NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Seeks Local Artists and Craftspeople
NEW PALTZ, NY (July 7, 2016) – Historic Huguenot Street is seeking artists and craftspeople for various partnership opportunities with the National Historic Landmark District. The organization is particularly interested in craftspeople working in wood, ceramics, glass, and/or textiles, as well as landscape artists.
Applicants will be considered for consignment in the Museum Shop on Huguenot Street and participation in future events including displays and demonstrations. To apply, those interested should submit up to 10 images of their work with a brief description, pricing information, and a resume or bio.
“We always strive to feature locally made goods in our Museum Shop,” said Kristine Gillespie, Sales & Tours Manager. “The Hudson Valley is home to so many talented artists and craftspeople.”
Submissions may be mailed to 88 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561, ATTN: Kristine Gillespie, or emailed to Kristine Gillespie, Sales & Tours Manager, at email@example.com.
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
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