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OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ART IN THE COURTYARD


The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public solo and group exhibitions / installations to be installed in our 2,300sq.ft. open court yard. We are looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire courtyard while considering the scale, architecture and use of the courtyard. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability.

 
* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the court yard to experience the work further.

 * Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

 * Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Receiving and Removal of Work: The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Art Center.  Pelham Art Center will not pay for shipping. 

Installation: The artist will be responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center will not provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Stipend: Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material costs.

Publicity:  Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through our regular notices and stories to local media outlets, our email database of 5000 as well as on our website (www.pelhamartcenter.org.) Pelham Art Center is located on Pelham’s main commercial street, with constant foot and car traffic passing by.  The courtyard is used frequently by passersby and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work. Three to six public events at the Art Center per quarter draw sizeable crowds as well.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three-Four proposals will be realized per year.

Email proposals to: gallery@pelhamartcenter.org

1. Contact information:  name, address, email, phone number


2. Images:
  5-10 digital images of work to be exhibited or similar to what will be shown, labeled as follows, 01LastName_FirstName, 02LastName_FirstName…If the work is in the proposal phase- please submit a detailed proposal with to scale drawings, similar images, photoshopped images, etc. so we completely understand your proposal.


3. Image List:
 The numbers on the image list should correspond with the digital images. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 50 words for each image).


4. Project Statement:
 A brief (250-500 words) with a description of the work and how the work relates to one of the criteria listed above.


5. Resume
:  3 page max - Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.


6. Artist Statement:
 1pg max 


7. Installation Plan

Please find the application HERE

 



OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ART IN THE PARK

The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public art, including solo and group exhibitions to be installed within the five-acre Village of Pelham’s newly redesigned Wolfs Lane Park. This exhibition will launch a newly created sculpture garden as well as introducing the entire park renovation to the public. We are looking for work that will be sited for three to six months, activates the park, while considering the scale, landscape and overall use of the public space. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability. The work will be installed across from the Metro North Railroad Pelham Station, at 1st Street and Wolf’s Lane in the Village of Pelham.

* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the park to experience the work further.

* Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to Pelham day and night.

* Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Receiving and Removal of Work: The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from Wolf’s Lane Park. Pelham Art Center cannot pay for shipping.

Installation: The artist will be responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center cannot provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Stipend: Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material or transportation costs.

Publicity: Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through notices and stories to over 100 local media outlets, our email database of 10,000 as well as on our website (www.pelhamartcenter.org.) As a newly redesigned park spanning through the heart of Pelham, all community partners including the Village of Pelham, will promote this inaugural public art exhibition. Wolf’s Lane Park is located directly across from the Southbound entrance of the historic Metro North Railroad Pelham station. The park is used frequently by residents, tourists, and commuters alike, and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three proposals will be realized per year.

Submission Process:
Email proposals to: gallery@pelhamartcenter.org

  1. Contact information: name, address, email, phone number
  2. Images: 5-10 digital images of work to be exhibited or similar to what will be shown, labeled as follows, 01LastName_FirstName, 02LastName_FirstName…If the work is in the proposal phase- please submit a detailed proposal with to scale drawings, similar images, photoshopped images, etc. so we completely understand your proposal.
  3. Image List: The numbers on the image list should correspond with the digital images. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 50 words for each image).
  4. Project Statement: A brief (250-500 words) with a description of the work and how the work relates to one of the criteria listed above.
  5. Resume: 3 page max - Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.
  6. Artist Statement: 1pg max
  7. Installation Plan

 

Please find the application HERE



OPEN CALL: PROPOSAL FOR COVER OF PAC HOLIDAY CARD 2017

Theme: What is Pelham Art Center to You?

The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for artwork to go on the front page of our annual Holiday Card. The card will go to all our members, students and donors. We are looking for work that expresses what PAC is to you based on the exhibits, the classes and events that are held here. We are open to both abstract and figurative works. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity and theme.

 

  • - Size of card: 7” x 5”. The artwork would work best in a similar format relationship (1.4 to 1)
  • - Make sure the images are free of glare and evenly lit and are cropped to the edge of the work (no walls or background)
  • - High Resolution images, 300 dpi.
  • - Up to three images may be submitted
  • - The winner will have their work credited and be featured on our holiday card and on social media

  • - There is no monetary compensation and no fee to apply
  • - Deadline September 30th, 2017

 

Email proposals to: gallery@pelhamartcenter.org

  1. Contact information: name, address, email, phone number
  2. Images: 1-3 digital .jpg images, labeled as follows, 01LastName_FirstName, 02LastName_FirstName.
  3. Image List: The numbers on the image list should correspond with the digital images. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions
  4. Statement: A brief (250-500 words) description of how the work relates to the Pelham Art Center and what PAC means to you.

 

Please find the application HERE



7/29/17

PARAGUAYAN HARP AND FOLK MUSIC EVENT!
7/29/17
24/7

The Paraguayan Harp is the national instrument of Paraguay. From 1:30-2:15pm, South American harpist, Nicolas Carter, will weave his outstanding harp music with storytelling in a musical journey through the various cultures of Latin America. Following the workshop from 2:30-3:30pm, we continue our theme of the “stringed arts” in a hands-on basic weaving workshop. Participants will learn the basics of weaving on a cardboard loom and can take home their handmade creations! Free and open to the public.

About Nicolas Carter

Nicolas Carter learned to play the harp in Paraguay, a country with a distinguished tradition of harp music. He became a professional musician while living in Minnesota, where he has performed as a solo artist, with Latin American, world music and classical ensembles. He has performed all over United States, Europe, South America and Israel. He travels often as a concert performer and master teacher at various harp festivals. Nicolas holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre directing from the University of Minnesota and was a Fulbright scholar in France and Uruguay. He currently resides with his wife Maria Elvira in White Plains, NY.



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OPEN CALL: ARTSFEST 2017 - PELHAM
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12 - 4 pm

We are looking for artists, musicians and performers to take part in ArtsFest 2017 in Pelham. Pelham Art Center is the vibrant instigator for ArtsFest 2017, a two-town art weekend adventure on October 7 and 8 in New Rochelle and Pelham. Both Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm will be packed with art-related activities at Pelham Art Center (PAC) and all around Pelham, in every park, and public area.

Please find the application HERE