NEW ROCHELLE, NY --The 100th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the New Rochelle Art Association will be held at the New Rochelle Public Library from Sunday, September 20th through Saturday, October 24th. Receiving will be on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, except sculpture which is 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, with pick-up of declined sculpture at 1:00 pm.
Entries must be recent original works in oil, watercolor, graphics, mixed media, pastel, sculpture or crafts, including jewelry, basketry, fiber, ceramics and fine craft; plus digital media and photography. Artists must be 18 years and older. For details on requirements for submissions, visit the New Rochelle Art Association website at www.nraaonline.org.
A minimum of $2,500 in cash awards plus additional art-related material awards will be presented at a free public reception in conjunction with Arts Fest, on Sunday, September 27th from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm, in the library’s lobby. The event will feature live music by an ensemble of “Zero 360” musicians on keyboard, drums and bass. Refreshments will be served.
Since its informal inception in 1912, the New Rochelle Art Association has included among its membership many talented and internationally known painters, illustrators and sculptors. The organization set formal goals among which were to “set an educational standard in the Fine Arts and promote interest in art in the community.” The Association sponsored its first annual juried show to celebrate the opening of the community’s new library, then located on Main Street near Pintard Avenue. Some of the noted participants in that show of 140 entries included sculptor Robert Aitkin, painters G. Glenn Newell, Remington Schuyler, A.G. Heaton, and illustrators Norman Rockwell, Joseph C. Leyendecker and Victor Forsythe.