New Exhibition Showcases Westchester Artists

A new group exhibition at ArtsWestchester opened last month, featuring the breadth and diversity of the Lower Hudson Valley’s cultural landscape.

The Open Call exhibition features 22 area artists who represent a thriving art scene. One standout artist to watch is Elizabeth Diaz, recipient of the prestigious Larry Salley Photography Award for 2024. Diaz’s captivating photographs of members of Yonkers’ trans community shed light on a social group that is often invisible to the general public.

“This exhibition is part of ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange series, which aims to promote and support local artists by providing them with a platform to showcase their work,” said Kathleen Reckling, ArtsWestchester’s COO. “We are committed to nurturing artistic talent and fostering a vibrant arts community.”

The exhibited artists represent a wide spectrum of artistic styles and media, from painters to sculptors, photographers to mixed media artists.

The exhibited artists are Nina Ansaldi, Carrie Belk, Gabriela Bornstein, Carol Bouyoucos, Dorothy Cancellieri, Elizabeth Diaz, Lisa Freeman, Bryan Greene, Linda Greenhouse, Natalya Khorover, Wendy Leopold, Mary Ann Lomonaco, Rita Maas, Quinn Martin, Taeesha Muhammad, Maxine Nodel, Jill Parry, Lotte Petricone, Karen Simon, Roxene Sloate, Eileen Stodut, and VASH.

Among the various styles, Petricone’s artistic process begins by drawing from print images and progresses with deliberate painting and meticulous attention to detail, edges, lines, and the mixing of colors. Khorover’s art practice stems from a need to create beauty from that which has been discarded.

The exhibition runs through May 26. ArtsWestchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Open Call is sponsored by Etain and Westchester Magazine.