Call for Artists

Call for Artists: Imagination Revealed

From paint to clay to wood to bottle caps, Imagination Revealed is a celebration of mixed-media creations, assemblage art, and abstract works. Artists are encouraged to “upcycle” found objects in order to create beautiful pieces or create abstract art and submit their original work for a juried show at the Westbury Arts Gallery located at 255 Schenck Avenue in Westbury, NY.

SUBMISSION FEE (for up to 3 works):
$30.00 for Westbury Arts members; $35.00 for non-members

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted online before 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Combat, Oil on canvas by Lee Krasner, 1965, National Gallery of Victoria

Call for Artists: Westbury's Got Talent (June 2024)

Westbury Arts is proud to continue our open mic series Westbury’s Got Talent.

The next event in our series takes place on Sunday, June 23, 2024, with the theme: Sunny Days and Starry Nights.
Application Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024
Acceptance Notification: Monday, June 17, 2024
Performance Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 2-4 PM
Venue: Westbury Arts, lower level, 255 Schenck Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Call for Artists: Seasoned Citizens: An Exhibition of Artwork by Artists Over 60

Westbury Arts, in collaboration with the Westbury Senior Center, presents “Seasoned Citizens: An Exhibition of Artwork by Artists Over 60,” in celebration of Older Americans Month. This exhibition features artwork by members of the Senior Center and Westbury Arts, as well as other local artists over 60.

Together with the Senior Center, Westbury Arts seeks artwork that celebrates the connections and life experiences of our “Seasoned Citizens” or that simply showcases their artistic vision.

SUBMISSION FEE* (up to 2 works): $25 for Westbury Arts members; $30 for non-members

*Note: Westbury Senior Center members are invited to submit their artwork through the Senior Center. See Andrea Padinha for details.

DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 11:59 PM
Acceptance Notifications: Friday, April 19, 2024
Artwork Collection from Senior Center: Week of April 22, 2024 (TBD)
Artwork Drop-off for all other artists: Saturday, April 27, 2024 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 2:00-4:00 PM
Artwork Return/Pickup: Saturday, June 8, 2024 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

CALL FOR ARTISTS: "Uniquely Me: Expressions of My Heritage"

“Uniquely Me: Expressions of My Heritage” calls for children’s view of their family origin, traditions, cultural values, and the pride of being unique in their own way. We are looking for a visual narrative that displays who they are, celebrating their roots. Work to be considered can be either 2- or 3-dimensional, no larger than 48” on any side. Entry form must be filled out completely. Up to two pieces per participant will be considered. If accepted, parents/guardians will be notified. Entries must be submitted by May 22, 2024.

The exhibit will be up for viewing from June 9 through June 29, 2024.

Open to students from Westbury, New Cassel, Carle Place, and all local communities.

Call for Artists: Westbury's Got Talent (Winter 2024)

Westbury Arts is proud to continue our open mic series Westbury’s Got Talent.
The next event in our series takes place on Sunday, February 18, 2024, with the theme: Valentines and Other Paths to the Heart of the Matter.


Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 8, 2024
Acceptance Notification: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Performance Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024, 2-4 PM
Venue: Westbury Arts, lower level, 255 Schenck Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Westbury Arts is proud to continue our open mic series Westbury’s Got Talent.
Mark Rothko, Untitled, c. 1944, watercolor, ink, and graphite on watercolor paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., Copyright © 2023 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.

Call for Member Artists: Works on Paper

This exhibition is open to artists who are members of Westbury Arts only. Works on Paper can include drawing, painting, or watercolor on paper, hand-pulled prints, photographic prints, digitally created artwork displayed as prints, and paper constructions which may be wall hung. We are accepting original work which explores the varied media which utilize paper.

SUBMISSION FEE (for up to 2 works): $25.00 for Westbury Arts members. Submission fees are non-refundable.

DEADLINE & IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM on December 20, 2023.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent to the artists on December 23, 2023.
  • Artwork delivery to 255 Schenck Ave. on Saturday, December 30, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Opening Reception on Saturday, January 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Exhibition Dates: From Saturday, January 6 until Friday, February 9, 2024.
  • Artwork pickup on Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Call for Artists: Inspiration in Red

Color has a strong effect on viewer emotions. Red symbolizes passion and energy, like no other color. Red is the color of heightened emotions, strength, and power. It is invigorating, intimidating, and never boring. How do you approach red in your work? What does red connote to you? Is it passion, anger, courage, fire, fever, embarrassment, blood, happiness, or good fortune? Let us visually explore compelling art that features RED as a focal point or primary color in the composition. Submit your vision and create an artwork with one of the most emotional colors on the spectrum.

Submission Fee (for up to 3 works): $30 for Westbury Arts members or $35 for non-members

Lady in Red by Juli Clarke, 2017

Call for Artists: Westbury's Got Talent (Fall)

Westbury Arts is proud to continue our open mic series Westbury’s Got Talent.

The next event in our quarterly series takes place on Sunday, November 19, 2023, with the theme: A Harvest of Good Thoughts and Good Friends.

Application Deadline: Sunday, November 5, 2023

Acceptance Notification: November 9, 2023

Performance Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 2-4 PM

Venue: Westbury Arts, lower level, 255 Schenck Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Call for Artists: The Art of Fly Fishers

Fly fishing has long been considered an art form in its own right. Fly fishers and admirers of fly fishing are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of original art related to fly fishing.
Who: Artists who create fly fishing art
What: Submit up to three (3) pieces of art related to fly fishing. 3D works will be displayed to the extent we can accommodate them.
When: Artwork for consideration must be submitted online in .jpg or .png format, labeled with title and medium by October 14, 2023. Accepted artwork must be dropped off, ready to hang, at Westbury Arts, 255 Schenck Ave., on Sunday, October 29, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Submission Fee: $30 for current Westbury Arts members; $35 for non-members

Call for Artists: Mama Always Told Me...

Who was your greatest female influence growing up? Mama, Grandma, Auntie? Our next exhibit, in October, is titled “Mama Always Told Me…”. Let’s visually explore lessons learned, admonishments, and/or tender words of wisdom bestowed upon us by these important females. We are looking for artwork inspired by the influential women in our lives. These works could be photography, line drawing on paper, or painted canvas. Our gallery can also accommodate smaller 3-D artwork.

Submission Fee: $30 for current Westbury Arts members; $35 for non-members

Call For Artists: Arts on Terry

Westbury Arts will be participating in Arts on Terry on September 17, 2023.
Arts on Terry (AOT) is a contemporary art fair for all ages highlighting 300+ artists from a variety of Long Island Arts organizations, each exhibiting a curated selection of works representing its respective community in 17+ different pop-up galleries, 25+ individual artist booths, 12+ street artists. AOT will also include a full day of art exhibits, demonstrations, live painters, family-friendly activities, live music, poetry, and performances, all on Terry Street, Patchogue’s officially zoned arts district!

Westbury Arts member artists are invited to exhibit artwork at our exhibition booth.We encourage you to offer your work for sale.

Submission Fee: There is no fee to participate!

To Apply: Please fill out the attached form to indicate your interest. We will determine the number of works we can accept based on the number of artists who participate.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 3, 2023

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Shadow box with eclectic fragments of photographs & Victorian bric a brac

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Inspiration Rediscovered - Mixed Media Masterpieces

From paint to clay to wood to bottle caps, Inspiration Rediscovered is a celebration of mixed-media artwork and assemblage art. The use of assemblage as an approach to making art was mastered by Joseph Cornell who was a premier assemblagist who elevated the box to a major art form and one of America’s most innovative artists. Artists are encouraged to “upcycle” found objects in order to create beautiful pieces of artwork in any style of their choosing or create mixed media art and submit their original work for a juried show at our gallery located at 255 Schenck Avenue in Westbury, NY.

SUBMISSION FEE (for up to 3 works):$25.00 for Westbury Arts members; $30.00 for non-members

Call for Submissions: Westbury Arts Celebrates Recent Grads

Westbury Arts is looking to celebrate our high school and college graduates, especially those with artistic flair! Whether you’re a Class of 2023 graduate or a recent graduate (within the last 4 years), if you were creative (and bold) enough to decorate your graduation cap and proudly wear it down the aisle to receive your diploma, we invite you to submit it for our upcoming art exhibit titled “Westbury Arts Celebrates Our Recent Grads”.
No. 367 by Tom Cabrera

Call for Artists: Westbury's Got Talent (Summer)

Westbury Arts is proud to continue our open mic series Westbury’s Got Talent.

The next event in our quarterly series takes place on July 9, 2023 with the theme

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 25, 2023.

Acceptance Notification: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Performance Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023 2-4 pm

Venue: Westbury Arts, lower level, 255 Schenck Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Call for Artists: The Art of Music

Westbury Arts invites musicians who are also visual artists to participate in “The Art of Music” an art exhibition and series of performances during the Month of June 2023. The Art of Music seeks to explore the connection between the creative processes behind music and visual art. We will take a deeper look into the synergy between visual arts and performing arts and how the two art forms speak to each other and influence each other within the artistic practice of individual artists.

SUBMISSION FEE: The fee for submission is $30 for current Westbury Arts members or $35 for non-members.

DEADLINE AND IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Entries must be submitted before 11:59 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Artwork delivery to 255 Schenck Ave, Westbury: Saturday, May 27, 2023 9 am – 12 pm
  • Artwork Pickup: Saturday, July 1, 2023
No. 367 by Tom Cabrera

Call for Artists: Westbury's Got Talent (Spring)

Westbury Arts is proud to continue our open mic series Westbury’s Got Talent.

The next event in our quarterly series takes place on April 16, 2023, with the theme: Spring Hopes… and Hope Springs

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Acceptance Notification: Sunday, April 9, 2023

Performance Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023 2-4 pm

Venue: Westbury Arts, lower level, 255 Schenck Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Call for Artists : Westbury’s Got Talent

Westbury Arts is proud to introduce our open mic series Westbury’s Got Talent

The first event in our quarterly series takes place on January 15, 2023 with the theme: Making it Through the Winter

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Acceptance

Notification: Sunday, January 8, 2023Performance

Date: January 15, 2023, 2-4 pm

Venue: Westbury Arts, lower level, 255 Schenck Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590

Call for Member Artists: "NEW"

Our January 2023 members gallery exhibition theme is “NEW” — What is new to you as an artist, to your work, to the medium, or whatever the word “NEW” brings to your creative mind! Join us in celebrating the New Year by bringing your creative exploration of the word “NEW.”

SUBMISSION FEE: This exhibition is free for current Westbury Arts members (up to 3 works). There is no fee for submission.

Call for Artists: Arts on Schenck

Westbury Arts presents Arts on Schenck at the Westbury Street Fair! During the September 24, 2022 Westbury Street Fair which will take place on Post Avenue, we will close our adjacent street, Schenck Avenue, to create an open-air gallery of art. We envision our street to become a delight to the eye for the many shoppers who frequent the Westbury Street Fair. Whether your medium is acrylic, oils, alcohol ink or watercolor, you are invited to show your work for all to enjoy and/or purchase. Vendors are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $35 to cover our costs. Please take note that the Village of Westbury Street fair attracts 5000+ people each year.

Call for Artists: Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit

Westbury Arts, in collaboration with the Village of Westbury celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the curated exhibit “Nuestro Viaje / Our Journey” at Westbury Arts located at 255 Schenck Avenue in Westbury. This exhibit seeks to celebrate the wide variety of artistic expression and cultural contributions of Hispanic artists on Long Island. Their stories, struggles and successes in pursuit of the American dream.

Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m., September 22, 2022

Call for Artists: Uncovered Treasures: Mixed Media Masterpieces

From paint to clay to wood to bottle caps, ” Uncovered Treasures” is a celebration of mixed-media artwork and assemblage art. The use of assemblage as an approach to making art goes back to Pablo Picasso’s cubist constructions, the three dimensional works he began to make from 1912. An early example is his Still Life 1914 which is made from scraps of wood and a length of tablecloth fringing, glued together and painted. Picasso continued to use assemblage intermittently throughout his career

Honoring the Past, Creating the Future – Call for Artists

In conjunction with our First Celebration of Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Westbury Arts is seeking to showcase original works by artists representative of the Pan-Asian Community and organized around the theme “ Honoring the Past and/or Creating the Future” depicting a wide variety of artistic expression and perspective.

We invite Long Island artists, who self-define as Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders, to submit original works for a juried exhibit at our brand-new gallery located at 255 Schenck Avenue in Westbury, NY.

Opening Reception: May 6, 2022

Gallery Hours:

Fridays, May 13, 20, and 27 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


The Art of Jazz – Call for Artists

Westbury Arts invites jazz musicians who are also visual artists to participate in “The Art of Jazz” an art exhibition and series of performances in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. The Art of Jazz seeks to explore the connection between the creative processes behind jazz music and visual art. We will take a deeper look into the synergy between visual arts and performing arts and improvisation and how the two art forms speak to each other and influence each other within the artistic practice of individual artists.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program

Artists living and working on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY are encouraged to apply to participate in this free entrepreneurial program to be presented by the Huntington Arts Council, in collaboration with the consortium of Long Island Arts Councils, in March 2022. NYFA will be accepting applications from now through Sunday, February 13, 11:59 PM EST.


Call For Middle School and High School Student Artists:

The Atelier at Flowerfield invites Middle School and High School Student artists to submit entries for the Art Student Invitational exhibiting March 10th through April 10, 2022. This exhibition encourages the work of Middle School and High School student artists in all visual arts (except photography and video). The exhibition will be held in The Atelier’s 2,000 square foot gallery, which functions both as a professional studio space and exhibition area.

Call For Artists: Black History Month Celebration

“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

Call For Artists: The Emotions of Color

Our exhibition will celebrate the innovative work of our Member Artists where color becomes the language that is used to express motifs and moods; whether it’s anger, joy, sadness, fear, disgust, contentment, love or any other emotion.

Call For Entries: Photography Exhibition

Six artists will be selected to have their photo prominently exhibited behind the Westbury Memorial Library check-out desk. The photos will remain on display for six months. Open to artists living and/or working in the greater Westbury area and its surroundings.

Call For Hispanic Heritage Month

Westbury Arts, in collaboration with the Village of Westbury celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the juried exhibit “Latinx Thriving” at Westbury Arts located at 255 Schenck Avenue in Westbury.