Building Community Through the Arts

Annual Regional Juried Show Prospectus

Show Dates: October 8-November 6
Opening Reception/Concert: Sunday, October 9
Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

THEME: Deeper Than The Skin

This year we are excited to partner with the not-for-profit, A Still Small Voice 4U, devoted to encouraging and supporting arts, music, literature, culture and community. ASSV directly supports individuals and organizations that share its mission and commitment.

The theme, Deeper Than The Skin, is drawn directly from the lyrics of musicians Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway, who will be presenting Deeper Than the Skin: A Musical Presentation on Race in America at 2:00pm before the opening reception. Art submitted should have a direct connection to this important theme.

Tickets for the concert are $20. Concert ticket sales to be announced closer to the event. Please check our website for the current COVID protocols.


Paula Bernay has roots in both New York City and the Berkshires and comes from a family of artists. She ran a gallery in Chicago and now co-owns Bernay Fine Art, a gallery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.


Any media except fine crafts accepted. No reproductions or giclees will be considered.


First Place: $300; Second Place: $200, Third Place: $100 and $100 for best interpretation of concept. There will be a $100 People’s Choice Award at the closing of the show.


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


  • Wednesday, September 14 – Midnight EDT- deadline for online submission of entries
  • Saturday, September 17 – Notice of Acceptance emailed
  • Friday, September 30, 5:00-6:00pm and Sunday, October 2, 9:00-10:00am – Hand Delivery to Spencertown Academy
  • Saturday, October 8 – Exhibition Opens to the Public, 1:00-5:00pm
  • Sunday, October 9 -Concert 2:00pm, Opening Reception 4:00-6:00pm
  • Sunday, November 6 – Show Closes, 5:00pm
  • Sunday, November 6 – Removal of Artwork, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Monday, November 7 – Removal of Artwork, 11:00am-1:00pm


All submissions must be made online at

Complete guidelines, entry forms and instructions for submission are detailed there.

Up to 3 images may be submitted. Maximum size of entry, including frame if framed traditionally, must not exceed 40 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. If you have unframed works on paper, please note that we do not have a hanging clip system. Please contact us to determine best method to hang your work, [email protected]


Members $35 and Non-Members $45. This fee covers submission of up to 3 pieces. Become a member today.


Notification of acceptance will be made on Saturday, September 17 by email.  No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed. All work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, i.e. until 5:00 pm, Sunday, November 6.


The Gallery receives a 35% commission on any work sold.


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.


For any questions about the entry system, please contact Onlinejuriedshows by email [email protected] or 888-666-1351.

For all other questions, contact Show Chair Lynn Rothenberg at [email protected].

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