Call for Artists! NURTUREart’s Annual Benefit

Sharon Butler, “Red Rimmed,” 2011, acrylic on canvas, 11″ x 14.”

UPDATE(September 3, 2011): NURTUREart received a record number of submissions this year–over 600–and will select 150 pieces for the exhibition. Thanks everyone for submitting. The benefit will take place at the Chelsea Art Museum on October 11.Tickets are $200 (before October 1) and guarantee that guests take home a piece of artwork. For more ticket info, click here.


I’m on the NURTUREart Benefit Committee, and I regret that I didn’t donate anything to the 2010 benefit, so I submitted this little painting to the 2011 fundraiser. All artists are invited to submit work for donation to the 2011 Annual Benefit, which will be curated by Pamela Auchincloss (I used to love her gallery on Broadway back in the day), David Cohen (Publisher and Editor of ArtCritical), James Kalm (Hi Loren!)  and Gregory Volk (NYC art critic and curator).  Thanks to the guys at ArtCat who donated their technical services, the submission process takes about five minutes. 

I support the organization because NURTUREart has always been a good organization for artists. In 1997 George J. Robinson founded NURTUREart to help show and promote emerging artists. He mounted guerilla exhibitions in donated spaces whenever and wherever possible, and started a slide registry in a filing cabinet in his Washington Heights apartment. As the Artists� Registry grew exhibits took place in all over the city from the United Nations and Citibank to empty Lower East Side storefronts. In 2003 NURTUREart opened a gallery space in Williamsburg that featured collaborations between emerging curators and artists from the slide registry. In 2006 NURTUREart found a bigger and better permanent home on Grand Street in East Williamsburg/Bushwick and Karen Marston, a longtime volunteer and trustee, became the Executive Director. This year NURTUREart is moving into a new Bushwick space.

Online submissions must be received by midnight, September 1, 2011!

Artwork can be in any 2D or 3D medium, framed or unframed, maximum 20� in any direction including frame. All artworks must be able to be hung on a wall; sculptors may include a small shelf for display. Please upload a jpeg file�no larger than 150 KB and no more than 600 pixels in any direction�to our benefit submission page for the curators� review. Only one submission per artist, please; multiple submissions from an artist will not be reviewed.  We will notify all artists by email in mid-September whether or not work has been selected.? For complete guidelines and information, click here.

2011 Benefit Committee:
Co-Chairs: Deborah Brown and Asya Geisberg
Honoring: Chlo� Bass and Laura Braslow of Arts in Bushwick and Stephanie Hightower, Director of the Outreach Program at the Cooper Union School of Art

Committee Members: Elisabeth Akkerman � Matt Alcuri � Leslie Alexander � Christopher Apgar � Sayaka Araki � Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance� R.C. Baker � Catherine Behrend � Heather Bhandari *� Lisa and Saul Bolton � Greg Bongen � Angela Borreggine � Karin Bravin � Stephanie Brody-Lederman � Deborah Brown *� Frank Buonadonna, Minker Monk Music � Sharon Butler � Paul Campbell � Bill Carroll � Elisabeth Condon � Jules de Balincourt *� Rob de Oude, Camel Art Space � Liz Dimmitt � Christine Dobush � Jessica Duffett � Dennis Elliott � Ann Fensterstock � Ed Ferris � Christine and Andrew Fitts � Joseph Franquinha � Carla Gannis � Laurel Garcia Colvin � Asya Geisberg � Holly Greenfield � Heidi and Jim Hanley � Ruth Hardinger � David Harper *� Cynthia Hartling � Kylie Heidenheimer � Lesley Heller � Monica Herman � Stephanie Hightower � Elizabeth Barbara Hitz � Christopher K. Ho � Barry Hoggard and James Wagner� Anne Hubbell � Paddy Johnson � Mandy Kalajian � Jeffrey Kastner � Leslie and Jim Kerby � Amy Kisch � Wendy Klemperer � Paulina Koudellou-Truncali � KK Kozik � Natasha Kurchanova � Eliot Lable *� Todd Levin � Cat Lindsay and John Newman� Matthew Littlefield � Joshua Marston � Karen Marston *� Valerie McKenzie, McKenzie Fine Art � Julie McKim *� Thomas Micchelli � Holly Miller � Kristian Narvesen Nammack � Pauline Nee � Margaret Neill � Cathy Nolan-Richer and Fred Richer� Pamela Nugent � Marilla Palmer � James Panero � Will Pappenheimer � Gary Petersen � Alison Pierz and Michael Bowen, StandPipe Gallery� Alexander Rahul � Ellen Rand, Art 101 � Elizabeth Riley � Anne Russinof � Barbara Salmanson � David Salmanson � Carol Salmanson � Amanda Schneider � Steve Shane � Dee Shapiro � Drew Shiflett � Erin Sircy � Katie and Jonah Sonnenborn � Richard Stewart � Sue Stoffel � Courtney Strimple � Michael and Isa Tcheyan � Benjamin Tischer *� Hrag Vartanian and Veken Gueyikian, Hyperallergic � Mukesh Vasvani � Roberta F. Vaughan � Robert Walden, Jr and Henry Chung, RHV Gallery� Lilly Wei � Karen Wilkin and Donald Clinton� Marion Wilson


  1. When I click for information on submissions, that page will not come up. Are you aware of the problem??
    bascha mon

  2. Thanks Bascha Mon. I fixed the link.

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