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Larry Salley Photography Award 2019

The Larry Salley Photography Award

Presented by ArtsWestchester in partnership with the African American Men of Westchester

 ArtsWestchester seeks nominations for Westchester-based photographers, with a significant body of work of outstanding artistic merit to receive the 2nd Annual Larry Salley Photography Award. The award recipient will be furnished with a $1,000 cash prize.

All award nominees will be reviewed and selected by a panel consisting of ArtsWestchester’s Arts Committee, the African American Men of Westchester, and the family of Larry Salley.

The award will be presented at ArtsWestchester’s annual Arts Award Luncheon in April, 2019.


  • Nominees should be artists who convey their unique visions through the medium of photography.
  • Artists must live in or have strong ties to Westchester (work or maintain a studio in the County.)
  • Artists must be actively exhibiting current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.
  • ArtsWestchester encourages nominations of artists for whom a studio and/or cash award would aid them in the advancement of their professional practice.
  • Nominations of artists who are working to complete a body of work, or towards a specific exhibition are strongly encouraged.
  • Nominators/artists should provide a brief statement describing why you think you/the candidate merits the Larry Salley Photography Award and how the award would help advance your/the artist’s career.
  • The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on January 11, 2019.
  • Self-nominations are welcomes, but photographers should provide the name, contact information, and profession of at least one reference.


ArtsWestchester is partnering with The African American Men of Westchester in order to celebrate the life and artistic achievements of Lawrence “Larry” C. Salley who was an active member of both organizations. Larry lived and worked in Westchester County (White Plains) where he assumed the leadership roles of Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning and Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Transportation. In his spare time, he was a gifted photographer. His photos were recently featured in an ArtsWestchester exhibition called “The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley”.


The Larry Salley Photography Award

To submit a candidate, or make a self-nomination for consideration:

Please visit the following link: (CLICK HERE)


Application materials include:

Part 1: Nominator’s information

  • First and last name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Contact information (email and day-time telephone) 

Part 2: Nominee’s information:

  • First and last name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Contact information (email and day-time telephone)
  • Professional website
  • 10 work samples (as JPEG or TIFF)
  • CV, including education and exhibition/publishing history
  • Artist statement 

Part 3: Statement of Merit:

Please provide a brief statement describing why you think the candidate merits the Larry Salley Photography Award and how the award would help advance your/the artist’s career.

Part 4: Reference

Self-nominees are encouraged to provide a reference to the state of their work and character.

For questions, please contact: Logan Hanley, Gallery Manager, [email protected]  or 914.428.4220 ext 331


Call for Art | Growth and Change an Artistic Interpretation

CALL FOR ART: Growth and Change an Artistic Interpretation

Deadline: Wednesday December 5, 2018

Juried group show running January 6 – January 27th at the Belskie Museum in Closter, New Jersey

The exhibition theme is “Growth and Change – an Artistic Interpretation”. We all have our own concept of growth and change, especially in a New Year.  Artists are invited to interpret, and share a visual concept of “growth and change” that coincides with the manner and style that he/she has developed.  Artists may submit one artwork per entry, but if you choose to enter more works there is an additional fee and provision for that.

There will be an Opening Reception as well as Artist Talks which you are welcome to participate in. All of these events will be open to the public and you are welcome to invite your collectors, fans, friends and family. In addition, participating artists are welcome to invite interested groups and charities for additional art talks. In the past we have hosted schools and senior home groups. This January 2019, we plan to co-sponsor a number of Charitable organizations which will add days of viewing and sales to the start of the New Year.  You may recommend charitable organizations to augment sale of art from this show.


The entrance fee is $45.00. See Prospectus for instructions about payment.

The deadline for entering is Wednesday, December 5, 2018. First, second, third place and honorable mention honors will be awarded.

Further information will be emailed after entry- send your contact information (and any questions) to either Curator: Sheryl Intrator Urman at [email protected]

OR Fred Spinowitz at [email protected]


Deadline 12/5/2018
Contact Name Sheryl Intrator Urman, Curator
Contact Email [email protected]

Call to Artist | Call for Entries | Sunny Art Prize (London, UK)

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. We aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures.

We are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
For more information and complete guidelines, please click here.

The first winner of this year’s edition was the American artist Krista Svalbonas with her artworks commenting on the current refugee crisis.


Deadline 6/30/2019
Contact Name Mario Zucchelli
Contact Email [email protected]
Website https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk