Welcome to the 2020 Emergency Arts Relief Grant. You may save your application at any time to return to before submitting.

Please visit the Emergency Arts Relief Grant webpage for a complete list of guidelines and other grant support materials.

Contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council's Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at chris@eARTS.org for assistance.

About

The Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery at The ARTS Council is pleased to announce a call for artists for The Icon Show: Saints Among Us, a regional, juried exhibition.

Using the language of iconography, artists are asked to answer the question -  who offers us inspiration, comfort, and sanctuary and how can we best honor them? 

Just as religious iconography offers a window into heaven, we hope these icons will provide a window into the subject’s soul, illuminating the inner spirit that makes the subject who they are and reflecting that essence to the outside world. 

Treating iconography in a respectful, yet contemporary manner, this exhibit draws inspiration from Iconographer Kelly Latimore and his works such as Refugees: La Sagrada Familia, John Muir, and Fannie Lou Hamer

Defining an iconographer as a “Depicter of Life”, Kelly writes, “I do not wish to approach Iconography as an art form that simply follows an inherited tradition, knowledge and practice. I want it to be a creative process, meditation, and practice that brings about new self-knowledge for the viewer and myself. Who are the saints that are among us here and now?”

Submission Information

This is an open call exhibit for residents of New York and Pennsylvania. Priority is given to local artists. 

Artists are encouraged to explore a variety of responses across any medium and

Submissions must meet the following in order to be eligible:

  • Up to two pieces of artwork may be submitted
  • An accompanying statement must comment on each artwork and its relationship to the theme
  • Previously made artwork is eligible, however, artwork created for this show will be given priority
  • Pedestal, Floor Standing, or Wall art may be submitted
  • You may include up to 3 images detailing each submitted work
  • Wall art may weigh up to 50 pounds
  • Unless intended for hanging or floor standing, work must fit on a 10x10 inch pedestal top
  • Hanging work must utilize our gallery's hanging system; please see the Standard Exhibit Guidelines for pictures of our wall hanging system (contact for special considerations)
  • The Arts Council does not provide specialty mounts, stands, or displays; artists must provide their own mountings and The ARTS Council is not responsible for damage caused by improper hanging
  • Only work submitted through this jury process will be considered for this show
  • Not all work will be accepted and some work may be disqualified due to failure to meet submission criteria
  • The jury reserves the right to reject work that is disrespectful
  • Accepted work will be subject to a 30% commission to members of The ARTS Council for any work sold and a 50% commission to non-members
  • Work shipped by a common carrier (FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc.) must be shipped pre-paid; a pre-paid return shipping label for use at the end of the exhibition must also be included
  • All other Standard Exhibit Guidelines apply

Timeline

  • Submission Deadline: July 10, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: July 31, 2020
  • Artwork Drop Off: August 24 & 25, 2020, 9am-6pm
  • Exhibit on View: August 27 – October 16, 2020
  • Opening Reception: August 28, 2020, 5-8pm
  • Artwork Pick Up: October 19 & 20, 2020, 9am -6pm

About the Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery

The Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery serves as a primary resource for artistic and professional growth for emerging artists in the Southern Finger Lakes. The Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery features a wide range of exhibitions throughout the year including solo exhibitions, member exhibitions, and regional juried exhibitions. 

Located at 79 W Market Street in the heart of Corning, New York’s Historic Gaffer District, the gallery is housed in the famous Hawkes Glass Building. With two spacious street facing windows, 12 foot tall industrial ceilings, and a telescoping light system the Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery is ideally suited for showcasing the work of regional artists. A hanging system can accommodate wall art while pedestals and floor space throughout the space can accommodate non-hanging work.

About The ARTS Council

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is a multi-county arts service organization operating for over 40 years in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, & Tioga counties. The ARTS Council works to support the arts and enhance quality-of-life in our region through grants, a storefront gallery, a vibrant Folk Arts program, and services, supports, and programs to artists, organizations, and the public.

Assistance

For assistance or questions regarding the submission process, please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator at chris@eARTS.org.

The following is the final report for the 2019 QuickARTS grant program.  If you have multiple projects for one grant cycle, please create a final report for each project.


If you have any questions or issues completing the report, please contact the Grants Manager at chris@eARTS.org or 607-962-1332. Thank you and congratulations on completing your project!

The following is the final report for the 2019 Artist Development grant program.

If you have any questions or issues completing the report, please contact the Grants Manager at chris@eARTS.org or 607-962-1332. Thank you and congratulations!

The following is the final report for the Decentralization Funded Grant program (Community Arts, Individual Artist, Teaching Artist.  If you have multiple grants for one grant cycle, please create a final report for each grant.


If you have any questions or issues completing the report, please contact the Grants Manager at grants@eARTS.org or 607-962-1332.  Thank you and congratulations on completing your project!

The Rockwell Museum, in partnership with The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, presents the Art Inspired Writing Challenge!

Rock your creative skills and write a fictional story based on a work of art in The Rockwell collection. Submit your imagined story for a chance to win a prize from The Rockwell Museum Store and be featured on The Rockwell website and social media!

Eligibility: The creative writing challenge is open to students grade K-12 in the United States.

Deadline: All submissions for the Art Inspired Writing Challenge must be received by Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Winners will be announced on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Prizes: Winners will receive a prize from The Rockwell Museum Store.

Please visit the Art Inspired Writing Challenge Webpage for full submission information.

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes