Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bell Street Artists Reception Sunday! 1-3

"Fall Harvest"

at Gillette House, 47 Gillette Ave, Sayville

Reception Sunday Nov 15 1 -3 pm

The Gallery is open on weekends, call 631 589 7543 for hours

 The exhibit runs Nov 7th - Nov 29th

November Newsletter SBAA 2015

Many thanks to everyone who joined us at the October demo, "Zentangle workshop," given by SBAA member Pauline Hazard. 

Due to the upcoming holiday events, the next demo will be in January.
Stay tuned for more details!

If you are interested in leading a demo in 2016, please email your name, contact info and a brief description to

Board meeting
The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Country Library. If any member wishes to address the Board they may do so at that time.

Fall Harvest Exhibit
The SBAA is proud to announce a new exhibit opportunity called the "Fall Harvest Exhibit" which will be held at the Community Center from Monday, November 16 thru Saturday, November 21. The reception will be on Friday, November 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Entries/Eligibilty: There will be no entry fee for SBAA members in good standing. 
    This an open show with no specific theme. 
    All mediums will be accepted. 
    Each artist will be allowed two pieces. You may bring a third piece to the drop-off but acceptance will be based on size/space availability.
    Works may not exceed 24" x 36" and must be suitably framed and wired for hanging, no “saw-tooth” hangers or similar types of hanging devices. Unframed canvases with exposed staples will not be accepted. No wet works.
    If the base of a sculpture exceeds 12” x 12” and requires a pedestal, the artist must supply the pedestal at check-in. 
SBAA reserves the right to refuse any work due to space limitations or as deemed unacceptable for any reason by the Receiving Committee.

Drop-off: Sunday, November 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Community Center (4 Bell St., Bellport). If you'd like to become an SBAA member or renew your membership, you may do so at drop-off.
Sales: Entries must be offered for sale and the price will be listed on the entry form. Sales cannot happen on premise but prices will appear in the exhibition catalog. Artwork sold may not be removed during the exhibit. The SBAA will not assess a commission on any works sold during this exhibit.
Pick-up: Sunday, November 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Community Center (4 Bell St., Bellport). All work must be picked up at this time. If you cannot do so, please fill out a proxy form at drop-off.
Volunteers: We are looking for sitters. We are hoping to have the exhibit open from Monday, November 16 thru Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily but will need your help to do so!
Please contact SBAA President Krystle DiNicola at or at 631-606-0142 to sign-up. 

Any questions may be directed to

Artist Opportunity
The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is currently looking for artists to create portraits for customers during their Shop Local events. Artists are needed for Saturday, November 28 and/or Saturday, December 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Artists may stay for any length of time that they desire and may charge the customers reasonable prices. All artists involved will be promoted through the Chamber website and will be added to promotional material.

If you are interested in being included, please reach out to Executive Director David Kennedy at or at 631-207-1000 by Friday, November 13 . Please mention that you heard the opportunity through the South Bay Art Association.

Member News:

Kathy Wayman is exhibiting for the month of November at
Sayville Congregational Church, 131 Middle Road, Sayville
631 589 1519 call for hours

"Discovering Long Island"  PALS 6th Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale:
DEC 12 & 13 Sat & Sun 12-4 pm reception and show.
BAFFA GALLERY Gillette House 47 Gillette Ave Sayville NY 11782
Many SBAA Members are exhibiting in this show!

Everyone is invited!   Free and Open to the Public, and Holiday Shoppers.
click here for a map:

Jeanne Salucci 631-241-3749

POB 244
Bellport NY 11713


Friday, November 6, 2015

Kathy Wayman exhibit

Kathy Wayman is exhibiting for the month of November at
Sayville Congregational Church, 131 Middle Road, Sayville
631 589 1519   call for hours

Kathy is also a regular exhibitor at Briarcliffe College in Patchogue.

Friday, October 9, 2015

2016 Board of Directors has been elected!


President - Krystle DiNicola
Vice President - Ingrid Imhof
Recording Secretary - Joan Tavolott
Corresponding Secretary - Marlene Bezich
Treasurer - Jim Datri
Trustee (1 yr) - Eric Laskowski
Trustee (1 yr) - Jackie Stevens
Trustee (2 yr) - Marion DiNicola
Trustee (2 yr) - Sally Pezza

Hard to believe we are talking about 2016, but it takes a lot of planning to keep our group running smoothly--

Hope to see some of you at our next meeting!  October 28th at the Community Center 
7:15 pm

Monday, September 14, 2015

Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for 2016

Dear SBAA Members:
 Our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will be held at the Post Morrow Annex located on Bay Road,
in Brookhaven on Sunday, October 4th from 1:00-4:00 pm.   
Joan Tavolott will be coordinating the food for this event.   We are returning to hosting a "Pot Luck" dinner where everyone is encouraged to participate. We will be ordering hero's and supplying some beverages however, we are still in need of side dishes ,appetizers,  and additional hot entrees if you wish to bring one. You may BYOB if you wish.  It is imperative that you please contact Joan asap to let her know what you will be bringing.  Please contact her at 631-472-0863 or email at
During our Annual Meeting, we will be voting on the new slate of officers for our Board.  Our slate of nominees isn't quite complete as of this date.  The Board will provide all members with the full slate of nominees under a separate subsequent email.       
 We look forward to your attendance for this important event!!!
Sincerely,  Marlene Bezich, SBAA  Corresponding Secretary

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Opportunites for Artists and September News

Our Tuesday Morning Sketch group will begin again starting on Tuesday September 15th, beginning at 10:00 am in the Bellport Village Community Center located on Bell street.  The group will be lead by Sally Pezza who has procured a model, Shamus to sketch!!

This is a wonderful opportunity for the beginning artist to explore portraiture or for the experienced Artist to practice their skills!!!  A small fee will be collected to pay the model.

Please contact Sally Pezza  with any questions. 

Member News:

For the month of September, Kathy Wayman is exhibiting at the Blue Point Library,
203 Blue Point Ave Blue Point  (reception 9/27 from  2-4)     and

Jeanne Rogers is exhibiting at  East Islip Library,  381 E Main St., East Islip 
(reception 9/27 from 2-4)

Ted Stamatelos is exhibiting at Paper Cup Studio: October 25 – November 6
The mythical drawings and collages of Ted Stamatelos
Reception Friday, October 30, 7 – 9 PM
139 South Country Rd Bellport   803-2081

“Long Island Seascapes”  BAHC Outreach at Briarcliff College, Patchogue, tll Sept 30th:
225 West Main St, Patchogue

The "Paint the Great South Bay" exhibit is still on view at the Paper Cup Studio,
139 South Country Road, Bellport, thru Sept 26th.

Opportunities for Artists:

At Paper Cup Studio. Open Juried and Judged Show
Give Us Your Best Shot!
All mediums of work, Max size is 36 wide
$15 for 1 piece 2 for $25. Max is 2 per person
Drop off Sunday, September 27, 12 – 4 PM
Pickup Sunday, October 25, 12 – 4 PM
Reception Friday, October 2, 7 – 9 PM

139 South Country Road, Bellport  803-2081

Local  PleinAir Groups:

PALS Plein Air Limner Society (PALS)

Everyone is welcome to join us for Plein Air painting
see our website for more info  or call Jeanne Salucci at 631-241-3749

Thank you, 

Patchogue Sketch Club

The PAC Sketch Club was created for the purpose of getting people together to discover the value of sketching.  We affectionately call it "soccer drills for artists."    It’s free to join, and it is open to all levels.

On Facebook:

and on Meetup: 

or the Patchogue Arts Council website: 

Tri Hamlet Sketch Group

Find them  on Facebook
More info, call Jennifer Lucas 631-552-0186.

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