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7th Annual National Show: INK (2018)

Theme: INK
Juried, Two-Dimensional Art ONLY
Show Dates: August 3 – September 19, 2018

Juror: Sara De Luca, Owner and Director, ILLE ARTS, Amagansett, NY

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Meet the Artists! Refreshments served. Open to the public.

Above artwork - Best in Show: Of Earth: Violet II
alcohol ink painting by Joseph Santarpia



For accepted works, drop-off / shipping arrival: July 25 & 26, 2018
If accepted, artists must ship the selected artwork via FedEx or UPS per East End Arts outlined shipping instructions, or artists can drop-off their work in person on the designated dates. Failure to do so will prevent inclusion in the show.


THEME: Ink. Technique, skill and originality of style will be the main considerations for the entries accepted into this exhibit to be held at East End Arts on the East End of Long Island, NY.

MEDIUMS: All INK Media including ballpoint, fountain pen, printmaking, Sharpie, India, Tattoo—any and every ink media except-- desktop printer ink. (Tattoo art can be submitted by photo of tattoo.) Two-Dimensional Art Only

Must be the original work of one artist, no collaborations, no reproductions.

AWARDS: ‘Best in Show’ 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. Winner will also receive 100 postcards announcing the show featuring her/his artwork.

SIZE: Maximum 30" wide x 30" high, including the frame.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Born in Rome, Sara DeLuca is the owner and director of Ille Arts Gallery, one of the foremost fine arts purveyors in the Hamptons of Long Island, New York. To learn more, see below.

Deadline for online submissions is April 9, 2018.
Late submission deadline is April 16, 2018, for an additional $20 late fee.

Artists will be notified of the juror's decision on or before June 1, 2018. If accepted, please follow the presentation and shipping rules as specified on our website. Failure to do so will prevent inclusion in the show. To enter, click link below.

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


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Joseph Santarpia's Artist Statement:

I am a Long Island, New York based mixed media artist. I render both representational and abstract imagery in my paintings and collages.

In my representational paintings, I process personal experiences or those that others have shared with me. The collages are comprised of appropriated historical photographs or original paintings of which the subject matter is taken out of its original context and rearranged to create fantastical imagery with implied narratives.

My abstract paintings are made on the floor by applying mixtures of ink and medium to paper by means of pouring and brushing. There is a balance at play in my process between my control of the material and its control over itself. I give my mark to the page, allowing the nature of the ink to take its effect. As each layer of ink dries I react by selectively adding more medium to the paper until the composition has ripened.





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