New York City is a global arts center, but maintaining that status means cultivating the city's creative talent.
Curate NYC is a juried exhibition and online platform that exists to heighten exposure and opportunities for New York City visual artists. The project also helps promote New York City’s image as a vital cultural hub.
Last year, Curate NYC attracted 1,190 entries in three weeks. All entries were reviewed by a panel of judges, and 150 works were reproduced for exhibition as 11x6” postcards. The opening, held at Rush Arts Gallery + Resource Center in Chelsea, was hosted by NYC Deputy Mayor Robert Steel, NYCEDC president Seth Pinsky, and entertainment/business mogul Russell Simmons.
The website also generated 600,000 hits in three weeks, and positive news in The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The L Magazine, and on The Brian Lehrer Show.
In 2011, Curate NYC will again exhibit postcard reproductions of the top 150 entries selected by our Panel of Judges. We will also feature more entries per artist, and online sales of their work. Guest curators will organize online shows, while live exhibitions will be held at five galleries, one per borough, featuring actual works by Curate NYC artists.
We look forward to seeing you here online, and at Curate NYC exhibitions held across the city.
Your Friends at Full Spectrum,
the New York City Economic Development Corporation,
and Curate NYC
Rush Arts Gallery + Resource Center
December 1-10 · Manhattan
Bill Hodges Gallery
December 2 -11 · Manhattan
Art at Bay
December 3 -18 · Staten Island
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
December 7-February 1 · Bronx
Like the Spice
December 8 -18 · Brooklyn
December 10-31 · Queens