Monday, August 11, 2014


The Seligmann Center, welcomes submissions for its upcoming exhibition, Magical Events: A Small Works Exhibition, on view November 14-January 3.  Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of any medium. There is no width restriction, however works may not exceed 10” in height or depth, including frames and peripheral elements.  The exhibition will occupy two galleries on the Seligmann Center property: Seligmann’s Studio and Foyer Gallery, located in the converted barn and farmhouse.  Submission deadline: Friday, October 3. 


The Seligmann Center at the Orange County Citizens Foundation is an artist-run center located on the 50-acre rural homestead of Swiss-American Surrealist Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) and his wife Arlette (Wildenstein Paraf) Seligmann (1906-1992). The Seligmann Center is committed to presenting readings, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, performances, and interdisciplinary works by emerging and established artists.  Founded in 2010 by the Orange County Citizens Foundation and a group of artists, the Seligmann Center offers several unique exhibition and performance spaces in its converted farmhouse buildings and throughout its grounds. In July 2014 the Center dedicated the Robert Fagan Art Library, the largest public collection of art books in the county.

The Center is located about 50 miles northwest of New York City in a vibrant rural area of Orange County in the village of Sugar Loaf.  The history of the site is palpable—Max Ernst slept in the Guest House; Marcel Duchamp shot five bullets into the barn foundation; Alexander Calder pulled prints from the very same press that is still in use today, and others, including Yves Tanguy, Kay Sage, Peggy Guggenheim, and Meyer Schapiro, spent time on the property.  In its four years the Seligmann Center has presented works by such notable artists as Robert Whitman, Hiroaki Sato, Jacob Kirkegaard, Katinka Fogh Vindelev, Philip Pearlstein, Chaim Gross, Forrest Myers, Cy Twombly, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz.  The Seligmann Center honors the Seligmann’s tradition of bringing people together and welcomes the new, presenting contemporary work that enriches, challenges, and connects.


The Kurt Seligmann Studio is a 19th century dairy barn modified with a full wall of north-facing windows (33 x 16’).  Foyer Gallery is located in the Robert Fagan Library on the second floor of the farmhouse. The gallery consists of four columns of six 2’ x 1’ shelves and two 8 x 8’ walls. In addition to these spaces, the homestead features Guest House Gallery, a cubic space for new media and site-specific work, a bog garden and trails, and expansive grounds for outdoor works.


Submissions will be reviewed by an anonymous jury of artists.  Artists will receive notification by Friday, October 24. Selected artists are responsible for the shipment, delivery, and if unsold, return of all work.  Works needn’t be framed, but must arrive ready to be hung or displayed.  Artists may submit up to five images. All submissions must be accompanied by an image list with the title, medium, dimensions, and date of all works. Images must be formatted as jpegs, 72 dpi, with maximum (digital) dimensions of ten inches.

Submission fee: $25 for three submissions, $35 for four submissions, $45 for five submissions, payable through PayPal. The Seligmann Center will receive a 20% commission for all sold works.


Artists may send up to five images (jpegs, formatted at 72dpi) and an image list (with title, medium, dimensions, and year of all works) to and pay the corresponding entry fee via PayPal. Please do not mail submissions—they will not be reviewed. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.  All submissions will be kept on file in the Robert Fagan Art Library.

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Submission Deadline: Friday, October 3
Notification by: Friday, October 24
On View: Friday, November 14-Saturday, January 3
Opening Reception: Friday, November 14


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