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Social change in art - Suffolk County News

Women Sharing Art member Janene Gentile was mention in Suffolk County News. Follow the link below to read the article:


At the close of the "Arboretum Inspirations" exhibit at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum two high school students were presented their scholarships by Women Sharing Art Inc.

Congratulations to Jessica Cipp of Bellport High School and Paige Liskiewicz of Sayville High School!  These two students were selected by the not-for-profit women's artist group at the BAFFA Juried Invitational Art Exhibit on April 10, 2016.  

In the true spirit of Women Sharing Art, who "share energy & explore artisitic passions", the members held numerous fundraising events to support these annual scholarships for these very deserving, talented young women. 

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4 Women Sharing Art members: Julianna Kirk, Dawn Schabner, Carole Amodeo, and Gail Neuman had their art juried into the COLOR Show at the East End Arts Council. 2 members won awards for their efforts. Carole Amodeo won a Third Place and Julianna Kirk won an Honorable Mention.

There were over 375 pieces submitted and only 60 accepted. Way to go members!

The gallery, on Main St. in Riverhead, is open from Tuesday thru Sunday from 10 to 3:30.


Victoria Beckert in Newsday!

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Women Sharing Ary Scholarship Winner

At the SBAA (South Bay Art Association's) 27th Student Scholarship Art Exhibit, Women Sharing Art was proud to present Samantha Struzzieri of Smithtown High School one of our two Annual Student Scholarships.

Congratulations Samantha! Keep up your fabulous work!

Samantha with Mr & Mrs Struzzieri,

Samantha with Steve Halem

Samantha with Victoria Beckert and Sue Miller

Dawn Schabner, Rosamaria Eisler & Julianna Kirk

Women Sharing Art Membership Show

The Memebrship Show at the Art Leqgue of LI had 3 Women Sharing Art artists gracing the gallery walls with their artwork. The reception was Sunday, January 4, 2015. Congrats to all.  What a wonderful exhibition!

Up Close and Personal with Women Sharing Art
by Julianna Kirk

A local non-profit art group, Women Sharing Art, held its fourth annual scholarship fundraiser reception Saturday night, February 2, 2014, at the BAFFA gallery in Sayville. WSA's art exhibition called Up Close and Personal, highlighted new work from its members.  The gallery walls were filled with photos, paintings, glass art, mosaics and graphics.

Along with the fine art to view were refreshments, music by Frank Grasso, and a raffle of fine gifts donated by local businesses that are consistent supporters of the group's efforts. The event also hailed Islip Town Councilman, Steven Flotteron, offering his support of the arts and arts in education programs. All proceeds from the raffle tickets go toward the scholarships that Women Sharing Art awards to two deserving young ladies in their senior year from local high schools. This year's awards were bestowed upon Elizabeth Galian, from Bayport-Blue Point HS, and Daniella Gallego, from Brentwood HS.

Raffle prizes include gifts donated by Kay Cameron Jewelers, Oliver West Day Spa, Bayport Flower Houses and Spelman Photography Studios, Also, Karen Smith of a Gift Basket of Arbonne & Gift Basket of Bailiting Hollow Horse Rescue and Vineyard Wines, plus a Relaxing Gift Basket.

Friends, family, community and business groups were present in record numbers in a spirit of community and encouragement to all the artists present and the mission of this empowering women's art group.

Pictured from left to right: Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli, Libby Hintz, Sue Miller, Elizabeth Galian, Daniella Gallego, Pat Daversa, Councilman Steve Flotteron, Carole Amodeo, Mireille Belajonas, Dawn Schabner, Victoria Beckert, Julianna Kirk, Ann Legere and Eileen Palmer. (Missing Karen O’Keefe Miller, Alina Rossi, Suzanne Piard & Holly Black.) Photo by Trish Aresta

Women Sharing Art Student Scholarship Winners at South Bay Art Association (SBAA) Exhibit & Juried High School Show On November 22, 2013,  Top is Elizabeth Galian (Bayport-Blue Point HS) and below is  Daniella Gallego (Brentwood HS) Photos By Sergio Diaz


Two high School senior applicants were selected to receive scholarships presented by Women Sharing Art, Inc. at the Annual BAFFA Student Invitational Art Exhibit in April. The award is given by WSA to a graduating female who will attend art school and/or be enrolled in a college art program.

The decision was based on the students' portfolio and mission statement.

The 2013 WSA award winners are Sayville High School senior Meagan Mulry (left) and Sachem High School East Campus senior Alissa Naer.
Meagan's award winning entry in the Drawing/Pastel Category entitled "Head Rush", also received a 3rd Place Ribbon from the BAFFA judges in that category.

Alissa's entry entitled "Multiple Personality Disorder" received Honorable Mention in the Mixed Media category.

Congratulations to both Meagan and Alissa.



How sweet it is

BAFFA and WSA launch a new show this weekend

Some of the WSA artists in the show are seen here (left to right): Victoria Beckert, Sue Miller, Pat D'Aversa and Libby Hintz. SCN/Columnbo

SAYVILLE—Local art is alive and well on the South Shore. Beginning on Feb. 1 and running through the 24, the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA) will be displaying the artistic expressions of the members of Women Sharing Art (WSA) at the Gillette House in Sayville, which serves as their headquarters and art gallery. The title of the exhibit is "SweetARTS."

On Saturday night, Feb. 2, the two groups will collaborate to put on the third Annual Student Scholarship Fundraiser, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.

"We give two scholarships throughout the year," said Sue Miller, president/founder of WSA. "One is at the BAFFA Student Show in the spring, which is given to a female artist who is a college-bound senior. The South Bay Art Association, located in Bellport, also puts on a show in the fall, where we also give a scholarship to a female high school student. This serves to raise money for those awards. In total we give out $1,000 per year."

Miller, who also serves as the vice- president of BAFFA, founded WSA in 2008 with the vision, according to their website, "to establish an artistic forum for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together and explore and share their 'inner artists'." She and various other local female artists, including Pat D'Aversa and Victoria Beckert, began to collaborate, and following some early shows together the group put on their first exhibit at the newly renovated Gillette House in May of 2008. It was the 2013 renovations, however, that almost put this show on hold. Wind and flood damage from super-storm Sandy left the BAFFA Art Gallery in shambles. Repairs were only just completed.

"From BAFFA's end, we were trying to get the renovations done by Christmas. I called a few other art groups around the community that put on shows here, including the Bell Street Artists and the Plein Air Limner Society, and asked them for help. They all answered the call, and members of our groups spent all of last week finishing up the renovations," explained Miller.

With its wonderfully re-done interior, the Gillette House seems well equipped to handle the large flow of people that is expected to pass through the art gallery on Saturday.

"I would say we're anticipating over 100 people to show up," noted Libby Hintz, a mosaic artist and member of WSA. "We've been gaining support during the past couple of years. It's a small place, but over the course of a couple of hours it allows a large amount of people to pass through."

Visitors to the gallery will be able to enjoy a wide range of artistic mediums, including examples of glasswork, photography, sculpture, watercolor and oil painting, fiber art, mosaic, mixed media, and Asian brush painting. Classical guitarist Michael Belajonas will also perform live music, and prizes donated by various local businesses will be raffled off.

Featured artists and members of Women Sharing Art include Victoria Beckert, Barbara Bilotta, Holly Black, Regina Cline, Pat D'Aversa, Anne Dignam, Libby Hintz, Patricia Kelley, Julianna Kirk, Pola Lanzaro, Joan Lengyel, Juliette Levesque, Lilian Masten, Sue Miller, Eileen Palmer, Alina Rossi, Sandy Seff, Chris Taylor, Dawn Schabner, Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli, Mirielle Vingerhoets, Valerie Zeman and Aida Wojcik.

The exhibit will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on weekends from noon to 4 p.m.


Student Scholarship

Women Sharing Art is proud to have participated in the South Bay Art Association 25th Nita Elder Student Scholarship Art Exhibit , November 16-18. 2012 at the Bellport Community Center, Bellport, NY.

From the program ……

"Two special awards in the amount of $250 each, were awarded by representatives of the art group: Women Sharing Art, Inc. to two deserving women, their selection was based on the student's breadth, and strongest pieces as an artist."

On February 2, 2013 Women Sharing Art held their third annual Student Scholarship Fundraiser, "SweeARTS." See our page for additional information.

Judge, Libby Hintz; Event Chairwoman Rosamaria Eisler; Judge, Julianna Kirk

Women Sharing Art Judges Julianna Kirk and Libby Hintz

Sayville School District Art Teacher, Evan Hammer; Women Sharing Art President, Sue Miller; Women Sharing Art Scholarship Winner, Lorelei Olk (Sayville); Women Sharing Art Secretary, Victoria Beckert

Women Sharing Art Scholarship Winner, Madison Weisman (Northport)

Madison Weisman's work

Award Attending - Film critic goes Golden - 4/3/2012
Cary Maya

Recently this website's ( theater critic Joan Lengyel took a taxicab from her Sayville home bound for the Ronkonkoma train station, boarded a train to Jamaica, Queens, disembarked, got on board an air train which took her to JFK airport and enjoyed a flight to none other than Los Angeles International Airport before finally settling in at her destination - the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel where she would await to attend the 69th Golden Globe Awards which was held in the hotel's grand ballroom. For the second time in her life she witnessed the elaborate red carpet walk of fame and a close-up viewing of the actual event, having also attended the Golden Globes in 2010. Lengyel had the rare opportunity to see a bevy of stars during her adventure including Madonna (nominated this year for "Original Song, Motion Picture" for 'Masterpiece'), Meryl Streep (nominated this year for "Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama" for her performance as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'), Brad Pit, Angelina Jolie, dame Helen Mirren, George Clooney, and one of her long time favorite thespians Gerard Butler. Lengyel has made a point of following the talented Scot's career for a long time now and was thrilled when she asked him for an autograph and Butler (who presented the "Best Supporting Actor" award at the event) having no piece of paper at the time, took the time to hand her his script for the show and signed his autograph on it. When Lengyel diplomatically asked the actor to smile during a photo op he replied "My Mom always says that to me too. She says I smile for everybody else but her". While asking Academy Award winner George Clooney (nominated this year for "Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama" for the film 'The Descendants') who Lengyel described as "so gracious, very animated" for his autograph, upon handing him her autograph book to sign she addressed him as "George Clooney Academy Award winner" as she was handing him the book. "He paused and looked right at me," Lengyel said. "As if I were psychic or something. It was a moment in time, really interesting."

This recent trip is certainly far from Lengyel's first experience at such activities. The local artist and film historian has been to countless movie premieres at a wide spread of locations (most recently for the films "Machine Gun Preacher" and "Law Biding Citizens", both starring Gerard Butler) and travels extensively with various organizations comprised of individuals who share her passion. She has traveled to Berlin, Ireland, London and Scotland to name a few to keep those passions burning and always has more on the burner. Recalling how she was inspired as a young girl after seeing the film "Scarlett Street" starring Joan Bennett, her interest in the arts has played a major role in her life. Seeing her favorite stars finally receive their due at award shows gives her a real sense of satisfaction. "I think the journey is the interesting part," Lengyel explained. "How they just kept going and finally this is a reward. It's the perseverance, being able to handle rejection. Yeah, I think acting is great. You can value it. I think they deserve the acknowledgement."

The winners of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards were : Motion Picture, Drama - "The Descendants"; Motion Picture, Comedy of Musical - "The Artist"; Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama - George Clooney ("The Descendants"); Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama - Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady"); Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy - Jean DuJardin ("The Artist"); Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy - Michelle Williams ("My Week With Marilyn"); Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Octavia Spencer ("The Help"); Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture - Christopher Plummer ("Beginners"); Director - Martin Scorsese ("Hugo"); Screenplay, Motion Picture - Woody Allen ("Midnight in Paris"); Foreign Language Film - "A Separation" (from Iran); Animated Feature Film - "The Adventures of Tintin; Original Score, Motion Picture - "The Artist" (Ludvic Bource); and Original Song, Motion Picture - "Masterpiece" (Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry).

Joan Lengyel is the former president of The National League of American Pen Women, Suffolk Branch. She was admitted into the League for Outstanding and Unique Illustrations, is also a member of the oldest art group in Suffolk, the Wet Paints Studio Group of Sayville, and is a recent member of Women Sharing Art. She has created a series of representations of movie theaters called "The Magic of Main Street Movies", and is a member in The Theater Historical Society of America and The Cinema Theater Association based in London, England. The multi-media artist has been commissioned to do renderings for historical societies, community organizations and privates portraits. Her unique boutique line of note cards can be found at museums and upscale gift shops.


Women Sharing Art Annual Fundraiser - Little Bites - 2/18/2012
Courtney Takats


At approximately 5pm on February 11, many talented individuals congregated in the Gillette House to present a $500 scholarship to one worthy student. This benefit program, supported by “Women Sharing Art,” included a raffle as well as a presentation of multimedia art exhibits and a live band.

The flow of smooth jazz being played by this band contributed to the friendly and inviting atmosphere surrounding the house. Aside from the beautiful artwork adorning the walls and the array of hors d’oeuvres, one gifted woman named Elizabeth Grant designed all of the mantelpieces herself; this also added to the evening’s sophisticated ambience.

I had the privilege of speaking with Sue Miller, the president of “Women Sharing Art.” She remarked on the surprising amount of talent all in one place, and averred this was the best turn-out that had ever been had. Cordial yet polite, Ms. Miller was more than willing to discuss with me the purpose of her organization. “We share energy and explore artistic passions,” she said, “And this venue presents the opportunity for an excellent demonstration of that.”

Among the esteemed artists present was Libby Hintz, whose creativity permeated her character. Her latest mosaic, which embodied a garden of trees, is to be sent to California on Monday. The person who commissioned the piece, I learned, discovered Ms. Hintz on the artist’s website. The woman said she considered herself lucky but, from examining the beautiful details of the mosaic, one could tell luck had little to with it.

This year’s WSA Scholarship winner, Raissa Oliveira-Silva from Commack High School, demonstrated that she was not only talented in many mediums, but that she also had command over all of the materials she works with. In addition to $500, Ms. Oliveira-Silva also had the opportunity to present some artistic pieces in a room almost entirely to herself.

At 6:30pm, the raffle winners were drawn in the main room of the Gillette House. Ranging from chocolates to jewelry, the gifts were all impressive. The lucky winners of the draw consisted of: Sandra Pamell, Juliet Levett’s daughter, Holly Black, Chip Bryant, Judy Hester, Barbara Lovato, Sue Miller, and Chris Taylor.

Before leaving, I was able to speak with Chip Bryant ( “I didn’t really know what to expect,” He admitted, “But I can’t stress how happy I am that I came out to this tonight.” I think I can speak for myself and everybody else who made the trip last night when I say everyone was pleased after attending the art exhibit.

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WSA Scholarship winner, Raissa Oliveira-Silva

Libby Hintz

Raissa Oliveira-Silva, WSA President Sue Miller and Secretary Victoria Beckert

Women Sharing Art group

In the Moment- An Evening with Adel Gorgy - 10/27/2011

Eileen Palmer

On Thursday evening October 20, Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts (BAFFA) and Women Sharing Art hosted an enlightening evening with photographer and artist Adel Gorgy.

Gorgy's large scale evocative photographs were on exhibit at the BAFFA Gallery through October 23rd.

Gorgy's photography depicts nature and art in a way that is compelling and original. His work asks the viewer to experience the the familiar with new eyes. Autumn leaves and shore shells are transformed into a mystical delight of color. Van Gogh and Monet master works are reduced to pure color and brush stroke which evoke as much emotion as the originals.

During his lecture, Gorgy referenced a Marcel Proust quote: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Thank you Adel for opening our eyes and showing us the importance of being 'in the moment'.

Women Sharing Art member, Pat D'Aversa "listened to Adel Gorgy's inspirational explanation of his artwork". "He uses palettes and brush strokes of the Masters to influence his work. He explained his art with such passion, it was wonderful," she added.

Women Sharing Art member, Mireille Vingerhoets had this to say: "It was a very inspiring evening. Adel captivated his audience with stories about his art. We all enjoyed the exhibit. You get a whole different feel of his work when you view it from different perspectives. Up close you can see the detail that fades away into a combination of color and emotions when you take a step back".

Photos courtesy of Sue Miller

Carole Sheppard, BAFFA Co-president, Adel Gorgy and Sue Miller, BAFFA Co-president

Joan Lengyel, Jen Sheppard and Adel Gorgy

Bob Zeman, Jay Miller and Adel Gorgy

Adel Gorgy (middle) and Women Sharing Art group (l -r)
Eileen Palmer, Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli, Pat D'Aversa, Sue Miller, WSA president, Holly Black, Valerie Zeman, Victoria Beckert, and Alina Rossi

Lois Seipmann, Board of Directors -BAFFA; Adel Gorgy; Valerie Zeman, Women Sharing Art; Mary Gorgy

Marsha Solomon, Contemporary Still Life Painter; Adel Gorgy; & Mary Gorgy, Novelist, Writer & Art Historian
Photos courtesy of Sue Miller











Eileen Palmer, right, who received an honorable
mention award from the Art League of Long Island
when she entered the piece in its exhibit, with
juror Cornelia Seckel, the publisher of The Arts Times Journal.

'Embracing Our Differences' exhibit opens

Twenty-five banners on display in Huntington, Patchogue celebrate diversity
By Ellen Barcel

Eileen Palmer
Eileen Palmer of St. James, a retiree from the Long Island Rail Road legal department, who is working toward a master's degree in museum studies at Harvard (yes, she commutes twice a week), was fascinated by the idea that "a piece of art could produce social change."

When she started thinking about what she herself could submit she thought of the Marcello Lucero tragedy. "Why don't I just look in my own back yard and use that as the inspiration for my art." Her piece, selected for the exhibit is a mosaic entitled "Garden for Marcello," and is a memorial to him. She added, "It's nice to be recognized as an artist but if this piece speaks to even one person, then something positive has been done."

She chose a mosaic as the medium since all the separate pieces "symbolized that something was broken" in society. She noted, "Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision. The mosaic is dedicated to the memory of Marcello Lucero and to all of us, in hope that we may learn the beauty of being brought together."

This is not the first time that Palmer's work has been in the exhibit. Last year, she was part of a collaborative effort from a group in Bayport, Women Sharing Art.


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Women Sharing Art, Inc. ( is pleased to announce the winner of the First Annual Student Scholarship.

Fundraising events by Women Sharing Art members has made possible this monetary award to Alicia Blumenthal from Bellport High School. 

Over twenty submissions were made for this scholarship with the high school student artists showing their breadth and strongest pieces in additional to their submissions to the BAFFA (Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts) Juried Exhibit on Sunday, April 3, 2011.  Ten high schools participated and the exhibit of all the talented and innovative artists continues through next weekend at the BAFFA Art Gallery (see 

Alicia hopes to attend the College of Charleston or Roger Williams University in the Fall of 2011 where she plans to major in art and where she is also being recruited to be a member of the sailing team in each school.



Pictured (left) is Alicia Blumenthal, Bellport HS, Women Sharing Art Student Art Scholarship winner


Alicia Blumenthal, Bellport HS, Women Sharing Art Student Art Scholarship winner with members, Eileen Palmer,
Victoria Beckert, Sue Miller & Alina Rossi

Alicia Blumenthal, Bellport HS, Women Sharing Art Student Art Scholarship winner with Suzette Fandale,
Art Department Chairperson & teacher, Lisa Conk, South Country School District

Alicia Blumenthal, Bellport HS, Women Sharing Art Student Art Scholarship winner with parents



Love is in the air in art

Suffolk County News - February 10, 2011
by Loren Elizabeth Christie

Sayville is Valentineville - Women Sharing Art, Inc. Presents "Love Is In The Air" - February 10, 2011
Ginnie Moore

Members of Women Sharing Art Inc. presented an artists' reception, their First Annual Women Sharing Art, Inc. Student Scholarship Fundraiser
Art of the Heart - Female artists celebrate the season of love
Sayville Gazette
by Cary Maya
Women Sharing Art’s 'Facing Diversity' Piece Receives Best In Show Honors - December 13, 2010
Shana Braff

The billboard by the artists’ group is now part of the ‘Embracing Our Differences’ exhibit at South Ocean Middle School.

"Best in Show" for Women Sharing Art at "Embracing Our Differences" Art Exhibition - November 8, 2010
press release

Women Sharing Art was awarded one of 24 "Best in Show" (of 200 applications received) at "Embracing Our Differences" Art Exhibition that was held at Suffolk Community College on October 28.

A Celebration of Oneness - Women Sharing Art join in "Embracing Our Differences" - October 8, 2010
Ginnie Moore

Women Sharing Art, Inc. is a group of approximately 23 artistic, multi-talented women, whose art is their passion. ...
Food as art - Local artist is a featured finalist in a museum competition (PFD file)

Suffolk County News - September 9, 2010
by Loren Elizabeth Christie

The Generous Hearts of Sue and Jay Miller - Mercy Center Ministries 26th Anniversary Honorees Sue and Jay Miller - March 3, 2010
Ginnie Moore

On the afternoon of Sunday, February 28, 2010, Mercy Center Ministries honored Sue and Jay Miller...

Publicity about Dawn F. Schabner and the exhibit "Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin":

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Photos from the exhibition...
Interviews of artists...


"Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin"

The exhibit "Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin" is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States in Dublin and it will open in Ireland on 25th February and will continue until 20th March, 2010. It is curated by Jane Ross (Dublin), Ciara Gibbons (Dublin), Elena Avesani (New York), and Giulia Coccia (New York).

Dawn F. Schabner of Sayville, New York and a member of Women Sharing Art Inc. will be exhibiting at this event. She says: "Recently, I have been working on a series of paintings of my childhood doll, a beautiful doll I rarely played with when I was a very young girl. Now, all these years later, I am giving it more of my attention than I ever did in the past. Working with it has stirred emotions and memories in me, many of which I wasn't aware of before."

The exhibition will bring together a sampling of current thought-provoking art being produced thousands of miles apart, from North America's art capital, New York, and one of Europe's most westerly capitals, Dublin. This will provide an opportunity for viewers to experience the commonalities and differences of artists living on separate continents accessing shared information.

The event will present work by thirty artists working in diverse strands and includes painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and video. The program's aim is to create a distilled experience, bridging elements from the biennale, museum, and gallery experiences to create a contemporary hybrid art experience for the audience.

"Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin" will open in Dublin, Ireland on 25th February and will continue until 20th March, 2010.

The following paintings of Dawn's will be exhibited in "Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin"


Photos courtesy of Gary Mamay


Members of Women Sharing Art Inc. participated in The Annual Christmas at Meadow Croft, December 5 & 6, 2009

Pictured left to right: Sue Miller, Victoria Beckert, Aida Wojcik, Pat D'Aversa and Dawn Schabner

Photos by Pat D'Aversa
Members of Women Sharing Art Inc. participated in the Jazz Festival sponsored by the Islip Arts Council at East Islip Library,            October 2, 3 & 4, 2009

President of Women Sharing Art Inc., Sue Miller,
Secretary, Victoria Beckert and Treasurer, Pat D'Aversa
at the Jazz Festival at East Islip Library


Women Sharing Art Inc. member Aida Wójcik’s “Dancing Krakowiak Tu Ge Der” was selected for the 2009 Embracing Our Differences art exhibition on the grounds of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.
September 26 until October 23

Aida Wójcik the 2009 Embracing Our Differences art exhibition on the grounds of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook

BAFFA Art Gallery - All Jazzed Up
Kathleen McGrath

September 8, 2009
“What I Learned from a Book” at Sayville Library
June 27,2009
First Year Anniversary of Women Sharing Art. Inc. was held on Saturday, May 30, 2009  

And the winners of our special raffle are:

WSA Earrings & $20 Gift Certificate by Kathy & Sandy Seff, Colorful Visions.......Melissa Romano
Decorated Layer Cake by Carol Moore, The Cooking Freak..... Linda Schenkel
Photo by Pat D'Aversa.....Elizabeth La Marca
Photo by Sue Miller.....Christine Zontini
Mosaic Belt Buckle by Libby Hintz......Eileen Woolly
Original Oil Painting by Chris Taylor......Kate Madigan
Mosaic Picture Frame by Lynn Rein.....Judy Furci
Mixed Media Etching by Dawn Schabner....Loretta Zontini
Women Sharing Art Tote Bag....Lily Bernstein
Gift Basket by Sweet Gourmet......Kathy Schneemann
Gift Basket by Flourish Everyday......Denise Lennon

Members of Women Sharing Art who participated at the Gallery at Elaine's Celebration (left to right): Sue Miller, Pat D'Aversa,
Shelley Bartlett, Julianna Kirk and Lillian Masten

Pictured are Elaine's Shoes owner, Judy Furci, (left) and President of
Women Sharing Art Inc., Sue Miller
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Energy Interpreted
Ginnie Moore, Member Women Sharing Art, Inc.
October 28, 2008
Women Sharing Art, Inc Take First and Second Place Awards at Sayville's Summerfest Art Show on Main Street -
August 2008

August 5, 2008
Sharing a Love for Art
The Suffolk County News
May 22, 2008
October 28, 2008

By definition, we know Energy as the ability to do things, a forceful effort, vigor, power - oftentimes a life force unto itself.  When Woman is empowered with it...the sky's the limit!

Come, we invite you to meander through the BAFFA Gallery, and celebrate Women Sharing Art's en•er•je interpreted, an art exhibit offering a mix of artwork, mediums and expression. Energy Interpreted will awaken within you a new appreciation of Energy as the show is designed to present unique and fresh interpretations.

You will recognize energy in dance, music, Nature, the body. You will sense it as emotional, fleeting, organic, hopeful, eternal, light, dark. You will appreciate the boundless geographical and subliminal locations it can be found within. You will feel it in items woven from nature, be able to touch it as it dangles and transforms light into inspiring images.

Above all, Women Sharing Art encourages you to 'feel' and enjoy the Show. At some point we hope you experience the desire to quietly stand amidst the interpretative works of art... as you do, you may begin to connect with your own unique gift of Energy. Remember, the sky's the limit!
August 5, 2008

Women Sharing Art, Inc Take First and Second Place Awards at Sayville's Summerfest Art Show On Main Street-August 2008

This was the premiere show of Women Sharing Art, Inc. at an outdoor event.
"Women Sharing Art"....What a great concept. The enthusiasm and excitement was palpable. There they were at 6:30AM setting up 4 tents in front of Starbucks. The end result of the set up was most impressive. The media represented by the women was Photography, Oils and Acrylics, Watercolor, Fiber Art, Mosaics, Art Glass and Culinary Art.

It was quite clear as the day progressed that these women are passionate about their creative talents, and are very supportive of each other. This was evident when Victoria Beckert was awarded first place for her Watercolors, Shelley Bartlett was awarded second place for Oils and Acrylics and Sandy Seff was awarded second place for Graphics.

Their first venture at an outdoor event and 3 awards! Very impressive indeed.

Traveling through the rest of the show, one could hear the positive rumblings of other women commenting on the Women Sharing Art Exhibit. "Did you take one of their pamphlets?". " We should consider becoming an Associate Member". "I'm going to check out their website as soon as I get home."

Even though the heat and rain depleted some of the traffic and some of the Exhibitors, Women Sharing Art worked seamlessly to break down when they had to and leave one tent up representing the group.... Art Glass by Sandy and Kathy Seff, Fiber by Ellen Cremer and Mosaics by Libby Hintz.

These women define the meaning of Sharing, Support and Teamwork.
So, at the end of the day one could say.....Ladies, you have arrived!!!

Women Sharing Art, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded in May 2008 by a group of local Long Island women who possessed a burning desire to "Share Energy and Explore Artistic Passions." Sue Miller had a "vision in her heart" to establish an artistic forum for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together and explore and share their "inner artists."
Thus, "Women Sharing Art" has now become a reality.

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The following artists of “Women Sharing Art” participated in the Sayville Summerfest Art Show: Shelley Bartlett, Victoria Beckert, Ellen Cremer, Pat D'Aversa, Anne Dignam, Libby Hintz, Julianna Kirk, Carol McGorry, Sue Miller, Carol Moore, Lynn Rein, Kathy Seff, Sandy Seff, Nancy Lucia Wagner.

If you'd like more information about "Women Sharing Art, Inc" please visit
their website at: or call 516-840-3255.

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