Bayside Historical Society’s Annual Art Show Returns

Staff Writer

Art lovers will have a chance to view some pieces created by mostly unknown artists, as the Bayside Historical Society’s art show returns to Fort Totten this weekend.

The society’s 13th annual art exhibit will kick off with an opening reception on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. The display will include works from 40 different participants, many of whom will have two pieces each available for viewing. The show includes watercolor paintings, oil paintings, installations and photography.

While the exhibit is meant to show off the distinct styles of all the artists, it is also a contest, with prizes being given out for first, second and third place. The awards include ribbons, certificates and small monetary payments. The art will be judged by Faustino Quintanilla, executive director of Queensborough Community College’s art gallery, and Neill Slaughter, an artist and professor of fine arts at LIU-C.W. Post. Slaughter will also give a gallery talk at the opening reception.

The art show will remain on display until Jan. 26. It is free for Bayside Historical Society members but costs $8 for the general public. The society and art show are located at 208 Totten Ave., Bayside.

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