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 one-month and two-month 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 fourth quarter, which includes the months of October, November, or December.

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Ends on September 23, 2019$30.00 - 35.00
$30.00 - 35.00

A national juried exhibition, open to all U.S. artists 18 years and older working in ceramics, glass, wood, or metal. Submissions must be cups, mugs, or other drinking vessels. All work submitted must be for sale.

Kelly B. Justice received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She currently works as the ceramic studio manager at the Flower City Arts Center (formerly known as Genesee Center for Arts and Education) in Rochester, NY, where she maintains an active studio practice.

Jeremy Randall received his BFA from Syracuse University and his MFA from the University of Florida. He has been making his hand-built pottery professionally since 2005. He currently lives in Tully, NY, where he owns and operates his home studio. Jeremy is a visiting instructor of art at Cazenovia College in Cazenovia NY, and an adjunct professor of art at Syracuse University.

A total of $1,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $500!
Exhibition Dates: November 16–December 14, 2018 (exhibition will be in the second floor gallery at Main Street Arts and online)

Read full prospectus here: PROSPECTUS
See images of exhibitions from previous years: 2018, 2017, 2016

Ends on October 7, 2019$30.00 - 35.00
$30.00 - 35.00

A national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction*). Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents. *Framing may extend to 16 inches.

Exhibition Dates: Nov 30, 2019–Jan 3, 2020 | Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 4–7pm A total of $2,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $1,000!

Read the full prospectus here: PROSPECTUS  

See images from Last year's exhibition: Small Works 2018

Exhibition Juror: Anna Kaplan
Gallery owner and curator at Anna Kaplan Contemporary in Buffalo, NY. Anna is former Curatorial Assistant at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery where she was also Project Manager of the major multi-venue regional exhibition, Beyond/In Western New York 2007. She is also a former adjunct professor in Daemen College’s Visual & Performing Arts Department. Anna’s foray in commercial gallery work began when she launched BT&C Gallery (Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery) in 2013, opening in a physical gallery space at 1250 Niagara Street in June of 2014. In September of 2017, the gallery rebranded and opened as Anna Kaplan Contemporary in a newly renovated space at the same address. Since 2013, Anna has curated dozens of exhibitions, both on Niagara St. and elsewhere as a strong collaborator in the Western New York visual arts community. Anna is also responsible for the art consultancy, Resource:Art

An exhibition open to all artists. The only criteria is that the submissions are drawings, photographs, or paintings of the Ontario Pathways trail system or the immediately surrounding areas. You may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. (note: submit your entries as jpegs through the submittable entry portal)

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019

Exhibition Dates: October 4–November 8, 2019

About the Ontario Pathways Trail System

Ontario Pathways is a twenty five mile system comprised of a 23.3 mile multi-use trail with an additional three loop trails for another 1.7 miles of a hiking only trail.  Located in Ontario County, the trail is open year round from dawn to dusk and is free to the general public to use. 

* 100% of the proceeds from the submission fee will be donated to the Ontario Pathways to support their efforts

We are looking for submissions from artists located in New York state working in all media. Special focus on artists located upstate in the Central / Western / Finger Lakes areas.

When submitting, please keep in mind that we will only respond if we feel that your work is the right fit for a specific exhibition. We regularly consult these submissions when planning for exhibitions, so please feel free to re-submit new work when applicable.

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