Opening reception at The Main Street Petite Gallery
(Long Island, NY) “Making An Impression” features the work of sixteen artists at the Main Street Petite Gallery, August 3 – September 10, 2012. After requests for a print show from the membership, the Exhibition Committee chose to dedicate the gallery for “Making an Impression” to feature the mediums of printmaking. Joseph Stelmach was invited to Jury this show by the Exhibition Committee of the Huntington Arts Council. The opening reception is August 3, 2012 from 6-8pm at the Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington, New York. The reception is free and open to the public.
Best in Show awards were given to two artists, Grace Jara for her etching Pears and Carolyn Sheehan for her collograph plate Clock.
Honorable Mention awards were given to three artists, Madeline D’Aversa for her woodcut reduction print Looking for Figs, Emily Harrison-Ach for her screen print Row of Trees, and Monika Camillucci for her aquatint etching Falls.
Printmaking mediums to be featured are copperplate, woodcut, engraving, etching, solar plate and more. Stelmach includes in the show details about techniques utilized to make the images. Artist selected to be in the show are: Monika Camillucci, James Darcy, Madeline D’Aversa, Rasma Kupers, Elizabeth Ehrlichman, Emily Harrison-Ach, Grace Jara, Lisa Morales, Eileen Palmer, Evelyn Ramos, Angela M. Rogan, Carolyn Sheehan, Sean P. Stoll, von Schmidt, Marie Winn, and Leonora Wolfeld.
Joseph Stelmach has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Dayton with graduate work in print making at the School of the Dayton Art institute and Silvermine College. As a graphic artist and Creative Director at RCA records and BMG classical music he received awards from the New York Art Directors Club, the Society of Illustrators and two Grammys. His work has been represented in the New England Print Makers Show.
The Huntington Arts Council Exhibition Committee is lead by chair Tonito Valderrama, with Susan Miller, Marie Sheehy-Walker, Lisa Arden, Bruce Cohen and Florence L. Dallari. “Making An Impression” is sponsored in part by the County of Suffolk, New York State Council on the Arts, Town of Huntington and J. De Sena & Associates.
Founded in 1963, the Huntington Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council’s programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and the Summer Arts Festival is a free annual event that has earned a reputation for presenting top performances from local, national and international artists. Additional support for the festival comes from the New York State Council on the Arts and the County of Suffolk. For more information on the Summer Arts Festival program, to download the Festival calendar, or learn more about the Huntington Arts Council, visit www.huntingtonarts.org.