Call to Artists and Artisans!

NYC Parks’ 32nd Annual Wreath Interpretations artists

Celebrate the holiday season with NYC Parks by crafting an original, handmade wreath for exhibition at Central Park’s historic Arsenal Gallery. This juried exhibition features artistic versions of the traditional holiday form in all varieties of material and subjects. To submit your wreath for consideration, please send a proposal according to the guidelines below. Due to space constraints not all applications can be selected. Entrants will be notified no later than November 7th about wreath selections. Send your entry soon!

Submission deadline Sunday, November 2, 2014 or ASAP. Late submissions will not be considered.

Drop-off date Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Opening reception Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition dates December 5, 2014 – January 7, 2015

Pick-up date Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rules Wreaths exhibited in past Arsenal Gallery shows will not be considered. Wreaths will be hung from gallery molding, not mounted on the wall, so please incorporate loops (above the midpoint of your wreath) in your design. Wreaths must be engineered so that they hang properly against the wall.

To apply, please submit the following by U.S. mail or email: • Sketch or photograph of your design. • SASE for the return of materials. • Brief written description, including exact dimensions and media/materials. • Name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

Attn: Arsenal Gallery City of New York/Parks & Recreation Arsenal, Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20 New York, NY 10065 (212) 360-8163 artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Image: Francis Gessner, Untitled, 2013, Papier-mâché, molded polyurethane, acrylic paint, fabric, metal

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