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91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

American Artists Professional League announces a call for artists for the 91st Grand National Exhibition. Open to artists 18 and over. Only works in representational or traditional realism will be accepted. Works in oil, acrylic, watermedia, mixed media, pastel, graphics, and sculpture will be accepted. No photo-lithographics, photographs, or computer generated art will be accepted. All work must be original, from a living artist, and not previously exhibited with the American Artists Professional league.

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Deadline: 5 Oct 2019

The show is held in the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious arts club in New York City. The Salmagundi Club has exhibits every week and attracts many art collectors.

91st Grand National Exhibition Artist Benefits

There will be over $18,000 in awards and medals. Awards will be given in all categories, with over 50 awards. There are five top awards, including Best Painting in Show, Traditional Landscape in Oil, Excellence in Pastel, Traditional Sculpture, and Traditional Artistic Merit.

There are 20 awards in the Oil and Acrylic category, 9 awards in the Pastel Category, 7 Watermedia Awards, 8 Sculpture Awards and 6 Graphics and Mixed Media Awards.

The commission on sales is 25%.

About The American Artists Professional League

In 1928 F. Ballard Williams, Assistant Treasure of the National Academy of Design in New York, called a meeting of 15 members of the Salmagundi Club. The purpose: to discuss the need for a national organization to meet the increasing interests in traditional realism in American art. The attendees all agreed that an organization designed to protect artists’ interests and promote traditional American art was necessary. The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) was born.

The AAPL first focused on the issue of obtaining commissions of official portraits for American Artists. By using its national stature, the AAPL influenced a rider to a Congressional Bill stipulating that all official portraits paid for with taxpayers’ dollars were to be painted by American artists. A fact that remains in effect to this day.

For more information, contact office@aaplinc.org.

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Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! NYCx3 2020 is a revolutionary new art fair concept built in harmony with lower Manhattan’s high-roller real estate market. Instead of one five-day fair, Superfine! is programming three consecutive fairs in a strategic lower Manhattan locale next spring. The triple focus on women artists, contemporary surrealists, and LGBTQI+ artists plays out in the overarching themes: (wo)man, myth, and Magick. In keeping with the themed program, each fair will be limited to no more than sixty exhibitors for a highly curated experience.

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Deadline: 4 Mar 2020

“Superfine! has been a life-changing experience that throttled my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.”

— Sean Christopher Ward, exhibiting artist

NYCx1: (wo)man | 4.22-4.26.2020

The female perspective arrives at the forefront in the fair that launches NYCx3, with a focus on women artists taking their art to the next level.

NYCx2: myth | 4.29-5.2.2020

Surrealist ideas and modern mythology provide the backdrop for a diverse fair comprised of artists at the cutting edge of emerging contemporary art.

NYCx3: Magick | 5.5-5.9.2020

A celebration of all things queer: Magick highlights LGBTQI+ and ally artists representing the queer global experience across a broad range of styles and media.

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 5-7,000 motivated, art-hungry New Yorkers during each five day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media
  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 Artist Benefits

In addition to lead-up webinars, curatorial and pricing guidance, an outstanding ground-level exhibition space in a high traffic neighborhood, and significant media exposure opportunities, Superfine! provides artists with access to top quality attendees primed to purchase. Superfine! extensively markets the fair to a market of new, younger collectors with incomes of $120k+ who are often overlooked by the traditional art market. At the NYC 2019 edition, 23% of attendees purchased art in a fun, intimate atmosphere. Superfine! delivers these results by spending $50K+ per fair on hyper-targeted social media ads to help you connect with your next great collector sooner.

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

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Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for a national juried show, Color 2019, taking place this Autumn.

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Deadline: 28 Jul 2019

Early bird entries end on July 14th, midnight PST.

The juror for this show is Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator for Moma, PS1. Curators are Alicia Degener and Janice Jacob.

Color 2019 finalists cash awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $800 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Best of Show Silver: $500 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Certificates of Recognition: $500 $100 each for 5 winners selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Peoples’ Choice: $200: The artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by the most attendees during the course of the show will receive a cash prize after the closing Oct 27th

Social Equity

Social equity has been a big influence on the kind of art that BWAC likes to promote in their shows. They support the art of the mentally challenged and emerging artists. They are especially inclusive of art which expresses the following social issues: inclusion, diversity, justice for all, and social standards’ impact on human lives.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Creative Climate Awards 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the Creative Climate Awards 2019, an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the program uses art and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

The Human Impacts Institute accepts 2D works including graphic design, drawings, painting, photographs, collage, and mixed media; film (both shorts and feature length); and performative works including dance, theatre, and music. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. All performers must be able to perform in NYC November 6th – December 4th 2019. Selections announced on August 16th. Exhibit dates are November 6th – December 4th.

Creative Climate Awards 2019 Artist Benefits

There will be cash prizes for selected artists of $1,100, $600, and $360. Artists accepted to participate in the Creative Climate Awards 2019 will:

  • Have work viewed by a highly qualified panel of judges
  • Participate in a month long exhibit at 42nd St Gallery in New York City
  • May sell their work and receive a 50% commission on each sale
  • Interact with other artists and the public through a meet-and-greet session to discuss their work
  • Be highlighted on the Human Impacts Institute’s social media leading up to and throughout the month-long exhibit

Artist Equity

The Human Impacts Institute strives to highlight women and people of color in their programming. This is evident in an upcoming project that focuses on how women in the Global South are taking on climate action in their respective communities. The Institute will display their stories in an exhibit for the upcoming NYC Climate Week at the end of the year.

About The Human Impacts Institute

The Human Impacts Institute (HII) is an arts-based environmental nonprofit based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2010, HII has grown each year through climate and environmental-themed programming that utilizes local experts (artists, activists, and academics) in order to engage the local community on these issues. HHI hopes to inspire a culture and behavior of environmental stewardship through programming that creates transformational change. The Creative Climate Awards are an on-going annual event that contributes to this type of change. The Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office in NYC host and sponsor the month-long exhibit.

For more information, contact outreach@humanimpactsinstitute.org.

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Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Dusk To Dawn 2019. Pick up a camera for the first time and odds are the images taken will be in full daylight. Learn about sun glare, flat light, shadow. Then your world expands as you explore opportunities from the rest of the 24-hour day from dusk to dawn. That time, from that bewitching hour when it isn’t quite dark, through the night, to the early blue semi brightness that envelops your the world in morning, provides huge opportunity for spectacular images.

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Deadline: 23 Jun 2019

Capture the softness of light at dawn and dusk. Take long exposures of the moon and stars in the sky. Create night photos of lit office buildings, headlights in motion, streets, and houses. Find a wonderful subject where a black night sky provides a dramatic background. First and last peeks of sunlight can provide some amazing opportunities as well.

The total prizes for Dusk To Dawn 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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12th Annual Portal: Governors Island (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

12th Annual Portal: Governors Island (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

4heads announces a call for artists for the 12th Annual Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair), New York’s largest independent exhibition. Portal will feature scores of artists of exceptional talent. Each will be awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and its environment are blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island.

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Deadline: 12 Jun 2019 (extended deadline)

Application fee: $45

Fair dates: Every weekend in September 2019

Once selected by 4heads jury, your 12th Annual Portal: Governors Island exhibition space is free. The entire massive event is free to the general public. Touted as New York’s largest independent exhibition, Portal: GI welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually in New York Harbor. You are free to present your work, your way, at this acclaimed independent art fair in New York City. Because 4heads works hard to keep artists’ costs to a bare minimum, gallery scouts, journalists, and collectors know that this is where to find the freshest talent. They come back every year to see what’s been discovered. Many past Portal artists have launched their art careers here.

Artist Equity

The NY Times succinctly identified 4heads’ target audience with the headline, “Art Fair for the 99%”. They aim their 12th Annual Portal: Governors Island outreach to the public and artists alike. They are an economically and culturally diverse population of all ages as well as non-arts-going audiences. Portal:GI exhibitors are over 50% female, 35% non-white, and ages 14 to 89. Arts education outreach youth participants, who also show at Portal:GI, are 70% female and 80% non-white, including 85 children from AHRC NYC with developmental disabilities. Education program youth participants raise awareness for nonprofits including Lower East Side Girls Club, Chinatown Y, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, and AHRC NYC, who serve children with developmental disabilities and K-12 youth from underserved communities.

About 4heads

4heads is the New York City non-profit organization created by artists for artists that has produced Portal: Governors Island since 2008.  As an artist-created organization, 4heads cultivates a supportive community by hosting free, large-scale art fairs and studio residency programs for under-represented artists. They tailor arts education programs for underserved youth. With a strong focus on artistic excellence and inclusion, 4heads revitalize historic spaces with contemporary art. They continue to enrich and expand the creative community – a socially, economically, and culturally diverse reflection of New York City itself.

For more information, contact info@4heads.org.

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Paperworks 2019 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2019 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2019. Artists living in the United States who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video.

 Works made of, on, or about paper include cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

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Deadline: 10 May 2019

Fee: 35.00 for up to 6 images. Please note you will be judged on your body of work.

Paperworks 2019 Juror: 
Hillary Reder is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked on several exhibitions, including Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams; Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar War Abstraction; A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde; Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954; and Andy Warhol: Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953-1967. Before joining MoMA, she held curatorial positions at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College.

Paperworks 2019 Artists Benefits

Selected artists receive a one month exhibition in at b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY of up to 6 selected works in August 2019. Artists opening reception is Saturday, August 3rd from 6:00-9:00 pm. Promotion of selected artists on the b.j.spoke gallery website, social media, and in gallery press release.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b. j. spoke gallery, incorporated and not-for-profit 501(c)3, is an artist-run gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media.  b.j. spoke has been bringing art to the community and community to artists for 43 years. b.j. spoke’s artists have won numerous awards, been featured in press and media, taken roles as teachers, mentors, and jurors, and are represented in public and private collections. They have had the opportunity to work with jurors from the best New York museums.

b.j. spoke gallery was founded with the belief that a partnership between artist and public is an essential relationship. The gallery provides the opportunity for artists to experience responses to their work, a product of the inner process, and for the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering  the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.  b.j. spoke offers solo exhibits of members’ work, yearly invitational shows, two national juried art competitions,  artist talks, the Artist’s Circle (open to all artists, gallery membership not required), workshops, live theater, and poetry readings.

In an effort to bring the under-served artist to the attention of the Long Island community, the gallery maintains an outreach program to individuals such as young emerging artists. Use of gallery space is extended for benefits, lectures, readings, and exhibits by not-for-profit groups whose mission reflects the objectives of the gallery.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.com.

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Trees 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Trees 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Trees 2019. A tree grows in Brooklyn. Can’t see the forest for the trees. Tangerine trees and marmalade skies. There are references to trees all around us – in music, literature, and proverbs, but they are also an iconic visual.

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Deadline: 5 May 2019

Trees make up forests and jungles. They stand alone on hillsides creating lovely shadows. They can be tall and straight like or bend in the wind. Limbs and branches create wonderful patterns against the sky. A tree will shade a child on a hot day, provide a sturdy post to tie up the pet dog, hold a hammock off the ground, or support a backyard laundry line. Send images of trees as you experience them – forests, single trees, branches, and roots.

The total prizes for Trees 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Transformations (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Transformations (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition, Transformations, August 17 – September 14, 2019. Juried by Carol Fabricatore, Transformations seeks visual works that explore the artist’s take on what persona or alter ego is present in their artwork. Transform into something you would like to present as a public image of yourself. It could be a self-portrait that transforms you into who, what, or how you would like the public to see you, or whatever your alter ego may be.

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Deadline: 18 Jun 2019

The exhibition will accept drawing and/or painting in any 2D mediums traditional or digital. No photography.

Entry fee: $45/3 images.

Transformations entrants will have the opportunity to have their work juried by artist and 24 year faculty member at School of Visual Arts NYC, Graduate, MFA, Illustration As Visual Essay. Selected artists will have the opportunity to win the following Awards: Best In Show $700, Second Place $500, Third Place $300.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Since 1978, the council has made its home in the historic Mills Pond House. Occupied by the prosperous Mills family (early settlers of the Town of Smithtown) until 1976. This area is a rare survival of an agricultural hamlet once common on Long Iland. William Wickham Mills inherited the family land and began to construct the Mills Pond House in 1838. This Greek Revival style home is the earliest documented architect-designed house in the area.

The Mills Pond Gallery strives to promote an active process of exploration involving creativity and the arts, providing inspiring and enjoyable opportunities for visitors to explore different points of view, challenge preconceptions and prejudices, and foster critical thinking. They hope that the public will relate the art exhibited to their own life experiences, creating new links and understanding. Dedicated to showcasing the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation, exhibitions provide diverse art experiences for individuals. They reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs. Focusing on active and collaborative learning through the medium of art, they bring arts and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibitions. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years. They work to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. They believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of communities. The Council fosters communication, offers new insights on the world, and adds to the greater appreciation of both life and society.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition (Old Forge, NY) – Call For Artists

2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition (Old Forge, NY) – Call For Artists

View announces a call for artists for the 2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition. The exhibition celebrates one of the most accessible and loved media, the art of pastel, made by artists across the nation. In the 15th century, using pastels, pigmented sticks, or crayons to apply color to a substrate originated. In the 18th century, pastels were popularly used for portrait painting. James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt used pastels to great painterly effect in the late 1880s to create evocative landscapes and intimate moments. The Society of Painters in Pastel was founded in 1883 in New York. The medium became popular across the country by the early 1900s.

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Deadline: 12 Apr 2019

2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Judges

Juror of Selection: Jodie Kain

Jodie Kain’s first studio experience was in Robert Beverly Hale’s anatomy class at the Art Students League of New York. This experience set the base of her artistic approach: an emphasis on strict anatomical modeling and other elements of the classical method. Building on this academic tradition, Jodie studied under photorealist Rob Neffson. Later, the opportunity to live in London and attend The Heatherley School of Fine Art arose. This training was supplemented by figure study classes at several artist’s studios.

After a career in high-end graphics systems, the Bargue and Cast curriculum at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston refreshed Jodie’s passion for realist painting. Jodie works exclusively in pastels, as it provides a tactile experience that deepens her connection to the subject. In her Boston studio, she focuses on the quiet reflective moments in life. Her paintings vibrate with emotion, set within a rhythmic world.

Jodie’s work has been recognized in a series of regional and national exhibits. Two of the most prominent have been The Guild of Boston Artists 2017 and 2018 Regional Juried Exhibitions. Among the awards Jodie has been honored to receive, two were from the 2018 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, one of which was Second Place.

Juror of Awards: Ingrid Van Slyke, PSA, IAPS, NAWA

Ingrid exhibits her work nationally and throughout the Northeast. Her pastel works have earned her numerous awards and honors. Including the Cape Cod award given at the Pastel Society of America exhibition in New York City. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Adirondack Pastel Society, International Association of Pastel Societies, and the National Association of Women Artists. Ingrid teaches pastel and painting workshops . She is represented at Gallery 46 in Lake Placid, NY.

2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Awards

Through the generous donation of supporters, View and the 2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition is able to offer awards and prizes ranging from $100 – $1,000.

About View

The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events. Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming.

Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. It shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display. Gould Hall is a jewel of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating. The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for artists. View serves as a community center for the region, hosting meetings, and housing the Kinderwood Preschool.

For more information, contact jgardner@viewarts.org.

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