The Art Guild is inviting the public to view “Something Blue,” a juried competition and exhibition from Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 25, 2018, with an artists’ reception and awards ceremony taking place on March 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. Both the gallery and the reception are free and open to the public.
Is blue the color of the sky or the sea down below? Is it just a feeling or a rhythm to which you tap your toes? Come see for yourself if there’s more to blue than what you know in this exhibit that includes all mediums except photography.
The exhibit, featuring 59 artworks by 51 artists, presents a wide variety of interpretations of “Something Blue” — from vivid abstracts and lush florals to expressive portraits. Artists included in the show are: Sylvia Ayala, Diane Bares, Anne Barash Breitstein, Jean Marie Bucich, Susanne Corbelletta-Hippel, Caryn Coville, Aleta Crawford, Christine D’Addario, Kathy D’Amato-Smith, Rachel Dove, Patty Eljaiek, Morgan Farra, Ivan Frisch, Alicia Gitlitz, Yana Golikova, Mayra Guillen, Lois Hellman, Susan Herbst, Susan Reina Hicks, Shelley Holtzman, Frances Ianarella, Sabine Jean-Bart, Richard Kanter, Marceil Kazickas, Karen Kirshner, Rosemary Konatich. Randy Kraft, Bruce Laird, Kirk Larsen, Linda Louis, Karen Mahoney, E. Craig Marcin, Patricia McGrath, Amanda Mienko, Deborah Miller, Stephanie Navon-Jacobson, Eileen Neville, Ann Pellaton, Annette Proimos, Linda Ruden, Gia Schifano, Ellen Hallie Schiff, Jose Seligson, Ilene Silberstein, Barbara Silbert, Rosemary Sloggatt, Barbara Stein, Joan Stevens, Alexandra Valme, Margo Vignola, and Theodora Zavala.
The juror-of-awards for this exhibit is Frank Porcu, an artist and teacher known for his dynamic, larger-than-life lectures on anatomy for art and medical students. He specializes in monumental figurative works and portraiture in the classical Hellenistic tradition. He is also well known for his extraordinary skill and mastery of drawing and painting.
In addition to this exhibit, The Art Guild is offering a wide range of workshops this spring: Simple & Sophisticated Relief Printmaking with Stephanie Navon-Jacobson, March 10 and 11; Colored Pencil with Kristy Kutch, April 20 to 22; a One-Day Cellphone Photography Workshop with Howard Rose on April 28; and Silkscreen Monoprint with Navon-Jacobson, May 19 and 20, as well as classes for children, high school students and adults year-round.
The Art Guild is located at Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset. For more information about the exhibit and these classes, call 516-304-5797 or go to www.TheArtGuild.org.