Everson Central New York Artist Initiative

Everson Central New York Artist Initiative

Call for Entries for 2024 exhibitions


The Central New York Artist Initiative builds upon the Everson Museum of Art’s ongoing support of the region’s vibrant arts community. Launched in January 2022, the Everson CNY Artist Initiative is a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of regional artists. Each year, Everson curators select artists to display their work in solo exhibitions at the Museum. Selections are based on the innovative quality of the work, how the work aligns with the Museum mission, and its relevance to the community.


CNY Artist Initiative exhibitions run for six to eight weeks and are displayed in the Everson’s Members’ Council Gallery. The gallery is 37.5 by 18.5 feet; proposed work must fit within this space.


Artists selected this year will show their work in exhibitions in 2024.



Artists must live and work within a 75-mile radius of Syracuse, NY.



Artist statement

Resume or CV

20 images of artwork; include the title, date, medium, and dimensions



Submission portal closes: September 15, 2023

Notification of decisions emailed to applicants: October 2023

Public announcement of selected artists: November 2023



Visit CaFÉ (callforentry.org). You will need to create a free profile to apply.

All entries must be submitted through the callforentry.org platform. Entries not submitted through the platform will not be considered.


Please direct all questions about the CNY Artist Initiative to [email protected] with “Everson CNY Artist Initiative” in the subject line. For questions about how to use the callforentry.org platform, please contact their customer support.

CNY Artist Initiative