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If you are interested in attending an ArtSpeak Collective event please check below for upcoming dates and details. We welcome all artists looking to take part in an event to submit a few pieces of art along with a short explanation as to why you are interested in participating. Currently all submissions must be

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Past Events

1st Place

Linda Ganus

My work owes a debt to many past and present masters of figurative art, although it is the result of a search for a modern and personal response to those masters and their traditions. The imagery in my work is usually recognizable and taken from everyday life and observation; at the same time, it is often framed in unexpected ways.

Linda Ganus Albulescu exhibits regularly in the NYC area and is a member of Pleiades Gallery in Chelsea. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in History from Lehigh University, and a B. Mus in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan.


Engaged with our relationship to Nature as well as the nature of our relationships, her work delves into the sublime and the uncanny through a variety of media: drawing, painting, photography, video, music, and sound. Linda has done commissioned work in all media.


Please contact her at the following email:

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2nd Place

Sandra Benhaim

I work mainly in oil and oil paint stick on canvas and wood panels and find inspiration and wonder in the world around me. In my paintings, I try to express and also celebrate my passion for nature and all its splendor of color and variety. I employ layers of color, as well as juxtaposed colors, to create a visual energy that fascinates me. After working in a representational manner for many years, “little pieces of landscapes” began to mix in my artwork with pure abstractions of color and texture.

Lately, I have created purely abstract images expressing in unabashed and exuberant color my passion for nature. I’ve also begun to investigate collage much more fully – both on paper and other surfaces. Besides paint, crayon, and oil pastel, my collages are made from a variety of items: colored and textured papers, flyers, and cutouts from magazines and from maps. Bits and pieces of these papers and other such items have come from trips abroad to foreign destinations like Paris and The Bahamas.

My work is about “place” and is landscape-inspired, but it is not a representation of a specific location; the viewer is welcome to enter by imagination, memory, and reverie.

3rd Place

Allen Furbeck

As both a painter and a photographer, I have always tried to make work that is experientially pow­erful as well conceptually complex. My most recent photos, from the series "Eyes in the Back of My Head," are an attempt to reimagine images of landscape, and to reflect my experience of being a part of, rather than separate from it. It is an experience of being enveloped, immersed or entwined in nature, of being sucked in and spun around, of being reconfigured by it. I am trying to create an experience that is both renewing and a bit frightening; kaleidoscopic, hallucinogenic, therapeutic , exhilarating and calming.

I think of my palette as not just color but also space, light, and time, perception, meaning, un­derstanding and knowing. I am interested in both the particulars of making photographs and the broad questions of our mental processes, and how these two interact with each other.


Allen Furbeck's Website

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February 4th, 2021 Featured Artists

Meet Our Guest Juror

Joseph Cavalieri


Joseph Cavalieri is an award-winning native New York artist and educator. His work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Italian American Museum, and the Stax Museum. Known for his witty and imaginative, Medieval-style stained glass, drawing on diverse cultural references, Cavalieri’s work pays tribute to Jackie O, Robert Crumb, the Simpsons, and Aesop.

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