Monday, August 10, 2009

Participating Artists - Patchogue Arts Biennial Oct 3-24

The Patchogue Arts Biennial will be held Oct. 3rd to Oct 24th in Briarcliffe College’s 12,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. It will be the largest art exhibition of its kind ever staged on Long Island.

Forty-four [44] artists representing a broad cross-section of artistic creativity will each be given space to exhibit a representative body of work. The artists come from the entire island, Brooklyn to the East End and range in age from 25 to 80.

All forms and media currently in use from the traditional charcoals and painting to multimedia installations will be on display. Artist’s subjects range from landscape and portraiture to the nonobjective or conceptual. Viewers will surely see work that conforms to and expands their definition of art.

Artists: Karen Bell, Sandra Benny, Pam Brown, Jim Byrne, Linda Carlsen, Steve Ceraso, Karyn Cernera, Sue Contessa, Greg Corn, Andrea Cote, Ellen Dickinson, Ray Germann, Naomi Grossman, Jerelyn Hanrahan, Lee Heekin, Rachel Hines, Tony Ingrisano, Ugur Kunst, Bruce Lieberman, Anti Liu, Robert Mielenhausen, Puneeta Mittal, Carolyn Monastra, Laura Moriarty, Terry Nauheim, Christian Nicklaus, Clayton Orehek, Janell O'Rourke, Jason Paradis, Jennifer Gioe Peper, Roberto Perinuzzi, Jeffrey Allen Price, Judy Richardson, Maria Ritter, Lorena Salcedo-Watson, Bill Shillalies, Sally Shore, Richard Smith, Robert Toedter, Richard Vaux, Dawn Wakiya, Dan Welden, Marcia Widenor, Flint Weisser

The exhibition's opening event on Saturday, October 3rd will feature a one-day sculpture garden on the perimeter of the campus of Briarcliffe College, and an artist reception from 2-5 pm with presentation about 3pm. Briarcliffe College is located at 225 W. Main Street, Patchogue.

The event is sponsored by the Patchogue Arts Council, Inc., Briarcliffe College, St. Joseph’s College and many others. Visit to view event website.

Monday, July 20, 2009


So far, to date, we have over 40 artists from all over Long Island working in various media who have agreed to participate in the 1st Patchogue Arts Biennial. We are quite excited about the exhibit and are working hard to insure that the word is spread by any means and media possible.
Stay tuned for future posts that will highlight the participating artists! Mark the date for the opening reception, Oct 3, 2009 2-5PM at Briarcliffe College, Main St Patchogue NY 11772.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Exciting News

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 conceived 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.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Patchogue Arts Biennial

Last February a handful of interested and enthusiastic community members gathered around a dining room table to discuss the formation of an arts organization. With the Village of Patchogue experiencing a wonderful cultural and artistic renaissance and the coming ArtSpace Lofts Project on Terry Street as well as plans for an art gallery, we felt it was time to form a support network and to create a welcoming environment for all arts in Patchogue Village.

Thus, Patchogue Arts Council, Inc. was formed. Our mission is to serve the community by encouraging, supporting and promoting all disciplines of visual, literary and performing arts while enhancing the public’s appreciation of them.

Over the past year that handful has turned into 75 members and 405 interested arts supporters. We have created bylaws; filed for our 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the IRS and reached out to surrounding arts organizations, councils, theaters, schools and residents. We have positioned ourselves appropriately for applying for support from our town, county, state and federal governments.

We now announce, The Patchogue Arts Biennial, a one-day arts event created for invited artists to share their work with the public and one another, will need sponsorships to make it happen. More information is coming soon!

With highest regards,
Patchogue Arts Biennial Committee
The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc.

Chair: John Cino
Selections Chair; Dawn Lee
Promotion Chair: Beth Giacummo
Fund-raising Chair: Carol Butler
Journal Chair: Kathryn Seff
Financial Chair: Karen Ferb
Site Planning Chair: Joel Peck