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HPAC - Open Call For Artists

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August 28, 2020
For Immediate Release - August 28, 2020
Erin Dudley, Executive Director
Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre
(845) 693-4119

Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre Presents

Open Call for Design Proposals

Now through September 18 at 11:59pm

All artists from New York State, at any and all stages of their careers, are eligible to apply. The winning proposal will be printed in a large format and installed in five giant light boxes on the Main Street side of our art center. The winning artist will receive a $2,000 commission fee!

The Main Street side of our beautiful art center has five big lightboxes in need of art! Located at a traffic light right in the middle of town, it is a highly visible location and a great way to get your work seen. Any New York State resident is eligible to apply, regardless of background or experience. Collaborations and collectives are also eligible, so long as at least one member is a New York State resident.

This is a juried open call, meaning that your work will be reviewed by a committee that will select only one winning proposal. The selected proposal will be up for one full year.* If you plan to submit a proposal, please consider the following requirements:
Each proposal must be for five thematically similar pieces or one (1) five-part work (a pentaptych), so artists are asked to submit five images that make up one artwork. See the image below for details on the size and spacing.
The winning proposal will be digitally printed on 60” x 89” posters and displayed in large lightboxes hung on the outside of the art center. 2D Digital art, painting, drawing, and photography (or any combination of those) are all welcome, but the images must be scanned or photographed in a high resolution (300 dpi minimum) so they can look good digitally printed in the large format. If you need assistance or advice in meeting these standards, please contact us at
Proposals must reflect HPAC’s mission of building a culture of inclusion and social and environmental awareness. They must also celebrate HPAC’s offerings of film, dance, music, fine art, yoga, and storytelling. The winning artist will receive a $2,000 fee, and HPAC will cover all costs related to printing, installation, and outdoor signage. Once installed, HPAC will host an opening reception and will ensure your work is professionally documented.

“I love public art for the intersections it provides between individuals and communities - it always makes me feel so grateful that folks would go to all the trouble to make something for me to experience - it's always a nice surprise. My hope is that New York State artists feel honored by our desire to offer them this incredible venue and that folks living in Sullivan County or passing through it will smile knowing that HPAC is still here and that we will sing and dance together again.” - Erin Dudley, Executive Director HPAC

How to apply:
to submit an application before the deadline of September 18, 2020 at 11:59pm.

You will be asked to submit your contact details, links to your website and/or social media handles, previous work samples, a brief written description of your proposal, and concept art (from rough sketch to close-to-final visualization) of the five images making up your proposal.

For Questions, Contact:
Ellyane Hutchinson at with “Poster Project” in the subject line.

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For more details on this panel event, and all events from HPAC Live at Home visit HPAC’s website,; also accessible through HPAC social media channels on Instagram (@hurleyvilleartscentre) and Facebook.

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