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

Deadline has passed to enter this year’s competition. To those who have registered, here are some things to keep in mind:


Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention.


Finalist selections will be on display in the exhibition space in the Visitors Center from May 3 –July 7, 2019. The first place winner will be prominently displayed in the museum from July 11 through July 21st.

guidelines below. Please submit best image quality, as it will represent your work and will be used to determine potential selection. Actual artwork will not be accepted at this time.

Delivery instructions for Selected Artwork

Artists whose work has been selected for the show will be notified by telephone or e-mail by March 28, 2019. Artwork may hand-delivered or shipped to The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790.

Hand-delivered entries may be dropped off only on the following dates & times at the Visitor’s Center:

  • Tuesday, April 16, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, noon – 5:30 p.m.

Shipped entries must be received by April 12, 2019. Mailed entries must be postmarked on or before deadline. Please package artwork in reusable containers and enclose:

  • Prepaid return shipping label via US Mail, UPS, or FedEx must be complete and included when artwork arrives.
  • Artist name and contact information attached to the back of artwork.
  • The Long Island Museum is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork.

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.

Awards Reception

An Awards Reception will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 in the Visitors Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the winners.  The public is invited to attend to view the winning pieces, as well as to meet the artists.

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.