Appreciating Home at the Art Guild

After being without their home for nearly three years, the Art Guild embraces home in all its iterations this year. The latest of which, Home On The Range: Landscapes We Love opens Saturday.

The celebration of home, whether it be landscapes, seascapes or cityscapes includes 59 pieces of artwork from 39 artists from around New York. The youngest artist is just 14 while the oldest are in their 70s.

French’s Restaurant, by Donald Zwerling, watercolor

“It’s a really nice range, it’s going to be beautiful,” Sue Herbst of the Art Guild said.

The Art Guild in Elderfields Preserve lost its home to a fire during Hurricane Irene. Three years later and they’re finally back, opening up the first exhibit in their home last September.

The Little Bridge, Gia Schifano, oil

“We’re so happy to be in our home, so the theme this year for shows is home,” Herbst.

Herbst added they knew they wanted to do a landscape showcase this year so focusing it on home was a natural fit. A previous photography show, Real [Surreal) Estate, Images of Home was also based on the theme of home.

Italian Landscape, Anthony Monitto, acrylic

The open call for submissions resulted in 44 artists submitting about 100 pieces of work.

“All were very good, but we don’t have enough room to hang all of them,” Herbst said.

Spring Awakening, Linda Ruden, oil

The talented Jane McGraw-Teubner will judge the juried exhibit. McGraw-Teubner is a master pastel artist who is also on the board of directors of the Catherine Lorillard art club. Awards will be announced during the opening reception on Saturday, March 28 from 3 to 5pm.