The Heckscher Museum of Art
The Heckscher Museum of Art

Long Island Biennial 2024

September 14, 2024 – January 19, 2025 Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island, NY
Deadline is April 30th. 5 days left to enter. Open to Members and Non-Members.
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Deadline for entry: April 30, 2024


The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to announce the Long Island Biennial 2024, a juried exhibition for artists of Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Applicants may submit up to three original works of art for consideration.

Exhibition Dates

September 14, 2024 January 19, 2025

Artist Eligibility

Applicants must be 18 years or older, live in Nassau or Suffolk County, and have specialized training in art, as demonstrated by fine arts education, exhibition experience, and/or critical or press notice.


Paintings, sculptures, works on paper (drawings, pastels, collages), photographs, prints, and mixed media artworks will be considered. The Museum cannot accommodate video art. Only artworks created during or after 2022 will be considered.

Size Restrictions

Two-dimensional artwork may not exceed 62 inches in its longest dimension, including frame. Unframed, museum-wrapped works are also acceptable. Three-dimensional artwork: 60 inches high x 30 inches wide x 30 inches deep, with a maximum height of 72 inches including integral base where used, and a maximum weight of 75 lbs.

Criteria for Adjudication

This iteration of the Long Island Biennial will be a themed competition. In 2024—a year of global elections, as some 60 countries representing half of the world’s populations hold regional and national leadership votes—The Heckscher Museum of Art invites Long Island artists to submit work that engages with contemporary social, cultural, or political issues. Works may address this theme in any fashion: from a personal, local, national, or global perspective, generally or specifically, literally or interpretively, and in any aesthetic genre or most media (as outlined in “Media” section above). Artwork selection is at the sole discretion of the jurors, based on their personal, professional expertise and experience, and an expansive understanding of the theme. Jurors will not provide feedback of any kind.


  • Current Museum Members: $25 Entry Fee
  • Non-Members: $45 Entry Fee
  • New Member Discount! $60 Entry Fee
    (includes 1-year Individual Membership)
Applicants may submit up to three original works of art for consideration included in the entry fee.

*For questions about Membership, contact Caitlynn Schare [email protected]. Payment is non refundable and does not guarantee inclusion in Museum exhibition.

Application Procedure

The following materials for The Long Island Biennial application must be received by April 30, 2024, via ShowSubmit, including:
  • Listing of fine arts education, recent exhibitions, and collections
  • Artist’s statement* (maximum of 120 words directly relating to the artwork submitted, as this will also be used as the exhibition label text if the artwork is selected)
  • Digital images of submitted artwork**
  • Entry fee
*Please note that if selected, the artist statement may require editing to adhere to exhibition label standards. The Heckscher Museum will not change or remove any text without permission from the artist.

**Submitted digital images will be used during the adjudication process and on the Museum website if selected for the exhibition. The Museum will not provide professional photography. For sculpture entries, up to 2 images per work are acceptable (main view and an alternate view.)

No changes or substitutions to submitted artwork are permitted after the application period closes.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2024

Applicants whose work is selected for the exhibition will be notified by e-mail.

Requirements for Exhibition

Artwork that is selected for exhibition must be display ready, as follows:
  • Paintings – framed or museum-wrapped, and wired.
  • Prints, photographs, and works on paper – matted, framed, and wired.
  • Sculptures – the artist must supply base, pedestal, and vitrine cover where required for proper exhibition. Bases and pedestals must be painted white.
  • All artworks must be labeled with the artist’s name, title, date, and medium.

Delivery & Availability of Artwork

  • Artwork must be delivered to the Museum by the artist. The Museum cannot provide assistance handling artwork outside the building.
  • Due to space constraints, the Museum cannot accommodate early delivery or late pickup of artwork.
  • Artwork will be unwrapped upon delivery and inspected to ensure compliance with entry restrictions. Wrapping materials cannot be stored at the Museum during the exhibition.
  • Artwork cannot be withdrawn at any time during the exhibition.
  • Artists assume all transportation costs.
  • Artists must provide any required packing material when picking up their works.


Applicants grant permission for The Heckscher Museum of Art to display images of exhibited artworks on the Museum’s website, along with the artist’s website and/or e-mail address. Further, applicants must grant the Museum permission for image use in educational, promotional, and media materials.


A standard loan agreement will be executed by the Museum’s Registrar for objects selected for the Long Island Biennial exhibition. The Museum agrees to insure works of art under a fine arts insurance policy against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause while in its possession. The Registrar will evaluate the condition of entries on arrival, while on view, and on departure to ensure they are stable and safe. The Museum reserves the right to remove from display any object that becomes an actual or potential risk to visitors or other works of art.


For questions about this Prospectus or Heckscher Museum of Art, please contact[email protected]. For technical support please see the Support section below.

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on July 15, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (April 30, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.