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"A Kind of Magic"
The Art of Transforming

​From time-to-time we all need some form of talismanic protection. As individuals, but even as a collective, as a community, as a world aflame we need something greater than ourselves to protect us; perhaps from ourselves. Magic. Gallery 40 is seeking artwork that influences the sense of reality, opening passageways and new horizons,  and transforming  moments of our lives into something magic and whimsical.

This call is limited to 2-dimensional artwork. 

​Location: 40 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 

Show Dates: December 3rd, 2022 through January 29, 2023

Awards:(1) $100 Juror’s Best in Show, (2) $50 Juror’s Honorable Mention Award

Opening Reception: Saturday December 3rd 2022, 5:00 to 7:00pm

Submission Deadline: November 4, 2022 11:00pm EST

Entries received after this date will not be accepted.

Artwork should be submitted digitally via

with all required and pertinent information included.

Acceptance Notification: November 24, 2022 via email 



Open Call: Artists 18 years and older living in the United States are invited to submit up to four works of original fine art for juror consideration.

All  2-dimensional artwork will be considered.

Work must be for sale.

Work must be original artwork (no reproduction prints, example: a giclee of a watercolor) 

Work must be submitted by the artist.

Work must not have been previously exhibited at Gallery 40.

Work must be professionally presented: wired and ready to hang. Hangers such as velcro or sawtooth hangers may disqualify work from being included. The gallery reserves the right to reject works that are not ready to hang or differ from the digital representation submitted. 

Size: The maximum (framed) width is 38 inches, maximum height is 50 inches.

Work must be 2-dimensional wall art - We are not accepting 3-d work for this show.

For this show, we only accept hand delivered works - no shipping. All works must be clearly labeled with the artist name somewhere on the piece. Orientation of artwork should be indicated if not obvious.


Submission  Fee: A  $20.00 entry fee for the first 2 pieces and $5 per each additional piece for up to 4 entries total will be collected at time of submission by


Juror of Selection: Kathleen Laucius 

Kathleen Laucius is a designer, fine arts curator, and creative director of the Omega Institute. She brings more than 30 years of design experience to Omega and leads a team that is responsible for creating and maintaining the organization's visual brand online, in print, and at Omega's conferences, events, and initiatives on- and off-site. Drawing on her studies in contemporary design in Denmark, Kathleen infuses the projects she leads with a strong sense of balance and a modern perspective.

For nearly two decades, Kathleen's boutique advertising agency in Hoboken, New Jersey, served a diverse group of clients, including the YMCA, HypoVereinsbank (Munich and New York), Equis Corporation, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Constantin Consulting (Paris and New York), and Daimler Chrysler.

As a gallery owner, Kathleen curated exhibits that included works by artists of note, including Robert Motherwell, Alice Aycock, and Robert Rauschenberg. Her gallery in Beacon, New York, was featured regularly in the New York Times. At Omega, Kathleen continues to connect people to art by curating pop-up art exhibits that both educate and inspire.

She also serves as vice president of the board of directors of the Women’s Studio Workshop.



Presentation: All artwork will be hung in the gallery’s physical space, will be posted on an online web gallery, and will be displayed in a video presentation of the work on social media.


Promotion: A digital promotional postcard will be supplied by the gallery for all participants to use for promotional purposes. Gallery 40 will promote the exhibition via online and print media through press releases and online event scheduling. The show will also be promoted through the gallery’s social media and email accounts.


Notification: November 24, 2022 via email 


Delivery of Artwork by hand: Gallery 40, Poughkeepsie, NY,  Sunday November 27 4-7pm & Monday November 28 4-7pm, or by appointment.


Pick-Up of Artwork: Pick-up dates are Sunday January 29, 2023 4-7pm and Monday January 30, 2023 4-7pm. Unless prior arrangements have been made, artwork left 14 days after the pick-up date will be charged a $5.00 per day storage fee. Any item left longer than 90 days after the last pick-up date will be forfeited by the owner and considered property of Gallery 40 to dispose of as it sees best.



Gallery 40  is housed in the atrium  of what was originally a boutique style hotel built in 1915. The upstairs has been beautifully renovated into luxury apartments, the atrium has been transformed into an art gallery and has been exhibiting work each month since the renovation in 2018. The building also includes a wine bar, a cafe and a microbrewery. The doors to the gallery are open from 9am-4pm Mon-Fri and 9am-7pm Sat and Sun. There is not a daily ‘sitter’ at the gallery during the weekdays. The gallery is under 24 hours surveillance.

Gallery 40 will not be responsible individually or collectively for damage or loss, regardless of the cause, to any artwork submitted under this agreement for exhibition and/or sale at Gallery 40. Artist releases Gallery 40 from all liability with respect to loss or damage to the artist’s works of art. It is suggested that artists carry their own insurance. Artists give permission for their work to be photographed for promotional purposes and do not hold the gallery responsible for any unauthorized photography.