The Tappan Zee Bridge will be the subject of a juried exhibition at The Corner Frame Shop at 40 South Franklin Street, Nyack, NY. The exhibit, entitled “Tappan Zee Bridge Reflections” will include the work of over two-dozen artists. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, August 5, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
As plans for a new bridge move forward, The Corner Frame Shop owner Hal Parker is inviting local and regional artists to reflect on the past, present and future of the bridge and the mighty Hudson River that runs underneath the span.
The encaustic painting of heavily trafficked commuter lanes, entitled “Rainy Afternoon on the Tappan Zee Bridge” (10” x 10”), by local artist Heather Douglas is an example of work included in the exhibition.
Additional images of work accepted into the exhibition and contact information for the participating artists can be made available upon request
For three years, Parker has hosted The Corner Frame Shop’s Artist of the Month program. Some of the more notable artists that have exhibited in Parker’s gallery include New Yorker Magazine featured illustrator Michael Witte, celebrated local watercolorist Beverly Bozarth Colgan and acclaimed sculptor Eric David Laxman.
Parker thought that this show was important to mount because as one of the communities that will be most impacted by the fate of the Tappan Zee Bridge; Nyack is also the home of many visual artists. “Each day we hear a discussion about the bridge that centers on public policy and politics,” Parker said. “It’s also an important time to also hear from the artists.”
There is a non-refundable $10 registration fee. Submissions must be received no later than 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Oil, watercolors, works on paper and photographs, suitably framed for hanging, are eligible for consideration. Submissions can made digitally at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person. The preferred format for digital submissions is jpeg, no less the 300dpi at a minimum of 5”x7.