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“Art at 50 Plus” 2020 Open-call for Submissions

August 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Islip Arts Museum in collaboration with  AARP Long Island have announced an open call for visual artists of a certain age to submit works for consideration in the “Art at 50 Plus” 2020 virtual exhibition. Application cycle is open from August 3 -21, 2020. Amateurs as well professional artists over the age of 50 are encouraged to participate. The theme this year is “new beginnings.” Work in all medias shall be considered, but previously exhibited work is excluded. Personal statements describing your artwork must be included with each submission.

Selected artists will be featured in the virtual exhibition sponsored by AARP Long Island on Sept. 15 through Nov. 7.

Other virtual activities include:

  • Virtual Zoom Q&A to assist with submission: Aug. 3 from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sip and See Virtual Reception for artists and guests: Oct. 4 from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • AARP Long Island Art at 50 Plus New Beginnings Virtual Closing Reception and Meet the Authors of “Parallel Perspectives: Art of Collaboration” on November 7 , from 2-4 p.m.

Digital submission only. Prospectus may be downloaded at the Islip Arts Council website, which includes the application and submission guidelines.

For more information contact curator Holly Gordon at (631)666-8841 or by email at Holly.isliparts@gmail.com.

About the Author
Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.


August 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am
August 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Islip Art Museum
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