Deadline: March 31, 2020

EXHIBIT DATES: June 5th- August 16th, 2020

Made in NY is an annual exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center located in Auburn, New York that features work by New York artists. The exhibit is an opportunity for artists residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. Prizes will be awarded, including $1000 for Best of Show. The exhibit is open to all media, such as photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation, and video.

Applicants may submit up to 2 works completed in the last three years. All entries must be made online through cafe.org.


DeWitt Godfrey is a large-scale sculptor working in Hamilton, NY.  His work employs carefully conceived structural processes, combining cutting edge digital technologies with custom craftsmanship, all grounded in empirical knowledge and experimentation.  Natural geometries and systems - plant spores, seashells, honeycombs – inspire his sculptures; and through his unique process of packing and stacking of conic and cylindrical steel forms, simple rules give rise to extraordinary complexity.  Godfrey completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, was a member of the inaugural group of CORE Fellows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.  Godfrey has received numerous grants and fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship, the Japan Foundation Artist’s Fellowship, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship.  He also served as a Senior Advisor for the Terre Foundation of American Art’s program in Giverny, France.  Godfrey’s work can be found in several private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum, the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and Art OMI.  His commissioned work includes Capital, in Seattle, WA; Concordia for Lexarts, Lexington, KY; Quake, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA; Enspire Traverse City, MI, and installations at Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI; The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and the Kennedy Art Museum, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Jaroslava Prihodova is a visual artist, designer, and curator interested in interdisciplinary topics and collaborations. Her artistic practice generally revolves around issues associated with the object. "I spent most of my informative years developing language that sufficiently translates my ideas into a material. Being a maker, I tend to explore ideas and their application across disciplines. As a result, I am continually searching for a balance between two core doctrines: design, science, and fine art. In many instances, this schism creates a climate for particular limitations with interesting challenges." 

Prihodova received her BFA from School of Art and Design, Studio of Natural Materials, Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, and MFA from School of Visual and Performing Arts, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Syracuse University, NY. She now works as the director of the Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland, NY. 

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2020
Jury Results emailed:  April 24th
Delivery of Artwork: Tuesday – Saturday May 19-23 during regular hours, 10am-5pm. Note deliveries are not accepted on Sunday or Monday
Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 5 – Sunday, August 16, 2020
Artists’ Reception & Awards: Friday, June 5, 5-8pm
Pickup of Artwork: Tuesday, August 18 – Friday, August 21, or by appointment
Return Shipping: Beginning Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $35.00 and includes membership at the Art Center for February-December 2020.

The entry fee is $5.00 for artists who already have a current membership at the Art Center (membership must be active through the exhibit period.) To receive the membership discount you MUST use a promo code at registration. Please email nikki@schweinfurthartcenter.org, or call 315-255-1553 to check your member and receive the promo code.

Entry fees must be paid online with a credit card at the time of entry.

Notification of Acceptance/Awards
All notifications will be sent via email. Notification of acceptance will be emailed on April 24.

Hand delivery will be accepted from Tuesday – Saturday May 19-23 during regular hours, 10am-5pm. Note deliveries are not accepted on Sunday or Monday. Any other delivery time must be by appointment. Special delivery and installation arrangements for large or heavy works may be required.

All artwork shipped by mail must arrive at the Schweinfurth Art Center between Tuesday, May 12, and Saturday, May 22. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs including insurance. Work must be shipped in a substantial, reusable container.

Artwork must be picked up between August 18-21 (10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday), or by appointment. Shipped work will be returned by mail beginning Wednesday, August 19. The Art Center will not be responsible for artwork not retrieved by November 19, 2020 if arrangements have not been made with our staff.

Acceptable image files:


  • File Type: JPEG or JPG only.
  • File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • File Size: Under 5 MB.


  • File Type: AIFF, WAV, XMF, MP3.
  • File Size: Under 10 MB.


  • File Type: MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MPG, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • File Size: Under 100 MB.

Currently, linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted.

Submissions should be no longer than 10 minutes. A video may be submitted for works with moving parts or performance elements. All equipment must be provided by the artist for videos and multi-media installations.


Professional artists 18 years old & up residing in New York State may submit digital images of no more than two pieces completed within the last three years (2017 and after) and not previously exhibited at the Art Center.

Two and three dimensional work will be accepted including, but not limited to, photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation, and video. (Note: All equipment must be provided by the artist for videos and multi-media installations).

All entries must be of original design and personal execution.

All work must be received installation-ready with appropriate hanging device, hardware and/or installation instructions included. Each work must be clearly labeled with artist’s name and title of the work. Unframed works on paper will not be accepted. Works cannot be suspended from the ceiling.

Only completed work may be entered. Proposals/works in progress are not accepted.

Accepted work may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition on August 16th, 2020.

If artwork is for sale, the Art Center will retain a 25% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. An insurance value and a sale price including the commission, must be included on the entry form.

The jurors/staff of the Schweinfurth Art Center reserve the right to refuse any entry because of special conditions of installation or if the quality of the work was not accurately represented in the submitted image.

Schweinfurth Art Center will insure objects while on site for the insurance value indicated on the entry form. The Artist is responsible for insurance during shipping both ways.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Davana Robedee at mail@schweinfurthartcenter.org.