The Huntington Arts Council,  a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, promotes arts and culture generated by Long Island artists to our children and to the general population.  We work to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of the community by nurturing the professional development of artists, and by providing timely news and events via Arts Cultural News (circulation: 90,000). We also offer artistic programs and services to our more than 100 cultural organization members who encompass the broad spectrum of arts disciplines. The Huntington Arts Council plays a leading role in sustaining the economic benefits of the arts through its promotion of activities and events in our community. 

The Huntington Arts Council is the official arts coordinating agency of the Town of Huntington and serves as the primary regranting agency in Suffolk County for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Thank you for considering the Huntington Arts Council for an internship opportunity! 

Our internships are nonpaid, work experience for students. We accept applications year-round. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated students and recent graduates to assist with special projects and gain valuable work experience. High school students in their junior and senior year, may apply.

For questions, contact  Arts in Education Coordinator, Regina Van Bell –

feeding frenzy 

In visual art, horror vacui (from Latin “fear of empty space”), also kenophobia (from Greek “fear of the empty”), is the filling of the entire surface of a space or an artwork with detail. In physics, ”horror vacui” reflects Aristotle’s idea that “nature abhors an empty space.” Horror vacui uses high levels of detail to contrast with the sublime unknown. The Huntington Arts Council invites artists to reflect and submit work in line with this subject.  

Art history is filled with examples of horror vacui from arabesque decoration of early Islamic art and the engravings of Renaissance printmaker Jean Duvet to contemporary works of Kehinde Wiley. What is the visual representation of fear of the empty?

About the Juror: About the Juror: Erica Berkowitz, Director at Haven Gallery, has her bachelor’s degree in art history from Stony Brook University and her master’s degree in contemporary art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She has worked locally on Long Island at the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Islip Art Museum. Most recently, she left her position as director of Last Rites Gallery in NYC for nearly three years to open up her own gallery space. Prior to directing at Last Rites, she was the Director of Press and Publications at Forum Gallery. She has been working in the art world for more than eight years.

ELIGIBILITY:  All artist and all media.  

 ENTRIES: Entries must be original to entrant. Framed entries require hanging wire. Submission materials cannot be returned. Selected works are chosen by the juror. No more than two works per artist are selected.

 SIZE:  Flat works should exceed 48 inches in any direction. Standing  work cannot be higher than 72   inches. Video work can not exceed 50mg in file size.

 ENTRY FEE: First three entries: JOURNEY* school students $15, Full-time students $25, Artist members $30, Non-members $40. Additional entries $5 ea. No more than two works per artist will be selected.

 SALES: The Huntington Arts Council retains a 25% commission on all work sold.

 LIABILITY & INSURANCE: All works are insured while in the possession of the Huntington Arts Council.       
Reception: Friday, July 19th,  2019 6 – 8 pm
Show Runs: July 19th - August 24th, 2019

 *Current JOURNEY School Districts: Cold Spring Harbor, Northport-East Northport USFD, Commack UFSD, Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD, Harborfields CSD, South Huntington UFSD, Huntington UFSD

Submission Method:
 1.  Online submission - Upload your digital images and required information below -  digital images must be no larger than 7mb (300 dpi, 2400 pixels on the longest side.) PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE TITLE YOUR IMAGE!!!  

 2.   For paper applications Click here to download the application from our website and mail or drop off with CD of digital images and payment at our office:
 213 Main Street
 Huntington, NY 11743

Online entries as described above are preferred!!
Technical difficulties?  Please contact Submittable at 855-467-8264

Additional information, please call 631-271-8423 or email

If you would like to obtain Artist Membership, please click here!

Please take a few moments to complete this feedback form regarding your recent use of a Discovery Chest.  Your input as an educator is vital to the ongoing effectiveness of this program. THANK YOU!

Please fill out the following details to request a Discovery Lending Chest for your classroom or event. 

Borrowing time is up to two weeks. If you find you need it a few days longer, please email the Arts in Education Coordinator to check on availability.

Filling out this form does not secure your choice of chest and dates. You will receive an email from the Arts-in-Education Coordinator either confirming the details or working with you according to the chests availability. The chests are booked on a first-come first-serve basis.

Thank you!

This free workshop explains the application guidelines and eligibility requirements for NYSCA's 2020 Long Island Decentralized Grants for the Arts.

Attendance at one of the nine workshops is mandatory for all prospective applicants, regardless of prior grant experience.

Applications will be available online upon the conclusion of the final workshop on August 15th.

The Huntington Arts Council convenes panels to evaluate and rate grant applications made to the Council. Panels usually consist of a diverse group of arts professionals, each with expertise in a different genre or discipline, as well as those with knowledge of artistic and programmatic quality, managerial and fiscal competence, and service to the public.

Panelist nominations come from many sources, including arts organizations, individual artists, school administrators, and the public. Self-nominations are accepted. All panelists must be Long Island residents for the duration of their service.

To nominate yourself or a person for panel service, please complete the following form. This form and the nominee's current resume must be submitted to the Council before panelists can serve.

Ends on December 31, 2019

Thank you for being an auditor for a 2019 DEC-funded project. We strongly encourage you to take photos of the event you are auditing. You can upload photos with your audit, or e-mail them to:

Please also submit any project-related literature (program, playbill, brochure, tickets, flyers, posters, postcards) with your audit when available and possible. You can upload these with your audit as well, or mail, or drop off in person, to: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Attn: Grants for the Arts Coordinator.

Huntington Art Council’s Main Street Gallery has opened its Invitational Gallery Shows for the 2019 season. The gallery offers its walls to a small group of artists wishing to showcase their work. The Main Street Gallery offers 85 feet of running wall space and plenty of room for pedestalled or free standing three dimensional pieces. These shows run for a period of four weeks, and includes an opening reception*. HAC will publicize the exhibition through social media, our website and eblasts. All other promotional material is the responsibility of the participating artists and must include the HAC logo. These materials will need to be approved by HAC.

Invitational shows are open to current HAC artist members or you must sign on as a member upon acceptance into an Invitational Gallery Show. HAC selects groups of one to four artists from the application pool, with larger groups being considered on an individual basis pending availability. The artists selected are responsible for their portion of a $740 administrative fee.

 If you would like to be considered for one of HAC’s Invitational Shows, click here to download the form to be mailed or dropped off with ten to fifteen images of your work on a CD or flash drive to HAC, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Click here for our online form. Do not send any payments at this time. All applicants will be reviewed by the team. Questions or information, please contact Emily Dowd,, or Kieran Johnson,

*Refreshments are the responsibility of the artists. Wine permit will be procured by HAC.

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Thank you all for your continued support and membership!  We will be holding our annual Membership Showcase this year from June 7th - July 14th, 2019. As an artist member, we ask that you please upload one image of your choice to exhibit in this years showcase!  

Framed pieces must be no longer than 30” in either direction, including the frame. Sculptural pieces should not exceed 24 inches in any direction. Video work should not exceed 50mb in file size. 

Please include the title, the dimensions (time), the medium and price of each work. If no price is provided we will assume it is Not For Sale.

This show is free for artist members.  HAC will hang the show, handle all the PR and provide the reception on June 7 from 6 - 8PM.  Artwork would need to be dropped off on June 3, 2018.  

Please submit your images by June 2nd. 

 To be included in promotional Material please submit by May 17th. 

Huntington Arts Council