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CNY Artist Initiative 2023
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Entry Deadline: 9/15/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 20, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 20, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: New York


The Central New York Artist Initiative builds upon the Everson Museum of Art’s ongoing support of the region’s vibrant arts community. Launched in January 2022, the Everson CNY Artist Initiative is an annual competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of regional artists. Each year, Everson curators select artists to display their work in solo exhibitions at the Museum. Selections are based on the innovative quality of the work, how the work aligns with the Museum mission, and its relevance to the community.

CNY Artist Initiative exhibitions run for six to eight weeks and are displayed in the Museum's Members' Council Gallery. The gallery is 37.5 by 18.5 feet; proposed work must fit within this space.

Artists selected this year will show their work in exhibitions in 2024.



  • Submission portal opens: July 22, 2023
  • Submission portal closes: September 15, 2023
  • Notification of decisions emailed to applicants: October 2023
  • Public announcement of selected artists: November 2023



Please direct all questions about the CNY Artist Initiative to everson (at) with "Everson CNY Artist Initiative" in the subject line. For questions about how to use the submission platform, contact customer support.



Located in Syracuse, New York, the Everson Museum of Art is a museum of firsts. It was the first museum to dedicate itself to the collection of American art, to create a permanent collection of ceramics, to collect video art, to create a docent program, and to hire the now internationally known architect I.M. Pei to design its building, a sculptural work of art in its own right. The Everson is home to more than 10,000 works of art including paintings, sculpture, drawings, video, and works on paper, and one of the largest holdings of international ceramics in the nation.



Through dynamic and meaningful encounters with modern and contemporary American art, the Everson Museum of Art engages diverse communities, inspires curiosity and lifelong learning, and contributes to a more vital and inclusive society.


Application Requirements

All applications must include the following:

  • Artist statement
  • Resume or CV
  • 20 images of artwork. Include title, date, medium, and dimensions of each work.


Eligibility Criteria

Artists must live and work within a 75-mile radius of Syracuse, New York.