Roost Studios & Art Gallery

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Fevered Imagination

A Fall exhibition at DENIZEN Theatre Gallery​

September 29-October 30, 2022

Showcase your art at DENIZEN Theatre’s Gallery as part of DENIZEN’s newest visual and theatre art collaboration with ROOST Studios.

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We are seeking submissions from the local creative community for an upcoming featured exhibit ‘Fevered Imagination’ that will be on display in conversation with DENIZEN Theatre’s production of THE TELL-TALE HEART, September 29-October 30, 2022.


A percentage of the sales of any artwork sold will be donated to a local non-profit organization.


The Denizen Theatre brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of murder and madness to the stage in a brand new solo show.  In comfortless surroundings, a young man plans and commits the "perfect crime." When a detective stops by on a quite different matter, it becomes apparent that the young man has little to fear. The only trouble is, he can't stop the pounding of the dead man's heart. Will his cleverness outsmart the detective? Or will he ultimately succumb to his own insanity? A tale of murder, madness, and a haunted conscience.



  • "Fevered Imagination" - The theme is open to interpretation but art submitted should visually address the themes in Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of madness and murder, exploring such topics as, 

    • shadows and light

    • haunted conscience

    • duality of self

    • ego and self​

  • Submission deadline: August 31, 2022 midnight.

  • Application fee: $5 for Roost Members and DENIZEN Insiders/ $25 Application fee for non-members.

  • # of images to submit: We encourage you to submit a minimum of 2, a maximum of 6.

  • Exhibition runs: September 29 - October 20, 2022.

  • Location: The DENIZEN Theatre, Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY.

  • Eligibility: Open to everyone.  Professionals as well as students are encouraged to apply.

  • Media: All 2-D media will be considered for this exhibition, including photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, digital art, and mixed media pieces.

  • Delivery and Return of Work:  All work accepted for the exhibition should arrive ready to install.  Work may be hand delivered.  Works must arrive at The DENIZEN Theatre by September 21, 2022.

  • Sale of Work:  All work, will be available for sale during the exhibition.  DENIZEN Theatre and Roost Studios Gallery only retains a 50% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition for non- members, 30% for members of both Roost Studios and the DENIZEN Theatre.

  • Liability:  Artist maintains responsibility of insuring the work during shipping, travel, and exhibition.  DENIZEN Theatre and Roost Studios will take great care in handling the artwork during the show but will not be liable if damage occurs.

  • Submission of images:  Digital images/files will need to be Image files and should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format.  Images should be oriented and cropped properly. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and Gallery publicity.