CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR EXHIBIT ENTITLED: STRUGGLE Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

All artists in the Tri-State Area, at any stage in their artistic careers, are encouraged to email up to three (3) submissions of work completed from 2018 to 2020 calendar years to The Lincoln Park Conservancy, Inc. (TLPC) for an exhibit entitled “Struggle,” an event for Quest for Justice – A 60-Year Commemoration of the Lincoln School Decision, to be installed at the New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) Rotunda Gallery at City Hall as well as virtually on-line. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts and the Iona College Council on the Arts.

In these times of colliding turmoil, we each are faced with multiple “struggles”. In the age of Black Lives Matter, Covid-19 Pandemic, economic uncertainty, food insecurity and political upheaval we find ourselves reaching for an understanding, a resolution, or a recognition of our personal struggle. The artist’s voice is strong and brings an awareness of the reality of that struggle to the audience. Art offers a reflection of one’s experiences This exhibition is dedicated to those reflections.

The exhibit opens February 15, 2021 and closes April 16, 2021. All original two- and three-dimensional wall-hung work will be accepted for review as long as they meet all requirements (see specifications); a limited number of small free-standing works will be eligible for acceptance to be exhibited in glass cabinets. Sculpture will be accepted for the Virtual Exhibition.  All work submitted must be available for exhibiting throughout the exhibition dates; substitutions will not be allowed. The final selection of work to be exhibited will be chosen by a committee representing The Lincoln Park Conservancy and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts Rotunda Gallery.

CALENDAR: 

Submission  Deadline:   January 15, 2021

Accepted Artists Notified:  January 20, 2022

Exhibition Dates:   February 15, 2021 through April 16, 2021 and the NRCA Rotunda Gallery

Virtual Exhibition will be on-going on TLPC and NRCA YouTube Channels.

 APPLICATION: 

All entrants must complete the exhibit’s entry form. Completed entry form must be sent with your email submission that contains 

  • Up to 3 images (8 x 10 in.,200- 300 dpi jpegs only; no tiffs, pdfs, power point, etc.), 
  • Corresponding image list (all jpeg image names should correspond to entry form),
  • A single-page resume, 
  • A  separate statement relating to the “struggle” behind the work not exceeding 250 words.  

 

Submissions will be accepted by email only.  Please send to: ltrgroup1@aol.com and jwstudio@optonline.net 

Image Identification Sheet: 

Please include the following information on the image list:

  1. Your name 
  2. Number of each digital image (from 1-3)
  3. Title of work (please indicate whether digital image is a detail)
  4. Medium
  5. Dimensions
  6. Date of work

 

SPECIFICATIONS OF ACCEPTED WORK

All accepted work must: 

  • Arrive completely ready for installation with eye hooks and wire attached and if necessary, framing. TLPC will not assume these costs. See photos below for hanging hardware guidance.
  • Entire piece cannot exceed a weight of 25 lbs. 
  • Be clearly labeled on the back with name, address, phone number, title, medium and price. 

REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS

All work intended to be hung on the walls must be securely wired. Inappropriately presented work will not be accepted.  Installers will take special care in handling all submissions, but neither The Lincoln Park Conservancy nor the NRCA Rotunda Gallery/New Rochelle City Hall will be responsible for damage due to poor construction, wiring, or other problems inherent in the work. Artists are responsible for providing adequate protection or instructions for fragile artwork that requires special handling.

GALLERY HOURS

NRCA Rotunda Gallery is located within New Rochelle City Hall at 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801.  Both City Hall and the Rotunda Gallery are public spaces that are accessible to all during business hours, which are from: 9 am-4 pm, weekdays. Please call 914. 224.4243 to inquire about exceptions and/or changes.

RECEIVING AND RETURN OF ACCEPTED WORK: TBD

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE:
TLPC and NRCA Rotunda Gallery and the City of New Rochelle does not provide insurance for exhibits. However, the space is monitored by video cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and NRCA takes precautions to protect all artwork.  NRCA reserves the right to photograph and use accepted work for documentation, press, website or catalogue purposes. 


SALES:
Artwork can be offered for sale during the exhibit. There will be a 20% commission on work sold during the exhibition. No changes in price will be allowed upon acceptance. Works not for sale should be listed NFS. 


AGREEMENT:
The receipt of any entry is understood to convey agreement by the entrant to all conditions set forth and inferred in this prospectus. 

The Lincoln Park Conservancy, Inc.’s Mission is to preserve, document and promote the rich history of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor and its connection, both historically and present-day, to the larger community of the City of New Rochelle and beyond.

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ Mission is to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and the public’s interest and participation therein; To foster and support arts in the community and to serve as a portal to the arts for New Rochelle residents and community members; To create opportunities for the public to encounter and explore art and increase access to the arts in New Rochelle.

The Iona College Council on the Arts Mission is dedicated to sponsoring artistic and cultural programs for the enrichment of the Iona College community, particularly the student body. With an endowment from the Baron Lambert Fund for the Arts, established by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Murphy, the Council exists to make the arts more present and visible – providing the unique awareness, inspiration, and participation which the arts promote.

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