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Art Exhibit: Marie Camenares – Watercolor and Pastel Artist

A native Long Islander, Marie Camenares studied art at CW Post, and has a degree in horticulture from Farmingdale University. In addition to creating soft watercolors, she also has a passion for the vibrant colors of pastels. The landscape is a beautiful and inspirational pallet and a source of ever-changing lighting, textures, colors and subject matter to choose from for her paintings.

Marie is a member of the Wet Paint Studio Group and has shown many paintings at various venues on Long Island, including The Bellport Community Center, where she won 1st place for her pastel “Vintage Still Life”, and an honorable mention for her watercolor, “Welcome Fall”. She’s had a one woman show at Martha Clara Vineyard, (now known as RGNY), displays at the Port Jefferson Village Center, a one woman show at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, and a one woman show at the Sachem library, as well as installations at libraries throughout Suffolk County.

The content of Marie’s paintings captures and reflect the deep appreciation she has for living on Long Island with its innate beauty and exquisite natural settings. She wants to soak her paintbrush, or her pastel palette, with the beauty of Long Island and share it with the viewer.

Things To Do: Art Challenge

Art For Now Sketchbook Project, for families, teens, and adults

During this time of Novel Covid-19 isolation, let’s share ourselves artfully, inspiring one another and being with one another through art. The North Shore Public Library has created an email address specifically for artwork submissions during the social distancing and closures that are impacting all our lives. Art can calm anxiety, allow for the releasing of bottled up emotions, and offers an ever important escape from the world around us, leading to some much needed fun and relaxation. If you are interested in submitting some of your current art work to the North Shore Public Library, please see the below set of rules and be part of this Art For Now Sketchbook Project!


  • Make a sketch or a piece of art as often as you want for the next month, whether that is every day, twice a week, or one every week.
  • Consider setting a designated time to work on this sketch diary. Determine if you will challenge yourself to work on a piece each day. Even set a time limit.
  • If you are inclined to create a more finished piece, set your designated time and continue to work every day until it is complete.


  • Paint, color, paper, sketchbook, digital files, sculpting or mixed media materials.
  • Draw, paint, illustrate, photograph, color, or sculpt one simple project per day. Just a pencil and paper will do too!


  • Open because this is a digital collection.


  • Submit your image or  photo of your creation (300 dpi high resolution images – large photo files) to this email address:
    • artfornow@northshorepubliclibrary.org
    • If you want your art to be possibly shared on our website or social media, please include that you give permission to do so in your email along with your work of art!


Please enjoy some of these works of art submitted to the Art For Now Sketchbook Project:

These works have been reproduced with permission from the artist.


Current Submissions:


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