Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lian Quan Zhen

On Wednesday, July 22nd we were very happy to have Mr. Lian Quan Zhen give us a demonstration in his Chinese watercolor technique.....
We sat, enthralled, as we were both entertained and taught......

One of the comments I heard afterward from an accomplished watermedia artist:

"I like his three color palette, his constant color change, his negative painting. He really fits my definition of art as entertainment for the eye, the way music is entertainment for the ear, variety in size, value, contrast, the only constant is change. He is not reproducing a picture, but creating eye candy. I thought I would put my thoughts down before I forget what I learned."

If you ever have the opportunity to see a demo or take a workshop with Lian Quan Zhen you won't be disappointed.
visit his website:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Exhibit Opportunities

The Art of Everything Nautical

July 16-August 9, 2009

Gallery on the Hill,


We live in a diverse area on Long Island, surrounded by the sea. This show will entail anything nautical referring to ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; relating to the sea, or maritime themes, boating and navigation or anything


Drop-off: July 13, 2009 – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reception: July 26, 2009 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Pick-up: August 10, 2009 – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local Long Island

July 19 – August 16

Phoenix Gallery, Bellport

This exhibit celebrates the beauty of Long Island. From Long Island Landscapes to barns, buildings or beautiful sunsets, show your pride in Long Island.

RECIVING: Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 12 to 3 pm

RECEPTION: Sunday, August 2, 2009 1 to 3 pm
PICK UP: **Monday, August 17, 2009 3 pm to 7 pm **(note: all drop off and pick ups will be changed to Monday)

Monday, July 13, 2009

News of oour Members

Regina Stark will be participating in a show at WH Design Studio
August 13 - September 10, 2009
Reception: Thursday August 13, 2009 5-9p
11 North Ocean Ave. Patchogue, New York 11772
for directions please visit:

Larry Johnston will be at the Gallery North's "On Site" exhibit featuring six LI Plein Air Painters, July 17- Aug 16, Reception July 17, 5 - 7 pm

Chris Taylor and Lilian Masten are at the NEW Sayville Library exhibit, "What I Learned from a Book" with Women Sharing Art, the reception is July 24th 7 - 9 pm

Several of our members are participating in the Nautical Show at Gallery on the Hill, and Local Long Island at Phoenix Gallery

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

New Exhibit:
Opening Reception: Fri., July 10, 2009 • 6-8 pm

Upcoming: Juried Photography Show in November watch for details

300 West Main Street, Riverhead, New York. (631) 727-2881.

Many of us have been privileged to exhibit at the museum- let's show our support in return! (And learn a little something too!)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gallery North Wet Paint Festival

July 10 -12
Fir & Sat July 10 & 11 10 -5 painting and observation, Shore Rd, Setauket and
Port Jeff Village and Harbor
Sun July 12 12 - 5 exhibition of Work @ Gallery North
Sun July 12 5:30 - 7:30 BYO Picnic, Auction of Paintings, @ Gallery North

Thursday, July 2, 2009

1st Anniversary- Bellport Arts & Framing Studio

Congratulations are in order for LuAnn, who is celebrating her first anniversary of her new shop and studio-
She's having a little get-together on Friday July 3rd at around 6 pm to celebrate the occasion.
Best Wishes for continued success at the

Bellport Arts & Framing Studio!

Larry J

"Summer Celebrations" at Chrysalis Gallery- reception July 4th, 6 - 8 pm

2 main st, Southampton 631-287-1883