Artist Invitational Competition

"Avant Garden" by Jennifer Brack was the First Place winner in the 2023 inaugural Fairy Festival Invitational.

The Fairy House Artist Invitational is one of two ways for artists to participate in the Fairy Festival. Although the entire community is invited to participate by building house for the Fairy House Walk, the invitational will showcase the work of creative professionals who can model an exemplary and imaginative use of the natural materials.

The competition will be limited to 15 fairy house submissions by creative professionals and will be judged by community judges. Entries will be judged based on their use of the natural materials and on creativity, ingenuity and imagination.


All entrants will receive:

  • Invitation to the May 1st Fairy Art Gallery Exhibit opening

The First Place winner will receive:

  • One year family/individual membership to the Sands Point Preserve
  • Two tickets to a 2024 Sands Point Preserve cultural event
  • Professional photographs of their entry
  • Announcement of award on Preserve’s website and socials
  • Invitation to the May 1st Gallery Exhibit opening

Second and Third Place winners will receive:

  • Announcement of award on Preserve’s website and socials
  • Invitation to the May 1st Gallery Exhibit opening

If you’re a creative professional or a hobbyist who works at a professional level, fill out the form below to apply for the Invitational.

Click here to review the building guidelines.  Please make sure you read the guidelines.  Preference will be given to creators whose entries demonstrate the best use of natural materials.

Click here to see more 2023 Invitational entries!



Deadline for this Application: Wednesday, March 13
You will be notified within a week of your submission that your application has been accepted for inclusion in the festival.

Drop Off Dates: Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19

Art Exhibit Reception: Wednesday, May 1st at 7pm
Invitational Houses will be included in the Art Exhibit opening.
Invitational winners will be announced that night.

Pick Up: Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31

Artist Invitational Application Form
Max file size is 2 MB.
By submitting an Application for the Artist Invitational you acknowledge that you have read the building instructions HERE and understand that using non-natural materials that are not covered by natural materials may cause the judging panel to disqualify your entry. It will, however, still be displayed during the festival.
Artist Agreement & Waiver of Liability

Originality: In consideration of the opportunity to display my work to the public, I, the undersigned artist, certify that the art that I am submitting is my original art and that I am the author and creator of such art. I acknowledge that the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, Inc. (SPPC) reserves the right to accept or deny any submission with or without cause.

Promotion and Publicity: I grant SPPC permission to publish in all media my name, artwork, and location for use in promotion through print media, television, and the internet.

Responsibility: I understand that SPPC does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to my artwork, no matter how sustained. Reasonable safety and electronic security precautions are in place to ensure added protection of my work.

Artwork remains on public display until May 27, 2024: I understand that if my artwork is accepted for the show that the work may not be removed from the exhibition until May 28, 2024. It is my responsibility to notify SPPC in writing or by email of a third-party pick-up of artwork at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Waiver of Liability: Once I submit this form electronically or by paper copy, I (the artist), my heirs, successors, and assigns, shall indemnify and hold The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, Inc., Nassau County, and the Incorporated Village of Sands Point and appointed officers, volunteers, employees harmless from any and all claims, costs and liabilities for any artwork damage, personal injury, death, or other property damage which is the result of handling and displaying the artwork at the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.