CALL TO ARTISTS
Call for Hudson Valley Artists 2014
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art invites artists working in all media to submit proposals for its annual exhibition of work by artists from the Hudson Valley. Worlds of Wonder, the 2014 edition of the Hudson Valley Artists series, will be selected by Ian Berry, Dayton director of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.
For Worlds of Wonder, artists are encouraged to submit work that creates connections across time, media, and subject. To what extent do science and nature, architecture, design, and history weave in and out of contemporary art making? How do artists bring together disparate elements into a singular work, or a cluster of related images or objects? Focusing on the laboratory-like environment of the artist studio and the exploration and curiosity that is at the heart of many artistic practices, this exhibition will create its own space for discovery in unexpected places while highlighting new art from the region, paying homage to the cabinets of wonder that were precursors to museum collections.
The exhibition will run from June 21–November 9, 2014 in the Dorsky Museum's Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery. This is the sixth year that the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award of $3,000 will be used to acquire one or more artworks from the exhibition for the museum's permanent collection. This Purchase Award is made possible through the Alice and Horace Chandler Art Acquisition Fund.
THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS CLOSED.
The Hudson Valley Artists exhibition is open to all emerging and mid-career artists with a permanent mailing address and active art practice in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties who have not had a major one-person museum exhibition and who do not have an exclusive contract with a commercial gallery. Students are not eligible. There is no application fee.
Artists are invited to submit a maximum of six images or files of work created in 2012 or later. Artworks created in traditional media as well as audio, video, film, and performance are welcome. Brief proposals for new works (including installation or performance) to be created for this exhibition may also be submitted.
Artists participating in the exhibition will be responsible for the delivery of selected works to the museum; works must be ready to install upon delivery. Media artists must be able to supply players, monitors/projectors, speakers/headphones, and cables as needed. Artists will also be responsible for the pick-up of work at the end of the exhibition.
NOTE: In response to the many artists who have asked to be notified of Artist Calls for the museum’s annual Hudson Valley Artist exhibition, the museum will add to its e-blast list emails from artists who submit their work to or exhibit at the museum as well as those who have added their names to the museum’s e-mail list. Those who do not wish to receive these e-mails are welcome to unsubscribe.