Olive Free Library

Call for Art

Define Beauty
6th Annual Juried Summer Group Show

July 22 – September 9, 2023
Juried by Donald Elder

The Olive Free Library Association will be presenting its 6th Annual Summer Group Show, this year juried by well-known regional artist Donald Elder. The exhibition will open on Saturday, July 22, 3 – 5 pm and will run through September 9, 2023. All Hudson Valley artists are invited and all genres of art are considered but work must be wall-hung. If you are interested in submitting work to be considered for this show, please read the submission instructions.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Up to three pieces of original artwork will be considered for inclusion in the show (no reproductions) and should fit the theme of the exhibition, “Define Beauty”.
2. All artwork should be no more than 24 inches x 24 inches in size, including frame. All works must be wall hung. Small shelves (to be provided by the artist) for sculptures are acceptable.
3. The library takes a 30% commission on all sales (the artist will receive the remaining 70% of the sale). All artwork must be for sale.
4. Send 3 – 5 jpg or png files of your work (please do NOT include the frame in the image file if your work is framed, only the artwork itself!) to oflartsubmissions@gmail.com.
5. Image files should each be named with the artwork’s title only. In the body of the email, please provide details for each of the works, i.e. title, medium, and size (height x width) incl. frame (if framed):
eg. Title 1: oil, 5” x 7”
Title 2: pastel, 8” x 10”
Title 3: pen & ink, 12” x 12”
6. All artwork must be properly WIRED ready for hanging. Any work not properly wired will be rejected.
7. All candidates must be 16 years or older.
8. Please submit your image files by Monday, June 5, 2023 and send to oflartsubmissions@gmail.com.
9. If accepted, you will be contacted directly by email with all necessary forms for you to fill in, and submit them with your artwork during drop-off. Intake day is Monday, July 17, 2023.
10. All artworks have to be dropped off and picked up by the artist or a friend or family member (no mail!)
11. If you want to be added to the Olive Free Library’s email list and find out about its events and other exhibition opportunities, please send an email to director@olivefreelibrary.org
12. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Exhibition Committee – Olive Free Library Association
4033 Route 28A, West Shokan, NY 12494
Phone: 845.657.2482

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