competition all media art show, Novel Materials / New Techniques


The East End Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the new juried, all media art show, Novel Materials / New Techniques, at the East End Arts Gallery which will open with a reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. This show will feature artwork that was either created with nontraditional elements, or novel materials, and/or where the artist uses a unique process or new technique. East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood explains: “Innovation is one of the most exciting aspects about creating art. Some artists have created their own unique process, while others have repurposed materials intended for uses other than making art. All artistic innovation in any genre will be featured in this exhibit.” This show will be juried by Margery Gosnell-Qua, artist and curator of the Lyceum Gallery at Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus.

At the reception, the public is invited to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists. The reception is a free event, open to the public. Artwork on exhibit is for sale. The show will run from the opening reception through July 31. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY and open hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

For more information about this show, visit the show’s webpage.

Guest juror Margery Gosnell-Qua is a gestural painter who works between representation and abstraction, uncovering visual equivalents to memories of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. She begins her artistic process by creating small color studies from life, as information gathering stage in which she records compositions and colored light. In her successive studio works, the artist pares down her subject to match her sensory experiences. Ms. Gosnell-Qua received an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in 1996, where she traveled to Italy to study Painting in Tuscany and Art History in Venice. Ms. Gosnell-Qua’s paintings are in private collections in the US and Europe. For more information about the juror, visit the show’s webpage.

Original works in all media that employ novel materials and/or new techniques may be submitted. Visual art entry drop-off dates are Thursday, June 11 through Saturday, June 13 at the East End Arts Gallery. For all entry information and complete submission schedule, visit the submission webpage.

The “Best in Show” winner of this show will be one of several artists who will participate in the East End Arts Gallery’s Winners’ Show in the Fall of 2016. First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

This exhibition is one of seven art shows of 2015 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the umbrella theme “The Creative Process”. For the complete 2015 Gallery Schedule and more details, visit the East End Arts gallery website.

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, contact Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or by email.

Source: East End Arts press release dated June 3, 2015.