Deadline Oct. 5th 2022

Billboard Gallery

Alternative exhibition space for Hudson Valley Artist

Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 5th (at 11:59pm)

No fee

The Billboard Gallery invites local Hudson Valley artists living in Dutchess, Orange, or Ulster counties to submit an image/s to be displayed at Billboard Gallery in Poughkeepsie NY.  The jurors will review the work through a blind submissions process. 

The artwork chosen to be on displayed on a 6’ (foot) by 12’ (foot) billboard.  The exhibition dates will be from November 9th – December 21st.  The artist and artwork will be featured on the Billboard Gallery website, Facebook and Instagram pages.  

The Billboard Gallery is an alternative exhibition space for artists established by Abigail Gunnels and supported by The Engaged Pluralism Initiative (EPI) at Vassar College.  The gallery focuses on Hudson Valley artists.  This location/billboard attempts to blur the boundary between the Vassar campus and the city of Poughkeepsie.  Colleges often have, or are perceived to have, an “invisible fence” surrounding them, creating a separation between the institution and the city/town where they exist.  By creating this alternative space to showcase artists, The Billboard Gallery engages with Vassar and Poughkeepsie communities, and the larger Hudson Valley region by showcasing local artists’ work outside of a traditional gallery setting. 

About the curators:

Mary-Kay Lombino is The Deputy Director and Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College where she oversees the contemporary art and photography collections, exhibitions, and publications and provides leadership for organizational and long-range strategic planning. Prior to joining the staff at Vassar she served as Curator of Exhibitions at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach for six years and Assistant Curator at UCLA Hammer Museum for five years. She is currently working on a survey exhibition of Rosalie Thorne McKenna, Vassar class of 1940. Her recent exhibitions include Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center; Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy; and The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation among many others. She has also organized solo museum shows for numerous artists including Mark Dion, Inez Nathaniel Walker, Marco Maggi, Ken Price, Raquel Rabinovich, and Mungo Thomson. A member of the 2009 Center for Curatorial Leadership class, she has received fellowships from The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Getty Foundation, and the Mapplethorpe Foundation. Lombino is a member of the Engaged Pluralism: Inclusion, Belonging and Community Building Through the Arts committee at Vassar College and co-chair of this year’s Association of Art Museum Curators, Conference Benefit Committee.

Edward Cheetham is the Producing Director of the Powerhouse Theater and Associate Director of Campus Activities at Vassar College.


Artist (professional, mid-career, or emerging) living in Dutchess, Orange, or Ulster County in New York.  Any two-dimension works will be considered, this includes but not limited to painting, drawings, photographs, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Each artist may submit up to five (5) works for consideration and the Billboard Gallery will exhibit one to two images created by the selected artist.  

Submission Guidelines:

Email up to five (5) images and artist statement for consideration to:

You must include an artist statement with your images. Please send the files as JPEGS no larger than 5MB, resolution of 72dpi and 1200 pixels on the longest side. Higher resolution image/s will be request if selected for the billboard.

Please label your files: LastName_FirstName_ImageTitle
Example: Smith_John_Sunshine


Questions and Submissions to: