Bayside Historical Society 20th Annual Winter Art Show

Celebrating the Arts in Queens!
BHS Winter Art Show 2021


It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Bayside Historical Society held its very first Winter Art Show! Since that time, our annual showcase of contemporary Queens-based artists has become a cherished tradition, and we couldn't imagine a winter without it.


Pandemic restrictions meant that we had to make significant changes in order to hold our 20th show. Since an in-person event would not have been possible, we moved the show online! For the entire month of February 2021, artists' works will be exhibited in virtual galleries on our website. NOW EXTENDED TO MARCH 10, 2021!


Click below to view the exhibitions:

Art Show Commentary


The BHS Annual Winter Art Show has traditionally been a lively social occasion at the Castle. The highlight of the art show's opening reception has been the presentation of awards determined by a team of judges led by Neill Slaughter, Professor Emeritus, Fine Arts at Long Island University. 


This year's restrictions meant that virtual galleries took the place of a personal, up-close connection with the artworks. In lieu of specific awards, we asked Professor Slaughter to use this as an opportunity to comment on the work of every artist. We are grateful for his observations on this year’s show and for his willingness to join us on our virtual adventure. 

See the Show!


From February 23 until March 10, selections from Bayside Historical Society's 20th Annual Winter Art Show will be on display at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center! Swing by to view the beautiful creations of local artists who reside, work or study in Queens. Artwork will be on showcased in the Applebee's group of stores, on either side of the Tess Morgan store.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs