The Surreal Art Guild

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The Art Guild continues its year-long theme of “home” in planning their photography exhibit “Real [Surreal] Estate, Images of Home,” a Juried Competition and Exhibition. The open call show will feature a wide range of photographic styles and interpretations of “home” from photographers across the island.
The exhibit will be on view at The Art Guild’s home, Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset, from Saturday, Jan. 31, through Sunday, March 1. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 5 p.m. or by appointment. An Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 3-5 p.m.
All photographers, 18 years and older (high school students ages 14-18 years may enter in the student category), are invited to submit up to three photographic works for consideration. The deadline for submissions is midnight Jan. 9. For more information, registration form, or to register on line, please visit The Art Guild’s website at www.theartguild.org.
The juror for the show is Marc Josloff. President of the Long Island Center of Photography. Josloff has BA and Master’s degrees from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. He is a photographer and a painter and brings a unique fine art perspective to his photography. His photographs have been widely exhibited and he has won awards in best in show, best in color and best in black and white in numerous juried exhibitions. As a painter, he was cited as one of “11 Artists to Watch,” in the 2004 edition of Watercolor Magic magazine.
There is much in the works for 2015. The Guild has announced the resumption of classes for children and adults as well as two-day workshops in colored pencil and pastel. An exhibit featuring landscapes, “Home on The Range,” is being planned for March.
Please find yourself at home at The Art Guild; take a class, participate in an exhibition, come to a lecture, attend a workshop, volunteer your time, or set up an easel on our lovely grounds and paint. Please check The Art Guild website and Facebook page throughout the year for information about our exciting programs and events.
The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the visual arts. The Art Guild strives to offer residents from local and neighboring communities an avenue to broaden their creative pursuits. It is an organization open to all people with a common goal to advance the visual arts. For more information please call 516-304-5797 or visit their website: www.theartguild.org.

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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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