Art Guild exhibition to feature work of high school students

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Artwork created by local high students will be on full display at The Art Guild’s Artist’s Reception and Awards Ceremony for the annual “Nassau County High School Juried Art Competiton and Exhibition” on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m at Historic Elderfields Preserve. 

The 35 students whose work will be showcased hail from 13 public and private schools throughout Nassau County. 

The work of 53 student will be exhibited at the event in a “professional gallery setting.”

The students participating in the exhibit, along with their school and graduation date, are: Francesca Adams, W.T. Clarke High School (East Meadow), 2016; Shirley Blanco, Uniondale High School, 2016; Jillian Borghardt, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2016; Katie Cheng, Home School, 2016; Emily Cimaszewski, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2017; Abigail Cirelli, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2016; Katie Conte, The Wheatley School, 2017; Michael Contrastano, The Wheatley School, 2017; Nicolette Duggan, Valley Stream North High School, 2017; Katie Eng, Valley Stream North High School, 2016; Brooke Ferber, Great Neck South High School, 2016; Rikki Hernandez, W.T. Clarke High School (East Meadow), 2016; Yujong Kim, The Waldorf School of Garden City, 2017; Cathleen Liang, Valley Stream Central High School, 2017; Olivia LoSardo, Holy Trinity High School, 2016; Alexandra Mashcow, Valley Stream North High School, 2017; Anna Mikhaylov, Oceanside High School, 2018; Elisabeth Moffitt, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2016; Francesca Moy, Schreiber High School (Port Washington), 2016; Erin O’Kelly, The Wheatley School, 2016; Samantha Paralikas, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2016; Sophia Paskov, Great Neck South High School, 2019; Carla Perez, Valley Stream North High School, 2016; Tiffany Praimnath, Valley Stream North High School; Kimberly Rambarran, Valley Stream Central High School, 2017; Claudia Reese, Oceanside High School, 2017; Timothy Rinck, Oceanside High School, 2016; Jamie Selletti, Valley Stream North High School, 2017; Naomi Schlesinger, The Wheatley School, 2017; Devika Shastri, Valley Stream North High School, 2018; Veronica Sponaugle, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2016; Prithviraj Talukdar, Schreiber High School (Port Washington), 2016; Samantha Wong, Schreiber High School (Port Washington), 2016; Alexandra Valme, Valley Stream North High School, 2018; Jessica Zand, Manhasset High School, 2018.

Cash prizes will be awarded to students for first, second and third place. Gift certificates will be awarded for students who receive honorable mention. 

Bennet Horowitz will be the Juror-of-Awards for the show. 

Horowitz taught studio art as well as art history at the High School of Art & Design in Manhattan for seven years. He recently retired to devote himself to fine arts painting full-time. 

Horowitz received his BFA from Pratt Institue and his MFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland. His artwork has been exhibited at the Queens Musuem and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, as well as at numerous other shows. 

The show will be on view from Saturday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 29.

The Art Guild is located at Elderfields Preserve, at 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset.

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