Art Guild hosts awards ceremony for Nassau high schoolers exhibit

Chaminade High School junior Chase McGill's oil painting entitled Tiger Owl is one of the 57 works by Nassau County high schoolers to be juried this weekend. (Photo courtesy of The Art Guild)

The Art Guild invites the public to the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. for the annual “Nassau County High School Student Juried Art Competition and Exhibition” sponsored by Blick Art Materialsin Carle Place.

The exhibit will be on view at The Art Guild’s home in Historic Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset, from Saturday through Nov. 26. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Forty high school students in grades 10 through 12 from 17 public and private schools throughout Nassau County will exhibit 57 works in a professional gallery setting. Students will receive cash prizes for first, second and third place as well as gift certificates for Blick Art Materials for honorable mention. All exhibiting students will receive gift bags from Dick Blick.

Students participating in the exhibit are Alexandria Acero of Oceanside High School junior; Muntaha Ahmad, Roslyn High School senior; Amber Alsaigh, Our Lady of Mercy Academy senior; Hallie Arbital Jacoby, Wheatley School senior; Julia Bischoff, Schreiber High School junior; Julia Bremer, Sanford H. Calhoun High School senior; Heather Brody, Oceanside High School senior; Chloe Cedeno, Glen Cove High School senior; Thomas Cerullo, Long Beach High School senior; Daniela Crimi, Valley Stream North High School senior; Jaymie Gilady, Roslyn High School senior; Olivia Greiss, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School junior; Alan Guerrero, Oceanside High School sophomore; Katherine Hagen, North Shore High School junior; Andrea Hayman, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School junior; Erin Hogarty, Wantagh High School senior, Joseph Iccari, Valley Stream South High School senior; Sarah Kendric, Our Lady of Mercy Academy senior; Lucy Lebowitz, Oceanside High School sophomore; Isabelle Lin, Manhasset High School junior; Charlee Lopez, Oceanside High School senior; Donatella Marino, Massapequa High School sophomore; Thomas Mayberry, Oceanside High School senior; Chase McGill, Chaminade High School junior; Christine Mui, Valley Stream Central High School junior; Lauryn Oliver, Our Lady of Mercy Academy senior; Mackenzie Panessa, Our Lady of Mercy Academy senior; Natalie Patane, Our Lady of Mercy Academy senior; Meghan Priest, Our Lady of Mercy Academy senior; Tatiana Rampersaud, Oceanside High School senior; Taylor Rudtner, Long Beach High School senior; Caelan Schoenhofen, North Shore High School junior; Jessica Sossi Romano, Valley Stream North High School junior; Kaitlin Steingruebner, Wantagh High School sophomore; Lesly Tapia-Ramos, Valley Stream South High School senior; Alexandra Valme, Valley Stream North High School senior; Daniella Vera, Valley Stream North High School junior; Justine Woracek, Valley Stream North High School senior; Jacqueline Wright, Oceanside High School senior; Jessica Zand, Manhasset High School senior.

The Juror-of-Awards for the show is Bennett Horowitz, who taught studio and art history at the High School of Art & Design in Manhattan, recently retiring to devote himself full-time to fine arts painting.

Horowitz received his BFA from Pratt Institute and his MFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, with additional training in graphic design, typography and computer graphics at the School of Visual Arts. He has worked professionally as an illustrator and magazine designer.

Horowitz’s artwork has been exhibited at the Queens Museum and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, as well as numerous other solo and group shows.

For more information on classes, exhibits or workshops, call 516-304-5797, visit the guild’s website at or their Facebook page.



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