Saturday, October 24, 2009

Br. Gerard Cormier

Br. Gerard has been a busy man this year! In addition to creating new work on a regular basis, and in between his woodworking hobby, he has exhibited in quite a few places around town this year. If you missed his Retrospective earlier this year, you missed a great show! For the first time, over 50 of his works were assembled in one place for a two weekend exhibit that was standing room only-- at #9 Bellport Lane. Since this is a private office, access is now limited and usually unavailable.
Previously, we were able to view Br. Gerard's work at Sugar Loaf Cafe, the Bank of New York, and the Phoenix Gallery...... those places have all changed hands. His work can now be seen at Bellport Arts & Framing, and occasionally at the Phoenix Gallery.
Never one to let the moss grow, Br Gerard has been busy painting en plein air, and working on select commissions. He's quite the man about town, a familiar friendly face in Bellport and Brookhaven.

Friday, October 16, 2009

News of Our Members

Jeanne Rogers, member of our organization, has won an award for her large acrylic painting, "Grand Canyon", in the East Islip Arts Council open Juried Show, consisting of 107 selected pieces exhibited. The 26th Annual Juried Show was held in the Carriage House of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale, NY from Oct. 17 to Oct. 25, with the reception held and awards presented on Sunday Oct. 25. Jeanne has also recently accepted the Presidency of the suffolk branch of "The National League of American Pen Women", a prestigious organization of women of visual arts, letters, and music.
Congratulations to Mike Maas for earning
BEST IN SHOW at the Portrait show at Bald Hill today!
Letty A. Damm-Norjen received an Honorable Mention in Brookhaven Arts and Humanities ‘Portrait Show’ at Bald Hill in Farmingville. Damm-Norjen’s winning piece is a hand colored lino-print titled ‘Portrait of a Girl’. The public is invited to the reception this Sunday October 18th, 2:00-4:00pm, at Gallery ont he Hill in Farmingville.
There is also a reception at Phoenix Gallery this Sunday from 1 -3 pm
139 S Country Rd, Bellport 776-0811

NEW Gallery Grand Opening: c2 Gallery (C-squared) at 22 W Main St, Patchogue, Nov 7 from 4 - 10 pm

Several SBAA members won awards at the recent North Shore Art Guild Show, at Bald Hill:
Mary Bouzianis got her first blue ribbon for the "Meeting of the Gourds" watercolor painting. Jeanne Salucci took 2nd with "Sunflowers" (W/C) and Lorraine Rimmelin took 3rd with "Flowering Pots". also a watercolor. Congratulations Ladies!

At the recent Wet Paints Exhibit over at the Bayard Arboretum, Lorraine Rimmelin and Jeanne Salucci earned ribbons as well for their watercolor work.

Marianne Thorvaldsen, Jeanne Rogers, Kathy Wayman are exhibiting with the
National League of American Pen Women, Suffolk Branch this Columbus Day weekend
from 10-4pm the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

events of note, calls to artists

WE MADE THE PAPERS! The October 8th edition of the L I Advance carries a nice article on SBAA written by Jessie Biele- check it out at

Mike Maas is exhibiting at the Castle Night Gallery in Westhampton..... Ted Stamatelos is at the Village Silversmith.... LuAnn Thompson, Larry Johnston, Pat Campbell and Chris Taylor are at Bellport Arts & Framing..... Pen Women will be exhibiting at the Arboretum, Wet Paints just had their show.... Phoenix is exhibiting a bunch of sbaa members too-

MONDAY 10/12 3-7 call to artists at the BAHC/Phoenix Gallery for their open show-

also photographers get ready- for the Photo exhibit at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum- Long Island Landmarks and Icons- receiving is between Nov 3-6 from 12:30-4:30
Reception is Nov 13th 6 -8 pm for info contact Kathryn Curran at 631-727-2881 or

In November, SBAA members will be entitled to exhibit up to 2 pieces (space available) for FREE at the Phoenix Gallery- details in next newsletter

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If I don't know about it, I can't post it! thanks-- chris