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

TAG 2016 trick card FRT_final copy

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. 


Making Landscape Colors Sing: In Pastels with Lana Ballot – Nov 11-12, 2017

Making Landscape Colors Sing: In Pastels with Lana Ballot – Nov 11-12, 2017

Making Landscape Colors Sing: In Pastels
with Lana Ballot
Two Day Workshop: Nov 11-12, 2017, 10am – 4:30 pm
$270 M/$300 NM

Sayville Vines, Lana Ballot

During this workshop we’ll explore how to avoid muddy tired colors in a pastel painting and make confident color choices whether you want to capture a bright sunny day or subtle atmospheric effects. The introduction demo will illustrate the specifics of color layering and underpainting techniques to create beautifully nuanced color, depth and texture.
In a series of exercises we’ll explore how using different color characteristics we can improve the overall design, create more dynamic composition, make a stronger visual statement.
For a final work, students will have a choice of working from their own reference or using one of the provided photos.
All levels of experience are welcome.
List of materials will be provided. 

Lana Ballot painting wave.

Bio: Lana Ballot, PSA,  is a professional artist and pastel painting instructor, living on Long Island, NY. Working primarily in pastels, she prefers this medium for its immediacy, spontaneity and unparalleled luminosity of color. Through years of experience painting outdoors Lana’s work is characterized by confident and expressive use of color and painterly mark-making.  Lana is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been exhibited in National juried shows. 
• 2015, her work received an Honorable mention in the Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 competition. 
• 2016, she was awarded The Yang Family Award in the Pastel Society of America’s annual show Enduring Brilliance
• 2017, she won 1st place awards in local and national pastel shows, and The Best of Show in For Pastels, Only On Cape Cod juried pastel exhibition.

Making Landscape Colors Sing – Ballot – Nov 11-12

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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