Artist/Professor Neill Slaughter and Deputy Director Melanie Crader

present the awards at the Museum, Saturday, April 9, 3-4pm


East Hampton High School teacher Margaret Zubarriain with student Kym Bermeo,

who won Award of Excellence in Painting. Photo: Tom Kochie


WATER MILL, NY 4/1//2022—The Parrish Art Museum is honoring 89 young artists for their outstanding work in the 2022 Student Exhibition. The award winners were selected from more than 300 high school student participants by Neill Slaughter, painter and retired professor of Visual Art at Long Island University, C.W. Post campus. On Saturday, April 9, 3-4pm, Parrish Deputy Director Melanie Crader and Slaughter will honor the students at the Museum with Awards of Excellence to 72 Seniors, and “Ones to Watch” awards to 17 underclassmen. The event is open to the public; please see COVID policy below.


“Having spent a considerable time reviewing all the artwork, I am certainly cognizant of what is entailed in the creative endeavors I witnessed in this year’s exhibition and want to compliment everyone’s efforts—from the artists to the teachers—who continually motivate these young artists to rise admirably to the challenge of creating such a wide range of art in a multitude of media,” said Slaughter.


“The Parrish’s annual exhibition of student art serves to affirm the importance of art education this and every year,” said Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield. “The work of participating teachers demonstratestheir deep commitment to art education, their students, and the community. We cannot thank them, and Neill, enough.”


Since 1956, the Parrish Art Museum has been showing the work of young artists from Eastern Long Island schools at the annual Student Exhibition, which provides an overview of the high level of creativity and accomplishment achieved in regional schools for generations. Students demonstrate imagination, enthusiasm, and technical skill in diverse media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, collage, and textiles.

The Parrish welcomed students, their teachers, and their families to a preview at the Museum on March 12; the exhibition opened to the public on March 13, and closes on Sunday, April 24.







  • Rosalie Marfoglio, Shoreham Wading River
  • Ami Malsky, Eastport South Manor
  • Sasha McCarthy, Eastport South Manor
  • Angie Flores Oritz, Riverhead
  • Christopher McDonald, Riverhead
  • Hannah Witt, Riverhead
  • Daniela Rodriguez, Hampton Bays
  • Elmer Fuentes, William Floyd
  • Averie Sanchez, Westhampton Beach
  • Sudenaz Gulsen, Westhampton Beach
  • Sarah Spanburgh, Southampton
  • Jessica Valdes Ramos, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Giovanna Kalin, Miller Place


Mixed Media/Collage

  • Caroline Canavan, Pierson
  • Nusara Muongcharoen, Pierson
  • Zola Crandall, East Hampton
  • Lauren DeRosso, Shoreham Wading River
  • Angelina Rosario, Eastport South Manor
  • Robert Iannaccone, Eastport South Manor
  • Kaitlyn Kucera-Doherty, Eastport South Manor
  • Morgan Calhoun, Westhampton Beach
  • Isabella Pesce, Westhampton Beach
  • Myla Dougherty, Shelter Island



  • Matthew Rosario, East Hampton
  • Maya Feit, East Hampton
  • Maria Moncayo, East Hampton
  • Steven Japa, Hampton Bays
  • Betsy Castro, Bellport
  • Vivienne Love, Bellport
  • Marina Gustavson, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Kathryn Donohue, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Emma Albright, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Silvia Ramirez-Romero, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Michael Schwamb, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • William Hidalgo, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Rami Lawson, Ross
  • Simoneta Peon Herrero, Ross



  • Zephyr Lipman-Wulf, Pierson
  • Ella Glover, Mattituck
  • Ella Bistrain, East Hampton
  • Kym Bermeo, East Hampton
  • Chantel Roache, Center Moriches
  • Brennen Weinstein, Center Moriches
  • Ivy Ferrante, Eastport South Manor
  • Deanna Fiason, William Floyd
  • Dannylee Valencia, William Floyd
  • Caroline Luss, Southampton
  • Bridget Ferguson, Southampton
  • Fallon Broyles, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Amelia Regan, Ross
  • Zoe Kirszner, Ross


Sculpture/ 3-D

  • Anna Kastrati, East Hampton
  • Dillon Islami, East Hampton
  • Megan Sweeney, Center Moriches
  • Brianna Daman, Riverhead
  • Gio Maffetone, Riverhead
  • Juliana Riera Ortiz, Southampton
  • Javier Calyeca, Southampton


Digital Media

  • Nora Conlon, East Hampton
  • Shakya Jeufy, Riverhead
  • Carolina Marin, Riverhead
  • Brandon Baculima, Hampton Bays
  • Brianna Quiros, Hampton Bays
  • Talus Pinto, Southampton
  • David Ayala, Bellport
  • Alexia Benjamin, Bellport
  • Matthew Faraci, Gary D. Bixhorn
  • Sophie Disch, Ross
  • Kaylee Sanchez, Ross
  • Lukas Hommert, Ross


Ones to Watch

  • Abigail Barnabee, Grade 11, Westhampton Beach
  • Alex Bermundez, Grade 9, Hampton Bays
  • Ania Golebiowska, Grade 11, Ross
  • Cassidy Hewett, Grade 10, Pierson
  • Catalina Gutierrez, Grade 10, Ross
  • Claire Nemschick, Grade 11, Mattituck
  • Claire Paetzel, Grade 11, Mattituck
  • Fany Partillo, Grade 11, William Floyd
  • Jacqueline Thulin, Grade 11, Southampton
  • Kassidy Rohan, Grade 11, Westhampton Beach
  • Kate Walter, Grade 11, Miller Place
  • Logan O’Neill, Grade 11, Southampton
  • Madeline Day, Grade 11, Bellport
  • Olivia Phillips, Grade 10, Center Moriches
  • Reagan Walsh, Grade 11, Eastport South Manor
  • Sophie Lin, Grade 10, Miller Place
  • Tor Christensen, Grade 11, Westhampton Beach


COVID POLICY: Effective March 26, 2022, all visitors ages 2 and older to the galleries

are required to wear a medical-grade mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status. 


Proof of vaccine is required for attendees ages 5 and older for all events and programs at the Lichtenstein Theater, café, & Studio; those age 18 and older must also provide a valid ID. A negative test result will not be accepted.


The 2022 Student Exhibition and related educational programs are supported, in part, by property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and Tuckahoe Common School District with additional funding from Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton/Arts and Letters Foundation; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Joseph M. Cohen; The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation; Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation; and the William Talbott Hillman Foundation. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.



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