After much consideration and discussion, Tioga Arts Council (TAC) and Cloud Croft Studios (CCS) decided that our juried regional art show, Everyday Life, Every Day Art, will be an online exhibition in 2020.
Tioga Arts Council sent out a Call For Artists earlier this summer. We at CCS were hoping that we would be able to announce some small event this Summer/Fall to interact with the artists but at this time with the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID19, we will not be hosting any events this year. With that in mind, we would like to encourage everyone to consider the 2020 Digital - Everyday Life, Every Day Art show and help us keep the spirit alive until we return to the barn in 2021. We are excited about our jurors and this new (interim) approach!
In other news, we have purchased the old school house across the street to save it from falling into further disrepair. (our attached photo). I am not quite sure where we are headed with it, but wish us luck.
The Call to Artists can be accessed at the Tioga Arts Council website:
and is copied below for reference:
The exhibition will take place from September 3 to September 30, 2020. It will feature work from artists within a 100-mile radius of Owego, encompassing 25 counties in New York and Pennsylvania.
For every artwork sold, 80% will benefit the artist and 20% will benefit Art a la Carte, a TAC program that brings arts-enrichment activities to Summer Meal Sites in Tioga County, NY.
Given the unprecedented nature of COVID19, we have changed a lot this year. It is our hope that this model serves the arts community well, while promoting public well-being. When deemed safe and appropriate, we will be sure to gather and celebrate as a community.
Until then, be safe, be well, and be creative.
· All work must be original
. All work must have been completed within the last two years
· All work must be for sale
· Artists must be at least 18 years of age
· All work must be submitted electronically
· Email up to four (4) hi-resolution images to email@example.com as
o Send a digital image of the unframed work, appropriately cropped
o Use the label First Name Initial Last Name_Artwork Title_ELEDA
(For example Frida Kahlo: FKahlo_Self Portrait_ELEDA)
o Minimum Resolution (2,000 pixels) in the shortest dimension
Entry Fee & Artwork Submission Information
All prospective participants must submit hi-resolution artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Entry Fee for the initial submission is $10. It is $5 for each additional submission, up to four (4) submissions for a total $25. If you are a TAC Member, you get one (1) free additional submission (for example, four (4) submissions would be a total of $20).
Please submit your entry fee payment online or mail a check payable to Tioga Arts Council to 179 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827.
NOTE: If you have experienced financial hardship but would like to submit work, please contact email@example.com to discuss this further.
All artwork and payments must be received no later than August 14.
*Funds from artist Entry Fees will be used to support cash prizes, online marketing, and an eGallery.
Award Categories & Prizes
· Best in Show ($750)
· Painting ($100)
· Photography ($100)
· Sculpture ($100)
· Fiber ($100)
· Clay ($100)
· Graphics ($100)
· Special Theme - Resilience ($100)
· People’s Choice ($100)
· Honorable Mention ($100)
Jenny Chang has been active in the arts and culture for 12+ years in various cities: Taipei, San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, and now Binghamton. Born in Buffalo, she is happy to move back to Upstate New York and join the Broome County Arts Council in 2018. As the Gallery & Events Manager, she helped inaugurate BCAC’s new art space, Artisan Gallery, held monthly exhibitions and launched Artisan’s e-Commerce site, Shop Art.
Her past projects include the Asian Art Biennial, traveling exhibition meetings with the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs, ICOFOM at National Palace Museum, participation in art fairs (e.g. SOFA Chicago), International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition, fundraising galas with Pacific Symphony and Bowers Museum, artist trunk shows at Wynn Las Vegas, etc.
In her prior role, Jenny was in charge of the Marketing activities and Gallery Partnerships for a global art brand, LIULI, where she coordinated trunk shows, artist exhibitions, art fair opportunities, charity collaborations and worked with local galleries, retailers, and museum stores.
She holds an MA in Literary and Cultural studies and enjoys doodling, writing and photography. She hopes to bridge the gap between business and art, and connect people from diverse backgrounds through art.
Katherine Potter received a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has worked for many years as a graphic designer and illustrator. She has illustrated nine children’s picture books, including two for Simon & Schuster which she also wrote: My Mother the Cat and Spike. More recently she has returned to oil painting, with the desire to focus on more personal subject matter, which, in her latest series of paintings, is male beauty. These can be seen at www.katherinepotter.com. Born and raised in New York, Katherine now lives in Iowa City.
Dr. Connie Sullivan-Blum
Dr. Connie Sullivan-Blum is the executive director of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes in Corning, NY. Before becoming the executive director, she served as The ARTS Council's Folk Arts Coordinator for seven years. Sullivan-Blum has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Binghamton University, which informs her approach to the arts. She believes that the arts are a bridge across cultural divides and a force for community building.
A 20% commission will be taken on all sales. The commission will support TAC Program, Art a la Carte, which brings arts-enrichment activities to children and families who utilize summer meal sites in Tioga County.