Call Detail
Through the Eye of the Needle
Entry Deadline: 12/9/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $45.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New York
Event Dates: 1/21/23 - 3/18/23

"Are you from Pumbedita, where they push an elephant through the eye of a needle?"

Rav Sheishet of Nehardea (Babylonian Talmud, Baba Metzia, 38b).
An aphorism for convoluted reasoning 

Sewing, weaving, braiding, knotting… 

The enormity and disparateness of culture integrated into the warp and woof of the artist  

Are you an artist using stitchery, macramé and weaving, integrating shards of pottery, found objects and recyclables, bottle caps and shells of the beach into your complex tapestries?

Then this is a call to you!!!

Hudson Valley MOCA’s third Juried exhibition

In addressing the use of hand crafting to reflect on cultural diversity, regional craft and environmental issues we look to a history spanning millennia, from the feather collages and paintings of Peru, to the contemporary works of El Anatsui, to the computer detritus integrated by Moffet Takadiwa in his keyboard beading, to the constructs of Leonardo Drew or Liza Lew.  Shells embedded into weavings, rubies and gems into medieval tapestry, hair for embroidery, recycled wool for warmth.  There is a world to explore, a language to decode.


Name, address, website, e-mail, mobile

$45.00 per application

Artist statement

Up to 5 images

Applications through CaFE only. NO mail-in applications


Submission Deadline: December 9, 2022, Midnight

Notification to artists: December 27, 2022 (via email) NOTE DELAY

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 3-5pm DELAY

Exhibition Dates:  January 14 - March 11, 2023


Up to five works per artist may be submitted.

All two-dimensional work must be framed and/or ready for installation with hanging hardware, wire, or d-rings already installed on work, and the entire work must not exceed 84 inches in any dimension. The work cannot exceed 75 pounds. Pieces without hanging hardware will not be included in the exhibition.

Three-dimensional work cannot exceed 84 inches in any dimension and should be accompanied by a pedestal/or be ready for display as a freestanding or self-containing work. The work cannot exceed 100lbs.

All work requiring assembly or any work with a complex installation procedure must be accompanied by a detailed set of installation instructions with reference photos from previous installations. Verbal instructions will not suffice.

Hudson Valley MOCA prohibits glitter, wet paint, sharp objects, open flames, balloons, spray (perfumes, hairsprays, etc), dangerous chemicals, weapons, pressurized containers, plants or animals (alive or dead), hazardous materials (explosive, flammable, or perishable), decaying materials (visible mold or insect infestation), or anything deemed harmful to the Museum’s collection. Anything of question should be cleared by contacting:

SELECTED WORKS: Selected works must be delivered ready to hang/display. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. Curatorial staff reserves the right to refuse an artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by the juror.


SHIPPED ARTWORK: The deadline for receipt of shipped artwork is between January 5 and 7, 2023. If work is not at Hudson Valley MOCA by January 7, 2023, we reserve the right to not include it in the exhibition. Any artwork being shipped must include return postage/shipping fee that must be received before the end of the exhibition (March 11, 2023). In the case of inadequate or nonexistent return postage and non-communication from the artist works will be considered abandoned property and disposed of as Hudson Valley MOCA sees fit. All artwork should be packaged in a manner that will allow for the materials to be re-used for return shipping. Otherwise please include materials for return packaging. Please do not ship artwork with packing peanuts. Works should be shipped via FEDEX, UPS, or DHL only to 1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 10566.

Hudson Valley MOCA is open Thursday and Saturday 11-5pm.

HAND DELIVERED ARTWORK: Hudson Valley MOCA will accept hand deliveries of accepted works on Wednesday January 5, 7 and 12, or by appointment. Work can be delivered to Hudson Valley MOCA, 1701 Main St, Peekskill, NY between 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hand delivered works can be picked up from Hudson Valley MOCA on March 16 and 18 and by appointment thereafter.

SALES: We encourage the sale of artwork and take 50% commission on sales; however work does not have to be for sale if selected for the exhibition. Hudson Valley MOCA will create a price list and make it available for those who ask for it. INSURANCE: Upon arrival, artists must sign an artist loan agreement, which determines the artworks insurance value.  Hudson Valley MOCA provides insurance onsite for the duration of installation, the exhibition and de-installation, but is not responsible for the artwork during transit to or from the museum.

Artists from across the United States,18 years or older. Original works only, executed during the past three years that have never been exhibited at Hudson Valley MOCA.