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True Independence Group Exhibit

This summer, the Lucille Khornak Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY is hosting a contest to offer an opportunity that unifies a larger, more diverse panel of artists wishing to share their gifts of creativity with the collectors and tastemakers of the Bridgehampton art world. Submissions will be accepted until Thursday afternoon, May 17.


True Independence allows you to be yourself and express your truth no matter where you are, who you are with, or what you are around. This summer, as we gear up for another exciting season of art in the Hamptons, we are looking to draw inspiration from near and far, to display the feeling of summer, the power of history, and the joy of freedom! Artworks submitted should draw from the inspiration of an incredible summer, powerful moments of global history, and the freedom of independence.


Lucille Khornak

Lucille's journey as a model, award-winning fashion photographer, author, and talk show guest on national tv (Oprah + Good Morning America) has provided her with a strong command of both sides of the camera. She has taken this experience into the Hamptons, where she owns and operates a gallery featuring her photography with the fine art works of other artists from around the world.

OZ Karras

Former photography book editor (The Viking Press), now Art and Photography Historian (Doctoral Candidate, Graduate/CUNY), she has worked with many fine photographers, including Robert Mapplethorpe, and is the author of Painting the Still Life: Developing  Your Own Personal Style and Improvisations: The Drawings of Miles Davis

Gilbert Abad

A manager at the Bridgehampton Lucille Khornak Gallery for the past three years, Gilbert is a 1988 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook with a bachelor's in Studio Art. He is a recipient of the Dean of Humanities Purchase Award for artistic achievement with an emphasis on Architectural Photography, Painting & Sculpture. Alongside his many achievements in the field of visual arts, Gilbert fully expresses his passion for music as a founding member and current bassist for the internationally known indie-cult band, My Favorite.


Open to all artists including full time students.


All Media including sculpture.


All entries must be original to entrant. Must be framed with hanging wire on back. No artwork previously shown in the Lucille Khornak Gallery will be accepted. Please submit your best work!


Up to 38”W x 42”H (including frame)


All winning entrants will be featured in the physical exhibition Saturday, June 23rd to Friday, July 6th. Top Three Finalists will be featured in filmed digital exhibition at later date during the summer season.


First 3 entries:  $45. Additional entries $10 ea.


The Lucille Khornak Gallery retains a 45% commission on all work sold. 5% of proceeds will be donated to Southampton Fresh Air Home.


All works are insured and shipped entirely by the artists.

Submission Method

  1. Visit the True Independence Registration Form to enter submission and pay online.

  2. Digital images must be no larger than 7mb (300 dpi, 2400 pixels on the longest side)

  3. The registration form can also be found on the True Independence Page at

  4. Paper applications are unavailable at this time.

Earlier Event: July 27