Prospectus: Fifth Annual Regional Juried Show
Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Dates: October 6-28, 2018
Deadline for Entries: August 22, 2018


The artist’s eye, perceptions and choices


Housed in a historic landmark 1847 Greek revival schoolhouse, Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents a variety of arts and cultural programming to an audience of local residents, second homeowners, and tourists from the Hudson Valley and Berkshire regions. Programs include: exhibitions of fine arts and craft; musical performances; spoken word, poetry and drama; workshops and classes.

The Academy, including the gallery, is a not-for-profit institution supported by membership, public and private donations and grant funding. A volunteer committee comprised of professional artists and curators administers the Gallery.

The Gallery comprises two exhibition spaces: the larger space is approximately 38’ X 15’ and the smaller is 16’ X 15’. Both rooms have abundant natural light as well as track lighting and 9.5’ ceilings.


This year’s guest juror, Bruce Bergmann, received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. He went on to work with galleries in SoHo, Chelsea and the Upper East side, all while doing his own studio work. In 2003 he opened his own gallery, BCB on Warren Street in Hudson, New York. He has devoted himself to showing the work of international, national and regional artists. Bruce has had vast experience as a jurist in the Hudson Valley.

Media: Any media except photography or fine crafts. No reproductions or giclée will be considered.


The guest juror will curate the show and bestow First, Second and Honorable Mention Places before the Opening.


Submissions will be accepted from residents of Columbia County, NY and the following surrounding counties: Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Ulster, Dutchess and Greene in NY, Litchfield and Fairfield in CT, and Berkshire in MA.


· Online submission deadline: Wednesday, August 22, Midnight EDT
· Notice of acceptance emailed: Wednesday, September 5
· Hand delivery to Spencertown Academy: Sunday, Sept. 23, 9:00-11:00am
· Exhibition opens to the public: Saturday, October 6, 1:00-5:00pm
· Opening reception: Sunday, October 7, 3:00-5:00pm
· Show closes: Sunday, October 28, 5:00pm
· Pick up artwork: Sunday, October 28, 5:00-6:00pm
· Pick up artwork: Monday, October 29, 11:00am-Noon


All submissions must be made online through Complete guidelines, entry forms and instructions for submission are detailed there.

Up to 4 images may be submitted. Maximum size of entry, including edges of frame must not exceed 32 inches in any direction. Artwork must not have been previously exhibited at the Academy. Work created in the last three years is preferred. 3-D art must be light enough for one person to handle and be able to be hung on the wall, displayed on the floor, an Academy pedestal, or on a shelf provided by the artist.


Members – $35 and Nonmembers – $45. This fee covers submission of up to 4 pieces. Become a member by clicking here.


Notification of acceptance will be made on Wednesday, September 5 by email. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed. All work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.


The Gallery will take a 35% commission on any work sold.


ALL hanging 2D work must be wired for hanging with professional-grade wire and screw eyes.Ensure corners of frames, whether metal or wood, are tightly joined. Examine work for stray debris that may have slipped in during framing.

For the entry system, questions should be directed to Joe Baker.
Email: moc.t1558387000imbus1558387000wohs@1558387000rekab1558387000j1558387000
Phone: 413-528-5134

For all other questions, contact Show Chair Leslie Gabosh.
Email: gro.y1558387000medac1558387000anwot1558387000recne1558387000ps@tr1558387000a1558387000.