Call for Artists - Gallery in the Gardens

Montefiore is seeking artwork for The Gallery in the Gardens, a bi-annual exterior exhibition space in key public courtyards and terraces on the medical center’s campuses focusing on environmentally friendly, “green” themes.

As an academic medical center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is nationally recognized for clinical excellence – breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care.

Montefiore’s mission is to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Consistent with this mission, the Montefiore Art Collection is acquiring artwork of the highest quality that will be integrated into the daily life of the medical center, providing a life-affirming, healing and supportive environment for patients, families, caregivers, students, faculty, and staff.

Montefiore has also been a leader in sustainability for nearly two decades, and continues to introduce energy-efficient and environmentally friendly methods at all of its campuses that we wish to reflect in The Gallery in the Gardens.

Artists/Arts Organizations from the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) are invited to submit entries for medium – large scale works in any media, suitable for outdoor locations and capable of withstanding exterior weather conditions appropriate to the piece, i.e. moss art must be installed to allow for heavy rainfall, temperature ranges from Spring-Fall etc…

The Gallery in the Gardens will be one of many initiatives of the Montefiore Fine Art Program and Collection. The goal of this exterior rotating exhibition program is two-fold: give artists exposure and provide the Montefiore community (patients, Montefiore associates, and the surrounding community) an opportunity to see a changing “gallery” of environmentally motivated imagery.

The Rotating Exterior Artwork Should:

  • Appeal to a wide audience: children to adults, who come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds for both the surrounding community, patients, and Montefiore Associates.
  • Reflect and support Montefiore’s mission as a world-class patient centered academic institution.
  • Be designed and fabricated for extended outdoor durability and ease of maintenance, including potential vandalism.
  • Be resistant to appropriate weather conditions.
  • Be suitable and safe for all audiences while able to withstand a high traffic and unsupervised environment.
  • Attempt to respond to “green” themes such as sustainability, nature, environmentally conscious living etc… 


Montefiore will be responsible for the following:

  • Preparation of site for installation 
  • Installation
  • Insurance
  • Publicity materials
  • Artist reception
  • Facilitate communication between the artist and potential buyers

Artist/Art Organization will be responsible for the following:

  • Proper packaging and transportation
  • Preparing and/or providing materials necessary to secure piece/s to location
  • Supervision of installation

Submission Process

Entries will be evaluated by the Montefiore Curatorial Committee.  Please include the following:

  • Letter of Interest
  • A maximum of three (3) works/artist, images must be saved as JPEGS and show overview and details 
  • Clearly identify the following for each image:
    • Title of Artwork
    • Date of Work
    • Media with Dimensions
    • Brief description of work as necessary
    • Retail value of work
  • Rendering of installation plan is required for each piece submitted for consideration. Please label each depiction showing method of installation and securing of art
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Artist’s statement and resume. Please include your full contact information: name, address, phone, email and website address
  • All questions and submissions should be submitted to and please indicate "Montefiore Fine Art Program and Collection Rotating Sculpture Program" in the subject line

Gallery in the Gardens Locations

Moses Campus

Courtyard adjacent to East 210th Street entrance

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Wakefield Campus

Atrium courtyard located on the 3rd floor