Thursday, November 29, 2012

Award Winners of the 2012 Nita Elder Student Scholarship Show

Award Winners of the 2012 Nita Elder Student Scholarship Show

$1,000 Awards, based on a body of works:
Kaylyn Gardner, Bayport-Blue Point HS
Luke Alexander, Northport HS
Lorelei Olk, Sayville HS

$50 Cash Awards:
Anna Ferrante, Northport HS
Miranda Warren, Northport HS
Alex Bresalier, Smithtown West HS
Sara Ritzman, Eastport- South Manor HS
Ariel Quantinilla. Longwood HS
Chelsea McClendon, Longwood HS
Sean Rall, Bayport- Blue Point HS
Megan Cassidy, Bellport HS
Anna Corso, Sayville HS
Alyssa Wood, Eastport South Manor HS

Women Sharing Art  $250. Award
Lorelei Olk, Sayville HS
Madison Weisman, Northport HS

Brookhaven National Laboratory $300.Award
"Discovery" Theme

Kaylyn Gardner, Bayport-Blue Point HS
Victoria Lucchese, Smithtown West HS

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The 25th Annual Nita Elder Student Scholarship Show

The  25th Annual Nita Elder Student Scholarship Show
November 16, 17 & 18, 2012  

At the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport.
Our Chairperson for the event is Rosamaria Eisler, former adjunct professor at Adelphi College and longtime SBAA member- with assistance from the very capable artist/educator, Mike Maas. We are sure to have a great show this year- we know this team gives 110%.

Reception for the Artists: Friday, November 16th 7- 9:30 (Awards at 8 pm)
Exhibition Hours:
Saturday November 17,  from 10 – 6
Sunday, November 18th,  10 -3

This show is the culmination of all our fundraising events, and we thank all of our members, volunteers, supporters, neighbors and friends for helping to make this happen! High School Seniors from all over Suffolk County will be eligible for the awards.  Judges’ determinations are based on a body of 3 works entered, where the students must show proficiency in various media. 

Brookhaven National Laboratory will give an award for the works they deem best represent the theme of "Discovery". The winner of that award is then invited to exhibit  that work at the BNL Art Show at Berkner Hall, at the Lab,  November 19, 20 & 21

Women Sharing Art, a non profit corporation providing avenues for women artists to nurture and encourage one another to further their artistic accomplishments, will provide two Special Awards in the amount of $250. each, to two deserving young women. Work selected must show student's breadth and strongest pieces as an artist.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bell Street Artists Show

"Autumn Symphony"  
Bell Street Artists at the Gillette House in Sayville

Exhibition Dates: November 3,4,10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25   (1-4 PM)
Reception: Sunday Nov. 11, 2012  1-4 pm

47 Gillette Avenue, Sayville, NY  11782 Phone: (631) 589-7343

Several SBAA Members are also part of the Bell Street group, lets support them! :-)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Award Winners

South Bay Art Association
First Annual Juried Member’s Show
Phoenix Gallery, October 2012

Best in Show
Lester Sprague  “Grouper”     Monoprint

1st Place
Michael Maas  “Ancient Roman Head”    Etching

2nd Place
Ted Stamatelos “Field of Crosses”     Mixed media

3rd Place
Lorraine Rimmelin  “Charmed Forest”     Watercolor

Honorable Mentions:

Greg Barbera, “Landscape”    Acrylic

Marlene Bezich, “Herself”     Pastel

Rosamaria Eisler, “From Here to Eternity”    Oil

Kim Grucci-Petersen, “Black Hole of Life”,    Digital Art

JoAnne Powell, “Marsh 2”      Encaustic

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Our FIRST Annual Juried Show!

We've had a great turnout for this show, hope you can come see what a wonderful body of work our members have presented!

Our Judge, Mr. Dan Welden selected the works for the show, and presented awards for Best In Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5 Honorable Mentions to the  37 Artists who participated in the show.

Many thanks for all our volunteers who helped make the show possible, and of course our members and friends---
Reception is Saturday October 13 from 5- 8 pm at Phoenix Gallery,
139 South Country Road in Bellport.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

BAHC/Phoenix News

Congratulations to the Award winners of the Phoenix Open Show which is now running from until October 7
Best in Show - Karen Miller-O'Keefe for "Row your Boat"
1st Place - Louise Weck for "The Dock"
2nd Place- Donna Harlow Moraff for "White Study"
3rd Place- Louise Weck for "Waiting"
Honorable Mention- Michael Maas- for "Interlude"
Don't miss these Upcoming Shows at the Phoenix
"South Bay Art Association Member Show" - October 11 to October 21
Reception- October 13, 5 to 8 pm
"Black and White Show" October 21 to November 18
Reception- October 28 , 1 to 3
"Holiday Exhibit, Small Works" November 18 to December 16. This is a great show for picking up Gifts for the Holidays!
Reception- November 25, 1 to 3 pm 
Also we are excited to have author Drusilla Burroughs signing her book,  "Treasures of the Soul"  at the November 25 reception
"Out with the Old, In with the New, Affordable Art" December 16 to January 13,
Reception- December 23,  1 to 3 pm
"Annual BAHC Membership Show" January 13 to February 10
Reception- January 27, 1 to 3 pm 
Check our website for all upcoming shows at and please remember, we need your support for all upcoming shows and events.
thank you

Friday, September 7, 2012

NEW! Juried Show!

is proud to announce the

To be held at the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery

139 S. Country Road
Bellport NY 11713

Eligibility:  Current Membership in SBAA  must be verified.

Entries:     Entry fee = $10 per piece, 2 pieces  maximum.  Entry fees are non-refundable.   All checks must be made to South Bay Art Association (SBAA)
Entries must be original in concept and execution, created within two years and not previously exhibited in any SBAA Members Exhibition.  This is a fine arts exhibit and no crafts will be accepted.  Works must be suitably framed and wired for hanging, no “saw-tooth” hangers or similar types of hanging devices.  Unframed canvases with exposed staples will not be accepted.  No wet  works.

Dimensions:  One piece of the two may not exceed 30”x40”, the remaining  piece may not exceed 30” in any dimension, including the frame.  If the base of a sculpture exceeds 12” x 12” and requires a pedestal, the artist must supply the pedestal (preferably flat black finish) at check-in.  SBAA reserves the right to refuse any work due to space limitations or as deemed unacceptable for any reason by the Receiving Committee.

OPEN SHOW:    No specific categories but do identify your medium.
Please Note:  Any flat work which has been digitally enhanced with image-altering software must be indicated as “digitally enhanced” on the registration form.

Judging:  Ribbons may be awarded for  “Best in Show, “First”, “Second”, “Third”, and “ 10 Honorable Mention” .  Decisions of the judges are final.
Sales:  Entries must be offered for sale and the price will be listed on the entry form.    Prices will appear in the exhibition catalog.  The BAHC/Phoenix will assess a 30% commission on all works sold at the Phoenix during this exhibit.  Artwork sold may not be removed during the exhibit.

Liability and Responsibility:  The registration liability release must be signed.

Drop Off: Sunday October 7th Noon to 3 p.m.
Works not selected for the Exhibit MUST be picked up on October 10th noon to 4 p.m.
Artists whose work is not selected will be notified by telephone.

Reception Saturday October 13, from 5 – 8 p.m

Show Closes October 21st   All works must be picked up by  4 p.m.


Friday, August 31, 2012

LI Watercolorists @ South Country Library in September!

Long Island Watercolorists will display their work at the South Country Library, Bellport,  for the month of September?   The watercolorists take a class with teacher, Paul Padavano.  SBAA members include Rosanne O'Reilly, Barbara Stewart, Diana Berthold, and Louise Reeves.

The Library is located on Station Road in Bellport, down near South Country Road.
There will be a reception on Sept 8th from 1 - 3 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Em Czaja Exhibit

Our Esteemed Founding Member, Emily Czaja, will have an exhibit
at Bellport Arts & Framing for the month of September. Emily's work
was chosen this year by the Bellport Chamber of Commerce as the
official poster of the Bellport Bay Festival.  The Poster was unveiled
on the 4th of July and was available for sale on Bellport Day,
celebrating their 30th year of Posters! See the complete collection at
Cafe Costello in Bellport- its quite a show!
Then drop by and see Em's work. Reception 9/23 from 1-3 pm
137 S Country Rd, Bellport

While in town, visit our other galleries:
The Red Bench (#151),
The Village Silversmith (#149),
Cafe Castello (#141),
Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery (#139),
Bellport Arts & Framing Studio (#137),
Gallery 125 (#125)
and Circa Something (#117A).
You'll find a variety of art and gifts!

Stop by the South Country Library to see the works of the LI Watercolorists, for the month of September

Friday, August 24, 2012

SBAA Plein Air Show- September

The SBAA Plein Air Painters are invited to show at the Bayport-Blue Point Library for the month of September so keep that in mind this season.
Exhibitors must be members of SBAA. Thanks to Kathy Wayman, who  has graciously set this event up for us, 
results of the summer's work can then be shown at the Library in September.
Drop Off is Saturday Sept 1st at 3 pm.

(The plein air painting schedule has been posted on this blog- scroll down to view it)

UPDATE: The show has been installed and features 32 works by sbaa members,and a variety of local scenes!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SBAA Members Only Juried Show!

The drop off: Oct 7th
Pickup for rejected artwork:Oct 10th 
Show opens on the Thursday the 11th.  
Work will be juried in.
Reception is Sat Oct 13th from 5 to 8,  
Pickup for the show is on the 21st by 4 pm

ALSO:  We will have an Art Walk on
Saturday Oct 20th from 5 to 7:30.
More info to follow on that event.

August News

The date for the Annual Meeting and 
Election of Officers/Potluck Dinner 
is Sept. 16

12:30 – 3 pm  at Laurie’s house 286 -3521 

to RSVP, and tell us what tasty treat you 

will contribute to this festive day.....

2013 Slate of Officers:
For President: Ted Stamatelos
Vice President: LuAnn Thompson
Treasurer: Michele DePalo
Corresponding Secretary: Marlene Bezich
Recording Secretary: Joan Tavolott
One Year Trustees: Gina Lento and Brian Bartley
Two Year Trustees: Greg Barbera and Jim Vaughan

Member News:
Lorraine Rimmelin will be at 40 South
in Patchogue from 8/25 – 9/16
Reception this Saturday, 8/25 5-8 pm 
40 S Ocean Ave., Patchogue

Welcome New Members to SBAA:
Linda Morrison  (Patchogue)
(Hon.) Joan Genchi  (Port Jefferson)
Karen Miller O'Keefe  (Centereach)
Meg Healy  (Patchogue)

Alexandra Iosub  (Brookhaven)
Trisha Fortunato  (East Patchogue)
Eric Laskowski  (Patchogue)
Stephanie Lagravinese Clark  (Mastic)
Joan Fusco  (Sayville)
Jonathan Spector  (Lido Beach)
Kristin Macukas  (Selden)
Doris Lundegard  (Bellport)
Bob Baker  (Circa Something, Bellport)

Friday, July 13, 2012

In the Newspaper!

Congratulations to Ruth Johnson and Kathy Wayman, their pictures appeared in the July 6th edition of the Fire Island Tide Newspaper, page 18 for their contributions to the Fire Island Lighthouse Art Show!
You can read all about it on the web, lots of articles if you google Fire Island Lighthouse Art Show- there were actually two art shows this year, one a plein air event organized by the Wet Paints Studio Group and the Annual Lighthouse Art Show, which is still on view.

If you haven't been to the lighthouse, its a great place to visit! Lots to do, see, and learn!
Here are two handy links:

(There is a parking fee)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July in Bellport- Do the Walk!

You'll find lots of great art and other fine gifts, glass works, and jewelry etc. at:

Circa Something, 117A South Country Rd -  featuring the work of Matthew Troyan and other local artists including Br. Gerard Cormier 
Gallery 125,  125 South Country Rd -  featuring cutting edge art by local artists
Bellport Arts & Framing 137 South Country Rd (owned by SBAA  Member LuAnn Thompson) (featuring Batik and Gyotaku by Chris Taylor) (and Br. Gerard Cormier)
Phoenix Gallery, 139 South Country Rd (BAHC President Greg Barbera is an SBAA member) exhibiting SBAA artists including Lilian Masten
Cafe Castello, 141 South Country Rd (Retrospective Bellport Posters, celebrating 30 years of the Festival Posters!) 
The Village Silversmith 149 South Country Rd (featuring art by SBAA members Dwight Trujillo, Ted Stamatelos and others)
The Red Bench  151 South Country Rd (owned by SBAA member Mary Samuels and showing new work by Linda Cullen, and lots of local artists, many of whom are SBAA members)

Do the WALK! Take a Stroll! 

The new 2012 Bellport Festival Poster by SBAA Founding Member Emily Czaja will be available on July 4th from the Chamber of Commerce, whose table will be in front of #5 Bellport Lane-
(Em's win continues SBAA's winning streak- recent posters have been created by Br. Gerard Cormier, (2011), Larry Johnston (2009), and LuAnn Thompson (2008), Mary Reay (1999) and Jodi Love (1989).
(Reprints are available online at

Be sure to stop by the SBAA Raffle table, in front of Village Hall on Bellport Lane- to win an original artwork generously donated by our members- All Raffle Proceeds benefit our Student Scholarship Fund. Raffle winner is chosen at 4  pm, you need not be present to win (we'll call you!)

Thanks to all our members, volunteers, friends and guests, for making Artists on the Lane the best outdoor art show on Long Island! 

Monday, July 2, 2012


We're happy to announce that (Founding) SBAA member, Emily Czaja, has won the 2012 Bellport Festival Poster Contest! The Poster is being unveiled on Wednesday on Bellport Lane by the Chamber of Commerce. Also check out a retrospective of all the past posters (30 years' worth!) at Cafe Castello, 141 S Country Road- Several of the more recent contests have been won by SBAA members, and they are now available for reprint too, at Bellport Arts & Framing (another sbaa member!)

Congratulations Em, and Happy, Safe 4th of July to all!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our Summer Plein Air Schedule

South Bay Art Association
PO Box 244, Bellport, NY 

In July and August the sketch group meets Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We have some exciting new destinations planned. Carpool when possible, especially where there is a parking fee. Bring art supplies and come prepared to deal with natural elements: bug/tick repellent, sunscreen, drinking water, a hat and a folding chair are recommended. (Driving directions are from the intersection of Station Road, (Bellport Lane), and South Country road, Bellport Village. 

If you have any questions call Laurie Fosmire, 286-3521 or Joan Hickman, 588-4132. 

July 10th Suffolk County Farm & Education Center 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank tel. 852-4600 North on Station Rd., to Montauk Hwy. East to traffic light at sign for CR-21W. Take a left turn onto Yaphank Ave. and drive a few miles until you see the sign for the Farm. it will be on the left. Many animals, barns and gardens. Look for the peacocks. (From 495, east to the Yaphank Ave. exit and it will be down a short distance on the right) Sign in at the Office. Free Parking

July 17th Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge 340 Smith Road, Shirley. Station Road to Montauk Hwy. to traffic light at Smith Road, right turn. Entrance is on the right. New building, facitlities great views.

July 24th Long Island Maritime Museum & Grounds. 86 West Ave., West Sayville, 447-8679 parking is free Go West on So. Country Road: turn left onto Montauk Hwy/Emain St going West approximately 9 mi. beyond Sayville,two block West past the West Sayville Fire Dept. Turn left/South onto West Ave. and follow the signs to the Museum parking lot on the right. Boatyard, boat canal with boardwalk, shaded picnic pavilion.

July 31st Southaven Park, Victory Ave., Yaphank, Main Entrance. 854-1414 Free Station Road to Montauk Hwy or South Country Road, Bellport to Montauk Hwy East to traffic light at CR21. Left turn puts you on Horseblock Road. Second Right will be Victory Ave. Proceed to the Main entrance on the left. A bit of a walk to the water and the boats.

August 7th Blue Point Dock , foot of Blue Point Ave. Parking, Gazebo and the beach. Montauk Hwy., East to Blue Point. Left turn down blue Point Ave., Blue Point. ( This is the street that )

August 14th Peconic River Herb Farm 2749 River Ro. Calverton, 369-0058 Follow Station Rd. North for 3.7 mi. and turn right at Patchogue-Yaphank Rd/Sills Rd/ Rt. 101; after 1.5 mi. turn right to merge onto 1-495/LIE East; travel 11.7 mi. and take exit 71 for NY-24 Hampton Bays/Calverton; from ramp turn left/north onto NY 24/ Edwards Ave S toward Calverton; after1/4 mi. turn left onto River Rd.; go 1/4 mi. West to just before RR tracks and turn left at greem and yellow sign for Peconic River Herb Farm; follow drive to parking areas. A gardener's paradise located on 14 scenic riverfront acres in the Peconic basin.

August 21st Avalon Nature Preserve 200 Harbor Rd., StonyBrook 689-0619 Go North on Statiion Rd. and enter Sunrise Hwy/Rt-27 West on left; take exit 51 for StonyBrook/Nicolls Rd/CR-97 North; follow service road to entrance ramp onto Nicolls/CR-97 N; follow Nicolls Rd. North approx. 12.8 mi. to end; turn left onto Rt-25A in a little over 1 mi.(immediately before stop light) bear right onto Main St/North Country Rd/Rt-25A; go 1 block and turn left onto Harbor Road. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the village shopping center on Main St. just past the park. The Preserve's boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road across the street from the Grist Mill.
Preserve has over 70 acres of ecologically oriented landscapes with hiking paths, walkways, labyrinth, sculpture, fields, forests. Trail maps available in kiosk at Harbor Rd. entrance.

August 28th Bayard Cutting Arboretum (State Park) 440 Montauk Hay. Oakdale/Great River tel. 581-1002 From Sunrise Hwy/Rt-27; follow signs for exit 46 to New York/Southern State Pkwy/Heckscher Pkwy; take exit for Connetquot Ave N; at light turn left/south onto Connetquot Ave.; go past the RR tracks, turn left at the next traffic light, follow it around, turn left to the Park entrance which is on the right side of the highway. Several garden areas, shore along the Connetquot River, manor house, cafe. Free parking for seniors.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Larry Johnston at Chrysalis Gallery

"Inspiring Images"
at Chrysalis Gallery,

Larry Johnston, Richard Denisiewicz, 
Gayle Tudisco and David Tyndall

Reception, June 30th, 6 - 9 pm
2 Main St, Southampton  
631 287-1883
Click HERE for Map


Batik & Gyotaku:
New work by Chris Taylor

Bellport Arts & Framing
137 S. Country Road
Bellport NY 11713
Click HERE for a map

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Art Shows this Summer!

7/4          ARTISTS ON THE LANE, BELLPORT 11-6           
7/13           Great South Bay Music Fest- Patchogue
7/14           Great South Bay Music Fest- Patchogue
7/15           Great South Bay Music Fest- Patchogue
7/21           Greenport Gallery Walk
7/21           Southampton Art in the Park
7/22           Southampton Art in the Park
7/28           Bellport Clothesline Show
8/3            Sayville Summerfest
8/4            Sayville Summerfest
8/5            Sayville Summerfest
8/4            Westhampton Art Show
8/5            Westhampton Art Show
8/18          Greenport Gallery Walk  6 -9  pm
8/25           Sayville Seafood Festival
8/26           Sayville Seafood Festival
9/8            Gallery North Outdoor Art Show 
9/9            Gallery North Outdoor Art Show
9/14          SET UP—Wet paints Members Show- Bayard Arboretum
9/15          Greenport Gallery Walk  6 -9  pm
9/15          Wet paints Members Show
9/16          Wet paints Members Show
9/15           IPAP worldwide Paint out
9/16           IPAP worldwide Paint out
10/8            Sayville Country (Music) fest – Maritime Museum
10/9            Sayville Country (Music) fest – Maritime Museum
10/26           Northport Plein Air Fest
10/27           Northport Plein Air Fest
10/28           Northport Plein Air Fest
11/16           SBAA Student Show reception 7- 9
11/17           SBAA Student Show  10 – 4
11/18           SBAA Student Show  10 – 4
12/8            PALS exhibit at BAFFA
12/9            PALS exhibit at BAFFA

Sunday, June 3, 2012

55th Annual Member's exhibit

Photos of the 55th Annual Member's Exhibit can be seen
on our website,

The Winner's Exhibit will be at Cafe Castello
for the month of June, 
at 141 S. Country Road, Bellport
(Next door to Phoenix Gallery)
Many thanks to Nick for hosting us!

Phoenix Gallery is currently hosting the  Bellport Bay Festival Poster Retrospective,
this is the 30th Anniversary
The Poster Contest entries are exhibited in the Main Lobby of the Gallery, and  
upstairs, Student work from Eastport-South Manor school- absolutely
amazing work in this show!

Bellport Arts & Framing will be showing  Batik and Gyotaku
by Chris Taylor for the month of June
at 137 S Country Road

The Village Silversmith (#149) , and the Red Bench  (#151)
also feature local artists

So come to Bellport and do the walk, start at Gallery 125
on the corner of Station road and head east:

125, 137, 139, 141, 149, and 151 - make a day of it!
Free parking behind the stores (South of S Country)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rosamaria's Shows

Works by Rosamaria Eisler

"Monotype Prints"
 June 1 - 30, 2012
Reception: Saturday, June 2, 2:30 - 4 PM

North Shore Public  Library
Shoreham, NY 11786
Info: 631-929-4488

 Solarplate Etchings are in exhibit:

  "Adelphi University Alumni Juried Exhibit"
          June 2 to August 3, 2012
Swirbul Gallery and University Center Gallery
  Opening reception: June 2, 5:30-7:30PM
                   at the UC
       You are all invited to attend
Contact Rosamaria if you need a ride: 516-983-7126


Also at: 
SBAA Members exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, 139 S.Country Rd, Bellport NY till June 3rd.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"About Face"

Bell Street Artists at Sachem Library, June 1 - 29 during regular Library hours
Reception June 10th 2:30 - 4 pm
150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook  588-5024

"Recent Monotypes" by Rosamaria Eisler

Rosamaria Eisler has another show! 
Recent Monotypes, at the Shoreham-Wading River Library, 250 Rte 25A, Shoreham  929-4488 for the month of June. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 2nd from 2:30- 4 pm.

Monday, May 21, 2012


SBAA Annual Members Show- reception Friday 5/25  7-10 pm
at Phoenix Gallery, 139 S. Country Rd Bellport     776 0811
The show is open Thu-Sat 11-5 and Sunday 12-4, Memorial Day 10 -4
also the following weekend; show closes Sunday 6/3 (that is Pick Up day)

Friday, May 18, 2012


a show, featuring Ted Stamatelos,
Davenport & Shapiro Fine Art,
37 Newton La, East Hampton  604-5525
June 2 - 24

Reception, June 2nd  5- 8 pm

See the article at

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Solo Show- Barbara Stewart

BARBara stewart
is having AN
art exhibit
located at
bellport, new york 11713
june 2nd to june 29th
library hours:
mon-fri    9:30 am until 9 PM
sat. 9:30 am until 5 pm
Barbara will be available to discuss her work on june 9th from 1 to 3 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SBAA Winners at BAHC Shows

winners from the last show at Gallery on the Hill "Then & Now"
Best in Show -Michael Maas for "The Cynic"
1st Place - Lorraine Fosmire for "Orlando"
2nd Place - Karen Miller O'Keefe for  "World Trade Center Memorial IV"
Honorable Mention - Bob Belsten for "White Barn"
Mixed Media
1st Place -Brian Bartley for "Easter Rabid"
2nd Place - Terrence McManus for "Portrait of Jim"
Honorable Mention - Wendy Hildreth-Spence for "European Village'
Also At the Briarcliffe College Outreach Show for April
"Land & Sea, A BAHC Women's Perspective"
People's Choice Winner- Mary Samuels for "Dappled Path"

Over at the Briarcliffe show, Mary Samuels received the People's choice. Way to go SBAA!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Eddie Rehm in East Hampton Now!

Davenport & Shapiro Fine Arts Opens Summer Season with Emerging Contemporary Art Show

Davenport & Shapiro Fine Arts
37 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11931

Exhibition Dates
Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Monday, June 18, 2012

Friday & Saturday:  1 pm - 7 pm
Sunday, Monday, Thursday:  1 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday:  closed
Always open by appointment and chance

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 26, 2012 5-8 pm

Closing Reception
Saturday, June 16, 2012 5-8 pm

Rising New York artists, Eddie Rehm and Emanuel Buckvar, will open the
2012 summer season at Davenport & Shapiro Fine Arts in an exhibition of
cutting-edge contemporary art in its East Gallery.

“We are committed to bringing our clients high quality, but reasonably
priced, investment grade art, not limited to one period. We feel both
artists’ work is on-the-cusp,” says co-owner Howard Shapiro. “We were
intrigued by the work of these two artists with distinct styles, one
almost disturbingly energetic with his “Instant Gratification
Abstract,” and the other … calming, for all its now almost classical
allusions to the Abstract Expressionist tradition,”  says his partner,
Leonard Davenport, “Both artists call Long Island home, but, they have
a raw, uncensored New York City feel.”

Eddie Rehm is one of the hottest new artists to emerge recently.  His
work has been described by one art critic as “a fusion of raw emotion,
deliberately instinctual design, and art-medium experimentation.”  He
has participated in numerous solo and group gallery exhibitions in New
York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Pennsylvania, as
well as a museum show in Las Vegas.  He has recently been named as one
of the International Contemporary Masters in the fifth annual juried

Emanuel Buckvar’s expressive passion grew out of his love of his
grandparents’ fantastic art collection.  It led him to become an art
dealer at a young age.  “Buying and selling art, however,” he says,
“was not enough to feed my love, so I decided to create my own.”  His
customers include serious private collectors. “In some sense, Buckvar
could be considered an outsider artist,” says Davenport.  “He has had
no formal training, except by exposure to the art of others.  His work,
however, is very sophisticated.”

Davenport and Shapiro Fine Arts is located on the southern most walkway
from Newtown Lane to the parking lot.  Its four separate spaces
including an eclectic selection of 20th century paintings, sculpture,
ceramics, and affordable works on paper.