Design & Display


Artists can develop their talent with the Manhasset Art Association and show their work at Trapani Art and Frame2 TRAPANI GALLERY RECEPTION
In 1948, a group of Manhasset artists decided they needed a space where they could exchange ideas and develop their talents, while fostering a greater appreciation and advance of the arts in the community. They established the Manhasset Art Association and currently meet at the Quaker Meeting House, just east of the Manhasset Library. Artist Barbara Silbert has been a member for 20 years, and is the membership chair (all members are required to volunteer). “The people are great,” she says, “and I love the camaraderie.” Silbert also appreciates the live model workshops that are offered twice a week and competing in the three judged shows, held at local libraries and galleries. The Association also offers workshops and lectures.
Their 113 members come from all over Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. Artists interested in joining the group should submit three original samples of their work. For details, contact Barbara Silbert at 516-767-2087 or
One site that welcomes creations from the Manhasset Art Association is Trapani Art & Frame on Plandome Road. In addition to an extensive collection of frames in a plethora of styles, the shop has an exhibition space featuring local art—90 percent of which were created by Long Island and New York City artists—and everything is for sale. “We love promoting our local artists,” says Elaine Karton, the gallery manager.
“Trapani believes art is an important part of every community. Art and culture help reveal the unique meaning, value and character of a community,” says Karton. ”We are so proud to represent so many talented local artists who are truly inspired by Long Island’s unique and magnificent coastal beauty, farmland and historic homes.”
When it comes to frames, there are thousands of choices of custom frames from classic, traditional and transitional (somewhere between traditional and modern) to mid-century and modern. Karton says that these days lots of local people are buying new art and moving more toward modern.
So it’s one-stop art shopping at Trapani—find the art you love and have it framed. For more information, visit


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