Call to Artists 2017

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 remaining exhibitions for 2017. Please note, this list does not include solo artists/exhibits. 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!

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. By “makers,” GCCA is referring to the maker movement, a cultural trend that places value on an individual’s ability to be a creator of things as well as a consumer of things. We are encouraging members who are makers to bring their wares to the gallery to be included in this Salon. The New York Times recently labeled Catskill “a new mecca for artisans,” so we know you’re out there! Entries are limited to 24 inches in length and width. GCCA suggests all work be priced at $300 or less.

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

Fine art can be a very solitary and self-centered sphere, but some of the greatest artists also worked with others. The Co-Lab Lab exhibit is all about collaboration—working together to create something amazing that we couldn’t do alone. Submissions will be reviewed only from groups of artists (two or more). In addition, at least one person in the group must be either a GCCA member or live in Greene County NY. Other than that, the show is open to all mediums, including murals, music, dance, photography, painting, and film. We want to see your best collaborations.


Dates: October 9 – November 11, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2-4pm

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) in New York, GCCA is dedicating an entire exhibit to the theme of women’s rights and female empowerment. What does it mean to have had the right to vote for 100 years? Where are we now? How far have we come? How far can we go? What does it mean to be referred to as “she” in this day and age?

The exhibit will feature modern artwork related to these themes, along with six panels of historical context of the suffragette movement (and other historical material) which is being generously provided to GCCA by the New York State Museum.

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 winter salon features 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, including dimensions, materials used, year made
  • Digital images cropped to include artwork only, no frames, mountings or added text
  • Professional bio and/or artist statement with submission entry
  • Artwork must be for sale—Gallery commission is 30%
  • GCCA reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not meet the criteria listed

 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



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