Deadline nears for Arts Guild juried competition for high school students

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The Manhasset-based Art Guild is inviting all Nassau County High School students to submit artworks for consideration for the annual Nassau County High School Student Juried Art Competition and Exhibition sponsored by Blick Art Materials, Carle Place.

All high school students ages 14-18 years, are invited to submit up to two artworks for consideration. The deadline for submissions is midnight Oct. 13. This is a opportunity for students to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting.

For more information, registration form, or to register on line, please visit The Art Guild’s website at www.TheArtGuild.org.

The show will be on view at The Art Guild’s home, Elderfields Preserve at 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset, from Saturday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 26.

Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 pm or by appointment. An Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 5 from 3-5 pm. Last year, the exhibit featured 52 works by 35 students, from both public and private schools, throughout Nassau County.

The Juror-of-Awards for the show is artist Bennett Horowitz.

Horowitz taught studio and art history at the High School of Art & Design in Manhattan for seven years, recently retiring to devote himself full-time to fine arts painting. Mr. Horowitz is now primarily focused on developing his own Expressionist style of landscape painting. He has also done a great deal of portrait/narrative figure painting. Mr. 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 has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony; his 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.

The Art Guild is also offering a class for teenagers. Advanced Art Instruction for High School Students, an eight-week course beginning on Thursday, October 26 taught by Kristine Rivera. For more information, please visit the website: www.TheArtGuild.org.

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