17th Annual “Go APE” Student Exhibition

February 24 to March 9, 2024

Now in its 17th year, exhibiting in the Art League of Long Island’s Strolling Gallery, our”Go APE” exhibit celebrates the exceptional artwork, as selected by their teachers, of AP, IB or equivalent art students in Long Island’s High Schools. Featuring 2-D and 3-D works by 103 AP and IB Art Students from 38 Long Island High Schools. Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mentions have been determined by Exhibition Juror Thomas Germano. The exhibit is on view in the Art League of Long Island’s Strolling Gallery February 24 through March 9.


About our Juror:  Thomas Germano is a professional artist and professor of art with over three decades of exhibitions and professional experience.  A native New Yorker, Germano was born in NYC and currently lives and maintains an art studio in Long Island, NY.  He holds an MFA in Painting from Yale University and a BFA from Cornell University, concentrating in painting and minoring in art history.  A Full Professor of Art and Art History at Farmingdale State College / SUNY, he also teaches a Graduate Seminar at the New York Academy of Art, NYC, and has taught classes in studio painting and Renaissance Art History in Florence, Rome and Lucca, Italy.  Thomas Germano teaches Portfolio Development for Teens at the Art League of Long Island.

Reception:  Saturday, March 9, 1:00 – 2:30                          Awards presentation @ 2:00

Awards of Excellence

Bethpage High School – Parisa Pitiranggon – To Be Feared Over Loved – Charcoal

Commack High School – Maddie Tomei – Worlds Collide – Acrylic paint

East Islip High School – Delilah Bauer – Flash – Acrylic on canvas

East Islip High School – Sophia LoMonaco – Embrace – Oil on canvas

Manhasset Secondary School – Lili Tobar – Pandora’s Box – Graphite

Our Lady of Mercy Academy – Anastasia Kulpa – Sorrowing Young Girl – Acrylic paint, color pencil

Oyster Bay High School – Ava DeAngelis – Vows – Oil paint

Syosset High School – Katie Kun – Memory of Discomfort – Mixed media


Honorable Mentions

Amityville Memorial High School  – Jay Tisk – Inspired Window Pane  – Mixed Media

Bethpage High School – Caitlyn Filardi – Wrath – Charcoal on Toned paper

Elmont Memorial High School  – Nishita Patel – Untitled – Painting

Glen Cove High School – Phoebe Pinder – Bottle Recollection – Pen and ink

H.Frank Carey – Elena Moryl – Lost in the Laundry – Oil

Manhasset High School – Carrina Peiyu – Regressions – Mixed media

Plainedge High School – Daniela Como – Farewell – Mixed media

Walt Whitman – Madeline Bas – Overgrown – Gouache