Call for Artists

Written by Long Island  |  11. September 2011

The East End Arts Council is pleased to announce a call for artist participation in a design competition, for the East End Arts Council's own Harvest Gospel Concert Series, to be held this November. Artists are invited to submit original artwork designs that reflect the joy and soul of gospel music. Winning design will adorn the 25th Anniversary Harvest Gospel Concerts' program book, poster, and commemorative hand fan. Select submitted images will be showcased at Rejoice & Shout: Celebrating 25 Years of Harvest Gospel Concerts event on Saturday, September 24 in Riverhead, NY, a soul food dinner party and movie screening of the newly released gospel music documentary, entitled Rejoice & Shout. Winning designer will receive 2 tickets to the Rejoice & Shout Dinner Party and Movie Screening event on Saturday, September 24, a soul food dinner party at the Dark Horse Restaurant, and special movie screening of the newly released gospel music documentary Rejoice & Shout, which will be screened at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, NY (a $150 value). Entry guidelines require that designs submitted are unframed, original artwork; full color; size requirements call for a square format with 8x8 inches maximum dimensions. All mediums will be accepted (including computer generated.) An entry fee will be applied to each design: $5 for East End Arts Council members, and $10 for non-members. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 4PM. All submissions will need to be clearly labeled with the artist's name and contact information. More information: Harvest Gospel Concert SeriesThis fall marks the 25th Anniversary of the East End Arts Council's Harvest Gospel Concert Series. This non-denominational celebration connects many community members, together sharing the sound of music from the soul! Rehearsals take place in October and November, and three concerts are held in various locations on Long Island's twin forks in late November. It is an honor to have Mrs. Maryanne McElroy, a gifted musician and beloved leader as the Artistic Director again this year, who has been involved since the concert series' inception, and we have her to thank for the success of this program. More information: Hand FansHand fans are said to have originated in Baptist churches in the Deep South in the early 1800's. Church dress code was conservative, and many times the only way to keep cool on hot summer days was to open a window and pray for a cool breeze. These fans were invented so that churchgoers could quietly relieve themselves of the heat, and from there, the tradition took firm hold. (Information from http://www.handfans-direct.com/religious_hand_fans.htm) For more information, please contact information: Jean Caiola, EEAC Events and Volunteer Coordinator, at 631-727-0900 or jcaiola@eastendarts.org.

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