Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SBAA Members who teach


Saturday, October 1, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Instructor: Rosamaria Eisler.

All levels welcome. This class is a pre-requisite

for enrollment in the "Color Reduction" class.

East End Arts School. Riverhead, NY

Cost: $50 EEA Members; $75 Nonmembers.

Information: 631-369-2171

Marlene Bezich will be conducting a class in Centereach High School Adult Ed in Pastels and Portrait painting.

There are still some seats left. Please call Centereach Adult Ed at 631-285-8158 or email to register.

Sharon Way-Howard will be teaching a 4 week class "Introduction to Acrylics" on Fridays from 10 to 12 starting Sept.30. Starting Oct. 28, also on Fridays, Sharon will be teaching another 4 week class "Exploring Textures in Watercolor or Pastel", from 10 - 12. Both classes are at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip. The phone number to register is 631-224-5402.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Upcoming Shows at Phoenix Gallery

Open Show
Receiving Oct 9
Reception Oct 16
Take down Nov 6

Receiving Nov 6
Reception Nove 13
Take down Dec 4

"Small Stuff"
Receiving Dec 4
Reception Dec 11
Take Down Jan 2nd

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Interesting thoughts from Robert Genn (and the Painter's Keys)

Reprinted by Permission: The Painter's Keys website.

The monastic artist

September 20, 2011

I've never stayed in a monastery, but I've visited some, both East and West, and I've certainly bumped into a few monks. I've also known a few nuns, but not intimately. I was once offered a job as a missionary, but I didn't like the position.

But as for the painter, I like a monastic life. Mine's not as rigid as the pros'. I rise early, paint before breakfast, correspond, paint, break briefly for a simple lunch, perhaps a brisk walk in the forest, maybe a snooze, then back to the studio. Dinner is at home with friends or family. I work each day until tired, read a bit, sleep well, and do it again the next day. Several days can pass without moving the car. It's productive--the monastic life gets results. As Picasso said, "I like to live like a poor man with lots of money."

It's all about the renewal and rebirth of life through creativity. Similar to the nuns who tend the fields, or the monks who labour in the hothouses, there's satisfaction in growth, change, green shoots, raking up old leaves. Art reaffirms life and is in harmony with many universal principles. Perhaps the studio is even greater than the nunnery or the monastery. In the humble studio one hears the constant plop, plop, plop of product. Product that honours our land, our people, our earth.

To be in touch with creativity on a daily, even hourly, basis may just happen to edge yourself closer to divinity. If our universe is indeed a creation, (an idea that competes with the idea that our universe is an idea) then perhaps we need to be on that wavelength. Pushing paint is a high calling. To do it well you need humility. You need to walk the walk. You need a well-regulated, simple life so that you might become both servant and student.

And there's another thing. It's the fellowship of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood. They are all with us--the good and bad artists in the dusty books of history, in the galleries, in the promise of tomorrow's children, or right here now as you meet them on this remarkable medium that befriends us all--even though we don't really know each other. Art can take flight in an odd but active monastery.

Best regards,


PS: "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin." (Matthew 6:28)

Esoterica: Like Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline of the ancient Roman Catholic liturgy, or the five daily pauses of Islamic prayer, an artist can create defined spaces for reflection and contemplation. The creative monk recharges and begins again. Each pause may be heralded with a new squeeze of paint or a sharpening of tools. Thankfulness infuses every breath. Every new passage is a fresh test of studenthood, patience, applied joy and creative love.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Instant genius

Instant Genius
Gallery 40SO
40 south ocean ave
Patchogue, NY 11772
Sept, 14 - Oct. 7th
Artist Reception:
Sept 17, 2011 4pm - 8pm
free Refreshments

Instant Genius is a show for local Patchogue artist Kenneth Ian. The show is named "Instant Genius" because of the speed that Kenneth makes his paintings. Most of his paintings are made within a day, and they fall into a category he calls "instant gratification art" Kenneth is a action painter that spills emotion into the canvas and needs that release almost instantaneously. This show will include paintings from his "loss of control" series, as well as his "insignificance" series. He will also be unavailing his largest painting to date. A 7 foot by 8 foot wall of a painting in-titled "Surrender". Instant genius is sure to be a show that will take you from Patchogue village right into the heart of Chelsea Manhattan


Kenneth Ian Husbands works have been displayed throughout the USA. Kenneth's artwork has appeared in various online/print publications. Kenneth belongs to national art groups such as The Sheboygan Visual Artists and the Plymouth arts center as well as New York groups Such as the South bay arts association the Brookhaven Arts and humanities council and The new millennium modern art group. Kenneth had studied art in NY at a local college before his financial situation made him drop out and become a long shore commercial fisherman. After not painting for 6 years he found the art calling him back. Putting all of his energy back into art he found the concept of letting go of controlling his art to be appealing, and started experimenting in a aesthetic way to make that happen. The paintings on display are all examples of his "letting go of control" as well as different emotions he puts onto the canvas

Friday, September 9, 2011

Our Annual Meeting and Election

Our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will be held on Sunday October 2nd at 1 pm at the Home of LuAnn Thompson.
All members in good standing are invited. Please email LuAnn with the dish you will be bringing, at by Friday, September 23rd.
Also seating is limited so please bring your own chair.

Some ideas:

Pasta Salad
Green Salad
Fruit Salad
finger sandwiches
hors d'oeuvres
vegetarian dishes
munchies such as peanuts, chex mix etc
main courses
desserts- cookies, brownies, cupcakes etc
soda/ diet soda/ seltzer/cider/punch/iced tea/lemonade

SBAA will provide the utensils and paper goods.

Congratulations Rosamaria Eisler- Artist in Residence at EEAC!

Rosamaria has been selected as the Artist-in-Residence at East End Arts Council, and she shared this news with us:
About my Artist in residence, it will run from September 12 through November 11. I'll be living in the Carriage House upstairs apartment. My work will be downstairs at the Printmaking studio using the printing press, working on different printmaking techniques and creating Artists Books. At the end of my residence I will have an artist talk about my work with an exhibition right there. More details later. My classes are:

Saturday, September 17, 10:30AM-1:30PM: Introduction to the Printing Press.
Saturday, October 1st. 10:30AM-2:30PM: Relief Printmaking with Linocuts.
Saturday, October 22, 10;30AM-2;30PM: Color Reduction prints.
Saturday, November 12: 10:30AM-2:30PM: Solarplates.
Saturday, December 17, 10:30AM-2:30PM: Monotype Workshop.

You can find details about the printmaking workshops in the EEAC School of the Arts newsletter magazine."Classes and events/fall 2011". 631-369-2171
See you soon.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friends in Art

"Friends in Art"
Two talented women, who discovered painting together over a decade ago,
are showing & selling their art in a collaborative show titled "Friends in Art"
Lorraine Rimmelin & Karin Weibert ( Members of South Bay Art Association)
Baffa Gallery at the Gillette House
47 Gillette Ave
Sayville Ny 11782
Sat Sept 24 4-7pm
Sun Sept 25 2-6pm
(Reception Sun)

Misc news

“Tribute to 9-11…Ten Years After”

Opening Reception

Saturday, September 10, 2011

2 to 4 pm

2:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony
Color Guard

Kathleen A. Walsh Councilwoman

Moment of Silence
Poetry Reading
The Harbormen Barbershop Chorus
Poetry Reading
Reception: Light Refreshments

3:30 p.m. Winner of People’s Choice Award

Closing Ceremony


The Suffolk County Historical Society also has an exhibit:

Friday, September 9, 6-8 PM
Opening Reception: 9/11 Memorial Exhibition

Presented in collaboration with the Riverhead Free Library
On view through October 1, 2011

In honor of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, the Suffolk County Historical Society will present a September 11th Memorial Exhibit, in collaboration with the Riverhead Free Library. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, September 9th, from 6 - 8 PM.

The exhibit explores the history of the Twin Towers with rarely seen photographs of their construction, and also features interpretive artworks in a range of mediums by artists Lance Corey, George D'Amato, Mare Dianora, Gary Jacquemin Leonardo Liguori, Kevin O'Connell, Mary Carlson and J. Lee Elsbree. Featured in the exhibit is a striking three-dimensional steel sculpture of the Twin Towers, standing nearly eight-feet tall, by Long Island sculptor David T. Haussler.

The Riverhead Free Library has collaborated with the Suffolk County Historical Society to document the September 11th memories and experiences of Riverhead residents in a special oral history project. Selections from the filmed accounts will be on view as part of the exhibit. Special book projects from the Library's Teen Loft and children's group will also be featured.

Special programs to be presented by the SCHS in connection with the 9/11 Memorial Exhibit:LECTURE: Wednesday, September 14, 7 PM
"9/11 Air Traffic Control - A Firsthand Account" with Paul Thumser, former Air Traffic Control Supervisor
$5 donation to SCHS

LECTURE: Thursday, September 22, 7 PM
"Collecting Folklore and Oral Histories" with Dr. John Eilertsen, Director, Bridgehampton Historical Society $5 donation to SCHS


STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE AT RIVER STUDIOS, PATCHOGUE. Inexpensive space available at River Studio, in Patchogue for artists of all kinds. The studio is located on the Patchogue River just off River Avenue. Contact Ted Stamatelos @ 363 6174


Gallery North's Outdoor art show is this weekend in Setauket- many of our members will be there.

NUGGETS...A Gem of a Show at

deCordova Studio & Gallery

"Friends in Art"
Two talented women, who discovered painting together over a decade ago,
are showing & selling their art in a collaborative show titled "Friends in Art"
Lorraine Rimmelin & Karin Weibert ( Members of South Bay Art Association)
Baffa Gallery at the Gillette House
47 Gillette Ave
Sayville Ny 11782
Sat Sept 24 4-7pm
Sun Sept 25 2-6pm
(Reception Sun)

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion.”

Women Sharing Art, Inc. to Host 2-Day “Shameless Self-Promotion for Artists” Workshop

Bohemia, NY – Non-profit group Women Sharing Art, Inc. is set to host a 2-day workshop, “Shameless Self-Promotion for Artists,” October 1 – 2, 2011.

Alyson B. Stanfield, art business consultant and author of the best selling “I’d Rather Be in the Studio, will lead the workshop! The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion.”

Stanfield has led art-marketing seminars throughout the country. This workshop marks her first live event in New York. Stanfield's workshop will provide artists with the motivation, knowledge and strategic marketing techniques necessary to advance their careers.

Registration Deadline extended to Sept 7th!

The $145 registration fee – a $30 discount off the full price – is inclusive of the two-day workshop and lunch on both days. Registration is open at

About Women Sharing Art

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About Alyson B. Stanfield

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