Art Guild call for artists: ‘HerStory’

Art Guild call for artists: ‘HerStory’

The Art Guild invites all artists to enter “HerStory: Honoring The Women in Our Lives and In History, A Juried Competition and Exhibition.”

March is Women’s History Month and we will celebrate the women who have influenced our lives both personally and throughout history – the nurturers, the influencers, the trailblazers, the rebels. Depictions of female purpose and significance can include portraits, still lives and landscapes. All styles from abstract to realism are welcome.

All artists, 18 years and older (high school students ages 14-18 years may enter in the student category), to submit up to three works of art for consideration. Mediums: Including but not limited to acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, collage, encaustic, etching/prints, or sculpture with pedestal.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 3. Artists may register online or download the prospectus at The exhibit will be on view from Feb. 29 – March 29. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm or weekday hours by appointment. An Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 29 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The juror-of-awards for this exhibit is Susan Goetz Zwirn, the Director and Professor of Art Education at Hofstra University. As a painter, Zwirn’s art encompasses the realistic and abstract in both landscape and figurative images. Her work reflects a strong sense of place and mood, having been inspired by travel as well as her local surroundings of Long Island. Zwirn’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and received many awards; much of her art can be found in personal and corporate collections in the US and abroad. She grew up in Port Washington and is honored to have raised and educated her children there.

Winter registration is open
Photography for Beginners (Adults), Mondays from 10 am-11:30 am LIMITED SPACE
Get Sharp! Drawing (All Levels), Mondays from 10:30 am – 1 pm
Portraiture: New Strategies & Techniques, Mondays from 2 pm – 5 pm
Oil Painting (All Levels), Tuesdays from 10 am – 1 pm
Beginner Watercolor, Tuesdays from 1 pm – 3 pm
NEW! Colored Pencil Foundations (All Levels), Tuesdays from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Watercolor: Intermediate, Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Watercolor: Beginners, Wednesdays from 12 pm – 2 pm Call for waitlist.
Life Drawing with Nude Model, Fridays from 11 am – 2 pm

Teen and Children classes begin January including:
– Art Explorations (ages 5-8): Tuesdays from 4:30pm – 5:45pm or Saturdays from 9:45am-11am
– Solving Art (ages 8-12): Wednesdays from 4:30 pm – 6 pm
– Children’s Art Studio (ages 8-12): Saturdays from 11:30am – 1pm
– MIDDLE SCHOOL Intro to Digital Art with Photoshop (grades 7-12), Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm
– HS Portfolio Development & Advanced Studio: Tuesdays 4 pm – 6 pm –Middle School students – call us!

Adult workshops for 2020 include Acrylic Paint Pouring on Jan 25, Color Theory & Mixing Workshop Feb 8-9, The Big Idea: Creating a Large Painting in the Studio with Joe Paquet March 21-26, Alcohol Ink: Simple Techniques = Vivid Results with Lorraine Rimmelin on March 28th. Visit their website at for more information about these workshops and more!

Winter/Spring registration is open! Go to to reserve.

About The Art Guild:
The Art Guild offers classes and workshops for children and adults year-round. The gallery was voted Best Art School in 2018 and 2019 and Best Art Gallery 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Blank Slate Media’s annual competition. The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc. is conveniently located at Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset.


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