CALL FOR ARTISTS: Creative Visions of ‘Community and Cultural Reflections’

“Art is not a luxury as many people think – it is a necessity. It documents history – it helps educate people and stores knowledge for generations to come.” Dr. Samella Lewis, Artist, first African American woman to earn a Doctorate in Fine Art and Art History

In conjunction with our Fifth Anniversary Black History Month Celebration – African American Culture: Connecting the Community Through the Arts, Westbury Arts will showcase original works by local African American artists organized around the theme Creative Visions of ‘Community and Cultural Reflections’ depicting a wide variety of artistic expression and perspective.

We invite Long Island artists who self-define as African American, and all of the wonderful mix that we are, to submit original cultural works for a juried exhibit at our brand-new gallery located at 255 Schenck Avenue in Westbury, NY.


  • Entries must be submitted before 11:59 pm Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Acceptance notification sent to artists by Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Artwork delivery: 255 Schenck Ave, Westbury on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, February 4, 2022 to Saturday, February 26, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 4, 2022, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY: Emerging and established, self-defined African-American cultural artists must be 18 years or over and reside in the U.S. Original creative works to be considered can be either 2 or 3 dimensional in the medium of choice, no smaller than 11” x 14” and no larger than 36” x 48” on either side and wired to hang. 3-D works may be limited by our ability to properly display them. We cannot accept multi-media works at this time. Artwork that does not adhere to requirements will not be exhibited.

SALES: You may offer your artwork for sale or it will be marked NFS (Not for Sale). Artists agree to donate 20% of the sale price to Westbury Arts of any work sold during this exhibition. Westbury Arts will handle the sale and report the sales tax.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entry submission information must be included. Judging for 2-D and 3-D works will be done entirely from JPEGs or PNGs. No other formats will be accepted. Maximum file size for any individual image is 100 MB. Up to three (3) works can be submitted by an artist. All 2-D work must be wired and ready-to-hang. A panel of Westbury Arts members judges will determine which works will be accepted. Considerations will include relation to the theme, family-friendly subject matter, and artistic merit. Your completion of the entry form will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated herein. All decisions will be final.

This event is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.