Members of Shelter Rock appreciate and support the arts. A different public exhibit is displayed in the Shelter Rock Art Gallery every month.

The Art Committee
The Art Committee

Some exhibits are collections are of an individual artist’s works, and some are collections of multiple artists based upon a theme. Some artists are members of the congregation, and some are artists referred to the Art Committee for consideration. All exhibits are intended to foster artistic appreciation and to support local artists.

The Art Gallery is a “mixed-use space.” Please call Carrie Ann Sampogna at 516.472.2975 for best viewing hours. Thank you.

Everything Is a Story, by Marc Josloff

Art Exhibition through February 4, 2024

Marc’s paintings and photographs have been exhibited in galleries throughout the metropolitan New York area. His work has been included in private and public collections. “Boy on a Scooter” was purchased by the Art Students League of New York for their prestigious permanent collection and exhibited alongside such luminaries as Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell, and William Merritt Chase. In 2004, Marc was identified by Watercolor Magic magazine as one of “11 Artists to Watch.”

In addition to his paintings, Marc’s photographs have been decorated with numerous awards including an international award in Canada’s PhotoLife magazine.

Marc is frequently called upon to give painting and photography workshops, demos, and presentations and to serve as a judge for regional exhibitions. Currently, Marc is teaching weekly classes at The Art Guild in Manhasset.

Natural Impressions: Paintings by Barbara Stein and Marsha Tarlow

Barbara Stein and Marsha Tarlow come together to present their works of art, "Natural Impressions." Come meet the artists at the opening of the show on Sunday, November 19, 2023 for a reception beginning at 1pm. "Natural Impressions" will be on exhibit in the Shelter Rock Art Gallery through January 3, 2024.

Autumn Offerings--Paintings

Demetrius Manouselis was born in Crete, Greece and moved to New York during the 1970’s with a dream to study and create art. Demetrius has a Bachelor of Design degree and is a licensed architect, graduating from Pratt Institute in 1981. Manouselis’ work has a musical sensibility through the rhythms of color and line that area at once in a visual harmony as well as in discord.

Demetrius’ work will be exhibited in the Shelter Rock Art Gallery through November 14, 2023, with an opening reception 1-3 pm, Sunday October 15, 2023.

Video courtesy of Paul Kopelow, Chair, Art Committee

LI Center of Photography: LENS SCAPES on Exhibit through October 10, 2023

Reception: Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 1–3 pm | All are welcome.

Images in Color, an exhibit by artists Cynthia Pascal and Steven Vando, through June 27, 2023

Originally from New York City, Steven began painting, drawing and creating art at a young age. His art education, though mainly self-taught through life experiences and observation, included studying at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. His adult career has led him through many different creative and business endeavors, while always thinking of returning to his artistic roots. In 2016, Steven began painting, creating and selling his latest original watercolors.

"My current work in watercolor is a blend of impressionism and lyrical abstract painting. I enjoy working with shape, texture, line and color, experimenting with spontaneous and controlled interactions of paint and water producing compositions that are fluid and vibrant. I enhance my imagery by lifting paint or layering colors to create texture and depth. My art is strongly influenced and representative of nature, water, florals, trees and leaves."

Thanks to Katy Schall, courtesy of Paul Kopelow

We are pleased to honor Katy for her amazing talent and steadfast commitment to beauty in our lives! Thank you, Katy!

“From 3 Perspectives” exhibit featuring artworks by Diane Bares, Shelley Holtzman, and Ilene Silberstein was on view at the Shelter Rock Art Gallery at UUCSR from April 22–May 23, 2023.

The three artists have shared studio space since 2018 at The Art Guild located at Elderfields Preserve in Manhasset, NY. They each have their own unique style and approach to painting. Diane captures the atmospheric mood of landscapes, Shelley uses a graphic approach to her bold colorful florals, and Ilene uses brush strokes to portray the light of her classical still lifes. Despite having different styles, they encourage each other’s artistic pursuits.

Primary Colors: Drawings and Paintings of Nathaniel LaNasa

On Exhibit: March 18–April 18, 2023

Alan RIchard's Art Exhibit

My work may be classified as photomontage. It uses multiple photographic images, segments of images, drawings, vectors, or clips that are fused to create a single composite image. The images may be playful, satirical, or of a more serious nature. I try to tell a story with each image. My artwork represents the human condition. It reflects how I view events and the interaction between people and the world.

My work is primarily based on photographic images. I either take the images myself or I use found/vintage or other images combined with my images. The images are often supplemented by drawings to bring the various elements into a single image.