Food-themed show may whet artists’ palettes for prizes

GLOVERSVILLE – Artists living within a 150 mile radius of Gloversville have the opportunity to submit their work and win a prize -but the work has to be food-related.

The Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery – located at 30 N. Main St., inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market – was founded five years ago. Linda Hinkle, one the founders, said to celebrate the anniversary it will host a juried art show titled, Art – Food for the Soul, this spring.

This is the Micropolis’ first juried art show.

“It brings to the community an opportunity to see work by artists with whom they are familiar, as well as new talent. It gives an artist the opportunity to have his or her work seen in new locations, a chance to sell their work and to possibly win a cash prize and recognition for their creativity,” Hinkle said.

Artwork submitted must be food related. Entries may be any original two or three dimensional media including digital art, but no crafts or non-original images

The deadline to submit up to three entries per person is March 21. The fee for submitting one, two or three works is $20. People must be 18 or older to apply.

Artists have the chance to win three major awards: The Juror’s Choice Award for $500, The Micropolis Award for $300, and a Peoples’ Choice Award for a $100 gift certificate toward any purchase of artwork in the Micropolis Gallery.

The first two award recipients will be announced during the opening reception at 6 p.m. May 6.

The People’s Choice Award will be announced when the show closes.

The Juror’s Choice Award winner will also be given the opportunity to be the Micropolis Guest Artist in January and February 2017.

Winning artwork will be selected by Doretta Mille, Skidmore College Professor of Art.

“[Miller’s] professional resume and experience also gives our show, being a first time event, instant credibility among artists. Ours is a competitive exhibition and will be judged by an expert,” Hinkle said.

The winning pieces will be hung in the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Rotunda Gallery and the Micropolis.

“Food and art are essential for life and we will celebrate both,” Hinkle said.

Anyone interested in entering the competition can apply online. A link to the submission form is online at

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