Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gifts for graduates and teachers

Some locally made gifts to brighten the graduation day:

Fountain pens, ball pens, pencils
by Robert Ambrose, North Merrick
and Paul Lieberman, Melville
Well polished teacher's apple
by Yvonne Dagger, Massapequa
Delicious, beautifully packaged biscotti
by Stone Ridge Farm, East Norwich
Aromatic, long lasting soy candles
by East End Candles, Riverhead

Monday, June 6, 2011

Winners of the Young Adult show at the Oyster Bay Day Art Festival

The Award Ceremony
The Oyster Bay Day Art Festival had proven itself as thrilling as expected.

It took place at various places around Oyster Bay: Children displayed their work at Not Just Art, Adults took over Audrey Avenue near the bandstand, the Award Ceremony took place the at the Artist Club Gallery.

We at Think Long Island First had the pleasure to host the Young Adult (Ages 12 - 17) competition. We have enjoyed it tremendously. It was gratifying to see the audience's immediate response to the artwork on display.

There was a good number of entries for the first year of the show. Susie Gach Peelle, painter and art teacher who judged the Young Adult competition, commented, "nice cross-section of work and media for such a small show."

The winners are:

1st Prize - Rausan Borujerdi for Tehran #1
2nd Prize - Christina Lettich for Dragon Fly
3rd Prize - Julia Ryan for Portrait

1st Prize - Gabrielle Yeager for Knitting Time
2nd Prize - Halley Robbins for Floating Flower
3rd Prize - Briana Glynn for Family

The People's Choice award goes to Eva Mullarkey for Still Life.

Congratulations to the winners and warm words of encouragements to all competitors. We are looking forward to seeing your work at the next year's art show!

1st Prize in Painting/Drawing
Tehran #1 by Rausan Borujerdi
1st Prize in Photography
Knitting Time by Gabrielle Yeager
2nd Prize in Painting/Drawing
Dragon Fly by Christina Lettich
2nd Prize in Photography
Floating Flowers by Halley Robbins
3rd Prize in Painting/Drawing
Portrait by Julia Ryan
3rd Prize in Photography
Family by Briana Glynn
People's Choice Award
Still Life by Eva Mullarkey

Tracy Dellomo and Susie Gach Peelle
Our appreciation goes to Tracy Dellomo and Walter Imperatore who spearheaded the event on behalf of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association and the Chamber of Commerce.

Many thanks to Susie Gach Peelle for taking time from her busy schedule to judge and critique the artwork.