The Art Guild’s 2016 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, June 3


The 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, 6-8 pm. 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.

Norma Zuckerman, Study in Complements, oil
Randi Roernes, The Wedding Player, oil
Diana DeSantis, Demetrius, pastel

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. Mr. 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, NY.

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, 2016. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 5 pm 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 9-10, The Untapped Power of Watercolor with award-winning watercolorist Antonio Masi on August 5-7, and Alla Prima Oil Painting with Christine Lafuente on October 22-23.

Check The Art Guild website and Facebook page throughout the year for information about our exciting programs and events. Take a class, participate in an exhibition, come to a lecture, volunteer your time, attend a workshop, or just come setup an easel on our lovely grounds and paint.

The Art Guild is located at Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset New York. For more information please call 516.304.5797 or visit our website: The Art Guild is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization.



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