Creative Cortland is Seeking Art Submissions


Art media accepted is Painting or Traditional Media, Photography, Sculpture, Pottery, Fiber or Textile, Jewelry or “Other”

Creative Cortland is in the middle of seeking entries for their 3rd Annual Community Visual Arts Exhibition. Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown is proud to again present a striking art gallery from the talents of local artists. This year’s theme is “PERSIST.”

Curator and Coordinator Crystal Lyon explains, “This exhibition will explore the idea of persistence by asking: What happens to the imagination under prolonged pervasive circumstances? Art is catharsis. It is an emotional release. As creatives, we make work that conveys a mode of expression that is unique to our individual human experience. An audience connects with these various forms of expression to relate and react. 2020 has been a challenging year for us collectively with varying degrees of difficulty. Ultimately the result has been the exercising of imaginative outside-of-the-box creative discovery leading to new ways to be expressive and stay connected. We ask you as an artist: How did you find communion with your creativity during prolonged pervasive circumstances?”

The Basics

Entries are open to residents of Cortland County; professionals, amateurs & high school seniors, and students & faculty from Tompkins Cortland CC and SUNY Cortland.

All presentation-ready 2D and 3D works are welcome for submission. Artists may submit up to 4 pieces for consideration, with a total non-refundable entry fee of $10 for students, $20 for all others.

Applications and entry fees must be received by CRT no later than February 8, 2021.

Click here to download entry form.


Open for viewing

Friday, February 26 – Sunday, March 14, 2021
Sat/Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.
Mon – Fri: 9:00AM – 5 p.m.
Free admission with a suggested donation of $5.00

at Cortland Repertory Theater DOWNTOWN
24 Port Watson Street, Cortland NY 13045

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