Herkimer College to host Makers of the Mohawk Valley exhibit, calls for contributors

Herkimer College is slated to once again host Makers of the Mohawk Valley, September 29 – November 10, and is calling for contributors.

Makers of the Mohawk Valley debuted in the fall of 2022 as a celebration of the artists, crafters, and other creatives living and working in the Mohawk Valley region. The goal of the exhibit is to showcase the diverse richness of makers in Herkimer, Oneida, and surrounding counties.

Call for Submissions

Submission is free and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in the Mohawk Valley. Contributors can submit up to two pieces created within the last three years spanning mediums such as 2D and 3D fine arts, pottery, photography, video, textile arts, glass, and woodworking.  All submissions must be ready to display; 2D work should be ready to hang; and 3D work must be no larger than 72 inches in any direction. Video art must be accompanied by its own interface. Artists have the option of selling their work with Herkimer College retaining 20 percent of all sales. Artwork drop off must be hand delivered and will be accepted September 26 and 27, 5-7 p.m.

According to Justin Como, Herkimer College associate professor of studio art and exhibit coordinator, he’s looking forward to showcasing the best this area has to offer.

“Last year’s exhibition showcased excellent work from our community. We hope to see a return of those artists and more. If you’ve never shown or are a seasoned exhibitor, please submit your work so we can all see what’s being made in the Mohawk Valley.”

Makers in the Mohawk Valley will open on Friday, September 29 with an event reception at 5 p.m. The closing date is Friday, November 10, and artwork pickup is 5-7 p.m., November 13 and 14, or by appointment.

Entry form

An entry form must be completed by the time of drop off. Forms will be available online, at Herkimer.edu/cogar 2023 Makers of the Mohawk Valley Submission form, or by request by emailing Associate Professor of Studio Art Justin Como at comojm@herkimer.edu

Currently on exhibit in the Cogar Gallery until Friday, September 22, is the photography of Robert “Bob” Buck.  Buck is a faculty member at Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (MVCA). His photography has been shown at the MVCA Gallery, Arkell Museum and Art Gallery, Fulton Montgomery Community College, the Albany Central Gallery Regional Shows, the Arts Factory Invitational Show, Canajoharie; and the Cooperstown Art Association National Juried Show. Additionally, he has participated in the MVCA Erie Canal Bicentennial and the Cherry Branch Gallery – Interior and Exterior Shows in Cherry Valley. A closing reception will be held at the Cogar Gallery, 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 22.

The Cogar Gallery is located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center (RMCC) and is free and open to the public, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, when the College is open.

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