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.
Rosamaria Eisler, Student Show Chairperson