Photographers are invited to enter The Art Guild of Port Washington’s juried competition and exhibition, I’m Ready For My Closeup. More than just closeup portaiture, the exhibit encourages photographers to explore and examine our world from a macro—and even micro—perspective. High school students ages 14 to 18 years can enter in the student category and photographers 18 years and older can submit up to three photographic works for consideration by midnight on Jan. 8, 2016. A prospectus can be downloaded at www.theartguild.org.
The exhibit will be on view at The Art Guild’s home, Elderfields Preserve at 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset, from Feb. 6 to 28 on 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 the show will be Harold Naideau, a photographer, artist, author and educator based on Long Island, who 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. Check out his work at www.naideauphotography.com.
The Art Guild’s winter classes will start in January and include Art Explorations & Creative Art Studio for children and classes in watercolor, drawing, life drawing and more for adults. Registration is now open for the Fast, Loose & Bold painting workshop with Patti Mollica on Feb. 13 and 14. Check The Art Guild’s website and Facebook page for information about programs and events.
The Art Guild is a nonprofit organization providing encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the visual arts, which strives to offer participants an avenue to broaden creative pursuits. For more information, call 516-304-5797 or visit www.theartguild.org.