The Art Guild
200 Port Washington Blvd.
Manhasset, NY 11030
On View: September 10-30, 2023
Flowers have historically been a source of inspiration for artists and designers around the world, from Claude Monet to Andy Warhol. Floral imagery can evoke a wide range of emotions and moods, from the boldness of a daisy to the quietness of a water lily. See how these artists interpret and represent The Art of the Bloom in their work.
The National Association of Women Artists
in Collaboration With The Flushing Bank
Are bringing a Seasonal Focus to the concept for this in-person exhibition.
Enjoy the buoyant color and interpretation of the season by a variety of Fine Artists.
“Let It Grow!”
Now through October 5, 2023
Visit the Flushing Bank at the Park Avenue South Branch
225 Park Ave South
New York, NY 10003
There is a sense of joy, excitement, and awe when nature or human relations are nurtured through caring and kindness to allow everything to flourish and grow. This theme reflects the focus of both of these historic organizations. The National Association of Women Artists, as the first women’s fine arts organization established in the US, has been helping women artists grow by empowering them to expand their vision. This theme of growth also serves as the guiding force behind the efforts of the Flushing Bank in support of the needs of its customers. There is a synergy in these efforts.
Petersen’s Garden. 24×36″ Embellished Giclée on Canvas
At this year’s Big Picture Exhibition, six Signature Members of the National Association of Women Artists were juried into the show. This is an incredible achievement since 94 artists submitted 214 images, out of which 36 works were selected to be exhibited by Juror, Simon Levenson. This is yet one more indication of the quality of the NAWA Signature members.
Bio: Mary Ahern is a classically trained artist who works in both digital and traditional mediums. Her work, which is inspired by her garden, invokes spiritual and philosophical questions beyond the canvas.
Statement: As a passionate gardener, my art is as intricately entwined as the gardens surrounding my studio. The lessons learned from the garden permeate my work.
With boldness in color & scale my art summons, with seeming simplicity, the complex questions of existence and purpose. These flowers represent a microcosm of the universe in their families and community as well as their quest for survival, eventual senescence and rebirth.
With a duality of macro and micro vision, my flowers invite the viewer to see, larger than life, the intricacy and purpose of their existence. And in their boldness, I suggest a contemplation of their relevance and ours in the social order of our universe.