The Huntington Arts Council, Main Street Gallery announces the upcoming Driven To Abstraction Juried Art Show. The exhibit is on display from the Opening Reception on August 14 through August 29th. Opening Reception is from 6-8pm at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington NY. All are welcome to attend.
How does someone judge abstract art? To my surprise, I was faced with an abundant and diverse amount of art, including many notable works. In jurying ‘Driven To Abstraction’ my intentions were to be as objective as possible and choose a variety and range of work demonstrating variations in abstraction. I also attempted to keep in mind a visually successful and cohesive exhibit. Aesthetically, I mainly considered the clarity of the piece, visual language and implementation of materials. Congratulations to all the artists! Deborah Katz Juror
Congratulations to all of the participating artists; Anu Annam,Ginger Balizer-Hendler, Linda A. Beutelschies, Susan Bird, Mary Brodersen, Andrew Buck, Edward Cascone, Louise Cassano, Laura Cerrano, Joe Constantino, Beth Costello, Tom de Gruyl, JoAnne Dumas, Emily EIsen, Jess Faro,Terry Finch,John Flagg, Barbara B. Flamm, Stuart Friedman, Joanna Gazzola, Andrea M. Gordon, William Grabowski, Ellen Hallie Schiff, Rodee Hansen, Brandon Hendrick, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Richard Kanter, Stan Kaufman, Kate Kelly, Julia Lang-Shapiro, Jacques LeBlanc, Jack Lemmerman, Lilian Masten, Celeste Mauro, Margaret Minardi, Frank Musto, Lynellen Nielsen, David Quinn, Dennis Reddington, Dorothy Redling, Lawrence Schloss, Len Sciacchitano, Constance Sloggatt Wolf, Micki Sokol, Stan Teich, Arlene Thek, Mac A Titmus, William Von Gonten, Pamela Waldroup, and Vicki Wojcik
Special acknowledgement goes to:
1st Place – Constance Sloggatt Wolf-RED
2nd Place – John Flagg-Forgiveness-Mother and Daughter
3rd Place – Ellen Hallie Schiff-Ruined 3, Front
The prospectus to Artists detailed the theme of the exhibition with this description: Are you driven to the unlimited world of your imagination? Are you inspired to express yourself, unrestricted by the bounds of reality … or are you tickled to just give reality a tweak? This is your show. If you consider it abstract, then so will we!
About the juror: Deborah Katz, a native Long Islander is an award winning artist, curator and writer with an extensive background in the visual and cultural arts who is committed to provide and promote higher professional standards for art on Long Island, while informing, inspiring and entertaining.
The Main Street Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm.