80th Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition
Organized by Casey Dalene, Curatorial Assistant/Registrar
Installation design by Christina M. Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator
For 80 years, Guild Hall Museum has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. This is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. This community-centered exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the artists who live and work here. Artists from every level participate in this exhibition to show their support of Guild Hall and its role in their life as their community Museum, Theater and Educational Art Center. The 2018 awards judge is Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem.
The Annual Guild Hall Artist Member Exhibition has often been referred to as the opening of the Art Season on the East End. It is a lively and vibrant exhibition featuring over 400 works in every medium from Guild Hall’s artist members. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: Top Honors, Best Abstract, Best Representational, Best Photograph, and Best Work on Paper, Best Mixed Media, Theo Hios Landscape Award, and Honorable Mentions. Every year Guild Hall is privileged to attract nationally recognized persons in the art world to serve as Awards Juror for this exhibition.
Winner of the Top Honor award at the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition receives a one-person exhibition in the Spiga Gallery.
April 28 3pm
Casey Dalene, Curatorial Assistant, interviews the winners and leads a tour of the exhibition
Museum Mondays at Guild Hall / 12:00-1:00pm
April 23 – Museum Director’s and Curatorial Assistant’s Choice with Christina Mossaides Strassfield and Casey Dalene
April 30 – Museum Director’s Choice with Christina Mossaides Strassfield
May 7 – Executive Director’s Choice with Andrea Grover
May 14 – Curatorial Assistant’s Choice with Casey Dalene
Connie H. Choi Guest JurorGuest Juror: Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem She has worked on the exhibitions Fictions, Regarding the Figure, and Their Own Harlems. She is currently organizing a major traveling exhibition drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Prior to joining the museum in February 2017, Choi was the assistant curator of American art at the Brooklyn Museum. She served as the project manager and lead curator of the 2016 reinstallation of the American galleries at the Brooklyn Museum, and the organizer of the museum’s presentation of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008. She has contributed catalogue essays for the Brooklyn Museum exhibitions John Singer Sargent Watercolors (2013), Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties (2014), Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (2015), and We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985 (2017). Choi is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Columbia University. She received a B.A. in the history of art from Yale University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.