Maragos Kicks Off Women’s History Month with Art and Photography Exhibition

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  28. January 2014

Mineola, NY - January 28th, 2014 -  Over 50 Female Artists Will Compete for Prizes from Sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Nassau County Legislature Building located at 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York. Comptroller George Maragos is proud to announce the first Nassau County “Women of the World” - Art and Photography Exhibition to promote local female artists and contribute to the growing arts industry in the County. The display of art will bring recognition to over 50 award winning artists and kick-off Women’s History Month in Nassau County. The artists will compete for prizes from Sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Nassau County Legislature Building. Participation from local artists, local businesses and individual sponsors has been overwhelming.

“Nassau County is home to some of the most talented artists in the Country,” Comptroller Maragos said. “I am honored to host the Women of the World Art Exhibit as a way to promote our local artists and spur further growth in our local film and art industry. The Comptroller’s office is always ready to support our local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs.”

"As curator of "Women Of The World" it was an amazing 'artventure' for me to set out on a quest to locate and invite fifty outstanding women artists from every corner of Long Island to showcase their individual style,” Curator Jill Rader Levine (Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Long Island Press Club, National League of American Pen Women - MA Master of Visual Arts.) “The results of their creativity in expressing the theme of the feminine mystique in the medium of their choice are brilliant - fifty unique images that will leave a memorable impression on all who attend this event."

The event format will include a panel of distinguished judges to evaluate each piece based upon focusing on the criteria of the "Wow" factor, expression of the theme, creativity and expertise in their chosen medium. There will be three awards in each of the two divisions - a total of six. Prizes will be awarded in each category for Fine Art and Photography.

Judges will include notables in the arts such as: Donna Tuman, Ph.D, Chair of C.W. Post Art Department, Dr. Joan Powers, Director of Photography at C.W. Post, Professor Marc Kopman of Hutton House Lecture Series, Professor Thomas Germano of Farmingdale State College, Artist Tom Sammon, Newsday Photo Editor Ken Sawchuk, Dr. Regina Gil, Director of the Great Neck Arts Center, and Fatimah White, of the African American Museum of Art.

The "Women Of The World" Long Island Art & Photography Exhibition featuring over 100 works of art will be on display for the entire month of March - Opening March 4,2014 at the Hutchins Gallery in the main library at CW Post Campus. Tuesdays - Saturday 2- 5 PM.

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