Artist Opportunities

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To submit an artist opportunity, please send an email to with name, deadline, decription and contact for more information.

This listing is in order of upcoming deadline. Scroll down to see more.

Call for Entries

We encourage artists looking for public art commissions to see the CaFE –

Arts Mid-Hudson Pop-Up Galleries

Arts Mid-Hudson curates pop-up art exhibits in office buildings, restaurants, and other venues.  This is a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their work, and we invite all artists to submit artworks. There is no entry fee, but we encourage artists to become a member of Arts Mid-Hudson. This is a rolling review process with no deadline. 

You can become an Arts Mid-Hudson member here:

Additional considerations:

  • Work must be suitable for the gallery
  • All visual artistic mediums are eligible, 2-D and 3-D
  • Artists are responsible for delivering/shipping work to specified locations.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25%.
  • If hanging work, the works must have wires securely fastened on back. If work is unframed, work will be hung with binder clips
Please submit your work using this online application:
Questions? Please contact Arts Mid-Hudson here:
Phone: (845) 454-3222 | Email:

Arts Mid-Hudson’s gallery invites mid-Hudson artists and curators to share their work.

Arts Mid-Hudson members will be given preference when curating and planning two-month exhibits with a focus on group shows and exhibits that include work of members, grantees, funded organizations, and artists throughout Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties. Artists or curators can also propose shorter times for performances or multi-media installations. The gallery space is 400 sq feet with professional lighting and located in a visible location along Dutchess Turnpike (Rt. 44) in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY.
Not sure if you are a member? Join online at  or call our office 845-454-3222.

Athens Laundry, an art and literary series by the Friends of D. R. Evarts Library in Athens, New York.

Ongoing, Open Call
Athens Laundry seeks art, writing, photography and design for inclusion in its inaugural publication year. We welcome the diversity of styles, forms and voices known to the public library.
Written works should be 500 words or less. Visual works should be 72 dpi and 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. Works selected for print will be required at higher resolution.
Also printed bimonthly, each of five issues is collected and distributed in limited edition annual box sets. Work selected for print appears in two sections: Centerfold, 5.5 x 4.25 inches and On the Inside, 8.5 x 11 inches.
Email submissions with a brief bio and links to

The Gallery @ Rhinebeck

The Gallery@ Rhinebeck is being formed as an Artist’s Co-Op.  With membership in the Co-Op, your work will be displayed year-round in a beautiful 1500 square foot space on Market Street, the heart of the Rhinebeck retail district. With 20-foot ceilings, entrances on both Market Street and the Market Street Courtyard, this space is a perfect environment to get your work seen be the highest number of potential buyers. Our accompanying website and onsite internet display stations will also allow your entire catalogue to be viewed in HD quality, with a click of a mouse or tap of a screen.

And that’s just the start.

The Gallery will also offer special events to broaden and diversify your exposure.

Events such as:

  • Spoken word performances, like The Moth, poetry slams and play readings
  • Live music: Light Jazz, Classical, Singer/Song Writers
  • Interviews with leading Hudson Valley celebrities
  • Auctions
  • Fundraisers and private parties

During all of these high traffic events, gallery staff, member volunteers and artists themselves will be on-hand to help sell your work.

We are also planning a membership drive meeting in the gallery space in the very near future.  An announcement of the day and time will soon follow.

If you would like to know more, please contact Pat at

Click here for agreement

Poughkeepsie Pop Up Call for Artists

The Poughkeepsie Pop Up Shop is looking for gift items to be sold in consignment at the current location at 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
The objects have to be made in Poughkeepsie or the artist has to live or work in Poughkeepsie.
To apply, the artist needs to contact the PopUpShop store manager at and provide 2-3 jpg as sample of the artwork. The proposal will be evaluated by the store committee and the artist will be notified within 2 weeks from the submission. If accepted, the artist will contact the store manager to set up delivery date. The current consignment commission is 10%
For any further details, contact Lorna at

Auditions and portfolio reviews are ongoing for the New York State Summer School of the Arts!

School of Visual Arts: Click here for a list of portfolio review sites. Digital portfolios are due on March 4th.

School of Media Arts: Digital portfolios may be sent to by March 15th.

School of Theatre: The final live audition site will be March 4th in New York City.

Schools of Choral and Orchestral Studies: Recorded auditions will be accepted through Tuesday, February 21st

Call for Entries!  Inspirations

Exhibition Dates/Opening Reception
The exhibition will open on June 14,  2017 with an Artists’ Reception on
 Saturday, June 17, 2017 from1: n00-3:00 p.m. The exhibit will continue through
September 16, 2017.
Entry Rules
Artists must enter online
Entry form on our website
  •  A maximum of six (6) works/person may be submitted.  Must include title, medium, date of work and dimensions of each image.
  •  For two-dimensional pieces, provide one (1) image per work.
  •  For three-dimensional and installation pieces, artist may provide two images per work – a front and rear view or an overall view and a detail.
  •  For video based media submissions, please provide in QuickTime or Windows
     Media Player format and should be no longer that a one-minute trailer or please
     provide a link to view through Vimeo, YouTube or personal website.
  •  Images must be saved as JPEGS, text as Microsoft Word documents.
     Files not to exceed 2 MB. Images must be 300 dpi.
  •  Artist’s statement and resume. Please include your full contact information: name, address, phone, email, and website address (if applicable).   Please provide retail values for artworks; artworks not for sale should be marked NFS.
Application Fees: $35.00 for 1 to 3 works; $50.00 for 4 to 6 works.            
 All entries are non-refundable.  
All payments to be made through PayPal to:        
     Application Deadline: March 17, 2017.
     Incomplete entry forms will be disqualified.
By submitting an application to the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden for the judged competition, the artist agrees to the General Conditions and Instructions and allows the Hammond Museum to use his/her materials (text and images) to promote the exhibition and Hammond Museum activities.

All Submissions and/or questions should be submitted to:     
All Application fees must be submitted via PAYPAL to:


Call for Entry! Evocative: An Exhibition of Abstract Art

Submissions only via (tag “abstract”)

Deadline Friday, March 12th, Midnight

Call for Artists: Samuel Dorsky Musem of Art at SUNY New Paltz

Inviting artists working in all media to submit proposals for its annual exhibition of work by artists from the Hudson Valley titled “Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor.”  The exhibit will run from June 10-July 30 in the museum’s Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery.

The deadline for artist submissions is March 24.

All submissions must be made online:

Submissions will be juried by Livia Straus, director and co-founder of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an understanding of contemporary art and its relationship to social issues.

Call to Artists for Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor Hudson Valley Artists 2017

The Dorsky invites artists to submit works for the 2017 edition of Hudson Valley Artists. Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor seeks work that reflects on modern tumultuous times and the way the Hudson River and its surrounds, its history, and its grandeur, reflects and aids us in keeping a clear and sustainable perspective, offering a roadmap to face hazards and address challenges.
“Muhheakunnuk” is the Native American name for the Hudson River, referring to its tidal waters that ebb and flow as it moves from the tip of Manhattan to Albany. Watching the river one can see the central line of demarcation where the waters diverge, magnetically attracted to opposing shorelines.
The river is a metaphor for life, death, human aspirations and challenges. Its beauty launched environmental movements, and it was used to transport immigrant groups seeking new homes and opportunities and slaves escaping bondage.It played a key role during the Revolutionary War and served as a passageway for battleships during WWI and WWII. These days, its wakes and waves bespeak the turbulence that marks our contemporary life.
Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017, midnight.
Artists’ submissions must be made online only through the following website: 

Ann Street Gallery Call for Artists


Contact Person: Virginia Walsh


104 Ann Street

Newburgh, NY 12550

United States




Title of Show: Mythology



This group exhibition will focus on mythology and how myths help us transcend and navigate the overlaps our collective worlds. We are looking for works that explore how myths inform our understanding of constructed belief systems and help us navigate them while serving as a vehicle of primal human expression.

Topics can draw on resources from myths, legends, folklore, cult, witchcraft, religion, sci-fi, the occult or themes that include motifs of ritual, religion and mysticism.

Open to sculpture, fiber arts, paintings, drawings, ceramics, site-specific installations, mixed media, photography and printmaking.


All works must arrive in reusable packaging and include a prepaid return shipping label.

Deadline: Week of March 27, 2017

Exhibition Opening: April 8, 2017

Exhibition Closes: May 6, 2017


Additional info: 

Artist should email the following to — five jpeg images of work, a cv/resume, artist statement and website link.

Questions or for more information, contact: (845) 784-1146

East End Arts’ 6th Annual National Juried Art Competition & Exhibit

The East End Arts Gallery is now accepting artist entries for their upcoming sixth annual national juried art competition and exhibit: Playing with PerspectiveGuest juror for this competition is Sara De Luca, the owner and director of ILLE ARTS gallery in Amagansett, NY. Entries selected by the juror will be included in the Playing with Perspective exhibition, scheduled to run from August 4 through September 20, 2017 at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY.


For complete prospectus, information on the juror, and to enter the show, visit:

Entry DeadlineMarch 28, 2017


Call to Artists & Designers – DownStreet Art

Designed as a creative placemaking program to revitalize post-industrial North Adams, Massachusetts, DownStreet Art enhances resident engagement and increases downtown visitorship through arts and cultural activities. Now celebrating its tenth season, Downstreet Art will bring 10 public, participatory projects to North Adams in 2017. These include three dynamic opportunities for artists and designers to develop and showcase their work in an art-friendly community.

Visual artists interested in community engagement and social practice are invited to submit concepts for a participatory mural, to be realized in collaboration with North Adams community members. DownStreet Art also welcomes designs for a parklet, a pop-up park that will occupy a downtown parking space. Artists of all disciplines are invited to activate this space with performances, installations, and other programs throughout the DownStreet Art season. Visit for additional details, and to apply by March 31.


Contact: Katrina Staaf

Deadline: 3/31/17

O + Poughkeepsie Call for Artists

Submissions have opened for the inaugural O+ Poughkeepsie, a celebration of art, music and wellness that will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 in downtown Poughkeepsie. A national nonprofit, O+ (pronounced O Positive) transforms communities while building a pop-up clinic that offers both primary and complementary care to participating artists and musicians, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured.

Art proposals for live painting, performance, installation and sculpture should respond to this year’s festival theme of “Home.” Bands who want to play the festival should apply here.

Submissions for both art and music must be received by end-of-day on Friday, March 31 in order to be considered. It is free to apply.

By exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art, O+ empowers communities like Poughkeepsie to take control of their collective well-being at a time when the Congressional Budget Office predicts that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

O+ Festivals are powered by volunteers. Those who wish to donate their talents as part of the inaugural O+ Poughkeepsie are asked to fill out this form.

This year’s other O+ Festivals will take place in Haverhill, Mass., and Kingston, N.Y., where the nonprofit is headquartered. Previous cities to host O+ Festivals have included San Francisco, Petaluma, Calif., Chicago and The Bronx.

To learn more about O+ Poughkeepsie, please email festival director Corene Concepcion: and follow O+ Poughkeepsie on Facebook.

For details about the national nonprofit, please email Kathleen

O+ Festival


The Athens Cultural Center is celebrating our 14th Annual Members Exhibition. Talented regional artists will create a stunning salon style exhibit, co-curated by Lucy and Diane Michener, featuring professional and emerging artists.  All participants must be current 2017 Athens Cultural Center members or become new members. The ACC gallery is located at 24 Second Street, Athens, NY.

Artists are invited to exhibit up to two works in any media although we are not able to accommodate film at this time.  Artwork drop off date is Saturday, April 1st from 1-4PM. The exhibition will open with an artists reception on Saturday, April 8th from 6-8PM and run through May 7th. There will be four awards presented at 7PM during the opening reception: the Directors Award carries a cash prize of $100; the Curators Choice Award receives a solo exhibition during the 2018 Second Street Show; Best Landscape in Show and Best in Show Awards each receive a one-year individual ACC membership.

Complete details can be found on the ACC website Artists may renew or become a member during the art intake or in advance using PayPal from the ACC website, memberships are based on the calendar year.

 REQUEST FOR ART-Hudson River Housing

Middle Main Artistic Bike Rack

Issued: Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Due: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 

Hudson River Housing is seeking local artists to design bike racks for the Middle Main Poughkeepsie neighborhood ( The goals of the project are to: 1) create bicycle parking, 2) enhance the image of the Middle Main neighborhood, and 3) showcase the talent of local artists. Two proposals will be selected and the artists will each receive a $500 award. Preference will be given to artists who live or work in the Middle Main Poughkeepsie neighborhood and to designs that embody the spirit of this place. Artists are welcome to submit multiple proposals. Artists who wish to be considered must submit the application materials by the April 2nd deadline.

Project Description 

Two artistic bike racks will be installed at strategic locations along Main Street in the Middle Main neighborhood. (See map below for exact installation sites). Awards will be made by Friday, April 14th. Artists will then meet with fabricator to finalize designs. Bike racks will be fabricated by 4th State Metals, 194 Cottage St. Poughkeepsie, NY. Expected installation date is June, 2017. The City of Poughkeepsie will install the bike racks.

Concept and Design Criteria 

The bicycle rack must meet the following requirements:

 See attachment A for sample designs with dimensions

 Main body of the rack will be fabricated from 3/4″ galvanized steel to resist against harsh weather, vandalism and tampering

● Main body of the rack can be maximum 70” long.

● The top of the rack can be a maximum of 36” tall.

● Except for the bicycle rack supporting brackets, the shortest section must be a minimum of 27” tall.

● The protruding or leading edge of the rack shall be a maximum of 27” above the sidewalk surface and may overhang a maximum of 12” in order to be perceived by pedestrians and avoid tripping hazards.

● The space between the rack features must be larger than 9” or smaller than 3.5” to avoid children trapping their heads.

● Must accommodate at least two bicycles upright by its frame

● Must allow bicycle frame and one of the wheels to be secured using a standard u-lock. Bicycles must be locked parallel to the rack and parallel to the curb, with wheels on the ground

● Must provide two locking points, at least 6 inches apart, above the bicycle’s center of gravity. Locking points must have a maximum thickness of 2” and a minimum thickness of 1”.

● Must have a gap near the bottom for pedal clearance

● Must have a base that can be flange (base plate) mounted.

● The design must not include sharp edges.

● The design should reflect or complement the unique character of the Middle Main neighborhood

● For more design considerations, please visit

Application Materials 

✓ Rendering, including dimensions, of your bike rack design

✓ Full name, address, contact information, and a brief statement explaining your connection to the Middle Main Poughkeepsie neighborhood

✓ A statement of artistic experience such as a résumé or biographical statement

✓ Up to 3 examples of other artwork, if applicable

✓ A short description (100 words or less) of your overall concept and how it embodies the spirit of the Middle Main neighborhood


Submit the application materials by email or post, no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 to -or-

Hudson River Housing

ATTN: Anna Hermann

313 Mill Street

Poughkeepsie, NY


Questions? Call Anna Hermann at 845-454-5176 x119 or email

 SOLICITUD DE ARTE-Hudson River Housing

Portabicicletas artísticas de Middle Main

Emitido: jueves, 3 de marzo, 2017

Debido: domingo, 2 de abril, 2017 

Hudson River Housing busca artistas para diseñar portabicicletas por la calle Main y el barrio de Middle Main ( Los objetivos de nuestro proyecto son 1) crear portabicicletas 2) mejorar la imagen del barrio de Middle Main 3) celebrar el talento de artistas locales. Seleccionáramos dos propuestas y los dos artistas recibirán un premio de $500. Nosotros preferiremos los artistas quien vive o trabaja en el barrio de Middle Main y también a los diseños que celebrar el espíritu de nuestro barrio. Artistas pueden entregar múltiples propuestas. Artistas quien quiere ser considerado deberían entregar los materiales de la aplicación antes del 2 de abril.

Descripción del proyecto 

Instaláramos dos portabicicletas artísticas en lugares estratégicos por la calle Main dentro del barrio Middle Main. (Ve el mapa para los lugares específicos). Premiaremos los diseños antes del 14 de abril. Después de los premios, los artistas trabajaran con 4th State Metals, los fabricadores, para finalizar los diseños. Esperamos instilar los portabicicletas durante junio de 2017. La ciudad de Poughkeepsie instalará las portabicicletas.

Criterios de los conceptos y los diseños 

Las portabicicletas necesitan siguen estos requisitos:

 Ve al final del documento para ejemplos de diseños con dimensiones

 Las portabicicletas fabricarán de ¾” acero galvanizado para resistir la clima y vandalismo

 El largo de las portabicicletas debe ser no más que 70”

 El alto de las portabicicletas debe ser no más que 36”

 A excepción de las escuadres de la portabicicleta, la sección más bajo debe ser más alto de 27”

 El borde sobresaliente o delantero del bastidor debe estar a un máximo de 27” por encima de la superficie de la acera y puede sobresalir un máximo de 12″ para ser percibido por los peatones y evitar los peligros de tropezar.

 El espacio entre los partes de la portabicicleta deben ser más que 9” o menos que 3.5” para evitar que los niños entrapan sus cabezas

 Debe acomodar a menos de dos bicicletas

 Debe tener un base que puede ser montado

 El diseño no debe incluir bordes afilados

 El diseño debe reflectar o complementar la carácter única del barrio Middle Main

 Para más consideraciones del diseño, por favor visite

Materiales de la Aplicación 

 Interpretación de su diesño de la portabicicleta que incluye dimensiones

 Nombre completa, dirección, información para contacto, y una declaración breva que explica la conexión entre su portabicicleta y el barrio de Middle Main

 Una declaración de su experiencia artística como un resume o declaración biográfica

 No más que tres ejemplos de sus otras obras de arte, si son aplicables

 Una declaración breva (100 palabros o menos) de su concepto y como lo personifica el espíritu del barrio Middle Main

Fecha Tope 

Entregue los materiales de la aplicación desde correo o correo electrónico antes de 11:59 PM domingo, el 2 de abril, 2017 a –o-

Hudson River Housing

ATTN: Anna Hermann

313 Mill Street

Poughkeepsie, NY



Llame a Anna a 845-454-5176 x 119 o mande un correo electrónico a



Flower City Arts Center, formerly Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, is seeking original ceramic work, photography, prints, and books from emerging artists currently enrolled in a college program and/or alumni within two years of graduation. Mixed media work must be predominantly ceramic, photographic, print, or book-art related.


Open to all students currently enrolled in a college program or within two years post-graduation.


$35.00 for three images/entries, each additional image/entry is $5.00 (send detail images only when necessary). Attach information for additional entries to this submission form.


Over $900 in prize money. Best of Show awards will be given in each area and announced at the opening reception on Friday, June 16.


  • Book Arts: Amelia Hugill-Fontanel is the Associate Curator at Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic ArtsCollection at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
  • Ceramics: Ben Carter is a studio potter in Santa Cruz, CA and hosts the Red Clay Rambler blog.He was named the 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly.
  • Photography: Adrian Octavius Walker is a content creator specializing in portrait and lifestylephotography as well as assistant editing at VSCO in Oakland, CA. www.adrianowalker.comIMPORTANT DATES
  • Entry Deadline (postmark & email): April 7
  • Email Notification: Week of May 1
  • Delivery of Accepted Work: May 22-27 Exhibition Dates: June 16–July 25
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 16 from 6pm–9pm


• Work must be “display-ready” upon arrival.
• All work must be available for sale.
• Installations are not accepted.
• Work will not be accepted if delivered by freight. (UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS only).
• Photography entries: work must not be larger than 24” in any dimension. Submissions must be

framed and ready to hang.


Submissions are accepted online via Submittable. Follow the link on our website to submit your files and pay the submission fee:


  • Participants are responsible for all shipping and insurance expenses to and from the gallery. Work must be sent in a substantial, reusable packing crate or box. Hand delivered work will also be accepted.
  • Any artwork without pre-paid return that is not picked up after 14 days of the close of the show becomes the property of Flower City Arts Center.

Flower City Arts Center | 713 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 | | 585-244-1730

CALL FOR ENTRY-” Time Will Tell “

The Coburn Gallery announces a national juried exhibition entitled “Time will Tell “- A Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience which will feature artists at least 50 years of age residing in the United States. This exhibition will culminate in a collection of works that embody the creativity and innovation of artists ages 50 years and older at all levels of artistic endeavor. The exhibit runs from June 30-August 13 2017. Juror: Shari Wilkins. Wilkins grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received her BA from Kent State University. She has worked in NYC and San Francisco as promotions/marketing directors at two small, independent record companies. She returned to Cleveland in the 90s and completed her second BA in community organizing at Cleveland State University’s Social Work Department, and wrote her master’s thesis on the American Renaissance. With a life-long appreciation for photography, it is no surprise that Wilkins would create a forum to share her affinity for the photographic image and educate others on the process of developing film in the community darkroom, education center, and gallery at the Cleveland Print Room which opened in January 2013. Her photography and mixed media work has been exhibited in the Greater Cleveland area, Columbus and elsewhere in Ohio. Works in any media accepted. All work must be original art conceived and executed solely by the artist within the last two years. . $800.00 in AWARDS. A maximum of two digital entries for $20.00 are allowed per artist. Entries must be original works in any media (2-D or 3-D), completed within the last two years.
All entries must be postmarked by April 12, 2017.
See to download the prospectus

We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord

ENTRY DEADLINE: April 17, 2017

We the People: Political Art in an Age of  Discord is a national juried art exhibition that invites artistic expressions of the political. Established and emerging artists are encouraged to submit artworks that engage with a variety of political themes and viewpoints, from the local to the global.  Juror: To Be Announced.

Accepted Work Delivered to Barrett Art Center:  June 19 – 21, 2017

No exceptions will be made for late deliveries.

Exhibition Dates: July 8 – August 12, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, fiber, mixed-media works are eligible. We seek 2-D and 3-D artworks as well as small installations that can be accommodated in our atypical venue: the intimate galleries of our landmark 1840’s Greek Revival townhouse. Historically used as domestic spaces, our galleries provide a dramatic, visually-compelling presentation of contemporary and cutting-edge work.




Pride & Prejudice *1
Dramatized by Jane Kendall
from the novel by Jane Austin

directed by David Rubenstein

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Audition dates: April 17, 18 & 19 at 7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Production dates:  July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15  & 16
at the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Synopsis:  Set in England during the approximate time of early 1800, five daughters of the Bennet family must be married off! Was ever a mother as put upon as Mrs. Bennet? Jane falls deeply in love with the wealthy Mr. Bingley, and it looks as if a romance is possible between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy is a very proud young man and he is shocked by mama’s vulgar matchmaking! He not only leaves for London, but also manages to take Mr. Bingley with him. Jane is heartbroken. Finally, Mr. Darcy returns to propose to Elizabeth. She promptly refuses and berates him for taking Mr. Bingley away and hurting Jane. The attraction between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy eventually triumphs over the pride of one and the prejudice of the other.

Characters needed:  5 men.  11 women.  More details will be available in the future.

For more information contact the director:   David Rubenstein

*1 Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

The Gallery Lev Shalem Call for Artist

The Gallery Lev Shalem at the Woodstock  Jewish Congregation is calling for entries for Inner Journeys, a  show of two dimensional art work,  April 30-June 18, 2017

The juror for this show is Robert P. Langdon, curator/owner of Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY.  Each artist may submit from one to two ready-to-hang pieces in any medium, sized up to 40″ on the longest side.
We invite you to interpret the show’s theme Inner Journeys, as emotional or spiritual, either figurative or abstract.
You will be notified by email if your work has been accepted.  There is a $5 submission fee/piece entered.
INTAKE: Monday, April, 24, 11am-3pm at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498
Artwork not accepted must be picked up on Tuesday, April 25,  11am-2pm

Call for Entry: 2017 Fall for Art Juried Show & Fundraiser

Applications Now On-line at

 – Submission Deadline: April 30

Kingston, NY, February 28, 2017:  The Call for Entries for Hudson Valley artists is on-line at www.fallforart.orgfor the 21st annual Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s Fall for Art popular art show and cocktail reception fundraiser.  The deadline for submission is April 30 and the accepted artists will be notified on or about May 30.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017 at The Chateau in Kingston from 5:00-9:00pm.

This annual fundraising event, which in 2016 attracted more than 400 attendees and raised more than $24,000, supports many local not-for profits, including: the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, Jewish Family Services, and area synagogues, among others.  Thirty of the area’s leading professional artists will be featured at the 2017 juried Fall for Art event.  On September 7th, representatives from The Kingston Library, this year’s special recipient, will be invited to select $1,000 worth of art from the show to be permanently exhibited at the Franklin Street facility.

Fall for Art is made possible thanks to the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors, patrons, ticket buyers and contributors. Sponsorships at various levels are still available and tickets will be on sale during the summer. Additional information about Fall for Art is available at:  or from the Jewish Federation of Ulster County office at 845-338-8131.

Beyond the Barrel 2017


Deadline for Entry: 5pm Monday, May 1st

NACC Gallery Director Rachel M. Olszewski invites artists of all ages and background 

s to participate in the NACC’s 13th Annual Beyond the Barrel Exhibit: NF125, which celebrates the collective work of Niagara’s astounding artists and craftsmen, proving that Niagara has so much more to offer than what initially comes to mind. Our NF125 exhibit is envisioned as an exposition of artworks that celebrate the City of Niagara Falls 125th Anniversary by recognizing it’s beauty, history, renaissance, and civic pride.
This exhibit will feature Judges Michael Beam of the Castellani Art Museum, James Neiss, celebrated photographer for the Niagara Gazette, & Ally Spongr, Special Projects Director for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
 Artworks of all mediums and styles – two-dimensional and three-dimensional – are eligible for entry to this juried show.
Prizes will be awarded for the following:
o          Award for Excellence in Sculpture $100.00,
o          Award for Excellence in Painting $100.00,
o          Award for Excellence in Mixed Media $100.00,
o          The Barbara Maloney Tribute Award for Excellence in Photography, $100.00.
Suggested Themes: Niagara Falls, History, #LiveNF, State Park, Niagara Renaissance, Culture, Wonder of the World, Daredevils, Escarpment, Local Plants & Wildlife, Suspension Bridge, Niagara Heroes, Olmsted, Art Park, Gorge, Tourism, Honeymoon Capital, Waterways, City in the Parks, Hyde Park, Architecture, Natural Wonder.
 Beyond the Barrel: NF125 Exhibition opens on Friday, May 5th, 2017 with an Artists’ Reception from 5 – 7 p.m.   Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m.  The Exhibition will close on Aug 6th, 2017.
If you have any questions about this exhibit, or need help submitting your artwork, please contact us at or call 282-7530 ext 7!

Call to Artists:  Poughkeepsie Open Studios 

Artists who live, work, or teach in the Poughkeepsie, NY area are invited to open their studios to the public for the 3rd annual Poughkeepsie Open Studios event, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2017, from 1:00-5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to show and sell your work, to interact with the public, and to establish new relationships.                                           
Registration deadline is May 12! There is no fee to participate.
Visit for registration details.


A limited amount of pop-up space is available for artists whose studios / workspaces are not accessible to the public.

Submit Your Film to Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival!

Calling all youth filmmakers!
Spark Media is now accepting submissions to our 2017 Reel ExpressionsInternational Youth Film Festival! Candidates must be between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of production, and films must be original shorts, 10 minutes or less.
Submit your film today at

 Coach House Players: Variety Show

written and directed by Barbara Jones
Audition dates:  July 10 & 11 at 7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Production dates:   August 25, 26, 27

Call to Artists: The 10th Annual Art Studio Views Tour

Looking for painters, sculptors, glass artists, ceramicists, photographers, and printmakers to participate in its Labor Day weekend event, Sept 2-3, 2017.  If you have a studio in Hyde Park, Staatsburg, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Tivoli or Germantown and are interested in either participating or learning more about the tour, please contact Joanna at:

Little Shop of Horrors *2

by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
Directed by Barbara E. Melzer
Audition dates: September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM to 9:00  PM
Call back date: September 8 at 7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Production dates:   November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19

Synopsis:  The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Characters needed:  6 men.  5 women.
(Cast List for Little Shop of Horrors)

  • Seymour – twenties, insecure, and put upon.  Tenor
  • Audrey – twenties, blond, sexy, sweet. Soprano
  • Mr.  Mushnik – older, boss, failure as a florist. Tenor
  • Orin- handsome dentist, egotist. Also plays Wino Two. Tenor
  • The plant Audrey Two- a puppeteer is needed and plays Wino 1in the first scene.
  • Voice of the plant – Think Rhythm and blues voice.  Barry White
  • Chiffon, Ronnette and Crystal – three singers who must be able to dance who function as the Greek Chorus.  Sopranos.
  • Also 1 female and 1 male for various small parts.

*2 Produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)

Calling All Stars: Artists and Crafters

The Rhinebeck Jewish Center is looking for Arts and Craftspeople to showcase their work at the Spring Arts Show & Sale*.  Sunday, April 30th from 12-5pm.

Acceptable media include painting, photography, woodworking, small sculpture, fiber arts and handmade items.

Please e-mail contact Info, website &/or images of your work, info about medium & price range to:

Lisa Pinto: or Sue Greenberg:

*The Rhinebeck Jewish Center Community Event Series was created to build a bond and strong sense of community in Northern Dutchess County; bringing together diverse people to gather and enjoy a variety of experiences.

2017 Summer Invitational Exhibition Opportunities

Blue Mountain Gallery is offering two show dates for guest exhibitions in 2017. Individual artists or groups may apply. The available dates are July 11 – 29 and August 1 – 19.
To apply as an individual, please send a note of intent, a CV and 20 images of recent work on a CD to Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001. For groups, we request a description of intent, information on each artist and an image for each. Blue Mountain Gallery is a nonprofit gallery and does not take a commission on sales.Find out more about 2017 Summer Invitational Exhibit, price and the application process please visiting our website at 646 486 4730 or email:

Artist Residencies/Internships

We encourage artists looking for residency opportunities to see the Alliance of Artists Communities webpage – a terrific resource for all artistic genres.

Creative Capital Blog –Upcoming Residency and Fellowship Opportunities

We’re Hiring! Thomas Cole: National Historic Site

Development Associate
Join the fundraising efforts to continue to grow and develop our community of supporters.
Musuem Educators
Lead tours and school programs, provide gallery coverage, and participate in other visitor activities at the historic site
Visitor Center Manager 
Manage the Visitor Center operations and create a welcoming and responsive environment for visitors
Visitor Center Associate
Support Visitor Center operations and create a welcoming and responsive environment for visitors and participate in other visitor activities at the site.

Now Hiring: Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project

Comptroller / Bookkeeper
Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project
Poughkeepsie, New York
Organization is seeking a comptroller to work closely with the Executive Director, Development Director and Director of Operations. Reporting to the ED, and working directly with several key Board committees including Finance and Audit, the comptroller will plan, direct, and carry out the day-to-day financial operations of the combined organization and oversee limited HR duties. Minimum 5 years of professional experience in not-for-profit sector. Apply by March 30Click here for full job description and how to apply.  

Director of Development

Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project

Poughkeepsie, New York

Organization is seeking a Director of Development to work closely with Executive Director, senior staff and Board of Directors in meeting annual fundraising goals, and to represent organization in advancing these goals in the community and with funders. This is a full-time position offering medical and dental benefits, and others. Apply by March 30Click here for full job description and how to apply.

Would you like to work at The Ashokan Center?

We need a Caretaker, First Cook, Dishwasher/Prep Cook and Program Instructors
Click for information:


Superb live/work studio space 

for artists & writers 

This spring or summer you can finish a manuscript, prepare for a show, collect your thoughts, and plan your next body of work
Located on Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest lake, nestled in a ring of mountains with colorful fishing villages strung like pearls along the north shore where a slower pace of life awaits you. Beat the heat and humidity and paint or write to your heart’s content.
Reserve a private studio apartment where you can focus on your creative work and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and perfect year-round climate.
Equipment Available: Cress sample kiln, professional easel, 33″ floor loom (summer residencies)
More information about rates & availability:

Thomas Cole National Historic Site: We’re Hiring, Come Join Our Team!

Working at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site is to be part of a team of excited and committed professionals, each with his or her own role to play in realizing our collective goals of regenerating Cole’s revolutionary creativity so that it touches people’s lives today. Please review the opportunities to join our team and we look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Development Associate
Join the fundraising efforts to continue to grow and develop our community of supporters. The organization has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and faces extraordinary opportunities for continued growth in the coming years.

Cole Fellows
The final deadline for applications is this coming Wednesday, February 15. Fellows have a chance to conduct primary research on a topic chosen with the site, and directed by their own interest, and may select to work on site-wide projects ranging from art historical exhibitions, contemporary installations, collection management, education, publication, development, and interpretation.

Museum Educators
April 30-October 31
Lead tours and school programs, provide gallery coverage, and participate in other visitor activities at the historic site

Visitor Center Manager 
April 17-November 5
Manage the Visitor Center operations and create a welcoming and responsive environment for visitors

Visitor Center Associate
April 17-November 5
Support Visitor Center operations and create a welcoming and responsive environment for visitors. Provide gallery coverage, lead tours and school programs as needed and participate in other visitor activities at the historic site.

the LandLab Residency 2017

The LandLab residency invites professional artists to create projects which operate on the platforms of artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. Improving the health of our environment is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today. In an effort to create innovative solutions, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) will work with a panel to select 3 artists or artist teams to work with members of the environmental community (ecologists, educators, restoration professionals) to create innovative, engaging works focusing on solutions to ecological challenges faces in the Philadelphia region.

The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature by using our forests and fields as a living laboratory. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists provides career development services for professional visual artists, helps artists reach their audiences, and promotes interest in and understanding of the visual arts among citizens of the Philadelphia region. Together and through this first residency of its kind in Philadelphia, we invite artists to engage audiences in the processes of scientific investigation, artistic creation, and ecological stewardship as they create an innovative, art-based installation that prevents or remediates environmental damage.

LandLab seeks artists engaged in environmental exploration and discovery, who work well collaboratively across disciplines, have a working understanding and awareness of the ecology of Eastern Pennsylvania region, and are committed to deepening public awareness of environmental issues.

Three paid residencies, taking place from Summer 2017 – Summer 2018, will grant selected artists resources and space on the Schuylkill Center’s 340-acre property to create public artworks that prevent or remediate environmental damage.

Deadline to Apply: March 15

Click here for more information.

 Apply Today for 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency in Mexico


360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist & writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a free 1-month residency.
Applications for Winter 2017 Residency are due July 30, 2017

through CAFÉ

Residency Dates: December 14, 2017 – January 13, 2018
We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months) beginning this May. For descriptions of live/work
For more information: 
Join our group Facebook page: 360 Xochi Quetzal
Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal

Call for Photographers:

Art Society of Kingston’s 2018 Kingston Community Calendar
ASK invites interested photographers to take photos for submission to the 2018 calendar project. The 2018 theme: “Kingston: Inside and Out 2.0”, (same theme as 2017) will feature some of Kingston’s fine historic homes, both interior shots and architecturally significant exteriors, as well as a few beautiful gardens in their summer glory. Photos must date from the past two years, and photo subjects must be located within the city limits of Kingston in Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer.
Selected photographs will be featured in ASK’s 2018 Kingston Community Calendar. A $50
honorarium will be awarded for each monthly photo used and $150.00 for the cover photo (no
money awarded for photos used as small insets, see example below).
The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2017
Contact: Chris Acosta

3D Fabrication Studio & Textile Technology Studio Residency Program 2017

For 3 days onsite the resident learns and gain hands-on experience with laser cutting, cnc routing, resin and FDM 3D printing, digital embroidery, automated long arm sewing and 3D scanning. Applications for the 3 Day onsite residency program must include a detailed project proposal that outlines what the resident plans to work on while onsite. Residents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations, travel expenses, meals and alternative materials if projects require materials outside of those provided.
DFR works with residents in an online meetings prior to their onsite visit to figure out project needs and make sure residents can arrive and hit the ground running with their ideas. The project-based goals make the time onsite productive and rewarding. The resident can utilize the 3D Fabrication Studio and Textile studio working directly with DFR staff to produce a variety a samples based on project-based goals. There are basic materials supplied and residents can send materials to be ready for their onsite visit. Residents can work extensively learning beside the DFR team during facility hours. After 3 days onsite the resident can add additional time at DFR studios for further idea development. Please see application page for details on residency participation fees.  Applicants must recommend their preferred dates on their application. There are no application fees to apply to our programs.  Visit to apply.
This competitive program offers artists and designers the opportunity to spend more extensive time at DFR 3D Fabrication Studio and Textile Studio working to develop ideas and learn workflows specific to proposed project ideas and goals. Project proposals must specifically outline project goals and learning objectives. This program includes 6 scheduled days onsite for residents with rudimentary to advanced level experience with digital fabrication technology. This program is ideal for planning artworks for exhibitions and to better understand implementation of this technology for larger scale projects (i.e. museum, gallery, art fair and other professional art venues). Travel, lodging, food and project expenses for materials outside of those provided are the responsibility of the resident. Please see application page for Hybrid Program residency participation fees and more details. There are no application fees to apply to this program. Visit to apply.


Workshops at Arts Mid-Hudson

Visit the webpage to see the full schedule of course offerings 

Barrett Art Center: Saturday with the Figure

 Saturday, March 18
10 a.m. – 5 p .m

A full day with a male and female figure, any media welcome. Space must be reserved in advance.

Barrett Art Center: Figure Drawing Lab with William Noonan

Thursdays: March 9 & 233:00 – 5:30 p.m.
First class FREE through the end of March

Looking for a fun summer workshop for youth who love theatre, singing and/or dancing? Our inspirational programs will fill their summer with the Musical Theatre, Drama, or Rising Young Professional experience they are looking for.  Choose from our 7 Summer Workshops presented on this page and join us for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks; or for the whole summer.

 In our workshops filled with fun, wonderful new friends and personal growth, all campers will enjoy their time with our top-notched staff from the theatre world and theatrical mainstays in education such as Carnegie Mellon University, Manhattan School of Music, Hartt, LIU C.W. Post and more. With comfortable air-conditioned studios and daily outdoor time for lunch & relaxation, each workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Take a look at our Summer Workshops, and when you’ve found the program that looks right for your family member, print up the application and send it in, or contact us so that we can answer any questions you might have.  A NYCA Summer is the ultimate time to share the fun of acting, singing & dancing with friends that you’ll keep as you travel along your personal path in the theatre world and/or through life.

Additional information available at:

Barrett Art Center: Oil Painting with William Noonan

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to Noon 

For painters who are looking to improve their basic understanding of the medium.
Beginners to advanced

Summer Camp for the New York Conservatory for the Arts (NYCA) in Hurley, NY.

We are offering 4 different time slots that will allow students/parents the opportunity to go to camp 1-4 weeks!  Visit for information on the enrichment in the area of the arts and performance.

There are many opportunities during these camps for the campers to work directly with professional actors and perform on stage!  Our older students have the opportunity to apprentice in the field of theater, at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Next week, students that auditioned for Troupe,will begin their travels to Disney, in order to perform. Besides this
wonderful trip, the year of study has three culminating performances that our local families may enjoy too!

“Cinderella! Cinderella!”
 will be performed at the Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, March 11th
An adaptations of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Nobody Believes in Witches” will be performed by our young actors           at NYCAApril 8th & 9th

“Seussical the Musical” will include the entire student body of NYCA, plus some additional actors brought in for the adult roles, June 2-4at The Woodstock Playhouse!

Classes/Workshops at Woodstock School of Art

Click HERE for class schedule and registration

Art Centro Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

Click HERE for class schedule and registration

Artist Live/Work Space

Workspace in Fishkill

Studio space available for Art Instructors to teach classes. Looking for all types of instructors. Fine art, drawing, photography etc. Location: 1012 Main Street, Fishkill

 For more information Please call or email John Yoo



$1750 / 3br – 2200ft2

Available March 1st….Huge Work/live loft available , on 2rd floor in renovated circa 1870 historic building in the heart of the scenic Hudson Valley 65 miles north of NYC in downtown Poughkeepsie, NY. Building comprises of 8 lofts & 2 commercial spaces on Ground floor; Artists Palate Bistro & Canvas Venue. Friendly neighbors, Professionals, Creatives, etc. Near Colleges, Hospitals, IBM, Culinary Institute, Restaurants, Library, Post Office, Stores, etc Bicycle Friendly…
Beautiful entrance Lobby & stairway….
Good light, Lots of windows & Large skylight , quiet back of building : ) 14′ x 18′ private terrace
Beautifully restored original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, granite countertops
Great lighting, (track lights, pendants, dimmers throughout)
Open Kitchen w/new appliances including: fridge and stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, ceiling fans, exhaust hood.
Coin operated laundry facilities one floor up
Served by small freight elevator, approx 4’x6’x6′ box. Good for 500 lbs, but not for passengers.
Security video-intercom system

Renovated by owner architect with much attention to detail. A beautiful unique loft in a great building.

To Inquire or visit Loft TEXT Steve at 845-380-4733 or reply by email thru the craigslist posting at

Beautiful live/work historic townhouse

Beautiful Live / Work Historic Townhouse

Available Now

• Fully-renovated 2,400SF four-story brick townhouse

• Union St Historic District

• Enormous parlor

• Two-and-a-half bedrooms

• Flexible living space for up to 4 people

• Light-filled attic work / storage space; ideal art studio

• Huge English-basement kitchen with granite countertops,

lots of cabinets, and heated Italian stone floor

• Two beautiful bathrooms / one with clawfoot tub

• Sliding glass doors from kitchen to patio

• Wooden privacy fence

• Parking

• Laundry

• High-efficiency heat and hot water; whole-house fans in attic

• Walk to Metro North / Amtrak and all downtown amenities—restaurants, post office, business and government offices

$2,000 / month; tenant pays utilities

mobile: 1.646.508.5687 land:1.718.596.4505

mobile: 1.646.508.5687 land:1.718.596.4505


ArtCondo ( is a real estate initiative that helps artists and creative businesses purchase professional timeshares, raw commercial workspaces and/or live/work lofts in NYC. Artists, gallery owners, foundations, residencies, creative businesses and non-profits are all eligible to participate. National and international artists can own one month professional timeshares to create, exhibit and sell their art “wares” in the NYC marketplace. ArtCondo gathers creative people together to form buying groups to leverage their collective buying power to purchase space collectively. Spaces will be raw industrial spaces with concrete construction and a freight elevator, and can be used as visual art studios, music and rehearsal studios, exhibition spaces, art storage, collaborations, classes or workshops and other forms of creative businesses.  Spaces vary in size. Groups and collectives are encouraged to apply together. Sign up at to learn more and receive updates.


 Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Click here for Fall Grant Deadlines

Naomi Winston Scholarship

In honor of Naomi Winston, an annual scholarship has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. The funds are not for college tuition, housing or travel. The maximum amount awarded to an applicant is $5,000. In most years as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts.

Deadline February 1, 2017

The scholarship is limited to 2-Dimensional work.  For more information and application materials please see:  A printable flyer is available on the website.

Individual Support Grants- The Adolf & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation.

Click here for full details

Deadline: December 15


Insurance Info:

At the Roxbury Arts Center

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Artists of all disciplines are welcome.

Free Event- preregistration recommended

 The Actors Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) knows about healthy artists. They’ve been connecting people who work in the arts around the country to health insurance and affordable health care since 1998. With the advent of Health Care Reform, we’ll all need to be insured. AHIRC exists to help people in the arts across the country to navigate the process of getting health insurance.

Join us at the Roxbury Arts Center to speak with James Brown, National Director of Health Services, of the Actors Fund.  This one-on-one consultation will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what your options are and how to get the most affordable coverage. Find out if you’re eligible for free insurance or subsidies. This is an excellent opportunity for unbiased counseling.

We ask that you call or email to let us know that you will be attending so we can be prepared with snacks and proper information for everyone!

Contact Annie Schwed, Grants and Community Coordinator, for more information or to preregister at: or 607.326.7908.

A service of the Foundation Center for grantseekers to explore in-depth content; engage with a community of peers and experts; energize your fundraising efforts.

links to other arts organizations

new york foundation on the arts

new york state council on the arts

national endowment for the arts