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August 4 – 21, 2021   

Catherine Kehoe, Juror

Work by selected artists is on the exhibition page

Blue Mountain Gallery, located in its new space, Suite 200 of 547 West 27th Street, in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea district, invites emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit work for its 10th Juried Exhibition.  The gallery is proud to have a prominent contemporary American painter and influential teacher, Catherine Kehoe, as the juror for its 2021 Summer Juried Exhibition.



Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She holds a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University.

Kehoe has received the following awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting; Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship, Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Grant; Blanche E. Colman Award; St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant, and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Award.

Kehoe is represented by Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston.

She has been a visiting artist at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, College of William and Mary, University of Washington, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, Hendrix College, George Mason University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and Indiana University. Kehoe teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has taught painting and drawing at Brandeis University. She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Washington Studio School, Art Workshops Boulder, Townsend Atelier, Warehouse 521, Winslow Art Center and Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and life drawing workshops as part of the Training the Eye course at Harvard Medical School.   Kehoe is a co-founder of Black Pond Studio in southeastern Massachusetts.



Open to artists 18+ years of age living in the USA, excluding artists currently represented by Blue Mountain Gallery. Media: original oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, photography and mixed media. No sculpture, video, installation, or giclees and similar reproductions. Work must not exceed 36” (h) x 36” (w), including frame. (Height is always given before width, regardless of whether the work is vertical or horizontal.) Weight cannot exceed 25 pounds, nor can the piece project more than 6 inches from the wall. A multi-part work, if accepted, will be regarded as one work. Any triptychs or diptychs must keep within the size requirement for a single work. Please bear in mind the above size restrictions and include full instructions for installation of the work. The decision of the judge is final.  Artists should be aware that all works are judged on an equal and anonymous basis.


DEADLINE All applications must be submitted before midnight on May 16, 2021. Blue Mountain Gallery will make every effort to notify all applicants of the juror’s decision by June 15, 2020.


SALES All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary.  All proceeds from sales will go to the artist. The gallery does not charge a commission.


FEES Non-refundable fee of $36 for 1-3 works. $5 for each additional work up to a total of 6 works.  Entry fees are paid through the entry form’s PayPal link, which accepts credit cards.


SUBMISSION & ENTRY REQUIREMENT Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission form at: www.bluemountaingallery.org. Images must be JPEGs with a minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (! @$, etc) in image file names. Label JPEGS as follows: Title_Medium_size.jpeg For example: Pink Lemons_Oil_22x15.jpeg.

Each artist must upload one image per work, showing the entire work (including all the parts of a diptych or triptych). Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entry image; no substitutions will be allowed. All work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.


PRESENTATION Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), wired, and ready for hanging. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels must be under Plexiglas. (Glass is permissible for hand delivery.)




Wed July 21- Fri 23--------Hand-delivered work after 12 – before 6PM (You must schedule an appointment in advance.)

(Gallery is CLOSED on Sunday through Tuesday).


B) Shipped work must arrive by Saturday, July 24, 2021 in a sturdy, reusable container.

Packing Materials. Must be a sturdy, reusable container designed so that the wrapping materials and container can be reused for return shipping. For wooden crates use only Phillips head screws. Do NOT use Styrofoam peanuts; use only bubble wrap or Styrofoam sheets for packing. PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS - for how to unwrap it and how to wrap it up to return the artwork.

·        SHIPPED work should be scheduled to arrive between Wed, July 21st and Sat, 24th, and must arrive by Sat, July 24, 2021. To make sure of safe delivery, arrange the shipping date to arrive Wednesday - Saturday, between 12:30 - 5:30 pm, while gallery is open.

·      If you need to send outside of these dates, please contact gallery ASAP. 

·      Return shipping must be prepaid through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shipper who will pick up work at the gallery. NO EXCEPTIONS. Enclose the return shipping label with your other materials. Returns will be during the week of August 24th.

·      No U.S. postal service or COD returns. Do not send cash, check, stamps, or credit card information for return of work. 

·      Please note, if we are informed that the piece needs special handling we will contact the artist before shipment.

·      If the Artist wants the Artwork to be shipped to any other location, or, If the Artwork is to be shipped to a third party (such as a buyer), or if the work originally hand delivered, the Artist must provide the alternate address in writing to the gallery before the closing date of the Exhibition and make necessary arrangements with the gallery. New prepaid UPS or FedEx shipping labels must be provided by the artists. 


The gallery will do its best to repack work in shipped packaging, but responsibility for providing adequate packaging and instructions rests with the artist. Please Note: Fragile or unprotected work requiring professional preparation should not be submitted. 



LIABILITY Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. Blue Mountain Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while it is on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. The payment of the entry fee will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus. Acceptance of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.



 RETURNS by appointment only:  All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on Saturday, August 21, 6 - 8:30 pm or Monday, August 23rd, 2 – 6 pm. 

·      If you took your packaging material with you at the drop off, please don’t forget to bring it back when you pick up your work.

The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date and will charge the artist $5.00 a day thereafter for storage. After 30 days, the gallery may dispose of the work. Shipped works will be returned the week of August 23.



March 17                      Submissions begin
May 16                          ENTRY DEADLINE
June 15                        Notifications emailed to artists

Wed July 21- Fri 23--------Hand-deliveredof work after 12 – before 6PM (You must schedule an appointment in advance.)

(Gallery is CLOSED on Sunday through Tuesday). 

Sat, July 24                  Receipt of shipped work
August 1                      Installation
August 4                      Exhibition opens
Reception TBA            Contingent on NYS Covid-19 guideline
Sat, August 21            Exhibition closes

 RETURNS by appointment only for all hand delivered work. Must be picked up from gallery on Saturday, August 21, 6 - 8:30 pm or Monday, August 23rd, 2 – 6 pm. 

Week of August 24th   UPS/FedEx return of shipped work


Before you start submitting your work, we recommend that you review the instructions and submission requirements to determine if your work meets the juried show qualifications; otherwise you may risk your application being rejected on technicalities, without a refund.