Small artworks purpose to spice up arts councils | Leisure

Art councils, which serve the GLOW region with four counties, jointly present an exhibition in which artists are invited to create or donate pieces of art with a size of 4 x 4 inches.

The exhibition, titled “GLOW Art Councils’ 4×4,” will help the three Arts Councils fund marketing efforts in 2021 and beyond as the arts organizations and artists emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic that largely affects their galleries and fundraisers has closed.

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, the Arts Council for Wyoming County, and the Genesee Valley Council for the Arts in Livingston County have launched a call to work asking artists from all backgrounds to donate 4 “by 4” works of art to the Exhibition. There are no restrictions on the age, location, or skill level of the artist.

GO ART! launched the 4×4 Art Show in 2018, in part to raise marketing dollars to raise awareness of the arts in the community.

Then came 2020 and the closure of galleries and the cancellation of exhibitions and performances.

Because dollars are difficult to come by, GO ART !, the ACWC and GVCA decided to work together on their marketing efforts. Since the “4×4” fundraiser was originally used in part for marketing, the directors of the arts councils decided that it would make sense to continue the fundraiser in this direction, but now include all of the GLOW region’s marketing efforts.

Artists can enter as many works of art as their heart desires and from any medium (2D or 3D). However, they must be 4 “by 4” and only signed on the back.

All artworks are exhibited online at×4 and sold to the public for $ 20 each, including shipping if applicable. Pieces can also be picked up from the local arts council to view the amazing artwork from their galleries.

For online exhibit, artist information, including artist name, title of the piece, and its format, is listed online with the piece.

All pieces are due by April 20th.

Artists who donate work should use the GO ART! Download and print. Website. The application, available at, should be submitted with the piece.

Entries can be submitted on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at GO ART !, 201 East Main St., Batavia. Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, 4 Murray HIll Drive, Mount Morris, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or the Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 South Main St., Perry, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contributions may also be made to the ACWC, 31 South Main St., Perry, NY 14530.

For more information, contact the ACWC at (585) 237-3517.

The exhibition also features a live auction with special opening times. For more information, see the exhibition website at×4.

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