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Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 39. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Accepted artists will show their work (between one and eight pieces) in a show at bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY in March of 2020. Artists are expected to ship or deliver their work and insure it if desired. While there is no size limitation, the size of our gallery must dictate how many large works can be shown at once. There will be a reception.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2019

Linda Kavaliunis, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, will be the juror for Expo 39. Friends, family, and fans can enjoy the reception. b.j. spoke gallery makes every effort to have the show reviewed or mentioned in the news media in our area. They promote the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The b.j. spoke gallery online magazine will include a presentation and discussion of the show including whatever information we may obtain from the juror about how the show was chosen. Applying artists should be aware that sales of artwork are relatively infrequent. There are no awards.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a not for profit artist cooperative with an educational and charitable mission. It has existed since 1975 and is one of a very few artist coops remaining and surviving on Long Island. The gallery produces a monthly online magazine that features information about our ongoing art shows and artists, poetry, book reviews, and articles of general interest to those in the arts. The gallery runs bimonthly artist discussion workshops, hosts a monthly open mic poetry event, and has hosted singer-songwriter events.

Community outreach efforts have included a small works fundraiser for VIBS (an organization for helping the survivors of family violence), several showings with FREE (an organization for emotionally disabled adults), and a yearly open call in which, for a small fee, all artists in the surrounding communities can join in a show where their works are shown intermingled with the works of the gallery artists with no jurying of submitted works.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.com.

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Paperworks 2019 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2019 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2019. Artists living in the United States who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video.

 Works made of, on, or about paper include cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

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Deadline: 10 May 2019

Fee: 35.00 for up to 6 images. Please note you will be judged on your body of work.

Paperworks 2019 Juror: 
Hillary Reder is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked on several exhibitions, including Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams; Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar War Abstraction; A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde; Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954; and Andy Warhol: Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953-1967. Before joining MoMA, she held curatorial positions at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College.

Paperworks 2019 Artists Benefits

Selected artists receive a one month exhibition in at b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY of up to 6 selected works in August 2019. Artists opening reception is Saturday, August 3rd from 6:00-9:00 pm. Promotion of selected artists on the b.j.spoke gallery website, social media, and in gallery press release.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b. j. spoke gallery, incorporated and not-for-profit 501(c)3, is an artist-run gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media.  b.j. spoke has been bringing art to the community and community to artists for 43 years. b.j. spoke’s artists have won numerous awards, been featured in press and media, taken roles as teachers, mentors, and jurors, and are represented in public and private collections. They have had the opportunity to work with jurors from the best New York museums.

b.j. spoke gallery was founded with the belief that a partnership between artist and public is an essential relationship. The gallery provides the opportunity for artists to experience responses to their work, a product of the inner process, and for the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering  the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.  b.j. spoke offers solo exhibits of members’ work, yearly invitational shows, two national juried art competitions,  artist talks, the Artist’s Circle (open to all artists, gallery membership not required), workshops, live theater, and poetry readings.

In an effort to bring the under-served artist to the attention of the Long Island community, the gallery maintains an outreach program to individuals such as young emerging artists. Use of gallery space is extended for benefits, lectures, readings, and exhibits by not-for-profit groups whose mission reflects the objectives of the gallery.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.com.

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Expo 38 – Call For Artists

Expo 38 – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 38, a competition judged by Erica Cooke, Research Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two videos. All visual fine arts media are acceptable. No crafts.

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Deadline: 28 Nov 2018

Expo 38 Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will participate in a one month exhibition at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY in March of 2019. There will be a reception for artists and the public in March. The gallery attempts to include several images by the chosen artist, where possible. They have an online presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and publicize the show to local news media. In addition, a blog post with the artist’s statement and an image appears on their website. They publicize the show with a monthly newsletter and ezine which is sent to their mailing list.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is an artist cooperative and not-for profit 501(c)3 with an enduring community outreach. It has been a presence on Main Street in the heart of Huntington since 1990. b.j. spoke gallery was founded with the belief that a partnership between artist and public is an essential relationship. The gallery provides the opportunity for artists to experience responses to their work and for the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering of the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.

Sponsorships include:

  • an open call for local non-member artists to display work in our gallery for a nominal fee in our yearly exhibition Harvest of Artists
  • portfolio and career options workshops
  • a competition for local college and graduate students
  • Artist Choice, an annual invitational show where each of our members chooses an outside artist with which to show
  • a workshop open to all, concerning working with art as emotional expression
  • support to the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.com.

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Focus 2018 – Call For Artists

Focus 2018 – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Focus 2018, a national, fine art photography competition juried by Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, NY.

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Deadline: 30 Apr 2018

Entry Fee: $35 for up to 6 images/works, all of which could be selected for exhibition. Artists will be judged on their body of work. Open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older.

Focus 2018 Juror: Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NY. Ms. Sidley was a Lecturer (2007-2015) in MoMA’s Education Department and contributed to many exhibitions including Out of Time: Contemporary Art from the Collection (2006-2007); Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making (2007); Aernout Mik (2009); Inbox: Hans-Peter Feldmann (2017); and Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now (2017).

Selected artists will have up to six pieces included in a one month exhibition at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY from August 1-26, 2018. b.j. spoke gallery will host and promote an opening reception on August 4th 6-9pm for exhibiting artists and guests. Winners posted on b.j. spoke website with featured works and artists statement, in social media, and local press.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is an artist owned and run cooperative art gallery and non profit 501(c)(3) organization, in Huntington, NY. They exhibit the work of members 10 to 12 months yearly. Members embrace many media, styles, and expression. They not only bring art to b.j. spoke gallery, but also share their expertise and talents in successfully managing the gallery. Members’ dedication to the arts and b.j. spoke gallery has enabled the gallery to hang one show per month, run two juried competitions per year, and have an open submissions event for our community, as well as host poetry nights, charity events, artist talks, and a bi-monthly artist circle discussion group. Perhaps most important, the gallery provides a space for the community. Members talk about art and the ideas that keep them painting, sculpting, moving, and changing.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.com.

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Expo 37- Call For Artists

Expo 37- Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 37, a fine arts competition and exhibit in Huntington, NY. This is the 37th in a long tradition of Expo shows.

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Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Expo 37 will be judged by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artists from anywhere in the United States may submit up to six images and/or two videos to apply. All fine arts media acceptable, no craft. Several works by each of the winning artists will be shown.

Selected artists will be included in a one month show at b.j. spoke gallery in March 2018. Expo 37 is different from other competitions. Artists have a showing of multiple works, depending on size and the juror’s selections. Showing several works enables gallery visitors to better appreciate what the artist is about. Submitting a small body of work has greater impact and meaning for the juror as well. The show will be publicized in local and social media. The gallery is open to visitors six days per week.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a small cooperative in Huntington, NY. It has been in existence since 1975. The gallery is a not for profit organization. The mission is focused on the artistic community and outreach. The gallery offers a monthly poetry group, bimonthly artist circle, an opportunity for local artists to hang work side by side with members in our annual “Harvest of Artist” shows, and fundraisers for worthy causes. In addition, community outreach includes shows in which contemporary artists from across the country are brought to our neighborhood’s doorstep.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallrey.com.

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