Upcoming Exhibitions

SIGNAL: Tri-State Juried ExhibitionJuly 1 – 29, 2018

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions of multi-media art work now through May 25 for inclusion in SIGNAL, a juried exhibition featuring artists residing in the tri-state area: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. The exhibition will be on view from July 1 through 29, 2018 with The Kitchen Curator Lumi Tan to serve as the juror. Three cash prizes will be awarded at the opening reception on Saturday, June 30 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Please refer to the prospectus, available for download HERE.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork. The fee for each work submitted is: Katonah Museum Artists' Association (KMAA) members $25, non-members $35. Payments will be securely processed with PayPal and are nonrefundable. All artists are invited to join the Katonah Museum of Art Artists' Association. Please visit the membership page on the Katonah Museum of Art website and join at the KMAA level. To submit work, CLICK HERE to create an account on the EntryThingy submission platform. Images should be minimum 1 MB up to 5 MB with a minimum width of 500 pixels in .jpeg format. Videos may be up to 500 MB in .mov, .mp4, or .wmv format. Artists will have the option to submit their resume and artist statement.

In the post-modern era, personal expression has been dismissed as an outmoded or trite directive for art-making; but within the current cultural moment, the capacity for personal expression feels both imperative and precarious. While highly visible platforms for expression online are almost universally accessible, how does that visibility affect how we express ourselves publicly? That same visibility has demonstrably affected our ability to communicate off-line and in person, as well as provoke crucial reflection on whose voices are amplified, and which are authentic. How can art—whether abstract or figurative— still serve as personal expression? How can one’s work successfully communicate to an audience through an exhibition? And how does the work position the artist within a larger community?

Lumi Tan is Curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she organizes exhibitions and produces performances with artists across disciplines and generations. Most recently, Tan has worked with Meriem Bennani, Half Straddle, Sara Magenheimer, and Sondra Perry. Previously she co-curated From Minimalism into Algorithm (2016), a year-long performance and exhibition series, as well as projects with artists including Ed Atkins, Gretchen Bender, Glasser, George Lewis, Anicka Yi, and Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu. Prior to The Kitchen, Tan was Guest Curator at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais in France, director at Zach Feuer Gallery, and curatorial assistant at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, The Exhibitionist, and numerous exhibition catalogues.

May 25: Deadline for submission of artworks.
June 8: Notification of accepted artists by email and web posting.
June 22-23, 9 am to 5 pm: Accepted artists, or their representatives, to deliver artwork.
June 30, 5 to 8 pm: Opening garden party.
July 29: Exhibition closes at 5 pm.
July 30, 8 am to 8 pm: Artists, or their representatives, pick up artwork. (Artwork not picked up will incur a $50 per day storage fee).