To participate, students must register through their schools.
Each school must complete a School Participation Form and pay a non-refundable $25 registration fee. This entitles a school to four student entries, created and selected under the guidance of the art teacher(s).
Upon receipt of the School Participation Form and payment, participating teachers will receive regular e-mail reminders throughout the school year of upcoming deadlines.*
*PLEASE NOTE: E-mail is the primary form of communication with teachers about this program. All participating teachers must provide a valid e-mail address and cell phone number on this form.
Register for programs for Grades 9-12 and receive two additional entries per registered group.
For participating schools, programs held September through February begin with a presentation about Long Island's Best. Presentation includes examples of student artwork and artist statements from past exhibitions as well as a student-driven question and answer session.
Become a School District Member and earn four additional entries for your district.
Includes an overview, important dates, submission and size requirements, and how to earn more entries.
The Museum recognizes the hard work and exceptional talent of all of the students who participate. Images of all submissions that are not selected for exhibition are shown on a digital display in the Museum for the duration of the exhibit. To participate in the display, students must submit an image of their work in the Student Entry Form.
Lisa Chalif, Curator
The Heckscher Museum of Art
Lisa Chalif has been curator at the Heckscher Museum of Art since 2008. She has organized dozens of exhibitions that focus on various aspects of the Museumís permanent collection, as well as loan shows on a diverse range of subjects, including experimental photography, environmental art, appropriation, art and the automobile, and solo exhibitions of painters Stan Brodsky and Robert S. Neuman, as well as photographer Joseph Szabo.
Doug Reina, Artist
Doug Reina is a 2014 Pollock-Krasner grant recipient based in Setauket. He is a full-time artist who creates work en plein air and in his studio of the landscapes and people that are part of his life. Reina's work has been exhibited across Long Island as well as in New York City, Connecticut and Florida.
Read artist statements by past exhibiting students. For more statement examples, see Past Exhibition Catalogues on the right.
March 17 - April 15, 2018
March 11 - April 9, 2017
April 9 - May 15, 2016
March 21 - April 19, 2015
March 28 - April 27, 2014
March 30 - April 21, 2013
March 31 - April 22, 2012
April 9 - May 1, 2011
April 17 - May 2, 2010
April 11 - 26, 2009
March 29 - April 13, 2008