Call for Submissions - It's Elementary

Founded in 1972, A.I.R. Gallery is the first artist-run, not-for-profit gallery for women artists in the United States. Each year we partner with a number of public schools in an effort to give students an opportunity to interact with artists in a gallery setting.

In addition, this year we are looking forward to our first open call for kindergarten through 5th grade students to share their most creative art works in an exhibition entitled "It's Elementary".

This exhibition will be on view from November 17, 2016 through December 18, 2016 with an opening reception on November 17th from 6-8pm at A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

October 29, 2016


“It’s Elementary” will be curated by Carolyn Martin and Sylvia Netzer. 
Since receiving an M.F.A. degree from Pratt Institute, Carolyn Martin has taught Art Education at CUNY and has been an examiner for the NYC Board of Education's Art Magnet Programs for junior and senior high schools in addition to teaching art to elementary students for many years. Learn more about Carolyn Martin here

Sylvia Netzer received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Columbia University School of the Arts. Netzer is a full professor of ceramics and program head at City College of New York. Netzer's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is held in several permanent collections including that of Sol LeWitt and Urusula Von Rydingsvard. Learn more about Sylvia Netzer here.

The work in the exhibition will not be for sale.

Art work may be completed in any two-dimensional media including painting, drawing, collage, mixed media and printmaking. 

Art work should be no larger than 12 inches by 16 inches

Presentation of work
All art work must be original
All art work must be mounted on matt board
Art work must be completed within the last two years

Deadline for submission
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:59pm

Response Notification
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dates for art work to be delivered to A.I.R. Gallery
November 5th, 6th and 9th from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM

A.I.R. Fellowship Welcome Party!

For over 40 years A.I.R. Gallery has been working to give visibility and celebrate the work of women artists locally and internationally, bringing forward the most pressing issues affecting women. Please join us in welcoming A.I.R. Gallery's 2016-17 Fellowship Artists on September 29th from 6-9pm.

Manal Abu-Shaheen
Elizabeth Hoy
Eleanor King
MaryKate Maher
Alison Owen
Naomi Elena Ramirez

RSVP by 09.25.16 here.

A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk–taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility to women. Since 1972, when a group of visionary women artists opened the first gallery space at 97 Wooster Street in Soho, A.I.R. Gallery has been leading the way in championing women artists, increasing their visibility and the viability of their endeavors.

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program remains committed to providing support for women artists in New York City and to encouraging the growth of sustainable artistic practices.

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Stop-motion Animation Workshop

Stop-motion Animation Workshop


Thursday, July 28th, 6-9pm

This introductory workshop will guide participants through the basics of creating digitally assisted stop­motion films. All necessary materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. The workshop is aimed towards artists and creatives looking to expand their practice into motion. Space is very limited. Please rsvp to

egin Sharifzadeh is an artist, animator and curator based in Brooklyn. Sharifzadeh's filmmaking grew out of her sculpture practice by bringing constructed objects to life using stop­motion animation. Often pairing animation within a sculptural installation, she creates physical spaces for the audience to walk into. Find out more about her work here and see her exhibition Inspector Sorrow up now through July 30th.