The #MyLongIslandLandmarks Art Exhibition at the SPLIA Gallery will be taking place from June 9 through November of 2016.
This exhibit is the culmination of a Social Media invitation for Long Islanders to submit their ideas of Long Island landmarks. SPLIA received hundreds of entries of paintings, photographs and other mediums depicting beach scenes, lighthouses, bridges, landscapes, historical sites and much more.
Landmarks are important because they connect us to the past or represent memorable places or features of significance to our own lives. They aren’t always buildings and, in fact, they can be just about anything that evokes a feeling of belonging and familiarity.
This juried competition was initiated by the Instagram hashtag, #MyLongIslandLandmarks, and curatorial selections from well-known artists who use Long Island as a subject. Visitors will enjoy a lively variety of works on display as well as a continuous loop of submissions on video.
The SPLIA Gallery is located at 161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor. The Gallery will be open Thursdays-Sundays 12-4 pm. There will be a reception on Sunday June 5, 2016, from 5-7 pm.
The exhibit was curated by Franklin Hill Perrell, co-director of the Artful Circle. Jurors included Frank Olt, Professor of Art at Long Island University, Joseph Szabo, photographer and Lisa Chalif, Curator at the Heckscher Museum of Art. We’d like to give special thanks to Debra Wells of Artful Circle.
Photos: Oil painting, Spirit of Long Beach by Christine D’Addario, and Oil on Canvas painting, Sherrewogue by Christian White.