I always love the Artist Members Exhibition at Guild Hall, which is full of loads and loads of local talent and artwork from so many friends. What a great show! Enjoy a few of the photos I took on Saturday and scroll down for information on the winners.
On Saturday April 23, Guild Hall announced the winners of the 78th Artists Members Exhibition. The show features 424 local artists in the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still offered. Sara Kriendler was awarded Top Honors for her mixed media piece Calendario Lunar. She will have a solo show in the Spiga Gallery in 2018. The awards judge was JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital at the Jewish Museum in New York. Over 100 new members participated this year.
Other honorees included: Suzanne LaFleur for Best Abstract; Marilyn Church for Best Representational Work; Robin Du Plessis for Best Photograph; Bastienne Schmidt for Best Work on Paper; Dennis Leri for Best Sculpture; Janet Rossi for Best Mixed Media; Mike McLaughlin for the Catherine and Theo Hios Best Landscape Award; Jenny Gorman for Best New Artist. Honorable Mentions were Lucy B. Cookson, Janet L. Culbertson, Anne Drager, Nadine Daskaloff, Ellen Dooley, Marietta Gavaris, Neil Kraft, Joyce Kubat, Goran Petmil, Claudia Spinelli, Janice Stanton, and Bob Wilson. Many of the works are available for sale.
For 78 years Guild Hall Museum has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artists Members Exhibition. Artists, representing every level of development, enter to underscore their support for the museum and its dynamic role in the community as a Museum, Theater and Educational Arts Center. The exhibition is organized by Stephanie de Troy Miller, Assistant Curator/Registrar and Lewis B. Cullman Associate for Museum Education, with the installation design by Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Director/Chief Curator, Guild Hall Museum. Hamptons Art Hub is the media sponsor.