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Arts Center of the Capital Region Releases Two Calls For Art

TROY (5/18/2022)—The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce two Calls for Entries, Artificial Eye: The 41st Annual Photo Regional and Capture: A City Wide Photography Exhibition.

Call for Entries: 

Artificial Eye: 44th Annual Photo Regional. The Arts Center of the Capital Region is inviting photographers to submit work for Artificial Eye, the 44th Annual Photo Regional. Impressions of life in built, urban environments present a challenge in photography, as the shooter’s own gaze often creates a heavy influence on resulting imagery. Street photography, by nature and definition, is often most successful when executed in real-time, unplanned, fleeting scenarios. The capture of specific moments, personalities and textures in urban environments creates the basis for the questions that street photography poses and the mystery that it creates. Artists are requested to submit imagery produced through new, present or continuous relationships with Street Photography.

Artificial Eye is a juried exhibition. This year we invite Lena Petersen to join as our guest juror. Petersen is currently co-director of Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY, where she represents a vast array of artists from the Hudson Valley. She curates and installs seven group shows per year and works one on one with art consultants, designers, and collectors to place artists’ work in prominent and private collections. She has also gathered curatorial and gallery experience at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase, The Williams Center Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and Gagosian Gallery. Submissions will be juried by The Arts Center’s Curator in collaboration with juror Lena Petersen.

The submission fee for The Arts Center of the Capital Region(ACCR) members is $30, and $40 for non-ACCR members. Please visit to submit. The submissions deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 1.

Since the late 1970s, artists within a 125-mile radius of Albany have entered for an opportunity to have their work picked by prestigious jurors for the aAnnual Photography Regional exhibition. The photo regional exhibition rotates between its host sites: Collar Works, Albany Center Gallery, and Opalka Gallery at Sage College. This year, The Arts Center of the Capital Region was invited to join this annual tradition.

Artificial Eye will be presented in the Main Gallery, June 24 - August 20.. A reception will be held on June 24th from 6 - 8 pm during TNO. 

Capture: A City Wide Photography Exhibition
Smartphones are equipped with cameras that allow users to capture and create activities including but not limited to self reflection, social interaction, and community. The Arts Center invites visitors to come to Troy and take a snapshot of themselves with their smartphone in public art locations around Troy.

The Arts Center will print the images that are captured weekly and place them on our Gallery walls in an exhibition called “Capture”. Participants are encouraged to title their works and share their images with the Arts Center or tag us on Instagram @capregionartscenter or Facebook @TheArtsCenteroftheCapitalRegion with the hashtag #CaptureTroy. If social media is not an option, images can be emailed to [email protected]. All are welcome.

Capture will be presented in the Arts Center’s Wallace Gallery, June 24 - August 20, 2022. A community reception will be held on July 29th from 6 - 8 pm during TNO. 

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