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Artswestchester believes that artists are often keen observers of their time and place; they create artworks that respond to the challenges and triumphs of the moment, illuminate complex issues, and inspire dialog around current local and global events. ArtsWestchester invites individual artists to submit existing artworks for an exhibition opportunity that is aligned with its programmatic mission. Our goals of this series, titled The Arts Exchange, is to gain deeper insight into the minds of artists and to provide a public platform for a local creative economy. 

The exhibitions will each be on view in ArtsWestchester’s gallery, a historically landmarked space at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains from February to April 2025. 

About ArtsWestchester’s Exhibition Programming:

ArtsWestchester is committed to supporting and promoting regional artists. The organization acquired the former People’s National Trust building in 1998 and converted it into a venue for the arts. As an arts center in the heart of downtown White Plains, the organization plays a major role in raising awareness and inspiring discussion about contemporary local and global issues. ArtsWestchester’s Public Programs department showcases regional artists and advances thoughtfulness about topics that resonate within the community. 

ArtsWestchester’s Gallery program has included Modern Families, a photographic inquiry into an expanded look at who and what constitutes the American family and She, a deconstruction of female identity and reflection of modern womanhood. Past exhibitions for The Arts Exchange series have included group exhibitions by the White Plains Puerto Rican Cultural Committee, Inc., which explored Puerto Rican heritage, and The Ground Glass, a show by a local member-based photography organization. 


ArtsWestchester will look for artworks of all media and content. Artists are encouraged to consider ArtsWestchester’s exhibition history in selecting their works for submission. Additional guidelines and eligibility requirements include:

• Artists must work, reside or maintain a studio in Westchester or Rockland Counties. These artists must have a membership with ArtsWestchester that is current through January 1, 2025. Artists who are not current members may join ArtsWestchester by clicking on this LINK.

• Artists may submit up to three (3) works for review. 

• Artworks cannot exceed 48” in any direction (including the display of multiple units of objects within one work). 

• Deadline to apply is November 1, 2024 through an application on Submittable. Notifications will be sent out by the last week of February.

• Applications will be reviewed and selected by the Public Programs staff in conversation with the ArtsWestchester Arts Committee.

• Artworks cannot have been previously shown at ArtsWestchester

Important Dates

Deadline to apply: November 1, 2024

Notifications: November 15, 2024

Loan Agreement signed and returned: November 25, 2024

Dropoff of artwork: January 27 - 31, 2025

Exhibition opens: February 8, 20258

Exhibition closes: April 13, 2025

Artwork pickup: April 14 - 25, 2025

Terms and Conditions: 

- Selected artworks must come to the gallery ready to hang/installed with proper hardware. ArtsWestchester has the sole discretion as to location, positioning, lighting, and pedestal selection of artwork in the gallery.

- Regular/Artist/Senior/Student Memberships must be valid through January 1, 2025 to be considered.

- Artworks that contain digital media must include a USB with properly formatted files. ArtsWestchester holds a limited amount of projectors and monitors. 

- Awardee will sign a Loan Agreement, which will include information for artist name, materials used, date of creation, and retail price. Information in the Loan Agreement will be used for wall labels and cannot be changed afterwards. Loan Agreements that are not signed and returned by November 25, 2025 will be excluded from exhibition and artwork will not be received. 

- ArtsWestchester takes a 40% commission on sold artwork. 

- ArtsWestchester will host one (1) public reception and provide basic food/beverage. 

- Gallery hours, subject to change, for public viewing are Wednesday – Friday 12-5pm; Saturday 12-6pm; Sunday 12-5pm

- ArtsWestchester will deinstall artwork within the following week of exhibition closing, during normal business hours. Artwork pickup will be made available during normal business hours two weeks after exhibition closes. Any artwork left after this period will be deemed abandoned and ArtsWestchester will use its discretion for its removal. 

- ArtsWestchester retains the rights to remove artwork that is deemed unsafe or inappropriate. 

Questions for this application can be sent to Adam Chau (

Deadline: On-going

ArtsAmbassadors are community volunteers who value the arts and understand the role the arts play in improving education, enriching lives, and building communities. Beyond the specific activities they undertake, the volunteers are truly ambassadors for ArtsWestchester, helping the general public better understand what ArtsWestchester does and its impact in the county.


· Interest in the arts

· Enthusiasm

· Ability to travel to assigned sites

· Ability to collect, organize and report documents on-line

· Proficient with Word

· Willing to attend Ambassador’s meetings (1x per month)

· Ability to commit reliably to an agreed upon schedule for volunteering

Personal benefits:

· Meeting like-minded people who enjoy the Arts

· Access to lectures, special tours, educational programs, and previews of special exhibitions as part of your volunteer service

· Expanding personal skills in communication and evaluating arts experiences

· Insider knowledge about ArtWestchester’s history, operations, and gallery

· Year-end volunteer appreciation event

We believe that artists and creatives are at the heart of Westchester’s cultural community. Their work sustains creative projects and fuels our cities and towns with vibrancy. We know that with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and implementation of the social restriction measures to contain the spread of the virus, artists in all disciplines have lost critical opportunities to earn income and support their well-being. With this in mind, ArtsWestchester has issued a call to action, seeking donations from our community towards an Artist Relief fund. While we cannot forecast the total amount available through the fund, we will continue collecting donations indefinitely and distributing grants to artists as contributions come in. The number of artists we can support is directly dependent on how much funding is raised. Artists can help this effort by sharing the GoFundMe campaign on their social platforms. 

For link to GoFundMe page CLICK HERE.

ArtsWestchester will award grants of $500 to individual Westchester artists who have suffered a loss of work due to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Applications will be accepted beginning on May 1, 2020, on a rolling basis. Submissions will be reviewed by ArtsWestchester Staff and the Grants Committee of ArtsWestchester’s Board of Directors. 

For questions, email No calls please. 


These funds are available for individual professional artists who live or maintain a studio in Westchester County, New York. Artists must be at least 18 years old and be able to demonstrate a realized loss or anticipated loss of income due to COVID-19. Applicants will be required to submit a completed W9 (CLICK HERE).

ArtsWestchester teaching artists, past or current grantees, and artists who have received public art commissions through ArtsWestchester are all eligible to apply. 

Artists will be required to supply proof or residence, or proof of studio space in Westchester, New York along with a W9. 

Artist Relief Fund awards are a one-time grant. Artists who receive a grant through this program may not apply for additional funding in this category. If more funds are made available, ArtsWestchester may reopen the application to past awardees.