Stay Home, Make Art: Dorsky Museum calls on regional artists to share work for new virtual exhibition

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz is inviting Hudson Valley artists and makers to submit images of recent artwork for inclusion in a new, virtual exhibition that looks at how quarantine and the wider COVID-19 pandemic have impacted our lives and creative practices.

Stay Home, Make Art: Hudson Valley, NY, Edition” poses the question: How are you being creative during quarantine? Maybe you don’t feel like making anything. Maybe it’s all you can do. Perhaps your art has taken a different direction or, because of limitations of space or child-care, you’re using new mediums or scales.

Big or small, completed or work-in-progress, we want to see what you have been making while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of “Stay Home, Make Art” is to help artists remain visible during the pandemic and share their new work with the wider community, while also modeling safe social distancing practices.

The Dorsky will feature selected works online on its website and Instagram and Facebook pages. Artists are invited to submit their work via email to Curator and Exhibitions Manager Anna Conlan at

Please include:

  • Between one and four images of your work(s) (phone photos are fine as long as they are high-res, bright and clear). Videos or text pieces also welcome.
  • Title, medium and dimensions of the work(s) shared
  • A short statement of one or two sentences about the work and/or your current experience with quarantine and COVID-19
  • Your website address and social media handles, if applicable

The Dorsky Museum intends to showcase several selected artworks per week, depending on submissions received. The deadline for submission will be rolling until further notice. Please reach out to Conlan at with questions.

About The Dorsky Museum
Through its collections, exhibitions and public programs, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art supports and enriches the academic programs at the College and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, The Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums in the SUNY system. Since its official dedication in 2001, The Dorsky has presented more than 100 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.

Visit the Dorsky Museum online for more information.