner will be announced at a culminating event during early November, and the art with the most votes will be featured on bottles sold at the Winery. Millbrook Winery has the first option to purchase the winning art. A mixed case of wine with each artist’s label will also be available.

Important considerations regarding Art in the Loft:

The space at Art in the Loft is a long hallway running down the center of the loft of the barn. The “loft” is 95 feet long, 10.5 feet wide and 6 feet high. (The ceiling is much higher.) The wall space is not continuous. Windows, which look down into the pressing room, are set into the wall every 9 feet or so, breaking the exhibition space into 14 sections with adjustable track lighting.

Entries must be sent through Submittable, an online submission system. There is a simple form to complete asking for your contact information, 5 digital images of your proposed work, any information you would like to provide about your work (which can be used as quotes) and a list with artwork sizes and prices. (sizes are important –  estimated framed size is fine.) An exhibition résumé is welcome, but not required. Click on the link below to start your application.

Additional considerations:

  • Only AMH members may submit work for consideration. Non-member artists who wish to submit work are invited to join AMH – information on webpage:
  • Work must be suitable for exhibition (as determined by jury).
  • Work must be for sale.
  • Hanging work only. The space is too narrow for free-standing sculpture.
  • The space is not climate controlled
  • Artists are responsible for delivering/shipping work to the Winery.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson and the Millbrook Winery will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired.
  • AMH commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25% – visitors to the exhibit can purchase work through the Winery.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Click here to link to submission form.

Arts Mid-Hudson, in cooperation with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, is pleased to mount the Art in the Loft exhibit in the loft space above the Winery’s main building. We especially wish to thank David Bova and Stacy Hudson from Millbrook Vineyards & Gallery for collaborating with Arts Mid-Hudson on this great project, which benefits the artists in our region.