MOCA Hosts Open Call For Visual Artists - Deadline June 30, 2019


The Hudson Valley MOCA Juried Member Exhibition is an opportunity to showcase a variety of perspectives and practices within the contemporary visual arts. Juried by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum, this exhibition seeks to unite a multitude of voices both local and national to explore our contemporary moment, and the unique work created within it. The exhibition will be on view at Hudson Valley MOCA in Peekskill from Saturday, August 10, to Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Important Dates & Submission Details

Deadline to submit your work is Sunday, June 30, 2019. You can submit your work via CaFÉ (postal entries will NOT be accepted). Notification to artists will be sent out by email on Friday, July 12, 2019. The opening reception for this show will be on Saturday, August 10.

There is a $10 non-refundable entrance fee for each artwork submitted. Artists can submit up to two entries but only one entry per artist will be included in the exhibition. Each entry must be paid in full and you can pay by check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express through the CaFÉ website.

You must have a current Hudson Valley MOCA membership to be eligible to submit your work. Membership at any level makes you eligible to participate Hudson Valley MOCA’s Annual Juried Exhibition. Plus you'll receive free admission to seven regional museums and free or discounted admission to events.

If you are not a member, Hudson Valley MOCA reserves the right to remove your work from the jurying process with the loss of entry fee as a result. For membership information, please contact Adrienne D’Elia at or (914) 788-0100.

Click here to read a full list of the submission guidelines.

About The Juror: Legacy Russell

Legacy Russell is a writer and curator. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Curated exhibitions and projects include Radical Reading Room for The Studio Museum in Harlem (2019); a series of multimedia events exploring digital feminism and celebrating queer nightlife at ICA London (2017); and the critically acclaimed Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet in collaboration with IMT Gallery and ICA London (2016). She also hosted the 2017 Serpentine Marathon GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE!.

Russell's academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. She holds an MRes in Art History with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a focus in Visual Culture.

Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally. Her first book, #GLITCHFEMINISM, is forthcoming from Verso Books.