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Pushing Paper – Call For Artists

Pushing Paper – Call For Artists

Barrett Art Center and the Dutchess County Art Association announces a call for artists for Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of the Medium. This call seeks work that explores and manipulates the materiality of paper and works on paper,. Submissions may include watercolor, oil, photography, prints, digital work, and drawings. Artists are invited to provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices. In addition to 2-D works in all media, sculpture and installation submissions are encouraged.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 May 2018

Paul Wong, Pushing Paper Juror: Master Papermaker, Dieu Donné (”Papermill”, Brooklyn Navy Yard)

The galleries in Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse create a visually-compelling setting for both traditional and contemporary works. National exhibitions are visited by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas including New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New England states.

Exhibition marketing strategies through Barrett Art Center’s:

  • Online newsletters, over 2,600 subscribers, with action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website and connect readers to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition, all of which are archived on the site for viewing after the show
  • Press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage
  • Website which attracts over 2,200 unique visitors on average each month
  • Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts

About Barrett Art Center

Barrett Art Center was founded by WPA-era artist Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. The center brings hundreds of artists from across the nation to the Hudson Valley in juried exhibitions and solo shows each year. Their reputation for high-quality exhibitions and programs attracts annually thousands of art enthusiasts to an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse-turned gallery. Arts professionals from Barrett Art Center are part of the curatorial team which jurors shows.

For more information, contact director@barrettartcenter.org.

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New Directions 2017 – Call For Artists

New Directions 2017 – Call For Artists

The Dutchess County Art Association announces a call for artists for New Directions 2017, a premier national exhibition of contemporary art. The exhibition showcases the current work of artists from across the United States.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Jul 2017

Now in its 33rd year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue – the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.

Juror Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She co-curated the major exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” with Helen Molesworth. She has organized exhibitions of the work of artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Ethan Murrow at the ICA/Boston. Erickson is currently at work on the first U.S. survey of Mark Dion’s work to open in 2017. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has published and presented her writing widely. She serves as a visiting critic at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

New Directions 2017 Awards

  • $1,000 Juror’s Prize
  • $250 Second Prize
  • $175 Third Prize

A gallery of all selected works with links to artists’ websites will be posted on the Barrett Art Center website after the opening. Each selected artist who attends the opening reception will be given a brief opportunity to talk about his or her work. In addition to our website, the New Directions 2017 exhibition is publicized via the Barrett Art Center eNewsletter, in regional press releases, and social media.

The exhibition is visited by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. This includes New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. and the New England states. Commission on art sales is 20% for members, 30% non-members.

About the Dutchess County Art Association

Exhibitions have been at the core of the Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts. It fosters important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and to introduce contemporary work to the community.

For more information, contact info@barrettartcenter.org.

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