Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Clothesline Shpw!

This show was a huge success! Thanks to all who donated and volunteered their time to make this show wonderful! It was a perfect day, weatherwise (well, it was a trifle hot!) and we had music all day thanks to the Bellport Chamber who hosted the Bellport Day Festival down on the lane- plenty to do and see and it was a great day to do the Bellport Stroll---

Thursday, July 28, 2011

2012 Elections for SBAA Leadership

We are holding elections for the 2012 SBAA Board at the Annual Meeting/Potluck on October 2, 2011.

The positions that are up for reelection are:

- President - 1 yr term
- Vice President - 1 yr term
- Treasurer - 1 yr term
- Recording Secretary - 1 yr term
- Corresponding Secretary - 1 yr term
- Two-Year Trustee - 2 positions
- Someone to fill the remaining year of an unexpired term to replace a Trustee who cannot complete his full 2-year term

We also need someone to take on the responsibility of Newsletter Editor. This responsibility entails writing the monthly newsletter, reproducing it, and mailing it out. Attending Board and General Meetings would be helpful to obtain the info needed for the newsletter.

We also need volunteers to take on other responsibilities such as Chair of the Annual Membership Exhibit.

The following is the current slate of nominees. Anyone can throw their hat in the ring if they would also like to run for these positions; see further info below.

- President: Ted Stamatelos
- Vice President: Jim Vaughan
- Treasurer: Michele DePalo
- Corresponding Secretary: Laurie Fosmire
- Recording Secretary: Joan Tavolott
- Two-Year Trustees: Greg Barbera, LuAnn Thompson
- 1 year of unexpired term to be filled: Brian Bartley

This year's Nominations Committee Chair is Gina Lento and other members are Adele Roberts, Michele DePalo and Greg Barbera. Any one else interested in being part of the committee can contact Gina Lento at the contact info below.

If you are interested in running for the above positions, please contact Gina. The responsibility of the positions requires the duties of that position plus regular attendance at Board Meetings and General Meetings.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bellport's Clothesline Art Show!

Bellport's Clothesline Art Show: Saturday July 30th: Thanks to all who donated artworks for this awesome show- its going to be quite an event- Original works of art available for only $20! (to benefit local arts programs)
Pass the word! Tell your friends! Great way to start, or add to, an art collection! These works have been created especially for this event, and the whole town is involved - from the artists and students to the merchants who are hosting the clotheslines...... and, we've gotten some great press and media coverage on this so come on out and take a look!

Bellport Village along South Country Road between the Firehouse and CVS from 12 -4 Click HERE for a map

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Some thoughts on Drawing, by Robert Genn

From: The Robert Genn twice weekly newsletters, available at the Painter's Keys or

I've encouraged both myself and others to experience the joy of drawing. It may be separate from painting, but it is certainly key to much that is great in painting. To find a line, to make it work, to really see it and know it holds life and energy or is pregnant with feeling, is to experience a kind of excitement that even sensitive observers cannot truly know. If only for the forward march of our own character, we need to fill our sketchbooks.

"You have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally, without screaming or without tricks." (Leo Burnett)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Flag Day at Islip Art Museum and related exhibits

The Islip Art Museum presents: the Museum Store Exhibit Series! Currently on display, “Sights of Stripes”
Including SBAA member Chris Taylor. This exhibit coincides with the museum show, “Flag Day”
Selected work will be on view from June 15 through September 4, 2011. An artist's reception is scheduled for Sunday, July 24, from 1 - 4 p.m.

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730-2098
From Sunrise Highway:
Take Sunrise to Route 111 South. Travel south on Route 111 to second traffic light, at this light, turn left onto Union Boulevard. Take Union to the first traffic light, go right at this light onto Irish Lane. The Islip Museum is in the mansion building of Brookwood Hall.
If you have any further questions, please call IAM at
(631) 224-5402 or send e-mail to:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FLAG Day at Islip Art Museum


JUNE 15 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2011


An object that is designated as a flag -- whether national, personal or ornamental -- is purposeful and symbolic. Like painting, flags are rooted in the distinct conveyance of an idea. Since Betsy Ross stitched those first 13 stars into a circle, there have been over 27 iterations of the American flag, each one signifying a precise adjustment in meaning. From the patriotism of Childe Hassam to appropriation as in Jasper Johns' Flag and David Hammons' African American Flag to the fierce protests against Dread Scott for his 1989 installation at the Chicago Institute of Art, the flag -- graphic, plastic and ripe with content - is an ongoing artist's muse.

As the face of a nation, the flag itself - any flag, in any country - can be a powerful tool for dissidence as well as patriotism. The solid green of Libya; color triunes used by Lithuania, Thailand, France; the sleek graphics of Botswana, Columbia, Germany and club pennants, banners, markers, nautical flags and decals - each represent a concept that is as rich in imagery, color and graphic design as it is in political, personal or national content. In concept, however, flags are plastic. As a tool for communication they can function symbolically or literally; they might adhere to a fixed pattern or be fluid in theory or philosophy or perhaps, like painting itself, they might serve as a statement of personal identity unrelated to politics.

Flag Day opened to the public on June 15th and will continue through September 4, 2011. An artist's

reception will take place on Sunday, July 24, from 1 - 4 p.m. For further information, please call Islip Art Museum at 631-224-5402 or visit

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, New York

Media Related Questions

Beth Giacummo IAM Curatorial Administrator/ Curator

Gallery North Auction!

View artworks from the recent plein air festival at Gallery North, 90 N Country Rd, E Setauket on July 12, 13 and 114th. The auction closes on the 14th.

Member News

Marlene Bezich will be conducting Pastel classes on August 13th from 10:30-1:30 and August 27th from 10:30-1:30 at the North Shore Library. The Library is located on Route 25A in the Shoram-Wading River High School compund. Please contact the library to register.
Marlene will be exhibiting in the following venues:
Southampton Community Center/Southampton Artists Assoc from July 16th-July 31st.
The Maritime Art Show at the Community Boat Shop 301 Bluff Rd, Amagansett on July 16th from 10-4.
Marlene will be one of the exhibitors in an outdoor show at the Jamesport Winery on July 23rd from 11-5

Friday, July 1, 2011

About Copyrights

About Copyrights: Copyright is a protection under the laws of the United States, title 17 of the U.S. Code. It is very complex, as most Federal Laws are.

All Artists need to know their rights and not let them get eroded or violated by unscrupulous persons.

Copyright begins the moment the work is created in tangible form by the author. This applies to pictorial works, audio works, choreographed works, literary works, motion pictures, dramatic works, sculptural works, performance works and so on.

Owning a piece of artwork is NOT the same as owning the copyright!

There are a few very useful websites out there with loads of info on copyrights:

Here's the official US site:

See also:
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts:

NEW WEBSITE for South Bay!

We're consolidating...streamlining.....making it more efficient- EASIER! to find everything you need to know about SBAA!

Artists on the Lane



Outdoor Exhibition and Sale of Original Fine Art Work

DATE: July 4th (No rain date—In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled)

PLACE: Bellport Lane, Bellport, Long Island, New York

REGISTER: Between 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Register at the Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport

SALES: Artists MUST register before selling work

Sales permitted between 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.

SBAA takes no commission on sales

FEES: Non-Members $75.00 per 10’ by 10’ tent or equivalent space

Members $55.00 per 10’ by 10’ tent or equivalent space

RELEASE: The SBAA Release Form must be signed upon registration by each exhibitor

DISPLAYS: Exhibitors will set-up their own displays along the sidewalks of Bellport Lane

according to the following:

. The display and/or artwork must not block the passage of the public.

· Anything other than a vertical display must be positioned on the grass between the sidewalk & the street.

· No part of the display or artwork may touch the fence.

· No part of the display or artwork is allowed on the street.

· No part of the display or artwork is allowed to obstruct a driveway or yard walkway.

· Nothing may be hammered into tree roots or the tree itself.


ACCEPTABLE: Paintings, drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, pastels, prints (monotype, solar plate, etc. )

UNACCEPTABLE: Jewelry, decoys, painted furniture, pottery.

Info: Laurie...631-286-3521 Sue....631-286-0037