Collected addresses the rarely considered role of the art collector. Collectors have an essential place in the art world. Their financial support and encouragement of working artists are essential for maintaining the health of the visual arts in democratic society. Curator John Cino selected the works presented in this exhibit from a private collection. The eclectic selection has both representational and abstract works which might have formal characteristic similarities.
Dear Friends of the Arts,
Once upon a time, not too long ago, you had to go to New York City to view current and contemporary art. The trip was long and costly. Then, one day, you realized-
Hey, wait a minute! I don’t need to go to the city anymore for art! The arts are POPPIN’ right here on Long Island, and I can enjoy art created by world-renowned artists right in my own backyard.
Throughout the year you have the opportunity to experience major arts events presented by the Patchogue Arts Council (PAC) that feature visual arts, music, literature, and performance works, right here on Long Island. The best part is you get to skip the cost of a museum and train ticket. What’s not to love about that?
Please consider making a year-end gift to PAC to ensure the arts keep POPPIN’ on Long Island. Consider giving $10 for the ten years of outstanding programming in the arts we’ve provided. However, a donation of $100, $200, or even $500 would have a significant and lasting impact. A donation of $1000? Well, WOAH! We can’t contain the POPPIN’ arts at that level! In all seriousness, we graciously accept and appreciate a donation of any dollar amount.
PAC continues to operate with minimal staff considering the breadth of what we present each year. The overwhelming majority of the hundreds of hours of work involved in each program is volunteer driven. Heck, you already know that! You’ve most likely volunteered for something! Almost all of your contribution goes toward keeping the programs POPPIN’ – from keeping the lights on in the gallery, to marketing and advertising initiatives, installation expenses, enabling artists to submit for exhibition opportunities for free, and paying participating artists for their contributions.
I ask myself daily, “What does having access to PAC’s programs mean to the thousands of people we serve annually?” Well, it means something as uniquely different to each person, as there are various artists of the POP art era. Our programming enables individuals to come together as a community with the opportunity for collaborative creative thinking and developing empathy and tolerance. Art challenges opinions and preconceptions by taking the artists’ experience and transcending it to the world of you and I.
Walking around Patchogue, you have opportunity to enjoy the Annual Sculpture Exhibition in the Patchogue Community Garden and the thematically changing mural that mirrors PAC’s annual festival theme. This enables you to expand your visual world as you view year-round ambitious exhibition programs in our gallery. Richard Smith, Bob Carter, Mel Pekarsky, Faith Ringgold, Howardena Pindell, Aminah Robinson, and Emma Amos are just a few of the world-renowned artists you’ve been able to enjoy on our gallery walls. We will continue creating imPACtful exhibitions and cultural experiences for the community with your help!
For artists, access to PAC’s programming means substantial opportunity for professional advancement. Artists are often expected to provide the world with their gifts for free. At PAC, we believe in being a part of the solution to this problem. This is why we work tirelessly to create no-cost opportunities for artists to exhibit and grow.
Our Satellite Galleries at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and Roast Coffee and Tea Trading Company accept rolling open submissions from artists to exhibit with no fee attached. We provide artists and groups a platform to demonstrate, and a chance to sell their work at Arts on Terry Contemporary Art Fair with no commission on the sales. In 2019, we will feature a space for PAC members in a dedicated PAC Members Tent.
Your contribution allows us to have free rolling submissions and enables us to provide artists that participate in certain PAC events and exhibitions with monetary stipends.
For kids and teens PAC exhibitions and events afford our youth a chance to participate in creative outlets, which provides a space to develop cultural awareness, critical thinking, and language skills. When a child doesn’t understand something, they ask questions. And lots of them! Investigation leads to improved academic performance. Your contribution will help fund our newest community endeavor, a school of the arts launching in 2019 featuring classes and workshops in visual, literary, musical, liberal, and performance arts.
PAC’s events, lectures, and screenings encourage us to listen, look, and experience. This challenges each of us to express empathy and be open to thoughts and views unlike our own. Art makes us feel. Your contribution helps keep our distinguished history of inclusion of increasingly diverse artists, cultural aesthetics, and innovation alive.
The Patchogue Arts Council is mindful of our responsibility as a community resource. For this reason, we take great care to ensure all people, regardless of economic status and residence can enjoy our exhibitions and events. Most of our activities are free, and the few lectures and screenings with fees are minimal. Your donation enables us to keep our events available to the Long Island community at large.
Above all, the arts create happiness. We all could use more joy in our day to day lives, and your contribution does just that. Your support enables the Patchogue Arts Council to present pleasurable moments in time, for reflection, experience, and enjoyment.
In Spring 2019 PAC has something amazing to reveal. It’s a secret… a grand secret. I can tell you this, it will POP the arts on Long Island in a way never before seen, and you will want to be a part of it! We appreciate your donation, at any level. If you donate now, we will add you to our exclusive top secret 2019 unveiling newsletter list, and you will be the first to know more about this super art POPPIN’ secret! You will also receive a PAC Keeps the Arts Poppin’ car decal to represent your commitment to the Long Island art scene.
A donation of $75 or more will also get you a Kidrobot Andy Warhol Brillo Object Blind Box! Warhol created his controversial Brillo Box series because he “wanted to make something ordinary.” Kidrobot and the Andy Warhol Foundation present these miniature tin Brillo boxes, each containing an art object celebrating Andy Warhol.
Stop by the Patchogue Arts Gallery to pick yours up with a $75 donation.
$100 or more, we’ll drop your Kidrobot Andy Warhol Brillo Object Blind Box in the mail to you, and throw in one ticket to our POPPIN’ Arts Long Island Party taking place in January 2019.$500 and up, POP to the party as a VIP with a guest!
So please consider supporting the arts today. Your support allows PAC to keep the arts POPPIN’ on Long Island by providing arts and culture to the community at the highest caliber possibly. We appreciate any and all contributions that are made, and most importantly, we appreciate you.
Executive Director, Patchogue Arts Council
PS… PAC’s 2019 secret is hard to contain… it’s POPPIN’ at the seams! Your contribution today will get us one step closer to this extraordinary POPPIN’ surprise! So use the envelope, write a check or visit our site to donate via paypal, and please give generously now. We are grateful for any amount.
Slide Slam will feature selected artists presenting their work for five minutes each. Artists will have the opportunity to network with special guests including curators and arts professionals seeking new artists. This program is part of PAC’s 2018 imPACtful connections: Island-wide networking for creatives and supported in-part with public funding provided by Suffolk County.This special programming will consist of five Slide Slam events serving as a catalyst to help unify LI’s creative clusters by creating numerous substantial opportunities for artists through collaboration with other organizations, curators, collectors, arts professionals, and collectives.As a result, we will strengthen the collective artist presence on Long Island like our neighboring arts communities such as Brooklyn/Dumbo, Hudson & the like. Slide Slam hosts will include Patchogue Arts Council (x2) & Muñeca Arthouse, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Heckscher Museum of Art, and Haven Art Gallery.
Tom de Gruyl
Polly M. Law
E Craig Marcin
Laura Helen Sweeney
This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, December 20 @ 7:30PM
Join us in the PAC Gallery for “Inner Space”.
An original improvisational art experience curated by John Cino.
Four talented musicians experienced in improvisation will perform interpretations of the works currently on display in the Patchogue Arts Council “Drawing Conclusion” exhibition.
Steve Finklestein• Ann McInerney
Edgar Mills • Permik Russell Tubbs
Classical, Jam, Jazz and World Music are all listed on the resumes of this dynamic quartet.
Visual Artists of Drawing Conclusions include:
Oreen Cohen • Karine Falleni
Jeanne Heifetz • Katherine Kaiser.
Drawing installations vary in scale, rhythm, tonality, use of line, shape, and space. Works are installed centered on the four corners of the gallery, creating a visceral experience for the viewer of being within the art.
During the performance of “Inner Space” the musical quartet will enter each drawing installation, with varied instrumentations improvisations will be created and inspired by the visual forms which surround them.
Patchogue Art Gallery’s 2018 calendar draws to a conclusion with Drawing Conclusions opening on November 10. The exhibition will remain on view through December 23. There will be an artist’s reception on November 10 between 5 and 7 pm. All are welcome to this free event.
Drawing Conclusions, curated by PAC senior curator, John Cino features the work of Oreen Cohen, Karine Falleni, Jeanne Heifetz and Katherine Kaiser. Drawing Conclusions through installation and technique stretches the concept of drawing beyond its traditional uses.
Oreen Cohen references New York School painting as she creates monumental gestural drawings with the strength and power of abstract expressionist painting. Looking to a more recent genre Karine Falleni turns the walls of the gallery into her drawing surface. Falleni’s works straddle the space between performance and installation. Katherine Kaiser’s large format drawings are both intimate and monumental. Making use of a tightly rendered line quality often associated with a smaller scale Kaiser pulls you into a detailed world of obsessive abstraction often associated with Post Minimalism. Jennifer Heifetz nods to the Minimalists and Conceptual artists with an installation of grid within grid. In her Pre-Occupied series Heifetz creates rich surfaces of powdered pigment and graphite through rubbing and burnishing imparting a leather like surface to the paper. Heifetz truly draws conclusions as her images reveal site plans for cemetery plots.
While each artist finds references in past traditions of modernism, they all carve out for themselves a unique place where drawing becomes something more.
The Patchogue Arts Council is excited to announce 2018-2019 Slide Slam program. Slide Slam will feature selected artists presenting their work for five minutes each. Artists will have the opportunity to network with special guests including curators and arts professionals seeking new artists. This program is part of PAC’s 2018 imPACtful connections: Island wide networking for creatives and supported in-part with public funding provided by Suffolk County.
This special programing will consist of five Slide Slam events serving as a catalyst to help unify LI’s creative clusters by creating numerous substantial opportunities for artists through collaboration with other organizations, curators, collectors, arts professionals, and collectives.
As a result we will strengthen the collective artist presence on Long Island like our neighboring arts communities such as Brooklyn/ Dumbo, Hudson & the like. Slide Slam hosts will include, Patchogue Arts Council & Muñeca Arthouse, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Heckscher Museum of Art, Haven Art Gallery and an East End location TBA.
Are you ready for your 5 minutes of fame
and maybe something more?
CALL to ARTISTS
The ultimate presentation with an audience full of arts professionals – all there to see your work for possible inclusion in various opportunities and exhibits across Long Island!
Released: October 15, 2018
Deadline: November 5, 2018
Notifications: November 6 – 12, 2018
ARTISTS | Now is the time to submit to be a Slide Slam Artist
Artists should email the following information to email@example.com
Email Subject: Slide Slam Art Submission _ Artists Name
- 5 images of your work with title, date, media information in the body of the email. Please make sure each image file is labeled with Artist last name_Title_date
- Artist Bio
- Artist Statement
- Artistic Resume/CV
This information should be sent in ONE email. All of the above are needed for a submission to be considered complete and will not be reviewed if incomplete.
Submissions are accepted via email only. Former Slide Slam artists can submit to participate again.
Artists selected do not choose the location for presenting. Selected artists are curated to specific location. Requests from artists to present at a specific location are not accepted.
There is only a one time submission to be considered for all five Slide Slam events and coordinating opportunities.
2018 – 2019 will include five Slide Slam events, each linked to a substantial exhibition opportunity. These events will be hosted in five different locations spread throughout Long Island in efforts to merge the artist community on a broader scale. An open call for artist submissions is now open!
Slide Slam I: Kick Off PAC Gallery & Muñeca Arthouse
Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00PM
20 Terry Street ( Suite 116), Patchogue NY
Slide Slam 2: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Stony Brook University | Staller Center For Arts 1st Fl, Stony Brook, NY
Slide Slam 3: Haven Gallery
Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00PM
155 Main Street, Northport, NY
Slam 4 : Heckscher Museum of Art
Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
2 Prime Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Slide Slam 5: March East End Location TBA
The Art of Creation
September 8 – October 21, 2018
Reception: September 8 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Patchogue Arts Council is excited to announce The Art of Creation, PAC’s first international exhibition curated by Bruna Justinić, art historian and independent curator – Croatia, John Cino, sculptor and curator Patchogue Arts Council – USA Beth Giacummo artist and Patchogue Arts Council Executive Director – USA. This exhibition will be on view from September 8 through October 21, 2018, at Patchogue Arts Gallery. A reception will be held on September 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, followed by garden Sessions; a free evening of cross-cultural music from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, taking place just beside the Patchogue Garden on the corner of Terry Street and South Ocean. Both of these events are free and open to the public as part of the Patchogue Arts Council E Pluribus Unum Festival season.
The Art of Creation;
From prehistoric pottery to gothic cathedrals, from ancient jewelry to medieval poetry, from French rationalist philosophy to rock music and contemporary fashion industry, mankind is constantly creating and making something new.
The human urge to innovate is the subject of numerous essays, books, scientific articles, and theses. The title of the exhibition is derived from Arthur Koestler’s 1964 book, “The Act of Creation” in which the author explored the processes of discovery, invention, imagination, and creativity in humor, science and the arts. Similarly, the curators of the present exhibition look to create a visual study on the creation and creating by exploring all aspects of the act and art of making/creating, starting from the individuals as creators through the creative processes to the final results.
Doroudian Ehsan (IR)
Dumas JoAnne (USA)
Dunat Silvana (CRO)
Hackett Tom (UK)
Kasumovic Alen (CRO)
Kavas Ahmet (TR)
Manalo Michael Vincent (PHL)
Man Kit Au Eddy (HK)
Marinin Boris (ISR)
Noreen Tahira (PAK)
Persic Margareta (CRO)
Proper Donna (USA)
Ramirez Constanza (COL)
Ufnal Dominika (PL)
Waldroup Pamela (USA)
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