Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Opportunity for Artists


"Duality of Feminine and Feminist" Open Call for artists: seeks works that tackle these subjects in the “Trump Era”. Endless news cycles emphasize the fragmentary nature of our present society and a divided nations’ opposition to a single logic or subject. With this in mind, how do women balance the duality of feminine and feminist? Should we be concerned with the manner in which a woman is portrayed as strong and/or feminine? In recent cultural movements, the ramifications of mixed gender attributes seemed to be growing in popularity yet with the recent elections and threats to women’s rights in particular, are we going backwards. This ability to carry the strengths of both genders is empowering but are we now dealing with a backlash? Is the current political atmosphere an attempt to return to the stereotypical view of women as submissive and passive? Express your views on the “Duality of Feminine and Feminist” through your visual language. 

Exhibition Dates March 3rd-April 2nd 2017 at Gallery 66 NY.  Juror: Artist and Curator Karen Gutfreund   (see below for bio)

Submission deadline- Sunday Feb. 5th 11:59PM
Accepted notices sent out- Feb. 15th & 16th 
Delivery of Work-  Hand delivery- Feb. 24th–27th,12-5pm or by appointment.  Delivery by mail Feb. 21-27  Pick up of work- no earlier than Sunday April 2nd after 6 pm to Monday April 3rd  from 9am to 7pm
Exhibition dates- March 3rd-April 2nd 2017
Opening Reception of Exhibit- March 3rd 6-9 pm 

•Artists must reside within the United States. •Media is open to traditional, mixed media and non traditional materials. Excluded materials- no cd's, films or digital works requiring equipment to play. Original artworks only. No giclee's or reproductions please.  
•Sculpture is limited no larger than 24" x 24"base and no taller than 6 feet. We do have pedestals. 
•Wall mounted pieces should be no larger than 4 ft. in any direction. 

Eligibility:  Open to all Artists in the United States

*Please enter 1-3 images for a $30.00 submission fee, and $5 each additional entry image. 
*Each artwork may be supported with 2 alternate side photos if your work is 3-dimenional only. 
*Please send jpegs a minimum of 500 KB and a maximum of 1mb per photo. NO images over 1 MB.
*Label each jpeg with the following: artists name, title, media, dimensions. 

Follow the instructions to enter your submission and upload your images http://www.entrythingy.com/www.gallery66ny.com

The Gallery takes a standard 50% commission for all sales.

Questions about the exhibition? Email Barbara – gallery66ny@gmail.com

*Please note returnable shipping containers only. No styrofoam peanuts.  Artists are responsible for insurance during shipping and must include return shipping for unsold artworks that will not be picked up by hand. 

JUROR- Artist and Curator Karen Gutfreund

Karen Gutfruend is an Artist, Curator and Director She has just finished mounting her 25th major national group exhibition. Her co-owned company Gutfreund Cornett Art is a curatorial program that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. on themes of “art as activism”. Gutfreund has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery, Arc Gallery and the Pacific Art League. With degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, she is a consultant to galleries and for private and corporate collections. Over the past six years, Gutfreund has focused on creating exhibitions for women artists that travel around the country.  

Gallery 66 NY, is an award winning gallery in the Hudson Valley, NY, voted “Best Art Gallery” in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine, voted “20 Best Places” to visit by Kids Out and About.  The Gallery has been featured in the NY Times Metropolitan section, Hudson Valley Magazine, WAG Magazine, Chronogram Magazine, The Poughkeepsie Journal, HV Biz Journal, The Times Herald Record to name a few.


Gallery 66 NY, 66 Main St., Cold Spring, NY 10516 www.gallery66ny.com
Director:  Barbara Galazzo