Traffic Signal Boxes Project
The Huntington Public Art Advisory Committee seeks submission of design proposals for artistic transformation of five traffic signal boxes in various locations. Appropriate proposals might include trompe l’oeil (an illusion of a 3D object), transformations of signal boxes into other objects, use of representational images to celebrate the community’s history or culture, or abstract or decorative proposals. Bold forms and vibrant colors that can be easily viewed by motorists stopped at the traffic signal, as well as by passing pedestrians are encouraged. Learn more and apply for the project by March 6 by following instructions on the RFP here.
Request for Proposals
The Town of Huntington Public Art Advisory Committee is requesting submissions from artists residing on Long Island, NY, or in the New York metropolitan area. The project site is Heckscher Park, where artists would enhance part of the park’s fence and entrance with public art. Submission deadline is March 13. For more information, contact Director of Cultural Affairs Greg Wagner at (631)351-3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“YAWP”: Accepting Submissions for Group Exhibition
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to invite artists to submit their original artwork by March 29 to be considered for WWBA’s first group exhibit entitled “YAWP”. This group exhibit will explore an excerpt from Whitman’s “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass. Abstract, figurative, and landscape interpretations are welcome. There will be a reception for artists — all are welcome to attend with free refreshments. Artworks will be on view during Whitman’s birthday weekend. Full information / link to submission:
Learn to Play the Organ
Any church that finds itself needing to hire an organist will find that there is a shortage of qualified organists to serve in Long Island churches. The American Guild of Organists (AGO) has a local chapter that wants to help. The Suffolk Chapter of AGO is currently offering three different categories of scholarships to residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties to learn how to play the organ. Find details at suffolkliago.org. Applications for an audition must be received no later than April 3. Contact Scholarship Chair Dr. Joan Daly-Lewis for additional information at email@example.com or (631)928-5669.
Northport Arts Coalition Seeks Board Members
The Northport Arts Coalition seeks an Executive Director. Alternatively, the position may be split between two co-Directors or a Director and an Assistant Director. Current board members will mentor the incoming volunteers. Email Dan Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art Studios Available
The Studios at Suite Pieces is collection of artists and artisans creating and displaying their works in the upper level of Suite Pieces, Huntington. Four artist studios are currently available for rent on a monthly basis. The main floor of Suite Pieces is a 10,000-square-foot creative retail shop. It includes a vintage marketplace and a DIY design boutique. The Studios aims to welcome innovative artists to be part of one of the most creative spaces in Huntington. E-mail email@example.com or call (631)560-9759 for more information.
Call for Dancers
The Israeli & International folk dance group in Kings Park is always happy to welcome dancers, whether they are new or experienced. No partners are needed — just bring a smile. It meets every Wednesday, 6:30–8:30pm, when school is in session. The group gets together at RJO Intermediate School, 99 Old Dock Road, Kings Park, NY 11754. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Linda Kay by calling (631)269-6894 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patchogue Arts Council Exhibition Opportunities
Patchogue Arts Council accepts submissions on a rolling basis for potential exhibitions. Artists may apply to be shown at the The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co., and the Patchogue Arts Gallery. Visit www.patchoguearts.org for additional information about these opportunities.
AlterWork invites emerging contemporary artists to apply to its residency program, which provides participants with the time and space to create new work. To be considered, artists should submit proposals stating how they would hypothetically use their studio space in Long Island City, Queens. Residents also put together a solo closing reception upon program completion. For a complete explanation of the ongoing opportunity, check out www.alterworkstudios.com.
A Northport Art Collective
The Firefly Artists is a newly renovated cooperative gallery in Northport Village. For a monthly fee, artists are able to display and sell their work in the gallery. Artists working in all media, from paintings and ceramics to textiles and woodcuts, are welcome. The Firefly Artists offers more than just a gallery space, it also fosters a supportive artists’ community. Members spend a small amount of time per month gallery sitting. To apply, send at least six images of work or a link to a website to email@example.com. For more information, visit thefireflyartists.com.
Grants for Artists
Artist Grant awards $500 to visual artists four times per year. The mission of this charitable organization is to enable artists to continue their work and contributions to society. Artists working in all media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture, ceramics, etc., are considered. Apply at www.artistgrant.org.
Call to Action: A Story-Based Strategy for Change
Herstory is committed to generating 50-100 new stories that can be connected to legislative priorities and circulated widely on the websites, social media, and newsletter of a growing coalition of Long Islanders. The intent is to give a face to those who are too often demonized and build bridges of empathy, compassion, and inclusion to counter violations of basic human rights. Learn more at longislandwins.com and the following events: Fridays, 10:30am-12pm, Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement, Oak Street Center, Netherlands Complex, Room 116.
Seeking Craft Artists
North Fork Craft Gallery, located at the entrance to Long Island’s North Fork Wine Region, is accepting consignment applications from craft artists. All craft media are considered: jewelry, pottery, glass, metalwork, textiles, fiber, wood, wall art, wearable art, and more. Due to limited display space, traditional fine art paintings cannot be accommodated. The gallery is part of a 26-shop complex in the Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River. The Shoppes are part of a complex that includes East Wind Resort and Spa, a popular destination for weddings, conferences, and North Fork tourism. For consideration, artists should submit an application facebook.com/northforkcraftgallery and click on the link “Craft Artist Application”, or visit www.northforkcraftgallery.com/contact-us.html.
Call for Musicians
Island Symphony Orchestra presents call for musicians. Island Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer, island-wide group comprised of professional and amateur musicians. Please join for the concert season. Strings especially needed. Please visit www.islandsymphony.org or call Allan Sperber at 516-822-3728.
Central Islip Library Galleria
Our Galleria is a public space that hundreds of people walk through daily. There is a snack court across from the display area and seating throughout. We seek original, contemporary artwork (unframed) for monthly exhibition. Featured artists are often cited on our website. For consideration, please submit multiple photographs of recent work along with artist biography to Galleria.firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to Library Galleria Committee, 33 Hawthorne Avenue, Central Islip, NY 11722; or call (631) 234234-9333, Extension 143.