Who We Are:
The members of “Women Sharing Art, Inc.” are multi-talented women with many other responsibilities to their families and businesses. Their art is their passion and they possess a common bond as women artists sharing and exploring their artistic energies. “Women Sharing Art, Inc.” has welcomed into membership talented artists in the media of photography, painting and watercolor, art glass, fiber arts, mosaic design, culinary arts and film and they desire to reach out to many more talented artists as well. Poetry, literary arts, sculpture, music…the possibilities are endless…just like your creativity.
“Women Sharing Art, Inc.” will provide the support and avenues to their members to promote their artistic passions. As a not-for-profit corporation, the organization’s future goals include plans for grant approvals, the awarding of scholarships to women to continue their artistic education in their fields, as well as continued exhibitions of their work. In 2011, Women Sharing Art bestowed its first scholarship to a high school student. If you are a creative woman who has the passion to explore and share your art, then “Women Sharing Art, Inc.” encourages you to apply for membership. As a member of this inclusive group of women you will benefit from their support, experience and organizational skills. “Women Sharing Art, Inc.” aims to provide encouragement, as well as assistance, to women desiring to further their artistic accomplishments.
“Women Sharing Art, Inc.” is a not-for-profit corporation 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” was on its way. On July 2009 the IRS granted “Women Sharing Art, Inc.” the status of 501(c)(3) exemption.
Sue and Pat D’Aversa shared their common interest in photography and met many years ago. Victoria Beckert was then introduced to Sue when a women’s art group was a flame just igniting. Within a short time, mother/daughter glass artisans, Sandy and Kathy Seff joined the group.
In 2008 these artists, along with Jacy Needles, of Portugal and Janet Golka, exhibited their artwork for the first time together as a new group. The show was at the Bayport-Blue Point Library and Library Coordinator, Flo Olsson, noted that this show “was probably the most successful exhibit the Library ever had”. Response and appreciation to the works of art was positive and immediate, and before long other local artists joined this unique and new exciting group, “Women Sharing Art, Inc.” The shared enthusiasm of these talented artists is contagious and serves to inspire all its members and associates. Our membership changes and regularly evolves but our mission is constant.
On May 17, 2008, “Women Sharing Art, Inc.” premiered at the newly renovated BAFFA (Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts) Gallery in Sayville, New York. The women showcased watercolors, portraits, oil paintings, photography, art glass, interior design, textiles and fabrics. The rave reviews poured in….. “Eclectic!”… “Beautiful Blending of Creativity!”… “Outstanding!”… “Fabulous!” (See “News”)
We invite you to explore and enjoy this wonderful organization through our website, which is the shared work of members, Alina Rossi ‘Web Designer’, Kathy Seff ‘Graphic Designer’, Ginnie Moore ‘Editor’ and Sue Miller. In the Artist’s Gallery, you will be able to ‘meet’ all our members and view their extraordinary works of art.
We are Women Sharing Art and we invite you to share your energy and explore your artistic passions!