Internet B.J. Spoke Gallery’ EXPO 43
International Deadline: December 13, 2023 – EXPO 43 is an international juried competition hosted by the b. j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY. Finalist’s artwork will be exhibited virtually on the gallery website during the months of February and March, 2024, with a virtual reception and awards presentation via Zoom on February 7, 2024.
The selected artists will meet the juror (Emily Olek, MoMA) and the gallery members at our reception and the juror will speak about how and why she chose the work for the show.
All fine arts media are acceptable (no crafts): watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, original digital art, fiber art. Artist will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Submissions must be the original work of the artist / No collaborations will be accepted.
Emily Olek is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Currently, Emily is working closely with Esther Adler on the upcoming exhibition of textile abstractions, Woven Histories, set to open at MoMA in 2025. She recently completed work on the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time, with curator Samantha Friedman and conservator Laura Neufeld. Before joining MoMA, Emily was the Janet and Craig Duchossois Curatorial Assistant in Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she worked on projects including Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw, Hairy Who? 1966-1969, and Lygia Pape: Tecelares. She also worked on exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. Emily recently completed her M.A. at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in American works on paper… see more
b.j. spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on the gallery website (bjspokegallery.org) and social media platforms.
Cash prize for First Place is $300, $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place.
A Zoom Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 (7pm EST), for artists, their guests and the public, at which time the award winners will be announced
$35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos.
Find full details on our website
Finalists will be notified by January 3rd, 2024.
B.J. Spoke Gallery is a member owned and run, not-for-profit 501(c)3 gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media. Our artists have won numerous awards, been featured in press and media, taken roles as teachers, mentors, and exhibit jurors, and are represented in public and private collections.
B. J. Spoke Gallery has maintained a reputation as a prestigious gallery and has sustained an image of excellence in reviews in New York’s Newsday and The New York Times. After nearly 50 years, our reputation continues to be one of artistic expertise, resilience, empowerment, and community engagement.
b.j. spoke gallery
299 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743