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 Ad Reinhardt, 1947  (New York Artists Equity Association records)

Ad Reinhardt, 1947 (New York Artists Equity Association records)

2018 Members Invitational Exhibition
Call for Submissions

Deadline: October 25th, Midnight 

Submissions are officially open for the juried 2018 Annual Members Invitational at Equity Gallery! If you are a current member of New York Artists Equity, you are welcomed to apply. The jury panel will consist of artcritical editor and contributor David Cohen and internationally exhibiting painter and educator Fran O’Neill. The requirements for submission are: 

  • Each applicant can submit up to 3 artworks. Images of these works should be formatted as high res 300 DPI JPEGS. Each image should be labeled with the artists name, the artwork’s title, the year completed, the medium and materials used, and the dimensions in a H”x W” format. If your work is film or video art, please send us a link as well as a still image. If an artists is selected for the exhibition, 1-2 of their works will be shown.

  • The size limit for submitted artworks is 80”, in either height and/or width. Artworks that exceed 80” will not be accepted.

  • The applicant must send a single PDF including an artist statement, short bio, and a CV. The PDF should not exceed 10 MB. Please have all materials written in the third person. 

  • The images and PDF must be emailed to with the subject line “Members Invitational Submission.” 

  • All applicants must fill out the form below for their submissions to be considered 

  • Current membership to New York Artists Equity is REQUIRED for eligibility, no exceptions. Submission is free for members, with no additional fees.

  • A completed application will include a total of 3 images, a PDF with all the information listed above, and a filled out online form. If all three components are not submitted, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be eligible until all materials are received.   

Interested in applying but not a member? To join New York Artists Equity, please click the link to the “Join” page below. 

If your membership expired, you can renew your membership via the “Renew” page on the website. Click the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Please note that to keep the judgement process equitable, the October 25th entry deadline is non-negotiable; late entries will not be accepted or reviewed by the jury.

About the Jurors:

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David Cohen is editor and publisher of the online art magazine, artcritical, as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and contributes in the artcritical podcast. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.
Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Cohen wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005)

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Fran O’Neill is a New York-based abstract painter and educator. She has exhibited her artwork across the United States and internationally. Recently, she has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at venues including but not limited to TW Fine Art in Brisbane, AUS; David&Schweitzer in Brooklyn, NY; Life on Mars in Bushwick, NY; McKenzie Fine Art in New York, NY; and Museum of Contemporary Art-MOCA in Jacksonville, FL. O’Neill has been the recipient of several awards and honors, such as the Acker Award, the Shaw Award, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. She currently teaches at the Art Students League, and has taught at the Pratt Institute, New York Studio School, and Brooklyn College.
O’Neill received her BFA and Post-Grad at Monash University in Melbourne, AUS and her MFA at Brooklyn College. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Long Island City, NY.

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