Competition is open to any 2D original art, (watercolor, acrylics, pastels, oils, photography, etc.) with a 2-entry limit. There are no exact size restrictions, however, we would prefer work that is under 48″ x 48″. There is no entry fee.
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Contest Exhibit and Judging: The exhibit will be advertised in local papers, and will begin Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Westhampton Free Library Community Room. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite artwork using a library provided ballot. A photo ID is required at time of ballot entry-one vote per person.
Votes will be tallied on April 12. The top five entries will participate in a final judging at the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (location to be determined). The Dinner Meeting is open to Chamber members as well as the public (advanced reservations are required.) Once the winner is chosen, the remaining artwork pieces will be returned to the Westhampton Free Library Exhibit and remain there until the end of the exhibit. Exhibited artwork MUST be picked up at the Westhampton Free Library from Sunday, May 1 through Monday, May 2.
The winning artwork will be reproduced as a poster and will be used for marketing, promotional and fundraising events to benefit the programs of the Chamber. The artist will earn a cash prize of $250 and will be given a minimum of 25 posters for personal distribution. The winning artist agrees to allow the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce to print up to 500 limited edition posters to be used for sale benefiting the Chamber.
Disclaimer: Although every reasonable precaution will be taken, the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce, the Westhampton Free Library, and the hosting Dinner Meeting Restaurant and any of their employees are not responsible for any loss or damage to portfolio materials submitted for consideration. Your signature on the Art Contest Submission Form constitutes holding all parties harmless in every aspect for any loss or damage.