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Open Call for Artists: ART OF THE NON-DOMINANT HAND (posted March 16, 2016)

Open Call for Artists: ART OF THE NON-DOMINANT HAND (posted March 16, 2016)

News Release

Press contact: Stephanie Israel
Images available upon request

Open Call for Artists:
An East End Arts Gallery Show
Entry Dates: April 21 – 23, 2016
Show Dates: April 29 – June 10, 2016

(RIVERHEAD, NY, March 16, 2016) –– The East End Arts Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for artist participation in the upcoming juried art show, Art of the Non-Dominant Hand, at the East End Arts Gallery, opening with a reception on Friday, April 29 and running through June 10, 2016. The call is open to artwork created in painting, pastel and drawing media, with the artist using the non-dominant hand to create the work, meaning that an artist who is typically right-handed would, on their honor, create a piece entirely with their left hand – or visa versa. The guest juror for this show is Mark Humphrey of Mark Humphrey Gallery in Southampton, NY. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY.

East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood encourages artists: "If you cheat and use your dominant hand you won’t get the experience of accessing a new and different component of your creativity. This is an exploration guaranteed to surprise and delight all who attempt an entry."

Original works in painting, pastel and drawing media only may be submitted; 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 uses to advantage the awkwardness of the unsteady hand, and those pieces will be included in the exhibit.

All media entries must be dropped off in person at the East End Arts Gallery on:
• Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM;
• Friday, April 22, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; or
• Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

For all size and entry requirements and details, view the complete prospectus at For more information about the juror, 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 2017. First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, when guests will have an opportunity to meet the artists. This free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

This show is one of seven art shows of 2016 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the continuing umbrella theme “The Creative Process”. The complete 2016 Gallery Schedule can be viewed at

For more information, contact Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or
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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.