Call to Artists 2018

GCCA’s 2018 Juried Group Exhibitions

For submission guidelines on these exhibits, please scroll to the bottom of this page to SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. To submit to any of the juried group shows, please email our Visual Arts Director, Niva Dorell at or If you have any questions, feel free to call her at (518) 943-3400.

Resident Alien 

Submission deadline: March 9, 2018

On view: April 28 – June 9

Drop off artwork: April 19-21

Pick up artwork: June 10-12

With all the talk of immigration in the news lately, we thought it would be illuminating to highlight some of the many artists who emigrated or relocated to the Hudson Valley from other countries. Foreign-born and first generation artists are asked to submit work that speaks to their (or their family’s) original homeland, the journey to their new homeland, thoughts about living in the US, or the current immigration conversation, or simply expresses something about themselves.


New School 

Submission deadline: April 6

On view: June 16 – August 4

Drop off: June 7-9

Pick up: August 5-7

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Thomas Cole’s first Atlantic crossing, when he emigrated from England to the United States in 1818, GCCA will present a group exhibition of local artists who create artwork inspired by the Hudson River School that Cole founded. This exhibition is open to all media and will have a co-curator (TBD). Please note: we are less interested in artwork that mimics the Hudson River School, as we are in modern interpretations of the classic landscape style.



No Nudes No Sunsets  – Co-curator Alon Koppel

Submission deadline: June 1

On View: August 11 – September 22

Drop off: August 2-4

Pick up: Sept 23-25

While there are still some doubters out there, photography was firmly established as “real art” many decades ago. This photography exhibition provides an opportunity for local photographers to show us what they’ve got. The title No Nudes No Sunsets refers to what co-curator, photographer Alon Koppel, does not want to see. We could add to the list but let’s just say sentimental works of a cloying nature will not be considered.

We would prefer to see images from a series (five to ten photographs) rather than a single image but will accept those as well if you feel very strongly about one image. Send a brief statement about the work (up to 300 words).

In general, we are looking for photos that are fresh, interesting and go beyond the simple Pavlovian click of a camera. They should be photographs that involve some method of thinking about contemporary image-making. We look forward to seeing your work!



Submission deadline: July 20

On View: September 29 – November 10

Drop off: September 20-22

Pick up: November 11-13

As fall begins and the days get shorter, GCCA will present an exhibition of light art to be displayed in the gallery, the village/town of Catskill and mountain areas.  Light art or Luminism is an applied art form in which light is the main medium of expression. It is an art form in which either a sculpture produces light, or light is used to create a “sculpture” through the manipulation of light, colors, and shadows. Co-curator TBD


Coping: Art to Process Illness, Decay, and Loss 

Submission deadline: TBD*

On View: January 26, 2019 – March 2019*

Drop off: January 2019

Pick up: March 2019

(*exact dates will be determined later his year)

This exhibition will focus on artists using the process of creating art as a means to process and cope with a diagnosis, long-term illness (mental and physical), decay, and loss. The show was inspired by Bruce Hopkins, who is currently working on a journaling project, begun after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Hopkins has focused on his writing as a way to stave off the effects of the disease, as well as sketch studies of fallen leaves, to explore the process of decay. His niece Ashley Hopkins-Benton will curate. She is the senior historian and curator of social history at the New York State Museum.



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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