Up Close and Personal with Women Sharing Art

A local non-profit art group, Women Sharing Art, held its fourth annual scholarship fundraiser reception Saturday night, February 2, 2014, at the BAFFA gallery in Sayville. WSA’s art exhibition called Up Close and Personal, highlighted new work from its members. The gallery walls were filled with photos, paintings, glass art, mosaics and graphics.

Along with the fine art to view were refreshments, music by Frank Grasso, and a raffle of fine gifts donated by local businesses that are consistent supporters of the group’s efforts. The event also hailed Islip Town Councilman, Steven Flotteron, offering his support of the arts and arts in education programs. All proceeds from the raffle tickets go toward the scholarships that Women Sharing Art awards to two deserving young ladies in their senior year from local high schools. This year’s awards were bestowed upon Elizabeth Galian, from Bayport-Blue Point HS, and Daniella Gallego, from Brentwood HS.

Raffle prizes include gifts donated by Kay Cameron Jewelers, Oliver West Day Spa, Bayport Flower Houses and Spelman Photography Studios, Also, Karen Smith of a Gift Basket of Arbonne & Gift Basket of Bailiting Hollow Horse Rescue and Vineyard Wines, plus a Relaxing Gift Basket.

Friends, family, community and business groups were present in record numbers in a spirit of community and encouragement to all the artists present and the mission of this empowering women’s art group.

Pictured from left to right: Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli, Libby Hintz, Sue Miller, Elizabeth Galian, Daniella Gallego, Pat Daversa, Councilman Steve Flotteron, Carole Amodeo, Mireille Belajonas, Dawn Schabner, Victoria Beckert, Julianna Kirk, Ann Legere and Eileen Palmer. (Missing Karen O’Keefe Miller, Alina Rossi, Suzanne Piard & Holly Black.) Photo by Trish Aresta

Women Sharing Art Student Scholarship Winners at South Bay Art Association (SBAA) Exhibit & Juried High School Show On November 22, 2013, Top is Elizabeth Galian (Bayport-Blue Point HS) and below is Daniella Gallego (Brentwood HS) Photos By Sergio Diaz

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