NCCCA Seeks Artist Submissions for Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project
3rd Round ARTWays theme is Adirondack Coast 'Performing Arts'
The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA Arts Center) is excited to announce the 3rd round of Call to Artists for the Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project, the theme of which will be “Adirondack Coast Performing Arts.” Artists are encouraged to apply in their medium of choice, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaics, glass, photography, collage, fiber art, and graphic art. Entries may be portrait or landscape; winning artwork will be featured on a 20x30 portrait-oriented poster.
Entries will be judged by a panel of diverse individuals representing businesses, the travel and tourism sector, artists and arts professionals, county and city officials, and non-profit organizations. The winner will be announced at an unveiling ceremony open to the public that will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 just prior to the culminating performance of the 2013 Spring Performance Series to be held at the Strand Theatre. The original work and reproduction in the form of a 20 x 30 poster will be on display at the ceremony and the 2nd and 3rd place recipients will be invited to show their original work alongside the winner. In addition, twenty (20) works from the pool of submissions will be chosen to be on display at the Gallery at Best Western in Plattsburgh for a three-week exhibition from June 10th- 30th.
“This is an especially exciting round for ARTWays,” says Janine Scherline, NCCCA Executive Director. “The unveiling will tie in beautifully with the first major performance at the Strand Theatre in June 2013. The theme of ARTWays will serve as a creative way to unite the visual arts with the performing arts, and to bring awareness what the NCCCA and its facilities - Arts Center and Strand - will offer our community.”
Michele Powers, Vice President of Marketing for the North Country Chamber of Commerce and director of the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau stated, “The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau is happy to continue its partnership with the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project. Since it’s the arts that often set a destination apart from other communities, it seems only natural for us to use ARTWays to celebrate the performing arts and the triumphant return of the Strand Theater. “
Artists are limited to one submission each, and must submit their work as a high resolution JPEG of no less than 300 dpi to the Arts Center by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd. No original works will be accepted. Artists also need to include a brief bio and artist statement along with the dimensions, medium, and year of creation of the original work when submitting their applications. Submitted images must not be watermarked or signed to preserve anonymity during the judging process.
The winner will receive region-wide recognition through reproductions of their work displayed in local businesses and on keepsakes including posters, magnets and other merchandise and eventually as signs and banners at the expanding Plattsburgh International Airport. The original artwork will be kept as part of the permanent collection of the NCCCA Arts Center.
“ARTWays is wonderful opportunity for local or regional artists of any age to create new work,” says Shawna Armstrong, NCCCA Graphics and Gallery Coordinator. “It provides a chance for artists to add to their portfolios and is also a great way to earn recognition regionally.”
The Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project is a partnership between the NCCCA Arts Center and the North Country Chamber of Commerce, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and Clinton County, including the City of Plattsburgh. The ARTWays Project seeks original artwork by regional artists to depict specific themes, celebrations and events identified by the Destination Master Plan as core areas of importance including history, agritourism and outdoor recreation. The ARTWays project is designed to be an ongoing call for new artwork to represent the Adirondack Coast region with RFPs throughout the year. Sponsors of the ARTWays Project include Mountain Lake PBS, CVPH Medical Center, Pfizer, Studley Printing/Lake Champlain Weekly, Best Western Inn at Smithfield, Ground Round Restaurant, Tip Top Frames Art Center & Gallery and Meadowbrook Healthcare.
The Arts Center is open to visitors Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturdays, 10am-4pm. For more information on the Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project or a complete listing of exhibitions, please visit the NCCCA’s website at: www.plattsburgharts.org
Contact: Shawna Armstrong, NCCCA Graphics and Gallery Coordinator at: 518-563-1604 or by e-mail at: email@example.com