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TEXTURE: A Juried East End Arts Gallery Show, Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 PM (posted February 22, 2017)

TEXTURE: A Juried East End Arts Gallery Show, Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 PM (posted February 22, 2017)

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Press contact: Stephanie Israel
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A Juried East End Arts Gallery Show
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 PM
Show Dates: March 10 – April 21, 2017

(RIVERHEAD, NY, February 22, 2017) –– The East End Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the new juried, all media art show, Texture, at the East End Arts Gallery which will open with a reception on Friday, March 10, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The guest juror for this show is George Billis, owner of the George Billis Gallery with locations in Southampton, NY; Chelsea, NY; and Los Angeles, CA.

East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood encourages artists and comments on the theme: "For this competition, artists of all media’s skillful use – or visual illusion – of surface texture will be the strongest consideration in choosing art to be included in the exhibit."

At the reception, the public is invited to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists. The reception is a free event, open to the public. Artwork on exhibit is for sale. The show will run from the opening reception through April 21, 2017. The Texture show is sponsored by Riverhead Building Supply and Hamptons Art Hub. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 E. Main Street in Riverhead, NY and open hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For more information about this show, visit http://www.eastendarts.org/gallery/2017-texture.html.

Guest juror George Billis is the owner of the George Billis Gallery, with locations in Southampton, NY; Chelsea, NY; and Los Angeles, CA. The George Billis Gallery was the twelfth gallery to open in Chelsea in March 1997. The George Billis Gallery is located at 525 West 26th Street on the ground floor. The newly renovated gallery is 3,600 square feet, spacious and a perfect venue for viewing sophisticated art. Mr. Billis opened a second location in the burgeoning art district of Culver City, Los Angeles. The Gallery features work by both national and international, emerging and established artists. For more information about the juror, visit eastendarts.org/gallery/2017-texture.html.

Original works in all media may be submitted, including: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and sculpture; up to three entries can be submitted per artist. All submissions will be reviewed by the guest juror, who will choose a select number of works that he feels best represents the theme, and those pieces will be included in the exhibit. Entry drop-off dates are Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4 at the East End Arts Gallery. For all entry information and complete submission schedule, visit

The “Best in Show” winner of this show will be one of several artists who will participate in the East End Arts Gallery’s Winners’ Show in the Fall of 2018. First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

This show is one of seven art shows of 2017 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the umbrella theme “Elements of Style”. The complete 2017 Gallery Schedule, including all calls for artists can be viewed at eastendarts.org/gallery.

Programs of the East End Arts Gallery are made possible with public funding provided by New York State Council of the Arts, Suffolk County, and the Town of Riverhead.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or gallery@eastendarts.org.
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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 and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.