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Curator sought by LIC Artists for pop-up exhibition Dreams Imagined – Visions Fulfilled,  June 12-14 at Plaxall Gallery. In conjunction with the Astoria Music Project’s 2019-20 season, Music, She Wrote, this exhibit will explore how female-identifying visual artists and composers alike portray the idea of dreams - both literal and metaphorical. This project is funded by NYSCA and fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

The curator will work in conjunction with the Plaxall Gallery staff and the creative team of Astoria Music Project to select 10-15 artists’ work for this limited event.
Exhibition Details:
Location: Plaxall Gallery
Dates: June 12-14 (Friday & Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon)
Mediums: All

About the exhibition:
A consistent champion of female composers, AMP’s 2019-20 season celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment by presenting a season focused entirely on music composed by women. Dreams Imagined – Visions Fulfilled will be the fourth and final concert in our women-centric season.

Visual artists and composers alike have imagined the places we go when we sleep - everything from fantasies to nightmares. Through their art, they have also depicted ideals, ambitions, and aspirations, whether achievable or not. As the centennial year of the 19th Amendment, 2020 is the perfect time to explore these ideas, as we look back at what dreams women have achieved, and what they still strive for today. We are specifically looking for the female perspective on this topic and would like to show the intersection between old and new through both the visual art and musical selections chosen for this project.

Requirements for Curator:

- At least 3 years experience in curating pop-up exhibitions
- BFA and/or MFA, interest in women’s rights and/or gender studies a plus
- Strong collaborative and communication skills
- Curator is not required to be at the gallery during open hours
- Curator is expected to be at the gallery for install & the opening performance
- Knowledge of/interest in classical music helpful, but not required
Compensation: $250



Please send your curatorial resume and a brief statement why you feel this project is right for you to BOTH:
The Astoria Music Project:

LIC-A Gallery Director: (Address to the attention of the  Gallery Director)


Submissions Open! 2020 National Juried Exhibition at First Street Gallery, JUNE 18 - JULY 11, 2020

Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. Exception: Artists currently represented by FIRST STREET GALLERY. Eligible works include ORIGINAL oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and sculpture in any medium. No video, film, installation, giclées or similar reproductions.

Entry fee: $40/1-3 works, $5/ea. additional work, max. 6. Online application only. See prospectus for details. 

Contact: or (646) 336-8053

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LIC-A & The Plaxall Gallery are passionate about making art happen. We aim to support existing and emerging theatre companies by giving you an affordable place to mount and create your work in a supportive environment.

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The Plaxall Theatre Project





Donna Frommer Drimer is the founder of Matted LIC, a gallery, frame and gift shop on Vernon Blvd.  She has graciously reached out to LIC-A to extend a 20% discount on custom frames.  She also has regular exhibitions throughout the year. Many of our members have shown there. 


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