Past Programs and Events in the Arts

December 2, 2022 – January 2, 2023: Holiday Art Exhibition & Sale – “Art for a Cause”

50+ art pieces through “Artists for a Cause” were available for purchase or bidding. One painting was also available as a raffle prize for those who bought raffle tickets. Raffle winner was randomly chosen virtually on January 3, 2023.

Those who purchased original art supported programming at the CWNY and the artists that generously donated a portion of the proceeds. All funds raised helped CWNY’s Art Program that focuses on Female Artists Representation and Gender Justice Social Transformation through Art.

Our opening reception was on Friday, December 9, 2022 and attendees had the opportunity to view and buy original artwork and meet the artists, Evening entertainment:
Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres,
A book reading/signing by Nationally Acclaimed Long Island City Author, Dr. Bessie W. Blake. She presented and signed her third book Love Lifted Me.
Musical performance by Peruvian Vocalist and Activist, Noelia Robles

May 7, 2022: Art Exhibit Opening: “Art for a Purpose” – A Multivenue Global Exhibition with CWNY and Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

CWNY was pleased to participate with Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation in hosting a Multi-Venue Global Exhibition, “Art for a Purpose” at our Fort Totten Park location in-person on Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, and June 11 & 18. This multi-venue global exhibition had shed light on social issues to inspire change. Art materials were also on hand for everyone to create their own art for a purpose. The opening reception was on May 7th from 1 – 5 PM and was sponsored by The French Workshop.

March 2021: Poster Contest

See the winners of our women’s rights poster contest held for students in grades 5-12. Thanks to all the participants!

Nov 13, 2020: Cocktails, Art, & Music

Art Sale & Auction Kick-Off Event

Musical performance by the violinist, Erica Quach
Conversation with the artist, Argie Moutafis-Agelarakis
Art auction took place Nov 13-21, 2020
Art sale ended Nov 28, 2020

2 original artworks were auctioned.
59 original artworks were for sale in a variety of media (watercolor, oil, and mixed media).
A 10% discount was offered for art sold at kick-off, only.
30% of the proceeds of the artwork was graciously donated to CWNY to support services for women.
Artwork pick-up hours will be available at the CWNY for any art purchased.
Shipping and handling will be processed separately. 

Sept 26, 2020: Art as Therapy

Art as Therapy

The PowerPoint slides from the above webinar are available here:

Spring 2020: Poetry Contest

Read the winning poem from fifth grader Zoe Beharrylal.

February 2020: Poster Contest

See the winners of our women’s rights poster contest held for students in grades 5-12. Thanks to all the participants!