Artists Unite Issue

May 1, 2013

Call for Art: Northern Manhattan Artists

Filed under: Opportunities — Peter Ferko @ 5:20 am

Posted; December 1, 2016

MTA –Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project

Deadline:  Friday, December 30, 2016 at 12:00 Midnight

Northern Manhattan Artists

Administrative Fee: $15

(see  for prior winners).

We are looking for seven (7) original artworks by artists residing in CB 12* to be produced as posters and placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184th. St. (181st. Subway Stop) and the 190th. St. Subway Stations. (Three elevators per station)

Work will be seen by thousands of residents and tourists en route to the Cloisters Museum and on view for a minimum of six months.

(* CB 12 covers Manhattan north of 155th street, river to river.)

Guidelines: Material must be sensitive to and respectful of the diversity of the community and be appropriate for viewing by persons of all ages and varying backgrounds.

  • Material can not include messages that might reasonably be interpreted as an endorsement or advocacy of any political, religious, social or ethnic organization, cause, or belief nor contain logos or other symbols of same.
  • Materials can not include depictions of commercial establishments or photographs of individuals, pets, or private residences.
  • Materials can not include written or printed text.
  • Material can not include content or references which might be reasonably construed as being of a sexual or violent nature.
  • Proposed art must lend itself to reproduction as a two-dimensional poster, no more than 29.5 inches wide by 45 inches long, (vertical/portrait orientation).
  • Of the 7 posters frames, 6 are portrait, and 1 landscape. Please indicate the direction of your image. And, CONSIDER that your chances of being selected are greater submitting work in the portrait direction, since we only have one horizontal frame.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 30, 2016, 12:00 Midnight.

Previous Winners Not Eligible.


Please submit no more than 4 images in JPG format for viewing. JPG files should be no more than 1440 pixels in any direction (e.g., 800 by 1440, or 1440 x 800 pixels). Include artist’s last name in the file name for each image (e.g., Rodriguez-landscape1.jpg).

Original work may be in any medium: painting, collage, sculpture, photography.

Selected artists will be contacted regarding image specifications for reproduction.

Send Images by e-mail to: along with your address in CB12 (Manhattan north of 155th street, river to river). In the subject line enter Poster Contest 2015.

Mail the Administrative Fee: Fee must be received by Friday, December 30, 2016. Please send a check for $15.00 payable to Artists Unite and mail to: Artists Unite, 720 Fort Washington Ave. #2K, New York, NY 10040

For More Information:

Contact or call: 212.740-9378


Artists Unite will convene a 3-5-person panel to select artwork. Final approval is by the MTA in accordance with listed guidelines.

We look forward to your entries.

Thank you,

Rosa Naparstek,
Director, Artists Unite

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