Summer Juried Exhibit 2020

        July 7 – 25, 2020

       Reception: Thursday, July 9, 6 – 8 PM

Juror: MARTICA SAWIN, Art Historian, Critic

         Entry Deadline April 8, 2020  midnight EST


Blue Mountain Gallery, located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea District, invites emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit work for its 9th Juried Exhibition. Critic and art historian Martica Sawin will be the juror for its 2020 Summer Juried Exhibition.


Art historian and critic Martica Sawin has spent more than a half century covering contemporary art in print and in the classroom. As an historian she has focused especially on Surrealism; her book, Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School has become a classic and was the basis for major museum exhibitions she curated in Europe.  Sawin is the author of books on Nell Blaine, Wolf Kahn, Yves Tanguy, Gordon Onslow Ford, and Stephen Pace, among others, as well as many essays for museum and gallery exhibition catalogs.  From 1970 to 1995 she chaired the art history department at Parsons School of Design and was the founding director of Parsons in Paris. For more information go to

Download the show information PDF link    or  download   word document 

Although the gallery is temporarily closed for as long as the coronavirus response requires, the 2020 Juried Exhibition is anticipated to proceed as planned to run from July 7 – 25 and entries are currently being accepted online through April 8. If we are unable to reopen by July 7, we plan to reschedule the show with those who have been accepted. In the highly unlikely event that the show is cancelled, all juried show fees will be refunded via Paypal.  

Before you start submitting your work, review the instructions & submission requirements to determine if your work meets the juried show qualifications; otherwise you may risk your application being rejected on technicalities, without a refund.

Apply through Entrythingy below


ELIGIBILITY Open to artists 18+years of age, living in the USA, excluding artists currently represented by Blue Mountain Gallery. Media: original oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, photography and mixed media. No sculpture, video, installation, giclees, digital art. Work must not exceed 36” x 36”, including frame.  Weight can not exceed 25 pounds, nor can the piece project more than 6 inches from the wall. Multi part works will be accepted and regarded as one work. Any triptychs or diptychs must keep within the size requirement for a single work. Please bear in mind the above size restrictions and include full instructions for installation of the work. The decision of the juror is final and no correspondence can be entered into. Artists should be aware that all works are judged on an equal and anonymous basis.

DEADLINE All applications must be submitted before midnight EST on April 8, 2020. Blue Mountain Gallery will make every effort to notify all applicants of juror’s decision by May 15, 2020.

FEES Non-refundable fee of $40 for 1-3 works. $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are paid through the entry form’s PayPal link, which accepts credit cards.

SUBMISSION & ENTRY REQUIREMENT Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission form on this page. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. An embedded color profile is recommended for accurate color. It is compulsory that the artist uploads one image of the entire work (including all the parts of a diptych or triptych). Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entry image & no substitutions will be allowed. All work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

PRESENTATION Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), wired ready for hanging. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels must be under Plexiglas. (Glass is permissible for hand delivery.)

RECEIVING Shipped work must arrive by Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in a sturdy, reusable container. Hand-delivered work must arrive on Thursday, July 2, or Friday, July 3, between 11am – 6pm (or earlier date by appointment).  Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of hand delivery. Return shipping must be prepaid through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shipper who will pick up work at the gallery. USPS is not permitted as they do not pick up. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed or emailed ahead of time to the gallery. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be hung. If the original packaging is no longer suitable for use, we can provide packaging materials, but there will be an additional charge.

LIABILITY All possible care will be taken with all the artwork, but our insurance only covers work while it is in the gallery. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the work while in transit to or from the gallery. There are no handling fees but travel insurance is the responsibility of the artist. The payment of the entry fee will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.

SALES All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary.  All proceeds from sales will go to the artist. The gallery does not charge a commission.

REMOVAL All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on Saturday, July 25 between 6-8:00 PM or Monday, July 27, between 10 AM – noon. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage with a storage charge of $5 per day and released at the gallery’s convenience. Shipped works will be returned the week of July 28.



January 15, 2020 Submission begin
April 8, 2020 ENTRY DEADLINE
May 15 Notifications emailed to artists
July, Wed 1st Receipt of shipped work
July, Thu 2nd – Fri 3rd Hand-delivered of work,11-6 pm
July 5-6 Installation
July 7 Exhibition opens
July, Thu 9th Reception, 6-8 PM
July 25 Exhibition closes
July, Sat 25 Pick up hand-delivered work: 6 – 8 PM
July, Mon 27th Pick up hand-delivered work: 10 AM -noon
Week of 28th Return of shipped work by this date-via UPS or FedEx


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