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Call to Artists for the Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

Celebrate the holiday season with NYC Parks by crafting an original, handmade wreath for exhibition at Central Park’s historic Arsenal Gallery. This juried exhibition features artistic versions of the traditional holiday decoration in all varieties of material and subjects. To submit your wreath for consideration, please send a proposal according to the guidelines below. Due to space constraints not all applications can be selected.

Entrants will be notified no later than Monday, November 13, 2017 about wreath selections. Send your entry soon!

Submission deadline: No later than Sunday, November 5, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered
Drop-off date: Friday, December 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening reception: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: December 7, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Pick-up date: Friday, January 5, 2018

Wreaths exhibited in past Arsenal Gallery shows will not be considered. Wreaths will be hung from gallery molding, not mounted on the wall, so please incorporate loops (above the midpoint of your wreath) in your design. Wreaths must be engineered so that they hang properly against the wall.

To apply, please submit the following by U.S. mail or email:

  • Sketch or photograph of your design.
  • Brief written description, including exact dimensions and media/materials.
  • Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Proposals can be sent to:
NYC Parks
Arsenal Gallery
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065
(212) 360-8114

Please note: Submitted materials will not be returned.

Image: Christina Massey, All Green Everything, 2016, Acrylic and enamel, paint on aluminum craft beer cans with wire, paper, and wood frame.

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