Welcome to the 2019 Long Island Museum Juried Art Competition, I Sing the Body Electric:  Inspired by the Written Word.

Winning Entries

First Place

Cliff Miller, “The McDivits

Second Place

Marsha Solomon, “Orion’s Sapphire”

Third Place

Melissa Imossi, “Shadowlands”

Honorable Mention

Eileen Wiener, “Passerine”

Honorable Mention

Helena Weber, “A Noiseless Patient Spider”

Honorable Mention

James Keller, “Sinuous”


The exhibition includes 78 finalist selections, (more than 300 were submitted) which will be on display in the Visitors Center from through July 7, 2019. The first place winner will be prominently displayed in the museum from July 11 through July 21st.

Awards Reception

Winners were awarded at a reception on Friday, May 3, 2019 in the Visitors Center.  Thanks to our jurors, Beth Rexer, Cherie Giacummo and Jessica Valentin for taking on the difficult task of selecting the winning entries from so many outstanding works of art.

Pick-Up Instructions for Selected Art

Except for first place winner, all hand-delivered artwork must be picked up on the following dates and times at The Long Island Museum:

  • Tuesday, July 9, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10, noon – 5:30 p.m.

A storage fee of $5 per piece per day will be charged for pieces not picked up on the appointed day and artwork will be stored at the Museum at the owner’s risk. Any artwork not picked up after 30 days will become the property of The Long Island Museum. Arrangement for pickup of works by the first place artist will be made after July 22, 2019.

All questions regarding this exhibit should be directed to:

Lisa Unander, Director of Education

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790.

E-mail: Art@longislandmuseum.org; telephone: (631) 751-0066 x212.