Art Guild invites artists to submit work for new RED! exhibit

Art Guild invites artists to submit work for new RED! exhibit
The Art Guild, Call for Artists: Red!

The Art Guild invites all artists to enter “RED!: The Vibrance, Passion & Beauty, A Juried Competition and Exhibition.” A color of nuances and contradictions, RED, in all its hues, always stands out and makes us take notice. Pink carnations, a red barn, the red velvet box of Valentine’s chocolates, a red-hot flame, the scarlet of an autumn leaf, or a red pair of shoes all evoke a spectrum of emotions and ideas. Show your passion for the vibrant beauty of RED in “Heart Month.”

All artists, 18 years and older (high school students ages 14 to 18 years may enter in the student category), are invited to submit up to three works for consideration. All styles from abstract to realism are welcome. Mediums may include, but are not limited to, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, collage, encaustic, etching/prints, or sculpture (with pedestal). No photography, digital manipulations, copies, reproductions or giclées.

All works must be original and have been created in the last five years. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan.11. Artists may register online or download the prospectus at The exhibit will be on view from Feb. 2 to 24. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 5 p.m. or weekday hours by appointment. An artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Classes for children and adults are now registering for the Winter/Spring term.

Adult classes include:

Mondays: Get Sharp: Drawing with Stephanie Navon-Jacobson,; Introduction to Abstract with Ellen Hallie Schiff; and Fundamentals of Drawing with Greg Follender.

Tuesdays: Colored Pencil Beyond the Basics with Katrina Benson.

Wednesdays: Watercolor for Beginners and Watercolor for Intermediates with Eileen Neville.

Fridays: Life Drawing (Non-Instructional) with Joan Stevens.

Children’s classes for ages 5-7 are scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays and for ages 8 to 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Two classes for teens have been added to the schedule: High School Portfolio Studio with Kristine Rivera on Monday afternoons, and Empowering the Teen Artist for Middle & High School Students with Antonia Fthenakis on Thursday evenings.

Adult workshops for 2019 include: Premier Coup Oil Painting with Duane Keiser and Ceramic Workshop: Off the Wheel with Patricia Bridges in January; Modern Calligraphy in Markers with Howard Rose in February; Seascapes and Winter Scenes in Pastel with Lana Ballot in March; Painting the Figure from Photographs in Watercolor with Ted Nuttall in June; and Painting in Colored Pencil with Cynthia Knox in July. More workshops are listed on

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

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