Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Artist Opportunities - LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

I. How to Exhibit Artwork at the LBIF

The Main Gallery:The exhibition schedule is prepared one year in advance by the Art Exhibition Committee. Proposals with slides or digital images can be submitted to the Gallery Coordinator at The LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences.

Check under "The Gallery" for Call for Entries and download a PDF of each prospectus. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • The LBIF does not accept proposals for one-person shows in the main gallery.

  • Because the galleries serve other purposes during the summer months, June-August exhibitions are generally of two dimensional works.

  • The LBIF takes 33% commission on all sales.

  • All work must be ready to hang or exhibit.

  • The artist is responsible for all shipping.

  • Proposals are reviewed by Committee in June and July.

Juried Exhibitions:
The LBIF produces a National Juried Competition annually, typically in mid-summer with nationally recognized jurors and cash prizes. The competition is advertised in national art magazines, like Art in America. Information about entering the competition, including deadlines, is included in these advertisements or a prospectus can be received upon request after October 15th or from our website

Summer’s Juried Craft Gallery:
The LBIF has a summer gallery for the presentation and sale of crafts. Artists can request a prospectus for submission. The LBIF retains a 33% commission on all works sold.

Member Exhibitions: Founded in 1948 by Artist Boris Blai, the LBIF has traditionally shown work by its membership. The Annual Member, Student, Faculty Exhibition is scheduled each August and any member in good standing, can submit work for this exhibition and for sale.

II. The Artist Residency and Retreat Program

Literary writers, illustrators and other visual artists and New Jersey Fellows are invited to apply for the Artist Residency and Retreat Program at the LBIF. Now entering its fourth year, the program allows artists time to prepare for upcoming exhibitions or explore new ideas and methods in their work, while experiencing the quiet island and beach community during the off season. The LBIF provides resident artists with:

  • A working studio space for a time period between October 2008 - April 2009

  • Living accommodations within walking distance of the studios

  • a small stipend for food

  • An opportunity to teach, lecture or present their work to the community

  • A culminating exhibit in our main gallery with a scheduled opening in May 2009

The facility includes 13 studios and classrooms, exhibition spaces including a gallery with more than 2600 linear feet and 15-18 foot ceilings, and 28 acres of wetlands. Facilities available include a painting studio, an interior loft studio, space in our ceramics studio which has 16 wheels, a new Geil gas kiln as well as several electric and raku kilns. The LBIF also has a large sculpture studio on the first floor with concrete floors and a separate building for large scale works or photography.

To apply for the Residency & Retreat Program please send:

  • A resume or curriculum Vitae which includes the applicant’s name address, email and home numbers

  • A narrative describing your interest in this program and how it pertains to the current direction of your work and includes the requested time period requested for a residency

  • Indicate your medium and provide 8-10 slides or original digital images of your work.

Applications for this program are reviewed by a committee that includes artists, patrons, educators and curators. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Seiz, Gallery Manager, at (609) 494-1241 or by email at

III.Teaching at the LBIF

The LBIF is always excited to meet new artists and instructors who are interested in teaching at the LBIF. If you would like more information about available opportunities please contact the Public Programs Coordinator in the office at Applications and Teaching Proposals are available at the office. Please review the below information that should be submitted:

  • Resume or application

  • Teaching Proposal with details about the type of class you would like to teach, when you are available and other details for instructor and class management

  • Any additional materials such as images of artwork, press releases, etc.

Materials are reviewed by LBIF staff and Programs/Education Committees for each upcoming season of programming. The facility includes 13 studios and classrooms for adult and childrens programs including a painting & drawing studio overlooking the Barnegat Bay and 23 acres of wetlands, an interior loft studio for sculpture, two ceramics studios. Lecturers in art and science as well as musicians for summer evening programs are welcome to submit as well. Come visit us and bring your ideas.

A. LBIF Employment Opportunity - Development Manager

This fulltime position will direct the fundraising and development efforts of the LBIF by working closely with the Executive Director, and Fundrasing / Ad Hoc Campaign Committee.

Minimum BA required in communications, marketing or arts administration. Minimum 2 years expereince in public relations, marketing or development. Some experience in an arts & culture organization preferred. Office experience necessary.

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