NoMAA Newsletter – 25 August 2016

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Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

NoMAA, in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” The exhibit seeks to present two-dimensional artwork by Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. Deadline for submissions: 9 September.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” The exhibit seeks to present two-dimensional artwork by Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. We are interpreting the concept of “portrait” broadly to encompass people and places that make up the Uptown community. Guest-curated by Gabriel de Guzman (Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill).

Location: NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, Main Administrative Corridor, 501 W 218th St, New York, NY 10034

Dates: 19 September – 19 December 2016

Deadline for submissions: Friday 9 September 2016, 11:59pm EDT

Eligibility: Open to all artists who reside in and whose images reflect the Uptown communities in El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill.

Guidelines

Please read and follow the guidelines carefully.

In order to be considered, artists must submit via email all relevant attachments to by Friday 9 September 2016 before 11:59pm EDT. Submission is FREE: no submission fees required. Questions? Call +1 212 567-4394.

All email submissions must include:

  1. Six JPG images of two-dimensional artwork (ready to hang), each file up to 3 MB in size, at a resolution of at least 300 ppi.
  2. A fully completed submission form.
  3. A brief narrative of no more than 10 lines to accompany the images that conveys the artist’s thoughts about their submission as a whole. Please indicate sequence of artwork.

Accepted work:

Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

  • Selected artists must provide all of the requested materials by the dates indicated ready to hang (see Timeline below).
  • Each of the selected artists will be provided with a stipend of $400.
  • All artwork must be available for the duration of the show.
  • All artwork must be appropriate for all ages.
  • All work must be labeled on the back with:
    • artist’s name,
    • title, and
    • sale price, if any.
  • Sales of works are not conducted at NoMAA. However, participating artists must provide a price list, and you will be contacted directly by interested buyers. We suggest a donation of 15 percent of the sale go toward NoMAA to help sustain our gallery program.
  • Images of the artwork may be used by NoMAA for promotional and archival purposes.
  • Artists will be required to participate in a panel discussion. Date TBC.

Timeline:

  • Friday 9 September 2016, 11:59pm EDT: Submissions due
  • Monday 12 September: Notifications sent via email
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 14 and 15 September: Delivery of artworks (ready to hang)
  • Monday 19 September: Opening reception followed by an “Intimate Voices” concert
  • October (date TBC): Artist talk
  • December (date TBC): De-installation

Please help us spread the word to any Northern Manhattan artists who may be interested in participating.

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Call for artists: Whimsical Winter Wonder…

This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video, photography. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.

Exhibition location: Poe Park Visitor Center

Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2016, 11pm

Eligibility: This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video, photography. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions after original work in other media (such as giclee or photographs), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

Judging: Entries that differ significantly from their digital images may be rejected. Decision of the curators is final.

Submissions: Only original works may be submitted. They must be in a .jpg file format, online or by mailed CD only. No slides, photographs, DVDs, CDs will be returned. Work may be submitted in one or multiple media.

Directions for submission via mail

  1. Print out and complete the entry form.
  2. Put your images on a CD (Up to 3 images)
  3. All images must be .jpg files, and cannot use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name. File names may not include special characters: ‘ ” ; : { } | \ /or any of the characters found above the numbers (@, #, *, etc) – except the underscore and dash.
  4. Submit your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. File Size: largest dimension should be 1280 pixels in their longest side.
  5. Orientation: Landscape or portrait.
  6. Each image must correspond to entries listed on entry form. Medium, size and price must be entered.
  7. Mail the entry form and CD to Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458
  8. All entries must be postmarked by 1 November 2016, 11pm. Entries received after that time will not be considered.
  9. CDs will not be returned.

ACCEPTANCE: Notification of acceptance of work will be made via e-mail by 19 November 2016.

Directions for submission via e-mail

  1. Print out and complete the entry form. Fill in and scan to include in your email.
  2. Attach the images (Up to 3 images)
  3. All images must be .jpg files, and cannot use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name. File names may not include special characters: ‘ ” ; : { } | \ /or any of the characters found above the numbers (@, #, *, etc)—except the underscore and dash.
  4. Submit your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB, largest dimension should be 1280 pixels in their longest side.
  5. Orientation: Landscape or portrait.
  6. Each image must correspond to entries listed on entry form. Medium, size and price must be entered.
  7. Please direct email to l…@parks.nyc.gov
  8. All entries must be sent by 1 November 2016, 11pm. Entries received later will not be eligible for entry into the exhibition.

ACCEPTANCE: Notification of acceptance of work will be made via e-mail by 19 November 2016.

Requirements for accepted work

  1. Maximum Size: 24″ x 36″ for framed work. 30″w x 15″h x 9″d for 3D work
  2. Where appropriate and at the discretion of Poe Park Visitor Center, all work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. No clip frames or taped edges. All framed conventional work must use Plexiglas, except hand-delivered work less than 24″ x 30″. Canvases must have neat gallery wrapped edges.
  3. Work must be wired and ready for hanging. No ceiling mounts or special installation requirements.
  4. Sculptors must agree to use the display provided by Poe Park Visitor Center
  5. A label must be affixed to the back of the work that indicates which end is the top and includes the following: Artist Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions, and Price. This information must correspond with the Accepted image as listed on Notification form. No artwork may be substituted.
  6. Works may be for sale, but the transaction is to be done through the artist, not through the Poe Park Visitor Center Gallery. If for sale, mark it and leave your contact information.
  7. Work may not be withdrawn, nor sales shipped, before the end of the exhibit.

Delivery of accepted work

Work must be hand delivered to our location by the artist or their agent. We are not able to accept UPS, Fedex or USPS delivery drop-offs.

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Exhibition: Evolving Terrain 2016

Evolving Terrain brings together four artists’ work, placed throughout Fort Tryon Park. Their work addresses the natural landscape within an ever-changing city, and hopes to create a dialogue between communities, artists and nature, and the ways in which the natural realm supports the built environment. Artworks will be on view until December 2016.

Evolving Terrain brings together four artists’ work, placed throughout Fort Tryon Park. Their work addresses the natural landscape within an ever-changing city, and hopes to create a dialogue between communities, artists and nature, and the ways in which the natural realm supports the built environment. Artworks will be on view until 1 January 2017.

On Sunday 25 September at 3pm, there will be a guided walk led by NYC Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust and NoMAA, to view the artworks and meet the artists. The artists will speak about their work and the inspiration they drew from the park’s sublime landscape and its abundant natural features. The walk will meet at the Heather Garden; enter the park at Margaret Corbin Circle.

“Persieverrance” by Anthony Heinz May
“Persieverrance” by Anthony Heinz May

Anthony Heinz May – Persieverrance, 2016
The intentional misspelling of a word defined as steady persistence in the face of difficulty, reflects word-jam rhetoric and object-hood of a whimsical composition. This symbolic representation of perseverance provides the empirical course of its creation: sieving individual units of a whole to denote a type of errance from its original form and purpose. Not unlike the whimsy at which society/culture/economy abuse nature as an omnipresent source of material wealth, rampant acquisition and progress for the technological kowtow, Perseiverrance offers a spectacle of shuffled reality in recorded natural time that mirrors derangement of what defines human progress.

“Golden Pears” by Audrey Shachnow
“Golden Pears” by Audrey Shachnow

Audrey Shachnow – Golden Pears, 2015
Ms. Shachnow makes large-scale sculptures with the purpose of creating beauty in everyday objects. Her large-scale installation of “Golden Pears” highlights the connection between the importance of the earth’s natural environment and its ability to support the food we grow to sustain life. The Golden Pears invite a dialogue between the trees and the park setting, reminding us of the importance of preserving nature. To learn more please visit AudreyShachnow.com.

“bench V (basics)” by Matthias Neumann
“bench V (basics)” by Matthias Neumann

Matthias Neumann – bench V (basics), 2016
“bench V (basics)” is a site-specific installation that continues a body of work under the title “basics,” exploring an abstracted notion of form, material, space and utility. “Basics” is based on a constructive logic of additive 2×4 wood studs that allow a monumentality through everyday means. The work wants to be experienced both as an abstract sculptural gesture as well as an interactive spatial environment. “Basics” encourages an uncertainty in the dialog between the viewer and the work, opening possibilities in the public quality and appropriation of the work. The temporality of the site-specific intervention is mirrored by the material and constructive logic of the work. Matthias Neumann is trained as an architect. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally.

“Tripod” by Tom Monsees
“Tripod” by Tom Monsees

Tom Monsees – Tripod, 2016
“Tripod” is made up of three casts of a found piece of rotting wood. It is remade in ghostly matte white in reference to death masks and homage to the object’s prior life. The wood is elevated to a place of honor generally reserved for well-known, and/or well-regarded, human subjects.

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Presented by:
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Fort Tryon Park Trust NYC Parks

Sponsored in part by:
ConEdison

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NoMAA Newsletter – 11 August 2016

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