Putnam Arts Council's Open Call to Artists for September Exhibition

Picturesque Putnam

An Open Call to Artists

Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council

September 10-25, 2022


The Putnam Arts Council and Putnam County Tourism are partnering to challenge area artists to participate in a show featuring beautiful Putnam County. All submissions will be accepted, prizes will be awarded, and the work will be exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery as well as featured virtually throughout the Fall. This opportunity looks to engage artists, celebrate their talents, and showcase the beauty of Putnam County.

Eligibility: Artists 13 years or older are invited to submit up to two pieces of original art created during the month of August 2022. All media accepted. Works must feature Putnam County scenes. You can select any outdoor location in the county or even your own backyard (if you live in Putnam County). If you chose a public destination, please contact the location in advance of your visit to learn about admission and safety requirements. Artwork in all media is accepted and artists throughout the region are invited to participate. PAC’s Visual Arts Committee reserves the right to eliminate work that is deemed inappropriate.

Submissions:  $25 for PAC member artists for up to two entries; $30 for non-members.
Submission forms will be provided at drop off. All works should reflect the beauty and diversity of Putnam County and must be hand delivered to the A. Eric Arctander Gallery of the Putnam Arts Council, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac (dates below).

Jeanne Demotses Excellence in Arts Awards: Best in Show $150, Second Place ($100) and Third Place ($75) will be selected by the Visual Arts Committee of the Putnam Arts Council. Cash awards will be presented at the opening reception on Saturday, September 10th.

Additional Benefits:  All appropriate submissions will be displayed on Putnam Arts Council’s virtual gallery, PAC’s social media and Putnam County Tourism’s social network platforms. Images will also be considered for promotional purposes by Putnam County Tourism. Award winners may also be displayed at sites throughout Putnam County at the discretion of the Putnam Arts Council.

Important Dates:

Create your artwork dates:  Month of August 2022

Work drop-off:  Saturday September 3rd and Tuesday, September 6, 2-5pm. Hand delivered to PAC at 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, New York 10541.

Opening reception & Awards presentation:  Saturday, September 10th, 2-5pm.
Additional gallery hours: Sundays, September 11, 18 and 25, 2-5pm, and Tuesday to Friday, 1-5PM.

Pick up at conclusion of show:  Sunday, September 25, 5-6pm or by appointment.

Programs of the Putnam Arts Council are supported, in part, with public funds from Putnam County.


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