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 artsmatter@theartguild.org, 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 artsmatter@theartguild.org. 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

Works ’14 – Members Exhibit at the Graphic Eye Gallery

Works ’14 – Members Exhibit at the Graphic Eye Gallery


Works ’14 – Members Exhibit

at the Graphic Eye Gallery

402 Main Street, Port Washington NY 11050

October 2 – 26, 2014

Artists’ Reception October 5, 3-5 PM

Open to members of The Art Guild – $100 for 6 linear feet of exhibit space.

Registration deadline September 8. First come, first served.

For additional information contact Exhibit Co-Chairs: Ellen Hallie Schiff ehschiff@yahoo.com or Shelley Holtzman shell.holtz@gmail.com or call The Art Guild 516 304-5797.


Beauty in The Abstract – An Exploration, Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

Beauty in The Abstract – An Exploration, Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

Beauty in The Abstract – An Exploration

Juried Competition & Exhibition 


December 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017

What is considered beautiful in Abstract Art?  Is it a question of taste? One person’s stop-in-your-tracks beautiful is another person’s ugly. This exhibit seeks to offer differing ideas of beauty in Abstract Art.  What is YOUR idea of Beauty?

MEDIUMS Including but not limited to acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, collage, encaustic, etching/prints or sculpture with pedestal. No photography. 

JUROR Stan Brodsky A life-long resident of the New York area, he taught at C. W. Post College for 31 years and is now Professor Emeritus of Art. He has exhibited extensively for more than 50 years and received the Heckscher Museum’s 2013 Celebrate Achievement Award, for contributions to Long Island arts and culture.

First Place: Lorraine Nuzzo, Always 17, acrylic and oil pastel
Second place: Vincent Joseph, Ladder, acrylic
Third Place: Dana Epstein, Over the Moon, oil
Honorable Mention: Karen L. Kirshner, Blue Rhapsody, acrylic
Donna Litke, Cracked Ice, encaustic
Linda Louis, Clearing, wax, pigment, ink

Real [Surreal] Estate: Images of Home – 2015 Photography Show

Real [Surreal] Estate: Images of Home – 2015 Photography Show


“Real [Surreal] Estate: Images of Home,”
a Juried Photography Competition and Exhibition

On View: January 31 – February March 1, 2015


Criteria: The color, content, contrast, subject or some other magical element in your image a should convey a feeling, message or representation of “Home.” All works must be original. The selection committee’s decision is final. Works to be included in this exhibition must be available from January 26 – March 1, 2015. 

JUROR : Marc Josloff earned his B.A. and Masters Degrees at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. He is both a painter and a photographer and brings a unique fine art perspective to his photography. As a painter, Marc was cited as one of “11 Artists to Watch,” in the 2004 edition of Watercolor Magic magazine. His photographs have been widely exhibited and he has been awarded best in show, best in color and best in black and white in numerous juried exhibitions. Marc is president of the Long Island Center of Photography. “Photography is a very gratifying art modality because it permits us to explore acutely everything around us wherever we are, in whatever way we want. We can take a hundred photographs in an hour if we please, then delete ninety-nine of them. . .but that one to cherish is worth it all.”

First place: Susan Kozodoy Silkowitz, Abuela
Second place:
Steve Silberstein, Gehry’s House
Third place: 
William Grabowski Spirit Pathways
Honorable mentions: 
Katie Mancher, In Armes; Daniel Kasle, Naptime; Claudia Schellenberg, View From Home


2017 Members Showcase May 27 – June 25

2017 Members Showcase May 27 – June 25

2017 Members Showcase
May 27 – June 25

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Art Guild will hold its 2017 Members Showcase exhibit at The Art Guild, Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030. All TAG members are invited to enter their artwork. Non-members may become members at the time of submission.

ELIGIBILITY: All TAG members (14 years and older) may submit. Membership must be current. One entry per member. All styles are welcome. All works must be original and completed with in the last five years. Works previously exhibited at The Art Guild Gallery will not be accepted. The Art Guild reserves the right to choose the artwork to be included in the exhibition. Works to be included in this exhibition must be available from May 22 through Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 3 pm.

JUROR OF AWARDS: Dan Christoffel is an award-winning artist with fifty years teaching experience. His expertise extends from oil painting and sculpture (in terra cotta, stone and steel) to print making. He is an accomplished portrait artist and art lecturer including visiting lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Committed to excellence in education, he has been a visiting artist at schools across Long Island, an adjunct professor and an artist in residence at LIU Post. He presently has two sculptures included in the 911memorial.org collection.

AWARDS:   1st Place $300 • 2nd Place $200 • 3rd Place $100 • Honorable Mention & Students Award/s
The Terry Shkuda Award for Broadening Creative Pursuits will also be presented.