Arts Council Looking for Outdoor Works

Exhibit will focus on Safe Harbors Green in Newburgh

The Orange County Arts Council is seeking proposals for an outdoor group art exhibit to be juried by Nora Lawrence, curator at the Storm King Art Center, for Safe Harbors of the Hudson in Newburgh. The application deadline is Feb. 15.

The show, Functional Objects, will consist of created or planned works selected to interact with Safe Harbors Green, the organization’s new outdoor park. The park, located between Ann Street, Liberty Street and Broadway in Newburgh, covers one block in a heavily trafficked urban environment. When renovations are complete, it will feature a green, a plaza for public events, an overlook area, rainwater gardens and a child-friendly section. A map can be downloaded at

A map of the proposed Safe Harbors Green.

A map of the proposed Safe Harbors Green.

The proposals selected will demonstrate a functional purpose within the environment and should have the ability to withstand human and natural interaction, including outdoor weather for all four seasons. Proposals should require little to no maintenance (installation, de-installation and maintenance will be the artist’s responsibility). There are no size restrictions. Each artist will receive a minimum $500 honorarium. Larger amounts may be awarded depending on project size, construction, material, etc.

The exhibit opening is scheduled for June 15 and the works will be on display through June 2017. The entry fee is $35, and Arts Council members will receive a $25 credit toward their next renewal. Visit Artists must be at least 18 years old and live or work in the region. Those selected will be notified by March 1. Email [email protected] with questions.

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