2013-11-15 / Community

Wave Photographer A Stand Out


“Rockaway –Save-” by Dan Guarino, assistant editor at The Wave, has been selected out of 1,900 works for a special online exhibition in Curate NYC. “Rockaway –Save-” by Dan Guarino, assistant editor at The Wave, has been selected out of 1,900 works for a special online exhibition in Curate NYC. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but standing out amid nearly two thousand pictures is a notable accomplishment.

Dan Guarino, assistant editor, writer and photographer at The Wave, has had his work selected from entries by 1,900 New York artists to appear in the well-regarded Curate NYC annual online exhibition.

His work is one of only 23 images selected by Kate Feirtag, Exhibition Director of the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan.

Each artist was permitted to submit one image only. Guarino’s photograph “Rockaway –Save-" is very much steeped in Rockaway. It conveys not only its devastation due to Hurricane Sandy, but also its recovery, resilience and rebirth.

The photo is also un-retouched and appears exactly as he shot it. It is on view at www.curate nyc.org/2013/author/kfeirtag.

Curate NYC is a month-long citywide festival of art exhibitions and a permanent online showcase of New York City artists exclusively. The program builds exposure and career opportunities for local artists and markets the City’s image as a cultural hub.

Guest curators from around the world, like Feirtag, review every entry and independently organize their own online exhibitions.

In 2010, Curate NYC attracted 1,200 entries in three weeks. In 2011, 1,500 artists joined, and website hits climbed from 600,000 to 1 million.

A self-taught photographer, as well as a musician and writer, Guarino’s work has appeared in more than three dozen local exhibitions. A proud resident of Broad Channel, he is also president of the Rockaway Artists Alliance.

“Rockaway –Save-“, as well as many of his other photos has also appeared in The Wave.

“I’m just glad for any exposure for all the great artists, talented, creative people and groups we have out here in Rockaway and Broad Channel,” he said.

More information about Curate NYC’s exhibitions and events can be found at www.curatenyc.org/2013/.

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