Call Detail
35 Under 35
Entry Deadline: 5/24/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New Jersey

"35 Under 35"
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, invites applications to "35 Under 35", 2024, a Juried Competition & Exhibition.

The LBIF is pleased to announce an exhibition opportunity for emerging, early career artists. LBIF will showcase 35 works of art created by artists 18 to 35 years of age.  Artists who live and/or work in the following states are eligible to apply: NJ, PA, CT & NY. (If you do not live or work in these four states, please do not apply.)

Mediums eligible for submission includes drawing, painting, hand-pulled prints, photography, mixed media, wall-hung 2D materials in the crafts, video, computer generated digital work displayed as prints.

Apply Online:

FEES: $35.00 for up to 3 entries (non-refundable)
May 24, 2024:  Deadline for entries on

July 20 - August 18, 2024

The Juror is Ruba Katrib, Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, MoMA PS1

Ruba Katrib is Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at MoMA PS1, New York. At PS1 she has curated exhibitions such as Rirkrit Tiravanija (2023), Daniel Lind Ramos (2023), Jumana Manna: Break, Take, Erase, Tally (2022), Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: Autonomous Drive (2022), Greater New York (2021), Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life (2021), Simone Fattal’s retrospective in 2019, and solo shows by Edgar Heap of Birds (2019), Karrabing Collective (2019), Fernando Palma Rodríguez, and Julia Phillips (2018). From 2012–2018 she was the Curator at SculptureCenter in New York, where she organized over twenty exhibitions including 74 million million million tons (2018, co-organized with artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan) and solo shows by Carissa Rodriguez, Kelly Akashi, Sam Anderson, Teresa Burga, Nicola L., Charlotte Prodger, Rochelle Goldberg, Aki Sasamoto, Cosima von Bonin, Anthea Hamilton, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Magali Reus, Gabriel Sierra, Erika Verzutti, and David Douard. In 2018, Katrib co-curated SITE Santa Fe’s biennial, Casa Tomada, along with José Luis Blondet and Candice Hopkins. She regularly writes for periodicals and museum catalogues.

AWARDS: $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize and three honorable mentions. Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror. Artists do not have to be present to receive their awards. Please note: Artists who receive an award will receive their check by mail.



The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences welcomes entries of original work, created within the last two years and that have not been previously shown at LBIF.
Artists 18 to 35 years of age (born after January 1, 1989) and currently residing in NJ, PA, CT & NY are eligible. (If you do not live or work in these four states, please do not apply.) 

Larger size work is encouraged and allowed. As a guide, two-dimensional works should not exceed 60 inches in width and 60 inches in height, and not exceed 10 lbs.  Work may not project in the third dimension beyond 18 inches. Larger size work is encouraged and allowed. The artist must provide return prepaid postage or pre-paid return shipping label for work and packaging or arrange for drop off and pick-up. 

Please do not submit work that has a retail value over $7,500.
Submitted work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. ALL ARTWORK MUST BE FOR SALE. 

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences will retain a 40% commission of the purchase price on all works sold during the exhibition. If any artwork is commissioned from this exhibition, the LBIF will retain 40% of the commissioned price.

Should you be accepted to the exhibition, your work will appear online for sale in the "gallery store" section of the website for the duration of the exhibition. Special instructions needed for labelling will be emailed to you. 
Work submitted must be suitably framed, firmly wired, prepared for hanging, and professionally presented. No saw-tooth hangers; no sandwich frames. Frames for artwork must be in a black, white, or a natural wood frame.  All paper and fragile materials must be displayed framed and protected under acrylic (Plexiglas); no glass. 3-D work will be considered, but should be wall mounted, or able to be displayed on a 10” deep wall mounted shelf. Please do not submit three-dimensional works in the round that require pedestals. 
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to exclude from the exhibition any works that do not arrive in sturdy condition or are deemed too fragile to be successfully exhibited. Work that has not been suitably prepared will be hung at LBIF's discretion.

Please only submit work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at LBIF. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented in the submitted images, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to exclude it from the exhibition.
Please refer to the prospectus for full details regarding eligibility, deadlines, awards and details posted on the LBIF website at:
IMAGE SIZING:  Image size for entry on CAFE:
File format: JPEG or JPG only

·                     File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 pix will be resized to fit the limitations.

·                     File size: under 5 MB

If you are having difficulty resizing your images to fit this format, go to
Drag and Drop your images in the space on the site. Click longest side from the left hand menu. Enter 1920 in the box next to pixels. Hit the Start Resizing. You should see it says completed. Note that depending on your browser settings, the image may go directly to your “Downloads” folder.
If you have questions, please contact LBIF at 609-494-1241 or email:

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS about submitted images:
We suggest - for the Juror's convenience - that on the CAFE application - after the TITLE of your WORK on your application, you state the medium you are submitting, such as "STILL LIFE - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY" or "STILL LIFE – CHARCOAL DRAWING ON PAPER". Because of the wide range of materials that are allowed, this information will quickly inform the Juror when viewing each of the submitted images. 
ARTIST STATEMENT, BIO, or RESUME:  Please include in your application a 1-2 page document of either an Artist Statement, your Bio, or a professional Resume. Submitted documents, whether it is a resume, bio, or statement must list the home address and  the year of birth of the submitting artist.

NOTIFICATION: Accepted entries will be notified by email and posted on the LBIF website.
If you do not receive your notification by the notification date, please contact LBIF:

DELIVERY of accepted artwork:  Shipping/Delivery instructions will accompany email notification of acceptance. Shipping to LBIF is the responsibility of the artist and must be sent with a pre-paid return shipping label or shippers’ UPS or FEDEX account number to charge the artists’ account.
Works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition from time of arrival at the LBIF until return shipment to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated retail value. Artists are encouraged to have their own insurance.

APPLY ONLINE on Call for Entry (CaFE). All entries should be submitted online.

TIMELINE:  May 24, 2024, Deadline for entries on
By June 5: Accepted entries posted on LBIF website by this date; artists will also be notified by email.
July 11: Work must be received by this date at LBIF
July 20 - August 18: Exhibition dates
Prizes & Awards announced by the Juror during Reception for the artists.

August 19, 2024: Unsold Artwork returned to artists after close of show.

Celebrating our 76th anniversary, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF) was established in 1948 as a non-profit institution by artist Boris Blai to provide arts and educational opportunities to the surrounding communities.  Blai, a sculptor and founding Dean of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, had a vision that through exceptional art exhibitions, classes, and cultural activities the LBIF could provide visitors an opportunity to experience and share quality arts and cultural programming.  For more than seventy-five years the LBIF has delivered this mission through its Exhibition programs, Art Classes, Visiting Artists programs, Artist Residency and Retreat Program.


Submission to "35 Under 35" constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. The artist allows the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences the right to photograph accepted work for publicity purposes, use artist's name and bio, and images of artist and their work for publicity purposes in print, on the web and digitally. Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications. 

Application Requirements

FEES: $35.00 for up to 3 entries (non-refundable)

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted resumes, bios or artist statement must list year of birth and home address.

Only Artists 18 years to 35 years of age are eligible to apply. (Born after January 1, 1989)

Only Artists currently residing in NJ, PA, NY or CT are eligible. 

Entries must not have been previously exhibited at LBIF. 

All artwork must be for sale. The retail price cannot exceed $7,500.