Poetic License - Albany 2023

Call for Art: Poetic License – Albany

Poetic License – Albany is open to all past and present UAG Members. All media will be permitted. Work must have been completed in the last 24 months. Work must be able to be delivered and picked up on the dates specified.



Entrants must select a curated poem from a HVWG member, and the artwork should be inspired by the poem.  Otherwise, your work is limited only by imagination, ability and the following:

  • Maximum size of work in any direction is 6 feet
  • Work must be wired & ready to hang
  • Work must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, name of work, price, and contact information (including app-based pay options if applicable)


Entry Procedure and Fees

Browse poems curated by the Hudson Valley Writer’s Guild (HVWG) between today and August 15th to select a poem for inspiration.

  • Select your poem from the drop-down list on the submission page.
  • Once the artwork is complete, Artists are encouraged to email artist/artwork information, images of the work, and a 1-2 page artist bio to info@upstateartistsguild.org
  • There is no submission fee for this show.
  • Submission information and images must be received by midnight on *September 8th, 2023. *This deadline may be extended once dates and a space for the show are determined; it will not be sooner.


The Show

Drop-off dates for accepted work are dates and times, and place are TBD. To make special arrangements or for questions, please email info@upstateartistsguild.org with the subject of “Poetic License- Albany.”



Artists whose work is sold will receive 100% of the sale price.  There will be no commission fee.  Patrons will be encouraged to pay cash, write a check directly to the artist, or be provided the artist’s PayPal, Venmo, or other app-based payment.