Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only

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Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only
Curated by: Eileen Palmer

50 Irish Lane
East Islip, New York 11730
June 19th, 2016 - September 11th, 2016
Opening: June 25th, 2016 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

long island/hamptons
Weekends 12pm to 4pm
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ARTISTS! It is that time of year again...

Islip Art Museum is happy to announce the Annual Open Call.


The Islip Art Museum is pleased to announce  
Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only, curated by Eileen Palmer. 

This summer IAM galleries will host Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only, our annual open call exhibition curated by Eileen Palmer. This year the open call challenged artists to "think inside the box" by creating works in a box that engage only one viewer at a time. 
This time it's what is on the inside that counts!

Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only

Curated by Eileen Palmer

June 19 - September 11, 2016

Artist Reception and IAM Up Late after-hours event 

June 25 from 8 - 11PM


The Islip Art Museum is pleased to announce Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only  our annual open call. The Islip Art Museum's 2016 Annual open call challenges artists to "think inside the box"  by creating works in a box that engage only one viewer at a time.

Artists are invited to submit works created within a box. The box must have an opening large enough for one viewer at a time to see the work inside. The box needs to be constructed in manner to allow light to pass through (an opening at the top) or lit from within using a standard plug or battery operated light supply. 


Boxes can be recycled, constructed or purchased, left in original form, or painted one solid color. Pieces may not exceed 36" in any direction and or weigh more than 40lbs. 


Please contact Museum staff at if your work is an installation or exceeds the size/ weight limitations.


It's what is on the inside that counts!


How To Submit

  • This year the Islip Art Museum will have ONE option for submitting work to our annual open call: by email only
    •  Artists are invited to submit up to three works for consideration.
  • There is NO FEE to submit work.
  • ARTISTS are responsible for all shipping fees associated with participating in the exhibition.
  • Work must be submitted during the Open Call submission period.
  • Work submitted by email must be sent in BEFORE or ON May 18, 2016.
  • Artists may then be asked to bring in a work for further consideration during the open call submission period.


 Email Submissions

  • DEADLINE RECEIVED BY May 18, 2016 3PM.
  • Subject line should include OPENCALL_2016 Submission_ Your Name
  • Email your submission to:
  • Artists are invited to submit up to three works for consideration.                                                                          
  • The body of your email should include the image details: Title, medium, size, and date.
  • Only submissions emailed to the address above will be considered. Emails sent to Museum staff private addresses will not be accepted.


Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit no more than 3 images of each work using the following specifications (MAX 9 images)
  • Digital images must be in JPEG format and no larger than 1724 pixels, 72 dpi.
  • All files should be labeled with your name and title of work.  E.g.: Yourname_titleofwork.jpeg
  • File size: no larger than 1MB for each image - Slides will NOT be accepted
  • Please submit only completed work, no work-in-progress accepted.
  • If the work requires special instructions and/or installation directions please include them in your submission as a word document.
  • Submissions that do not follow ALL of the above guidelines will not be considered.



  • All artists will be notified via email of the curators decision.
  • Artists accepted will be notified by email by May 25, 2016. Please do not call all artists will be emailed.
  • ACCEPTED WORK: Shipped works must arrive at the museum no later than June 6, 2016                                                                          Work dropped off in person must arrive Sunday June 5 or Monday June 6, 2016 from 10AM - 3PM.


Removal of Work

  • Art work which is acceptedfor the exhibition must be removed on the following times and dates:
    • September 11 4 - 6PM OR September 12 from 10:00am – 3:30pm. Artists will be asked to choose a pick up time in advance.
  • Art work selected for the exhibition may not be removed before 4PM on Saturday September 11, 2016


PLEASE NOTE: Unless your work is selected, there is a $2 per day charge

for storage of your work beyond stated pick-up times.






Requirements & Restrictions

  • All work that is to be hung on walls must be securely wired or keeled. IAM staff will not re-wire, repair or add hanging hardware to any piece of work.
  • Inappropriately presented work will not be accepted.
  • No work previously exhibited at the Islip Art Museum will be accepted.
  • All registration forms and labels will be given to you when you bring your work to the Museum. You do not need forms prior to this time.
  • Please bring printed instructions and/or photographs of finished work with you if your work requires special handling, installation or display.
  • Participation is limited to artists 18 years of age or older.




We will not accept work valued more than $2,000. Work will be insured for the exhibition period only. By taking part in the open call, an artist agrees not to hold the Museum responsible for any loss or damage during the delivery, storage or curatorial process. The Museum staff will handle your submission with care but is not responsible for damage to fragile or poorly constructed items. Artists should keep in mind that their work may be moved frequently during the selection process.




Museum Hours are Thurs/ Fri. from 10-4 PM and Sat/ Sun. 12- 4 PM


The Islip Art Museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. The New York Times has called the Museum the "best facility of its kind outside Manhattan." An ambitious exhibition program features contemporary art by national and international artists, as well as emerging artists from local communities.


An ambitious exhibition program features Contemporary art by national and international artists, as well as emerging artists from local communities.

The Museum presents four exhibitions a year in the galleries of the Brookwood Hall mansion, a landmark estate on Long Island's south shore. Exhibitions are organized to reflect issues and concerns in the current art world.


The Museum also present lectures, fine art classes for adults and children, and workshops and tours for all age groups. The Museum Store features one-of-kind craft items, art work, gifts and unusual stationery and fine jewelry.


Through its unique Open Call program, the Museum invites all artists to submit a work for an independent curator to consider for inclusion in an annual theme show. This once-a-year event is a showcase for local, national and international artists.


The Museum maintains a growing Permanent Collection of works by leading contemporary artists, focusing on those with ties to Long Island.


For more information on Poison Play and the IAM programscontact Beth Giacummo, Museum Curatorial & Exhibitions Director/Sr. Curator at

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