Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum 2024

March 23, 2024 - May 5, 2024

Nancy Abode
Authentically Textured
Digital art
Oyster Bay High School
Grade 12, Art Teacher: Stephanie Miley

Now in its 28th year, Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum is the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high school students the opportunity to show their work in a museum. Each year, students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to create a work of art inspired by artwork shown in the Museum during the school year and submit to this prestigious juried exhibition. This year, 69 public and private schools submitted students’ artwork for jurying. 456 entries were received and Consulting Curator Meredith A. Brown and guest juror Andrea Wozny selected 87 for display.

The exhibition opens to the public on Sunday, March 24, with an exclusive Friends and Family Preview Day and Awards Ceremony for exhibiting artists on Saturday, March 23. Details on these events are below.

Unable to visit in person? Experience all of the exhibition’s components, including artist statements written by each student and images of artwork from the Museum’s exhibitions that inspired students, here on the Museum’s website.

Follow #hmalibest on Facebook and Instagram and the Museum’s TikTok @heckschermuseum for artists of the day and more throughout the exhibition.

Darrell Fund Endowment/Henriette Darrell

Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.
Strong-Cuevas Foundation

Inna Gellerman, DDS, Gellerman Orthodontics
Callaghan LLP

Long Island's Best 2024 Catalogue

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All exhibiting artists and their art teachers will receive invitations to the Preview Day and Life Drawing Classes.

Please note that, due to space constraints, the Awards Ceremony is only for students who have won an award and their teachers, family, and friends. Details below.

Saturday, March 23
11 am – 4 pm

Exhibiting artists and their teachers, friends and family are invited for this exclusive preview day. View the exhibition before it opens to the public on March 24.

All exhibiting students and their art teachers will be sent an invitation to this event. Registration recommended.

Saturday, March 23
5 – 6:30 pm

Award-winning students and their teachers, friends, and family are invited to celebrate this outstanding achievement!

All award-winning students and their teachers will be sent a digital invitation to this event. Registration is required. Maximum of 3 guests per student please.

at Huntington Fine Arts
Tuesdays, April 9 & 16
7 – 10 pm

Exhibiting artists are invite to attend free drawing classes. Draw from a live nude model at Huntington Fine Arts, located at 266 East Pulaski Road, Greenlawn.

All exhibiting students will be sent an invitation to these classes. Registration required. Space is limited.

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Select Artwork On View at Mitchells

Select works of art from Long Island’s Best 2024 will be on view May 8 – June 8, 2024 in the windows of Mitchells, located at 270 Main Street, Huntington, NY.

Congratulations to the following artists whose work has been selected for this opportunity:

Stephanie Avelar
Erick Benitez
Lauren Castellano
Keira Fontaine
Amira Hussein
Alden Kisner
Genesis Bautista Marroquin
Natalia Juleanne Monsale
Vy Nguyen
Helena Pirozzi
Anisa Ruiz
Abigail Scaccia
Sudeeptha Shanmugam
Lauren Tan
Ashlyn Thitibordin
Veronica Vogel

Thank you to Mitchells for supporting the next generation of Long Island artists!



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