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Call for Artists: A Celebration of the African American Experience at Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery

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Arts Alive LI, Long Island Black Artist Association, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (L.I.A.A.C.C.) and Bloomingdale’s have announced a collaborative art exhibition to celebrate February’s National African American History Month. Selected artwork will be featured in the Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery at the Roosevelt Field Mall from February 1st through February 29th*. One finalist will be chosen as the featured “Artist of the Month” on the ArtsAliveli.org website during the month of February.

Application Information

This opportunity is open to Long Island based artists of African American heritage.  Works need to range in style from contemporary to abstract, in muted tones or black and white. Works must be presented in two-dimensional media; including painting, drawing, photography and mixed media.  All work must be framed and ready to hang securely on a wall, with size ranging from 3′ x 3′ minimum to 10′ x 10′ maximum.

Artist may submit up to 8 pieces of work, but there is no guarantee that our work will be approved for hanging.  Only 1 – 3 pieces from each chosen artist will be selected.

Application Deadline: January 18, 2017

Exhibition Dates: February 7 – March 8, 2017*
Reception Date: Friday, February 10

This opportunity is open to Long Island based artists of African American heritage. Works need to range in style from contemporary to abstract, in muted tones or black and white. Works must be presented in two-dimensional media; including painting, drawing, photography and mixed media. All work must be framed and ready to hang securely on a wall, with size ranging from 3′ x 3′ minimum to 10′ x 10′ maximum.

Artist may submit up to 8 pieces of work, but there is no guarantee that our work will be approved for hanging. Only 1 – 3 pieces from each chosen artist will be selected.

There is no fee for entry. Artists retain 100% of the proceeds from sales of their work.

Click here for Application and Guidelines.

Arts Alive LI is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance. Additional support is provided by MSC Industrial Supply Company and Bloomingdale’s.

*Exact dates may vary in February and March due to Bloomingdale’s Furniture design schedule.