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East End Artists Celebrated During Guild Hallís 77th Annual Artist Members Show

Nicole Barylski

Guild Hall's Artist Members Exhibition is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island. (Courtesy Photo)

"The opening reception is free and attracts hundreds of artists and art patrons who enjoy catching up and viewing the over 460 works on view, many of which are for sale," said Barbara-Jo Howard, Director of Marketing and Communications at Guild Hall. "This year we are creating an online exhibition by inviting all to post images of their pieces by using #GuildHall."

Guild Hall's 77th Annual Artist Members Exhibition, the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island, will debut on Saturday, May 2nd. The exhibit showcases works in a variety of mediums, from over 400 of Guild Hall's artist members. Each year, the East Hampton Center for the Visual and Performing Arts receives hundreds of entries for the show. The Artist Members Exhibition winner of the Top Honors receives a solo exhibition in Guild Hall's Spiga Gallery. Marla Prather, Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was this year's Awards Juror.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 4 to 6 p.m. The winner of Top Honors, as well as Best Representational Painting, Best Abstract Painting, Best Sculpture, Best Work on Paper, Best Mixed Media, Best Photograph, and numerous Honorable Mention citations, will be announced during the opening celebration.

The 77th Annual Artist Members Exhibition will be on display through Saturday, June 6th.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, visit www.guildhall.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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