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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.

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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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Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 – Call For Artists

Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 – Call For Artists

Locust Grove, the Samuel F.B. Morse Estate, is partnering with Barrett Art Center to announce four solo show opportunities in 2019. Each 10-12 week show presents artists with the opportunity to present a solo show of 20-30 artworks in the Transverse Gallery in the Visitor Center at Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark museum, education center, and nature preserve which attracts over 90,000 visitors each year, with a strong record of solo show artwork sales.

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Deadline: 1 May 2018

Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 are available for 2D artwork. Barrett Art Center encourages artists to develop new works of art for this exhibition opportunity. In an effort to give artists time to prepare, solo shows are being offered now for calendar year 2019.  Accepted artwork must be properly mounted, framed, and ready to hank from a track-type hanging system. Artwork may be either for sale or for exhibition only. Recommended number of works for display is 20-30 pieces, depending on size. If selected for Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019, the images submitted for review do not necessarily have to be among the works exhibited. Please note the galleries are frequented by visitors of all ages, including school groups. Artists’ discretion is requested. Locust Grove reserves the right to not exhibit any artwork that does not meet our display criteria.

Locust Grove Estate Solo Shows 2019 Artist Benefits

Barrett Art Center and Locust Grove will work together to oversee the marketing of the exhibition through press releases sent to their media lists and announcements to our mailing lists. The solo show will be posted on each organization’s website. Locust Grove will assist the artist with on-site signage. Selected artists are invited, though not required, to present a public artists’ talk at Barrett Art Center during their solo show. Terms for sale of artwork: artist receives 75%; commission is 25%.

About Barrett Art Center

Barrett Art Center, founded by WPA-era artist Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935, 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.

Locust Grove was the nineteenth-century country estate of Samuel Morse who, in addition to being the inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, was an artist and the founder of the National Academy of Design. In the twentieth century, the estate was owned by Poughkeepsie’s prominent Young family. They were noted collectors of Hudson River School paintings and the founders of the museum.

For more information, contact director@barrettartcenter.org.

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