Call for Artists : Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

“Aspire to the principle, behave with virtue, abide by benevolence, and immerse yourself in the arts.” Chinese Proverb

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.

DEADLINE AND IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries must be submitted before 11:59 pm Friday, April 15, 2022

Acceptance notification sent to artists by Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Artwork delivery: 255 Schenck Ave, Westbury on Saturday, May 1, 2022, 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, May 6, 2022, to Friday, May 27, 2022
 
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 6, 2022, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
ELIGIBILITY: Emerging and established, self-defined Asian-American 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. 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. The 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 member 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.