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A Summer Song – Call For Artists

A Summer Song – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council / Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition on the theme A Summer Song. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the subject, from literal to far-ranging.

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Deadline: 29 Mar 2018

Representational images of summer-related sights, activities, impressions, or atmosphere as well as surrealistic or abstract evocations inspired by the subject are welcome. Expressions may range from images of sun, sea, surf, and verdure to a more melancholy awareness of summer’s last gasp, a prelude to fall. Artists may also respond to the musical aspect of this call for entries. One could interpret the rhythm of the season, composing a visual image of summer’s harmonies.

Entry fee: $45 for three image entries

Awards: $750 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $200 Third Place

Selected artists for A Summer Song will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

A Summer Song Juror

They will have the opportunity to have their art judged by Carol Strickland. She is an art critic and cultural journalist who has authored four books on art including her best-selling The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to the Present (published in a revised, updated 3rd edition in January 2018). Her introduction to architecture, The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture will be republished in a second edition in February 2018 by Echo Point Publishing as The Annotated Flying Buttress: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture. Strickland has also authored The Illustrated Timeline of Art History and The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature.

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 and 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.

By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Recycle 2018 – Call For Artists

Recycle 2018 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Recycle 2018. A national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials. It will be a celebration of ingenuity and imagination. BWAC is seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre.

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Deadline: 20 Feb 2018

BWAC wants to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources. They are looking for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older.

Recycle 2018 entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials. The theme is open to any medium resulting in 2‐Dimensional or 3‐Dimensional work, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Crafts, kit work, or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee reproductions of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment. John Cloud Kaiser is the Director of Education at Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S. A program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He curates at MFTA Gallery and his work with his art group Free Style Arts Association. John has been championing reuse-themed art in the museums, streets, and schools of New York City since 2000. These works have appeared broadly including The Metropolitan Museum,  NYC Parks Dept, and The New York Times. Kaiser graduated from New York University. He is currently working on a series of temporary sculptures for Storm King Sculpture Center and Socrates Sculpture Park.

Recycle 2018 awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000
  • Most Innovative Use of Material: $500
  • Curator’s Choice: $250
  • Peoples’ Choice: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $1000 Total ($100 for each of ten winners)

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 25,000 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. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. BWAC hosts free Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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Wide Open 9 – Call For Artists

Wide Open 9 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce their ninth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 9, opening May 12, 2018. The exhibit runs May 12 – June 17, 2018.

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Deadline: 16 Feb 2018

The broad theme of Wide Open 9 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge, freedom, and love. As with all things, there is the inevitable opposite – wide open to attack, corruption, failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of wide open in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature. BWAC’s curators will be using 8,000 square feet for this show.

Wide Open 9 awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000
  • Best of Show Silver: $500
  • Curator’s Choice: $250
  • Peoples’ Choice: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $1000 Total ($100 for each of ten winners)

The juror is Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has organized several of the initiatives and exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sackler Center, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, and Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty. Carmen has curated Roots of The Dinner Party: History in the Making. She is currently organizing the Brooklyn presentation of the Hammer Museum exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. Previously, Carmen was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010-16), where she served on the museum’s Young Collectors Council acquisition committee, and co-curated Now’s the Time (2012-13) and Storylines (2015). She has previously worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 25,000 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. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. There are free BWAC Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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One – Call For Artists

One – Call For Artists

New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for One. Remember the Three Dog Night song, “One is the Loneliest Number?” But is it? In this call NYC4PA is looking for those images with a single compelling focal point. It could be a person or thing that is alone in the frame or an element of a large grouping that clearly stands out.

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Deadline: 14 Jan 2018

A lot filled with blue cars with a single bright red one would fit the bill, as would a portrait reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World,” and the six foot tall teacher surrounded by his or her grade school class. Selective focus can isolate a single horse from the herd or a single pedestrian from the crowd on a city street. What about that basketball player leaping in the air for a dunk shot or the prematurely leafless tree amidst a forest of foliage?

The prizes total $3,000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery. NYC4PA uses Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all forty-five winners are posted in a gallery on they NYC4PA website. Winning images are included in an exhibition gallery.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art is an organization interesting to photographers. NYC4PA gives photographers an opportunity to participate in a call for entry with a theme. Each call for entry we offer has a different theme. Each call can include up to fifty winning images. Some photographers win with more than one image. Submissions can be as many as each artist wishes to submit. NYC4PA is one of the very few organizations that offer this to photographers. There are two live exhibits a year with the winners of two calls in each exhibit.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Deadline Extended – Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Deadline Extended – Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist. Japan Day is accepting submissions that incorporate the three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park.

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Deadline: 20 Dec 2017

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 rules

  • Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
  • Only two-dimensional media will be accepted
  • One submission per artist will be accepted
  • Entries must be the original work of the entering artist
  • Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
  • Does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
  • Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible.
  • Must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
  • The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day
  • Artist’s approval is not required for publication
  • By submitting their artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses
  • The applicants does not need to be New York residents, but must be available to accept their awards on the day of the event

The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. It will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip economy class tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All the winning artworks will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

About Japan Day

Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event in early summer that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids’ Races. It provides food and activity tents. There is a stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture including both traditional and contemporary performances. The event is officially supported by The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, The Nippon Club, and many Japanese and American corporations. This family-friendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers since its establishment in 2007. It cerebrated its 11th anniversary last May with over 55,000 attendances.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming juried documentary photography exhibition at the Mills Pond Gallery. Juror: Kevin C. Downs. Open to photographers age 18 and older using visual narratives in their photos.

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Deadline: 13 Mar 2018

The entry fee is $45 for up to three project entries (two to four images per project).

Juried Documentary Photography Exhibit Dates: April 28 – May 19. 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780.

An important quality of entries should be the intent to tell a visual story about the subject of your photographs. Style may be documentary, personal, or photo-journalism. Each entry may consist of between two and four images that convey a story around a particular theme. Smithtown Township Arts Council is looking for work that focuses on visual storytelling rather than fine art photography, work that compels us to think about life outside our own little worlds, teaches us something we didn’t know, or helps us understand a situation from a new point of view.

Selected artists for the Juried Documentary Photography exhibit will have opportunity to win $500 first place or $200 second place awards. Winning artists are invited to future winners showcase exhibit. Accepted artists have an opportunity to exhibit with documentary photography artists from across the US and be judged by a documentary photographer who is among the top in his field.

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 and 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.

By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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2018 Summer Residency Program – Call For Artists

2018 Summer Residency Program – Call For Artists

The Saltonstall Foundation announces a call for artists for their 2018 Summer Residency Program. Four-week residencies are offered between mid-May and late-August. Two-week residencies are offered in September.

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Deadline: 2 Jan 2018

Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards all-expenses-paid residencies to 25 New York State artists and writers in the following disciplines:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Photography and Filmmaking
  • Painting | Sculpture | Visual arts (PSVA)

There are five individuals in residence at a time: one poet, one fiction or creative nonfiction writer, one photographer or filmmaker, and two visual artists. Each group of five arrives and departs at the same time. There is no cost to attend and no fee to apply. All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and must be residents of New York State (all counties). Residencies are for individual artists and writers. Saltonstall is unable to accommodate groups or pairs of people working together. It is expected that those selected for a residency live at the colony for the duration of the residency period.

2018 Summer Residency Program artists and writers are offered uninterrupted time and space in which to focus on their craft. Saltonstall provides each Fellow a private one-bedroom suite which includes a private bath. Visual artists have additional private studio space. A chef prepares hearty vegetarian dinners each weeknight. Saltonstall stocks the communal kitchen with groceries. Fellows can prepare their own breakfast and lunch. Saltonstall works hard to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Stipends are provided to help offset travel costs. Month-long Fellows receive $500; two-week Fellows receive $250.

About Saltonstall Foundation

Saltonstall is one of the smallest residencies in the country and one of only two that has eliminated the fee to apply. They are the only residency with a geographic focus — serving New York State artists and writers. Saltonstall believes in and values a diverse community of creative individuals. To that end, they hope that all artists and writers feel welcome to apply for a residency regardless of one’s level of education, experience, race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, or national origin.

They were founded through the generosity of Constance Saltonstall. She was a photographer and an artist and built her home just two years before she died at the age of 49 from cancer. She established an endowment and donated her home and property to create this residency.

For more information, contact artscolony@saltonstall.org.

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 6 Dec 2017

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Rules

  • Art must incorporate all of the following three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park
  • Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
  • Only two-dimensional media is accepted
  • Only one submission per artist will be accepted
  • All entries must be the original work of the entering artist
  • Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
  • Art does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
  • Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible. (For example, the use of existing anime characters would be a violation of copyrights)
  • Art must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
  • The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day. Artist’s approval is not required for publication.

All Japan Day Art Contest 2018 winners will be announced in March 2018. The awards will be presented on the day of event in May 2018. By submitting artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses.

The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. The artwork will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All winning artwork will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Additionally, Japan Day Official Artists and all of honorable mentions will receive a digital camera provided by Nikon.

About Japan Day

Founded in 2007, Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and to say “Thank you, New York!” It has received official support by the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Road Runners, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporations. The event kicks off with the rousing Japan Run, a 4-mile mini-marathon and Kids’ Races, hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival. This features a wide range of Japanese traditional and family-friendly activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Gallery North of Setauket, Long Island invites artists to submit artwork for their annual holiday exhibition, Deck the Halls. This exhibition focuses on small works for holiday gift giving.

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Deadline: 27 Oct 2017

Artists are invited to submit one festive piece to Deck the Halls for a fee of $10, or 2 pieces for $15. Artwork should not exceed 20 inches in any dimension. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 27, 2017. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email no later than October 31.

Each year, Gallery North features up to 10 exhibitions that are promoted extensively with postcard mailings to patrons and businesses, local and regional newspaper advertisements, radio ads, and social media posts. All exhibitions have an opening reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to join the celebration as they are always well-attended. Events provide a chance to network with other artists and possibly meet patrons looking to purchase the work of local artists.

About Gallery North

Gallery North is a not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary regional art and craft. It is located in the beautiful and historic area of Setauket, Long Island. Established in 1965, Gallery North focuses on contemporary art in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, and film. Exhibits explore the diversity and vitality of the arts on Long Island. Classes, workshops, excursions, talks, and annual festivals involve community members in the lively process of art making. With the addition of the Community Art Center,  Gallery North continues to provide the community with a diverse selection of educational programming including ArTalks, Art Ventures, Art Abilities, and Art Works.

Gallery North showcases the vibrant creativity of artists and craftspeople from Long Island and nearby regions. It is not just a gallery, but also a community. Artists have opportunities to show and get feedback on work while growing and developing their skills and vision. Among the various shows, there is a good balance of representational and traditional work as well as abstract, experimental, and conceptual work. This attracts a wide audience from across Long Island and NYC.

For more information, contact exhibitions@gallerynorth.org.

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Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Patterns and Shadows.

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Deadline: 12 Nov 2017

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above. At first glance, you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand. On closer inspection, you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes. Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House and rows of theater chairs. Different images and interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome. Be creative. Send your best for Patterns and Shadows.

The New York Center for Photographic Art offers opportunities to the photographic community worldwide. Calls are not limited in scope but are open to all photographers. The opportunities include a New York City gallery exhibition at a well known gallery in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen in New York and $3000 in prize money to the top 10 images selected by the juror. Each juror is selected with an eye towards their backgrounds as a teacher, gallery owner, or photographer. There is an online gallery of all 47 winners and an exhibition catalog.

About The The New York Center for Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is one of the few organizations in the world which offers consistent, year round opportunities to photographers world wide. The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in a vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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