Photography Exhibit: From My Perspective Feb 4-26, 2017

Photography Exhibit: From My Perspective Feb 4-26, 2017

Photography Exhibit: From My Perspective Feb 4-26, 2017

“FROM MY PERSPECTIVE,” a Juried Photography Competition and Exhibition. Angle, standpoint, viewpoint.  What makes your photographic perspective special and captivating?  We’re looking for creativity and originality – work that reflects your unique approach and style.

JUROR OF AWARDS: John Bruno   A passionate devotee of the genre for over 37 years, John’s background is perhaps as diverse as it gets. A photographer for the NY Giants, Mets, Islanders, and the NY Racing Association, he has also been a wedding photographer for over 30 years. He enjoys producing unconventional images rich in color and as far from a “structured” photographic environment as possible.  Currently John serves as Program Chairman for the Great Neck Camera Club and is a member of the Photo Artists’ Network (PHAN). He is also a Past President of the Port Washington Camera Club; Past Vice President of the Photographic Federation of LI.

First Place: Alan Richards, Where Should I Go From Here? Asked Alice
Second Place: Mike DiRenzo, Me and My Shadow
Third Place: Jeff Rothburd, Marshall Island Light
Honorable Mentions: Sandy Jo Hyman, Flaming BridgeJoseph Nuzzo, Great South BayAjay Thakur, Horseshoe Bend

Student Awards 
First Place: Grey Lancaster, Lone Deer
Second Place, Jessica Ehrlich, Inside My Guitar
Third Place, Kaitlin Diorio, Visionary
Honorable Mention, Nicole Ann Merin, KIngs Park


LINE: Through Thick and Thin Exhibit April 9 – May 15, 2016

LINE: Through Thick and Thin Exhibit April 9 – May 15, 2016

LINE: Through Thick and Thin Exhibit April 9 – May 15, 2016

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Line is one of the basic elements in art – descriptive, implied or abstract. Bold, soft, elegant or jagged. A line defines the curve of a hip. The lines on the highway define a journey. This exhibit is open to painting, drawing, print-making, mixed media and sculpture in which the line is a dominant component.

JUROR  Award winning artist, Antonio Masi has been featured in articles in The Artist’s Magazine; PBS’s Sunday Arts, NBC-TV’s Weekend Today in New York,” as well as a book on his paintings New York’s Golden Age of Bridges, He is currently President of the American Watercolor Society. More on Mr. Masi can be found at his website,

First Place: Stephanie Navon-Jacobson, Flutterbies, print
Second Place: Frances Ianarella, Orchids, oil
Third Place: Ann Pellaton, Shoreline, watercolor
Honorable Mentions: Diane Bares, Eliza, oil; Ellen Hallie Schiff, Texture Piece 2, enamel on paper; Alexander Betko, Dirty Mind, graphite on paper

Student Award:  Matt Santiago, Untitled 3, ink.


2014 Nassau County High School Student Juried Art Competition & Exhibition

2014 Nassau County High School Student Juried Art Competition & Exhibition


2014 Nassau County High School Student Juried Art Competition & Exhibition

ON VIEW : The Tillis Center for the Performing Arts MAY 9 – JUNE 9, 2014

Judge: Margaret Zox Brown Award winning NYC artist and instructor, Brown’s work has appeared in print and in films. Her works are on display at the Cafe at Fairway Market (NYC) and Danny Meyer’s restaurant Maialino (NYC). for more info go to

First Place: Priya Prasad, Wheatley High School, 2015, Turn Away, graphite
Second Place: June Guo, Valley Stream North High School, 2015, The Painter’s Shoes, pencil
Third Place: Alecia Fuschetto, Farmingdale High School, 2014, Doll Face, watercolor/gouache
Honorable Mention: Katie Cheng, Home school, 2016, Still Life with Pewter, charcoal
Margaret Kritikos, Our Lady of Mercy, 2014, Pick One and Enjoy, colored pencil

Fur Fins & Feathers – The Animal Kingdom

Fur Fins & Feathers – The Animal Kingdom

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Juried Competion & Exhibition
August 27 – September 18, 2016

Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 11, 2016, 3-5pm

“Fur, Fins and Feathers” – More than just tributes to pets, animals in art often symbolize ideas from political to moral. From cave drawings to faithful companions, the noble steads of generals to Japanese fish prints and Audubon’s portfolios, animals of all kinds have “captured” the imagination of artists throughout history.

JUROR DENIS PONSOT is an artist with over 35 years of experience in   the field. He teaches classes in watercolor painting at the Art League of Long Island, The School of Visual Arts and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. Denis also teaches classes in watercolor and oil painting at the Gurwin Jewish Assistive Living Residences. During the school year, Denis teaches classes for all ages out of his private studio in Queens, NY. In the summer, his studio transforms into Denis Ponsot Fine Arts Summer Camp, where students gain experience in every medium from sculpture to collage. Denis’ work has been in exhibitions at the Art League of Long Island Members Exhibition and the Salmagundi Art Club non-member Juried Exhibition.

First Place: Renie Morris for A Full House, acrylic
Second Place: Heidi Block, for Two Colts at Dawn, oil
Third Place: Caryn Coville for Goldfinch, colored pencil.
Honorable Mentions: Robin Moore for Simon Templar, watercolor; Boyd Shockley for Releasing a Western Trout, watercolor; and Ken Strier, Carousel Horse, sandstone sculpture


WELCOME HOME! 2014 Members’ Showcase

WELCOME HOME! 2014 Members’ Showcase

Great News!
Finally the fire alarm system at Elderfields has been completed
and approved by the Fire Marshal’s office.
Come celebrate The Art Guild’s return to Elderfields!
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Welcome Home Members’ Exhibit
September 20 – October 19
Open House and Artists’ Reception – September 21, 3-6 PM
Juror of Awards: Diana DeSantis, listed in Who’s Who in American Art has received 15 gold medals in addition to over 250 awards, Her work has been published in American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal and Lockport Publishers.
First Place: Roberta Seid, Mikie on The Edge, oil
Second Place: Frances Ianarella, Lupines in a Blue and White Vase, oil
Third Place: Barbara Lewis Spivak, Winter Waltz, photography
Honorable Mention: Annette Proimos, The Covered Bridge, oil
Will Rubenstein, Will, cyanotype
Linda Ruden, Reflections, collage
Town of North Hempstead’s Arts Matter! Sept 27 – Nov 30

Town of North Hempstead’s Arts Matter! Sept 27 – Nov 30



A Juried Exhibit sponsored in part by The Art Guild of Port Washington

September 27 – November 30, 2016

Town of North Hempstead Town Hall

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Town of North Hempstead (ToNH) will hold its first Arts Matter! exhibit at The Town of North Hempstead Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030. Artists are invited to enter artwork inspired by the beauty of the Town of North Hempstead. 

CRITERIA: All artists 18 years and older who reside in the ToNH or are employees of businesses based in the ToNH or anyone affiliated with an arts organization in the ToNH. Entry fee, $25 for one entry per person. Artwork must be available September 26 – November 30, 2016 and have been completed with in the last three years. Works may not be removed from the show before 9 am, December 1, 2016.
No Exceptions.

MEDIUMS: Including, but not limited to, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing, mixed media, collage, encaustic, etching/prints. (NO PHOTOGRAPHY, Digital art, COPIES, REPRODUCTIONS OR GICLEES or sculpture, PLEASE.)

ENTRIES: Works can NOT exceed 36” x 36”, including frameSubmissions must be received by September 2.

Digital submissions must be sent via email to, subject line “2016 Arts Matter! and should be between 1 and 3MB each. Images MUST be named as follows:
artist’s lastname_firstname_entrynumber_title.jpg (ex: smith_john_1_beachsunset.jpg).  

DOWNLOAD THE FORM (CLICK HERE), fill out, and send with $25 entry fee check made payable to: BTDC to: The Art Guild, 200 Port Washington Blvd, MANHASSET, NY 11030. 

FINALISTS: The Arts Matter! Selection Committee will review all entries and notify each artist as to the acceptance of the submitted work. The Arts Matter! Selection Committee has the right, in its sole discretion, to choose which eligible entries will be accepted to be exhibited. All decisions are final. Artists whose work has been selected for inclusion in this juried competition and exhibition will be notified by September 9, 2016.

SIZE And Framing: Size, with frame, must not exceed 36” x 36”. All work must be cleanly matted and/or framed or gallery wrapped, wired for hanging, with the wire attached via screw eyes or D-rings to the frame, not the backboard. No sawtooth hangers. No tape or string on the back or edges. Work should be labeled on back with the title, artist’s name, phone number, and email address.

Delivery of ARTWORK: Selected artwork is to be delivered, ready for display, to the Town of North Hempstead Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030. Please bring an artist’s statement that includes a short description of where or what in ToNH inspired your artwork. 

LIABILITY & INSURANCE: The Liability Waiver on the entry form must be signed by the artist submitting images for consideration. It is the responsibility of the participating artist to insure or self-insure any work submitted for inclusion in this exhibit.

QUESTIONS: For more info or to contact the Exhibit Chairs, email Please put “2016 Arts Matter!” in the subject line, or call 516-304-5797.


• FRIDAY, September 2: Application & images must be received.

• FRIDAY, September 9: Acceptance/Rejection notification

Entries must be delivered to Town of North Hempstead Town Hall.

• MONDAY, September 26: 9:00 – 10:00 am

• TUESDAY, September 27 – WEDNESDAY, November 30, 2016
Town of North Hempstead Town Hall is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Arts Matter Artist’s Reception Celebration
• TUESDAY, October 25:
6:00 – 7:30 pm

• THURSDAY, December 1:
9:00 – 11:00 am