DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS – Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Arts Mid-Hudson is requesting nominations for the 8th Annual Ulster County Executive's Arts Awards. Nominees must be residents of Ulster County and businesses or organizations must have a place of business in Ulster County.

There are 10 categories this year:
Arts Organization Award:  rewards an Ulster-based arts organization that has made an important contribution to the growth of Ulster County's cultural life over a significant period of time.

Business/Corporation Award:  recognizes an Ulster County business or corporation that has demonstrated extraordinary support of the arts and/or vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life and enrich Ulster County's cultural heritage.

Arts in Education Award:  acknowledges an Ulster based educator, teaching artist, arts or educational administrator, school, school district or organization that, through extraordinary vision and leadership, has expanded or enriched arts education opportunities to students in Ulster County. 

Individual Artist Award: recognizes an individual residing in Ulster County, whose achievements in his/her discipline are widely recognized and who has demonstrated a compelling or unique artistic vision.

Award for Art in Public Places; awards an Ulster based individual artist, arts organization, school, or community group that has successfully designed and installed a public art project.

Special Citation Award: recognizes an Ulster based individual, organization, business, or project for outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Ulster County that does not fit the criteria for the other categories.

Patron Award:  recognizes an individual or family residing in Ulster County, who has/have made a significant contribution to the arts through extraordinary leadership, personal financial commitment or philanthropic activities.

Volunteer Award:  recognizes an individual residing in Ulster County, who has/have made a significant contribution to the arts as a board member, volunteer or other service.

Artivist Award:   Recognizes a Ulster-based artist that generously engages the community through their work in the arts. 

Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts:  recognizes an Ulster County resident and either a high school or college student ages 16 through 22 as of June 2020, working or studying in all arts disciplines including visual, performing, literary, film/video, and computer, among others. Nominee must be available to attend the event on June 11, 2020. (*Note: supporting attachments are REQUIRED for nominations in this category.)

Finalists and recipients will be chosen based upon the level of their artistry, commitment to the art form, commitment to the community, and recognition in the field locally, nationally or internationally. The review committee reserves the right to not select an awardee in any category. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and recipients will be selected by an awards panel comprised of professionals in the field. Note that recipients are not chosen by the number of nominations received, but by the QUALITY of their work and by the depth of which it benefits the Ulster County community.

Award winners will be recognized by Ulster County's arts, cultural, civic and business leaders, at a festive reception on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at an Ulster County location to be announced.
Nominees must be residents of, or corporations/organizations doing business in, Ulster County.  

NOTE: Nominations may not be made for past recipients* however if you nominated someone last year who did not win you may nominate them again.


*Ulster County Executive’s Arts Awards Past Recipients
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, 2018 Arts Organization
Arthur Anderson, 2016 Patron
ArtBridge, Kingston 2015 Art in Public Places
Michael Asbill, 2018 Artivist
Bailey Pottery Equipment & Ceramic Supply, 2016 Business/Corporation
Roger Baker, 2019 Art in Public Places
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, 2017 Individual Artist
Barbara Bravo, 2017 Volunteer
Anthony Cacchio, Jr. (Uncle Tony), 2018 Special Citation
Coach House Players, 2016 Special Citation
Barbara Cohen, 2016 Volunteer
Center for Creative Education, 2017 Arts in Education
Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2014 Arts Organization
Chronogram, 2014 Business/Corporation
Dennis Connors, 2019 Special Citation-Individual
Jack DeJohnnette, 2016 Individual Artist
Niaya DeLisio, 2017 Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts
Nancy Donskoj, 2015 Special Citation
Donald Elder, 2018 Individual Artist The Falcon, 2013 Special Citation
Abigail Rose Frank, 2019 Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts
Linda Gillette, 2014 Arts in Education
Lara Giordano & Christine Marmo, 2015 Arts in Education
Trina Greene, 2018 Art in Public Places
Shelly Hamilton, 2013 Arts in Education
Hudson Valley Film Commission, 2019 Special Citation-Organization
Ione, 2019 Individual Artist
Stacey Jarit (posthumously), 2018 Special Citation
Garry Kvistad, 2014 Individual Artist
Norm Magnussun, 2017 Art in Public Places
Maverick Concert Series, 2013 Special Citation
Jim McIntyre, 2018 Volunteer
Katharine L. McKenna, 2017 Patron
Ward Mintz & Floyd Lattin, 2019 Patrons
Linda Mary Montano, 2019 Artivist
Amy Mottola, 2016 Arts in Education
O+ Festival, 2014 Art in Public Places
Paper House Productions, 2015 Business/Corporation
Lucie Parker, 2018 Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts
Pauline Oliveros, 2015 Individual Artist
Robert Osgood, 2015 Patron
P&T Surplus, 2018 Business
R&F Handmade Paints, 2013 Business/Corporation
The Rosendale Cafe, 2019 Business
RUPCO, Inc., 2017 Business
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, 2016 Arts Organization
Shadowland Theatre, 2013 Arts Organization
Asa Spurlock, 2016 Student with Exceptional Promise in the Arts
Rick Whelan, 2019 Volunteer
Benjamin Wigfall, 2014 Special Citation
Dale Wolfield, 2019 Arts in Education
Women's Studio Workshop for au•gust art festival, 2016 Art in Public Places
Lynn Woods & Stephen Blauweiss for "Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal", 2017 Special Citation
Woodstock Artists Association, 2019 Arts Organization
Woodstock Film Festival, 2017 Arts Organization
Woodstock School of Art, 2015 Arts Organization
Roberta Ziemba, 2018 Arts in Education
 

Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH), in partnership with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, will once again curate an art exhibit in the loft space above the Winery’s main building. This project, known as Art in the Loft, is a good opportunity for members of Arts Mid-Hudson to display and sell their work.  Artworks selected for the Art in the Loft exhibit will be entered into the popular Wine Label Competition. In 2019 nearly 3,000 visitors to the winery cast their vote for the artwork they thought would make the best wine label. The winner will be announced at a culminating event in early November, and the art with the most votes will be featured on bottles sold at the Winery.

We invite all AMH member artists to submit work to be juried for inclusion in Art in the Loft. There is no entry fee; however, you must be an AMH member.  You can become a member by going to www.artsmidhudson.org/become-a-member

Contact Arts Mid-Hudson to confirm your membership status – (845) 454-3222 or gallery@artsmidhudson.org

Additional considerations:

  • Artists may submit up to five digital images of artwork for consideration
  • Artist must be a resident of the Hudson Valley Region
  • Artwork must be able to hang on the wall and may not exceed 38”
  • Work must be for sale
  • Work must be suitable for exhibition and wine label (as determined by jury)
  • Winners of the wine label competition for the past five years are ineligible to enter (2015 – 2019).
  • Artists are responsible for delivering artwork to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
  • Arts Mid-Hudson and the Millbrook Winery will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired. Please note that the space is not climate controlled
  • AMH commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25% - visitors to the exhibit can purchase work through the Winery.

 Key Dates:
 

  • April 27, 2020 Artist notification of acceptance
  • May 13-17, 2020, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Dates for artists to deliver artwork to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
  • June 1, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Opening reception  
  • Early November Closing reception and Wine Label Competition winner announcement.

 About Art in the Loft:
During the months of Mid-May through early November, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery has an average of 300-400 people per week through their tasting room. Art in the Loft is adjacent to the tasting room. People taking the winery tours, as well as other visitors, pass through the Art in the Loft gallery space, providing good exposure for artwork.
Arts Mid-Hudson and Millbrook Vineyards will promote the exhibition through press releases, social media, and printed announcements.
The space at Art in the Loft is a long hallway running down the center of the loft of the barn. The "loft" is 95 feet long, 10.5 feet wide and 6 feet high. (The ceiling is much higher.) The wall space is not continuous. Windows, which look down into the pressing room, are set into the wall every 9 feet or so, breaking the exhibition space into 14 sections with adjustable track lighting.

Tenth Annual Wine Label Competition:
Artworks selected for Art in the Loft exhibit will be featured for the popular Wine Label Competition. Visitors to the Winery will have the opportunity to vote for the art they think makes the best wine label - during 2018 nearly 3,000 visitors voted on their favorite artwork. The winner will be announced at a culminating event during early November, and the art with the most votes will be featured on bottles sold at the Winery. Millbrook Winery has the first option to purchase the winning art. A mixed case of wine with each artist’s label will also be available.

Complete the questions on the final report form, upload required attachments, and submit by the deadline chosen by the applicant on the Grantee Information Form (submitted on Submittable). If this date is unknown, please reach out to Arts Mid-Hudson.  

The information provided on this form helps us advocate for increased and continued funding from the Ulster County Legislature. Please be as detailed as possible, especially in describing how this funding has positively impacted your organization and Ulster County.  

Failure to submit a final report may jeopardize future grant requests.
 
Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)\

Attendance by Zip Code for Programmatic Support (download here)
Sample Photo Release Form (download here) for your use


Questions?  Contact Arts Mid-Hudson Grants Team: 

grants@artsmidhudson.org or 845-454-3222.

 

Please use this form to submit Interim Reports for 2020 Decentralization Grant Funding. All Interim Reports are due on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

If you selected a final report deadline that falls before this date, you do not need to submit an Interim Report.

If you need to confirm your reporting deadlines, please contact the AMH Grants Team well before the July 1 deadline.

 

Complete the questions on the final report form, upload required attachments, and submit by the deadline chosen by the applicant on the Grantee Information Form (submitted on Submittable). This date was also on the Reporting Help Sheet sent by email by / /2020 . If this date is unknown, please reach out to Arts Mid-Hudson.
Failure to submit a final report may jeopardize future grant requests.


Attachments:
Final Budget Form (download here)
Attendance by Zip Code (download here)
Sample Photo Release Form (download here) provided for your use, we do not need this form uploaded. By uploading photos below you are ensuring that you have used a photo release form for individuals pictured under 18 years of age.


Questions?  Contact Arts Mid-Hudson Grants Team:
grants@artsmidhudson.org or 845-454-3222.

 

Arts Mid-Hudson