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Calls for Artists and Submissions

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


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

Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

Open Call for Street Painting Artists, East End Arts’ 19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival: May 24, 2015, Riverhead, NY. Registration deadline is May 14, 2015. Registration form and info: Additionally, East End Arts also invites artists and craftspeople to participate in the fine arts and crafts fair at the event. Registration deadline is May 15, 2015. Info:

Seneca County Arts Council

Artists Wanted for Seneca Falls Art Walk 2015
The Seneca Falls Business Association, in conjunction with the Seneca County Arts Council, will hold the second annual Seneca Falls Art Walk in downtown Seneca Falls in May. Art Walk 2015 begins Friday, May 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with receptions, music and dinner specials. The event will continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with music on the street, additional artist booths and sidewalk sales. Artists interested in being a part of Art Walk 2015 are asked to detail size and number of pieces they wish to show and type of display apparatus, if any, so they can be matched up with a host business. Artists with larger displays and tents will also be accommodated with outdoor booth space on Saturday. Contact the Seneca County Arts Council at referencing Art Walk or call Beverly Lombardo 315-568-6137. Deadline for submission of interest is May 1.

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

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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