The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pioneer Valley Workers Center: Call for Submissions


Are you a Northampton artist or musician who is currently or formerly employed in the restaurant industry?

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is seeking music and/or performance pieces by restaurant workers for the second annual gallery show this fall at the Parlor Room in Northampton.  We are open to all kinds of performance--be it music, spoken word or a live installation--for the opening night. We are also looking for artwork in any medium--drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film/video, textiles, etc. 

The only requirement is that artists are current or former restaurant workers of Northampton, MA.  Last year’s opening had over 250 people in attendance and most artists sold some of their work.

The show will take place on October 21st 2015 at the Parlor Room in Northampton, MA

To submit your work, please send an email by October 1st . Send the email with the subject line "Worker Center Art Gallery" to 

Please include:

* a brief bio (2-3 sentences)

* the name of the restaurant(s) where you work(ed)

* an artist statement (however much or little info you would like to share)

* medium(s) of submitted work

* any possible equipment needed for installation

For physical art pieces:

* please include 1-5 pictures of your work.

*We encourage you to submit multiple works. We may not be able to accept all of the submissions we get, and depending on the volume of responses we may only take one to two of each artist's pieces.

*Artists would be responsible for the transportation of their artwork to and from the gallery site.

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