Art Guild to open photo show Saturday

Grace McQuade

The Art Guild invites the public to view “From My Perspective,” a juried photography competition and exhibition, from Saturday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 26.

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 Saturday, Feb. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Art Guild’s home, Elderfields Preserve, located at 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset.

The exhibit features 62 photographs by 60 photographers (including 22 high school students) chosen from over 230 images.

The photographers, from all across Long Island, bring a wide variety of photographic styles and interpretations of the theme.

Photographers included in the show are: Linda Abrams, George Billy, Ben Black*, Jake Bolling*, Emma Boudin*, Rebekah Buon*, Sarah Casillas*, Katelyn Christ*, Thomas Colligan, Ariana Concepcion*, Nicole Correia*, Kaitlin Diorio*, Mike DiRenzo, Jessica Ehrlich*, Scott Elberger, Dana Epstein, Judith Feinman, Alexa Felgin, Gloria Gang, Brian Grandfield, Emma Hickerson*, Sandy Jo Hyman, Julian Igneri*, Annette Kasle, Daniel Kasle, Ellen M. Keller, Colleen Kelly, Susan Kozodoy-Silkowitz, Bruce Laird, Grey Lancaster*, Malka Lohmann*, Eileen Madigan, Marvin Makofsky, Sara Malvey*, Katie Mancher, Mark Mancher, Jake Marcik*, Shoshana May, Kristina McDougal*, Margaret McGovern*, Nicole Ann Merin*, John Micheals, Deborah Miller, Joseph Nuzzo, Phillip Persky, Alan Richards, Jeff Rothburd, Steven Russo*, Harry Sanders*, Steven Silberstein, Barbara Spivak, Alan Stein, Stanley Strauss, Ajay Thakur, Susan Tiffen, Joan Weiss, Diane Werdath*, Dave Wollin, and Yuewei Xing*.

The juror of awards for this show will be John Bruno.

Bruno is a passionate devotee of the genre for over 37 years with a diverse background.

A photographer for the New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Islanders, and the New York Racing Association, he enjoys producing unconventional images rich in color and as far from a “structured” photographic environment as possible.

Currently, Bruno serves as Program Chairman for the Great Neck Camera Club and is a member of the Photo Artists’ Network.

He is also a past President of the Port Washington Camera Club and past vice president of the Photographic Federation of L.I.

Classes for children, high school students and adults run year-round, and include Landscape Painting for Beginners and Intermediates, Watercolor for Beginners or Intermediates, The Still Life in Oil, and Advanced Studio for High School Students (beginning Feb. 9).

Sip & Sketch, a non-instructional drawing session with a live model, meets on the second Thursday evening of every month.

Please RSVP for the next session on Feb. 9.

A workshop, Watercolor with Joyce Hicks, is scheduled for June 22-25.

The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the visual arts.

For more information, please call 516.304.5797 or visit the website,

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