Dorsky Museum announces call for Hudson Valley Artists 2018

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz invites artists working in all media to submit proposals for the forthcoming exhibition, “Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018”

This year marks the 12th installment of The Dorsky’s Hudson Valley Artists series, exhibiting work by regional artists. Artists are invited to submit their work using this link. The deadline for submission is March 19.

“Time Travelers” will be curated by Anastasia James, Dorsky Museum curator of exhibitions and programs, and will run from June 16 – Nov. 11, 2018, in the Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery.

About “Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018”

Physicists have discussed the possibility of closed curves that form closed loops in spacetime, allowing objects to return to their past.

Philosophers have argued that relativity implies eternalism: the idea that the past and the future exist in a real sense, not only as changes that occurred or will occur to the present.

In fiction, time travel is often used as a tool for changing or altering the standard chronological sequence, signaling a human desire to experience a timeline other than our own.

For this exhibition, artists are encouraged to submit work that engages with slippery notions of what time is, how we as humans relate to time, and how we travel through it.

We offer the following prompts: alternate histories, living-history, history as source, movement between points in time, immutable timelines, mutable timelines, many-worlds, time-capsules, time machines, telepathy, presentism, forgiveness, retribution, wormholes, the future, linearity, progression, warp, warnings, relativity, eternalism, motion, geometry, fantasy, the grandfather paradox, optimism, memory, obsolete techniques, revisionism, futurism, Afrofuturism, the imagining of different worlds, speculative fiction, urban legends, retrogression.

See you in the future.

“Hudson Valley Artists” submission guidelines

The Hudson Valley Artists exhibition is open to all emerging and mid-career artists with a permanent mailing address and active art practice in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties who have not had a major one-person museum exhibition and who are not currently represented by a commercial art gallery. Students are not eligible. There is no application fee.

Artists are invited to submit a maximum of six images or files of work created in 2014 or later. Artworks created in traditional media as well as audio, video, film, and performance are welcome. Brief proposals for new works to be created for this exhibition, including installation or performance works, may also be submitted.

Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018, midnight.

Artists are asked to submit online via this link:

This is the eighth year that the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award of $3,000 will be used to acquire one or more artworks from the exhibition for the museum’s permanent collection. This Purchase Award is made possible through the Alice and Horace Chandler Art Acquisition Fund. Artists whose work has been purchased in the past include Laura Cannamela, Nestor Madalengoita, Richard Edelman, Deb Lucke, Holly Hughes, Stephen Niccolls, Patrick Kelley, Adie Russell, Elisa Pritzker, Charles Geiger, and Curt Belshe and Lise Prown, among others.

About the Dorsky Musuem
Through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, supports and enriches the academic programs at the college, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. The museum is gaining wide recognition as the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, The Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system. The Dorsky was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001. Since then it has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of contemporary artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, Carolee Schneemann, and Ushio Shinohara, historic Woodstock artists Eugene Speicher and Charles Rosen, and Hudson Valley luminaries Russel Wright and Dick Polich.

Museum Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, holidays and intersessions.

For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit, or call (845) 257-3844.