Saturday, June 27, 2015

Photo Contest - Open Call

Photo Contest, sponsored by the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
in honor of their summer exhibit:
FLOATING SCULPTURE Long Island Waterfowl Decoys

What to Enter: We are primarily interested in images celebrating the diverse waterfowl on and around Bellport Bay, their habitats and/or behaviors: nesting, feeding, caring for their young.
Printed entries should be 8”x10”, color or b/w, in an 11”x14” flat white mat
Along with the entries include: The subject name, the location of the image
The photographer’s name, address, phone # and  e-mail address.
Also designate the photographer’s ‘Age Category’ (12 years or less, 18 years or less, or Adult).
Please, no photos of  pet, domestic or captive birds.
Please Note:  If your images include people, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and must include the releases in your submission.

How to Enter: Printed and matted images should be mailed to:
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, PO Box 47, Bellport, NY 11713.Please mark outside of envelope: Photo Contest
Or may be dropped off at BBHS Exchange Shop located at 12 Bell Street, Bellport during regular business hours:
Fri & Sat 11-4, Sun 12-3.  Please mark photo with: Attention Joan Kaelin
Include all information as stated above: Name, address, e-mail, phone #,  age category, subject name, location of image

Eligibility and Judging:
There will be three categories of entries: 12 years and under, 18 years and under, Adult.
Images will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.   The judges are a panel of Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Trustees/Members familiar with photography.
The BBHS shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.  All decisions made by the judges are final.

Deadlines:  All entries must be received by Sat, Aug 1, 2015

Winning Photos:  The judging panel will select approximately 50- 8”x10” white matted photos to be displayed  at Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Gallery, 12 Bell St, Bellport. Selected photos will be hung and ribbons awarded by Aug 8th.
Exhibit may be viewed Fri & Sat 11-4, Sun 12-3
Best In Show Winner will be announced at BBHS “The Great Duck Dinner”, Saturday, August 28th, 2015, 5:00- 8:00pm.  Winner need not be present  All photos may be picked up at the end of the evening Aug 28 or the following weekend  Sept. 3, 4, 5th.  Any photos not picked  up will be held by Joan Kaelin.  Please call 516 729 -2036 to schedule a pick up date.
AWARDS  Best in Show $150.  First Place: 12 and under $50.     First Place: 18 and under $50.   
First Place: Adult $50.

Bellport Bay is  located on  the eastern flyway for waterfowl, where millions of   birds  follow ancient pathways from their breeding grounds to wintering areas.  Many  of these birds stop at our local wetlands for food and rest on their way to their final destinations. The delicate beauty of  these  birds has  inspired generations of Long Island decoy carvers. Help us celebrate our exhibit,  “Floating Sculpture, Long Island Waterfowl Decoys”,  by  participaing  in  a  photo
contest  illustrationg  Bellport Bay’s  important  contribution  to  this  amazing  cycle

Wanna do it outside?

PALS Plein Air Limner Society (PALS)

Everyone is welcome to join us for Plein Air painting
see our website for more info  or call Jeanne Salucci at 631-241-3749

Thank you, 

Patchogue Sketch Club

The PAC Sketch Club was created for the purpose of getting people together to discover the value of sketching.  We affectionately call it "soccer drills for artists."    It’s free to join, and it is open to all levels.

On Facebook:

and on Meetup:

or the Patchogue Arts Council website:

Tri Hamlet Sketch Group

Find them  on Facebook
More info, call Jennifer Lucas 631-552-0186.
Or sign up for email blasts 

CALL to Artists:
Paint the Great South Bay Plein Air Event

Takes place in August,
Visit for a prospectus

Friday, June 12, 2015

Patchogue Garden Club event for artists

Visit this website if you are interested in participating

deadline is July 1st, event is  July 11th

Artists on the Lane

Artists on the Lane
Saturday, July 4th  2015  Bellport Lane, Bellport

(Typically there is no rain date but if there are extreme weather conditions we will contact you to reschedule.) 
This year July 4th is on a Saturday if a rain date should occur we will re-scheduled for Sunday July 5th
It is important to pre-register online so we can contact you with updates on this event.

Register online HERE:

If you do not pre-register you will still have an opportunity to register that morning. 
Registration starts at 8:00 AM by the Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport.  
You will not be permitted to sell before 9:00 AM and will not be permitted sell before registering.
If you register online you still must go to the registration table and check in on the day of the show.

This is one of the largest fine art show and sale. This is not a craft show. We do accept sculpture but we do ask you to please send us an image for review so we do not have any misunderstanding on what is not accepted in this show. 
No third-party merchandise, no jewelry, no painted furniture or decoys.

Fee for a 10 foot x 10 foot spot on the Lane:
Member's fee $55.
None member's fee $75. 
Double spots are double the fee.
All spots are first come- first served.

1) All artists can block a 10-foot spot. (Bring your own table, tent, etc)
2) Do not block the street.
3) Do not hang any art on residents fence.
4) We do ask you please take consideration when selling not to block driveways or pedestrians on sidewalk and be considerate to any requests of residents if asked to move your spot. 

Please contact SBAA via email for any questions.

contact our event chair-person for this event Lorraine Fosmire (631) 286-3521

All pre-registration and any images that are submitted for review of sculpture work must be sent via email to by June 28th.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Art Show & Open House

Yaphank Historical Society Presents

“Long Island Scenes”
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A Town of Brookhaven Historic Landmark Located on Willow Lake in Yaphank

Sunday June 7, 2015
1-5 pm
at the 
Swezey-Avey House
on the lake
at the intersection of 
Main Street, Mill Rd and Yaphank Middle Island Rd
(across from the gazebo)

A Special Art Exhibit & Sale featuring works by plein air artists,
Jeanne Salucci & Chris Taylor
local artists who paint outdoors (en plein air) 
to capture the different scenic and historic locations on Long Island.

Open House

Join us to celebrate the recent Landmark Designation Historical Society Exhibit rooms will be Open

Light refreshments will be served
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Singers wanted!

Singers Wanted!
Registration is open for the
21st Annual Choral Festival at Brookhaven
Vivaldi, Gilbert and Sullivan and Copland
Rehearsals: Mon-Sat 7/20 to 7/25
Dress and Concert:  Sun. 7/26
Don't want to sing but love music?
21st Annual Choral Festival Concert
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 7 pm
The Gateway Playhouse, Bellport

NEW! Tri Hamlet sketch club!

There's a new group in town, the Tri Hamlet Sketch Club
Outings  are posted on Facebook.. We meet on Saturdays or Sundays, free!
check them out on FB!