East End Arts: Open Call for Artists / Theme: Fun / Non-Juried Members Show

Open Call for Artists

Theme: FUN

Opportunity for Artists: 

Annual Non-Juried Members Show

Show Dates: January 26 – March 2, 2018


The East End Arts Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for artist participation in the upcoming non-juried, all media Elizabeth Richard Memorial Annual Members’ Show scheduled to open with a reception on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.The theme of the show is FUN, and the show is open to all artists.

East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood comments on the theme: “Sometimes creating art is torture (ask Giacometti), other times, when the ‘muse’ is cooperative, the art just flows through the hands of the artist onto paper, canvas, clay etc. Instead of a struggle, making art becomes fun.  Depicting ‘fun’ is another way to approach this theme. So whether your art is about fun, or you just had a fun creating it, (providing it’s within the size parameters) consider entering this non juried members’ show.”

Artists are encouraged to enter their work for guaranteed participation in this non-juried show; the only requirement is that artists become a member of East End Arts before or at the time of drop-off. The show will run from the opening on January 26 through March 2, 2018. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead.

East End Arts is accepting original works in all media, one entry per artist. All wall art must be wired for hanging. Works can have a maximum dimension of 14 inches wide and 30 inches high, including frame. Weight for wall art must be 5 lbs or less. Sculpture must weigh less than 30 lbs and not measure more than 14 inches wide in any direction, and can be up to 72 inches in height. Poets may enter one poem framed and wired for hanging, frame not exceeding 14 inches wide.

All media entries must be dropped off in person at the East End Arts Gallery on:

Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM;

Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; or

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, January 26,  2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, where guests will have an opportunity to meet the artists. This free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

East End Arts Gallery’s Elizabeth Richard Memorial Annual Members’ Show is sponsored by the family of Elizabeth Richard, Hamptons Art Hub, and Tanger Outlets of Riverhead.


This show is one of seven art shows of 2018 at the East End Arts Gallery.

The complete 2018 Gallery Schedule, including all calls for artists can be viewed at eastendarts.org/gallery.



East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.



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