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2020 Openings Fall Exhibit


Theme: Collective Pause


How are you, as an artist, navigating, persisting, and engaging with the challenges of a global pandemic, social & political upheavals, and the struggle for justice? In your creative effort to discern the boundary between relevancy and distraction how are you cultivating and expressing the notion of a “collective pause”?

In a changed world our fall show will be a bold experiment: artists are invited to paint ephemeral murals that will be left exposed and vulnerable to the elements and the city. The exhibit will be displayed on the fence on the 60th Street side of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Each artist will be provided with a 10 foot  or 5 foot by 36 inch section of Tyvek paper and is free to render the theme as they see it using waterproof paints (acrylic, oil-base, latex, etc). The sheets (horizontal orientation) will be installed on the fence  on the installation date and will remain there until the deinstall date. Works will be attached with black plastic grommets on each corner and in the center.  



Install: Saturday, October Oct. 24th.  (all day)  Hours 9:30 to 12:00; 1pm to 4pm. 

Reception: Sunday Oct. 25th.   1-3pm  

DeInstall: Saturday Dec. 5, 9:30am to 4pm


Exhibit curated by Jenn Cacciola, Anthony Santella, Nikki Schiro,  Robert Aitchison, Frank Sabatté


Artists must pick up their section of Tyvek at the Parish Center at 405 West 59th Street on either Wednesday, September 9 or Thursday September 10 between the hours of 9am and 4pm.   Please wear a mask when entering the Parish Center.


Work will be securely attached to the fence (horizontal orientation)  however, artists must agree that their work  is not insured or protected from possible damage.   All artists must sign a release of liability.

Artists are reminded to take the same consideration with regard to the subject matter of their work as we do in the exhibits in the church.  The Church is an active worship place.  The exterior is a reflection of the Church as much as the interior.    The curators have the right to refuse work that is deemed inappropriate.




Example of grommet for attaching Tyvek to fence


Images of 60th Street fence

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