Events

November 2019
Art Nil Im Silver Award

11 x 14 Watercolor
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2019
World Genyus Carpathian Int’l Royal Art Certificate

11 x 14 Color Pencil Drawing
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2019
World Genyus Carpathian Int’l Royal Art 

Fantastic Artist Top Certificate
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2019
World Genyus Carpathian Int’l Royal Art Top Certificate

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2019
Tala Ibrahimi

11 x 14 Watercolor
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November 2019
Art Nil Im Bronze Award

11 x 14 Watercolor
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November 2019
Art Nil Im Bronze Award

11 x 14 Watercolor
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2019
World Genyus Carpathian Royal Art Certificate

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Past Events
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2019
Tala Ibrahimi

11 x 14 Watercolor Bird Painting for Calendar 2020
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2019
Art World Best Art Award

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October 28, 2019
Heart of Art Contest

Special Award
18 x 24 Acrylic
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October 18, 2019
Tala Ibrahimi High Class Art Contest

Best Artwork
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October 11, 2019
Golden Brush
Best Artist Artwork
11 x 14 Watercolor
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September 11, 2019
The Heart of Art Contest Special Award

18 x 24 Acrylic
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September 2019
Tala Ibrahimi Artist of the Month
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September 2019
Tala Ibrahimi 2019 Award

My Way My View, 11 x 14 Watercolor
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September 2019
Golden Brush Best Artwork

My Way My View, 11 x 14 Watercolor
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August 2019
Europe and Art in 21 St

International Award – Bronze
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August 2019
Tala Ibrahimi

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July 2019
World Genyus Carpathian International Royal Art

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July  31, 2019
Students Annual Art Show

Color Pencil Artwork

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July 2019
World Genyus Carpathian International Royal Art

Top International Award
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July 2019
Lion International Art Contest

Special Award
11 x 14 Watercolor

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June 2019
Tala Ibrahimi Award
11 x 14 Watercolor

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June 22, 2019
On The Fence with Jackson Heights Art Club
Sold 2 paintings
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June 2019
Best Artwork

11 x 14 Color Pencil Drawing Demo for Students
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June 2019
Golden Brush
Winter

11 x 14 Watercolor
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June 7,2019
State Senator Jessica Ramos
Gallery Opening

Showcasing 7 paintings by Geraldine

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May 2019
Artist Brush Online Contest
Award for Geraldine’s Painting (1st row, 4th painting)
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May 24,2019
The Heart of Art Contest
Special Award for 11 x 14 Watercolor
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May 23,2019
Artist Brush Online Contest
Best Artwork Acknowledgement
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May 23,2019
Jackson Heights Art Club 
64th Annual Art Show

Second Place for Acrylics

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May 13,2019
The Thematical Art Contest

Special Award in Architecture Category
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May 2019
Catalonia Jury Award

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May 2019
Art Nil Im
Bronze Certificate

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April 10, 2019
The Heart of Art Contest 
International Certificate, Special Award
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April 6, 2019
State Senator Jessica Ramos Art Show
East Elmhurst, NY
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2018
Tala Ibrahimi Original Artwork

11 x 14 Watercolor
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June 16, 2018
On The Fence
of PS 69 at 78th/79th Street 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights Councilman Daniel Dromm presented
Second Place award to Geraldine for acrylic painting The Trip
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April 27, 2018
The Heart of Art Contest 
International Certificate, Special Award

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May 2018
Jackson Heights Art Club 
63rd Annual Art Show
First Place Award to Geraldine for Winter, Water
color 
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May 2017
Jackson Heights Art Club 
Annual Art Show
Second Place Award to Geraldine for Leaves, Watercolor 
JH Art Show second place watercolor copy
2017 JH Art Show second place award copy
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Friday and Saturday
September 16 and 17, 2016
11:00 am
East Elmhurst Friends Sponsor and Sale
Great pieces for sale by local artist Geraldine Benfante
95-06 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Queens Library Sept 2016 4x5 copy
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August 7 to August 20, 2016
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY  11354
Island
18 x 24 Acrylic Painting
Island Flushing Town Hall copyIsland Flushing Town Hall 2 copy
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June 2016
On The Fence
of PS 69 at 78th/79th Street 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights Councilman Daniel Dromm presented
Second Place Ribbon award to Geraldine
JHAC fence Dromm second place award copyJHAC fence second place copy
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June 1, 2016
Wednesday
Senior Center Art Exhibit
Geraldine BenfanteElmcor senior center art exhibit for Geraldine
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May 14, 2016
Saturday
Jackson Heights Art Club
Annual Art Show and Sale
Geraldine Benfante
First Place Winner for “The Island”
Award presented by Daniel Dromm, City Council MemberJH Art Show First Place 450 px
JH Art Show Daniel Dromm Presenter 500 px copy
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December 6, 2015
Greeting Card Sale
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY  11354
Flushing town hall greeting cards Dec2015 4 x 6 copy
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September 19 & 20, 2015
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
On The Fence
of PS 69 at 78th/79th Street 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NYGiova Reid, manager of Queens Council, presented
Third Place Ribbon award to Geraldine

On the fence award 2015 copy
Geraldine Bird Painting 2015 copy
Geraldine on the fence paintings 2 copy
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August 13 to September 13, 2015
Annual Member Exhibit “Identify”
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY  11354
The Artist
18 x 22 Watercolor
2015 Flushing Town Hall Exhibit 5 x 7 copy
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June 19 and 26, 2015
Friday, 11AM to 5PM
Geraldine Benfante’s Annual Art Show and Sale
East Elmhurst Library
95-06 Astoria Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY
20150619_135224 E Elmhurst 4 x 6
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NAACP
Lifetime Membership AwardWP_20150614_18_03_13_Pro NAACP Lifetime 5 x 7
NAACP Lifetime Award 2015 copy
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2015 Annual Art Show
June 15, 2015
Senior Center
LeFrak Award Show 5 x 4 copy

LeFrak Award Show Students 5 x 4 copy
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2015 Annual Art Show
Senior Center
Geraldine Benfante, Instructor
WP_20150610_14_27_50_Pro Gerry 5 x 2
WP_20150610_14_34_24_Pro Gerry Class 5 x 2
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June 13 and 14, 2015
Saturday and Sunday, 9AM to 5PM
On The Fence with Jackson Heights Art Club
79th Street and 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY
First Place
11 x 14 Watercolor
WP_20150613_10_29_33_Pro On the Fence 2015 4 x 6
WP_20150613_13_28_06_Pro (1) On the Fence 4 x 6
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May 30, 2015
Saturday
Jackson Heights Art Club
Annual Art Show and Sale

Geraldine Benfante
First Place Winner
annual show 2015
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May 8, 2015
Friday, 11AM to 5PM
President of East Elmhurst Library
Pre Mother’s Day Flower Sale
East Elmhurst Library
95-06 Astoria Boulevard
East Elmhurst, NY
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July 13 to August 13, 2014
Painting Exhibit, 16 x 20 Acrylic
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
2014 Painting in Town Hall 4 x 5
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2014 Annual Art Show
Senior Center
Geraldine Benfante, Instructor2014 Annual Show E Elmhurst Senior Center 4 x 5
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May 17, 2014
Saturday
Jackson Heights Art Club
Annual Art Show
Geraldine Benfante
3rd Place Winner

Beauty
16 x 20 Watercolor
Geraldine winner 3rd place 2014 JHAC copy
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December 3 and 10, 2013
Tuesday at 3:30 pm
Grades K-12 to Create Art to
Celebrate Holiday of Their Choice:
Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa
East Elmhurst Library
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December 7, 2013
Saturday
Honoree Geraldine Benfante
NAACP Outstanding Community Service Award

Bruno’s On The Blvd
88-25 Astoria Blvd
Jackson Heights, NY
NAACP
Corona East Elmhurst Branch
111-12 Northern Blvd
Corona NY 11368
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Open Studio – 2013
Episcopal Church Visual Arts
Of The Heart
The Trip, 18 x 24 Acrylic
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November 8, 2013
Senior Center
Art Show and Sale
Geraldine Benfante, Instructor
Elmcor Senior Center Art Show 110813 2 copy
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July 20 to September 12, 2013
Nature Beauty Exhibit, 24×30 Acrylic
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
Opening Reception
New Growth Work by Visual Artist Members
July 20, 2013
Saturday
5:00 pm to 8:00 pmGeraldine New Growth Flushing copy
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September 21, 2013
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
On The Fence
of PS 69 at 78th/79th Street 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY
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June 14 and 21, 2013
Annual Art Show and Sale
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
East Elmhurst Library
95-06 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
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April 20, 2013
Jackson Heights Art Club
58th Annual Members Show

First Place
Over the Rainbow
18 x 20 WatercolorGeraldine first place watercolor copy
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September 21, 28 and October 5, 2012
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Paint Your Own Portrait Using a Mirror Workshop
East Elmhurst Library
95th Street and Astoria Blvd.
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July 15 to August 19, 2012
Saturdays and Sundays
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Art Exhibit
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
Opening Reception
July 15, 2012
Sunday
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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June 1 and 8, 2012
Fridays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annual Show and Sale
East Elmhurst Library
95th Street and Astoria Blvd.
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May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2012
Thursdays 4:00 pm
Painting and Literature
Explore young adult literature fantasy themes
with watercolor, pencil and collage.

Langston Hughes – Queens Library
100-01 Northern Blvd
Corona, NY
(718)651-1100
Train: 7 to 103rd St/Corona Plaza and
walk 5 blocks to Northern Blvd.
Bus: Q23, Q66, Q72
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Spring 2012
Episcopal Church Visual Arts
“Jesus Our Brother”
With the Help of Jesus Our Brother
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December 2011
Artist’s Wanted: Year in Review
Open Call
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September 2011
3rd Ward
Open Call
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Fall 2011
Episcopal Church Visual Arts
“Under Abraham’s Tent”
We Are All God’s Children
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Fall 2011
Episcopal Church Visual Arts
“Under Abraham’s Tent”
We Are All God’s Children
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July 1 – August 31, 2011
Langston Hughes Community Library
“My Way Artist Unlimited”
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July 2011
Annual Art Show Sale
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July 2011
Annual Art Show Sale
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June 11 & 12, 2011
Jackson Heights Art Club
On The Fence Outdoor Art Show