A Juried Exhibit sponsored in part by The Art Guild of Port Washington

September 27 – November 30, 2016

Town of North Hempstead Town Hall

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Town of North Hempstead (ToNH) will hold its first Arts Matter! exhibit at The Town of North Hempstead Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030. Artists are invited to enter artwork inspired by the beauty of the Town of North Hempstead. 

CRITERIA: All artists 18 years and older who reside in the ToNH or are employees of businesses based in the ToNH or anyone affiliated with an arts organization in the ToNH. Entry fee, $25 for one entry per person. Artwork must be available September 26 – November 30, 2016 and have been completed with in the last three years. Works may not be removed from the show before 9 am, December 1, 2016.
No Exceptions.

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

ENTRIES: Works can NOT exceed 36” x 36”, including frameSubmissions must be received by September 2.

Digital submissions must be sent via email to, subject line “2016 Arts Matter! and should be between 1 and 3MB each. Images MUST be named as follows:
artist’s lastname_firstname_entrynumber_title.jpg (ex: smith_john_1_beachsunset.jpg).  

DOWNLOAD THE FORM (CLICK HERE), fill out, and send with $25 entry fee check made payable to: BTDC to: The Art Guild, 200 Port Washington Blvd, MANHASSET, NY 11030. 

FINALISTS: The Arts Matter! Selection Committee will review all entries and notify each artist as to the acceptance of the submitted work. The Arts Matter! Selection Committee 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 for inclusion in this juried competition and exhibition will be notified by September 9, 2016.

SIZE And Framing: Size, with frame, must not exceed 36” x 36”. All work must be cleanly matted and/or framed or gallery wrapped, wired for hanging, with the wire attached via screw eyes or D-rings to the frame, not the backboard. No sawtooth hangers. No tape or string on the back or edges. Work should be labeled on back with the title, artist’s name, phone number, and email address.

Delivery of ARTWORK: Selected artwork is to be delivered, ready for display, to the Town of North Hempstead Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030. Please bring an artist’s statement that includes a short description of where or what in ToNH inspired your artwork. 

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: For more info or to contact the Exhibit Chairs, email Please put “2016 Arts Matter!” in the subject line, or call 516-304-5797.


• FRIDAY, September 2: Application & images must be received.

• FRIDAY, September 9: Acceptance/Rejection notification

Entries must be delivered to Town of North Hempstead Town Hall.

• MONDAY, September 26: 9:00 – 10:00 am

• TUESDAY, September 27 – WEDNESDAY, November 30, 2016
Town of North Hempstead Town Hall is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Arts Matter Artist’s Reception Celebration
• TUESDAY, October 25:
6:00 – 7:30 pm

• THURSDAY, December 1:
9:00 – 11:00 am