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Larry Salley Photography Award

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 inaugural Larry Salley Photography Award. The award recipient will be furnished with a $1,000 cash prize and an opportunity to have a three month residency in one of our artist studio spaces in our building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY.

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, 2018.



  • Nominees should be emerging 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 2, 2018.
  • 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

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For questions, please contact: Logan Hanley, Gallery Manager, Lhanley@artswestchester.org  or 914.428.4220 ext 331



Deadline 1/2/2018
Contact Name Logan Hanley
Contact Email lhanley@artswestchester.org
Website https://artswestchester.submittable.com/submit/96969/larry-salley-photography-award