Interior - Call For Artists From Smithtown Township Arts Council

Interior – Call For Artists

Interior – Call For Artists

Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for Interior, a juried exhibition June 30 – July 28, 2018. Juried by Edmond Rochat, Interior will showcase drawings and oil paintings which express the various meanings found in the spaces we inhabit, the objects we encounter, and the people with whom we interact.

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Deadline: 11 May 2018

Entry Fee $45/3 images.

The exhibition will accept oil paintings and drawings in graphite or charcoal. The exhibition seeks work that does not separate representational skill from emotional content, but sees both as necessary ingredients for a meaningful work of art.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Awards are $700 Best in Show, $400 Second Place, and $200 Third Place.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater centres applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island. The hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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