Schweinfurth, Cayuga Museum issue joint call for Central New York artist submissions


The Cayuga Museum of History and Art and the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY, are seeking proposals from emerging Central New York artists for exhibitions to be held in both locations simultaneously.

The Cayuga Museum and the art center are located next to each other on Genesee Street in Auburn and often share space for events. This collaboration is part of a planned West End Arts Campus, which is part of the city’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

“This is a unique opportunity for artists to present an exhibition in both a contemporary gallery and an historic space at the same time,” said Schweinfurth Program Director Davana Robedee. “Special consideration will be given to artists whose proposal reflects on the juxtaposition of exhibiting in both locations simultaneously.”

The institutions will accept submissions of two-dimensional artworks and sculpture – no video installations – from artists who live within driving distance of Auburn. Work will not be accepted via mail. Two proposals will be selected and exhibited from June 5 to Aug. 16, 2020, and Aug. 28 to Oct. 11, 2020. Sculptures can be displayed only at the Cayuga Museum. Opening receptions will be June 5 and Sept. 4.

Artists are asked to submit up to five images of artworks that are representative of their body of work. Selected artists must have enough work to fill both the Schweinfurth’s Gallery Julius and the non-traditional gallery at the Cayuga Museum.

Click here to download more information, including dimensions of both galleries and the email address for submissions.