Current Art Guild members are invited to submit up to 3 jpegs of your art work to be projected during the party.  The Art Guild reserves the right to select images for viewing. Please send hi-res files to Steve Silberstein at Steve@slibs.com by January 25th.

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BYO  Portable Easel, Art Materials & Picnic Lunch!

THE ART GUILD  Will provide drinks & dessert, the beautiful grounds of
Elderfields Preserve and good company!

FRAME EXCHANGE  Donate your unwanted frames (in good condition) and
The Art Guild will sell them for $5.  All proceeds will go toward our Garden Committee Fund.

RSVP  Members Only email Shelley Holtzman
at shell4now@aol.com or call The Art Guild at 516.304.5797
(Paintfest will be rescheduled if raining)

STOP BY  If you can’t paint that day, stop by to picnic,
donate or buy a frame, or just to schmooze!

Visual Trick/Visual Treat October 1-30, 2016

Visual Trick/Visual Treat October 1-30, 2016

Visual Trick/ Visual Treat
October 1 – 30, 2016

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As we enter the mystical season of Halloween, artists are invited to submit works that “trick” or “treat” us. Trick everyone with a trompe-l’oeil or treat us to some beautiful eye candy. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination conjure up something magical, supernatural or macabre!

JUROR Steve Lampasona. Steve has been teaching in NYC and Long Island for over 30 years. He was an adjunct professor at Suffolk County Community Collage and an instructor at the Nassau County Museum and the Art League of Long Island. He has exhibited in NYC at O. K. Harris and Gallery Henoch, and was represented by the Capricorn Gallery in Washington D.C. Primarily a painter, he has also done a number of corporate and residential installations combining 2 and 3 dimensional design. He opened his own school 3 1/2 years ago, The Artist’s Studio, at Chelsea Mansion, Muttontown, NY. 


Fundamentals of Drawing with Greg Follender

Fundamentals of Drawing with Greg Follender

Fundamentals of Drawing
with Greg Follender
8 weeks: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9, 23, 30, May 7 • 1:30 – 4:30pm

From the basic supplies to sophisticated shading techniques, this class is designed to give a beginning student all the integral tools they need to draw confidently. Learn how to sketch competently in a positive, encouraging environment that will give you the skills you’ve always wanted to bring your work to the next level.

Often new students find themselves uncomfortable or intimidated in a life drawing session by their lack of understanding in the rudimentary tenets of classical figure drawing. It is sometimes difficult to jump into such an endeavor without first understanding the core disciplines.

The course is designed to introduce all the basic tenets of successful drawing – rendering simple shapes, understanding light and shadow, creating volume and measuring proportions – building on each step exponentially before finally introducing the human figure to the proceedings.  Exercises that stress constraining value and tonal control will further refine the student’s basic knowledge until they can confidently produce solid imagery, whether it be drawing from life or their own imaginations.


Greg Follender is a New York based artist/Illustrator who has been teaching drawing and sculpting classes at the American Museum of Natural History for almost two decades.  His passionate pursuit of rendering the human form has taken him from the dynamic world of comic books and graphic novels, to character design and costume fabrication in the industry of film and television.
When he isn’t working on his oil paintings or comic pages, Greg teaches figure drawing and anatomy workshops at The Art Students League of New York City.
For more about Greg, visit his website: www.gregfollender.com


Fundamentals of Drawing w/Follender Mar-Apr2018
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12/4, 2011 – 3/29, 2012, HOME AWAY FROM HOME


The Art Guild’s, “Home Away From Home,” exhibit is currently on view through March 29, 2012 in the community room at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave in Manhasset. Following the fire last August at The Art Guild’s home in Nassau County’s Elderfields Historic Preserve, the Manhasset Library invited members of the guild to exhibit in the library’s gallery space. Please call 516 627-2300 for viewing times.

Sixty-one quality artworks rendered in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, mixed media and photography are on view in this exhibit.  The juror of awards, Long Island artist and instructor, Robert Cariola, selected the pieces to receive awards during the Artists’ Reception held on December 10. First prize was awarded to Raymond Gomez (Northport), for his acrylic on metal painting, “Night City.” Diana DeSantis (Whitestone), won second place for her pastel figure painting, “Pigeon, ” and third prize was given to the oil painting, ”Mia,” by Barbara Stein (Port Washington).

Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Carol Bussola (Manhasset), for “Two For The Road;” Arlene Fiorello (Woodside), for “Israel;” Shelli Robiner-Ardizzone (Bronx), for “Snow Day;” Barbara Lewis Spivak (Port Washington), for “33 RPM;” and Susan Tiffen (Roslyn), for “Through The Gate;” Works by student members, Will Rubenstein (Port Washington) and Amy Vitale (Mt. Sinai), are also on exhibit.

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