Guild Hall Award Winners

Joyce Kubat was awarded top honors for her ink-on-paper piece “Armour.”
Joyce Kubat, left, winner of top honors, and Andrea Grover, Guild Hall’s executive director, flanked “Armour,” Ms. Kubat’s winning entry. Durell Godfrey

The opening of Guild Hall’s 79th Artist Members Exhibition on Saturday afternoon was accompanied by a private reception for the 2017 prizewinners. Joyce Kubat was awarded top honors for her ink-on-paper piece “Armour.” She will have a solo show in the museum’s Spiga Gallery in 2019. Judging this year’s 383 artworks was Ruba Katrib, curator at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City.

Other winners were Pam L. Nolan, best abstract; Anne Drager, best representational work; Neil Kraft, best photograph; Melinda Hackett, best work on paper; Ruby Jackson, best sculpture, and Luk Zulu, best mixed media. Doug Reina won the Catherine and Theo Hios Award for best landscape and Gustavo Bonevardi was named best new artist. Eight-nine new members took part in this year’s exhibition.

Honorable mentions went to Sara M. Kriendler, Alan Lucks, Patti Who, Jeffrey S. Muhs, Ruth Poniarski, Olivia August, Aurelio Torres, and Lawrence & Cornelia Randolph.

The artist-members show is the oldest non-juried exhibition on Long Island and one of the few still offered. It welcomes artists at every level of development. 

Stephanie de Troy Miller, the museum’s assistant curator and registrar, organized this year’s show. Christina Mossaides Strassfield, the director and chief curator, designed the installation.