Outside the Margins

March 12 – April 9, 2021


Exhibit Details

Studies show that artists from marginalized populations are historically underrepresented in the arts.  The global pandemic heightened visibility of instances of racism, sexism, homophobia and injustice towards BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), as well persons who are of different sexual orientations, differently-abled, and affected by poverty.

Art is not only a reflection of society, but a light into previously hidden parts of our society; bringing what has been isolated into the mainstream, and giving a voice to previously has been silenced.  The NCAC’s Outside the Margins exhibit brings light to those who have been left “outside” the mainstream of the art world and allows them to display art that is told using their voices.

All artists in marginalized populations are invited to submit work.  All work must be original and must not have been previously submitted to an NCAC show.

This exhibit is planned for physical display at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown as well as online with all of the available works.  Work in all media besides video, film and sound may be submitted through this call. Note: Any video, audio and film that might be applicable to this exhibit, please contact gallery@nnyart.org for possible opportunities.


For questions regarding exhibits, please contact
Dana Gillan, Gallery Coordinator

Juror Info

Submission Guidelines
All work must be original. Work must not have been previously submitted to the NCAC.   Work will be reviewed by a juror for acceptance.

Artist Level (NCAC Artist/Family/Friend Members): $5 per entry
Individual Level (NCAC Individual Members/Non-Members): $10 per entry
Maximum of five entries per artist ~ Fees are non-refundable

Entry Process

  • Artists must set up a Google profile to access the application
  • Access the online application and follow the entry instructions OR use the alternate application method below
  • Submitting an application indicates the artist agrees to the terms in the application
  • Payment of Entry Fees must be paid at time of submission before they are judged for admission
  • Each work must be labeled with the tags included in the attached application when dropped off
  1. Artist’s Name/Address/Phone/Email
  2. Medium
  3. Title
  4. Price (or NFS)


Application and Payments

Preferred Method

ONLINE: You can apply and pay your entry fee online (you must have a Google profile)

Alternate Method

EMAIL: Download the application, then email application and image files to gallery@nnyart.org.  Mail your payment to the NCAC using the address below.

Click here to download the application form.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, February 24 (Entry deadline):  All entries must be received either electronically or via postal mail.  Any work submitted after this date will not be accepted.
  • Tuesday, March 2 (Notification of Acceptance):  Notification of acceptance will be sent via email.
  • Friday, March 5, 10 am-5 pm (Art Drop Off): Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY.
  • Friday, March 12, 6 pm–8 pm: Virtual Opening
  • Saturday, April 10, 10am-3pm (Art Pick Up):  All work must be picked up. The NCAC is not responsible for any work not picked up.  Please send a representative if you are unable to make the pickup yourself.


  • The NCAC will collect a 30% commission on all work sold as part of all feature exhibits
  • Art award winners will continue to be displayed, and listed for purchase on the NCAC virtual art gallery until May 1, 2021.

Questions? Email gallery@nnyart.org or call (315) 661-6361.