Nightmare on Main Street
Juror Sueey Gutierrez
October 16 – November 13, 2021*
*Featured image Horror F.R.I.E.N.D.S by Holly Eude
Celebrating its 10th year, Huntington Arts Council’s “Nightmare on Main Street” remains a highly popular exhibition. Students’ grades 6-12 were invited to participate in our annual Halloween themed show with artwork reflecting on the cultural influences of the occasion observed in many countries. For some, it is a time of reflection for remembering loved ones who have passed. For others it is a celebration of life. Many experience Halloween mainly with candy, costumes and spooky decorations. It all depends on your cultural background.
“It was challenging selecting works for this show since there were so many great entries. There was a lot of variety in the work from digital, photography, sculpture and traditional media. As well as different skill sets. But the pieces that were selected for this exhibition conveyed strong emotions and how they connect to Halloween; from cultural, whimsical, and visceral imagery. The point is to make the audience connect with the work. Grab their attention so that they may form their own opinions.” Said Juror, Sueey Gutierrez about the works submitted to the exhibition.
Congratulations to the following artists for receiving Best in Show and Honorable Mentions for their work:
Best in Show
– Gianna Mancusi for Jack and Jill
– Liza McPherson for Captured Memories
– Kasey Mulholland for Re-emerging Memories
– Eli Dalton for What’s Under the Bed
– Aiyana Torres for Décor for the Dead
For more information on the artists and their work, click here.
About the Juror: Sueey Gutierrez is a New York based artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Her family, originally from El Salvador, is of Mayan descent. She began drawing at the age of 3 and by 6 had received a scholarship to study art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her passion for art is highly influenced by her cultural background, pin-up art and burlesque dance. Sueey earned her BA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was an Art Educator for the Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC, and taught art at Success Academy Charter School. She lives on Long Island and exhibits throughout the Greater New York area.
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With additional support from Main St. Benefactor Members
Beth and Charles Levinthal
Dr. Kay Hutchins Sato
Bette and Paul Schneiderman