The Strand Center for the Arts Annual Regional Show 2017: "Reflections"

THEME | “Reflections”

The theme for this year’s Regional Juried Show is “Reflections.” Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that captures a reflection or reflections, either in a natural pool of water, the chrome bumper of a classic car, or anything in between.


The Strand Center regional juried exhibition “Reflections” 2017 is open to all artists. Entries may be in the form of any media, including (but not limited to) painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, glass, printmaking, mixed media, and woodwork.

Two-dimensional work must be framed and backed with wire for hanging. Works that are not wired for hanging or do not meet the requirements of our hanging system will not be exhibited and will not be eligible for a refund. All work must be labeled on the front and back with the artist’s name and contact information (phone/email) as well as the title, medium, and price of the artwork. Entries marked “not for sale” may be entered but a dollar value must be noted on the entry form (for insurance purposes). In entering the show, the artist also agrees to have their work on display for the entire duration of the exhibit. Artists can not pick up their work before the close of the exhibit.


Drop-off for submissions will run from Saturday, September 16 to Saturday, September 23, 2017 during regular office hours. All submissions must be received by September 23; there will be no exception to this deadline. Work should be dropped off at the reception desk in the Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in downtown Plattsburgh. In addition to your submission, an entry fee is required. If not received before the judging day the submission will not be judged. All accepted and unselected works will receive notification via email or phone by September 29, 2017. Pick up dates for selected works will be from October 28 – November 4, 2017. Artwork that is not selected can be picked up September 30 – October 7, 2017 during regular office hours. The SCA cannot store artist works and thus will be required to charge a storage fee for any works left after these dates.


A non-refundable entry fee must accompany all work. Without this fee submissions will not be judged.

Members & Students : $25 for one work or $35 for up to three works

Non-Members : $30 for one work or $40 for up to three works


The best in show and second place contestants will be awarded a cash prize. The “Best in Show” artist will have an opportunity to have an exhibition at the Arts Center within two years. This opportunity will cover a solo or group exhibition at the artist’s discretion.


Please indicate whether your work is for sale. Work is sold at the price listed on the form. The SCA receives a 30% commission on all work sold during the show; please consider this when setting the sale price.


The SCA’s insurance policy covers work on display, but not in transit. Work is entered at the artist’s risk. The SCA will take every precaution to safeguard the work while in our care. The SCA cannot accept submissions by special delivery services unless notified well in advance and permission given. Works shipped to The SCA without prior permission will be refused.


The Strand Center is excited to have fine artist and professor, Diane Fine, as our guest juror this year. Diane received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University, and her M.F.A. in Graphics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in printmaking, where images are drawn or carved onto the surface of one material and then transferred to another material, has been ongoing throughout her adult life. She is also passionate about being an educator and teaches printmaking and the book arts at Plattsburgh State University.


Drop off Dates for submissions: September 16 to September 23, 2017

Final Deadline: September 23, 2017

Acceptance Notification: September 29, 2017

Opening Reception: October 6, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Show on View: October 6 to October 27, 2017

Pick up dates: October 28 to November 4, 2017

Please CLICK HERE for Entry Labels

Please contact our Gallery Director with any questions about sales, artwork, submission fees, drop off, location, etc. The Gallery Coordinator can be reached by phone at 518-563-1604 or by email at