Call for Entries: Small Works – Big Birthday

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In celebration of the Trail Conference's 99th birthday, we invite all trail-loving artists to submit their favorite outdoor art. Because as our trail family, you're part of this legacy of stewardship, too!

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference turns 99 on October 19, 2019!   We invite artists, photographers, and crafters to participate in a new group exhibition, Small Works – Big Birthday.  In this unique show all artworks exhibited will be of a limited size and price and is offered as a Fundraiser and Holiday Gift-Giving opportunity for the Trail Conference via its members, volunteers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.   

Artists may submit digital images of up to three artworks for an entry fee of $15. Work must be ready for hanging, and while frames are not required for this exhibit, a substantial ‘backing support’ is required for wire hanging.

Works are limited to 12" x 12" or smaller and priced up to $99.00. The subject matter should be Trail Conference related. Perfect for holiday gift-giving, 25% of each purchase will go to supporting the mission of the Trail Conference. 

“Small Works – Big Birthday” will be on exhibit October 25, 2019 to January 3, 2020. Artists, crafters, and photographers are invited to participate in this charitable 99th Birthday exhibition.  We urge hikers, members, volunteers, and nature lovers to please consider purchasing an art piece to celebrate this 99th Birthday of the Trail Conference’s ongoing mission of connecting people with nature.

All two-dimensional work will be considered. The exhibition will be on display at Trail Conference Headquarters located at 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, N.J..

After paying the registration fee, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your artworks.

Important Dates to Remember for Trail Conference Small Works – Big Birthday Exhibition

  • Digital Submissions Accepted: October 3, 2019 - Thursday October 24
  • Acceptance Notice to Artists: on or after October 21, 2019
  • Artwork Delivery to Trail Conference: Wednesday, October 23 - Friday October 25, 2019
  • Exhibition Opens: Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Reception: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Exhibition Closes: Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Pickup Unsold Artworks on January 6 - 8, 2020 
October 3rd, 2019 6:00 AM   through   October 24th, 2019 11:59 PM
Trail Conference Headquarters
600 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
United States
Submission Fee
Art Submission (Up to 3) $ 15.00
Additional event information
Coordinator Brendan Cunningham
For more information, contact... [email protected]

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