DISPATCH - NOVEMBER 16, 2011 (Wednesday, 9:27 a.m.)


The Heckscher Museum of Art is looking for artists for its second Long Island Biennial. Long Island Biennial 2012 will be held from April 28 to August 12, 2012 at the Huntington-based museum. Submissions for visual artists will be accepted through December 31, 2011. Filmmaker submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2012 for a screening planned for July 2012.

The 2012 Long Island Biennial is open to artists living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Visual artists must have specialized training in art and/or devote their "primary activity" to creating art, according to the Heckscher Museum of Art. Applicants must be 18 years old or older.

Art must have been made in the last two years. Media is painting, works on paper, sculpture, photographs, prints and mixed media. For details and an application, visit www.heckscher.org.

Around 40 pieces of art will be accepted for the Biennial. The jurors are Renato Danese, Danese Gallery in New York City; Franklin Perrell, Executive Director of the Roslyn Landmark Society and former Chief Curator for the Nassau County Museum of Art; and Richard Vaux, an artist and professor emeritus of Adelphi University's Department of Art and Art History.

There is a $65 application fee which includes a one-year membership to the museum. All submitted artwork will be displayed in an online gallery created for the Biennial.

The Heckscher Museum of Art held its first Long Island Biennial in 2010 to celebrate the museum's 90th anniversary. The exhibition also aims to take a pulse on Long Island art making. The 2010 show included Eric Dever, Tracy Harris, Anna Jurinich, Toni Ross, Ellen Wiener, Roisin Bateman and Gerard Giliberti. All are based on the Eastern End of Long Island. The 2010 Biennial can be viewed on the museum's website.

Video and film submissions are being accepted and juried through Cinema Arts Centre. Films will screen in the Huntington theater in July 2012.

Filmmakers must live in Nassau or Suffolk Counties and have a current membership to the Cinema Arts Centre. Entry fee is $65. The jurors are Livia Bloom, a film curator and writer; Michael Tuckman, distributor of mTuckman Media; and Alexandra Brodsky, filmmaker with Bittersweet Place.

For details and an application, visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.


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  1. I am one of the 52 lucky, accepted artists for this exhibition. Might you please attend our opening?
    The opening reception will be Saturday evening, April 28, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm, and we look forward to seeing you then. Thank you very much!

    • Yes, I’m planning to attend the opening and write a post about the second Long Island Biennial. It’s an important show for Long Island. The Long Island Biennial is held and sponsored by the Heckscher Musuem of Art in Huntington, NY.

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