The Tuckerton Garvey - Oil by Regina Guarino - Fall Into Realism
The Tuckerton Garvey - Oil by Regina Guarino will be featured in Fall Into Realism Exhibition

August 28 – September 28, opening reception on Sunday, August 29th from 3:00 to 5:00

SHREWSBURY, NJ – The Guild of Creative Arts is honored to present a stunning collection of paintings by Regina Guarino of Rumson and Ilene Poston Smith of Red Bank. “Fall into Realism” showcases the remarkable skill and resulting exquisiteness of realistic art. The paintings depict portraits, landscapes, scenes of everyday life and objects of incredible beauty.          

The Guild is emerging from the long pandemic and opening the gallery and studio to allow artists to gather, support the community, celebrate and show their work, as well as resuming classes.

Fall into Realism Gallery (click for larger image)

Regina Guarino was born in New York City and studied art and design at Parsons School of Design and FIT before earning a Master’s in Education at Fordham University. After a successful career as a designer and teacher at both Brookdale College and Monmouth University, she painted in the studio of Portrait Artist, Scott Nickerson.  She also studied with Steven Assael, Max Ginsberg and Mario Robinson. Her technique of oil painting reflects the classic style of the 17th and 18th Century Old Masters. Regina is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America, the Salmagundi Club in New York City and the Guild of Creative Art.

Ilene Smith  has been painting for over 40 years, developing her distinctive style to reflect a personal vision of harmony in an often chaotic world. She built her career working with a publisher, and exhibiting in major galleries throughout the US.  Originally from Southern California, she now makes her home in Red Bank, New Jersey. Ilene’s Californian background reflects the fluidity of her style in the warmth and vibrancy of her colorful, joyous oil paintings. 

Guild hours are Tuesdays through Friday 11:30 – 4:30 and Saturdays 10:00 – 3:00. Please call before visiting in case of bad weather! (732-741-1441). Please visit to view all of our wonderful Art Galleries 2020 and 2021 Online Exhibits.

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