Saturday, July 15, 2006

Call for Commuters' photos of Bannerman's Castle

As part of Beacon's upcoming Windows on Main St. exhibition in August, The Bannerman Commuter Project is seeking Photographs of Bannerman's Castle taken from Metro North and Amtrak trains. The rail line running along New York's Hudson River Valley boasts numerous natural and manmade wonders, none of which are more intriguing than the ruins of Bannerman's Castle, set on an island located just south of Beacon. The former armory of sorts, was built to simulate a Scottish castle and recalls creates a romantic scene of another place and time. The island and castle represents a form of magical realism that has become part of the daily commute for thousands of people. We want to see how you see Bannerman's Castle. This project is made possible (in part) through a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administor of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program. Submission Guidelines: Email images to: Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 2, 2006 Anyone is welcome to submit images. Send us digital jpeg images captured with your camera, or camera phone. Please limit resolution to the equivalent of a 5"x7" at 300 dpi. We will accept up to 3 images per person, although we may not be able to use all 3. Images received will be incorporated into an installation in the window of the Bannerman Island Gallery at 150 Main St in Beacon. All contributors will retain the rights to the images and receive photo credit. for more information, please contact us at

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