Call Detail
Entry Deadline: 11/27/23
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: 1/27/24 - 4/10/24

WAR, three simple letters that inspire terror. War can take many forms, and many acronyms.  The 'Just War,’ the ‘Holy War,’ the ‘War on Terror,’ going on a ‘Warpath,’  ‘Internal Struggle,' "Domestic Conflict,' ‘Sparring Partners’, ‘Trading Barbs’… 

 War can be external and internal, but always with the element of tension, of conflict.  In past and current exhibitions at HVMOCA and as an ongoing installation of Thomas Hirschhorn’s Laundrette, we have looked to how artists take in and then portray the tensions of war.  We have shown works by returning Afghan Vets, survivors of Communist dictatorships and its excesses, tribal wars in Africa and Holocaust memories, physiological turmoil, gender wars, peer pressure.  

As artists, how can you address this overarching topic, bring attention to the varied innuendos, personal, political, real and imagined?  It can be through painting, installation, photography and video, whatever your choice of platform. 

We look forward to hearing from you and to launching an exhibition that touches all.

War artwork from the Hudson Valley MOCA’s third Juried exhibition will also be the inspiration for 2024 Writing the Walls performances in the Studio Theater in Exile Black Box Theater at Hudson Valley MOCA, now in its 18th year. We look forward to hearing from you.


Viewer's Choice from an in-person visit will recognize the top three works. An Artists Membership will be awarded to them.

Application Requirements

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: Nov. 27

Notification to artists: December 18

Opening Reception: January 27

Exhibition Dates:  January 29, - April 4, 2024.


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 100 lbs.

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 (mark hold for pickup) and ship to HVCCA care of Walgreens, 1201 Main Street, Peekskill NY 10566; UPS (mark hold for pickup) and ship to Auto Zone, 1833 Main Street, Peekskill NY 10566; USPS, PO Box 209, Peekskill NY 10566; or DHL only.

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

HAND DELIVERED ARTWORK: Hudson Valley MOCA will accept hand deliveries of accepted works on Saturday, January 6, Sunday January , and Thursday January 11, or by appointment. Work can be delivered to Hudson Valley MOCA, 1701 Main St, Peekskill, NY between 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hand delivered works can be picked up from Hudson Valley MOCA on April 11 and 13 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.