This Year’s Theme:
FROM HERE TO THERE
An exploration of transportation: Buses and Bikes, Cars and Carriages, Taxis and Trains! Ever since the first subway opened in 1904, New York has been a city on the go. With 24 different subway lines, 300 bus routes, and more than 20,000 taxicabs, there’s no shortage of ways to get around town. This year’s VSA NYC Calendar Project asks, “How do you get from here to there?”
VSA NYC invites District 75 students and teachers to collaborate on globally or locally themed compositions about transportation and travel. Students should create artwork that reflects their unique perspective and experiences. Teachers can expose students to modes of transportation from around the world, the history of transit in New York City, as well as the works of other artists who have been inspired by the journey From Here to There.
TO SUBMIT ARTWORK, PLEASE EMAIL
A HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO TO:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 19, 2017
Teachers will be notified by June 1, 2017 if their students’ artwork has been selected.
- Horizontally aligned, approximately 4:3 aspect ratio.
- No larger than 40″ wide x 30″ tall.
- Abstract and Realist submissions will be considered.
- If selected, works must be mounted on foam core for display.
- Artwork completed by individuals will be considered, but we encourage this to be a group effort allowing students to learn and create together.
- Please photograph students during the creation of the artwork, as winning schools will be required to provide a photo of the creative process to accompany the artwork on their calendar page.
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR SUBMISSION EMAIL TO BE CONSIDERED:
- Art Teacher(s) Name, Email Address, Phone Number
- School/Site Name or Number and Borough
- Title of Work
- Media Used
- Names of Student Artists (First and Last)
- 14 original pieces will be selected and featured in the 2018 VSA NYC calendar.
- Selected artwork will need to be delivered to the VSA NYC office by Monday, June 19.
- Artwork will be showcased during Spring 2018 at the Marquis Studios / VSA NYC “A Year in Pictures” exhibit.
About Marquis Studios/VSA-NYC: Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith founded VSA over 40 years ago. A program of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, VSA is dedicated to providing opportunities for children, youth and adults living with disabilities to learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. With 52 international affiliates, the organization promotes art by and for people with disabilities. Each year, 7 million people of all ages and abilities participate in VSA programs, in every aspect of the arts – from visual arts, performing arts, to the literary arts.
In the summer of 2013, Marquis Studios, a 40-year-old nonprofit organization was named the New York City affiliate for VSA, carrying on a 20-year tradition. Working with students of all abilities and backgrounds, Marquis Studios’ goal is to develop a passion for creative learning in each and every child, allowing students of all abilities to reach their full potential.