LETTER FROM THE KMAA PRESIDENT
My fellow KMAA members,
With our Northern Westchester Hospital: Healing Hallways of Art display in full swing and on view through September 2025 and the successful launch of two Programs, Shop Talk held at the Katonah Museum of Art and Meet Me at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT we are gearing up for more exciting artful opportunities for KMAA members!
Our One Martine Gallery exhibition kicks off November 9 from 6 – 8 PM with a combined Opening Reception and Artist Talk. KMAA volunteers will be onsite, at-the-ready to receive your accepted artwork on November 7, from 11 AM – 1 PM and 5 PM - 7 PM. Please note that works will not be accepted outside of the designated timeframes.
Exhibition opportunities continue this January and May with our partners at Yellow Studio Gallery, in Cross River, NY and Bethany Arts Community, in Ossining, NY, respectively. You should have already received an eblast regarding “Facets” the exhibition at Yellow Studio Gallery, January 13 – February 10, 2024. Watch your inbox for details on KMAA’s All Member Show, this spring, at Bethany Arts Community! If you are not receiving our eblasts, please contact us at email@example.com.
KMAA’s long-standing Programs for 2024 are in the works! As in past years, Art & Antipasto, designed as an intimate, interactive gathering of artists, dinner-table-style, invites you to network with other Members and participate in lively dialogue at La Fontaine Restaurant, Somers, NY. Mark your calendars for this event on January 4, 6:30 PM. The $25 door fee covers food to satiate the pallet and moderated, pre-selected topics to stimulate the expression of your thoughts and ideas. Creative Mind, another popular KMAA Program, returns this March at the KMA where we will feature a NYC-based Choreographer who will provide demonstrations. In our Artists Visiting Artists Program in April, we will visit the studio of KMAA Member and Board VP, Dyan Rosenberg, of North Salem, NY. Check your inbox for details on all upcoming Programs.
Remember to Follow and Tag us on Instagram @katonahmuseumartistsassoc to have your work and events shared. Visit our website, www.kmaaonlinegallery.com, for more information, including the important dates and timeframes of your submissions under the Exhibition Tab.
With the many opportunities to show your work and meet other members, I look forward to seeing you!
KMAA ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS, 2023
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
It is the Mission of the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association (KMAA) to develop and enhance an artistic community by providing exhibition opportunities, educational programs, and venues for networking while supporting the activities and exhibitions of the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA).
KMAA is an artists' organization associated with the KMA. Our exhibitions and events are programmed by KMAA membership.
SUBMISSION FAQS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
PRIOR TO ENTERING KMAA EXHIBITIONS
Below is a list of pertinent Qs & As for KMAA members interested to submit their work into any of our exhibitions. These policies must be adhered to or your work will not be considered for an exhibition.
Please do not contact the Katonah Museum of Art or an exhibition venue when considering submitting your work and when you have questions regarding drop-off and pick-up of your work for any of our shows. Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Can I remove artwork early, before the show is over?
A. No. Artwork must remain in the exhibition for the duration of a show and can only be removed at the specified times when KMAA volunteers are scheduled to be onsite to manage the process. There are no exceptions. Please consider this before entering one of our exhibitions.
Q. What if I am unable to drop-off or pick-up my work on the specified timeframe and location for a given show?
A. Due to the size of our Association and the logistics that we arrange with our venues, and our volunteers months in advance of a show, it is not possible for us to make an exception if you are unable to drop-off or pick-up your work at a given venue outside of the scheduled date, procedures and timeframe. We recommend that you make arrangements with a friend, family member or representative to drop-off and pick-up your work, on your behalf, if you are personally unable to do this, in person, yourself. In addition, the venues we contract with are not authorized to accept or remove any works on your behalf and failure to comply will result in not having you enter our exhibitions. Please consider this before entering one of our exhibitions.
Q. Can I edit details of my work in Submittable once it is submitted?
A. Yes. You may request us to open your submission for editing during the specified entry dates. We will not accept any edit requests or make any changes to your submission, following the close of an entry period.
Q. I accidentally unsubscribed to the KMAA eblasts and do not receive exhibition notifications, etc. What can I do to re-subscribe?
A. Send an email to us at email@example.com to opt back in to our eblasts and we will, in turn, send you an email to re-subscribe, from Constant Contact. Please do NOT contact the Katonah Museum of Art to re-subscribe. Note: only one re-subscribe email is permitted per individual. Please do not delete it.
Q. Is there any need to send in my actual pieces of artwork to the KMAA for an Online Exhibition?
A. No. There is no need to arrange for drop-off or pick-up of your work for an Online Gallery exhibition. We use the images that you supply in your entry on Submittable. A link to enter an Online Gallery exhibition will be emailed to current KMAA members prior to the start of an entry period. Be sure to check your inbox for the latest KMAA eblast via Constant Contact.
Q. How important is the clarity and quality of the images I submit when entering an exhibition?
A. Extremely important. In all and especially in juried shows, images supplied by you will be the ones that people see, may be used for promotion and uploaded into our Online Gallery. If an image is unclear, i.e., blurry, shows reflections, is poorly photographed, your work, no matter how brilliant it is, may not be clear enough to be evaluated by a juror or appreciated by the public. Images that you supply on Submittable, upon entering a show, must also be formatted to our specs, as described in a Prospectus.
Q. Do I have to be a KMAA member to be considered into your exhibitions?
A. Yes. Only the work of CURRENT KMAA members will be considered for any of our exhibitions, online and in-person. It is the responsibility of the participating artist to verify and maintain current membership status. In the event that your membership has expired at the time your work is dropped off for a given exhibition, your work will be rejected pending that you rejoin KMA/KMAA and provide proof, your receipt, to our volunteers at the time of drop off.
Q. When entering an exhibition, how important is it to correctly spell work titles, mediums, etc., and to provide a functioning website (URL) link where people can view my artwork?
A. Extremely important. KMAA uses the text that you provide. All work details and your own artist information should all be checked for accuracy prior to submitting your work to any of our exhibitions. Any link (URL) of a website and email address that you provide is what will be used in promoting your work. If anything is misspelled or if links are broken, viewers may not be able to find you on the web to learn more about your work.
Q. Can I submit multiple entries for a given Online Gallery exhibition?
A. No. Only ONE entry, per artist, per exhibition will be considered.
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