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Open Call for Artists East End Arts’ 6th Annual National Juried Art Competition & Exhibit (posted February 3, 2017)

Open Call for Artists East End Arts’ 6th Annual National Juried Art Competition & Exhibit (posted February 3, 2017)

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Press contact: Stephanie Israel

Open Call for Artists
East End Arts’ 6th Annual National Juried Art Competition & Exhibit
Entry Deadline: March 28, 2017
Show Dates: August 4 – September 20, 2017

(RIVERHEAD, NY, February 3, 2017) –– The East End Arts Gallery is now accepting artist entries for their upcoming sixth annual national juried art competition and exhibit: Playing with Perspective. Guest juror for this competition is Sara De Luca, the owner and director of ILLE ARTS gallery in Amagansett, NY. Entries selected by the juror will be included in the Playing with Perspective exhibition, scheduled to run from August 4 through September 20, 2017 at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY.

East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood encourages artists: “Skillful use of perspective (or omitting perspective altogether) is a critical component in many great works of art and will be of utmost consideration for the entries accepted into this exhibit.” The East End Arts Gallery is now accepting entries online, which must be submitted by March 28, 2017 or by the late entry deadline of April 11, 2017 for an additional fee. Artists may enter a minimum of three and a maximum of five works for the same entry fee of $50. 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. Due to shipping restrictions, artists submitting work must be from the contiguous United States (the lower 48 states and the District of Columbia). Artists will be notified of the juror's decisions of inclusion in the show on or before June 2, 2017. If accepted, artists must ship the selected artwork per East End Arts’ outlined shipping instructions, available online; failure to do so will prevent inclusion in the show.

For complete prospectus, information on the juror, and to enter the show, visit:

The ‘Best in Show’ award winner will receive a seven-day stay in East End Arts’ artist residence near Hamptons’ museums and galleries, plus $1,000 and inclusion in a group show at Ille Arts gallery in Amagansett, NY. The winner will also receive 100 postcards announcing the show which will feature the image of her/his artwork.

Last year was East End Arts’ fifth annual national show, with 730 entries from across the U.S. entering into the juried competition. ‘Best in Show’ was awarded to Control, a mixed media piece by Margaret Minardi of Northport, NY.

East End Arts Executive Director Pat Snyder comments: “We are pleased to be providing artists, both local and national, the opportunity to exhibit in a nationally recognized show with a judge of formidable stature. Our sixth annual National Juried Art Show is a significant addition to the important and sophisticated art scene on the East End of Long Island.”

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

For more information, contact Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 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.