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Artist Opportunities

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To submit an artist opportunity, please send an email to [email protected] with name, deadline, description and contact for more information.

This listing is in order of upcoming deadline. Scroll down to see more.

Call for Entries

We encourage artists looking for public art commissions to see the CaFE –

Arts Mid-Hudson Pop-Up Galleries

Arts Mid-Hudson curates pop-up art exhibits in office buildings, restaurants, and other venues.  This is a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their work, and we invite all artists to submit artworks. There is no entry fee, but we encourage artists to become a member of Arts Mid-Hudson. This is a rolling review process with no deadline. 

You can become an Arts Mid-Hudson member here:

Additional considerations:

  • Work must be suitable for the gallery
  • All visual artistic mediums are eligible, 2-D and 3-D
  • Artists are responsible for delivering/shipping work to specified locations.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25%.
  • If hanging work, the works must have wires securely fastened on back. If work is unframed, work will be hung with binder clips

Please submit your work using this online application:
Questions? Please contact Arts Mid-Hudson here:
Phone: (845) 454-3222 | Email:

Arts Mid-Hudson’s gallery invites mid-Hudson artists and curators to share their work.

Arts Mid-Hudson members will be given preference when curating and planning two-month exhibits with a focus on group shows and exhibits that include work of members, grantees, funded organizations, and artists throughout Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties. Artists or curators can also propose shorter times for performances or multi-media installations. The gallery space is 400 sq feet with professional lighting and located in a visible location along Dutchess Turnpike (Rt. 44) in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY.
Not sure if you are a member? Join online at  or call our office 845-454-3222.

Athens Laundry, an art and literary series by the Friends of D. R. Evarts Library in Athens, New York.

Ongoing, Open Call.
Athens Laundry seeks art, writing, photography and design for inclusion in its inaugural publication year. We welcome the diversity of styles, forms and voices known to the public library.

Written works should be 500 words or less. Visual works should be 72 dpi and 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. Works selected for print will be required at higher resolution.

Also printed bimonthly, each of five issues is collected and distributed in limited edition annual box sets. Work selected for print appears in two sections: Centerfold, 5.5 x 4.25 inches and On the Inside, 8.5 x 11 inches.

Email submissions with a brief bio and links to [email protected]

The Gallery @ Rhinebeck

The [email protected] Rhinebeck is an Artist’s Co-Op. With membership in the Co-Op, your work will be displayed year-round in a beautiful 1500 square foot space on Market Street, the heart of the Rhinebeck retail district. With 20-foot ceilings, entrances on both Market Street and the Market Street Courtyard, this space is a perfect environment to get your work seen be the highest number of potential buyers. Our accompanying website and onsite internet display stations will also allow your entire catalogue to be viewed in HD quality, with a click of a mouse or tap of a screen.

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Poughkeepsie Pop Up Call for Artists – no deadline – ongoing

The Poughkeepsie Pop Up Shop is looking for gift items to be sold in consignment at the current location at 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

The objects have to be made in Poughkeepsie or the artist has to live or work in Poughkeepsie.
To apply, the artist needs to contact the PopUpShop store manager at [email protected] and provide 2-3 jpg as sample of the artwork. The proposal will be evaluated by the store committee and the aartist will be notified within 2 weeks from the submission. If accepted, the artist will contact the store manager to set up delivery date.The current consignment commission is 10%.

For further details, contact Lornam[email protected]

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Barrett Art Center: Member’s Holiday Show

Drop Off: Nov 8-11

Click here for more details

37th annual EXPO competition

EXPO 37 is a fine arts competition and exhibit at the b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. The show will be judged by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Artists from anywhere in the United States may submit up to 6 images and/or two videos to apply. We attempt to show several works by each of the winning artists.

The deadline for submissions is November 11, 2017 and the winners’ exhibition will take place in March of 2018.  Find full details on our website,, or at  There is a submission fee of $35.


On view: December 2, 2017 – January 7, 2018
with Preview Party on Friday, December 1, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
You are invited to participate in Byrdcliffe’s Eighteenth Annual 5 by 7 Show—please make a small work for us!
Byrdcliffe’s 5 by 7 Show is one of Woodstock’s premier events, showing artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Works are hung in our Kleinert/James Center for the Arts and exhibited anonymously, a playful way to give equal voice to all—so, please only sign the back of your work! All 5 by 7’s are sold for only $100 each. The opening reception (to which all of this year’s contributing artists receive complimentary admission) is a true Woodstock happening; we had over 400 attendees last year. This is a major fundraising event for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild; by contributing a small work you will help support our high-quality programming in the arts, including exhibitions and performances.
Guidelines for the exhibition:
  • Work is due no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017, 5:00 PM
  • Please limit the number of 5 by 7 works to two
  • Artwork must be dry (and if framed, ready to hang). Wet paintings cannot be accepted, sorry!
  • Final size must be 5 x 7 inches or 7 x 5 inches – including frame. Please do NOT put work in frames measuring 6 x 8, 8 x 10, etc. ALL MEDIA ACCEPTED! 5 x 7 shadowboxes are great for jewelry.
  • Please do NOT write your name on the front of the work! Write on the BACK only: your name, address and email; also indicate the top of your work.
  • Mail or drop off at: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (attn. Derin Tanyol), 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498Tuesday – Friday10:00 am – 6:00 pm | or Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street. Shop hours: Thursday – Sunday12:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • The Preview Party is Friday, December 1, 5:00 – 7:00 pm; attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a 5 by 7 before the gallery opens to the public at noon on Saturday, December 2
  • The price of admission to the Preview Party is $10 – free for this year’s 5 by 7 artists; artists’ spouses/partners/family members must pay…it’s a fundraiser! Free for children under 12.
  • All work unsold by December 22, 2017 will be discounted to $50
  • Artists are requested to pick up unsold work after the show closes, or to please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like unsold work mailed to you. You are of course welcome to resubmit it in subsequent years, but unfortunately we are unable to store it.
If you want us to mail you a 5 by 7 canvas board, please email us or call us as soon as possible at 845.679.2079. Please include your mailing address in the email! You may also use your own equivalent sized surface. Please make sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email on the back of your work so we may thank you properly and inform you of the purchaser in the event your work sells.
DEADLINE for submission: Friday, November 17, 2017, 5:00 pm
Mail or drop off at Byrdcliffe (Office or Shop), 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
Artwork must be 5″ x 7″ or 7″ x 5″, and signed on the back only!!

Photowork 2018, 31st Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

$1,000 Juror’s Prize, $250 Second Prize, $125 Third Prize  Juror: W. Jason Wambsgans, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Photography, Chicago Tribune

Entry Deadline: December 5, 2017

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday, February 10 – Saturday, March 24, 2018Â

Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018, and BAC is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer W. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror.Â

The show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between.

Submitting Entries: 

BAC Members: $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Non-members: $40 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Members, please email [email protected] or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code.  To become a member, visit,

About the Juror

2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune, where he has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan, and the last 5 years intensively documenting the problem of Chicago’s gun violence. Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges, whether aesthetic, technical or conceptual, while gracefully conveying the human experience.

Annual Multifaith Calendar

The theme for our upcoming 2019 edition is

Coming Together: Exploring New Connections

Deadline for submissions: January 19, 2018

We believe this theme is open to a wide variety
of interpretations and leaves open the possibility for a rich array of artistic submissions.View the full 2019 MFC Call for Submission  poster.


 Deadline: February 15, 2018

Artist Residencies/Internships

We encourage artists looking for residency opportunities to see the Alliance of Artists Communities webpage – a terrific resource for all artistic genres.

Creative Capital Blog –Upcoming Residency and Fellowship Opportunities


Applications for the 2018 Residency Program open Sept. 22 – November 15, 2017, 11:59 PM EST
Residents Notified: November 20, 2017
Residency Dates: February 23 – March 11, 2018


Please submit the following four (4) documents, individually and separately uploaded as attachments, in a single email, not compressed nor ‘zipped’ to [email protected]. Please no more and not less than four (4) items, divided as follows:


Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony has welcomed artists—Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more—to and live and work surrounded by 250 acres of the Catskill Mountains’ serene natural beauty. Byrdcliffe offers several types of residency for artists in multiple disciplines. Opportunities range from 4 weeks to 5 months, and artists can choose to live independently or in a communal setting.

Information about the different residency programs and the types of housing available can be seen at:


Workshops at Arts Mid-Hudson

Visit the webpage to see the full schedule of course offerings 

Art Lessons with Leslie Bender

Private art lessons with Leslie Bender at The Shirt Factory in Kingston, NY.
Learn to draw and paint whatever you wish to learn, beginning where you are now. Drawing, perspective, volume, composition. Watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic painting. Beginner to advanced welcome.
Visit and contact: PayPal accepted.   Cell~845-670-2027

Workshops at the Fay Wood Studio

Offerin workshops in Found Object Assemblage and other mediums.
No deadline, held from 9:30 am to 4pm
pre-registration required. PayPay accepted.
For more information; [email protected] or 845 246 7504 . 123 Market Street, Saugerties,NY

Looking for a fun summer workshop for youth who love theatre, singing and/or dancing? Our inspirational programs will fill their summer with the Musical Theatre, Drama, or Rising Young Professional experience they are looking for.  Choose from our 7 Summer Workshops presented on this page and join us for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks; or for the whole summer.

 In our workshops filled with fun, wonderful new friends and personal growth, all campers will enjoy their time with our top-notched staff from the theatre world and theatrical mainstays in education such as Carnegie Mellon University, Manhattan School of Music, Hartt, LIU C.W. Post and more. With comfortable air-conditioned studios and daily outdoor time for lunch & relaxation, each workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Take a look at our Summer Workshops, and when you’ve found the program that looks right for your family member, print up the application and send it in, or contact us so that we can answer any questions you might have.  A NYCA Summer is the ultimate time to share the fun of acting, singing & dancing with friends that you’ll keep as you travel along your personal path in the theatre world and/or through life.

Additional information available at:

Barrett Art Center: Oil Painting with William Noonan Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to Noon For painters who are looking to improve their basic understanding of the medium.
Beginners to advanced

Summer Camp for the New York Conservatory for the Arts (NYCA) in Hurley, NY.

We are offering 4 different time slots that will allow students/parents the opportunity to go to camp 1-4 weeks!  Visit for information on the enrichment in the area of the arts and performance.

There are many opportunities during these camps for the campers to work directly with professional actors and perform on stage!  Our older students have the opportunity to apprentice in the field of theater, at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Next week, students that auditioned for Troupe,will begin their travels to Disney, in order to perform. Besides this
wonderful trip, the year of study has three culminating performances that our local families may enjoy too!

“Seussical the Musical” will include the entire student body of NYCA, plus some additional actors brought in for the adult roles, June 2-4at The Woodstock Playhouse!

Classes/Workshops at Woodstock School of Art

Click HERE for class schedule and registration

Art Centro Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

Click HERE for class schedule and registration

Artist Live/Work Space


ArtCondo ( is a NYC real estate initiative founded by artists, that helps creative individuals purchase raw commercial workspaces and live/work lofts in a new way.  Fine artists, writers, dancers, musicians, designers, architects, research scientists, teachers, artisans, non-profits and more are all invited to participate.  ArtCondo gathers creative people together to form buying groups to leverage their collective buying power and cultural capital to purchase space collectively.   Each building becomes a haven protecting artists and producers from future displacement, and connecting them to surrounding communities.  Learn more and Sign up at   Contact: [email protected]

Workspace in Fishkill

Studio space available for Art Instructors to teach classes. Looking for all types of instructors. Fine art, drawing, photography etc. Location: 1012 Main Street, Fishkill

 For more information Please call or email John Yoo


[email protected]

Beautiful live/work historic townhouse

Beautiful Live / Work Historic Townhouse

Available Now

• Fully-renovated 2,400SF four-story brick townhouse

• Union St Historic District

• Enormous parlor

• Two-and-a-half bedrooms

• Flexible living space for up to 4 people

• Light-filled attic work / storage space; ideal art studio

• Huge English-basement kitchen with granite countertops,

lots of cabinets, and heated Italian stone floor

• Two beautiful bathrooms / one with clawfoot tub

• Sliding glass doors from kitchen to patio

• Wooden privacy fence

• Parking

• Laundry

• High-efficiency heat and hot water; whole-house fans in attic

• Walk to Metro North / Amtrak and all downtown amenities—restaurants, post office, business and government offices

$2,000 / month; tenant pays utilities

Mobile: 1.646.508.5687 land:1.718.596.4505

[email protected]

Mobile: 646.508.5687 land:718.596.4505

[email protected]


ArtCondo ( is a real estate initiative that helps artists and creative businesses purchase professional timeshares, raw commercial workspaces and/or live/work lofts in NYC. Artists, gallery owners, foundations, residencies, creative businesses and non-profits are all eligible to participate. National and international artists can own one month professional timeshares to create, exhibit and sell their art “wares” in the NYC marketplace. ArtCondo gathers creative people together to form buying groups to leverage their collective buying power to purchase space collectively. Spaces will be raw industrial spaces with concrete construction and a freight elevator, and can be used as visual art studios, music and rehearsal studios, exhibition spaces, art storage, collaborations, classes or workshops and other forms of creative businesses.  Spaces vary in size. Groups and collectives are encouraged to apply together. Sign up at to learn more and receive updates.

Art Storage Space

3000-6000SF of art storage space for lease in Pine Plains, NY.

The space was previously used as a storage location for Mark Matthews Gallery for five years.

The link to the online brochure is


Collaborative Concepts

This is a $1,000.00 grant/scholarship.

It is open to mid-career artists residing in Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties. The attached doc. has details for applying or they can go to our website:, at the home page to apply.

Deadline is August 15th, 2017

Click here for full details.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Click here for Fall Grant Deadlines.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Click here for Fall Grant Deadlines

Naomi Winston Scholarship

In honor of Naomi Winston, an annual scholarship has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. The funds are not for college tuition, housing or travel. The maximum amount awarded to an applicant is $5,000. In most years as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts.

Deadline February 1, 2017

The scholarship is limited to 2-Dimensional work.  For more information and application materials please see:  A printable flyer is available on the website.

Individual Support Grants- The Adolf & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation.

Click here for full details

Deadline: December 15

Artist Residencies/Internships

We encourage artists looking for residency opportunities to see the Alliance of Artists Communities webpage – a terrific resource for all artistic genres.

Creative Capital Blog –Upcoming Residency and Fellowship Opportunities


Insurance Info: the Roxbury Arts Center6:00 – 8:00 pmArtists of all disciplines are welcome.Free Event- preregistration recommendedThe Actors Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) knows about healthy artists. They’ve been connecting people who work in the arts around the country to health insurance and affordable health care since 1998. With the advent of Health Care Reform, we’ll all need to be insured. AHIRC exists to help people in the arts across the country to navigate the process of getting health insurance.Join us at the Roxbury Arts Center to speak with James Brown, National Director of Health Services, of the Actors Fund.  This one-on-one consultation will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what your options are and how to get the most affordable coverage. Find out if you’re eligible for free insurance or subsidies. This is an excellent opportunity for unbiased counseling.We ask that you call or email to let us know that you will be attending so we can be prepared with snacks and proper information for everyone!Contact Annie Schwed, Grants and Community Coordinator, for more information or to preregister at:[email protected]or 607.326.7908.
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Warrior Productions is excited to announce open auditions for new short plays to be performed at the 3rd Annual Short Play Festival at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck Sept. 15-17, 2017.  Sides will be provided at auditions.  Community Theatre, non-union.


*Friday, May 19 from 6-8pm

*Saturday, May 20 from 2-4pm

Auditions will be held in the Frazer Room at the Starr Library, 68 West Market Street in Rhinebeck.  For more information contact 518-256-0714 or [email protected]

Additional information at