Opportunites About Town

The Sayville Village Improvement Society is in search of artists to enter their first ever contest called Art in the Park. Each selected artist will be supplied a wheel barrow to create their art sculpture. The Art pieces will be placed in the different parks around the town of Sayville and auctioned off at their Annual Summerfest in August 2020. For more information, please visit our website at SVIS.online/art.html. Deadline to apply is February 24.


I am seeking a wood sculptor/artist who might be inspired to turn my 75-year old apple tree, or part of it, into a work of art. It sits in the backyard, and endures even though it is in a state of decay. I have no fixed ideas on this, but I have seen photos of unique work. (Hello, Pinterest!) It could be quite simple, such as converting a tree stump into an artistic statement. Or it could be more elaborate, such as using bare branches to create something beautiful. I have quite a bit of sentiment wrapped up in the body of this tree, which was just a few feet tall when I first made its acquaintance.

Joan Auerbach
Roslyn, NY
Cell/text: 516-725-5388


The Red River Water Color Society celebrates their 27th Annual National Juried Watermedia Exhibition in 2020.
More than $5000 in cash and merchandise.
Deadline March 5, 2020. Facebook event listing: http://bit.ly/2FRJxJs
To apply visit http://bit.ly/2KdE16y at OnlineJuriedShows.com


Photographers’ Call from fotofoto gallery: "Your Best Shot Competition”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE for hand-delivered and mailed prints - no digital images: February 22, 2020.
See prospectus for specific Hand-Delivery Dates at http://fotofotogallery.org/2020-your-best-shot-competition/

All of the submitted prints will be on exhibit at fotofoto gallery in a month-long hang from February 26 - March 28, 2020.

RECEPTION: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 5-7pm.

The photographers who make up our collective, fotofoto gallery, will select 2 images as BEST SHOT WINNERS. The winning photographers will hang mini solo shows at fotofoto gallery in 2021.

Hand-Delivery Dates: (see prospectus for details)
Prints may also be mailed.
• Thursday, Feb. 20, 6-8pm
• Friday, Feb. 21, 6-8pm
• Saturday, Feb. 22, 12-5pm (DEADLINE)

fotofoto gallery, 14 W. Carver St., Huntington NY 11743


The Town of Huntington Public Art Advisory Committee invites teen writers (ages 14-18) residing and/or attending school in the Town of Huntington to submit up to three poems that they have written for possible inclusion in HART ART, a Public Art Initiative Teen Poetry Project. As part of its Public Art Initiative, the Town’s Public Art Advisory Committee annually invites teen poets (ages 14 - 18) residing or attending school in Huntington to submit their work for inclusion in the Poetry for the HART Teen Poetry Project.

Selected poetry is displayed inside buses on ad panels on the Town’s HART bus system for a minimum of one year. The winning entries are also published in The Long Islander newspaper. The Town recognizes the winning poets at an evening award ceremony and poetry reading held at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in late April (National Poetry Month) each year (click here for information on the current award ceremony & reading). In addition, any winning poems inspired by one of several designated artworks on view at the Heckscher Museum of Art and submitted under the optional "Poetry and Art" category will also be displayed in the Museum.

Deadline is February 21! For details visit https://www.huntingtonny.gov/HARTpoetry


Sherry Wallack is looking for a realistic painter (acrylics) to work with her at a paint and sip night, on the south shore, on a Friday night. There may be 30-50 women attending, and if event is successful, may become a monthly gig. Please email your details with three portfolio samples as .jpg or .pdf files to: sbwallack@gmail.com


The LGBT Network announces the opening of the Long Island's first gallery dedicated to the appreciation of LGBT art and history. The LGBT Network's Next Generation Center in Hauppauge is the largest suburban LGBT community center in the country, and has been committed for over 25 years to supporting and uplifting the voices of the community. The organization would like to recognize the talent of artists from all backgrounds and identities, in any medium, so they can represent the broad range of life experiences in the LGBT community. If you are interested in showing your art at the LGBT Network, please contact August Simon at (631) 665-2300 or communications@lgbtnetwork.org . The center is located at 125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge, NY 11788. www.lgbtnetwork.org


This in from LI Photo Gallery:

Fine Art Gallery Display Wall Space Available

A limited amount of wall space has become available for fine art photography display purposes in the Long Island Photo Gallery. We are looking for well-crafted fine art pieces that would be available for display and for sale on a monthly basis in exchange for a modest wall rental fee.

If you are interested in this opportunity, now is the time to contact us.

Wall space is available on a 'first come' basis. If you are serious about displaying your fine art pieces in the Long Island Photo Gallery, please send us your request by clicking on THIS LINK.

It's always a GREAT time to have your finished art pieces on display for home, office, and interior design art collectors. REQUEST TO DISPLAY YOUR ARTWORK


North Fork Craft Gallery, a craft gallery located at the entrance to Long Island’s North Fork Wine Region is accepting consignment applications from craft artists for inclusion in the Gallery.

The Gallery is part of a new 26 shop complex located in the Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River, NY. The Shoppes are part of a complex which includes East Wind Resort and Spa a popular destination for weddings, conferences and North Fork tourism.

Click here to view info on the shoppes: https://www.eastwindlongisland.com/shoppes. and North Fork Craft Gallery http://northforkcraftgallery.com

The Gallery features work from local and regional craft artists. All craft medium is being considered – including jewelry, pottery, glass, metal works, textile, fiber, wood, wall art, wearable art and more. Unfortunately, due to limited display space, traditional fine art cannot be accommodated.

For consideration, artists must submit an application via facebook.com/northforkcraftgallery and click on the link “Craft Artist Application”, or via the web at http://www.northforkcraftgallery.com/contact-us.html.


From the Catbird Seat: ​The Catbird Seat Art Gallery and Vintage Shoppe has moved​ to Main Street! Featuring all types of artwork from Local Long Island artists and artisans, we profile our artists and promote their work. We are always looking for new and unique work in all forms and media.Talk to us about your ideas and help spread the word. With new exhibitions every 6 weeks, we are creating our own art community. Please join us. Contact Deb at debi@thecatbirdseat.us or stop by; 18 Main Street, Sayville.


The Westbury Memorial Public Library is seeking artwork to display in a small area in the Circulation Department. The pieces will be selected by a jury to be displayed at the Library for three months, seasonally. All artwork must fit within a 31”w x 41”h x 8”d space. Images of pieces being submitted for consideration should be e-mailed to westburylibraryart@gmail.com. Selected works will be displayed on the first day of each season. Artists will be contacted if their work is chosen; previously submitted works can be considered at any time.
Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, NY 11590. (516) 333-0176


The North Bellmore Library does monthly displays of works by local artists and invites Long Island artists to submit their work. The space is suitable for 2-D pieces, such as paintings, sketches,collages--framed art. Interested artists are welcome to call (516)785-6260 and ask for Rosemary.


AMVETS Thrift Store is offering their retail space for local artists to display their talent. If you would like to have your work hanging in a gallery setting please contact us. For more details, call Alaa at 631.699.2412.

Portion of proceeds will benefit veterans charities.
AMVETS Thrift Store, 1179 Sunrise Highway, Copiague, NY 11726.

If interested, please submit a photo of the artwork along with name and contact information to Sunrise@supportthevets.org.


Call to Artists: LaMantia Gallery of Northport Village is a 25 year old Internationally Recognized Fine Art Gallery. The gallery is looking for artists to show their work as an individual, or as a group. The gallery is an ideal venue. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please email james@lamantiagallery.com or call 631-754-8414 and ask for James LaMantia. www.lamantiagallery.com


Looking for a chance to show your artwork? Contact and exhibit at the Golden Gallery in the Glen Cove Senior Center. Be one of the many artists who have exhibited and sold work at the Golden Gallery.

For more information Email lvanhorn@cityofglencoveny.org or Call 516-751-9610.


If you are an artist who needs financial assistance to help pay medical or dental costs, The Artists' Charitable Fund may be able to help by paying a portion of your bills directly to your medical providers.

The Artists' Charitable Fund, and IRS recognized 503(c) charity was started more than 25 years ago by several Colorado based sculptors who saw the need to help artists without health insurance pay their medical bills. The Charitable Fund, which assists artists in every state of the union has paid for prescriptions, prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, eyeglasses, and a portion of surgeries, hospital bills, flight for life and cancer treatments. You may also qualify if you are facing financial crisis due to fire or natural disaster.

To request financial assistance or to donate an original piece of art for the Artists' Charitable Fund's only fundraiser, an art auction held every August in Loveland, CO please contact: Judy Archibald 970-577-0509 cnynsprr@aol.com. For additional information, please visit their website at www.artistscharitablefund.org.