Artist Chris Preston presents his painting "Air Guitar" during the Rockaway Artists Alliance closing reception for ARTSplash 2009. Painted in the sTudio 7 Gallery during the run of the exhibition, it was part of the celebration which included an RAA picnic and barbecue, an art auction and impromptu live music. The People's Choice Award for best artwork, as voted by each gallery visitor, was presented for Madeline Braisted and her watercolor "Sun Lit Visions." Events during ARTSplash included a dance performance, a printmaking demonstration, an interactive opera group, and a poetry, plays, music and prose event by the RAA Writers Group. The RAA's next exhibition, "Gifted," opens on November 14, with an opening reception on Sunday, November 15 from 1-3 p.m. For further information please call 718-474-0861, e-mail rockart email@example.com or visit www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.