Arts Mid-Hudson, in cooperation with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, will once again curate the art exhibit in the loft space above the Winery’s main building. This project, known as ART in the LOFT, is a good opportunity for members of Arts Mid-Hudson to display and sell their work – last season over 50% of the arMillbrook Winery Wine Loft tworks were purchased by collectors.
We invite all AMH member artists to submit work to be juried for inclusion in Art in the Loft. There is no entry fee; however, you must be a member. Not a member? join or confirm member status by calling AMH offices: 845-454-3222.
Deadline for entries: Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, April 17, 2015.
Work must be delivered/shipped to the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery by May 8, 2015.
The exhibit will open to the public on May 18. A reception for opening will be planned when the artists have been selected.
The exhibit will close the first week in November, 2015 with a reception announcing the winner of the Wine Label Competition. Closing date will be planned when the artists are selected.
About Art in the Loft:
During the months of Mid-May through early November, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery has an average of 300-400 people per week through their tasting room. Art in the Loft is adjacent to the tasting room. People taking the winery tours, as well as other visitors, pass through the Art in the Loft gallery space, providing good exposure for artwork.
Arts Mid-Hudson and Millbrook Vineyards will promote the exhibition through press releases, social media, and printed announcements
Seventh Annual Wine Label Competition:
Artworks selected for Art in the Loft exhibit will be featured for the popular Wine Label Competition. Visitors to the Winery will have the opportunity to vote for the art they think makes the best wine label and simultaneous online voting will be available on the Arts Mid-Hudson website. The winner will be announced at a culminating event during early November, and the art with the most votes will be featured on bottles sold at the Winery. Millbrook Winery has the first option to purchase the winning art. A mixed case of wine with each artist’s label will also be available.
Important considerations regarding Art in the Loft:
The space at Art in the Loft is a long hallway running down the center of the loft of the barn. The “loft” is 95 feet long, 10.5 feet wide and 6 feet high. (The ceiling is much higher.) The wall space is not continuous. Windows, which look down into the pressing room, are set into the wall every 9 feet or so, breaking the exhibition space into 14 sections. There is adjustable track lighting.
Entries must be submitted through Submittable, an online submission system. There will be a simple form to complete asking for your contact information, 5 digital images of your proposed work, one attachment with information you would like to provide about your work (which can be used as quotes) and listing with artwork sizes and prices. One attachment for bio/résumé is welcome, but not required.
Begin your online application here.
Only AMH members may submit work for consideration. Non-member artists who wish to submit work are invited to join AMH – information on webpage: http://www.artsmidhudson.org/.
Work must be suitable for exhibition (as determined by jury).
Work must be for sale.
Hanging work only. The space is too narrow for free-standing sculpture.
The space is not climate controlled
Artists are responsible for delivering/shipping work to the Winery.
Arts Mid-Hudson and the Millbrook Winery will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired.
AMH commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 20% – visitors to the exhibit can purchase work through the Winery.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have:
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The mission of Arts Mid-Hudson is to provide vision and leadership to support thriving and diverse arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Arts Mid-Hudson was established in 1964 as the Dutchess County Arts Council, a private, nonprofit arts service organization to promote cultural activity and development in Dutchess County. Arts Mid-Hudson engages and promotes the arts across the Mid-Hudson region through four initiatives: Cultural Development and Arts Services, Resource Development and Grant Making, Advocacy and Public Awareness, and Folk Arts Programs, providing best practices in the arts to ensure that our region retains its artists and arts organizations. Through our art partners, a diverse offering of arts and cultural programs, many free, attract a range of age groups, and are produced across a broad geographic area.
For more information on Arts Mid-Hudson: www.artsmidhudson.org, visit AMH on Facebook or Tumblr, or call 845-454-3222.