The Art Guild is pleased to announce that three $500 scholarships will be awarded to three 2012
graduating seniors who attend high school in Nassau County. Scholarships will be awarded to students
who will pursue the visual arts following their high school graduation, and who have demonstrated their
commitment to any of the visual arts. This includes but is not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion design, set design and photography.

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Poetry Workshop Series: “Approaching Art” – September 2016 – June 2017

Poetry Workshop Series: “Approaching Art”
Begins September 10, 2016


George Wallace

The Art Guild invites local poets to participate in a new project called “APPROACHING ART: A Long Island Poetry Project at the Art Guild of Port Washington.” In this six-session workshop series, poets will view art at the Guild’s Manhasset location and then write poetry reflecting what they’ve seen, a creative process known as ekphrasis. These workshops will begin on September 10, reconvening as new shows are installed.

The resulting poems will be published in an anthology edited by George Wallace, first Suffolk County

Poet Laureate, publisher of the online magazine Poetrybay and current Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer in Residence. The workshops will be facilitated by Lisa James, who hosts a monthly poetry reading through the Performance Poets Association.

There will be spots for up to 12 poets per workshop. The cost is $20 a session, discounted to $80 if signing up for all six sessions at once.

Session 1: September 10 – Exhibit: Fur, Fins & Feathers
Session 2: October 15 – Exhibit: Visual Trick | Visual Treat
Session 3: December TBA – Exhibit: Beauty in the Abstract
Session 4: February TBA – Photography
Session 5: March/April TBA
Session 6: May/June – Members Showcase

For more information please call 516.304.5797 or visit our website:www.TheArtGuild.org.

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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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