Art Guild’s Members Showcase Exhibit

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ArtGuild_060116BThe Art Guild (TAG) invites the public to view the 2016 Members Showcase Exhibit, and to enjoy the beautiful grounds of Elderfields Historic Preserve at a Garden Party Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Awards of merit and the annual Terry Shkuda Award for Broadening Creative Pursuits will be presented. There will be an acoustic music performance by Chris Kinnear.
This annual exhibit will showcase the artwork of 78 TAG members with a wide range of styles and materials. Watercolor, oils, acrylic, pastel, sculpture, mixed media, colored pencil, collage, photography, encaustic and printmaking (i.e., etching, silkscreen, lithographs, monotypes) are all represented.
The juror-of-awards for this exhibit is John Varriano. Driven by his lifelong interest in New York City, he brought his paints and easel to the streets in order to get an intensely up-close perspective on the subject and the realization of his current ongoing project: New York, The Gilt Edged to The Inner City. Varriano has shown his works in galleries throughout New York City, Philadelphia, Palm Beach and Abu Dhabi. In 2010, he exhibited his paintings and gave a lecture at the prestigious National Arts Club about his life and the influences affecting his art. In 2012, he exhibited in a retrospective at The Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT, and has shown in exhibits in The Diego Salazar Gallery in Long Island City.
The show will be on view at The Art Guild’s home, Elderfields Historic Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030, through Sunday, June 26. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from
1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
There is much in the works
for 2016. The Guild is also planning a summer session of classes for children, high school students and adults, as well as upcoming workshops: Silkscreen Monotype with Stephanie Navon-Jacobson on July 9 to 10; The Untapped Power of Watercolor with award-winning watercolorist Antonio Masi on Aug. 5 to 7; and Alla Prima Oil Painting with Christine Lafuente on Oct. 22-23.
Check the Art Guild website and Facebook page throughout the year for information about exciting programs and events. Take a class, participate in an exhibition, come to a lecture, volunteer your time, attend a workshop or just come set up an easel on the lovely grounds and paint.
The Art Guild is at Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset. For more information, call 516-304-5797 or visit www.theartguild
.org. The Art Guild is a nonprofit organization.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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