Open to Interpretation, KMAA Juried Online Gallery Show

In the creative act of making a piece of art, meanings are often regarded as subjective, relating to personal perceptions and preferences and disparate ways of viewing the world. Any phenomenon or visual happenstance can be viewed in different ways; hence they are open to interpretation. Levels of ambiguity challenge us to arrive at our own deduction or even lack of one. We invite you to explore the incongruities in your own work and the possibilities of interpreting them in multiple ways.


SUBMISSIONS: July 15 – August 15


SHOW DATES: September 25 – October 23

Juror: Katie Schmidt Feder, Executive Director of the Garrison Art Center

Katie Schmidt Feder has served as Executive Director of Garrison Art Center since 2016. Prior to that she was co-founder and Executive Director of EMBARK Peekskill, a performing and literary arts organization. In 2019 she led the region’s first immersive art experience, Hello Neighbor, bringing together twelve lead artists, whose work does not fall into the traditional gallery mold, to create thirteen walk-through environments of fun and fantasy at GAC. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in musical theater and dance with a technical emphasis in costume design and fine art, as well as a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from an innovative limited-residency program at Goucher College near Baltimore. Her thesis focused on how to support the work of self-taught, visionary, and intuitive artists. Her life and career have been devoted to the visual and performing arts and supporting those who work in the arts. ENTRY AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Incomplete entries will not be processed. Submitting artists must be current members of the Katonah Museum Artists' Association. Payment of membership fee must be done through the Katonah Museum of Art at 914-232-9555 or Artists may submit up to 3 works, 1 for $25., two for $30., or 3 for $35., payable to Submittables on this form. Submissions must follow all guidelines or will not be accepted.

Fee is not refundable.

ARTIST STATEMENT Must be 100 words or less. Do not submit a Resume or CV. Viewers will be able to view more about you and your work on the website (using the link) that you provide.


IMAGE FORMAT JPEG VIDEO FORMAT Recommended video settings:

  • Compression Type: H.264

  • Frame Rate: 30 is preferred. 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 are also acceptable

  • Data Rate: Automatic

  • Key Frames: Automatic

  • Frame Reordering: Unchecked

  • Supported files: You can upload all popular video formats (Mov, Quicktime, AVI, MP4). Your video is automatically transcoded into MPEG4 (containing H.264 codec) and WEBM formats

IMPORTANT DETAILS Participating artists agree to: 1) make their piece of art available for the duration of the show; 2) maintain the piece of art in the exact condition in which it is photographed and exhibited; 3) will assume full responsibility and costs associated to package and ship or arrange to deliver their artwork to a buyer including the use of their own appropriate insurance; 4) be able to ship or arrange to deliver their purchased piece of art within seven (7) days of being notified of such sale; and 5) allow the KMAA and KMA to show their piece of art on any of their online and print platforms, including this Online Gallery, for the purposes of publicity and otherwise. SALES Sales will occur directly between artist and buyer and the KMAA requests that the artist inform us of the completed sale by emailing, for our records. Once a sale has been made, the KMAA suggests that the artist make a donation of 10% of the sale price to the Katonah Museum of Art. Contact us at should you need assistance. Artists selling work agree to hold harmless the Katonah Museum Artists' Association, the Katonah Museum of Art, and their agents, servants, and employees, from any claim of damage or theft that might arise from any cause whatsoever. It is a requirement of entry to the exhibition that all of the conditions stated above be understood and agreed to by virtue of the artist submitting work via this entry Form. will provide assistance with completing entry form and downloading images by clicking on HELP on any page. For general questions contact Please do not call the Museum directly.