Main Street Arts is a non-profit arts organization located in the historic, picturesque village of Clifton Springs, NY. Programming includes exhibitions, youth programming, an art resource library, workshops, and events. 

Main Street Arts also owns Sulfur Books, an independent bookstore located at 18 East Main Street in Clifton Springs, NY.

Apply for juried exhibition opportunities and open call for work below.

Our ninth annual national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction*) is 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.

Juror: Bradley Butler, executive director and curator of Main Street Arts

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 27, 2022
  • Notification to artists: September 17, 2022
  • Accepted artwork due: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Exhibition Dates: November 5–December 23, 2022

A total of $2,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $1,000!  This exhibition will be in the main floor gallery at Main Street Arts and online. See images of exhibitions from previous years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

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:

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

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