2019 UPTOWN ARTS STROLL POSTER CONTEST

2019 UPTOWN ARTS STROLL POSTER CONTEST
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2019


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR WASHINGTON HEIGHTS-INWOOD AND WEST HARLEM ARTISTS
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2019

  • $1,250 Grand Prize 1st place winner
  • $500 for 2nd place
  • $250 for 3rd place

APPLY

REQUIREMENTS

  • Consideration is given to eye-catching original and unpublished images which highlight the unique characteristics of Northern Manhattan.
  • Include the phrase: 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll / Paseo de las Artes
  • Design must accommodate 11″x17″ poster, and various sizes for social media (300 dpi jpg, 4-5mb)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists must be West Harlem, Washington Heights-Inwood residents (W 135th to W 155th St from Edgecombe Ave west to the Hudson River, W155th Street to W 220th St river-to-river)
  • Artists may only submit one (1) design for consideration.

1st, 2nd and 3rd PLACE WINNER SELECTION

  • A panel of distinguished judges from the local arts community will select the grand prize 1st place winner, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
  • The names of the artists will not submitted to the judges.
  • NoMAA owns the intellectual property rights on 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster designs for the winner, 2nd and 3rd finalists.

GRAND PRIZE 1st PLACE WINNER AGREES THAT

  • The 1st place image will be used exclusively to promote the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll in print and online.
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    Uptown Arts Stroll on BronxNet – OPEN with Daren Jaime

    OPEN host Daren Jaime sits down with Joanna Castro Executive Director of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance to discuss the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll happening throughout the month of June. 

    OPEN host Daren Jaime sits down with Joanna Castro Executive Director of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance to discuss the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll happening throughout the month of June.

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    2018 Uptown Art Stroll Honorees

    For 16 years, outstanding people and organizations have been honored during the Uptown Arts Stroll. In 2018 The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance is pleased to recognize the talents and contributions of Kim Hamilton, Director of Hamilton Landmark Galleries; Victor LaValle, award-winning author; Rosa Naparstek, artist and Director of Artists Unite; Coogan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Washington Heights, and Indian Road Café in Inwood.

    For 16 years, outstanding people and organizations have been honored during the Uptown Arts Stroll. In 2018 the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance is pleased to recognize the talents and contributions of Kim Hamilton, Director of Hamilton Landmark Galleries; Victor LaValle, award-winning author; Rosa Naparstek, artist and Director of Artists Unite; Coogan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Washington Heights, and Indian Road Café in Inwood.

    Kim Hamilton

    Kim Hamilton
    Kim Hamilton

    Kim Hamilton is Director of Hamilton Landmark Galleries, a contemporary art gallery operating in Harlem since 1997. A self-taught visual artist and urban farmer, Ms. Hamilton was raised to be an activist, picketing against the centralization and segregation of New York Public Schools in 1962 as a second grader with her mom and siblings. In 1992 she went on to help write Procurement Policy and Rule #52 that implemented the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program for city contract officers. Ms. Hamilton has secured work for dozens of entrepreneurs and small businesses through the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp programs, Medgar Evers College partnership with Bedford Stuyvesant Community Trust, and Bronx Council on the Arts Development Corp’s Art Handlers’ Training and African Burial Ground Projects.
    As a current member of National Conference of Artists New York chapter, Ms. Hamilton continues her mission to present fine art, develop contemporary artists, and document fine art collections in a self-sustaining and eco-friendly urban environment.

    Victor LaValle

    Victor LaValle
    Victor LaValle, photo by Teddy Wolff

    Victor LaValle is the author of seven work of fiction and one comic book, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer. His most recent novel, The Changeling, was named one of the 10 Best Book of 2017 by Time Magazine, USA TODAY and the New York Public Library, among others. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the British Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award and many more. He teaches writing at Columbia University and lives in Washington Heights with his wife and two kids.
    www.victorlavalle.com

    Rosa Naparstek

    Rosa Naparstek
    Rosa Naparstek

    Rosa Naparstek’s artwork explores the emotional roots of the world we create personally and politically and the connection between art (the aesthetic experience) and its power for personal/political transformation. She present her work in conjunction with “Circles of Engagement”, a community building process she helped develop that allows participants to explore their own feelings and deepen connections with one another. Naparstek came to America as a young child, a refugee of WW II. As a student, she was a political activist and became an attorney in furtherance of social and political change. Rosa is a co-founder of the Uptown Arts Stroll, and has participated every year. She is a founder and director of Artists Unite, an arts organization which has organized the MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project for ten years, the only community art project of its kind in the city.

    Coogan’s

    Coogan's owners: Peter Walsh, David Hunt and Tess O’Connor McDade
    Coogan’s owners: Peter Walsh, David Hunt and Tess O’Connor McDade

    Peter Walsh, David Hunt and Tess O’Connor McDade are the owners of Coogan’s, the Washington Heights equivalent of Rick’s Place in Casablanca, a neighborhood saloon with an Irish feel and a multicultural clientele. Situated on Broadway off 169th Street, Coogan’s décor and menu reflect the community’s diversity and surrounding institutions. Since 1985, politicians have broken bread and made deals and on any given day doctors in white coats sit across from workers in hard hats at lunch while actors and musicians blend with local residents to celebrate the evening.
    Next door to the Armory Track, home to the National Indoor Track Hall of Fame and the Millrose Games, Coogan’s has forged a partnership that receives international attention. Peter Walsh is the founder of the Coogan’s Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5k run, which for 15 years has raised funds for the children running at the Armory, and along with his partners they have made Coogan’s the community center of Northern Manhattan.

    Indian Road Café

    Indian Road Café, Jason Minter

    Jason Minter spent 18 years in the production end of the film business, the last ten years on The Sopranos. The idea for the Indian Road Café was conceived in 2007 with his childhood friend Jason Berger. They lamented the fact that Upper Manhattan had few spaces and outlets for local artists and musicians to display and perform their work. In 2008, Minter and his friend teamed up to find an appropriate space to open an eclectic neighborhood café. For the past ten years, Indian Road Café has showcased visual and performing artists of many different mediums on the very last corner of Inwood. More than a few published books have been written within the café’s confines, and Indian Road Café has served as a set for movie, film and TV shoots. Indian Road Café was also the first (and still perhaps the only) restaurant in Inwood to source the majority of its food from farms in New York State, and organically in origin when possible.

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