Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brookhaven Town Art Show

Many of our members are showing at the

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN Art Show, held at the



(across from Burger King)



Winners! Phoenix Juried show

Several SBAA members earned awards at the recent Phoenix Gallery Juried Show- the winners are:
Best in Show: Joseph Dlhopolsky, for his photo, "Nymphaea"
1st Place: Donna Harlow Moraff, for her pastel, "Interior with Maine Coons"
2nd Place: Marlene Bezich for her pastel, "Sea Hunt"
3rd Place: Mary Jane Stevens, for her watercolor, "September Bouquet"
Honorable Mention: Eddie Rehm, for his mixed media, "You won't, I might"
Congratulations to all!
Juror: Maryann Taylor-Smith, curator, Christopher Gallery, Stony Brook.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bellport ARTWALK Friday October 1st 6 - 8:30

Come on out for a lovely stroll through the village of Bellport on a fall evening, its still warm out!

This is the artwalk that was postponed from September 3rd's Hurricane.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Plein Air for 9/21/10 PALS

SBAA Portrait Sketch Group for Tuesday 9/21 has been cancelled.
Anyone interested, may join the PALS plein air group at:

The Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip,NY 11730
September 21, 2010
9:30 AM

Museum building, lake, carriage house, trees, old barn

Everyone, as always, is welcome to join us on location to paint, sketch, chit chat, read, photograph.....

Share the Harvest

A Dinner and Silent Auction to raise money for food and other essentials to help Long Island people in need is being sponsored by the Long Island Council of Churches. This event will be held in Riverhead on November 11, 2010.

Call SBAA member Ann Wiswall at 631-286-0384 for info or
Go to for more information.

Call for photographers!

The Suffolk County Historical Society offers a Juried Photography Competition!
Main Street, Suffolk County will open on November 12th with a special reception from 6 - 8 p.m. and will be on display thru December 18th. The exhibit will consist of current works by contemporary photographers along side historic photographs of Suffolk's Main Street views.

Details: Submissions must be wired and framed,
maximum framed sized not to exceed 16 x 24".
Three pieces per artist, $5.00 non-refundable fee per piece.
Work must be presented at the Historical Society in Riverhead the week of November 2 -6 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Each piece must be identified on the back with the following: Name, address, phone, and title of work.
Entrants will be notified by Tuesday November 9th if not accepted, and work must be picked up between November 10- 12 from 12:30- 4:30. All work not selected MUST be picked up at this time.

for info: Kathy Curran, 631-727-2881 x104
SCHS 300 West Main St, Riverhead NY

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Call to Artists: Upcoming Phoenix Gallery Shows

Juried Show- on NOW- reception 9/26/10 take down 10/17/10

Halloween Show- Gallery will be transformed into a Halloween theme by local school kids and member artists.

Cornucopia- receiving 11/1/10 Reception 11/7/10 take down 11/28/10

Holiday Show- receiving 11/28/10 Reception 12/5/10 take down 1/2/11

ANNUAL JURIED SHOW- receiving 1/2/11 Reception 1/9/11 take down 1/30/11

Artists Gathering at Phoenix Gallery- Sunday Jan 16 2011

for info:

BAHC Members Show on the Hill- receiving 1/18/11 Reception 1/22/11 take down 2/15/11

Monday, September 6, 2010


F I B E R A R T S N O W!

Ellen Dickinson, Christine Reeves Pope, Chris Taylor, Dawn Wakiya

September 11, 2010 - November 6, 2010

Reception: September 11, 2010 3pm-7pm

WH Design Studio - Architect + Gallery

11 North Ocean Ave. Patchogue, NY 11772 -

Yarn Spinning demonstrations during the reception by Vinny D'Aguano, owner of Rumplestiltskin Yarns, Sayville

Ellen Dickinson As an apprentice to Les Bohnenkamp (an early proponent of fiber sculpture), and fan of the work of Fern Jacobs and Jane Sauer, Ellen Dickinson creates sculptures from warp linen thread and clothesline, utilizing a basic coiling and wrapping basketry technique. Although she has a background in fine art, she is self-taught in this technique. Ellen's skills have been honed over many years, which adds strength and uniformity to the accretive process. The naturally occurring spirals of the technique has led her to build more complex organic forms where there is an ever-shifting surface plane. In more recent work, Ellen has begun exploring the addition of color to the natural hues of the warp linen thread. The color acts to contain and reinforce the kinetic movement within the sculpture and accentuates the dynamic outline of the planar edge.

Christine Reeves Pope is an embroiderer from Guanajuato, Mexico. Christine was born in 1919 in Moulton, Alabama. When she was three, her mother died and Christine and five older brothers went off to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, where the girls were housed on one hill and the boys on another far away, and Christine only saw her kin Sundays in church. It was at the Children’s Home that she first learned to sew, and was taught to embroider linens and ladies handkerchiefs by Miss Rosa Andrews, one of two childless sisters who raised her and hundreds of other girls during the hard years of the Depression. Christine remained at the Home until the age of eighteen. Christine married and raised three children in Houston, Texas. It was after the kids were mostly grown before she took up embroidery and stitch work again. Today Christine lives in Cielito Lindo (Lovely Skies), in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Christine’s work is in private collections throughout Mexico, Colorado, Texas, New York and the American South.

Chris Taylor Award winning artist Chris Taylor is accomplished in watercolor, oil, pastel, and stone sculpture, but her current medium of choice is Batik, an ancient art form that is moving into the modern world though new technologies and techniques. Intricate designs are created with a wax and dye process that can take weeks to complete, resulting in a unique piece of artwork. Chris lives, works, and exhibits on Long Island.

Dawn Wakiya is an emerging artist who's primary fiber arts form is Weaving. Mostly self taught, she has a degree in both Graphic Design & Interior Design which has contributed to a natural affinity for repetitive pattern & rythm, bold shape & color as well as an appreciation for the tactile quality of a woven textile. While past work with fiber had taken the form of collage/mixed media on canvas and wood panel, recent work has taken the form of pure loom weaving, sometimes with the basic rigid heddle loom, other times directly woven onto handmade tapestry looms specific to the piece. Recent experimentation with non traditional materials for weft yarns and free form open hand work based on traditional weaving techniques meld together to form weavings that convey a sense of quiet elegance.

WH Design Studio is an Architecture & Design Firm located in the heart of the Village of Patchogue's downtown business district. Since 2008, WH Design Studio has offered artists unique exhibition opportunities at the North Ocean Ave. Studio & Gallery. Please join us on September 11th to celebrate the talents of these 4 wonderful artists. Also, be sure to look for our announcement regarding our end of the year exhibition which will showcase artwork from these artists as well as all other artists who have exhibited with us throughout 2010.

Best Regards,

William J. Miller, R.A. & the rest of the team at WH Design Studio, Architect & Planner, P.C.

For more information about us please visit: -Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri during regular business hours- by appointment.



Quartet is a visual blending of the works of four artists.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11th from 6-8pm

Show runs until October 12th



Educator and award winning artist and printmaker, Rosamaria will be showing her latest works here at the Gallery


Known for his landscapes and sensuous nudes, Gordon's new work is more abstract and filled with dynamic form, shape and color.


Enlisted in the United States Navy during World War 11, he documented in art North African, Sicilian, and Normandy invasion operations. His work has evolved from the figurative to the abstract and semi abstract.


This will be Don's first time exhibiting here at the Gallery. His new works are of welded steel and, among these works, appropriately enough, they are titled Quartet, Quintet and are musically inspired. His figurative bronze works will also be shown here at the Gallery. Regardless of whether they are figurative or abstract, his work always conveys a sense of movement and power .



Also by appointment and when the red banner is flying


For inquiries, please contact Joyce deCordova at 631-477-0620 or




Works by Twelve Artists from the New York Foundation for the Arts MARK ‘09 Professional Development Program | with support from East End Arts Council

Beth Giles, curator

Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus

Orient Building • 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road • Riverhead, NY 11901




Works by Twelve Artists from the

New York Foundation for the Arts MARK ‘09

Professional Development Program

Beth Giles, curator

September 13 – October 29, 2010

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 23rd, 4 - 6 pm

Artists’ talk from 5 - 6 pm

Robert Carioscia, visual artist

JoAnne Dumas, photographer

Rosamaria Eisler, printmaker and painter

Beth Giacummo, mixed media installation

Margery Gosnell-Qua, painter and collage artist

Pat Patterson Hauck, infrared photographer

Elizabeth Malunowicz, painter (works primarily in oil)

Jennifer Gioe Peper, clay artist

Anne Raymond, painter (oils on canvas/works on paper)

Doug Reina, painter

Meryl Spiegel, art photographer

Pamela Topham, tapestry artist

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2011 Slate

SBAA Nominations 2011:
Ted Stamatelos, President
Jim Vaughan, Vice-President
Michele DePalo, Treasurer
Laurie Fosmire, Corresponding Secretary
Dolores Szigethy, Recording Secretary
Gina Lento, Two-Year Trustee
Ken Husband, Sr., Two-Year Trustee
Greg Barbera, One-Year Trustee (replaces Ted Stamatelos)
LuAnn Thompson, continues on the board as One-Year Trustee
Newsletter Coordinator still needed, please consider!

Elections to take place at the annual pot luck supper -- see details in an earlier post

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bell Street Artists

Bell Street Artists will show at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, West Hills NY from Sept 1st to Sept 29th with a reception on Sunday September 12th from 2 - 4 pm (includes tour)
SBAA member Anne Baum is a member of this prestigious group.

Sat & Sun 11 -4 (Sept 1 - 6, 11-4 pm)
Weds - Fri 1-4

ARTWALK postponed due to Hurricane Earl

The Sept 3rd Artwalk in Bellport Village has been postponed until October 1st due to Hurricane Earl.

Hope to see you all then!