Many artists know that the Manhattan districts of Chelsea, Soho, Tribeca and other areas of New York City are peppered with large numbers of art galleries–while newer galleries continue to spring up in nearby Brooklyn, in the neighborhoods popular with artists, such as Bushwick and beyond. It’s about a 6 hour drive outside those city districts to Buffalo, the second largest city in the state of New York.
One of the longstanding galleries in Buffalo, CEPA GALLERY, has maintained a forty-year program of artist residencies. CEPA also has a purchase program, and periodic open calls to artists to specific exhibition projects.
Another interesting program of CEPA GALLERY and for their project space Big Orbit is an ongoing open call for artists to submit work for inclusion in these gallery spaces.
Work submitted for CEPA Gallery must be photography, photo-related, or media-related. Work submitted for Big Orbit can be in any media, though preference will be given to installation formats.
CEPA is actively engaged in numerous community arts events that they detail on their Tumblr blog here.
For the past several years, Artist Marketing Resources has been busy researching art gallery opportunities, updating current information on art galleries and adding new details for galleries currently accepting artist submissions–find out more here.
We also have an extensive resource e-list for photographic artists here.