Call To Artists


Stay Home, Make Art: Hudson Valley, NY, Edition — Sharing local art during the COVID 19 pandemic.


How are you being creative during quarantine? Maybe you don’t feel like making anything. Maybe it’s all you can do. Perhaps your art has taken a different direction or because of limitations of space or child-care, you’re using new mediums or scales. Big or small, completed or work-in-progress, we want to see what you have been making while staying at home during the COVID 19 pandemic.


Although museums and galleries are closed during this time of social-distancing, art remains vital to makers and to audiences online. The Dorsky Museum invites Hudson Valley artists and makers to submit images of their recent artwork to Stay Home, Make Art: Hudson Valley, NY, Edition, a virtual exhibition that looks at how quarantine and the wider COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives and creative practice.  


Artwork will be featured on The Dorsky Museum’s Instagram and Facebook pages, and we’re hoping to host the exhibit on the museum website too. The goal of Stay Home, Make Art is to help artists remain visible during the pandemic and share their new work with the wider community. It also aims to promote staying at home as an imperative action right now and we encourage other institutions to organize their own Stay Home, Make Art virtual exhibitions.   

The Dorsky Museum will showcase new artworks every week and cannot guarantee that all artwork submitted will be displayed.
The deadline for submitting art is Friday, April 24th.


To submit your work please e-mail the following to Anna Conlan at

  • 1 - 4 images of your work/s (phone photos are fine as long as they are high-res, bright, and clear). Videos or text pieces also welcomed.
  • Title, medium, dimensions of the work/s shared
  • A short statement of one or two sentences about the work or your current experience with quarantine and COVID 19
  • Your website address if you have one
  • Your social media handles if you have them

Depending on the number of submissions, we plan to showcase several artworks a week and can’t guarantee all art submitted will be able to be displayed.

The deadline will be rolling until further notice and we may send out occasional reminders over the next weeks.

Please feel free to share this call with friends and colleagues. Or if you have any questions please get in touch. 

We look forward to seeing what you've been working on!


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