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


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.


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

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.

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 _______________________________________________________________________


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