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Nigra Center seeks artists for quilt show

GLOVERSVILLE – The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is excited to announce its 2021 quilt show, open to quilts and textile arts of all shapes, sizes and designs.

All textile artists are welcome to submit to this show.

The 2021 quilt show will be on display from April 8 to May 13. It will be displayed alongside the Nigra Arts Center’s annual Adirondack Life Art Show, an invitation-only exhibition that features photographers who have won awards in Adirondack Life magazine’s annual Photography Contest.

Artists may submit work now until March 14, 2021, through www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. Please note that this is not a juried show, but this website is used for ease of submission and selection by the curators.

Artists who wish to submit should visit the website and scroll down until they find the 2021 Quilt Show or visit http://bit.ly/3dCcYRT.

Further submission guidelines are available there.

Artists may also email Brenda Dwyer at dwyerb@thearclexington.org or visit the Nigra Arts Center to obtain an application form.

The fee for entry of up to three works is $15 for members of the Nigra Arts Center or $25 for non-members.

Artists may submit an additional two entries maximum for a fee of $7 each for members or $10 each for non-members. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 17 and the dates for drop-off or mailing of artwork are March 31 to April 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or April 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Due to changes in protocols necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, each artist will need to make an appointment for contact-free drop-off of their artwork. More information about these new procedures will be included in their acceptance notifications.

Those who are not currently a member of the Nigra Arts Center but would like to join and receive a discount on your show submissions, please visit or contact Lynette May at mayl@thearclexington.org or (518) 661-9932.

Membership levels start at just $25 per year and carry benefits such as discounted admission to classes and art exhibitions, mailing list access, invitations to special events, charitable tax deductions and more.

Through the generous donations of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions. All winners will also receive a membership to the Arts Center.

The Nigra Arts Center will host a Meet the Artists Opening Reception for this show on April 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. The show will also be available for public viewing throughout its run weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A virtual tour of the exhibition will be posted after the opening reception on the NAC’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PaulNigraCenter and website: www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville.

For more information about the quilt show or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

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