Monday, June 29, 2009


Don Stonebridge is recuperating from surgery and we hope to see him up & about real soon!
We'll miss your familiar face on the Lane this year Don, but we know you'll be back real soon! Hopefully in time to do some plein air painting but especially to do some of those wonderful portraits at sketch group!
Hey maybe we should all come see you and bring you a pencil and sketch pad....
:-) get well soon, Don!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Artists on the Lane -- July 4th

Get Ready for Artists on the Lane! We are celebrating 50 years of fine art on the Lane in Bellport- that's quite a tradition!
Every year we have artists from all over the country who return again and again!
This event is a well known tradition- don't forget at 4 pm we will hold the annual Raffle- to benefit our student scholarship fund- this year we are happy to have artworks donated by: Rosamaria Eisler, Lester Sprague, Mike Maas, and Muriel Musarra, plus a few more we've accepted along the way- tickets will be available on the 4th from our table located as usual, in front of the Village Hall on Bellport Lane.

Come on down for a nice stroll down to the Bay and back, with lots of great art along the way!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Local Artist Hits A Hole in One!

Have you been following the US Open in Bethpage? Even if you're not a golfer, there's art news to be aware of:
Elaine Thompson, (Wet Paints member), has been slowly making a name for herself in both the art and golf world- she has combined the two and this year looks like its her design that is the logo for the Open- and it's everywhere! Talk about a marketing coup!
Elaine, as many of you may know, has been creating golf art for a few years now and posters that have been created from her paintings have been going like hotcakes.
Its not all a bed of roses though, as Elaine is out at the Open every day, day in day out, rain or shine, signing those posters for fans.

See Newsday, Sunday June 14, page A15

Elaine isn't an SBAA member (yet!) but I mention this because..... she will be at our October meeting with a discussion on the Business of Art.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

BAHC, also known as the Brookhaven Arts & Humanities Council

BAHC, also known as the Brookhaven Arts & Humanities Council, will be moving into Bellport at the Phoenix Gallery- we welcome them into town! This is a great opportunity for artists-- as gallery spaces are shrinking along with the economy! And, one less vacant store on the main street- so it sounds like a win-win!

They will continue to offer fine art as well as fine hand-made jewlery, one of a kind unique pieces as well as sculpture by local artists John DiNaro, Ken Budny, Tom Nagle and Laurence Lee.

There will be an opening reception for the "New Beginnings" Show on Sunday June 28th from 1 - 3 pm

BAHC has been providing services to artists and the community for over 17 years, with outreach programs in local libraries as well.

The gallery is located at 139 S. Country Road in the Village of Bellport.


BAHC is a not-for-profit organization (501-3c)

Friday, June 19, 2009


DeCordova Gallery in Greenport presents:

an exhibit devoted exclusively to the paintings, sculpture and photography created by male artists only.
The exhibit includes: Dan Welden, Ted Stamatelos, Hector DeCordova, Sal Gulla, Bob Markell, David Gelser, Mike Cardacino and Dominic Antignano

Opening on Friday, July 3rd from 6 - 8 pm and runs until August 16th.
Gallery hours are Fri 4 - 7 Sat & Sun 1 - 7 , Mon Noon - 4, by appointment, or whenever you see the flag flying.
decordovastudio@optonline, 631-477-0620

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Beginnings

Well it seems the Phoenix is about to rise again! Read on:

Dear SBAA members,
The Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity! Beginning in July 2009 the Phoenix Gallery of Bellport will be run as a cooperative gallery under the management of the BAHC.

The BAHC plans to maintain an office at the Phoenix Gallery and to keep the gallery open Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm and weekends until 7pm. In addition, the BAHC will hold workshops, classes and musical events at the gallery both during the week and on some weekend evenings.

The Phoenix Gallery will not replace our current gallery at Bald Hill, but we hope that it will become an integral part of our visual arts program.

For further information, please contact the BAHC office at 451-9070.
Mary Cappasso,
Executive Director
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities Council

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Get Well Wishes

Please Join Me in Wishing Diana Berthold a speedy recovery- now recuperating in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Photos from the Member's Exhibit

Photos courtesy of Michele DePalo, our Publicist

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Opportunity to Exhibit

In Full Bloom
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, 6/10

Exhibition Dates: July 18 - August 14, 2009
Juror: Rose Pellicano

In Full Bloom calls for original artwork that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of flowers (realistic or representational style). Any two-dimensional medium such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, botanical illustration, colored pencil, pastel. Sorry, the juror will not accept photography or computer generated art.

About the juror: Botanical artist Rose Pellicano’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Japan, and has been included in numerous prestigious exhibitions at the Horticultural Society of New York, the Bruce Museum, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and Chicago Botanic Garden, among others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, in Pittsburgh, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. Rose’s work has been featured in Horticulture Magazine and The Gardener, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2008 Calendar among others. She is a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, a founding member of Art Botanica, and she teaches botanical painting at Old Westbury Gardens, New York.

Download Prospectus and entry forms at

Please do not hesitate to email Krista at, or call STAC at 631-862-6575 with any questions.

Smithtown Township Arts Council
Mills Pond House Gallery
660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780