OPEN CALL – Women in the Heights: Creating for Change

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for Change”, an exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.


The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for Change”, an annual exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.

Curated by Andrea Arroyo

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Open to self-identified women artists working or residing in El Barrio, Inwood, Washington Heights or Harlem. Above 110th Street on the West Side (west of 5th Ave) and above 96th Street on the East Side (east of 5th Ave).
Submission requirements:

  • 4 images (jpg, 300 dpi, 4″ wide on largest side) or written/spoken word (doc, docx, pdf – maximum 250 words)
  • Image List: title, year, medium, size, price (pdf, doc or docx)
  • Artist Statement (One paragraph statement commenting on the subject, process and/or any other pertinent information about the work submitted. 100 words maximum.)
  • Artist Bio / Resume (one page, pdf, doc or docx)

Timeline:

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Notification: February 15
Delivery of accepted works at the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (@ 135th Street): February 25 &amp 26, 10am-5pm (Dates to be confirmed)
Opening Reception: March 8, 6-8pm
Artist Talk, Workshop “How to use your art to create change” and Closing Reception: March 29
Pick-up of work: After the closing March 29, or April 1-2

Wall-hung works in all fine art media will be considered for the exhibit, maximum width of all artworks is 36” (including frame).

Written/spoken word works (maximum 250 words) must be presented printed and framed as per framing guidelines.

ACCEPTED WORK (please read and follow the instructions carefully):

Participating artists must provide all of the requested materials by the dates indicated above.
All artwork must be presented in a professional manner (including: professional-grade framing, matting and display materials.) All works must have hanging wire attached to the back (at least 2” below top edge of work,) no other hanging hardware will be accepted (The gallery has a railing system with rods and hooks, no picture hanging hooks or nails will be used on the walls).
All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name and title.
All artwork must be available for exhibition for the duration of the show.
Sales of artworks are not conducted by NoMAA. However, a price list will be available, and artists will be contacted directly by interested buyers. We suggest a donation of 15% of the sale to NoMAA to help sustain our gallery.
Images of the artwork may be used by NoMAA for promotion of the exhibit (for non-commercial purposes only).
Artists will be encouraged to participate in an artist talk.
Please note that Broadway Housing Communities has insurance coverage for the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive. There is however no FINE ARTS insurance for individual pieces.

If you have any questions, call (212) 567 4394 or nomaagallery@gmail.com

2019 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

2019 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest. Deadline February 25, 2019


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR WASHINGTON HEIGHTS-INWOOD AND WEST HARLEM ARTISTS
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2019

  • $1,250 Grand Prize 1st place winner
  • $500 for 2nd place
  • $250 for 3rd place

APPLY

REQUIREMENTS

  • Consideration is given to eye-catching original and unpublished images which highlight the unique characteristics of Northern Manhattan.
  • Include the phrase: 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll / Paseo de las Artes
  • Design must accommodate 11″x17″ poster, and various sizes for social media (300 dpi jpg, 4-5mb)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists must be West Harlem, Washington Heights-Inwood residents (W 135th to W 155th St from Edgecombe Ave west to the Hudson River, W155th Street to W 220th St river-to-river)
  • Artists may only submit one (1) design for consideration.

1st, 2nd and 3rd PLACE WINNER SELECTION

  • A panel of distinguished judges from the local arts community will select the grand prize 1st place winner, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
  • The names of the artists will not be submitted to the judges.
  • NoMAA owns the intellectual property rights on 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster designs for the winner, 2nd and 3rd finalists.

GRAND PRIZE 1st PLACE WINNER AGREES THAT

  • The 1st place image will be used exclusively to promote the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll in print and online.
  • Call for “Persuasive Visions”

    “Persuasive Visions” is the 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)’s public art initiative.
    Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist.

    Made possible with support from SBS/N360 Grant, ConEdison and NYC Parks and Recreation.

    $1300 artist fee will be awarded to 2 selected submissions for a site specific installation in Inwood Hill Park on the theme of “Persuasive Visions”. NYC based artists are eligible to apply. Northern Manhattan artists strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Deadline: Aug 24

    Persuasive Visions is the 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)’s public art initiative. Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist.

    $1300 artist fee will be awarded to 2 selected submissions for a site specific installation in Inwood Hill Park on the theme of PROPAGANDA. NYC based artists are eligible to apply. Northern Manhattan artists strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

    Timeline:

    Deadline: Aug 24
    Notification: by Sept 10
    Install: by Oct 31
    Artist Talk: Nov 4 TBC

    Made possible with support from SBS/N360 Grant, ConEdison and NYC Parks and Recreation.

    Call for Artists – 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll

    Calling Uptown Artists and venues (organizations, businesses, etc.) to participate in the 16th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll June 2018.

    Calling Uptown Artists and venues (organizations, businesses, etc.) to participate in the 16th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll June 2018. We encourage you to organize group events and exhibitions to reach a wider audience and network with your fellow artists.

    Submit your EVENT, EXHIBITION or OPEN STUDIO at www.artstroll.com  by

    April 20 for the PRINTED GUIDE DEADLINE or May 25 for the ONLINE GUIDE DEADLINE

    Open call for Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) 2018 Calendar

    NewYork Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center in collaboration with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists to submit their work for the CHALK 2018 calendar. One artist will be selected and receive a stipend of $400. Deadline: 16 October 2017.

    NewYork Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center in collaboration with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)

    Open call for Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) 2018 Calendar

    One artist will be selected and receive a stipend of $400; initially, 500 calendars will be printed with artist receiving 50 to distribute as they choose.

    Open to visual artists working or residing in Inwood or Washington Heights.

    Artists submit:

    • Four, two-dimensional artwork drafts depicting the Healthy Habits of your choice. See list below.
    • A brief artist statement
    • Image list
    • Resume/CV

    Submission form >

    Timeline:

    • Submission deadline: 16 October 2017, 5pm EDT
    • Selected artist notified: 23 October 2017
    • Artist submits artwork: 6 November 2017

    Childhood obesity is a major public health epidemic that disproportionately affects the Latino population in the United States. Although recent data shows the rate of childhood obesity overall in New York City has declined, prevalence of obesity remains, on the whole, higher than the national average and steadfast in the Latino population. In 2017, 47% of children in Washington Heights were classified as overweight and obese, compared to only 39% of children in NYC.

    NewYork Presbyterian’s Choosing Healthy and Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) is a collaboration between Columbia University Irving Medical Center , and the community of Northern Manhattan. The goal of CHALK is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in Northern Manhattan and create a wellness environment where healthy lifestyles are integral to all children and their families. We partner with schools, early childhood centers, faith based organizations, and community organizations throughout Washington Heights and Inwood.

    The cornerstone of our work features the 10 Habits of Healthy Kids promoting healthy behavior through small changes that can be adopted and add up to a healthy lifestyle.

    • January: Be physically active everyday
    • February: Eat plenty of vegetables and some fruit every day
    • March: Switch to low-fat (1% or less) milk, cheese, and yogurt
    • April: Get enough sleep and eat breakfast
    • May: Do something every day that makes you feel good
    • June: Drink water instead of soda or juice
    • July: Live your life!
    • August: Add some green to la bandera
    • September: Turn off the screens and live your life!
    • October: Snack on healthy foods
    • November: Eat smaller amounts
    • December: Eat less fast food

    We showcase these habits through a yearly calendar distributed to all of our partners. To make a complete calendar we have added two additional habits, “Live your life!” and ”Add green to la bandera.” In the past, we’ve taken pictures of our partners in action or used a youth community artist to illustrate each habit. This year, we would like to feature a local artist’s illustrations that represent the 10 healthy habits.