31 Jan 2020

Portfolio Dorsky Museum’ Proposals for Exhibitions & Art Donations

Samuel Dorsky Museum of ArtNew Paltz, New York, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: Ongoing – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz (the Dorsky), located at the geographic center of the SUNY New Paltz campus, is one of the largest museums in the SUNY system, with more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries. The Dorsky’s permanent collection comprises more than 5,000 works of art, with areas of focus that include American Art, with an emphasis on the Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions, 19th, 20th and 21st century photography and metals.

The Dorsky Museum will consider external proposals for exhibitions and programs.

If you are an artist or a curator and you would like to submit a proposal, please review our mission statement and past and upcoming exhibitions web pages. If you feel that your exhibition is relevant to our mission and programming and wish to propose an exhibition, please submit a proposal that includes the following:

  1. Cover letter with contact information
  2. Exhibition proposal detailing the themes and artist(s) included in the exhibit, and the exhibition’s relevance to the mission of The Dorsky Museum
  3. Organizer’s CV
  4. Illustrated checklist with artist name, date, medium, and dimensions for each entry
  5. Images/videos on disk, high-resolution prints, or link to Dropbox or targeted website
  6. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for materials to be returned

Please mail submissions to:

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Submissions can also be emailed, Attn: Curator, to sdma@newpaltz.edu. Attachments may not exceed 10 MB in total.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed by the staff on an ongoing basis. Materials sent without a self-addressed stamp envelope will not be returned.

The Dorsky Museum’s permanent collection has benefited greatly from private donations of artwork. If you own a work that you believe would be of interest to the museum, please send us the following:

  1. Contact information including an address, phone number, and e-mail.
  2. A cover letter that states your intentions for the proposed donation and explains how the object(s) came into your possession. Please include:
    — Artist’s name, title of the work (if known), and country of origin
    — Date
    — Medium
    — Dimensions
    — Clear images of the front and back of the work

We will contact you if the work is appropriate for consideration by the museum’s Acquisitions Committee, which meets biannually. Please note that The Dorsky Museum is unable to receive and hold original artwork for review.

Please mail proposed donation information to:

Attn: Acquisitions Chair
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Proposed donation information can also be emailed, Attn: Director, to sdma@newpaltz.edu. Attachments may not exceed 10 MB in total.

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Portfolio. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Deadlines 03 March thru April, Deadlines 05 May thru June, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Deadlines Ongoing and Recurring, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: *No Application Fee, Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Solo, and In-Kind Benefit. Opportunity expires in 22 days.

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