The Art Guild invites all photographers to enter “I’m Ready For My Closeup,” a juried competition and exhibition. More than just closeup portraiture, this exhibit encourages photographers to explore and examine our world from a macro, and even micro, perspective. All photographers, 18 years and older (high school students ages 14 to 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. 8. A prospectus can be downloaded at www.theartguild.org.
The exhibit will be on view at The Art Guild’s home, Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd. from Feb. 6 to 28. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. An Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The juror for this show will be Harold Naideau, a photographer, artist, author and educator based on Long Island. He teaches photography at Suffolk County Community College, Briarcliffe College and Stony Brook University. His photography blends traditional fine-art photography with digital imaging and printing and utilizes a changing array of modern material and processes. You can see his work at www.naideauphotography.com.
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, go to www.theartguild.org.