Palate to Palette: The Art of Food & Dining
October 7 – October 29, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES Call for entries Art Guild invites all artists, 18 years and older (high school students ages 14-18 years may enter in the student category), to submit artworks for consideration for “Palate to Palette: The Art of Food and Dining” a Juried Competition and Exhibition. From sumptuous still-lifes or a single shiny apple, from casual picnics and farmers markets to elaborate thanksgiving dinners, food helps define tradition and culture, trigger memories and make new ones. Show us your favorites!

Criteria All styles from abstract to realism are welcome. All works must be original, and have been created in the last five years. The selection committee’s decision is final. Works to be included in this exhibition must be available from October 2 – 29, 2017.

MEDIUMS Including but not limited to acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, collage, encaustic, etching/prints, or sculpture with pedestal. (NO PHOTOGRAPHY, NO COPIES, REPRODUCTIONS OR GICLEES.)

JUROR Susan Goetz Zwirn is the Director and Professor of Art Education at Hofstra University.  Susan teaches courses in arts education, studio art, museums, and research on the brain and learning.  She grew up in Port Washington and is honored to have raised and educated her children there.
As a painter, Susan’s art encompasses the realistic and abstract in both landscape and figurative images. Her work reflects a strong sense of place and mood, having been inspired by travel as well as her local surroundings of Long Island, NY. Susan’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and received many awards; much of her art can be found in personal and corporate collections in the US and abroad.
Susan received her undergraduate degree from Clark University and her graduate degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University.

ENTRY FEE  Registration is required! (See below.) Register below and pay your entry fee with your cc via paypal or email us your images (with your name, title of piece, etc), download and fill out this form and mail with your check.

ENTRIES Digital submissions of up to three (3) images via email to or uploaded to our website, should be  between 1 and 3MB each, and between 2,000 and 4,000 pixels on their longest side. Please name your ACTUAL IMAGE FILES as follows*:
artist’s lastname_firstname_entrynumber_title.jpg

(ex: smith_john_1_beachsunset.jpg).  
*Do not use the # or other symbols in the file name. Images cannot be named “image.jpg” or “fullrender.jpg” or similar – our database overwrites these images. You must change the actual name of the file.
If you email the images, you must include your name, contact information and the title, medium, value, and size in your email.

Works previously exhibited at The Art Guild Gallery will not be considered. Contact us at 516-304-5797 or with any questions regarding uploading or emailing your images.

SIZE And Framing Size, with frame, must not exceed 36” on the longest side. Work should be cleanly matted and/or framed (if appropriate), wired securely for hanging, with the wire attached via screw eyes or D-rings to the frame, not the backboard. (Gallery wraps are acceptable.) No saw tooth hangers, no tape or string on the back. Work must be labeled with the title (if any), artist’s name, phone number, and email address. The Art Guild reserves the right to turn away any artwork that does not comply.

FINALISTS The Selection Committee will review all entries and notify each artist as to the acceptance of the submitted work. The Art Guild has the right, in its sole discretion, to choose which eligible entries will be accepted to be exhibited. All decisions are final. Artists whose work has been selected will be notified after September 20.

Delivery of ARTWORK Selected artwork, (ready for display), is to be delivered on the dates indicated below. Please provide a typed bio or artist statement, printed on one side of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of white paper.

AWARDS 1st Place $300 • 2nd Place $200 • 3rd Place $100 • Honorable Mention certificates and Student Award/s (if applicable) will be awarded, as well as a special “Chef’s Choice” award!

SALES Artwork may be sold directly by the artist with a suggested donation of 20% of the selling price from the artist to The Art Guild. Note, however, that sales may not be made at the exhibition. All work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibit.

LIABILITY & INSURANCE The Liability Waiver on the entry form must be signed by the artist submitting images for consideration. It is the responsibility of the participating artist to insure or self-insure any work submitted for inclusion in this exhibit.

Questions Email Please put “Palate to Palette” in the subject line. 


• FrIday, September 22: Application & images must be received.
• AFTER Monday, September 25: Acceptance/Rejection notification

Entries must be delivered to The Art Guild, 200 Port Washington Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030, at these times.
• Sunday, October 1: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
• Monday, October 2: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

• Saturday, October 7-29, 2017
Gallery open Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm & by appointment 

Artist’s Reception & Awards Ceremony
• Sunday, October 15 : 3:00 – 5:00 pm

• Sunday, October 29:
3:00 – 5:00 pm (Exhibit Closes)     
• Monday, October 30: 5:00 – 7:00 pm   

ENTRY AND FEE ARE FOR ONE PERSON ONLY.  Each entrant must fill out and pay individually. Contact information is that of the person whose work is being submitted. Fees are paid per person and are not combinableA single member may not share their membership or fees with someone else. Family memberships may not be shared with family members not living at same address or anyone else.

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Liability Waiver

I wish to have The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc., (“TAG”) consider my artwork for exhibition as indicated in this Registration Form, and I acknowledge that TAG has the right, in its sole discretion, to choose the artwork to be exhibited. I also acknowledge that unrelated business or other activities may or will take place at the exhibition location during the exhibition and I assume any risk associated with such activities. I further acknowledge that I have been notified that I should carry my own insurance to be protected against loss, theft or damage to my artwork. I fully understand and agree that the following waiver, release and hold harmless agreement is binding on my heirs, assigns and legal representatives.

In exchange for TAG’s consideration of my artwork, I agree to assume all risks of copying, theft, loss or damage to my artwork in connection with TAG’s decision to exhibit or not exhibit my artwork or in connection with the exhibition of my artwork, for the duration of the exhibition from and including delivery to TAG, through and including pickup, and knowingly and intentionally release, discharge, hold harmless, and agree not to sue TAG, its officers, directors, members, committee personnel, agents or owners and/or lessees of the premises where the exhibition is held (“Released Persons”) from any claim, that I may have or acquire in the future, arising out of my submission of artwork to TAG for its consideration for exhibition, for TAG’s exhibition of my artwork, or while it or I am on the premises where the exhibition is held, for, including but not limited to, copying, theft, loss, or damage to my artwork, personal injury, or death, whether caused intentionally or arising from the negligence of any Released Person, of any other person or any other cause, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

Whether or not any artwork submitted by me is chosen for exhibition, I consent to The Art Guild’s use of any artwork I submit (or an image representing such artwork) in connection with TAG’s communications to prospective members, members and the public.

Liability Waiver*

If the person whose name appears above is under 18 years old, his / her parent or legal guardian must complete the following:

I am the parent of or legal guardian for the person whose name appears above, and on his / her behalf, join in the above waiver, release and hold harmless. 

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