A part of Long Island children’s childhood for 50 years, the Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak. Nestled in the woodlands of Manorville, the Game Farm attracts family and nature lovers to experience up close encounters with native and exotic animals. Their daughter, Melinda grew up on the farm, living in what today is used as the farms’ administrative office. Now the VP at the Game Farm, Melinda is introducing new programs that reflect the mission of encouraging respect & care for animals and our natural environment. Melinda’s lifelong interest in the arts and artisan crafts from natural materials and ingredients has led to the planned introduction of an artist residency program and expanded educational programs at the Game Farm.
Artist Residency at the Long Island Game Farm
Visual artists are invited to submit proposals to be artists in residence at the Long Island Game Farm for the 2021 summer season. Proposals may be for permanent or temporary installations and should reflect and incorporate the mission of the LI Game Farm of honoring and educating about the natural environment. This non-residential residency will take place June 7 – July 15, 2021 during park hours. Resident Artist talks will be scheduled for park guests on Saturdays during residency months and during the week for arts integrated school student visits and professional development for teaching artists. An Opening Reception will take place on Friday July 16, 2021. Non-permanent installations will be removed at the end of the 2021 season. Artists selected for residencies will be given a stipend and limited materials reimbursement.
An application package will include a proposal, an artist bio, a professional reference and samples of previous work. Artists are welcome to visit Long Island Game Farm at 489 Chapman Boulevard in Manorville, New York, free of charge to scope out the grounds for potential installation locations through October 31. Hours of operation are Friday 11AM-3PM, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-5PM. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the guest list. Check in at the ticket booth and pick up a map of the grounds that will include potential locations for installations. An Artist Q&A Day will take place on Saturday October 10th from 11am-2pm when artists can meet LI Game Farm’s VP Melinda Novak to get their questions answered.
“We are excited to see what the artists will create in our park atmosphere surrounded by animals and nature. By adding another layer to the experience of a visit and expanding our educational offerings, we will be adding a new dimension to the park that reminds everyone of the interrelatedness of everything around us and that we need to care for all of it.”
Melinda Novak, VP of the Long Island Game Farm
Further information, contact Melinda Novak at email@example.com or 631-860-3866.
OPEN FARM VISITATION FOR ARTISTS
Artists may visit Long Island Game Farm at 489 Chapman Boulevard in Manorville,
New York, free of charge, to scope out space for potential installations. Check in
at ticket booth and pick up a map of the grounds.
Hours of Operation: Friday 11-3, Saturday and Sunday 10-5
(11am-2pm) ARTIST Q&A DAY
Meet LI Game Farm’s VP Melinda Novak and get all your questions about your
ideas answered. Artist applicants may also email Melinda Novak at
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
JANUARY 15, 2021
ARTISTS’ RESIDENCY MONTH
Artist talks scheduled each Saturday at 1:00PM
ARTIST’S OPENING RECEPTION
ART ON THE FARM ARTIST ART ON THE FARM ARTIST RESIDENCY APPLICATION
Art on the Farm is a new non-residential artist residency at the Long Island Game Farm, June 7 – July 15,
2021 accommodating 5 artists. Priority will be given to proposals that reflect the mission of the Long
Island Game Farm to honor and respect animals and the natural environment.
For questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org