Thursday, January 26, 2012

Artist Trading Card Show!

Passion for Artist Trading Cards
Exhibit and Swap at Bellport Arts & Framin,g 137 S Country Rd, Bellport

Drop off reception: February 11 from 5 - 6:30
Swap night reception: March 3rd, from 5 - 6:30

Trading cards have a few rules:
MUST be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Traded, Never Sold
Original artwork

You should put your name and contact info on back.
All mediums accepted, but pastel doesn't really work for this.... the cards are handled often.
As a support you may buy commercially available cards or cut your own from watercolor or other heavy paper, mat board, something sturdy, preferably archival.

for info on Trading cards, visit the internet, google artist trading cards. A good site is Art in Your Pocket or

Get Going with your miniature masterpieces! We're talking February already! 2012!!!!

Also on Exhibit at this time, Brian Bartley's Music Icons

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EEAC Members Show at SCCC- Lyceum Gallery

Congrats to all our SBAA members who are in this show!

January 27th - February 24, 2012


SPECIAL LOCATION! This non-juried, all media exhibit, which also includes performance art at the opening reception, will be held at the Lyceum Gallery in the Montaukett Learning Resource Center at the Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead, located at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY. This is not the first partnership between East End Arts and SCCC, but will be East End Arts’ first gallery show in this new space. The opening reception for this art show will be held Friday, January 27, from 5 PM to 7 PM. The show will run from the opening on January 27 through February 24, 2012. This free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. DIRECTIONS

For more information, contact Jane Kirkwood, Gallery Director: (631) 727-0900 or

Monday, January 16, 2012

News and events: Rosamaria Eisler

You are invited to attend:
"Mythical Atmospheres", Monotype works by Rosamaria Eisler at The Museum Store of the Islip Art Museum,
from February 5 to March 25. Reception, Sunday, February 26 from 1 to 4 PM

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730


Linocuts Relief Printmaking Workshop with Rosamaria Eisler.
The participants will learn a variety of cutting techniques and how to transfer, cut, ink and print on paper.
Saturday, January 28, 10:30AM to 2:30PM
Cost: $48 EEA members/ $72 non-members

East End Arts' School of the Arts.
141 East Main St.
Riverhead, NY 11901

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January Meeting

Our January Meeting will be on January 25th at 7:15 pm. After a short business meeting, Chris Taylor will demonstrate the fine Japanese art of Fish Printing, as she practices it, on batiked fabric.
From Wikipedia:

Gyotaku (Japanese, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing or rubbing, dating from the mid-19th century, a form of nature printing used by fishermen to record their catches. There are two methods used in gyotaku. The direct approach is the best way to do gyotaku. In order to make a gyotaku print, one places the subject (e.g. fish, crab, scallop shell) on a wooden bench and paints one side with sumi ink. Then they lay a piece of material, eg. Paper, over the ink covered fish, then rub the material until there is the image of the fish on it.

Modern gyotaku artists often substitute acrylic or other painting material for the traditional sumi-e.


Chris uses fiber-reactive cold water dye on cotton muslin to create permanent, color fast pieces.

Join us- the meeting is free and open to the public-- guests invited.

Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell St, Bellport

click here for a map:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lorraine Rimmelin at Patchogue Theater!

Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
71 Wast Main stret
Patchogue NY 11772



January 5th-February 5th
Reception- Friday January 13th from 6-7:30pm
Gallery open to the public during Theater Performances

Friday, January 6, 2012

Organic Lust - a new Show with Kenneth Ian

We are happy to invite you to Kenneth Ian's art show Organic Lust. The exhibit will be presented by YESgallery from January 20, 2012 to February 12, 2012.
The opening reception will take place on Friday January 20, 2012, from 07:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The address and contact information follow:

147 India Street
Brooklyn NY 11222
About Kenneth Ian:
Kenneth Ian's works have been displayed and sold throughout the USA. His love of art had started at a young age when his father would take him to local gallery’s and museums.
As soon as young Kenneth could he started studying art history and carrying a sketch pad and oil pastels with him everywhere he could. His original style became that of the European surrealists, as he felt most comfortable in unreal situations where his imagination could thrive. Due to economic hardships he had to leave college and his love of art and became a off shore fisherman where he spent 265 days a year at sea and away from land.
During and after this time he didn’t paint much as time did not allow. Kenneth settled in for the "American dream", bought a house and seemed to be doing well until everything he was working for fell apart.
Now once again facing economic struggles and mental hardships he turned to a place that was all to familiar to him, his art! But in redefining himself he found that the surrealistic style now longer suited his feelings and view of the world. Kenneth wanted his new style to depict his latest life lesson that
although we wish to control everything around us, we are all set in a predetermined path that we have little, if any control. His first solo show of 2012 is presented by the YES gallery and entitled "Organic Lust" it is curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky.
Kenneth Ian’s paintings have an energy of their own. They are predetermined on their own path, either meandering like water or like flowing like lava formations. These paintings are actually formed by the forces of nature, looking like organic earth formations. He depicts abstract, organic forms
which naturally blend together to create patterns replicating nature’s perfection. Ian’s trust in organic forms is evident in the lustful use of paint which creates interesting designs. Kenneth’s use of rich colors is just what one would expect to see in forces of nature. When you can not be surrounded by live natural beauty one might lust over being exposed to Ian’s works of art.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gallery on the Hill 2012 Schedule

Annual Member Show
Drop: 1/9
Reception: 1/14
Pickup: 2/6

Art of Hearts
Drop: 2/6
Reception: 2/11
Pickup: 2/27

Scala Elementary School
Drop: 2/27
Reception: 3/3
Pickup: 3/12

Scala Middle School
Drop: 3/12
Reception: 3/24
Pickup: 3/26

Scala High School
Drop: 3/26
Reception: 3/31
Pickup: 4/9

Then & Now
Drop: 4/9
Reception: 4/14
Pickup: 5/7

All shows:
Drop off: 3:30 to 6pm
Receptions: 2pm
Pickup: 3:30 to 6pm

Phoenix Gallery:
139 South Country Road, Bellport
Fabulous Fakes
Create your own copy of a Masterpiece
(No Photography
Drop off: Jan 29, 12 - to 4 pm
Reception: Sunday, Feb 5, 1 - 3 PM
Pickup: Sunday, Feb 26, 12 - 4pm

The BAHC was founded in 1993 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. It is dedicated to assisting and supporting artists who live and/or work in the Town of Brookhaven and to enhance the cultural life of the community through a wide variety of visual and performing arts events. Activities include regularly scheduled art exhibitions, workshops for adults and children in visual and performing arts, the annual Choral Festival at Brookhaven and so much more. New members are always welcome. So come by and enjoy the works of the many talented local artists or share your own.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Art Classes!

Here's a message from Mary Cappasso, Executive Director of BAHC: Happy New Year to all!
Think about signing up for an art class at the Phoenix this year!
The first of the year will be presented by Mary Samuels beginning on January 12th from 11 to 1. Check the website for further details in a day or two.
Mary Cappasso, Executive Director Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council
PO Box 457 Farmingville, NY 11738

Jeanne Salucci is scheduled to give Watercolor classes as the Brookhaven Library- all details TBA

Marlene Bezich will be conducting the following NEW art classes, please contact her at 631-924-7245 for additional information:
January 21- North Shore Public Library "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
January 28- North Shore Public Library "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
February 2- East Islip Arts Council "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
February 4- North Shore Public Library "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
February 9- East Islip Arts Council "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
February 11- North Shore Public Library "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
February 16- East Islip Arts Council "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
February 23- East Islip Arts Council "Drawing&Sketching" 2-4pm
March 17- East End Arts Council- Drawing&Sketching" 10:30 am- 1:30 pm
April 5- East Islip Arts Council "Scratchboard" 2-4pm
April 12- East Islip Arts Council "Scratchboard" 2-4pm
April 19- East Islip Arts Council "Scratchboard" 2-4pm
April 21- East End Arts Council- Painting Animals in Oil" 10:30 am- 1:30 pm
April 26- East Islip Arts Council "Scratchboard" 2-4pm
June 6- East End Arts Council- Scratchboardl" 10:30 am- 1:30 pm
March 12- April 20 a Pastel class in the Middle Country School District Adult-Ed Program on Thursday nights from 7-9PM

Gina Lento has three classes going on, click here for more info:

Sharon Way Howard: Starting Feb. 24, I'll be teaching "Color & Composition" at the Islip Art Museum on Fridays from 10 to 12. Students may use watercolor, pastel or acrylic. Call the museum at 224-5402 to register.

Art and Soul Gallery Eastport 631 325 1504 Acrylic painting Saturdays 11-1