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Orange Regional Medical Center Invites Submissions from Local Artists

July 15, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center invites local artists to submit proposals for artwork in multiple mediums. The artwork will be commissioned for and featured in public areas of the hospital. The deadline for art submissions is August 15.

Orange Regional’s call for artwork is open to all emerging and mid-career artists with a permanent mailing address and active art practice in Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Rockland Counties. Preference will be given to artists living and working in Orange County.

Proposed art can highlight unique local features of the landscape and region; it can be interactive, unexpected and pleasantly surprising, dynamic, imaginative, comforting, hopeful, welcoming/enveloping, introspective, reflective of personal patient journeys (dreams, preferences, goals) and celebratory of life and the joy of living.

“We are extremely excited to continue the development of our art program through involving the community and supporting local artists. I look forward to seeing the variety of submissions we receive.” said Orange Regional Art Curator, Sarah Johnson.

Artwork will be selected by an Art Committee of regional art experts and Orange Regional’s Art Curator, Sarah Johnson. Selections will be based on content, style and cost. The Committee would like to have art installed prior to the end of 2014. The anticipated total budget available for commissions is $25,000.

Orange Regional opened in 2011 as the first new, freestanding hospital in New York State in more than 20 years. The hospital is committed to maintaining an impeccable healing environment. Artwork is integrated into this environment to enhance wellness and reduce patient, visitor and staff stress.

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center’s Healing Arts Program, visit www.ormc.org/art. If you have questions about the art program, please contact Sarah Johnson, Art Curator at (845) 333-2385 or sjohnson1@ormc.org.

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