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NRCA Call For ART: "Free For All"

August 22, 2017 to September 18, 2017



October 3 – November 10, 2017                                           

All artists within the County of Westchester, NY and the Metropolitan New York Area working in all mediums, at any stage in their artistic careers, are encouraged to email submissions of work completed from 2014 to 2017 to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, for an exhibit at the NRCA Rotunda Gallery at City Hall.  The exhibit, “Free For All,” explores the themes that speak to the duality of the phrase which can be interpreted as a platform for a multitude or plethora of ideas or a statement that evokes openness, access and undeniability.  All original two- and three-dimensional wall-hung work will be accepted for review as long as the work(s) meet all requirements; no free-standing works will be eligible for acceptance.  All work submitted must be available for exhibiting throughout the exhibition period; substitutions will not be allowed. The final selection of works will be chosen by the NRCA Rotunda Gallery Committee, except in cases of a juried show in which a panel of qualified jurors will be asked to select the works. 


            Entry Receipt Deadline:                       Monday, September 18, 2017 via Email

            Accepted Artists Notified:                   Thursday, September 21, 2017 via Email

            Artwork Delivery:                                 Tuesday, September 26, 2017, NR City Hall
            Exhibition Dates:                                 Tuesday, October 3 – November 10, 2017

            Reception:                                            Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 5pm-7pm


All entrants must complete the exhibit’s entry form which can be requested by email from or downloaded from A completed entry form and image(s) (8 x 10 in., 300 dpi jpegs only; no tiffs, pdfs, power point, etc.), corresponding image list (all jpeg image numbers & names should correspond to entry form), single-page artist statement, and single-page résumé should be emailed to:

Image Identification Sheet:
Please include the following information on the image list:

            a. Your name

            b. Number of each digital image (from 1-3)

            c. Title of work (please indicate whether digital image is a detail)

            d. Medium

            e. Dimensions

            f. Date of work






Free for NRCA members, there is a  $35.00 fee for a maximum of 3 images (8x10 in, 300 dpi jpegs) for nonmembers. Fee is due only for accepted work. Upon notification, the fee can be remitted through PayPal at or sent as a personal check or money order (no cash!). When paying via PayPal, please indicate that the payment is in regards to NRCA Rotunda Gallery Exhibit.  All checks and money orders should be made out to: The New Rochelle Council on the Arts and sent to New Rochelle Council on the Arts, P.O. Box 211, New Rochelle, NY 10804.


All accepted work must:

·         Arrive completely ready for installation with eye hooks and wire attached and if necessary, framing. NRCA will not assume these costs. See photos below for hanging hardware guidance.

·         Entire piece cannot exceed a weight of 25 lbs.

·         Be clearly labeled on the back with name, address, phone number, title, medium and price


All work intended to be hung on the walls must be securely wired. Inappropriately presented work will not be accepted.  Installers will take special care in handling all submissions, but neither the New Rochelle Council on the Arts nor the NRCA Rotunda Gallery/New Rochelle City Hall will be responsible for damage due to poor construction, wiring, or other problems inherent in the work. Artists are responsible for providing adequate protection or instructions for fragile artwork that requires special handling.


NRCA Rotunda Gallery is located within New Rochelle City Hall at 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801.  Both City Hall and the Rotunda Gallery are public spaces that are accessible to all during business hours, between 8:30 am & 4 pm, weekdays. Please call (914) 654-2000 to inquire about exceptions and/or changes.





·         Artwork may be hand delivered on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, between 2pm & 3pm.  Deliveries will be received at the NRCA Office, located on the groundfloor in Parks & Recreation Office at New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801

·         Or contact NRCA via email ( or for all other receiving circumstances.



·         Artwork may be picked up from NRCA Office at New Rochelle City Hall on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 between 2pm  & 3pm.  For questions or information, contact NRCA via email ( or, regarding all other returning circumstances.

NRCA Rotunda Gallery and the City of New Rochelle does not provide insurance for exhibits. However, the space is monitored by video cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and NRCA takes precautions to protect each piece.  NRCA reserves the right to photograph and use accepted work for documentation, press, website or catalogue purposes.

Artwork can be offered for sale during the exhibit. The NRCA will retain a 20% commission on work sold during the exhibition. No changes in price will be allowed upon acceptance. Works not for sale should be listed NFS.

The receipt of any entry is understood to convey agreement by the entrant to all conditions set forth and inferred in this prospectus.

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts Mission is to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and the public's interest and participation therein; To foster and support arts in the community and to serve as a portal to the arts for New Rochelle residents and community members; To create opportunities for the public to encounter and explore art and increase access to the arts in New Rochelle.


           This season’s programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government, the City of New Rochelle and the support and participation of NRCA membership





















____________________________________________________________ Title/Medium/Size/Price_______________________________________



Exhibit Title:  “FREE FOR ALL” - October 3 – November 10, 2017

Reception – October 3, 5pm – 7pm @ NRCA Rotunda Gallery

The undersigned herewith releases the New Rochelle Council on the Arts , its officers, directors, agents, successors and assigns (collectively “NRCA”), and the City of New Rochelle (the “City”), from any and all claims arising from or relating to the Exhibit and/or this Agreement, for any reason whatsoever, including alleged negligence by NRCA or the City, or for any damages to/ or theft of the work being exhibited. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the undersigned further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless NRCA and the City from any claim, action or proceedings arising from or relating to Artist’s participation in the Exhibit  or arising under this Agreement, including any claims, actions or proceedings by any third party.

NRCA  reserves  the right to photograph and reproduce artists’ works as necessary for the publication and for use in press material related to the exhibition.  Photographic material supplied by artists/designated agent must include complete credit line information.

NRCA retains 20% of all sales.  All sales will be processed through NRCA.

Artist   ________________________________ Date_________________________________

NRCA Representative___________________________________Date__________________  or call:  914.576.7150                                                                                                                         


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