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Call for Artists:  Less is More    Upstream Gallery Small Works 2021

 Throughout the months of isolation, many artists have found themselves working in temporary spaces, or with improvised media.  Some artists have made breakthroughs due to these limitations. We invite artists to submit small works interpreting the concept of Less is More for a national juried exhibit to be held at Upstream Gallery.  Upstream Gallery is a well-known, beautiful venue only 20 minutes from Manhattan in Hastings on Hudson NY.  The exhibit will hang from January 7th to January 31st, 2021.  In lieu of a crowded reception we are encouraging artists whose work is accepted to coordinate with friends and meet at the gallery during our open hours.

Eligible work:  Entries in all media are welcome including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, photography, digital and sculpture.  The size limit is 20" in any direction including the frame or base. Please note: this size is slightly larger than in previous years.

Entry Fee:  Minimum entry of 3 pieces $45.00; $5.00 for each additional entry up to a maximum of 6 pieces.  The jury may select one, all, several or none of your submissions.  For work selected, the gallery will retain a 30% Commission on all sales; all work must be for sale. All accepted works must be framed and ready to hang from a wire. Sculptures must include their own base.

Deadline for entries:   December 4th, 2020.   All entries must be made via Submittable.

Other Key Dates:

Delivery of work via UPS or FedEx: Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

In Person Delivery of work: Monday, January 4th, 2021

Show opens January 7th, 2021

Last day of show: Sunday january 31st 2021

Pick Up Work at Gallery: Monday February 1st, 2021

No Artists Reception due to Covid restrictions, but accepted artists are encouraged to plan visits with family & friends throughout the show.  

Last day of show January 31st, 2021

Upstream Gallery

8 Main St. Hastings on Hudson NY 10706

Ends on $45.00 - 60.00
$45.00 - 60.00


Imagination Is Your Freedom”
Upstream Gallery Annual Juried Photography Show 2021

"Logic will get you from A to B; imagination will take you everywhere." We believe Albert Einstein's quote expresses perfectly the optimism we long for in the face of isolation, limited travel and postponed holidays.  Photographers are invited to ignite their imaginations and submit work interpreting this theme for our annual juried exhibit of photographically based work. Exhibition will be held at Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY, February 4th, to February 28th. 2021.

Guest Juror:  Our guest juror DAVE SHELLEY is a co-founder of Photoville–a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all. Our guest juror will also select BEST OF SHOW and THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS. 

Eligible Work: Artists from around the world are invited to submit photographs in any technique. All work must be photographically based.

Specifications: All work must be suitably framed. Maximum framed size may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. Accepted pieces must be wired for hanging. The gallery reserves the right to reject poorly presented pieces.

Deadline for Entries, Thursday Dec 31st, 2020  All entries must be made via Submittable.

Entry Fee: Minimum entry of 3 pieces $45; each additional entry $5 up to a maximum of 6 pieces ($60)  The jury may select one, several, all, or none of your submissions. All pieces must be for sale. The gallery will retain a 30% commission on all sales.


Friday January 29th: All shipped work must be received no later than 5 pm.

Monday, February 1st: Delivery of artwork to gallery by local artists

Thursday, February 4th: Opening of exhibition

Sunday, Feb 28th, Last day of exhibition

Monday, Mar. 1st, Local Artists pick up work

In lieu of a crowded artist reception we are encouraging artists whose work is accepted to coordinate with friends and family to meet throughout the show at the gallery during our open hours.

Upstream Gallery