Mills Pond Gallery invites you to step inside the world of documentary photography… curator Kevin C. Downs has assembled an exhibition of images capturing incredible moments, intimate relationships, global issues and more...photos that convey volumes of time and hopefully serve as a vehicle for diverse perspectives to reveal and social issues, spark dialogue, transform assumptions or become a call to action.
Many of the exhibiting photographers are represented by Cosmos. About Cosmos: When created in 1979, Cosmos was mainly meant to syndicate in France reports from foreign photographers and agencies. With the computer revolution and the market changes, Cosmos had to evolve. It bowed to today's necessities adapting to new technologies, and widened its sphere of operations to a dozen countries.
Now the agency represents more than forty photographers in France and abroad. A gallery is used to exhibit for the public at large, pictures that are not always published in the press. More than thirty years after its creation, Cosmos survived the medias' upheavals. The agency put its knowledge and experience for the photographers' benefit and allows them to work with complete freedom. Its objective has always stayed the same: favor both the authors and in-depth reports on social issues.
Showing the world how it is, photographers always hope to arouse people's awareness and take part in positive changes. Our role is to make their images visible by the greater number.
Opening Reception SATURDAY, March 24 at 7-10 pm - the public is invited to view the work and meet some of the exhibiting photographers
Exhibiting Photographers: Ted Barron, Fatemeh Behboudi, Alfredo Bini, Sylvain Cherkaoui, James Whitlow Delano, Cate Dingley, Kevin C. Downs, Jérôme Gence, Sid Kaplan, Boryan Katsarova, Andrew Lichtenstein, Ken Light, Catalina Martin-Chico,Beth Nakamura, Robert Nickelsberg, Frédéric Noy, Peggy Peattie, Lois Raimondo, J. B. Russell, Q. Sakamaki, Ekaterina Solovieva, Maggie Steber, Joana Toro, Melanie Wenger
Printing provided by Canon U.S.A., Inc.
using the imagePROGRAF PRO Series Printers
Juried Fine Art 2017
Colors of the Night - Juried by Tim Newton
Amal (NY), Linda Armstrong (NY), Veronique Bajzik (WA), Lana Ballot (NY), Ross Barbera (NY), Karen Bennett (NY), James M. Berger (NY), Renee Blank (NY), Michele Byrne (PA), Jim Capone (NY), Teresa Cromwell (NY), Anthony Davis (NY), Grainne de Buitlear (NY), Dan DeLouise (MA), Keith Demanche (NH), Julie Doczi (NY), Raymond Easton (NY), Jim Felder (AK), Eric Freeberg (FL), Stephen Gardner (NY), Elizabeth Geisler (CA), Maureen Ginipro (NY), Donna Grossman (NY), Jan Guarino (NY), Peter Hahn (NY), Diann Haist (AK), Tighe Hanson (MA), Jordan Hayes (CA), Saralee Howard (MI), David Jaycox Jr (NY), Gwen Lowery (WA), Timothy Magenta (PA), Robert Roehrig (NY), Brian Romeo (NJ), Irene Ruddock (NY), William Schneider (IL), James Schultz (NY), J. Elaine Senack (CT), Donald Silverman (NY), Gisela Skoglund (NY), Irene Tetrault (NY), H. Linda Trope (MD), Patty Yantz (NY)
Freelance Illustrator Heidi Younger has worked for a variety of clients over the past 29 years, many magazines and newspapers as well as corporate clients. Currently she illustrates a weekly column for NY Times titled; The Sweet Spot, where the web version allows her to use animated gifs to illustrate the idea, as well as old fashion print versions. Heidi’s illustrations have been recognized by Communication Arts Magazine, Society of Illustrators NYC, Society of Illustrators West, 3x3, Creative Quarterly among others. "Illustration allows me to translate the world but with an added challenge of satisfying a client and their visual needs."
Watercolor artist Joyce Bressler paints "alia prima:' that is, directly without pencil. “I want the colors to have spontaneity and crispness. Having been a textile designer at one time, I bring fabric into play, along with natural forms, such as plants, flowers or still life subjects. I am always after repetition, fluidity of design and unusual color combinations. My landscapes attempt to capture light, mood and atmosphere found in the endless number of beautiful Long Island scenes.”
Cesar Delos Santos III is known for his realist renderings of ordinary life. His “simple drama of shadow and light”. His works do not aim at social messages or statements…they focus instead on capturing the beauty in everyday realities. Although Cesar is best known for his New York Cityscapes & Landscapes, he has a passion for painting human figures and faces as well as clay pots, woven baskets and indigenous objects from his native Philippines. The artist brings his subjects to life in both watercolor and oils.
For Constance Sloggatt Wolf, abstract painting is a way of exploring the invisible—the unknowable or indefinable aspects of Life as she perceives it. “Instead of words or sound, I use colors, angles, shapes and forms. I strive to bring forth the archetypal and essential in a painting through the repetitive use of the triangle, the circle, and the square
Chris Ann Ambery is a multi-disciplinary artist who continually explores different techniques and media, often combining and finding non-traditional ways to employ them. The concept of perpetual motion and momentum is inherent in her work. Through the utilization of opaque and transparent layers of line, shape, color and texture she creates dimension and movement within her pieces. Her work explores the figurative as well as the abstract and she is continually inspired by the organic forms and textures found in nature.
Heidi Younger - Kong Takes a Selfie
Cesar Delos Santos III-Neeko - Oil on Canvas
Juried Fine Art 2016
Animals in Art – Our Partners on the Planet - Juror Tim Newton7/30 – 8/28 2016
Participating Artists: Del-Bourree Bach (CT), James M. Berger (NY), Sally Berner (WI), Marlene Bezich (NY), Cindy Billingsley (TN), Eric
Brown (UT), Rosanne Cerbo (NY), Mary Erickson (NC), James Fiorentino (NJ), Cynthie Fisher (MT), Maureen Ginipro (NY), Donna Grossman (NY), Diann Haist (AK), Margaret Hopkins (OH), David Jaycox,Jr. (NY), Elizabeth Kolligs (NY), Mary Lor (NY), Jeanette Martone (NY), Linda Massey (WI), Dan McCarthy (NY), Terence McManus (NY), Christine Miller (NY), Margaret Minardi (NY), Nicole Moné (NY), Barbara Phoenix (CT), Shelby Prindaville (KS), Judith Robichaud (MA), Rosetta (CO), Judy Schrader (PA), J. Elaine Senack (CT), Annie Shaver-Crandell (NY), Aleta Rossi Steward (MA), R. Gregory Summers (KS), Ed Takacs (FL), Mary Taylor (NY), Carol Lee Thompson (PA), Sharon Way-Howard (NY), Joe Weatherly (CA), Christopher R. Woodall (VA)
First Place -Carol Lee Thompson-Racing the Mist - SOLD
Second Place-Mary Erickson -Morning Breeze—White Egret Oil on Linen
Third Place-Aleta Rossi Steward -Reddy Fox and the Merry Little Breezes -Oil on Panel
Fourth Place-R. Gregory Summers -Finding A Diversion Oil
Juried Fine Art 2015
Power and Strength in Art-Juried by David H. Reuss
Participating Artists: Larry Aarons, Christopher J. Alexander, Walter Altamirano, Amal, Chris Ann Ambery, Ross Barbera, Shain Bard, Barbara Bilotta, Luis Caraos, Eric Chimon, Cesar Delos Santos, Pat DiCalogero, Kathleen Gefell, Mary Ann Goodhue, Max Gottfried, Justin Greenwald, Donna Grossman, David Herman, Simon Hickey, Eleanor Himel, Franco Jona, Emilie Lee, John Mansueto, Margaret Minardi, Pamela Long Nolan, Ugochukwu Onyewuchi, Tonya Amyrin Rice, Alisa Shea, Emad Shishani, Gisela Skoglund, Corinne Soikin Strauss, Phillip Southern, Mark Taber, Ana Tamara, Linda Trope, Nicholas Valentino, Mary Webb, Xiong Xuan, Patty Yantz
Featuring four artists… Kelynn Z. Alder , Carol Fabricatore, Candy Heilandand Marie Roberts whose artist canvas’s bring the sights and sounds of Coney Island to life.
Kelynn Z. Alder Long Island painter, writer and teacher Kelynn Z. Alder has described herself as a “visual essayist with a wanderlust” The artist is internationally recognized for documenting the lives of indigenous people and their artifacts through sketching, painting and writing. For Kelynn, Coney Island is “a feast of the senses”. “When it comes to Coney Island, I have what they call ‘sand in my shoes.’ Initially lured there to sketch people walking along the boardwalk’s brightly colored hand-painted signage, I instantly felt at home…the atmosphere reminds me of Latin America where I grew up. It is a place where I return again and again to be among like-minded artists and a large cast of talented sideshow performers…a destination guaranteed to inspire…”
Carol Fabricatore Artist, Editorial and Book Illustrator Carol Fabricatore likes to approach creating narrative imagery beginning with an emotional connection to an idea. She has produced art for an extensive list of books, magazines, newspapers and projects for design and advertising firms. She received her MFA from School of Visual Arts in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program and has taught narrative drawing in that program since 1994. Carol “always have a sketchbook in my bag wherever I go. My sketchbooks are my playground for new exploration and enjoyment. When speaking about her favorite place to draw on location Carol shared “I guess that’s the magical aspect about drawing. Anywhere can be a location, from your bathroom to the freak show at Coney Island. It’s all in how you see things through you own eyes…what’s important to you and what story you’d like to tell. Drawing is Magic.”
Candy Heiland New York City artist Candy Heiland was first introduced to Coney Island while working on set design for the television series Law and Order and she immediately fell under the “carny spell.” “In the course of one evening at Coney Island, a whole part of myself, left dormant for years, reawakened to my true purpose as an artist.” Using black paper and oil pastels, Candy is able to capture the texture of weaving while exploring images of color, light and the subculture of Coney Island at night. Candy has Art Department, Costume Department, and Set Decorator credits for a long list of movies and TV series, all of which enhances fodder for her prolific body of work on the carny world and Coney Island. Candy is currently working on a film about the circus, The Greatest Showman (2017), the story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. She is a teaching artist at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
Marie Roberts Born and raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn painter and Fairleigh Dickinson University professor Marie Roberts’ Coney Island connections go back 100 years. Her family home once housed the famous freaks and oddities of the 1920's and 1930's where her late uncle Lester was the "talker" luring audiences in to see them. Marie grew up listening to family stories of Coney, replete with tales of traveling sideshow freaks who stayed as guests at the family house while in town to perform. Marie ran away from her family sideshow traditions to “join the normal” and to study art and become a painter. Marie was called back to Coney Island in the 1990s when she befriended Dick Zigun, founder of the Coney Island USA. Now, Marie is Artist in Residence at the non-profit art center Coney Island USA….”a haven where both sides of my life can co-exist – the academic and the sideshow. It is the only place in the earth where I feel back at home, with my (deceased) family and my (alive) sideshow family gathered around. Marie’s large, colorful banners reflect a deep bond with Coney’s past and invite a new generation to explore the Snake oil and sideshows of this magical place.
Kelynn Alder-Sword Swallower
Marie Roberts - Side Show
Candy Heiland - Arcade
Members Showcase 2017
Members Fine Art Showcase
Exhibit Dates: October 14 - December 10, 2017
Winners Selected by Award Juror Pam Brown: Shain Bard, Margaret Minardi, Rob Roehrig, Rosemary Wilson Sloggatt Honorable Mention: Jeanette Martone, Pamela Waldroup
Exhibiting Artists: Aldo Arena, Ross Barbera, Shain Bard, Renee Blank, Kyle Blumenthal, Chevalier Daniel C. Boyer, Joyce Bressler, Suzanne R. Brodsky, Renee Caine, Jim Capone, Cheryl Cass-Zampiva, Carol Ceraso, Teresa Cromwell, Julie Doczi, Granville Fairchild, Essie Freilach, Donna Gabusi, Vivian Gattuso, Maureen Ginipro, Justin Greenwald, Donna Grossman, Jan Guarino, Diann Haist, Diane Henderson, Katherine Hiscox, Lori Horowitz, David Jaycox Jr., Anne Katz, Lynn Kinsella, Susan Kozodoy-Silkowitz, Rasma Kupers Dos, Patricia Lind-Gonzalez, John Koch, Linda Louis, Kathryn Lynn, Steven Macanka, Jane Manning, Jeanette Martone, Bobbi Mastrangelo, Terence McManus, Anne Miller, Margaret Minardi, Rebecca Molinari, Karen George Mortimore, Diane Oliva, Alicia R. Peterson, Kara Lee Reyes, Joan Rockwell, Robert Roehrig, Irene Ruddock, Michael Sauer, Lori Scarlatos, Gisela Skoglund, Rosemary Wilson Sloggatt, Sílvia Soares Boyer, Gunter Stern, Hui Hui Su-Kennedy, Nicholas Valentino, Mary Ann Vetter, Pamela Waldroup, Shirley Weiner, Constance Sloggatt Wolf, Patty Yantz
Margaret Minardi-Grace Safe Inside-Colored Pencil and Acrylic Collage
Rosemary Wilson Sloggatt-Awakening-Acrylic
Inspired by Long Island 2017
With Long Island as muse and art as medium, Mills Pond Gallery invited artists to share their creations of Long Island places that have stirred their artist souls. Exhibit Dates July 8 - August 5, 2017
Featured artists: Chris Ann Ambery (Hauppauge), Lana Ballot (Lake Grove), Ross Barbera (Ronkonkoma), Renee Blank (Holbrook), Carol Ceraso (Hauppauge), Kenneth Cerreta (North Massapequa), Patricia Cisek (East Islip), Teresa Cromwell (West Sayville), Essie Freilach (Stony Brook), Donna Gabusi (Smithtown), Vivian Gattuso (Ronkonkoma), Donna Grossman (Smithtown), Kari Kaczmarek (Sayville), Jim Kelson (Stony Brook), Lynn Kinsella (Brookhaven), John Yannis Koch (Port Jefferson), Rasma Kupers Dos (Port Jefferson), Linda Louis (South Huntington), Gustavo Lucin (Bay Shore), Griffin P. Reynolds (Hauppauge), Matthew Reynolds (Hauppauge), Robert Roehrig (East Setauket), Kathee Shaff Kelson (Stony Brook), Gisela Skoglund (Kings Park), Rita Swanteson (Centereach), Julie Thomas-Zucker (Oregon), Shirley Weiner (Port Jefferson), Patty Yantz (Setauket)
Participating Artists: Virginia Aschmoneit (Westhampton Beach, NY), Liza Hennessey Botkin (CA) , Susan Carney (Smithtown, NY), Mark Coggins (CA) (two works sold) , Libby Crimmings (IA), JoAnne Dumas (Wading River, NY), Doug Emery (NJ), Frank L Esposito (Cold Spring Harbor, NY), Corey Phillips Fowler (Bellport, NY), Nicholas Gaffney (NH), John Goldstein (Stony Brook, NY), Phyllis Goodfriend (Great Neck, NY), Elizabeth Herrmann (FL), Abby Irwin(NYC, NY), Timothy H. McCoy(GA), Elizabeth Milward (Smithtown, NY), Margaret Minardi (Northport, NY), Benjamin Moss (Ithaca, NY), Linda Quinn (E. Northport, NY), Alan Richards (East Hills, NY), Betty Torrell (NC), Kate Truisi (Brooklyn, NY), Joan Weiss (Jericho, NY), Bingjie Yu (Brooklyn, NY), Tony Zaza (NJ)
Prizes: First Place: Bingjie Yu (Hiraeth 2); Second Place: Nicholas Gaffney (Behind Kmart #10);
Honorable mentions: Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Hermann, Evicted 1; Abigail Irwin, I Wish You'd Known Her; Margaret Minardi, The White House; Elizabeth Milward, Hush, Hush; Libby Crimmings, Nonny
About judge/ juror Lisa Elmaleh:
Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process. Elmaleh is a West Virginia based photographer and educator, teaching at the School of Visual Arts and the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant, PDN’s 30, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, the Tierney Fellowship, and The Everglades National Park Artist Residency. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently featuring her American Folk project as a solo show at the Appalachian Center, Berea College in Kentucky, and her Everglades project in a group show, Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades at the Norton Museum. Elmaleh’s work is in the collection of the Norton Museum, the Ogden Museum, and other private collections. Elmaleh’s most recent work, American Folk, is a series of tintypes of musicians who play traditional old time music in and around the Appalachian Mountains - West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Elmaleh spends a whole day or more at the home of each musician, documenting their likeness, and the landscape they reside in, as the two are closely linked. Reminiscent of historic photographs of Doris Ullman, or August Sander, the portraits are traditional, with historic references, as the music is traditional. The tradition of American folk music echoes in the historic nature of the tintype process being used.
Second Place-Nicholas Gaffney-Behind Kmart 10
Juried Photo 2015
Dualities - Juried Photography Exhibit
Juried by Melanie and Michelle Craven of Tilt Gallery
Exhibit Dates August 8 - 29, 2015
The theme for this Juried Photography Exhibition is Dualities. The jurors, Melanie and Michelle Craven of Tilt Gallery were particularly interested in images that are twofold, consisting of two essential parts of the whole, pairs or elements that demonstrate similarities, the relationship of the contrast of differences between them and the reflection of a new perspective
Exhibiting Artists: Liza Hennessey Botkin, Nicolas Bruno, Linda Bunk ,Geoff Delanoy , Doug Emery, Corey Phillips Fowler, William Grabowski , Cyd Hamilton, Dan Hittleman, Rohina Hoffman, Bruce Laird, Mary Lor, Roger Matsumoto, Elizabeth Milward, Margaret Minardi, Karen George Mortimore, David Quinn, Alan M. Richards, Alissa Rosenberg, Wendy Roussin , Alex Santos Murry, Wendi Schneider, Jane Lena Schulman, Charles Andrew Seaton, Denis Sivack, William Von Gonten, Pamela Waldroup, Trudy L. Waterman, Marlene Weinstein, Dana West , Tony Zaza ______ Awards: 1st Place: Alan M. Richards, Mermaidens; 2nd Place: Cyd Hamilton, But from what Sharing; Honorable Mention: Roger Matsumoto, 14-4+5; Dana West, Echoes of a Broken Heart; Alex Santos Murry, People and their Pets; Liza Hennessey Botkin, Hooray for Hollywood; Marlene Weinstein, Asymmetry
Juror Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson -Exhibit Dates April 5 - May 4, 2014.
The juror’s theme for this exhibition was Medium and how various mediums of photography are used to enhance an artist's statement or intention in their work. Works are often most successful when the subject matter is paired well with the correct choice of medium - the two have a symbiotic relationship.
Participating Photographers: (Outside New York): Bill Cifuni, Karen Esteves, Sharon Hart, Carol Hayman, Matt Larson, Timothy McCoy, Eric Nelson, Greg Sand, Rochell Slahorek, Arista Slater-Sandoval
Participating Photographers: (New York State): Jeanne B. Brodsky, Jennifer Drucker, Dave Gearino, Alan Henriksen, Bruce Laird, Peter M. Lindstrom, Elizabeth Milward, Karen George Mortimore, Denis Sivack, Marlene Weinstein
First Place was awarded to Greg Sand of Tennessee for his Ambrotype with Collage work titled Void. Second Place was awarded to Eric Nelson of Wisconsin for his Wet Plate Collodion, on Aluminum work titled Beth: Plate for Praxinoscope.
Participating (off Long Island) Artists: Stephen Brucker (Camillus, NY) , Lisa Conway (NYC) , Debra Crawford (NJ) , Audry Deal-McEver (TN) , Margaret Farr (VA) , Beverly Fink (Derby, NY) , Ingrid Finnan (Bronx), Kathy Folino (MA) , Kristine Gaier (Katonah, NY) , Kelsey Gallagher (Brooklyn) , Patricia Greenberg (CO) , Stella Grove (NYC) , Kathleen Hollan (NJ), Amanda Lebel (CT), Madeline Lovallo (Howard Beach), Lucy Martin (CA), Kelly McLeod (VA), Gary Mulnix (MI), Lois Perlman (NYC), Pat Proniewski (NJ), Judith Scillia (PA), Camille Warmington (TX)
Participating Long Island Artists: Mark Attebery (Nyack) , Ross Barbera (Ronkonkoma), Arthur Bernstein (Setauket), Carol Ceraso (Hauppauge), Caryn Coville (Greenvale), Granville C. Fairchild (Port Jefferson), Elizabeth Fusco (Kings Park), Janice Marie Gabriel (Oceanside), Vivian Gattuso (Ronkonkoma), Maureen Ginipro (Smithtown), Jillian Hauck (Wading River), Katherine Hiscox (Commack), David Jaycox Jr. (Northport), Lynn Kinsella (Brookhaven), Katherine Lechler (Point Lookout), Patricia Luppino (Northport), Louis R. Mangieri (Mount Sinai), Irene Paquette Tetrault (Westbury), Monica Ray (Lloyd Harbor), Lynne Rivellese (Smithtown), Robert Roehrig (East Setauket), Alisa Shea (Northport), Gisela Skoglund (Kings Park), Gunter Stern (Northport), Susan Tango (Port Jefferson), Daniel van Benthuysen (Huntington), Sharon Way-Howard (Sayville)
Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been published in The New York Times, Real Simple, and Good Housekeeping among others. Her work has been in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History. She is the author of Botanical Drawing in Color and Botanical Drawing: A Beginners Guide and most recentlyshe illustrated Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Wendy is an instructor of Botanical Art and Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden.
First Place-Patricia Greenberg,-The Flower Loves the Rain- SOLD
Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council (STAC) offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibition. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years, working to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public's daily lives and civic responsibilities. We believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of our communities as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society.
Smithtown Township Arts Council Inc. is a recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are supported in part by Town of Smithtown, public and private donations.