Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino invites local artists to participate in the Town’s 46th Annual Rotational Art Exhibit Program, which will take place throughout 2020. The program allows artwork from local residents to be displayed in local libraries, banks, government offices and local businesses on a bi-monthly “rotational” basis.
“Through this popular program, artwork is presented directly to the public in everyday spaces in which they live and work, helping to challenge the notion that in order to experience art, one must go to a gallery or a museum,” Supervisor Saladino said. “This program not only features the diverse works of new artists, but also some of the most accomplished artists from the area. Additionally, local businesses around the Town get the opportunity to join in supporting local artists, while providing patrons with the pleasure of viewing artwork in a setting they normally wouldn’t. This integration ultimately benefits both sectors and helps spread a passion for the arts!”
The Town of Oyster Bay is currently looking for new artists and businesses to participate in the 2020 program. The Rotational Art Exhibit Program allows local businesses a unique opportunity to position themselves at the intersection of industry and art. The program is free for both artists and businesses. The deadline for artist applicants who wish to be considered for the program is October 10. The deadline for venues who wish to display artwork on a rotational basis is November 14.
Additionally, art will be judged for awards in photography and other media, and accepted artists and winners will be invited to exhibit their work and attend the annual Rotational Art Exhibit Program Art Gallery and Reception in January 2020.
For more information, call the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community and Youth Services at (516) 797-7923.