Call to Artists for the 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition


Celebrate the holiday season with NYC Parks by crafting a whimsical, handmade wreath for exhibition at Central Park’s historic Arsenal Gallery. This juried exhibition features artistic interpretations of the traditional holiday decoration in all varieties of materials 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 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 about wreath selections. Send your entry soon!

Submission deadline: No later than Sunday, November 3, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered
Drop-off dates: November 25 - 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Opening reception: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: December 5, 2019 – January 2, 2020
Pick-up date: Friday, January 3, 2019

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.
  • A brief written description, including exact dimensions and media/materials.
  • Name, address, phone number, and email address.

Proposals can be sent by mail to:
NYC Parks
Arsenal Gallery
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065

Proposals can be sent by email to:

For further information, please call (212) 360-8114.

Please note: Submitted materials will not be returned.

Image: Edward Gormley, Prelude in C Minor (Opus 28, no. 20), 2018, piano keys, plywood

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