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Exhibition: Works on Paper 2021 – National Juried Competition

12 June 2021 @ 8:00 am 5 July 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, LBI, New Jersey

Works on Paper” 2021 is the 23nd Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, hand pulled Prints, Photographic Prints, Digital Works on Paper, and Paper constructions that can be wall hung. The Juror will select 70 artworks to be on display in our spacious Gallery.

The Juror for 2021 is Lanka Tattersall, the new Curator of Drawings and Prints at MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.


Lanka Tattersall, is the new Senior Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at MoMA.

Prior to 2019, Tattersall was associate curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she organized the exhibitions Cameron Rowland: D37 (2018), Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin (2018), Lauren Halsey: we still here, there (2018), and Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun (2016), among others, and initiated the forthcoming survey of the work of Tala Madani. She spearheaded a number of important commissions and performances, including works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Rafa Esparza, Juliana Huxtable, and Patrick Staff. Tattersall also oversaw MOCA’s Emerging Art Fund acquisition group.

From 2010 to 2014, Tattersall was a curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, where she was an integral part of the curatorial and editorial teams for the touring retrospective and accompanying monograph Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010.

Tattersall received a BA in the history of art and architecture from Wesleyan University; an MA in modern art and curatorial studies from Columbia University; and an AM in the history of art and architecture, modern art from Harvard University and currently a PhD candidate in the history of art and architecture, modern art at Harvard University.

Ms Tattersall’s responsibilities include participating in the Museum’s acquisitions program, the installation of the collection galleries, and the development of special exhibitions and catalogues.


The 23nd annual exhibition, National Juried Competition “Works on Paper” 2021 at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences welcomes entries of original work, created within the last two years, which explore the varied media which utilize Paper.  The Competition and Exhibition is open to artists in continental USA only. Works on Paper can include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting on paper, hand-pulled prints, photographic prints, digitally created artwork displayed as prints, and paper constructions which may be wall hung.

Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror, Lanka Tattersall, at the opening reception. Artists do not have to be present to receive their awards. The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US.
A printed catalog of selected artwork is planned to accompany the Gallery exhibition.

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

120 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, New Jersey 08008 United States
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