The BIG Picture: Large Works Competition

The BIG Picture Exhibit is Back!

Exhibit on View in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery March 7 – April 24, 2020 from 9am – 4pm

Reception:  Wednesday, March 11 / 6pm to 8pm
Gallery Talk with Exhibition Juror:  Thursday, April 2 / 7pm to 8pm

Juror:  Charles A. Riley II, Ph.D, Director of Nassau County Museum of Art 

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The Art League of Long Island is thinking big with its second presentation of “The BIG Picture”. Artists from Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens were invited to submit applications to show large 2D and 3D works in the League’s spacious Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. Out of 255 works submitted by 105 artists, 33 works were selected to exhibit in the gallery by Exhibition Juror Charles A. Riley II, Ph.D., Director of the Nassau County Museum of Art.

The exhibit is on view in the gallery March 7 through April 24. The reception takes place Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Dr. Riley will host a gallery talk on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm, where he will discuss his selections. The gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

Before becoming Director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, Dr. Riley had a long association with the Museum as both a curator-at-large and a presenter of lectures in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibitions. As a curator, he contributed to the museum’s Picasso, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionists exhibitions, Dr. Riley has also curated exhibitions in Taiwan, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lausanne, New York and on Long Island. Recently, Dr. Riley published his latest book, “Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism,” bringing the number of books he’s authored to 32. Other books include “The Jazz Age in France,” “The Art of Peter Max,” “Art at Lincoln Center,” “The Arts and the World Economy,” “Color Codes” and “The Saints of Modern Art.” His next book, a study of Rodin in Chinese and English, will be published by the Chimei Museum. Dr. Riley’s monographs include those on Ben Schonzeit, Fritz Bultman and Peter Max, with most published by Abrams. As a sought-after guest commentator on the art market as well as other topics, Dr. Riley has appeared on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and Fox News. Born and raised in Manhasset, Dr. Riley is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of CCNY.