2016 Annual Open Call: Reclamation

Exhibition Dates: September 29 - October 22, 2016

Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2016

Emerging and underrepresented artists working in any medium(s) are invited to submit their work for consideration.  The theme of the exhibition, Reclamation, refers to the act of returning something to a former, better state. Synonymous with improvement, recovery, recycling, repossession, redemption. This idea is only offered as a starting place.  The exhibition will take place September 29 - October 22, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, September 29, from 5-8pm.

Guest Curator: Ian Berry, Director of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.  

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Call For Artist + Curatorial Proposals - Ongoing

Are you an artist or curator interested in proposing your work to be considered for an exhibition at Collar Works? 

Collar Works is seeking emerging and underrepresented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks to exhibit at our 4,000 square foot contemporary gallery space, located in Troy, NY. Striving to expand the current art vernacular in New York’s capital region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.

Artists interested in submitting their artworks for consideration in exhibitions or individuals interested in submitting curatorial proposals, must fill out a submission form and adhere to guidelines.  Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by an exhibition committee of artists & arts professionals.  

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Passion for the arts + time to give = volunteer with Collar Works!  We are seeking individuals to assist with gallery monitoring, special events, exhibition installations & more. Click here to fill out our Volunteer Interest Form today and join us!





Communications + Marketing Intern

The intern will gain experience and assist in all aspects of promoting and marketing Collar Works’ exhibitions, programs and events.  Responsibilities may include, contributing to social media, creating website content, writing press releases, updating regional event calendar listings and helping design and distribute other promotional material. 


Curatorial Intern

The intern will gain experience in planning for upcoming exhibitions, installations, and ongoing maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include, assisting with administrative tasks, researching and writing exhibition/ catalog text, helping curate and install exhibitions, attending exhibition openings, as well as gallery monitoring on occasion and being able to talk about Collar Works and the exhibitions to the public. 

The ideal candidates will be hardworking and independent, have strong writing, verbal and design skills, and a passion for contemporary art.  Student internships are available for credit, fall, spring and summer semesters.  Not for credit internships are also available.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with two references to info@collarworks.org