Call for Art - Utilitarian Art

The Catskill Center is planning an invitational exhibit to highlight the utilitarian art of the Catskill Region. The exhibit will open Saturday, December 3 and run through Saturday, January 21, 2017. An opening reception will be held Saturday, December 3 from 2-4pm.

Many of the products we use every day are not only useful, but should be considered beautiful. Homemade furniture, clothing, baskets, stained glass, pottery, quilts… so many items we depend on for everyday use could be on display as art. Here is your opportunity to share your utilitarian creations in an art setting. Submissions should be sent via email to Katie Palm at by October 28.

Submission Format: One jpeg image for each piece to be considered. Each submission should be accompanied by a brief artist statement. One person can submit up to five works for consideration.

Other Information Requested: Artist name, mailing address, phone number, email address, title of work, medium, dimensions, price, and a brief bio.

If selected, works will need to be ready for installation and delivered to the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery by November 23, 2016.

Throughout the year the Catskill Center, through its Erpf Gallery, hosts a number of exhibitions either by local artists or inspired by the Catskill Region. The creative work presented at the Erpf Gallery preserves and honors traditional ways of life, yet at the same time demonstrates the inspirational role the region continues to play in American art. Each year the Gallery presents exhibits that showcase the interconnection between humans and their landscapes. For more information about the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery go to or call (845) 586-2611.

Jeff Senterman