Call Detail
Home Sick: International Juried Art Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 12/31/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Home Sick: International Juried Art Exhibition): $35.00
Media Fee(Home Sick: International Juried Art Exhibition): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 15
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 15
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York

Home Sick: International Juried Exhibition

Juror: Mary-Kay Lombino, Deputy Director and Curator, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College in collaboration with youth from The Art Effect
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Exhibition Dates: Feb 26 – April 1, 2021
Exhibition is located a
t the Trolley Barn, 489 Main St., Poughkeepsie, New York
$500 First Prize, $250 Second Prize, $150 Honorable Mention

Home sick or sick of home? This juried exhibition seeks artwork that captures how the tumultuous events of 2020 have shaped personal experiences and artistic practice. This call seeks works that suggest how the phrase “Home Sick” can take on multiple meanings in today’s revolutionary climate. Home Sick invites traditional and contemporary artwork across a wide array of media – painting, photography, drawing, pastels, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, wearable art, sculpture, film and other new media. We invite submissions that create a visually compelling complement, or counterpoint, to the Trolley Barn’s unique industrial gallery space. Artists of all ages are welcome, regardless of where they are from or how they identify.

 This international juried exhibition will be held February 26 through April 1, 2021, at The Art Effect's Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main St., Poughkeepsie, New York, with an Opening Reception Friday, February 26.  

Artists will be notified within approximately two (2) weeks after the deadline in an email about the selection status of their entries. 

Submitting Entries:

Art Effect Alumni & current students: $25 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image, 15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions.  (coupon code required) 

Art Effect Members: $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions. (coupon code required)

City of Poughkeepsie Residents (zip code 12601): $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image. 15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions. (coupon code required)

General fee/non-members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image. 15 images max, including up to 3 video submissions. 

Please email for applicable coupon code.  To become a member, visit,

Artwork specifications: We recommended a maximum of 10’ in any direction; there is no minimum. Please contact us at for consideration if your work exceeds these dimensions – we may be able to accommodate your work. The Trolley Barn gallery can accommodate a range of artwork sizes and media, and we are pleased to work with invited artists to ensure effective installation and presentation of their artwork. Site plan available on request. 

Artists are responsible for transportation/delivery to and from the Trolley Barn gallery. 

About the Juror:

Mary-Kay Lombino is The Deputy Director and Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College where she oversees the contemporary art and photography collections, exhibitions, and publications and provides leadership for long-range strategic planning. Prior to joining the staff at Vassar in 2005 she served as Curator of Exhibitions at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach for six years and Assistant Curator at UCLA Hammer Museum for five years. Her exhibitions include Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (2019); People are Beautiful: Prints, Photographs, and Films by Andy Warhol (2018); Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy (2016); The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation (2013), Utopian Mirage: Social Metaphors in Contemporary Photography and Film (2007); Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books (2006); Candida Höfer: The Architecture of Absence (2005); UnNaturally (2003), By Hand: Pattern Precision, and Repetition in Contemporary Drawing (2001). She has also organized solo museum shows for numerous artists including Mark Dion, Inez Nathaniel Walker, Marco Maggi, Eirik Johnson, Phil Collins, Ken Price, Raquel Rabinovich, and Mungo Thomson.

Lombino’s 2013 publication The Polaroid Years (DelMonico Books/Prestel) won first place for Outstanding Catalogue from the Association of Art Museum Curators. In 2009, she was selected as one of ten fellows for the Center for Curatorial Leadership program, designed to train and support talented curators in realizing their potential for leadership in the field. Also in 2009, she was one of two recipients of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship. In 2006, she was one of ten recipients of the Getty Curatorial Research Fellowship. Bob Knox: Non-Fiction Paintings, an exhibition Lombino co-curated, was voted First Place for the Best Exhibition of an Emerging or Under-known Artist by the International Art Critics Association in 2003. That same year, she was selected by The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Exhibitions to organize an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Mungo Thomson to represent the United States in the Cuenca Bienal, a major international exhibition that took place in Ecuador in Spring 2004.

Lombino currently serves on the Contemporary Art Advisory Committee at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and the Conference Benefit Committee of the Association of Art Museum Curators an organization she has been a member of since its founding in 1999. Lombino is also a member of the Engaged Pluralism: Inclusion, Belonging and Community Building Through the Arts working group at Vassar College.

Lombino received a B.A. in Art History from University of Richmond, Virginia in 1989 and an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from University of Southern California in 1995.

About the Jury Process:
The artwork selection process for the exhibition is part of The Art Effect’s innovative youth program that brings together established arts professionals and local youth to present high-caliber art exhibitions and also open pathways for youth to consider careers in museums and professional art galleries.

Artwork Selection:
Curator Mary-Kay Lombino will work collaboratively with accomplished youth from The Art Effect to select artworks for the exhibition. Artwork selected for the exhibition will be shown in the Trolley Barn Gallery as well as an interactive, online exhibition.


Entry Deadline: Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time Zone
Notification of accepted artwork: Jan 16, 2021
Delivery of accepted artwork: Feb 11- 13, 2021
Exhibition: Feb 26– Apr 1, 2021
Reception and Recognitions Announced: Feb 26, 2021
Shipping and pickup of accepted artwork: April 2 – April 3

About The Art Effect:

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. The Art Effect (formerly Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project) helps youth explore, experience, and excel in the arts, introducing them to visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals. We believe that the arts have the power to create a more vibrant, caring, and sustainable world led by a generation of youth who value creative thinking, diverse voices, and stronger connections between all people. The Art Effect directly serves over 2,000 young people throughout the Hudson Valley each year.

The mission of The Art Effect at the Trolley Barn is to train youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. Exhibitions at the Trolley Barn are free and open to the public — so there are no financial barriers to access.

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