Main Street Arts is an art gallery specializing in showcasing contemporary art and fine craft from emerging and established artists. Located in the historic, picturesque village of Clifton Springs, NY, the 3,600-square-foot space has two floors offering exhibitions, an artist residency program, and workshops. The gallery is centrally located between Rochester, Syracuse, and Finger Lakes wine country.

Apply for juried exhibition opportunities, artist residency program, and open call for work below.

Main Street Arts offers three-week and seven-week artist residencies. Resident artists have access to one of two 200 square foot studio spaces located on our second floor. This submission is for the third quarter, which includes the months of July, August, or September.

More info at: www.mainstreetartsgallery.com/residency.html

Main Street Arts is always interested in seeing your new work. We are looking for submissions from artists located in upstate New York working in all media.

When submitting, please keep in mind that we review these submissions twice annually and will respond accordingly. If your work is not selected to be in an invitational exhibition, please submit again. In addition to our open call, we also have national juried exhibitions, you can also see those opportunities at: www.MainStreetArtsCS.org/submissions

Thank you for your interest in showing your work at Main Street Arts.

>>>> PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED, PLEASE SEE BELOW. 

A national juried exhibition of artist books and text-based visual works. Submissions must be visual in nature. Written text passages must be part of an artist book, painting, photograph, drawing, print, collage, sculpture, or other visual art form. Submissions may be text art, concrete/visual poetry, any of the above mentioned disciplines, or a combination thereof. Submissions may or may not contain text or type. 

This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age.

Juror: Scott McCarney, artist, designer, and educator based in Rochester, NY

A total of $1,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $500!

Read the full prospectus here: PROSPECTUS

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission Deadline: New date, April 11 (was March 24)
  • Notifications: New date, April 23 (was April 7)
  • Artwork Due: New date, May 12 (was May 2)
  • Exhibition Dates: New dates: May 19—June 19 (was May 16–June 19)
  • Tentative Reception: New date, Saturday, May 30, 4–7 p.m. (was Saturday, May 16)

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In addition to the exhibition, we also select a number of artists to write about their process as part of our Inside The Artist's Studio blog feature. You can read about artists from past exhibitions here.

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