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Dorsky Museum announces call for artists for Hudson Valley Artists 2013


NEW PALTZ - 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. Dr. Belasco is a curator and art historian specializing in contemporary art and design. He publishes widely and has served as the Henry J. Leir Associate Curator of The Jewish Museum and co-curator of “The Dissolve,” SITE Santa Fe’s Eighth International Biennial.

The deadline for artist submissions to Screen Play: Hudson Valley Artists 2013 is Monday, March 25, 2013.

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 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. Artists whose work has been purchased in the past include Charles Geiger, Curt Belshe and Lise Prown, Francois Deschamps, Gilbert Plantinga and Thomas Sarrantonio.


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. Artworks created in traditional and nontraditional media as well as audio, video, film, performance, and other media, are welcome.

For the first time, this year’s artists’ submissions must be made online. The online submission form is available through the following website:


The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, is fast gaining wide recognition as the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, the Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system. The Dorsky was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001. Since then it has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, and Carolee Schneemann.

For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit, or call (845) 257-3844.

If you are a person with a disability who will require special accommodations please contact Amy Pickering at 845.257.3844
no later than one week before the event.