Winners of The Art Guild’s 2017 high school Student Exhibition announced

Winners of The Art Guild’s 2017 high school Student Exhibition announced
Left to right: Diane Bares, Executive Director, The Art Guild; first place winner Christina Mui of Valley Stream Central; and Bennett Horowitz, juror-of-awards at the reception and awards ceremony for The Art Guild’s annual Nassau County High School Student Exhibit, at Elderfields Preserve, Manhasset, on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The Art Guild at Elderfields has announce the winners of the Annual Nassau County Student Exhibition and Competition.

Submissions from high school students came from both public and private schools throughout Nassau County. From those entries, 56 works of art were selected for the exhibit. Bennett Horowitz, a retired instructor from the High School of Art and Design, NYC served as juror of awards.
First place was awarded to Christina Mui a junior from Valley Stream Central, for her highly detailed colored pencil painting, “Ceci & Penny.”

A portrait in pencil, “Kemuri,” by senior Charlee Lopez, from Oceanside, was awarded second place. Senior Erin Hogarty of Wantagh High School received third place for her oil pastel painting, “Summer Harvest.”

Honorable mentions were awarded to North Shore High School junior Katherine Hagan for her colored pencil painting, “Self Portrait,” Manhasset High School junior Isabelle Lin for her watercolor “Summer Breeze,” and Manhasset High School senior Jessica Zand for her acrylic painting “Looking Up.”

Students received cash prizes for first, second and third place, and honorable mention winners received gift certificates donated by Blick Art Materials, Carle Place.

All exhibiting students received “gift bags” also donated by Blick.
Bennett Horowitz, juror of awards, complimented the students on the level of concentration required to create work at this high level – particularly with the demands of ever-present technology, and told them how difficult it was to judge the show.

Horowitz, in addition to his teaching career, is an accomplished artist and graphic designer who has exhibited in many museums and galleries.
Students participating in the exhibit (with their school and graduation date) are: Alexandria Acero, Oceanside High Schoool, 2019; Muntaha Ahmad, Roslyn High Schoool, 2018; Amber Alsaigh, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2018; Hallie ArbitalJacoby, Wheatley School, 2018; Julia Bischoff, Schreiber High School (Port Washington) 2019; Julia Bremer, Sanford H. Calhoun High Schoool (Bellmore-Merrick), 2018; Heather Brody, Oceanside High School, 2018; Chloe Cedeno, Glen Cove High School, 2018; Anthony Cerullo, Long Beach HS, 2018; Daniela Crimi, Valley Stream North HS, 2018; Jaymie Gilady, Roslyn HS, 2018; Olivia Greiss, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS, 2019; Alan Guerrero, Oceanside High School, 2020; Katherine Hagen, North Shore HS 2019; Andrea Hayman, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS, 2019; Erin Hogarty, Wantagh HS, 2018, Joseph Iccari, Valley Stream South HS, 2018; Sarah Kendric, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2018; Lucy Lebowitz, Oceanside HS, 2020; Isabelle Lin, Manhasset HS, 2019; Charlee Lopez, Oceanside HS, 2018; Donatella Marino, Massapequa HS, 2020; Thomas Mayberry, Oceanside HS, 2018; Chase McGill, Chaminade HS, 2019; Christina Mui, Valley Stream Central HS, 2019; Lauryn Oliver, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2018; Mackenzie Panessa, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2018; Natalie Patane, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2018; Meghan Priest, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 2018; Taylor Rudtner, Long Beach HS, 2018; Caelan Schoenhofen, North Shore HS, 2019; Jessica Sossi Romano, Valley Stream North HS, 2019; Kaitlin Steingruebner, Wantagh HS, 2020; Lesly Tapia-Ramos, Valley Stream South HS, 2018; Alexandra Valme, Valley Stream North HS, 2018; Daniella Vera, Valley Stream North HS, 2019; Justine Woracek, Valley Stream North HS, 2018; Jacqueline Wright, Oceanside High School, 2018; Jessica Zand, Manhasset HS, 2018.
The show will continue through Nov. 26. The gallery is free and open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 pm and appointment.
Coming up at The Art Guild is Art From The Heart, a holiday fundraiser to benefit The Art Guild’s Scholarships and Education Fund. More than 100 pieces of art work will be on exhibit and on silent auction from Friday, December 1 through the reception Saturday, December 9, from 5-8 p.m. The remaining artwork will be on display and for sale through Jan. 7, 2018.
The Art Guild offers classes for children and adults year-round and encourages people of all ages to take a class, participate in an exhibition, come to a lecture, volunteer their time, or attend a workshop.

The gallery was voted Best Art Gallery 2017, in Blank Slate Media’s annual competition. The Art Guild is located at Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Manhasset.

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