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Landscapes, Still Lifes & Figurative Images of Other Worlds, Other Lands, Other Lives
March 5 – April 3, 2016

Reception Sunday March 6, 3-5 pm

Show us where you’ve been – near, far and far-out! Landscapes, still lifes and figurative images tell the story of our travels both real and imagined. Where have YOU been? Montauk, Maine or Mexico? The Moon or the Milky Way? We can’t wait to see your travelogue.

JUROR  Paul David Elsen went to the High School of Art & Design where he studied drawing and painting under the late Irwin “Greeny” Greenberg and the noted portrait painter and book cover illustrator Max Ginsburg.  After a number of career moves unrelated to art, encouraged by his wife Karmen in 2009, he once again turned his attentions to painting and drawing. Paul David has since studied with artists as diverse as Paul Bachem, Howard Rose, Marc Josloff, and Rob Silverman.

Paul has been awarded Best-In-Show Awards in exhibits at The National Art League and The Art League of Nassau County. He has been part of juried shows at The Heckscher Museum, Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery, My Gallery in Port Washington, the Art League of Long Island. Other exhibits include the Barnes Gallery in Garden City, a solo exhibit at the Colors Salon in Cold Spring Harbor, The Graphic Eye in Port Washington, the Tripani Gallery in Manhasset, and at the former Sovereign Bank in Forest Hills, Queens. Mr. Elsen has also contributed to group exhibits at the Locust Valley Library & a two-artist show with his wife Karmen Elsen at Cold Spring Harbor Library.

More on Mr. Elsen can be found at his website.

First Place: Diana De Santis for Monet at The Met, pastel
Second Place: Bennett Horowitz for Slot Canyon, New Mexico, oil
Third Place: Aleta Crawford for Siren Song, oil 
Honorable Mentions: Meike McLaughlin for The Lighthouse, watercolor; Robert Stuhmer for Surprise at Daybreak, marker; and Rona Winter for The Road Not Taken, mosaic.