Souvenir Exhibition

General Submission Guidelines:

Each published issue features a curatorial call for the next issue by a guest curator, asking artists to consider specific concepts and approaches to collage. Submitting artists always use the previous issue of Cut Me Up as raw material to cut up and transform, in response to the curatorial call.

Call for Issue 11: Summer 2023
Curated by Kathy Greenwood

Submissions by April 1, 2023

Memories are sort of collage-like artifacts of the mind, full of overlap and questionable adhesion. Souvenirs are little memory coagulates — we acquire and revisit them to activate all of those layers of feelings and images.

For Cut Me Up Issue 11, artists are invited to delve into the trash-to-treasure spectrum of the souvenir. What sort of object or picture holds a memory of a special time and place? When it comes to travel, souvenirs can range from hastily purchased kitsch to pocketed seashells; glossy postcards to hand-made treasures. Souvenirs also mark stand-out life events — births, deaths, first love, childhood home. Long after a specific event, its souvenirs spark recollections of landscapes and customs, monuments and meanderings, and perhaps people who are dear to us and far away. This issue of Cut Me Up welcomes two-dimensional and sculptural submissions that interpret the idea of a souvenir — from the classic gift shop merch to more personal mementos.

– Kathy Greenwood, Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Albany International Airport, Visual Artist

To submit artwork responses:

  • Consider the potent connection between object and memory.
  • Make a singular object, 2D or 3D, that signifies a special time or place.
  • Responses may be in any media and may incorporate various materials.
  • Optional: Tell us the story of your souvenir (in up to 150 words).
  • All eligible submissions must incorporate some portion or portions of Cut Me Up: Issue 10.
  • Artwork responses must be vertically oriented.
  • Submissions must be sized at 10.25 x 8.25″.
  • Scan submissions at 600dpi or photograph with a professional- grade digital SLR camera at the highest resolution setting, minimum resolution of 300dpi.
  • Submissions must be in .TIF format with a minimum native resolution of 300dpi (600dpi preferred).
  • Label artwork file: last name_first name_title.tif
  • In the email body, please include artwork information: your name, title of work, date, materials used, dimensions
  • Send submissions to:

Souvenir Exhibition at Albany International Airport
Selected works from Cut Me Up Issue 11 will be featured in an exhibition at Albany International Airport. We are excited to host the first in-person presentation of artist responses to Cut Me Up, and look forward to sharing them with our vistors, who have grown accustomed to seeing great art as part of their airport experience. The exhibition will be located in our Concourse A Gallery, which is a 130 linear foot corridor, post-security. About 4 million travelers pass through Albany Airport annually, and a significant portion of those will view the exhibitions in this location. For more about this Gallery and the Airport’s Art & Culture Program, please visit or find us on Instagram @albanyairportartandculture.

  • Artworks selected for the exhibition must be in a condition that permits a six month viewing cycle.
  • Two dimensional works on paper should be framed with plexiglass; limited vitrines and containers are available for sculptural works and will be extended for use at the discretion of the Airport.
  • Selected artists are responsible for shipping or delivering their work; a return label will be required for all shipped works.
  • All works are fully insured while on the premises; any inquiries regarding sales or commissions will be referred directly to the artists.
  • The Airport reserves the right to decline works received for the Souvenir exhibition that differ significantly from the photographs representing the work accepted to the Cut Me Up publication.

Issue 11 Curator Kathy Greenwood

Kathy Greenwood is the Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Albany International Airport in Albany, NY, and is also a working visual artist. She curates exhibitions for the Airport’s dedicated galleries, guides the selection and installation of numerous large-scale site-specific projects throughout the terminal, and coordinates multiple satellite museum exhibitions. Greenwood earned an MFA in textiles from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a BS in Studio Art from the College of Saint Rose. Her experience as a practicing artist contributes to her curatorial practice by supplying an inside-view of the creative process that fosters long-term community relationships and visually dynamic installations.

Instagram: @albanyairportartcultureprogram
Instagram: @greenwoodkart