Calling artists for juried competition of holiday ornaments for tree in Albany
RoAnn M. Destito, the commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services (OGS), is asking for help with a special juried art competition: "Decorate the Empire State!" The goal is to decorate the holiday tree at the Capitol in December with original ornaments that represent all of New York State.
GO ART! is honored to be assisting as the designated ambassador for this project in Genesee and Orleans counties. We are issuing a call for talented artists to create ornaments which reflect the county in which they live. Artists can be professional, amateurs and students. Ornaments and required entry forms must be delivered to the GO ART! in Batavia by Oct. 15.
Through a local juried decision process, two ornaments that best represent each county will be selected. The four winning ornaments will be sent to OGS by Nov. 8. The winning ornaments from each county will be placed on the holiday tree in the New York State Capitol. They will send us and the artist digital images of the ornaments on display. They also extend an open invitation to everyone involved to come to the Capitol to view the tree and take a tour of this incredible building.
Ornaments not selected to be sent to OGS will remain at GO ART! to be placed on display in our Cultural Center in Batavia.
Entry forms are available from GO ART! and can be accessed online and e-mailed or faxed after completion. For more forms, information or questions, see below. "Please remember that art and culture enriches, inspires and educates, and strengthens our community identity."
Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (GO ART!)
Seymour Place, 201 E. Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020
Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and by appointment
Tel -- 585.343.9313
Fax -- 585.345.1608