Show Dates: August 31 – October 5, 2012
(Long Island, NY) The East End Arts Gallery is now accepting artist entries for their upcoming national, juried art competition exhibit: Joy. This is the first national show that East End Arts has presented since opening its doors 40 years ago. Guest jurors for this competition are Peter J. Marcelle, Director of the Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City, and Owner of the Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY; and Bruce Helander, renowned critic, internationally-known artist and author, White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Editor-in-Chief of Arts Economist Magazine. Entries selected by the jurors will be included in the Joy show, scheduled to run from August 31 through October 5, 2012 at the East End Arts’ Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY.
Joy is the theme for this show: “Art about despair is everywhere. Swing the pendulum to the opposite extreme for the art you’ll enter in this show,” suggests East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood. The East End Arts Gallery is accepting entries on CD that must be received by June 30, 2012. Artists may enter up to three works for $45. Entries are open to any two-dimensional media, including painting, drawing, original fine art prints, photography, and computer art. Original work only, no reproductions. No ‘appropriated’ elements, unless original artist is credited in the title of the piece. Artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions of inclusion in the show on or before July 11, 2012. If accepted, artists must ship the selected artwork per East End Arts’ outlined shipping instructions, available on the web; failure to do so will prevent inclusion in the show.
For full prospectus, all entry details, and more information about the show, visit: http://eastendarts.org/gallery/JOY-NationalJuriedShow.html or call 631-727-0900.
The ‘Best in Show’ winner will receive a 10-day stay in East End Arts’ Artist Residence near Hamptons’ Museums and Galleries, plus $1,000 cash, and inclusion in a group show at the prestigious Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. The winner will also receive 100 postcards announcing the Joy Show, which will feature the image of her/his artwork.
East End Arts Executive Director Pat Snyder notes: “We are happy to be providing artists, both local and nationally, not only the opportunity to exhibit in a nationally recognized show with judges of formidable stature, but also the chance for the winner to be included in a future significant gallery exhibit.”
The Joy Show is one of six juried shows of 2012 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the umbrella theme of “Life as Art”. For the full 2012 Gallery Schedule, visit http://eastendarts.org/gallery/PDF/2012GALLERYSched.pdf.
For more information, contact Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission of bringing the arts to everyone and inspiring communities through service, advocacy and education.