Art Gallery


Yonkers: La Familia
September 6 – October 25, 2018


Two Weeks in May by Marisa Gonzales Silverstein

Art can so powerfully illustrate political landscapes. At this point in time, we have never faced a more challenging environment. Yonkers: La Familia asks Hispanic artists to respond to current issues of immigration, separation, injustice and the trauma of a community in motion. Artists will capture the strength and resilience of families and translate their struggles as only artists can do. 
This exhibit is part of First Thursday Gallery Hop sponsored by the Yonkers Gallery Group, an alliance of galleries including Blue Door Art Center, Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U), and Yonkers Riverfront Library.  Local restaurants are offering a 10% food and drink discount on April 5 for gallery attendees. Coupons can be picked up at any of the four galleries.  

Objet Trouve’
November 1 – January 3

Found objects (sometimes referred to by the French term for found object ‘objet trouvé’) may be put on a shelf and treated as works of art in themselves, as well as providing inspiration for the artist. Found objects may also be modified by the artist and presented as art, either more or less intact as in the dada and surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp’s readymades, or as part of an assemblage.

For our Objet Trouve’ show in November and December, we are seeking works that are made primarily from Found Objects. Do you convert twigs into painted totems? String into fanciful installations? Books into sculpted wonderlands? Cans into fanciful collages? We want to see exciting works that turn everyday unnoticed items into works of art.

Submission deadline: October 15th


The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.   
3D model of the Riverfront Art Gallery  

The Riverfront Yonkers Public Library in downtown Yonkers has long been the cultural center for the arts in Yonkers. The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the library director.  Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee. 

Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to:

Application packages may be addressed to: 
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.

Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.

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pertaining to past and future exhibitions.