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Where is the Human?

Learn about our 2023 East End Arts Open Juried Exhibition: Where Is the Human?

Prospectus: Where Is the Human?

  • 2023 East End Arts Open Juried Exhibition
  • November 3 – December 17, 2023
  • Across two galleries: EEA Main Gallery & 11 West Gallery [Riverhead, NY}
  • Entry period: July 17 – September 12 | Selection Announcement: by October 1
  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 4PM-7PM | Awards Ceremony: Friday, December 1 6PM
  • Jurors: Joyce Beckenstein and Glynis Berry

Where Is the Human?

What does it mean to be human? There are so many perspectives for judging, but one thing is clear:

Since the beginning of mortal time, Homo Sapiens have created art as a means of expressing what humanity, for better or for worse, is capable of.

Where Is the Human? is a national open juried exhibition inviting artists to consider the question of our humanity through the lens of our own time, as we evolve culturally, technologically, and spiritually.

This open juried exhibition showcases 75 works by visual artists from around the country, including paint, mixed media, photography, sculpture, digital art, and video.

This national open call welcomes all mediums of visual art, including sculpture and installation. Works can be figurative, abstract, and/or conceptual interpretations of the theme.

Artists can enter up to three [3] submissions of work. Works must be the artist’s original design and concept, fit within the theme, and not previously shown at East End Arts.


  • Best in Show = $1000 cash prize
  • 1st Place = $500 cash prize
  • 2nd Place = $250 cash prize
  • 3rd Place = $100 cash prize or gift card
  • Honorable Mention recognition
  • Prizes and Honorable Mentions are selected by the Jurors and awarded by East End Arts.

About the Jurors

Glynis Berry – Glynis is a respected curator, architect, and sustainability advocate. A graduate of Smith College and the Master of Architecture program at Yale University, she and her husband run the firm Studio A/B Architects, which advocates sustainable and experiential designs. Glynis founded Art Sites in 2000, a contemporary art gallery ahead of its time on the East End of Long Island, and started the nonprofit Peconic Green Growth, whose mission focuses on the integration of community and environment of the same area. She has curated and juried innumerable art exhibitions and is looking forward to seeing how artists react to Where is the Human?

Joyce Beckenstein – Joyce is an established art critic, author, and speaker. She divides much of her time between NYC, the North Fork of Long Island, and Paris, connecting with art and artists across the globe.

Joyce’s reviews and interviews are found in The Brooklyn Rail, Sculpture Magazine, and Art Critical among others. In both her writing and speaking engagements, Joyce challenges her audience to look past the status quo and consider new perspectives.