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Next Meeting

Our Next Meeting

May 6th, 2024 Rose Caracappa Center

Our Next Meeting features a Quilling Demonstration by Carol McMahon

Join Us at 7:00pm at the Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mount Sinai

739 Route 25A Mount Sinai, NY 11766 (map below)

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Upcoming Meetings

All Memberships are due - You can use our Membership form

2024 Meetings/Events: 

January 8th, 2024 | Bring your art - Memberships due Membership form

February 5th, 2024 | Oil Demo, Maureen Pouder

March 4th, 2024 | Watercolor Demo, Sally Anne Keller

April 8th2024 | Watercolor Demo, Lorraine Rimmelin

May 6th, 2024 | Quilling Demo, Carol McMahon

June 3rd, 2024 | Sidewalk Alley Frame, with Jane Villani

July 1st, 2024 | Pastel Demo, Lorraine Moore

August, 2024 | no meeting

September 9th, 2024 | Acrylic Demo, Joan Genchi

October 7th, 2024 | Watercolor Demo, Victoria Beckert

November 4th, 2024 | Portraiture with Matthew Moore

December, 2024 | Holiday Party

Past Meetings

2024 Demos, Highlights

April 8TH, Watercolor/Inks Demo with


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Sally Anne Keller demonstrated two watercolor seascapes using a simple pallet. Her first painting included a 2-color scene in burnt sienna + ultramarine blue. She completed her second painting by adding aurelian yellow as the tertiary color. 

Working quickly with wet-on-wet technique, she added salt to enhance the scene, and also used a razor while developing her signature atmospheric style. We loved her warmth and candor and appreciated her interactive teaching style!! 

Sally Anne will be at the Mill Pond Gallery Saturday, March 9th from 2pm – 4pm for a Reception featuring the "Winner's Exhibit of the American Watercolor Society." Congratulations!!  

She also offers an upcoming class, in May 2024, teaching abroad in Italy ( for more information, click here Opportunities )


 Thank you so much Sally Anne Keller!! 


MARCH 4TH, Watercolor  Demo with 


Sally Anne Keller, a watercolorist with over 20 years of experience, draws inspiration from the interplay of light, color, and atmosphere found in nature. Her captivating works often feature land and seascapes infused with elements like fog, dust, wind, rain, and sunshine. 


We had a packed house last night at the North Shore Art Guild meeting to view this amazing artist, Maureen Pouder, who gave us an oil demonstration. It took her 1/2 hour to paint this beautiful seascape. It's wonderful to watch such a talented artist in action. Thank you so much Maureen!!


Past meetings

2023 Meetings/Events: 

December 4th 2023 | Holiday Party | No meeting in December to our Holiday Party Page for more info 

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

October 3, 2023 |7:00 pm| Rose Caracappa Senior Center|Subject: copyright laws , art licensing, & cataloging your art

Presenter: Diana Vachier LinkedIn-Diane Vachier

Diane will discussed how to copyright and protect your art images from copyright infringement.

  • Watermarks

  • Art Licensing and contracts.

  • Cataloguing your art.

  • Certificates of Authenticity.

  • Appraisals

  • Catalogue Raisonne

About Diane: Diane had the wonderful opportunity to work with Pop Artist Steve Kaufman, (Former assistant to Andy Warhol in the late 70s) from 1999 till his passing in 2010.


When Steve sadly died in 2010, at the young age of only 49, he had named Diane the heir to his Intellectual Properties. (Ownership of all his right and licensing-copyrights, along with a wonderful collection of his art.)

In 2017, Diane received the Registered Trademark and Service Mark for the "Official Steve Kaufman aka SAK Catalogue Raisonne, Reg. TM and SM of Steve Kaufman Art Licensing LLC". This is a catalogue of all authenticated works that include the year painted, editions and painting technique. It's an ongoing process to protect the works against forgeries, and altered art that on the market today.  Volume One was published in 2022.


Helpful Copyright links:

Links and information from VP Paul Cammarata: 

Example of copyright information for each piece of art:

Copyright © 2023 Artist name. All rights reserved.


Example of copyright information at bottom of each page of a website:

Copyright © 2023 Artist Name. All rights reserved.

All art + photography on this site may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information without permission.


Articles on copyrights from the New York Foundation for the Arts


Videos with Copyright advice from Carol J. Steinberg, NYC & LI Artist Lawyer


September 11 , 2023 | 7:00 pm | Sachem Public Library 

Member Exhibit and discussion with Artist Reception

This meeting will have the backdrop of NSAG's Member Karen Miller O’Keefe's exhibit "9/11 The healing continues". Karen will also speak about her exhibit.

New officers planning, interest and discussion

We will also answer any questions and continue our discussion regarding putting together a new Board of offices for NSAG. 

August, 2023 | No Meeting 

July 10th, 2023 | Framing Discussion and  Demonstration

Presenter: Jane Fuhrer, owner of Sidewalk Art & Framing

Jane will bring her expertise and show us best practices in framing artwork for presentation. Her business, Sidewalk Alley Art & Framing has been around for over 25 years. She works closely with with individuals, organizations and businesses for art and framing needs that will be displayed in homes, business, exhibits and more. Jane also represents many talented artists who work in a variety of mediums, connecting them with art buyers.

You can find out about Jane's business by visiting her website.

June 5th, 2023 | Painting Style

Paul Jay Edelson demonstration: Painting demonstration of his painting style which are distilled, abstract variations of traditional subject matter such as landscapes, still lifes and portraiture. The artist pares down his subject matter to the essential, formal qualities to make a statement about the world around us.

May 1st, 2023 | Watercolor Painting Demonstration

Lorraine Rimmelin demonstration: Painting outside the lines - Fowers  A negative watercolor painting technique.

April 3rd, 2023 | Watercolor Painting Demonstration

Sally Ann Keller demonstration of Watercolor Painting: 

March 6th, 2023 | Oil Painting Demonstration

Bill Graph demonstration of Oil Painting: Facebook post

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

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. 

2022 Meetings/Events: 


November 7th, 2022 | Demonstration 

Lorraine Rimmelin - painting figures in watercolor.


July 11, 2022 |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


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:

Visit her Website at: Sidewalk Alley Art & Framing


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.


Video of presentation
from the meeting
to come 


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)

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

Video:Getting started as an artist - Swarez Art


Web Design:

Business of Art | Web Design 101 for Artists and Creatives


Business of Art | Copyright 101

Art Promotion:

Artwork Archive: 9 Step Guide to marketing your art without being Salesy magazine: How to Promote your Art

Promoting your Art -top ten hints - Swarez Art

Social Media:

An Artists Guide to Social Media Marketing - Artwork Archive


Writing artist Bios and artist Statements:

How to Write a Good & Effective Artist Biography

How to Write Your Artist’s Biography

Writing An Artist Biography

How to Write an Artist Bio or Statement

Write Your Artist’s Statement in 60 Words or Less

Your Artist Statement: Explaining the Unexplainable

Artist Statement Guidelines


Artists Press Kits:

What Successful Artists Have in Their Press Kits 

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

Press release:

Light How to write a Press Release

Photographing Artwork:

4 steps to photographing your artwork like a pro

Avoid these 7 mistakes when photographing artwork

How to properly photograph your artwork

How to photograph your artwork


YouTube videos Photographing Artwork:

How to photograph your art properly (Using phone)

How to photograph art

How to photograph your artwork

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

Critique | Website Review | Open discussion 

2021 Meetings/Events: 

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


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.

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:

Link: NSAG Meeting-Jan Guarino:

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:

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

    • SPEAKER: Liam Alexander: Pricing and Promoting your work

    • Liams Website:

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


  • 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 - 

  • 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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