Long Island Biennial 2022 Jurors Announced

Long Island Biennial 
Application Period Open through April 30
Exhibition Dates: October 1, 2022 to January 22, 2023

Three accomplished women with impressive art credentials will be jurying The Heckscher Museum’s prestigious Long Island Biennial for 2022.  They will use their extensive skills to choose artwork for the always anticipated, Museum-wide exhibition.

“I am really looking forward to seeing the art submitted to this great exhibition,” said artist Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso.  “As a juror, I will be looking for art that is visually captivating and that engages the audience.   Styles ranging from abstract to representational that have the “WOW’ factor — where the work successfully invites the viewer to look and discover — will definitely be at the top of my list of choices.”

“It is an honor to serve as juror for the upcoming Heckscher Museum of Art’s Long Island Biennial, following in the footsteps of my father, esteemed artist Robert Carter whose work was recently acquired by the museum,” said Heather Carter, founder of Carter Fine Art Services and the recently opened Chroma Collection gallery. “I look forward to reviewing the works of all the talented artists across Long Island and making selections that reflect a diverse group of artists and represent a wide variety of mediums.”

Added Susan Van Scoy, Associate Professor of Art History, St. Joseph’s College: “As a judge, particularly with emerging artists, it is critical not only to evaluate the creativity and skill on display but to hone in on the artist’s voice and the relevance of the work to the world we live in.”

This is the 7th edition of the Long Island Biennial, which has celebrated local artists since its inception in 2010.  The 2022 exhibition will allow artists to submit up to three works for consideration.  In 2020, the Museum received more than 800 artwork entries, with 100 works selected for exhibition, representing artists living in Long Island communities stretching from Freeport to Port Washington to Shelter Island Heights.

Meet the Jurors

Heather Carter, daughter of artist Robert Carter, is the founder of Carter Fine Art Services (CFAS) specializing in art by artists of color. Growing up she was surrounded by extraordinary art and artists. Given this exposure at an early age, she developed a passion for art and hence CFAS was born, focusing on art consultation, artist representation, and curation. Heather recently opened a salon-style art gallery called Chroma Collective in the heart of downtown Montclair, NJ, providing art enthusiasts and collectors a warm and inviting environment for a very personalized experience.

Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso is a fine artist, known for her homage self-portraits of historical women artists and narrative paintings.  She has had one-woman exhibitions in 2006 and 2016 at the Butler Institute of American Art, OH, as well as the Heckscher Museum of Art and The Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL in 2019.  Her work is in the permanent collections of The Heckscher Museum and others, including The Arkansas Arts Center, AR; The Butler Institute of American Art, OH; The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN; The Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN; The Municipal Museum, Guayaquil, Ecuador; The Salmagundi Club, NY and the Springfield Art Museum, MO.  Gabriela is represented by the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, Florida.  She is an instructor at The New York School of the Arts in New York City. Her website is: www.gabrieladellosso.com

Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of Art History at St. Joseph’s College, Long Island, where she teaches courses on the history of photography, and American and Modern art. Her research interests include female photographers of the 1980s and public art and architecture. Dr. Van Scoy has recently published The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry (Arcadia, 2019) and contributed to Landscape Painting Now (D.A.P., 2019).