Guild Hall's Members Show Turns 80

The oldest non-juried exhibition on Long Island
A detail from Nicolas Tarr's lensed box "House of Mystery," one of approximately 400 works on view in Guild Hall's 80th artist members exhibition, which opens on Saturday.

The annual Guild Hall Artist Members exhibition will celebrate its 80th anniversary when it opens on Saturday with a reception for members from 5 to 7 p.m. To mark the occasion, the museum has invited all past top honors winners for a champagne toast before the opening.

The oldest non-juried exhibition on Long Island and one of the few such shows still offered, the members show typically features works in every medium by more than 400 artists. The winner of top honors receives a solo show at Guild Hall. 

Other awards include best abstract, best representational, best photograph, best work on paper, best mixed media, the Theo Hios Landscape Award, and honorable mentions.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Connie H. Choi, who is the associate curator of the permanent collection at the Studio Museum in Harlem, where she is currently organizing a major traveling exhibition drawn from the museum’s holdings. Prior to joining the Studio Museum, Ms. Choi, who is a doctoral candidate in art history at Columbia University, was assistant curator of American art at the Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibition will remain on view through May 19.