Monday, December 8, 2014

It's that time of year again!

Busy Busy Busy!

We've got a few members showing at the PALS Plein Air Holiday Art Show in Sayville next week, at BAFFA Gallery, 47 Gillette Ave Sayville- 12-4 on the 13th & 14th - hope you can drop in and see what wonderful works they have created.....

Craft Marketplace at Phoenix Gallery on the 13th,  at 139 S Country Rd Bellport-- a great way to get your shopping done locally- and also visit the other fine shops and galleries while in town...

The trolley is running from Bellport to Sayville-- its a  FREE ride! Trolley runs on the hour from MVP automotive, right across from the firehouse.....make a day of it and visit lots of shoppes along the way!

Our Annual Holiday Dinner will be January 11th at Porter's on the Lane-- we'll be sending out a blast with the details on that shortly----

Welcome to our New Board of Directors! And many many thanks to the outgoing Board for a job well done! Our 3rd Juried Show was wonderful, the Student Show was another amazing success, the new plein air event was very well attended and of course our Member's Show last May showcased the many talents of our members.

With Gratitude to all our Members who volunteer and make all these things happen, our Board and our supporters, neighbors and friends.... on behalf of South Bay Art Association we wish you a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and a very creative New Year!

Chris Taylor for, SBAA



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Our Annual Student Scholarship Art Show

The SBAA is pleased to announced the 27th Annual Student Scholarship Art Exhibit.  
November 21, 22, and 23, 2014.
Our annual event has provided an opportunity for art students, teachers and the public to view and celebrate the creative works of talented students.
We are asking our members for their help on the following dates: a couple of hours of your time will be appreciated.
Tuesday, November 18: helping in receiving of works from 3-7 PM
Wednesday: Hanging of artworks, from 10 AM till finish...
Saturday, November 22, sitting for the exhibition, 10-6 PM
Sunday, November 23, sitting 10-3 PM
Sunday, November 23, picking the artworks 5-7 PM.
Please contact Rosamaria Eisler, Chairperson of this event at:

The Nita Elder Student Scholarship Exhibition takes place annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, at
The Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport.

We are the only arts organization in Suffolk County that offers a Student Scholarship Competition Exhibit for high school senior art students throughout Suffolk County who plan to continue their art education. Students from between 12 and 15 high schools participate in this annual event in November.  Last year, we had over 100 pieces of artwork displayed at the Bellport Community Center. The show runs from Friday, November 21, through Sunday, November 23. It is a rare and unique opportunity for these young people to gain experience in exhibiting their work in competition with their peers.
The students submit a body of work consisting of three original pieces of art. The show is judged by two well-respected artists, and SBAA awards three (3) $1,000 scholarships to the winners. We host a reception at which these scholarships are presented, along with other monetary awards from other arts and business organizations.
This year we are offering our membership, as well as local galleries and arts organizations, an opportunity to sponsor a monetary award (minimum of $100) to be presented at the reception. The recipient of the award would be the artwork of the sponsor’s choosing, to be presented by them in their name. We will contact you as to when you can make your selection. If you are unable to make either the selection or presentation yourself, SBAA would be happy do it on your behalf.
One of the major objectives of SBAA is to encourage interest in the visual arts, and how better to accomplish this than with the budding young artists of our high schools. We hope for your support in making our annual student show a memorable experience for our participating high school students. 
If you have any questions,  or would like to make a donation, please call  631-849-6162, or email me at rosamariaeisler@ optimum.net.   Thank you for your generous support.

Sincerely,
Rosamaria Eisler,  Student Show Chairperson

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Photos from our 3rd Annual Juried Show!

We are pleased to announce, our Juror  for the show was Beth E. Levinthal, of the Hofstra University Art Gallery. The show was Chaired by Ted Stamatelos, assisted by LuAnn Thompson and Chris Taylor, with many thanks to our volunteers who made the show possible and to the Phoenix Gallery for a fine venue.
Photos provided by Laurie Fosmire, ©2014





Sketch Group at SBAA

Join us Tuesday mornings at the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, 10:30 - noon during the school year. The group cancels for bad weather, holidays and elections.
(A small donation is collected for the (clothed) model)

Show here in 2008, Phyllis Potts, Ann Wiswall, Bruce Testa, and Pat Campbell
Photo courtesy Laurie Fosmire ©2008




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Photos from our Plein Air Event

Thanks to all who sent in their photos: Christine, Joan, Roseanne, Chris.....










Saturday, October 18, 2014

Current News for October and the October Newsletter


THIS SUNDAY 10/19 is the Take-Down for Our  Juried Show-

Take Down -October 19th 12 -  4 pm
Phoenix Gallery phone- 631-776-0811
ALL works must be removed from the gallery at this time as they are receiving for the next show, "Portraits, Judge & Jury"  
The show will be judged by the esteemed Terry McManus

The Pen Women are showing at BAFFA Gallery this weekend too, Oct 18-19 
Reception 10/19    from 2-4 pm  at Gillette House,  47 Gillette Ave Sayville NY 11782

ON NOW: Patchogue Arts Council (M)usic (A)rts (C)inema  PACMAC
October 17 – 26, 2014
SBAA artists will be participating in The Pop M’Art, 
at 46 E. Main St,  a series of pop-up galleries showcasing the work of local artists groups.
visit the website above for a complete listing of the events



Member's Meeting This Wednesday the 22nd:  We will have a critique night so bring your works in progress for a lively adventure in friendly assessments!
           7:15 pm at the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell St Bellport
   Artist's Gathering Thursday 10/23
This month's Art Gathering at the Phoenix Gallery will be Thursday, October 23, at 6:00 pm
This month we are featuring "Mankh" who will read from his most recent books.
Please join us for a wonderful evening of poetry by a very talented writer. Light refreshments will be served.
 

Holiday Parade thru Bellport this Saturday 10/25   11:30 am 
Come see the great costumes! Even the doggies dress up for this one!

Spook-tacular shop night 3 - 6 pm 
Shop Locally and Support our local shops and galleries!

Open Call for the Artists and Photographers
 The New York Art Connection
The New York Connection are invites the artists and photographer (all media) to exhibit their works at TWENTY FIVE DAYS  long Group Exhibition -
"HALLOWEEN SPIRIT" Dedicated to Barbara Lenz
28 October to November 22 - 2014. 
Opening Reception on November 31 Friday Halloween Day  5:00-8:00 pm 

Dead Line of Submission - 25 October -2014

THE NEW YORK ART CONNECTION
www.thenyartconnection.com




October 2014 Newsletter

Our Annual Meeting- we had a lovely day in the courtyard of Café Castello,
where our 2015 Slate was approved.  The minutes from last year’s meeting were read, we had the year in review, the Treasurer’s report, then Old & New Business.
Since membership is down and therefore, income is down, it had been previously discussed by the Board and decided that, to help maintain existing events and activities, that the dues be raised to $30 for Individuals, $45 for Family of two at the same address, and $25 for non-exhibiting members.
2015 Dues are now due and payable J

Summary of the President’s Address: Michael Maas
Over the years, we have received feedback, from both inside and outside of SBAA, that we do not do enough for our members, particularly in the number of shows we offer our members. Attempts to address that feedback include: adding the annual juried show, opportunities to show at Phoenix for a more professional venue, and adding the new Plein Air Event.  At our meetings  we announce individual as well as group show opportunities for the membership. We will be participating as a group, in the Pop-Up show that PAC is putting on in Patchogue.
Unfortunately these exhibition opportunities have been costly. Part of our Mission Statement to “encourage the creation and appreciation of the visual arts” has been the Nita Elder Student Scholarship exhibition- last year we collectively awarded $7600.00. The hurricane significantly impacted scholarship revenues. Like last year, we will be sending out a solicitation letter to encourage members to offer awards in their own names or as memorials.  Outside groups are also being contacted.  
Mike thanked everyone for coming, and the new Board was congratulated, they take office on
 January 1st, 2015.  Desserts were enjoyed at the gallery afterward.

MEMBER NEWS:

Chris Taylor and Jeanne Salucci are two of the artists who will be exhibiting at the
Friends of Wertheim Wine and Cheese fundraiser on Saturday, October 18th from 5 -8 pm.
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge 340 Smith Road Shirley, NY 11967 (631) 286-0485
$25/person advance tickets or $30/person at the door. Friends of Wertheim Refuge members and non-members are cordially invited to attend the annual benefit event. Proceeds are used for educational and environmental programs at the refuge. There will be a silent auction and an exhibition of works by local painters. Ship Mates will provide musical entertainment
send a check payable to: Friends of Wertheim,  POB 376 Brookhaven, NY 11719



Bell Street Artists are showing at BAFFA Gallery: 47 Gillette Ave, Sayville
Nov 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30 from 1- 4 pm
There will be a reception Sunday, Nov 9th from 1 -4 pm

George Wybenga is showing for the month of October at the East Islip Library



An Invite from Sharon Way-Howard:
To my fellow artists & friends,
    My 2 artists show at Gallery Crossing in Peconic became a Solo Show! It's in the heart of Wine Country & farm stands - a great fall trip! Sharon 
          The show is on till October 20, 2014
2745 Peconic Lane   Peconic, NY 11958   631-765-​8377



LOOKING AHEAD:
The Nita Elder Student Scholarship Exhibition takes place on the weekend before Thanksgiving, at
The Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport.

We are the only arts organization in Suffolk County that offers a Student Scholarship Competition Exhibit for high school senior art students throughout Suffolk County who plan to continue their art education. Students from between 12 and 15 high schools participate in this annual event in November. Last year, we had over 100 pieces of artwork displayed at the Bellport Community Center. The show runs from Friday, November 21, through Sunday, November 23. It is a rare and unique opportunity for these young people to gain experience in exhibiting their work in competition with their peers.
The students submit a body of work consisting of three original pieces of art. The show is judged by two well-respected artists, and SBAA awards three (3) $1,000 scholarships to the winners. We host a reception at which these scholarships are presented, along with other monetary awards from other arts and business organizations.
This year we are offering our membership, as well as local galleries and arts organizations, an opportunity to sponsor a monetary award (minimum of $100) to be presented at the reception. The recipient of the award would be the artwork of the sponsor’s choosing, to be presented by them in their name. We will contact you as to when you can make your selection. If you are unable to make either the selection or presentation yourself, SBAA would be happy do it on your behalf.
One of the major objectives of SBAA is to encourage interest in the visual arts, and how better to accomplish this than with the budding young artists of our high schools. We hope for your support in making our annual student show a memorable experience for our participating high school students. Please complete the attached form and return it to us at the above address by November 1st so that we may include you in our program.
If you have any questions, please call me at 631-849-6162, or email me at rosamariaeisler@ optimum.net. Thank you for your generous support.

Sincerely,
Rosamaria Eisler,  Student Show Chairperson
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Please return this form by November 1, 2014, to SBAA, PO Box 244, Bellport, NY 11713

South Bay Art Association Annual Student Scholarship Exhibit November 21– 23, 2014

Award Sponsor _______________________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________                      Email__________________________________________

Amount of Award ($100 minimum)___________________________________________

Who will choose award winner_______________________________________________

Who will make presentation at reception?_______________________________________

Friday, October 10, 2014

Award Winners


Best in Show
Joan Strauss
Yellow Vase   (Pastel)

1st Place   Kari Kaczmarek
Hanging Out   (Pastel)

2nd Place  Christine Dupuis 
Tuscan Tomatoes  (Watercolor)

3rd Place  Joan Genchi 
Easy Go Tempo  (Acrylic)

Honorable Mention:  Anne Baum
Tea Pot with Lemon   (Pastel)

Honorable Mention:   Susan Bracken-Gilday 
Garden Stand  (Acrylic)

Honorable Mention:  Daveen Herley
Last light  (Oil)

Honorable Mention:  Eric Laskowski 
At the Helm  (Digital Photo on Wood)

Honorable Mention:  Michael Maas 
Bittersweet Vines   (Woodcut)

Honorable Mention:  Liz Macchio 
Sun Meadow   (Pastel)

Honorable Mention:  Jeanne Rogers 
Flowers And Lace  (Watercolor)

Honorable Mention: Gisela Skoglund  
Warm Welcome (Watercolor)

Honorable Mention:  Ted Stamatelos 
The Origin of Language #5   (Mixed Media)

Honorable Mention:  Karin Weibert  
Pathway (Watercolor)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SBAA's 3rd Juried Art Show!

Reception this Friday Oct 10th from 7 - 9 pm

Come one down and enjoy the wide variety of beautiful creative artwork in this show!
Gallery hours Thurs-  Sat 11-5 Sun 12- 4
139 S CountryRd Bellport 776-0811

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Juror Announced for our Juried Show!


South Bay Art Association is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Juried Exhibit!
This year, it is an Open show, and artists can register online through our website!
Deadline to enter is Oct 5th 2014
The Show Chairman is Ted Stamatelos, who will be assisted by LuAnn Thompson and Chris Taylor. 

We look forward to a wonderful variety of quality work for this show, and  we are pleased  to announce our Juror  is Beth E. Levinthal, of the Hofstra University Museum. 

The show will run from Thursday October 9th thru the 19th, with a reception on Friday, October 10th from 7 -9 pm.
Phoenix Gallery is located at 139 South Country Road in the Village of Bellport .
The Gallery is open Thurs- Sat 11-5 and Sundays 12 -4.
631-776-0811    


About Our Juror
(From the Hofstra website):

Beth E. Levinthal is director of the Hofstra University Museum. Prior to assuming her position at Hofstra in 2006, she served as executive director of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island, New York, from 2001 to 2006.
From 1987 to 1994, Ms. Levinthal was an art educator, editor of an arts publication, and public programs coordinator at the Art League of Long Island. In 1994 she joined the staff of the Heckscher Museum of Art, subsequently being named director of education and public programs in 1996. During her tenure, she introduced numerous interdisciplinary and multicultural programs for children, families and adults, greatly increasing annual program attendance and outreach to the Long Island community. Highlights of her many contributions to the Heckscher Museum include “Discovering Art Together” programs for families; a junior docent program for fifth graders; a high school docent program; “Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher,” an annual exhibition opportunity for high school art students; and “Heckscher Hits the Road,” a program for adults in senior living facilities, hospitals and nursing homes.
Among other affiliations, she is a founding member and secretary of the board of directors of the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA), and a peer reviewer for the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). She served as a member of the board of directors for the Museum Association of New York (MANY) from 2002 to 2005.
Among Ms. Levinthal’s awards and honors, she was the 1996 Malcolm Arth Fellow of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, and in 2005, she was honored by Hofstra University with a George M. Estabrook Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2006 she was named a Woman of Distinction by Distinction magazine.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Member News Sept 2014


Member News

Circa Something, 117A S. Country Rd Bellport
Three Women and One Man'  
Opening Reception  is Friday, September 12th, 6 PM - 9 PM. 
Artwork featured  by
Lorraine Rimmelin, Melissa Hin, Pierina Camurati Leonardo and Christopher Wilde.
The show runs till October 4th with viewing hours to the Public on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12 PM - 5:30 PM.


Karen Miller O’Keefe is exhibiting her photography at the Briarcliffe in Bethpage from Sept 2 -28
Reception Saturday Sept 13th from 12- 2 pm
1055 Stewart Ave., Bethpage
The exhibit is open: 
M-Thu 9 am – 9 pm, Fri 10am – 4 pm, Sat 10 am -3 pm


From Diana Berthold:
Come see "EQUINE EXTRAVAGANZA & OTHER THINGS" at the Garden City Public Library 60 7th street Garden City NY 11530 across from the Garden City Hotel and adjoins the Garden City LIRR Station Parking Lot. A display case with over 20 items including Horse Show Ribbon Pillows & Banner Quilts along with a variety of oil paintings as well as 17 original oils and acrylics in their lower gallery. This show began travelling in July 2103 and runs thru December 2105 in libraries every month all over Long Island. Every show is a little different so come see it. I have not planned a reception for each of these shows as it would be 24 parties to plan along with the commission work that I am always working on. I plan one every couple of shows and this one I did not. Enjoy!
You can find future listings at www.distincitivedesignsbydiana,.com

Sept 2014 Newsletter


September 2014 Newsletter

The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will take place Sunday September 28th,
 from  1  to 3 pm,  rain or shine at Cafe Castello, 141 South Country Road, Bellport.
Desserts to follow, at Phoenix Gallery, from 3-4 pm.

The Nominating Committee (consisting of Michele DePalo, Lorraine Fosmire and Rosanne O'Reilly)
has put together the following slate for approval at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 28. 
Nominations will also be taken from the floor.

LuAnn Thompson, President
Mary Samuels, Vice President
Michele DePalo, Treasurer
Joan Tavolott, Recording Secretary
Marlene Bezich, Corresponding Secretary
Liz Seubert, Trustee (2-year term)
Eric Laskowski, Trustee (2-year term)
Pauline Hazard, Trustee (1 year) to complete 2-term vacated by LuAnn Thompson
Kim Grucci-Peterson (1 year) to complete his 2-year term


Our 3rd Annual OPEN Juried Show will be in October at Phoenix Gallery, and we are excited to announce, that we will also offer online registration this year! .
A prospectus is attached for your convenience.

At Phoenix Gallery:
Paint the Great South Bay”  Wet Paint Exhibit of works created during the weekend of
August 22-23-24  Reception, Sept 7th from 1 -3 pm
This was a wonderful community event co-sponsored by SBAA and BAHC. Chairperson Gina Lento and her crew of volunteers did an outstanding job of organizing the event, with artists attending from all over! The weather also cooperated and the result is a wonderful show, come down and see it!

Tribute to 9/11

Reception: September 7, 2014 at 1 pm

Pick Up: September 21, 2014 from noon to 4
Phoenix Gallery 139 S Country Rd Bellport 776-0811
Go to Brookhavenarts.org for info on upcoming shows and events such as concerts and artist gatherings

Shadow Play

Drop Off: Sunday, September 21, 2014 from noon to 4

Reception: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1 pm

Pick Up: Sunday, October 19, 2014 from noon to 4
Phoenix Gallery 139 S Country Rd Bellport 776-0811
Go to Brookhavenarts.org for a prospectus


Please submit Newsletter items by the 20th of the month before,
via email to southbayart@gmail.com

Event details need to include Title of the event, dates of the event, name and address of the venue, (a link to a map would be great, or directions) times of exhibit viewing, parking fees if any, and contact info.


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