Riverhead’s East End Arts Calls for Artists

Last Year's Best in Show, "Morning Light" by Elizabeth Malonuwicz
Last Year's Best in Show, "Morning Light" by Elizabeth Malonuwicz

The East End Arts Gallery is now accepting artist entries for their upcoming second annual national juried art competition and exhibit; this year themed H2O. 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, 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 H2O show, scheduled to run from August 9 through September 27, 2013 at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead.

“Water comes in so many diverse forms: rain, ice, fog, snow, oceans, pools, clouds, tears… Choose one or more forms and let your creativity flow,” East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood explained, describing the show’s H2O theme.

The East End Arts Gallery is now accepting entries online, which must be submitted by April 17, 2013 or by the late entry deadline of April 20, 2013 for an additional fee. Artists may enter up to five 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 May 23, 2013.

For full prospectus and rules to enter, visit East End Arts website, eastendarts.org, follow this direct link.

The ‘Best in Show’ award winner will receive a 10-day stay in East End Arts’ Artist Residence$1,000 cash and inclusion in a group show at the Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton. The winner will also receive 100 postcards announcing the H2O Show, which will feature the image of her/his artwork.

Last year was East End Arts’ first national show. Nearly 300 two-dimensional entries were submitted from as far away as Korea, making the show international. Fifty works were shown and Long Island artist Elizabeth Malonuwicz won Best in Show for her oil painting entitled “Morning Light.”

For more information, contact Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or email [email protected].

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