Juried Art Program
Artists who are interested in exhibiting at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY for approximately one month during 2014 are invited to submit samples of their artwork for review by a Juried Art Committee sponsored by the Harrison Council for the Arts.
The samples and related items may be submitted in person at the Library on May 17, 2013 after 9:30 a.m. and must be picked up the next day after 11:30 a.m. (no sign up or appointment required).
Two-dimensional art only is eligible. The samples must include two different pieces of the actual art (preferably framed), the artist's resume and 12 copies (all different) of the artist's work in the form of photos, prints or 35mm slides.
PETER PAUL LIVIDINI, with several one man shows, and numerous awards, his major works have been exhibited at the following: Worcester Art Museum, MA; Hudson River Museum, NY; Pace University Art Gallery, NY; Art Works Gallery, MA; Up Gallery, PA; Sunset River Marketplace, NC. His work is in private collections in the United States, England, and Italy. Peter has been doing portraits professionally since he was 16. He has also worked for a print company designing ads and logos. As a Photorealist Artist, most of his work is concentrated in pencil and acrylic painting. He is currently working on a new body of abstract work he originated several years ago. Besides being an artist, Peter is an Art Teacher and Art Therapist. He has taught at Mercy College and is currently teaching art in the Harrison Central School District. See http://peterlividini.blogspot.com.
FRANK SIERZEGA, a graduate of Harrison High School, received his B.A. from Fredonia College. He continued his studies at the College of New Rochelle and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, with illustration being his main focus. Mr. Sierzega has worked as a freelance artist and was employed as a full-time graphic artist with J.A. Sexauer, Inc., Scarsdale, NY. He currently works for the Town/Village of Harrison, Parks & Recreation Department. Mr. Sierzega has been working with pastels for several years and has come to appreciate their immediacy and intensity of color. He uses a camera to capture images that interest and inspire him. Images and objects are also drawn upon from books, magazines, newspapers and real life. Mr. Sierzega then combines, alters and adjusts these images and objects with his imagination and artistic license, to create pictures.
ELINOR STECKER-OREL, is an associate dean of the New York Institute of Photography, Elinor writes the textbook material as well as teaching photography and Photoshop. She also has taught photography at the Westchester Art Workshop (a division of the State University of New York) and the Hudson River Photography Workshop. She leads arts-and-crafts workshops and has written extensively on photo crafts for http://www.takegreatpictures.com. In addition to lecturing, Elinor judges local and international imaging competitions. Articles about her and her work have appeared in After Capture, Color, Rangefinder, American Cinematographer, and Bound & Lettered magazines. She has appeared as a guest authority on CNN, Fox, and on local radio and cable TV.
Art Exhibit Guidelines
The policy of the Harrison Public Library is to exhibit work by local artists, professional or amateur, which meets objective standards of excellence and artistic quality.
The purpose of the program is to make available to the community artistic experiences which will enhance its appreciation and understanding of various art forms and to give recognition to local artists whose talent and work are of such quality as to warrant the respect of their fellow artists and the general public.
All shows must meet these standards. Generally, acceptance for exhibit is considered the hallmark of excellence and prizes or awards are not given. Since the show is juried, the panel of jurors will also be local artists in the field whose reputation as leaders in their own field is generally acknowledged. Specific guidelines and rules for various kinds of shows follow. The Library reserves the right in all cases to veto any detail of or arrangement for any exhibit, which does not conform, to its policy.
The Library does not carry insurance on artwork loaned to the Library for exhibit. The exhibitor must arrange insurance, and if obtained, the Town-Village of Harrison and Harrison Public Library must be named as additional insured on the policy. An exhibitor must sign an Agreement to exempt the Town-Village of Harrison and Harrison Public Library from all liability with respect to items on exhibit.
An exhibitor must provide a one-page typewritten price list of the work to be shown. This price list should include the name and contact information of the artist with a statement indicating that for those interested in purchasing any of the art, they must contact the artist directly. Twenty-five copies of this list will be supplied free.
Sales and Fees
Works may be sold from the Library. No commission is asked. Fees to exhibit are charged as follows and are payable three months prior to the exhibition date: One exhibitor, $75; two exhibitors, $40 each; group exhibitions $25 each exhibitor.
The appropriate staff member will be happy to schedule an Opening Reception for you. The exhibitor provides refreshments and paper goods. Mondays or Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. or Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. are recommended.
Supplied by exhibitor for personal record.
Display Card, Printed Announcements, Business Cards
An 8x10 display card stating the artist's name, theme of exhibit, date of reception and duration of the exhibit is to be provided by the exhibitor. This card will be placed on the table in the Community Room. If provided by the artist, a supply of the artist's printed announcements (postcards) and business cards will be placed on this table along with the price lists mentioned above.
The exhibitor is responsible for providing and mailing any printed announcements, and, if these are used, we request that some be provided to the Library for in-house distribution.
Contact the appropriate staff member to obtain information on the entry procedures. Artists from Westchester County and neighboring areas are encouraged to submit samples.
Artists are welcome to visit the Library's Eric R. Smith Community Room where the exhibitions are held. The Community Room is used for Library programs as well as art exhibits and is furnished as is.
Exhibits are scheduled for a period of one month, usually from the first Saturday afternoon in a month, to the first Saturday morning of the following month, subject to holidays and special closings. Artwork may not be hung before 1:00 p.m. on the first day of an exhibition and must be removed by 12:00 p.m. on the last day of exhibition.
Artists must arrange time for hanging and are responsible for proper and safe framing and hanging of work. Chains and S-hooks are provided by the Library to hang from picture moldings. NO TACKS, NAILS OR TAPES ARE PERMITTED ON LIBRARY WALLS.
The Library does not provide porter service, storage space, or special furnishings such as easels. Furnishings and decor in the Library proper are not available for use in the Community Room.
The appropriate staff member will write and submit publicity to the Library's usual publicity outlets and to any others specifically requested by the artist. The exhibitor must provide a resume giving personal background, description of work, information on past exhibitions, etc. If supplied by the exhibitor, a sample of the artwork will be submitted with publicity. The appropriate staff member requires this material at least three months in advance of the exhibit.