Poet Josh Smith participating in " Live, Laugh, Love & Stay Gold: The Gameshow", December 9, 2017; Digital photography of performance

Poet Josh Smith participating in " Live, Laugh, Love & Stay Gold: The Gameshow", December 9, 2017; Digital photography of performance

Call for submissions for Stay Gold 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is excited to announce our community art party anniversary celebration is returning for a third year! The Center will once again celebrate its anniversary with “Stay Gold”—an event that reminds us all to stay true to our roots and to stay fresh and invigorated in our artistic goals. In the tradition of Golden in 2016 and Stay Gold in 2017, this event will continue to be a fun, free, and eclectic celebration of all that the Buffalo arts scenes have to offer, including site-specific installations and many local musicians performing throughout the night. 

Though the Burchfield Penney Art Center is now 52 years old, this is still relatively young for museums in America, let alone throughout the world. The Center reaffirms “Stay Gold” as the title to remind ourselves, and all of Buffalo, that the Burchfield Penney Art Center will continue to embrace emerging and avant-garde art as we continue forward as an arts institution.

By submitting a visual art proposal through the attached online form, we hope artists will take this opportunity to experiment with new and lively ways to express themselves and interact with the public using the Center as a canvas. The goal of the visual art installations is to encourage artists and the public to think about the exciting parts of the building other than the galleries.

Rather than assigning artists to pre-determined locations, we invite artists to select the site they wish to work with. For this reason, it is important that applicants attend a brief staff-guided walk-through on any of the following dates:

Saturday, September 29 , 2-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 4, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Artists’ proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Curatorial staff at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. All selected works must adhere to accepted museum installation practices.

If you are unable to attend any of these tours, please contact Heather Gring at gringha [ at ] buffalostate.edu to make alternate arrangements. Individuals, collaborations, and collectives are all welcome to apply. An honorarium will be offered to all participants whose proposals are selected.

Proposals are due by Sunday, November 4, 2018. To submit one, please fill out our online submission form at https://bit.ly/2NfH2qI. (All proposals must be submitted online.)


Successful candidates will be notified by November 9, 2018. If you have any questions, contact Heather Gring. 

Stay Gold will be taking place on December 14th, 2018.