Exhibitions at City Hall
City Hall is proud to serve as both a municipal building, and a gateway to the City of Kingston. In an effort to bring art to our local public spaces, the ground floor of City Hall has transitioned into a space for exhibitions. The Ground Floor Gallery has been developed through the collaboration of prominent local arts organizations, including Arts Mid-Hudson and the Midtown Arts District.
This call for Art is now closed.
Artist Selected for the Kingston Revealed Art Exhibition will be announced soon.
We hope to see you at the October 1st Opening Reception at the Ground Floor of City Hall 3pm-5pm.
More details to follow!
ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR UPCOMING
HISTORIC CITY HALL EXHIBITION
Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the City of Kingston’s Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs will be accepting submissions of artwork for the 2022 City Hall exhibition entitled, Kingston Revealed. For this exhibition, artists are invited to submit work that celebrates and visually represents the significant contributions made by Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ, and Women to the City of Kingston through the years.
Kingston has a people steeped in history with the likes of Professor Benjamin Wigfall, migrant farm workers, Mexican laborers, Sojourner Truth, Catherine Nelson - the woman who helped build the Wurts Bridge, the unknown heroes buried at the Pine Street African Burial Ground, and more. "Truly, there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering and appreciating a past as a worthy legacy, which helped to inspire cultural pride in a contemporary world," said Majority Leader Rita Worthington who is co-leading this call with Kitt Potter, Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Selected works will be displayed on the Ground Floor Gallery at City Hall from September through December, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 1, 2022. As the City of Kingston has several available spaces in municipal buildings, the City of Kingston will use American Rescue Plan Act funding from the Arts & Tourism category to compensate select artists at $750 for each piece of artwork that will be chosen for permanent display. Artists who submit work for this exhibition must indicate on the application form if they would like to be considered for permanent display to be considered.
Artists are invited to submit up to three pre-existing or new artworks in response to the theme and title Kingston Revealed via the online application at https://bit.ly/3OA4ZUu or in person/by mail to the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401 by September 1, 2022 at 4:30pm. Selected Artists will be notified by September 14th. Accepted work should be delivered to the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs no later than September 19th.
Submissions should include the following to be considered:
- Image of the work
- A short bio and contact information
- A brief description of the work and how the theme Kingston Revealed inspired it
- Further details on specs are included in the online application
For further information or questions, please contact Kitt Potter, Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs at [email protected] or call 845.331.0800 ext.3929