Hyperallergic is pleased to announce that we are the exclusive media partner for this year’s Governors Island Art Fair, the sixth annual iteration of New York’s largest independent art fair. We are also thrilled to present this open call for works running through July 1. See below for details.

Governors Island (image via Governors Island Blog)

Governors Island (image via Governors Island Blog)

Governors Island Art Fair is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines (painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound, performance art, and more) to apply for the Governors Island Art Fair . Every year, more than 100 artists of exceptional talent will be chosen to show their art every full weekend in September amongst the sprawling the landmark architecture of New York’s Governors Island, one of city’s most popular attractions for tourists and locals alike.

Founded by 4heads, a group of working artists based in New York City, this event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first.

  • The artists’ exhibition space is free.
  • Admission to the fair is free.
  • Even the ferry ride to the island is free.

This frees up artists, both unknown and well-known, to present their work their way at no cost in a unique venue. Entering its sixth year, we invite you apply to the Governors Island Art Fair — sure to be our biggest and best yet.

Deadline for Submission: July 1st (Submission fee: $35, those accepted will be provided free space)
Fair Dates: Every Full Weekend in September 2013
Application: Online submission form at www.4heads.org 

Governors Island Art Fair is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.