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Next Meeting

Our Next Meeting

March 6, 2023 

Meeting agenda 

Our next meeting will be held at 7:00pm at the Rose Caracappa Center

Topic: Demonstration: Presenter: Bill Graf: Oil Painting

See you at the meeting and KEEP MAKING ART!

NSAG's 2022 Meeting Location:

Rose Caracappa Senior Center

739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings/Events: 

March 6, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | Presenter: Bill Graf: Oil Painting

April 3, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | Presenter: Sally Ann Keller: Watercolor Painting

May 1, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | Presenter: Lorraine Rimmelin:

June 5, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | Presenter: Paul Edelson:

July 3, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | Presenter: Jane Fuhrer: Framing

August, 2023 | No Meeting 

September 11 , 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | Presenter: Jennifer Hannaford

October 2, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | Presenter: Diana Vachier: copyright laws , art licensing, & cataloging your art

November 6, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Rose Caracappa Senior Center | NSAG Board Election | 

December 4th 2022 | Holiday Party | No meeting in December to our Holiday Party Page for more info 

Past Meetings

Past meetings

February 6th, 2023 | Open Critique

NSAG VP, Paul Cammarata running an open critiques withal NSAG members

January 9th, 2023 | Presentation

Paul Cammarata - Writing an Artist Bio and Statement

PDF forms to open, download and print:

Presentation in movie format

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Suggested reading if you wish

 

Book: Art-Write, The Writing Guide for Visual Artists

Author: Vicki Krohn Amorose

Amazon: $7.64

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1937303128?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

Review by NSAG VP, Paul Cammarata

Good book to help artist write about their own artwork and for the business of promoting themselves as an artist. The author offers step-by-step approaches and work sheets to help you build and organize you thoughts. 

 

It is a short read and overall a very good book. The exercises  can be very helpful, particularly for anyone who hasn’t written for their art ventures before. I do wish the author spent more time on the bio  and a little less on the statement, however,  she has good insight. You can also tell that she has a passion for art.

 

Below is the breakdown of the book,

Pages 1-12: is the preface and introduction

 

Pages 13-69: is about creating an artist statement with exercises with word and phrase suggestions and work sheets.

 

Pages 71-105: Has a variety of subjects:  

  • Your elevator pitch (which she calls your handshake speech)

  • Bio, Cover Letter and Resume

  • How to write a press Release

  • Filling out forms and writing proposals

 

Pages 106-109: Recap (titled: Look Again)

Amazon write up: 

To teach artists how to write about their own artwork. This concise and current career resource is filled with achievable advice on how to write for art promotion and sales. The book offers a step-by-step approach to create a professional artist statement, with thinking and writing exercises to ease the process and develop authentic and clear content. Opportunities in the art world often begin with the artist's own writing; for exhibitions, funding, press releases and email inquiry letters. Art-Write offers comprehensive direction to artists who want to enhance their visual work with effective language. Author Vicki Krohn Amorose combines the sensibility of an artist with the practicality of a copywriter, offering an understanding of her readers along with generous wit and encouragement. 

November 7th, 2022 | Demonstration 

Lorraine Rimmelin - painting figures in watercolor.

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Watercolor demonstration William Graf

Our next meeting is this Monday evening, July 11th at 7:00pm at the Rose Caracappa Center, located at 739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai, NY 11776. 

 

The demonstration will be the painting of a sailboat using watercolors.

William Graph Biography

wmgraffineart@icloud.com 

https://www.williamgraffineart.com

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Video of demonstration
from the meeting
to come 

September 12th, 2022 | Critique - Vito Marrone 

How to Photograph Artwork - Paul Cammarata

October 3rd, 2022 | Watercolor Demonstration - Sally Keller 

Back to basics- Shadow & color - Sally Keller

Photos of demonstration
from the meeting to come 

Art Critique and Shared Information | Paul Cammarata

Our next meeting is this Monday evening at 7:00pm at the Rose Caracappa Center, located at 739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai, NY 11776. 

 

Paul Cammarata will have a quick review with some handouts about "Artist Bios vs Artist Statements" and "Tips for photographing your artwork". This will be followed by a critiques of art so please bring some art to share and discuss.

 

See you then and KEEP MAKING ART!

Click icon to open PDF Document:

April 4, 2022 7:00 pm Rose Caracappa Senior Center 

Framing Demonstration |  Jane Fuhrer, Owner of Sidewalk Alley Art & Framing

A note From Jane:  

As a small business owner in the Art Gallery & Custom Framing industry I would like to speak about both areas of work. First, the importance of preservation and presentation of all works of art, with examples of different materials to keep artwork safe and perfectly displayed throughout its lifetime. Also, I would like to share some selling techniques as far as art sales go, with examples of ways to reproduce work at different price points past just selling the original work of art, and of course, answer any questions the artists have to clarify ways to potentially sell their work. 

Contact Jane at: sidewalkalley1@icloud.com

Visit her Website at: Sidewalk Alley Art & Framing

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March 7, 2022 7:00 pm Rose Caracappa Senior Center 

Loose Landscapes in Watercolor | Lorraine Rimmelin 

Do you want to loosen up your painting style?

Painting loose requires the ability to let go of controlling watercolor and allowing the paint to move freely on the paper. Loosing control during a painting can be an artists worse nightmare but in this workshop loosing control is what helps create these dramatic landscapes. What’s most impressive about this painting process is the movement of pigment & water and the stunning shapes & designs you will achieve.

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February 7, 2022 7:00 pm Rose Caracappa Senior Center 

Presentation: Promoting Your Artwork | Paul Cammarata 

NSAG's Vice President, Paul Cammarata, will be giving a demonstration on: Promoting Your Artwork.
This will be an overview to share information and have an open discussion to help artists with the following:

  • Your Brand 

  • Your Network 

  • Your Marketing

  • Your Digital Presence + Social Media

Below is a PDF of the presentation given by Paul Cammarata

(You can open, download and print file)

 

 

Below are helpful Websites, videos and Articles that have subject matter mentioned 

in Paul Cammarata's presentation:

Websites for artists

NY State Sites for the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts

NYSCA - New York State Council on the Arts 

Artist network (you can get a variety of tips from this site) https://www.artistsnetwork.com/

Artwork Archive Site (you can get a variety of tips from this site) ArtworkArchive.com

Video:Getting started as an artist - Swarez Art https://youtu.be/bhpnb7r9Vw0

 

Web Design:

Business of Art | Web Design 101 for Artists and Creatives

https://www.nyfa.org/blog/business-of-art-web-design-101-for-artists-and-creatives/

Copyright:

Business of Art | Copyright 101 https://www.nyfa.org/copyright-101/

Art Promotion:

Artwork Archive: 9 Step Guide to marketing your art without being Salesy

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/9-step-guide-to-marketing-your-art-without-being-salesy

format.com: magazine: How to Promote your Art

https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/art/how-to-promote-your-art

Promoting your Art -top ten hints - Swarez Art  https://youtu.be/FpLOOy434Do

Social Media:

An Artists Guide to Social Media Marketing - Artwork Archive

https://www.artworkarchive.com/guides/guide-to-social-media-marketing

 

Writing artist Bios and artist Statements:

How to Write a Good & Effective Artist Biography

https://www.lightspacetime.art/how-to-write-an-effective-artist-biography/

How to Write Your Artist’s Biography

https://renee-phillips.com/how-to-write-the-artists-biography/

Writing An Artist Biography

https://www.agora-gallery.com/advice/blog/2016/09/15/writing-artist-biography/

How to Write an Artist Bio or Statement

http://www.artistsynergy.com/what-every-artist-needs-to-know/how-to-write-an-artist-bio-or-statement/

Write Your Artist’s Statement in 60 Words or Less

https://renee-phillips.com/write-your-artists-statement-in-60-words-or-less/

Your Artist Statement: Explaining the Unexplainable

https://www.artbusiness.com/artstate.html

Artist Statement Guidelines

https://www.gyst-ink.com/artist-statement-guidelines

 

Artists Press Kits:

What Successful Artists Have in Their Press Kits

https://www.lightspacetime.art/what-successful-artists-have-in-their-press-kits/ 

What’s In An Artist Press Kit: A List Of The Essential Items

https://www.nevuefineartmarketing.com/artist-press-kit-included/

Press release:

Light SpaceTime.art: How to write a Press Release

https://www.lightspacetime.art/how-to-write-a-press-release-for-art-events/

Photographing Artwork:

4 steps to photographing your artwork like a pro

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/4-steps-to-photographing-your-art-like-a-professional

Avoid these 7 mistakes when photographing artwork 

https://www.artsyshark.com/2015/04/23/mistakes-photographing-art/

How to properly photograph your artwork

http://artbistro.monster.com/benefits/articles/11608-how-to-properly-photograph-your-artwork

How to photograph your artwork

https://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/how-to/marketing-your-art/708/how-to-photograph-your-artwork

 

YouTube videos Photographing Artwork:

How to photograph your art properly (Using phone)

https://youtu.be/5P56w8e-lDM

How to photograph art

https://youtu.be/r7XVI6hSU2Q

How to photograph your artwork 

https://youtu.be/Vpj28da03JQ

Video of presentation
from the meeting
to come 

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January 3, 2022 7:00 pm |Rose Caracappa Senior Center 

Critique | Website Review | Open discussion 

11/01/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson

  • Board Elections
    Vote was taken for the election of the 2022-2023 board which was then announced: 

    • President: Vito Marrone 

    • Vice President: Paul Cammarata 

    • Treasurer: Terry Tramantano 

    • Secretary: Marge Governale 

    • Gallery Director: Gwen Schweyer

 

  • Meeting Demonstration Watercolor "Minimal color pallets, granulation colors” with Sally Anne Keller

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11/01/21  - NSAG meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson

Watercolor "Minimal color pallets, granulation colors” with Sally Anne Keller

10/04/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson

  • Meeting Demonstration Oil Painting Demonstration with William Graf

Bill Graf is a Fine Art artist and international instructor of Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic painting in Landscapes, Still life, Portraiture and Drawing at The Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James, and watercolor classes at The National Art League(NAL) as well as a professional illustrator. His extensive art career began after completing his drawing and old master painting studies at the Arts Student League, NYC, after which Bill went on to study in Florence, Italy at the Cecil Graves Academy. He started his career as a free lance illustrator for book publishers like Harlequin, Thomas Nelson, Bethany House(which earned him the Christy Award for best Christian book cover design & illustration) just to name a few accounts. 

https://fb.watch/8vdn6sDvir

Bill has a solo exhibit at the Atelier at Flowerfield from September 16th-October 21, 2021. You can see Bill full bio in the pdf press release document.

Watch the painting come to life in fast speed at this link: Bill Graf-Painting comes to Life

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09/13/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson

  • Meeting Demonstration Negative Painting techniques.with Lorraine Rimmelin

09/13/21  - NSAG meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson

Negative Painting techniques.with Lorraine Rimmelin

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07/12/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson/ virtual oom

  • Speaker: Sharon Zollenberg, Topic: SO, YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR ART?​

  • NSAG artist Jan Guarino will be at the meeting. to say hello and see if her watercolor class interests you!

  • NSAG artist Gay Gatta is putting together a virtual show at the Comsewogue Library for the month of August. “COLORS ABOUND” all about colorful art. See Gay at the meeting or message her if interested in taking part in the show.

  • Also, please look at info about bus trip to NY Botanic Gardens: Bus Trip to the NY Botanical Gardens, featuring Kusama: Cosmic Nature: NSAG Opportunities

To view video of our 7/12/21 meeting: click on links below:  

Link: NSAG Meeting-Vito Marron & Sharon Zollenberg:

https://www.facebook.com/thespaceatportjefferson/videos/516547023017857/

Link: NSAG Meeting-Jan Guarino: https://fb.watch/v/1ba-JvFGA/

05/03/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson/ virtual zoom

 

05/03/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson/ virtual zoom

  • SPEAKER: Liam Alexander: Pricing and Promoting your work

  • Liams Website: www.liam-alexander.com

    • 05/03/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson/ virtual oom

    • SPEAKER: Liam Alexander: Pricing and Promoting your work

    • Liams Website: www.liam-alexander.com

04/05/21  - Meeting at "The Space" at Port Jefferson

Critique

  • Meeting also on Zoom (virtual meeting)

03/21 - Cancelled / No meeting in March 

02/20 - Cancelled / No meeting in February 

12/21 - No Holiday party due to Covid

11/20 - Cancelled / No meeting in November 

10/05/20 - Meeting at Port Jefferson Village Center

  • Discussed whether or not to have a Holiday Dinner this year due to Covid

  • Also discussed  whether or not to have a November.
     

09/14/20 - Art Licensing - Outdoor, masked and socially distant meeting.

  • Caught up with everyone

  • Artwork Share and Critique

 

08/03/20 - Outdoor, masked and socially distant meeting.

  • Caught up with everyone

  • Open discussion regarding our meetings, exhibits, website and more

03/02/20 - Art Licensing - Diana Vachier - dianavachier@stevekaufmanartlicensing.com 

  • Announcement Port Jefferson Village Center Show was set up that morning

  • Announcement that new Website is completed.

  • Art Licensing - Diana Vachier 

  • See meeting notes .

02/03/20 - Group Critique led by Vito Marrone:

  • Announcement & discussion of Expressions, Hauppauge and Port Jefferson Village Center Shows

  • Announcement that new Website was coming

  • Group Critiques led by Vito Marrone

 

01/06/20 - Demonstration:

  • Announcement of New President & Board

  • Demonstration: Watermedia–Mixed Media and More — Golden Artist Colors Lecture/Demo
    Presenter: Roy Kinzer.

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