SPRINGVILLE—Back for another year, Springville Center for the Arts is asking for participants and artwork submissions for its annual Art Crawl. This one-night art event places artwork in small businesses along Springville’s East Main Historic District and visitors stroll from location to location during the free event.
The deadline to submit is Saturday, April 14. In addition to fine art work, this year’s Crawl is looking for musicians and performers to play interspersed with the artwork, arts installation proposals, arts demonstrations and fine crafters looking to table in a sales area. A small “pop-up shop” marketplace will feature small business owners that do not yet have a storefront space. Community organizations interested in setting up a table to promote their activities are also sought.
The Art Crawl will be Saturday, May 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
To submit artwork, artists are asked to email images of their submissions and an entry form to SCAArtSubmissions@gmail.com. Five original pieces of any medium may be accepted. There is no restriction on size or age. If accepted by the jury, artists will be notified and work must be delivered ready to display by April 28. A submission form and details are available at Crawl.SpringvilleArts.org
Performers, community organizations and others interested in participating should call the Center at 592-9038 or email SCAArtSubmissions@gmail.com.
The art jury this year includes Gerald Mead, Christopher Stangler and Gwendolyn Brown.
Mead is a curator, artist and arts writer who teaches in the Design and Art Education Departments at the State University of New York at Buffalo State. He holds the largest private collection of art in Western New York.
Stangler has helped create art spaces, taught painting and currently runs a private gallery. He has exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Castellani and Memorial Art Gallery and won a variety of awards for his work.
Brown is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto where she majors in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. Brown has exhibited her paintings across the U.S.A. and Canada, as well as Italy.