Open Calls & Member Opportunities


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Location: Online exhibition on the LiC-A website

Exhibition on View: from June, 2020 onward

Accepted Media: up to 5 digital drawings (see requirements below)

Submission Fee: No submission fee

Submission Deadline: May 31st @ 11:59 EST

Exhibition Coordinator: Jorge Posada 

This is a strange time. We are required to stay in our homes or keep a distance from people outside in order to stay safe. As a result, many artists may not have access to their normal workspaces, art supplies, focus, energy, inspiration. But artists can always draw from the world around them and from their imagination.

Since there cannot be traditional gallery exhibitions in NYC right now, this will be an Online Show to be exhibited on LiC-A’s website. This is a call for submissions of recent drawings by artists from throughout New York City.
Drawings should be completed during this period of confinement, and all approaches to drawing are welcome.

Your theme can be anything that speaks to you in this Time of Social Distancing: views out your window, an interior still life, portraits of family and friends, a thank you to essential workers, drawings of plants/flowers, outdoor sketches, moody drawings, happy drawings, dreamscapes, whatever inspires you!

There are three categories where LiC-A will award a special mention to selected artists who will receive a highlight in the online show.  These categories are:

  • Best traditional graphite/charcoal/ink drawing

  • Best interior or exterior view while in stay-at-home

  • Best non-traditional drawing (think out of the box!)


There is no submission fee for this Online Exhibition. However, this is a juried show, so submitting work does not guarantee selection for the show. Drawings will need to be scanned or photographed and submitted by this online form only. All submissions must be received by midnight on the date of the deadline.


Please include your information and up to five images of your work using the instructions below:

  1. Artist’s contact information (Note: address, email, phone will not be published)

  2. Up to five image files under 1 MB each or three mp4/gif files under 3MB each; 72dpi is adequate, image width not to exceed 1024 pixels on the longest side. Label each file as follows: LastName_FirstName_TitleOfWork.jpg Example: Smith_Jane_Tranquility.jpg 

  3. Description of Work. Descriptions must include: Uploaded Title, date, medium, dimensions (H x W x D) price. For example: “Tranquility”, 2020, Ink on Paper, 10 x 14", $200.00.


Note: Artist's name, website/social media links, description of work and price of the selected works may be published in an online exhibition. Please proof your entries before submitting the form. 

Please e-mail with any questions.



Curator sought by LIC Artists for pop-up exhibition Dreams Imagined – Visions Fulfilled,  June 12-14 at Plaxall Gallery. In conjunction with the Astoria Music Project’s 2019-20 season, Music, She Wrote, this exhibit will explore how female-identifying visual artists and composers alike portray the idea of dreams - both literal and metaphorical. This project is funded by NYSCA and fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

The curator will work in conjunction with the Plaxall Gallery staff and the creative team of Astoria Music Project to select 10-15 artists’ work for this limited event.
Exhibition Details:
Location: Plaxall Gallery
Dates: June 12-14 (Friday & Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon)
Mediums: All

About the exhibition:
A consistent champion of female composers, AMP’s 2019-20 season celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment by presenting a season focused entirely on music composed by women. Dreams Imagined – Visions Fulfilled will be the fourth and final concert in our women-centric season.

Visual artists and composers alike have imagined the places we go when we sleep - everything from fantasies to nightmares. Through their art, they have also depicted ideals, ambitions, and aspirations, whether achievable or not. As the centennial year of the 19th Amendment, 2020 is the perfect time to explore these ideas, as we look back at what dreams women have achieved, and what they still strive for today. We are specifically looking for the female perspective on this topic and would like to show the intersection between old and new through both the visual art and musical selections chosen for this project.

Requirements for Curator:

- At least 3 years experience in curating pop-up exhibitions
- BFA and/or MFA, interest in women’s rights and/or gender studies a plus
- Strong collaborative and communication skills
- Curator is not required to be at the gallery during open hours
- Curator is expected to be at the gallery for install & the opening performance
- Knowledge of/interest in classical music helpful, but not required
Compensation: $250



Please send your curatorial resume and a brief statement why you feel this project is right for you to BOTH:
The Astoria Music Project:

LIC-A Gallery Director: (Address to the attention of the  Gallery Director)

Accepting Proposals for

LIC-A & The Plaxall Gallery are passionate about making art happen. We aim to support existing and emerging theatre companies by giving you an affordable place to mount and create your work in a supportive environment.

Read More & Submit Your Proposal

The Plaxall Theatre Project





Donna Frommer Drimer is the founder of Matted LIC, a gallery, frame and gift shop on Vernon Blvd.  She has graciously reached out to LIC-A to extend a 20% discount on custom frames.  She also has regular exhibitions throughout the year. Many of our members have shown there. 


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