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Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, Call to Artists

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The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Black History Month Committee invite you submit your work for an exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery, Central Park.

A celebration of advancements and achievements by African Americans
February 1 – March 1, 2011

All submissions must include:
• A brief description of proposed exhibition (conceptual theme or curatorial statement) or artist’s statement.
• Up to 15 SLIDES, PHOTOS OR IMAGES ON CD of representative work. DO NOT send portfolios, original slides or artwork.
• SLIDE LIST, numbered to correspond to slides or photos, with title, date, materials used, and the dimensions of work
• RESUME of artist(s) and/or description of sponsoring organization. Be sure to include all relevant contact information.
• SELF-ADDRESED, STAMPED ENVELOPE. The Arsenal Gallery cannot return submissions without a SASE.


This exhibition aims to highlight the cultural, historical, social, political and educational innovations achieved by African Americans

All media are considered, but please note that the gallery has a very limited capacity for 3-dimensional work. Exhibition proposals will be reviewed by a departmental panel that includes the curator of the Arsenal Gallery, Director of Parks’ Art & Antiquities Division and members of the Black History Month Committee with Commissioner of Parks & Recreation having final approval.

Located in the historic Arsenal Building in Central Park, the Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, New York City parks, and park history through a diverse schedule of art and history exhibitions. The Arsenal Gallery is committed to providing unaffiliated artists, independent curators, and non-profit organizations with an accessible exhibition venue.

The Arsenal Gallery is located on the third floor of the Arsenal at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Central Park.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Send proposals to:
Jennifer Lantzas, Arsenal Gallery Curator
City of New York, Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park, Rm. 20
New York, NY 10065
(212) 360-8163

See Arsenal Gallery Guidelines for Submission here.

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