GUILD HALL’S 84TH ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Sunday, October 29 – January 8, 2024
ADMISSION IS FREE
The Artist Members Exhibition began in 1938, and Guild Hall continues this long-standing, democratic tradition as the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island. This lively presentation features over 300 works and showcases a variety of media. As with the concept of the Salon, established artists are exhibited alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors, offering a glimpse of artistic practices within our community. This initiative allows audiences to support and celebrate the artists who live and work in our immediate region and enables artists to sell their works. In turn, artists show their commitment to and support of Guild Hall—early participants included James Brooks, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, Charlotte Park, Jackson Pollock, and many more.
Guild Hall attracts nationally and internationally recognized art professionals to select the Top Honors Award and Honorable Mentions. The Top Honors Award receives a future solo exhibition at Guild Hall. Virginia Lebermann, Ballroom Marfa Co-Founder & Board President, and East End resident will serve as this year’s juror.
In conjunction with the Artist Members Exhibition, Guild Hall will also feature artist Mary Boochever, who was awarded the Top Honor prize in 2019 by juror Jocelyn Miller, curator and cultural producer. Deeply rooted in research and investigations of color systems, Boochever creates visual experiences for the viewer through her paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her solo exhibition Chart of the Inner Warp will be on view in the Marks Family Gallery North – Tito Spiga Exhibition Space.
Both exhibitions open on Saturday, October 28, with a Members-Only Reception from 4-6 PM and will be open to the public from Sunday, October 29, 2023, through January 8, 2024. Galleries are open from Friday to Monday, 12-5 PM. Museum admission is always free. A series of Lunch Break discussions and Creative Labs will be presented throughout the run of the exhibitions, featuring topics inspired by the works on view and the participating artists.
Louise & Howie’s Coffee Bar featuring Tutto Caffè is open in the lobby during gallery hours. Refreshments are not allowed in the galleries but may be enjoyed in the lobby and in our gardens.
MUSEUM PROGRAMS ARE SUPPORTED BY CROZIER FINE ARTS, AND FUNDING FROM THE MICHAEL LYNNE MUSEUM ENDOWMENT, AND THE MELVILLE STRAUS FAMILY ENDOWMENT.
FREE GALLERY ADMISSION IS SPONSORED, IN PART, BY LANDSCAPE DETAILS.