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Help choose The Peoples’ Choice Award at East End Arts annual members’ show

East End Arts has a way to beat cabin fever and brighten up the winter doldrums – pay a visit to the annual members’ show reception and help to choose one work for The Peoples’ Choice Award.

This year the annual non-juried, all media Elizabeth Richard Memorial Annual Members’ Show is themed “My Unique Style.” This is an annual opportunity for all member artists to show their work to the public. The show will run from the opening through March 3, 2017.

The opening reception will be held Friday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The reception is a free public event; refreshments will be served. There will be an opportunity for visitors to cast a vote and select their favorite artwork for the People’s Choice Award. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information about this exhibition.

The show is named for Elizabeth Richard, the first Executive Director of East End Arts, which was founded in 1972. Among the original initiatives of East End Arts was a signature program by Richard called Art Train. During her tenure at East End Arts, Richard laid the groundwork for what the organization does today.

East End Arts members are invited to submit one work of art for guaranteed inclusion in this show. Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood’s invitation states “As painters, photographers, sculptors, etc., we all eventually develop a signature style. Please enter a piece that most highlights your unique style of expression. All members are welcome to bring in one entry [to] exhibit.”

The restrictions for submissions are as follows: All wall art must be wired for hanging. Works can have a maximum dimension of 14 inches wide and 40 inches high, including frame. Weight for wall art must be 10 pounds or less. Sculptures must weigh less than 30 pounds, 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. The only additional requirement is that artists be or become a member of East End Arts at the time of submission.

Click here for complete entry information including entry fees and size restrictions and to view the prospectus. For more information about membership, click here.

This show is one of seven art shows of 2017 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the umbrella theme “Elements of Style.” Click here for the complete 2017 Gallery Schedule, including all calls for artists.

This show is sponsored by the family of Elizabeth Richard, Hamptons Art Hub, and Tanger Outlets of Riverhead. Programs of the East End Arts Gallery are made possible with public funding provided by New York State Council of the Arts, Suffolk County, and the Town of Riverhead.

For more information, click here to email Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood or call 631-727-0900.

Source: Press release issued by East End Arts dated January 9, 2017.

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