*Please note we do not review submissions in person. The information below outlines how all submissions are accepted and reviewed. Thank you for taking the time to read and understand our procedure.
Reviewed and curated by PAC • MoCA L.I. curatorial staff
Our curatorial staff has extensive experience in creating exhibitions for regional, national, and international venues including alternative spaces, university galleries, private galleries, and museums.
Creating substantial opportunities for contemporary artists to exhibit their work is part of the reason the Patchogue Arts Council was created. We are always in search of new satellite spaces and funding to help artists share their work with a broader audience. There are never any fees to submit or present work, as PAC believes that there shouldn’t be financial barriers to participation.
We are all artists too, and look forward to seeing your work! Currently we are accepting artist submissions for the following locations. Please keep in mind we curate 1.5 – 2 years in advance.
Please note some our satellite spaces are non-traditional white box spaces, they are alternative exhibit locations in coffee shops, local businesses, and other organizations. Artists are strongly encouraged to visit and take a look on our social media channels for images of the various spaces we place work and or visit them.
PAC is dedicated to creating artist opportunities and to sharing contemporary work in the community. We welcome all artists at all stages of their careers.
MoCA L.I. Main Exhibitions • Museum of Contemporary Art L.I. | 20 Terry Street, Patchogue
Pop Up Exhibitions @ MoCA L.I. • Limited slots between main MoCA L.I. exhibitions | Solo or group exhibitions
Satellite Spaces • These opportunities are reserved for PAC members. You may become a member at time of selection.
Lobby Arts Gallery @ PTPA • Our gallery space at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts | Now curating for 2024 – 2026 | Solo exhibitions | Located @ 71 East Main Street, Patchogue
Annual Library Exhibition • Patchogue – Medford Library Claire Davidson Siegel Gallery | Located @ 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
Long Hall Gallery @ Toast • Two – three times a year PAC will be organizing exhibits in the space. They will be either solo or small group exhibitions. Located @ 46 East Main Street, Patchogue
SEPA Mujer Artist Spotlight • Quarterly exhibits featuring the work of a local Latinx artist. 110 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue
PAC SMS Solo Media Spotlight | Virtual Opportunity • We will be selecting artists to spotlight from these submissions. PAC sees this as a new type of artist registry and will be creating a highlight on our Instagram account to feature artists. This will also post to Facebook. We will reach out to coordinate posts of your work if selected.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
Artists working in any media and all levels of their career are encouraged to submit. Please take the time to prepare your artist package as requested.
We will be unable to accept and keep your package for review if it does not follow the guidelines listed below.
Digital submissions accepted only through our online form – see button below
- 1 Work Samples | Images of one body of work
Select cohesive pieces of art. If you have multiple bodies of work, then submit a package for each body.
Each file must be labeled with your initials and title of work (EX: JC.Spacedust.jpeg)
- Work Sample Detailed List | This list should include the Title, date, medium, price of each image you submit.
- Related Artist Statement | This statement should reflect your conceptual ideas, process, and thoughts in regard to the works submitted.
- Artist Bio | This statement should be all about you and your experience.
- Artist Resume or C.V. | This can be short and simple.
Do you need help creating your artist package?
Visit the link below to view our archive of virtual tutorials that will help you write all of the components for a successful and complete artist package.
Arts on Terry (AOT) is an annual contemporary art fair for all ages held on Terry Street, Patchogue’s official arts district.
The fair highlights 300+ artists with 35+ solo artist booths, 20+ live-painters, 17+ organizations ( museums & organizations), and 17+ street artists as well as a full day of demonstrations, family-friendly activities, live music, poetry, and other performances. This event is free to the public as well as free for artists and organizations to participate. AOT will take place on September 17 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
Keep an eye out for free Professional Development workshops, open office hours for artist package reviews, and lectures that focus on exhibition preparation.
Artist Opportunities News
The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. has on-going opportunities for Artists, check back here often. Make sure to get on our e-newsletter mailing list, see sign-up button on left sidebar.For full post information regarding PAC opportunities please see the right sidebar and click on the post title.
Mission Statement: The Patchogue Arts Council is dedicated to serving the community by encouraging, promoting and supporting the arts.