“Sprawling Visions,” a collection of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photography by 26 local artists, will be celebrated with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs.
This invitational exhibition came together through the gallery’s open call to artists. “Sprawling Visions” was formed organically by combing through 246 submissions by artists compiled over a three-year period.
“We’ve had an open call for artists since 2016, and in that time I have used this as a reference when planning exhibitions,” said Bradley Butler, executive director and curator. “If an artist was a good fit for a specific exhibition, I would reach out and if the work was not a fit, the submission would stay open.
“The only flaw in this use of the open call was that so many submissions went unanswered. This exhibition marks a change in how we review artist submissions, and we will now be reviewing and responding to all submissions twice per year.”
The resulting group of work by these artists represents 26 points of view through various media and artistic style. While there is no overriding theme, artwork is brought together by a common color, texture or mood.
“Sprawling Visions” is on display until Feb. 14. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays-Saturdays. Call 315-462-0210 or visit mainstreetartscs.org for information.