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Calls for Artists and Submissions

A Street Light Festival
•Juried 2 day festival. Proposal deadline extended to June 1.

Eco-Art Challenge
•Spectrum Creative Arts

4th Annual Plein Air Fest
•Eastern side of Seneca Lake

Public Arts Initiative Summer 2015
•Chenango Arts Council

2015 Springwater Fiddlers Fair and American Crafts Show
•Punky Hollow Farms

Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program
New York State / Province of Québec

"Art thru the Lens" Exhibit and Contest
•Wayne County Council for the Arts

Art in the Park
•Finger Lakes Art Cooperative

The Art of The Book
•2015 Art of the Book juried exhibit

A Call for Irondequoit Artists
•3rd Annual Irondequoit Art Trail

Dave Bown Projects
•Dave Bown Projects - 10th Semiannual Competition

Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival
•East End Arts' 19th Annual

Seneca Falls Arts Council
•Seneca Falls Art Walk 2015

Shoe Factory
•The Shoe Factory seeks artists to exhibit at Starry Nites Café


A Street Light Festival

Juried 2-day festival that will present a well curated and interactive experience from entrance to end by showcasing the innovative work of selected area artists, makers and innovators using light as a major creative component of their projects. New deadline extension for proposals! Exhibitor proposals now due by 11:59pm June 1, 2015.!home/mainPage.

Eco-Art Challenge

Spectrum Creative Arts in Pittsford is hosting an Eco-Art Challenge. This year’s concept: The K-Cup (or any single use coffee cup). For our 2015 Eco-Art Challenge, we are challenging artists of all ages to create a masterpiece that utilizes K-Cups in a creative way. These pieces will be on display at Spectrum Creative Arts, and three cash prizes will be awarded based on creativity. See for more details and application.

4th Annual Plein Air Fest

The 2015 Plein Air Arts Fest will be held on Saturday, July 25th on the eastern side of Seneca Lake. To Sign Up: pay a $40 artist fee through June 1st. After June 1st the fee will be $50. Pay online (link below) or by phone, 607-546-5557. Be sure to fill out the artist application (link below) and send to Damiani Wine Cellars 4704 Rt. 414, Burdett, NY 14818.
Public Arts Initiative Summer 2015

Summer Deadline: June 5, 2015. Autumn Corridor Deadline: August 14, 2015. The PAI is a new initiative sponsored by The Chenango Arts Council.

2015 Springwater Fiddlers Fair and American Crafts Show

Entries due June 15. Application on website, for the 2015 American Craft Show featured at the Springwater Fiddlers Fair to be held at Punky Hollow Farms on Sept. 19, 10:00AM to 6:00PM, in Springwater, NY.

Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program

New York State / Province of Québec. Respondents are required to submit one copy of the application as well as their letter from the host site electronically to by 12 noon EST on June 26, 2015.

"Art thru the Lens" Exhibit and Contest

July 9 – August 7, 2015. This is a judged show for amateur photographers and is open to all members and non-members of Wayne County Council for the Arts. Email: info@wayne-arts.com

Art in the Park

Finger Lakes Art Cooperative will host Art in the Park Saturday September 19 from 10 am to 4 pm at Auburn's scenic Hoopes Park. Regional fine artists and crafters are encouraged to exhibit and sell their wares. Information and application can be found  at the FLAC web site:

The Art of The Book

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is pleased to announce the call for entries to the 2015 Art of the Book juried exhibit. This international exhibit will be held in the Lower Link Gallery of the Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building in downtown Rochester, NY.

June 25, 2015: Deadline for receipt of signed entry form, CD and fees.
August 3, 2015: Mailing of jury results.
October 9, 2015: Deadline for receipt of accepted work.
No exceptions can be made to the stated date. Work not delivered during scheduled times will not be included in the exhibition.
October 26, 2015: Show opens.
TBA:Opening reception and awards ceremony.
January 4, 2016: Exhibition closes.
January 8, 2016: Artwork shipped to artists. Appointments required for in-person retrieval of work. Do not submit work if you cannot deliver and/or pick up works on the dates listed above.

Jessica Lamanna
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14604

(Be sure to indicate the topic of the message.) The prospectus can also be downloaded from the Rochester Public Library website:

A Call for Irondequoit Artists 

3rd ANNUAL IRONDEQUOIT ART TRAIL, July 24 and 25, 2015. This is an opportunity for independent artists who live and/or work in Irondequoit to share their creative spirit with the community, during a weekend celebration of ARTS and CRAFTS. Next planning meeting May 9, 3:30 p.m. at the Artists’ Cave, 4639 Culver Rd. in Seabreeze.  Deadline for all new artist information is June 5.  The cost of participating is $25 per artist to cover costs of marketing materials. Contact Lisa Zaccour at or 544-7846. Or join the Irondequoit Artist Trail discussion on Facebook.

Dave Bown Projects - 10th Semiannual Competition

Jurors: Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art.

Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).
Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Deadline: 6 June 2015

The Shoe Factory

The Shoe Factory seeks artists to exhibit at Starry Nites Café
Ongoing rotating exhibits

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op hosts rotating art shows at Starry Nites Café in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. The ongoing exhibits feature the work of regional artists. Currently seeking original artwork with boldness of design to stand out on the bistro’s walls. Sizes of work must be 12” or larger. Selected artists’ work will be scheduled to hang on the walls of the café located at 696 University Ave.
Artists may apply at this website

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