Monday, November 23, 2009


Bellport Shops open late Fridays till 8:30 for your stress-free Holiday shopping convenience!

News of our Members:

Chris Taylor's Batiks will be on display at the Syosset Library from Dec 1-29 during regualr library hours

Mary Bouzianis, Lorraine Rimmelin, Jeanne Salucci, and Chris Taylor are now exhibiting their work at Fiedler Gallery in Greenport.
Be sure to check out the Greenport Gallery walks!

Also in Greenport, Mike Maas, Ted Stamatelos and Rosamaria Eisler are exhibiting at deCordova Gallery-

IN BELLPORT, SBAA members are on exhibit at Phoenix Gallery till Dec 7th- then the show switches over to Holiday works, with late night hours on Fridays till Christmas. Make Bellport your destination during the fridays in December for all your Holiday shopping- featuring live music, Carolling, and light refreshments. 776-0811

Monday, November 16, 2009

Student Scholarship Show is this Weekend!

Although SBAA has given scholarships yearly since its beginning in 1956, 2009 will mark the SBAA's 23rd annual Nita Elder Student Art Show and Reception at the Bellport Village Community Center. Graduating seniors from participating high schools across Suffolk County will compete for scholarships and awards. This show usually attracts the most energetic and colorful artwork by the students- the work is consistently outstanding and worth a look! Support our students! This year's show will be November 20th-22nd at the Bellport Village Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport.

The Opening Reception will be on Friday, November 20th from 7:30pm-9:30pm, with the awards ceremony at 8:00pm.
The exhibit will then be open on Saturday, November 21st from 10:00am-6:00pm, and Sunday, November 22nd from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Also coming up, Holiday Show at decordova gallery in Greenport,
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6pm.
Also by appointment or when the banner is flying.
Call 631-477-0620 or visit our website at:
which includes works by Rosamaria Eisler, Michael Maas and Ted Stamatelos.
Reception Friday 11/20 6 -8 pm

Holiday Shopping in Bellport Village:
Merchants will stay open late on Friday nights for your shopping convenience....Nov 27th - Dec 18th. Shop Locally and support your local artists!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I see this over and over again at galleries and art shows.
Artists work their heart out on a piece, stress over it, agonize work and rework...... finally get it ready to show off and..... put it in a second-hand frame!
This actually devalues the work.
It's not professional.
Collectors can spot a second hand frame a mile away, and it detracts from the work.

The other problem I see often is that the frame doesn't DO anything for the artwork, and can sometimes fight it, taking away the impact the painting may have had in a different frame or even unframed! Trying to match a mat or a frame to the decor of the home also devalues the work.
Framing should enhance the piece, not be a last minute thought. Its part of the process.

Cutting costs by using second hand frames is not really in the best interest of the artist, and it makes us ALL look bad. Sure, everyone wants to economize, but remember the collector wants VALUE for his purchase of your artwork. Don't sell short by using cheap or second-hand, yard-sale frames that you have touched up or repaired. Would you buy a new car with old tires on it? Or a scratch in the paint?