CALL TO ARTISTS
Screen Play: Hudson Valley Artists 2013
Curated by Daniel Belasco
June 22 — November 10, 2013
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries
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 mid Hudson Valley. Screen Play, the seventh annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, will be organized by Daniel Belasco, The Dorsky Museum's newly appointed Curator of Exhibitions and Programs.
Screens, whether in pockets, cars or public spaces, have become a nearly ubiquitous interface. For Screen Play, artists are encouraged to submit work that responds to or uses screens as a material, process, or metaphor. Screens as varied as carpets and textiles, painted canvases, projected images, and digital monitors serve as poetic and practical means to translate experience from one realm to another. Philosopher Vilem Flusser wrote that the screen "assembles experience, processes it, and disseminates it." Screens are surfaces upon which we project memories, stories, and desires, or are physical materials that selectively record them. Submitted work may be in any medium responding to the screen as a material, or as a metaphor for the human desire to register and store images and experience.
The exhibition will run from June 22 – November 10, 2013 in The Dorsky Museum's Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery. This is the fifth 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 submission deadline is Monday, March 25, 2013.
All submissions must be made online through the following website:
The Hudson Valley Artists annual 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.
The submission deadline is March 25, 2013, midnight.
Artists are invited to submit a maximum of six images or files of work created in 2010 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.
There is no application fee. Mailed or hand-delivered applications will not be considered.
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. Installation of proposed new works will be discussed upon acceptance. 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.