Katonah Museum Artists' Association

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Call for Art for members of the Katonah Museum Artists' Association

Entries open from December 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018

Juried exhibition at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists gallery in Ridgefield, Connecticut from February 4, 2018 to March 4, 2018

Theme: The Blues

The phrase "the blues" usually suggests a mood of melancholy, but in musical terms "The Blues" have been said to "rejoice as well as cry." Whatever your mood, we invite your personal visual interpretation of the blues, whether it gives voice to mood, color, musicality or more. It's up to you.

Juror: David Dunlop 

David Dunlop's paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations. Both galleries and institutions have granted him solo shows since 1981, and his work has been reviewed extensively and featured in The New York Times. David is also the engaging host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, “Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop,” for which he won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009.  “Landscapes…” shows internationally and returned to U.S. national television in 2015. The second series has been nominated for a 2017 Emmy.

In 2005, The Metropolitan Museum of Art invited David to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting. He has been a visiting artist/lecturer at multiple institutions, including the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ;  Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Caramoor Center for Music and Art, Katonah, NY; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT; and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ.  He is on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where he teaches, lectures, gives workshops and leads groups to Italy, France, Spain and Japan. 


Incomplete entries will not be processed.

Submitting artists must be current members of the Katonah Museum Artists' Association. Payment of membership fee must be done through the Katonah Museum of Art at 914-232-9555 or at katonahmuseum.org.

Artists may submit 3-6 works for $35-50 payable to Submittable on this form. Fee is not refundable. $35 for 3 works, $40 for 4, $45 for 5, $50 for 6.

All media are welcome. Wall art must be no larger than 60" in any direction including frame, must be clean, wired, ready to hang. Hanging sculpture must be no larger than 60" in any direction and weigh less than 15 pounds. Free standing sculpture is limited to a 4' square footprint (2' x 2') and 40 pounds maximum. Pedestals are available. 15% donation to the Katonah Museum of Art for any work sold. All work must remain in the show as installed for the duration of the show. Images of work may be used for publicity purposes. If you cannot personally drop off or pick up your work at the scheduled times you must arrange for a representative to do so. Works not picked up will be discarded.

Entries will be handled with all possible care, but artists submitting work agree to hold harmless the Katonah Museum Artists' Association, the Katonah Museum of Art, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and their agents, servants, and employees, from any claim of damage or theft that might arise from any cause whatsoever. Artists should arrange for proper insurance coverage for their work. It is a requirement of entry to the exhibition that all of the conditions stated above be understood and agreed to by virtue of the artist submitting work via this entry form. 

Submittable.com will provided assistance with completing entry form and downloading images by clicking on HELP on any page. Please do not contact exhibition chair for this assistance. For general questions contact exhibition chair Mary Parker at mparked@aol.comPlease do not call the Museum or the RGOA directly. 

Important dates:

Online entries:  December 1, 2017 – January 1, 2018 at 11:59pm

Selection Notifications by:  January 12 at 11:59pm

Drop off selected works: Thursday, February 1 from 10 am to 2 pm, or Friday, February 2 at 10 am. 

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 4 from 1 to 3 pm

Exhibition: February 4-March 4

Pick up: Sunday, March 4th from 4 to 5 pm, or Tuesday March 6th from 10 am to 2 pm

Drop off and pick up must be done in person. NO SHIPPED WORK ACCEPTED.