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January 27, 2014

Maragos Kicks-Off Women's History Month With Art And Photography Exhibition

Over 50 Female Artists Will Compete for Prizes from Sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building

Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos is proud to announce the first Nassau County “Women of the World” - Art and Photography Exhibition to promote local female artists and contribute to the growing arts industry in the County. The display of art will bring recognition to over 50 award winning artists and kick-off Women’s History Month in Nassau County. The artists will compete for prizes from sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building.
 
“Nassau County is home to some of the most talented artists in the Country,” Comptroller Maragos said. “I am honored to host the Women of the World Art Exhibit as a way to promote our local artists and spur further growth in our local film and art industry. The Comptroller’s office is always ready to support our local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs.”
 
"As curator of "Women Of The World" it was an amazing art venture for me to set out on a quest to locate and invite fifty outstanding women artists from every corner of Long Island to showcase their individual style,” Curator Jill Rader Levine (Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Long Island Press Club, National League of American Pen Women - MA Master of Visual Arts.) “The results of their creativity in expressing the theme of the feminine mystique in the medium of their choice are brilliant - fifty unique images that will leave a memorable impression on all who attend this event."

The event format will include a panel of distinguished judges to evaluate each piece based upon focusing on the criteria of the "Wow" factor, expression of the theme, creativity and expertise in their chosen medium. There will be three awards in each of the two divisions - a total of six. Prizes will be awarded in each category for Fine Art and Photography.

Judges will include notables in the arts such as: Donna Tuman, Ph.D, Chair of C.W. Post Art Department, Dr. Joan Powers, Director of Photography at C.W. Post, Professor Marc Kopman of Hutton House Lecture Series, Professor Thomas Germano of Farmingdale State College, Artist Tom Sammon of the Heckscher Museum of Huntington, Newsday photo Editor Ken Sawchuk, Dr. Regina Gil, Director of the Great Neck Arts Center, and Fatimah White, of the African American Museum of Art.

Sponsors include:
A Taste of Home, Gallery 25 Art and Custom Framing, Blick Art, Berger Brothers Digital Photography, Hicks Nurseries, Sorell Salon, Uncle Bacala’s Restaurant, Tattoo Lou’s, Long Island Photogallery, Vincent’s Clam Bar, and Trapani Art and Frame.

Kathi Leistner Roni Chastain Alice Riordan Joanne VonZwehl

Connect with Nassau County Comptroller Maragos Online:
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Comptroller/index.html

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