Art ExHiBit

It is time to get out your art supplies, your dancing shoes, your musical instruments, your cameras, your computers and pens. The twelfth annual Cortland County’s Community Arts Challenge is underway. All Cortland County artists, dancers, musicians, photographers, and writers are encouraged to participate.

What is the Community Arts Challenge? It is a juried competition, co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Homer and the Cultural Council of Cortland County.  Cash prizes will be awarded in six major categories: Fine Arts, Artisan Crafts, Choreography, Musical Composition, Photography, and Writing.

The “challenge” is to use one’s art to depict or express a specific theme. The artistic theme for the 20201Arts Challenge is CHANGE.  Submitted works will be judged on how creatively and skillfully they communicate this theme. Participants are encouraged to think about all the uses and meanings of “change” when planning their creations. All of the Arts Challenge artists will be celebrated in January 2022.

Anyone 16 years of age or older who lives or works in or around Cortland County is eligible to participate in the Arts Challenge. There is still plenty of time to plan and produce your entry. Submissions are due by November 1, 2021. So, start planning ways to use your talents to be part of this community-wide event.

            Nathan Loda's winning 2019 entry, Artemis in Limbo >>


The theme for this coming year's Community Arts Challenge is Change! Entries are open between Sept 15 and Nov 1.

About The Challenge

Artists, Photographers, Choreographers, Musicians, and Writers are welcome to submit entries in the following categories:

Fine Art, Artisan Crafts, Photography, Choreography, Music, and Writing

You may only submit one entry per category.

For details please see

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts of Homer and the Cortland Arts Connect.

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