Calls for Entry:

  • Digitalia: National Juried Digital Art Exhibition/ Deadline Jan. 23, 2017

  • 2017 Crenson Gallery Solo ShowsDeadline: January 31, 2017

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Deadline: Jan. 23, 2017

Exhibition Dates: March 18 – April 15, 2017

Opening Reception: March 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Juror: Bruce Wands, Chair Emeritus of the MFA Computer Art Department, Founding Chair, BFA Computer Art Department and Director of Computer Education, School of Visual Arts, New York.  Wands is author of Art of the Digital Age and Director of the New York Digital Salon.  In 2016, he served as juror for the Lumen Prize Global Awards and Tour of Digital Art.   

His group exhibitions include: Art in the Digital Era, Guangzhou, China; Electronics Alive III, IV, V, Tampa, FL; D-ART Online Digital Art GalleryComputer Graphics Invitational, Greeley, CO; Creativity & Cognition, Goldsmiths College, London; First Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition; International Digital Media and Arts Exhibition, Orlando; ASCI Digital 01 Exhibition, New York; Art and Science International, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing; SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Hong Kong Arts Centre; Museum het Toreke, Tienen, Belgium, New- York Historical Society.

He has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts; Rockefeller Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, U.K.) www.brucewands.com

 Digitalia is a national juried exhibition of digitally-created art, including digital painting, computer-based illustration, digitally manipulated photography, fractals and algorithmic imagery, digital manipulations of traditionally-created art, digital montages and collages, mixed media with digital elements, artwork created with mobile devices and apps, and interactive installations. We are interested in work that complicate (implicitly or explicitly) perceived boundaries between “art” and “technology.”  

We seek 2-D and 3-D artworks as well as small installations that can be accommodated in our atypical venue: the intimate galleries of our landmark 1840's Greek Revival townhouse. Historically used as domestic spaces, our galleries provide a dramatic, visually compelling presentation of contemporary and cutting-edge work. Artists should be prepared to provide their own display technologies and user interfaces, including flat screen monitors, keyboard, speakers or projectors.

BAC is located two hours north of New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York. Each year, BAC hosts four premier national juried exhibitions that showcase the work of established and emerging artists working in an array of medium and genres. Past BAC national show jurors include renowned curators from leading art institutions across the U.S.

 

 

 AWARDS and PUBLICITY   A gallery of all selected works will be displayed on the Barrett Art Center website after the opening.  Prizes are announced at the opening reception; three cash prizes (amounts to be determined based on entries) and two honorary awards are selected by the juror.  Each selected artist who attends the opening reception will be given a brief opportunity to talk about his or her work.  In addition to our website, The Digitalia exhibition is publicized via the Barrett Art Center eNewsletter, in regional press releases and social networking sites on the Internet.

ELIGIBILITY   Open to all artists residing in the United States and age 18 or older.

All work submitted must be original in design, concept and media. Submitted work must have been completed within the last three years. 

Media may include: digital painting, computer-based illustration, digitally manipulated photography, fractals and algorithmic imagery, digital manipulations of traditionally-created art, digital montages and collages, mixed media with digital elements, artwork created with mobile devices and apps, and interactive installations. Artwork may not exceed 40 inches in each dimension. 

For 2-dimensional artwork:  2-Dimensional work cannot exceed 40 inches along any side, including the frame, if applicable.   Work accepted for exhibition must be ready to hang and include all necessary hardware (no saw tooth hangers, please).  Framed work must use plastic or Plexiglass; frames with glass will NOT be accepted for hanging.

For 3-dimensional artwork:  Installation art, sculpture and other 3-Dimensional works must fit within a parameter of 72 in. high by 30 in. wide x 30 in. deep.  Work cannot be hung or installed from ceiling.  Gallery has limited pedestals for use; accepted artist may need to provide pedestal for mounting accepted work.

For installations and digital display: Artists should be prepared to provide their own display devices and user interfaces, including flat screen monitors, keyboard, speakers and/or projectors.

 

2017 Crenson Gallery Solo & Group Shows 

Barrett Art Center offers opportunities for established and emerging artists to exhibit their work in our historic gallery setting.  In 2017, BAC will host four (4) solo or group shows in the Crenson Gallery, held in conjunction with exhibitions in the main galleries.