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Call for Artists: NURTUREart Benefit

NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc.

Sep 2007

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August 27, 2013

NEW Deadline: September 8, 2013

Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for NURTUREart’s annual benefit, which will take place on October 28, 2013 at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery. NURTUREart’s benefit is responsible for approximately half of our operating income, and funds raised through the benefit help us continue to present programs that offer direct, substantial support to emerging artists.  We are extremely grateful to all the artists who have donated work to past benefits—we would not be as successful as we are without you.

All artists are invited to submit work.  Selected works of art will be displayed at the event, which is attended by approximately 500 collectors, curators, artists, and art professionals.  By donating your work to NURTUREart’s 2013 Benefit, you will help us to have another successful event, enabling us to continue to produce exhibitions, education programs, lectures, workshops, and our online registry.

We are proud to announce that Jennie Lamensdorf, James Panero, Amy Smith-Stewart, and Mark Tribe will serve as this year’s panel of distinguished jurors. These curators will review all the works submitted online and select pieces for exhibition and sale at the Benefit, with all proceeds going to fund essential NURTUREart programming.  

Artwork can be in any 2D or 3D medium, framed or unframed, maximum 16” in any direction including frame. All artworks must be able to be hung on a wall; sculptors may include a small shelf for display. Please upload a jpeg file—no larger than 350 KB and no more than 600 pixels in any direction—to our benefit submission page for the curators’ review. Only one submission per artist, please; multiple submissions from an artist will not be reviewed. Online submissions must be received by midnight, September 8, 2013. We will contact all artists by email in mid-September to let them know whether or not their work has been selected.


You will be responsible for dropping the selected work off at the NURTUREart Gallery in Brooklyn during regular gallery hours (Thursday through Monday from noon to 6 pm) by October 13. There is NO option to drop off work in Manhattan, so please do NOT bring any artwork to Bernarducci Meisel Gallery. No exceptions.  If you plan to ship the work, please be prepared to follow our mailing guidelines and ship early.  We can only accept works via UPS, Fed Ex or another private courier.  No USPS please!  NURTUREart may choose not to display the work if the work arrives damaged, is unfinished or otherwise unfit to be installed, or is not the work of art that was originally submitted for consideration.

If your work is selected to be included in the benefit, you will receive free admission to the event for yourself (admission at 7pm), and a voucher to purchase one “Artist Friend” ticket for $50.

Submit your work here:

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Jennie Lamensdorf is director of the Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings Program in New York, NY. Art-in-Buildings brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for the occupants, residents, and guests of Time Equities Inc. properties. She is also the curator of the Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY and on the board of Art Omi, the visual arts residency at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY.

James Panero is the Executive Editor of The New Criterion. He writes on art and culture monthly for The New Criterion and serves as the magazine’s gallery critic. Mr. Panero is a contributor to a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, the New York Daily News, and New York magazine. He also regularly discusses cultural affairs on WNYC. His widely read criticism has won praise from artists and collectors, especially for his coverage of the outer boroughs of New York and its alternative art scenes. Twitter: @jamespanero.

Amy Smith-Stewart is Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. She was the Founder/Curator of Smith-Stewart, a nomadic curatorial project in New York. She has organized more than 50 exhibitions in museums and galleries. She was Curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, New York from 2002-2006. She was a Curatorial Advisor for the Mary Boone Gallery where she organized a series of group exhibitions introducing a new generation of artists to the Gallery. Smith-Stewart was the 2006-2008 Guest Curator for the Peter Norton Collection. She is a faculty member in the MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York and the MA Contemporary Art program at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York.

Mark Tribe is an artist whose work explores the performative aesthetics of politics. His photographs, installations, videos, and performances are exhibited widely, including recent projects at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Momenta Art in New York, SITE Santa Fe, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Tribe is the author of two books,The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches(Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He teaches at School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.

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