Untitled, Bridget Sugrue,Grade 8 Commack Middle School

Registration for the Colors of Long Island Student Artwork Exhibition is now closed.  If you did not register your students, we will have an open call next fall for the 2023 exhibition. Feel free to email us at art@longislandmuseum.org to make sure we have you on our mailing list.Teachers who have registered, please continue below for important information: If you have registered for this year’s exhibition, the next step is to submit your students’ artwork.

Below I have outlined the drop off process.  If you have already mailed your student work, please disregard steps 1 – 5 and continue to step 6.

  1. Labeling Artwork: Please print the below blank artwork label and attach to the back of your student pieces. Please DO NOT label the FRONT of your students’ artwork. We will be printing and mounting museum gallery labels that will be installed on the walls with your students’ work. If you are unable to print the back-of-artwork label attached here, please label the back of each submitted piece clearly with the following information:

    • School name

    • Teacher name

    • Student name

    • Artwork title

  1. Please note the directionality of the artwork on the back label or somewhere on the back of each piece.

  2. Mounting Artwork: All art should be ready to hang/install by the Long Island Museum. Please note that paper-mounted works will be stapled to gallery walls; all other hanging items should have appropriate mounting hooks, hardware and/or wire attached. We cannot accept works with self-adhesive mounting hooks, as they fall from the gallery walls.

    • Artworks can be no larger than 36” in any one direction.

  1. Shipping Artwork: Shipped artworks must be received by the museum by February 7, 2022

    • Shipping Address

Kristin Cuomo – Education Department

Long Island Museum

1200 Route 25A

Stony Brook, NY 11790

  1. Dropping off Artwork: Hand-delivered art may be dropped off at the History Museum on the following days and times. History Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, it is the parking lot/building on the north side of Route 25A.

Please follow this link to sign up for a drop-off time slot, to ensure safety and social distancing: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DACAA28A4F9C43-colors1

  • Entries will not be accepted after these dates.

  • February 10, 2022 (11am – 5:30 pm, History Museum)

  • February 13, 2022 (11am – 4:30 pm, History Museum)

  1. Gallery Labels: Upon artwork drop-off you will be asked to proof-read and confirm the information that you submitted for the gallery wall label(s). The museum uses the information you entered into the online form to create, mount and hang a gallery label that corresponds to your student artwork.

  2. Receptions: Considering the ever changing public health landscape, as well as the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the museum has decided not to host student receptions for this year’s exhibition. Instead, each of your students will be given an admission pass that will allow them to visit the exhibition & museum, along with four guests, free of charge. Students will be allowed to visit as many times as they like while the exhibition is on view, with up to four guests each visit. If more than four guests attend the museum with the student on a single visit, these guests will be asked to pay museum admission. The museum always extends free admission to teachers and school staff from exhibiting schools; you may receive free admission during the exhibition’s run by showing your school ID.

In addition to hosting these open dates for students, guests and school staff to visit, we will create a virtual tour video of the exhibition, which will be posted to the museum’s YouTube channel, website and social media accounts. When this video is complete, we will share it with all exhibiting teachers who are welcome to share with students, families and the rest of their communities.

We will still hold a raffle for all students who visit the exhibition in person. Raffle forms will be included with the student passes in the paperwork that you receive at artwork drop off. To enter, students can fill out the form and bring it along when they visit, to hand in at the admission desk. We will choose three winners and hand their prizes out with their artwork when teachers come for artwork pickup (or when it is mailed back.)

Students can use admission passes to visit on the following dates that the museum is open to the public:

Colors of Long Island Student Artwork Exhibition

On View March 3 through April 3, 2022

Museum open Thursday through Sunday only

12pm – 5pm

  • Thursday March 3

  • Friday March 4

  • Saturday March 5

  • Sunday March 6

  • Thursday March 10

  • Friday March 11

  • Saturday March 12

  • Sunday March 13

  • Thursday March 17

  • Friday March 18

  • Saturday March 19

  • Sunday March 20

  • Thursday March 24

  • Friday March 25

  • Saturday March 26

  • Sunday March 27

  • Thursday March 31

  • Friday April 1

  • Saturday April 2

  • Sunday April 3 (*Exhibition only on view until 3pm this date*)

    8. Return Shipping: If you mail in your students’ work and would like to have the art mailed back to you, you must include a pre-paid return postage label as well as appropriate packaging. Please have the box/artwork weighed and include enough postage. We regret that we cannot accept checks or cash for postage.

  • 9.  Artwork Pickup: Artwork not mailed back must be picked up by a teacher or knowledgeable representative at the History Museum on the following days and times:
  • Sunday, April 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.

  • Monday April 4, from 12 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Artwork cannot be picked up before the pick-up dates. We also cannot hold your artwork past these dates.

Please email us at art@longislandmuseum.org  or call (631) 751-0066 x212 or 283 if you have further questions.