Call to Artists

Greene County Council on the Arts announces their exhibitions for 2017. Please see below for show descriptions and submission instructions (artists must follow submission instructions to be considered for exhibits):


Below are descriptions of the eight group exhibits proposed for 2017. Please note, this list does not include solo artists/exhibits and is a work in progress. Themes will be further refined as the dates get closer (but with plenty of advance notice) and announced via Constant Contact, Twitter and Facebook, so check our website!

Show 3: Off The Walls: From Junk to Art

(Work for this exhibit had already been selected by Willie Cole, Guest Curator.)

Dates: April 22 – May 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 5-7pm

For Accepted Works: Drop off dates: April 13, 14, 15

Pick up dates: May 29, 30

Off the Walls is an exciting new exhibit dedicated to 2D and 3D artwork made entirely of recycled/re-purposed materials. The exhibit featurs work that shows ingenuity and creativity in how artists use what most people would deem useless junk or trash to create meaningful, thought-provoking art. The goal of the exhibit is to amuse, amaze, and inspire—to bring the environment to life in ways previously unimagined. 3D work will be presented both inside the GCCA gallery and outside in nearby parks, lawns and public spaces in and around Catskill NY.

Show 4: Summer Salon – Makers

Dates: June 3 – July 22, 2017

Opening Reception: June 3, 5-7pm

Drop off dates: May 25, 26, 27

Pick up dates: July 24, 25

Summer begins with the salon show featuring original hand built crafts made by GCCA members. Open to artists who are new or current with their GCCA Membership.

Show 5: The Co-Lab Lab

Dates: July 29-September 23, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 5-7pm

Submission deadline: May 27, 2017

Drop off dates: July 20, 21, 22

Pick up dates: September 25, 26

This show is all about collaboration and working together. Submissions will be accepted from groups of artists (two or more). At least one person in the group must be a GCCA member OR live in Greene County. Other than that, the show is open to all mediums, including music, dance and film.

Show 6: Edible Art

Date: TBD September 2017

This one-day/night only show is part exhibit/part culinary experience. The idea is to have one or more artist-chefs in the area display their work at a sit-down event – either a full meal or just desserts. The food must be extraordinary in both presentation and taste.

Show 7: SHE

Dates: October 7 – November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7-9pm

Submission deadline: August 5, 2017

Drop off dates: September 21, 22, 23

Pick up dates: November 13, 14

In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of women’s right to vote (November 6, 2017), GCCA is dedicating an entire exhibit to the feminine form and spirit in all its complexity. Submissions can be by men and women. While open to female nudes, figurative work and portraits, we’re more interested in works that say something new, or shed some new light on what “feminine” means.

Show 8: Winter Salon – Holiday Gifts

November 18, 2017 – January 6, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 5-7pm

Drop off dates: November 9, 10, 11

Pick up dates: January 8, 9

The highly anticipated salon show featuring original artwork and hand made gifts by GCCA Artist Members. Entries are limited to 24 inches in length and width. GCCA suggests all work be priced at $300 or less. All works are by current GCCA Members.

Unless otherwise noted, our exhibits are open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the USA. Accepted entries MUST be identical to submitted images or the work will not be exhibited. Acceptance implies the use of your images and your name in any printed or online publicity.

Submission Guidelines:

All entries should be emailed to GCCA Visual Arts Director, Niva Dorell, at with the show that you are submitting for in the subject line, or sent via snail mail to Greene County Council on the Arts, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414, Attention: Visual Arts Director

  • Maximum of 6 artwork entries
  • Digital images must be cropped to include artwork only, no frames, mountings or added text
  • Artwork must be for sale and the Gallery commission is 30%
  • GCCA reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not meet the criteria listed
  • [NEW] Artist must submit a professional bio and/or artist statement with submission entry

Accepted Artwork:

  • 2D artwork should be framed with eyehooks/wires and ready to hang (contact us before applying to approve alternative hanging methods)
  • 3D artwork, including artist books, must include clear handling instructions
  • Special needs for displaying artwork must be pre-approved prior to shipping
  • A loan agreement will be emailed with your acceptance and must accompany the artwork
    Shipping address and information will be included in notification email
  • Artists are responsible for shipping costs

If invited to exhibit, artists are responsible for drop-off/pick-up on specified dates, or round trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid return shipping label or shipping charge account number and be shipped in a container appropriate for reuse in return shipping. NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE. GCCA will insure artworks for their retail value while on the premises up during the exhibition, and up to 5 days after the closing date of the exhibition.


Call Greene County Council on the Arts at 518-943-3400 or email Niva Dorell at or

Exhibition Proposals wanted for GCCA Catskill Gallery 2016/2017 Schedule.

Send a paragraph describing your solo show, curated group exhibit, brainstorm for future programs with contact information, an image list, short bio or resume and up to 10 images (72 dpi, 5” jpeg or up to 8×10” photographs) to Niva Dorell, or, with subject line: 2015-2016 VAP Review. Mail hard copy to Visual Arts Director, GCCA Catskill Gallery, PO Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414. Hand deliver proposals to the GCCA Catskill Gallery located at 398 Main Street, Catskill.

Exhibition committee members are interested in local artists’ work, subjects of interest to local audiences, partnerships with other arts, culture and community organizations, daring, fun, high quality work.

GCCA Artful Hand Boutique:

Fine crafts and art under $100 wanted for the GCCA’s Artful Hand Gallery Gift Shop. Send contact information, an image list, short bio and up to 10 images (72 dpi, 5” jpeg or up to 8×10” photographs) to Niva Dorell, or, with subject line: Artful Hand New Inventory. Send hard copy to Visual Arts Director, GCCA Catskill Gallery, PO Box 463, Catskill NY 12414. Hand deliver to GCCA at 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414. You must be a GCCA current member to participate in the Artful Hand Boutique.

For questions, please call Niva Dorell, GCCA Visual Arts Director, at 518-943-3400 or or

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