Monday, June 29, 2009

Hawt Post!

It's finally here! The Brookhaven Choral Festival is this weekend--see the show, and stay for the fireworks! The festivities start on July 3rd, with the Youth Chorus and the Choral Masters' performance of Mozart's Requiem 8PM at Sayville Congregational Church, stop in at the Phoenix or call the Council office for tickets. Wine and cheese reception...and on the 4th is a Pops show that promises to be fun for the whole family! Brookhaven Amphitheater, FREE (2.00 car parking)

There's a new installation at Gallery on the Hill...make sure you catch the "Americana" show before it's gone! Next show...nautical!

Speaking of galleries..have you visited us at Phoenix Gallery in Bellport yet? Artists...become a member of this exciting cooperative and join us for a "New Beginning"! Calling all artists: We would like to extend an invitation to all of our artists who participated in the New Beginnings Show, or who signed up for a membership at the Phoenix with us, to exhibit (for free) more work on the walls of the Phoenix Gallery, as well as in the bins, during the Artists on the Lane event. Drop off and self-hanging is Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2 from 11am to 4pm. Please respond by email (asap) to reserve a wall space, and please limit your works to 2 (two) extra items for the wall so that we can allow as many artists to exhibit as possible. There are a few empty spaces that are available on a first come first served basis. Along with wall space, there are 4 art bins for unframed works--feel free to fill the art bins. If you do choose to exhibit, please print out the attached inventory list to hand in with your works. All works must have NAME AND PRICE ON EACH ITEM. The Inventory List will have your name, title of work and price for each piece.

Also... Phoenix Gallery Class--Watercolor Course by Mary Jane Stevens, starting July 6, 2009.

Speaking of Bellport...this weekend brings us an exciting sidewalk art show! ARTISTS ON THE LANE--Fourth of July, Bellport Lane, Bellport, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Don't miss it!

From the Patchogue Arts Council--The Second Annual Fundraiser for the Patchogue Arts Council. Tickets $75, 2 for $100. The theme is WPA- honoring the WPA artists from the time period of the Great Depression. The plans for the event are amazing.!!Sunday, July 12 from 4-7PM. You do not want to miss this event! Checks made payable to "The Greater Patchogue Foundation" a tax deductible 501(3)-3.

Plans for the first Patchogue Arts Biennial are moving along and there is much to report. The Biennial will now run from Saturday October 3 through Saturday October 24. While originally concieved as a one day outdoor event, it will now be located indoors in a 10,000 sq ft pristine space within Briarcliffe College, Main St., Patchogue. We are very excited at this development as it will substantially increase the event's exposure to the public. The space will be subdivided into 5 galleries. The council has also planned for a one day sculpture garden on the grounds of Briarcliffe on the day of the opening reception, October 3.

And coming down the pike...our new website is almost completed! Your webbie here is trying to figure out how to make all the forms and prospectuses both printable as well as fillable out (is that even grammatically correct? I don't think so!) online! Until I get the hang of Visual Basic 2008, please see the website for upcoming shows, and email us so we can mail you membership and prospectus info...I'll have them up soon, I promise! In the meantime, I've included attachments until I get this up and running for those who get this via email!

I'll be back in just a few days with lots more from the BAHC...and I look forward to seeing you at the Choral Festival!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New beginnings!

The Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for our membership. Beginning in July 2009 the Phoenix Gallery of Bellport will be run as a cooperative gallery under the management of the BAHC.

BAHC members are invited to visit the Phoenix Gallery and consider joining the current members of the cooperative to hang work there on a regular basis. Once the current Phoenix members have had a chance to renew, membership will be available for BAHC members to sign up on a monthly, bi-monthly, semi- annual or yearly basis and will be open to our membership on a first come first served basis.

The BAHC plans to maintain an office at the Phoenix Gallery and to keep the gallery open Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm and weekends until 7pm. In addition, the BAHC will hold workshops, classes and musical events at the gallery both during the week and on some weekend evenings.

The Phoenix Gallery will not replace our current gallery at Bald Hill, but we hope that it will become an integral part of our visual arts program.

For further information, please contact the BAHC office at 451-9070.

Jumping right in...

Calling all artists! We want you to be a part of our inagural show!

Gallery Hours
Wed. – Sun. 11 to 5
Fri. and Sat. 11 to 7
New Beginnings June 23 - July 19, 2009

This exhibit celebrates the Phoenix Gallery’s New Beginning with the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council. Open to all artists working in traditional fine arts. Two dimensional work only for this exhibit. No crafts or jewelry.

RECEIVING: Saturday, June 20th from 12- 3 pm
RECEPTION: Sunday, June 28th from 1 – 3 pm
PICK UP: Sunday, July 19th from 12 – 3 pm

1. All work must be original and not been previously exhibited in this gallery.
2. All work must be properly presented for exhibition, wired and ready to hang. No saw teeth.
3. Gallery or Museum wrapped canvas is OK if no staples show.
4. All work must be identified with the Artist’s name, title of work, medium and price on the back.
5. ALL WORK MUST BE FOR SALE: The Gallery collects a 40% commission on all sales from this exhibit. (25% for members)
6. All work must be brought in at the time of registration and NO EARLY BREAKDOWNS.
7. Entry fee: $20.00 per piece, maximum of 3 pieces. Maximum image size 24 x 36”

The BAHC reserves the right to refuse work that is poorly presented (framed) or is objectionable or otherwise unsuitable for exhibition in the local market. The BAHC will handle all work with care, however cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.
For an entry form, please email the BAHC at to receive an e-copy, or call 451-9070 to have one mailed to you.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sing me a song!

It's not too late to see the fireworks and be the show! The Brookhaven Choral Festival still has room for a few more singers...don't miss out! Call 631-451-9070 for more information.

This week, there are two great events going on...
Sweet Hollow Drive this Friday night and a great Father's Day event on Sunday! Sweet Hollow Drive is a young band that is gaining a lot of buzz...catch them while you can on Friday night at the Mount Sinai Heritage Center, 7:30PM. On Sunday, the Kids Club at the Heritage Center will be hosting a "Build a Birdhouse or Birdfeeder with Dad" event. Contact the Heritage Center for more info on either of these great events!

July events coming soon...

Around town

The Patchogue Arts Council will be having its monthly meeting on Saturday, June 13, 10AM at Patchogue Town Hall...14 Baker Street.

Also...Please join us at the Patchogue Theater Lobby Gallery on Thursday June 11th at 6:30 pm for an artist's reception. The Patchogue Arts Council presents the work of artist Jason Paradis from May 29 - July 24 with catering provided by Patchogue's own 'Once and For All".

Coming June 27...the Huntington Arts Council presents its 44th Annual Summer Arts Festival.
Click here for more information!

All for now...check back often for new updates!