Artists working in two and three-dimensional media are invited to submit images of their work for consideration for the 22nd annual Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition. The sale benefits the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA), a non-profit land trust conserving farmland and forests in Washington and Rensselaer counties. This is a juried show.
The subject is agriculture and forestry: it can be traditional or interpretive and innovative but should draw inspiration from the agricultural landscapes, products, people, and rural life of the Taconic and Upper Hudson regions. Submitted works should be new (within the past 18 months) and not shown locally (within 100 miles).
The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation of farmland and working forests in Washington and Rensselaer counties. Maintaining a solid land base helps farming thrive, and thriving farmers provide numerous benefits to the community: a significant boost to the economy, a reliable supply of good food, open space, and beautiful vistas. To date, ASA has assisted landowners in conserving more than 30,200 acres of land on over 165 properties. For more information, visit www.agstewardship.org.
In-Person & Virtual Hybrid Event
This year's sale and exhibition will be both in person and virtual. All accepted works will be displayed on www.landscapesforlandsake.com and offered for sale. For the in-person event, a small selection of artwork will be hung in the exhibition space at Maple Ridge for in-person viewing. Works hung at Maple Ridge will be available on the website after the in-person sale closes. Additional details will be provided with the notification of acceptance. Please plan to participate in both the virtual and live sale if you are accepted.
Buyers will be able to purchase art directly through the website and at the live event. Buyers will choose to either pick up art at ASA or have it shipped/hand-delivered directly to their home. Works will be displayed on www.landscapesforlandsake.com from October 7 - 31, 2023.
Photographing your work will be more important than ever. Since 2020, more than half of all sales happen on the website. Sales of artists from past virtual events whose work was properly photographed proved to be far higher than those who did not. For artists with primarily smaller works, the curator may ask for additional works to be shown.
For the initial application, images are required to be at least 1,000 px wide or tall. If accepted, you will receive additional details on photographic requirements for each piece. Please plan to provide an additional 3-6 photos of each selected piece. These photos will include, front, back, with and without the frame and an optional styled photo.
Key Dates – 2023
Sunday, July 9: Application deadline, materials due to ASA no later than 11:59 pm
July 17 - 21: Jury review of applications and selection
Week of August 7-11: Notification of acceptance (by email) and list of works to be shown in person vs online only
September 1: Final list due with photography and any changes in information. Please add this in your ASA Google Drive (assigned in acceptance email)
September 2: Construction of www.landscapesforlandsake.com to begin by ASA Staff
September 21, 22, 23 Artwork Delivery
Sunday, October 1: Advanced Buyer Event (for major art buyers and top sponsors, invite-only) Online buying for this group will also be open between October 2-6
Week of October 2-6: Speaker Series (ASA will host a speaker series for the community with invitied artists and the curator to discuss this years art). This event will be open to the public although the art will not be for sale.
Friday, Oct 6: Preview Party (invitation only, reservation required)
Saturday, Oct 7: Public Launch, Noon - 5:00 pm / www.LandscapesforLandsake.com launches at 7:00 pm (works that are hung in the barn will not appear on the site until 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 8)
Sunday, Oct 8: Gallery Hours, 12:00 - 4:00 pm / all works will be available on www.LandscapesforLandsake.com at 5:00 pm
Monday, Oct 9: Gallery Tear Down; Artists pick up of unsold work from the event venue/also deliver any sold work from online sale
Tuesday, October 31 at 11:59 pm: Last day of online sale
November 1-3: Sold artwork drop off at ASA
more details to follow in August
To be mindful of our environment, we are asking applicants to complete the application online and submit it electronically along with jpeg images of their work. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact Katie Jilek via email Katie@agstewardship.org to arrange assitance. Please feel free to refer any other artists you think may be interested in participating to our website, www.agstewardship.org/events/Landscapes-for-Landsake-84-pg.htm
General information—Please include your address, telephone and e-mail in your application, a short statement about how our local agricultural landscape informs your work, a short paragraph about yourself, a list of recent exhibitions, etc. Submitted work should be recent within the past 18 months and should not have been shown locally. If you have questions about this, please contact Katie.
Images—Please attach a minimum of six and a maximum of ten images with your application. Only one application per artist will be accepted. Images should be 300 dpi with no less than 1,000 pixels wide or tall and maximum of 2,000 pixels. Images should be uploaded in jpeg format.
Please use the following format to name your images: “artist initials.number.titleofartwork”. So for example KJ01RayofSunshine
Review Process and Criteria for Selection
A panel of 3-5 jurors will review the submitted materials. The criteria for selection are in two main areas:
1) the artist’s success in reflecting the goals of farmland and forest conservation, drawing inspiration from agricultural landscapes typical of Washington and Rensselaer counties, New York, and
2) artistic excellence.
Artists selected by the jury to participate in Landscapes for Landsake will be notified by email during the week of August 7, 2023. After acceptance, the curator or exhibition manager may contact you about selecting works for the exhibition which may or may not be the same works submitted for the consideration process. If selected, the exhibition manager will provide you details on which pieces were selected to be viewed at our in-person event; those will need to be delivered to ASA in late September. All selected works will be made available on the website.
All of the works chosen for the exhibition will be offered for sale. 50% of proceeds go to the artist and 50% to ASA. Artists may choose to offer a larger percentage to benefit ASA. There has been a growing interest from attendees in commissioned pieces by Landscapes for Landsake artists. Please indicate if you would be willing to provide this service with the same 50%-50% deal.
All works must be properly presented, i.e. in professional quality framing or other means. Framing is the responsibility of the artist. All art must be original work, designed and executed by the accepted artist.
ASA reserves the right to photograph works in the exhibition for use in publicity materials. All work selected for this exhibition will be insured for the duration of the exhibition at the net price the artist would receive if the work were sold. All reasonable care will be exercised in the handling of works received. Artists will sign a release for the period of the exhibition. Final information and changes are due by September 1 in your ASA Google Drive (a shared folder, which is assigned in the acceptance letter).
Delivery of Works of Art/Pick-up of Unsold Art
Details will be provided upon acceptance. Please plan to have your paintings available to ASA for the entire months of September and October.
Publicity for the show will include postcards, posters, press releases, all forms of social media, videos, ASA website features, newsletters, newspapers, and radio advertisements.
Thank you for your interest in the Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition. Every artist who applies contributes to the success of the exhibit and to ASA’s mission to conserve our farmland.
For more information, contact Katie Jilek, Exhibition Manager at ASA, 518-692-7285 or e-mail: email@example.com