Several local artists are among the top award winners in the The Art League of Long Island’s current juried competition, It’s All About the Light. The exhibit features the work of 59 artists selected from 165 who submitted works in which light played a dominant role.
The show was juried by Karen Levitov, director and curator of the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University. Levitov has organized numerous professional solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art in her current role and in her prior role as curator and senior administrator at The Jewish Museum, NY. Levitov selected the works to be displayed in the gallery as well as the nine which were singled out for awards.
Singled out for awards of excellence were Huntington artist Shain Bard whose oil painting, “Light Spilling Down the Street,” conveys a luminous landscape; Sheri Berman of Dix Hills, who weaves a tapestry-like landscape with cut paper in her “Day’s End,” collage; and Alan Richards of East Hills, whose photographic image composite “River Walk,” is illuminated by street lamps and bicycles.
Honorable mentions were awarded to Chris Ann Ambery of Hauppauge, “Emergence,” solarplate etching, intaglio and relief methods of inking; William Grabowski of Huntington Station, “Castaways,” photography; Gerry Hirschstein of Old Bethpage, “Modern Snack Bar,” pastel; Denis Ponsot of Queens Village, “Pont Notre-Dame,” transparent watercolor; Neva Setlow of East Quogue, “Intersections,” plexiglass and light; David Stein of Mt. Sinai, “Lakefront Trail, Chicago, IL,” oil painting.
It’s All About the Light is on display through August 5 at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery located at 107 East Deer Park Road, just off the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information visit Artleagueli.org or call 631-462-5400.