Tuesday, December 08, 2009

AOY 2010 Election and Holiday Party

AOY Election Results

for 2010

President - Rose Marie Strippoli
Vice President - Behrooz Salimnejad
Treasurer - Maggy Robinson
Secretary - Dana Matas

Nancy Allen
Colleen Attara
Oz Freedgood
Anne Gannon
Jo-ann Osnoe

Thanks to Nancy Allen and Fran Leyenberger for taking charge of the nomination and election process. Almost two thirds of our membership voted this year - an excellent turn-out!

Thanks to Heather Davulcu and Bill Hogan for their top-notch service to the AOY. They decided not to run for re-election... Heather, our excellent secretary who never missed a beat, and Bill, who helped to guide us well for two years.

Election results were announced at our Holiday Party which was held at Concerto Fusion on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

AOY Holiday Party
Concerto Fusion

Susan Hogan and Mary Jane McCarty organized the AOY's Holiday Party again this year. They did a fantastic job. Almost 60 members and guests attended. It was a very special evening... food, ambiance and company! Here are some pics:

Mary Jane McCarty & Susan Hogan

Group... Oz Freedgood, Jo-ann Osnoe & Bob Greenberg

Chris Leyenberger, Joanne Lorber,
Fran Leyenberger & Heather Davalcu

Nancy Allen, Maggy Robinson & Olympia Gravis

Joe Robinson, Ed Borger, Marie Finn & Eileen Borger

Cindy & Lampros Fatsis

Olympia Grivas, Nancy Allen, Jeanne Jordan,
Sally Baldino & Evelyn Boungiovanni

Susan Hogan, Mary Jane McCarty & Renee Egan

Jay Shin, Evelyn Boungiovanni, me... & Sally Baldino

Fran Leyenberger, Maria & Behrooz Salimnejad

Patricia Gambino & Charles Kaska

Cindy Fatsis, Rose Marie Strippoli & Renee Egan

Stephen Lorber, Kathy Metaxas & Maggy Robinson

Oz Freedgood

Rachael Simms & John Murdoch

Colleen Attara, Lou & Bonnie Caccamo

Stuart Egan & Greg Gannon

Aiken & Heather Davulcu

Gino & Rose Marie Strippoli, Joanne & Stephen Lorber,
Jo-ann Osnoe & John Ennis

Greg & me

Mary Jane McCarty, Jay Shin, Chris Leyenberger
Susan & Bill Hogan, Melinda Wright & Fran Leyenberger

Last but not least!

President Rose Marie Strippoli thanks
AOY members and volunteers...
Bill Hogan announces election results

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mary Jane McCarty - Private Studio Sale

AOY Member ~ Mary Jane McCarty

Private Studio Sale

Sale includes...
"loads of sumptuous Antique Textile Pillows,
beautiful Heirloom Christmas Stockings and
other assorted Vintage Fabric Treasures."

December 3rd, 4th and 5th
144 South Main Street, Yardley, PA.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Anne Gannon ~ Gallery 125

AOY Member ~ Anne Gannon
accepted in juried exhibit

Gallery 125

"Sunset in Eden"
one of 40 works out of 300 submissions

Opening Reception: Friday, November 13th
6pm to 9pm
Show runs thru February 6, 2010

Gallery 125
125 S. Warren St. Trenton, NJ
(609) 989-9119

Monday, November 09, 2009

Harshita Lohia ~ Edgewood Expo

AOY Member ~ Harshita Lohia

will join a plethora of designers,
craftsmen and notable creators...

Free admission

Visit Harshita at: www.harshitadesigns.com

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Renee Egan - Projekt30

AOY Member, Renee Egan
got her work into the
juried November show on the

Projekt30 art site

Renee made the
"30 Artists To View"

"Rockport's Fog Rolls In"

"Summer Tree's"

Check it out: www.projekt30.com/

Then click on "November PROJEKT30 exhibition".

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Lara Ginzburg ~ A Mano Galleries

AOY Member, Lara Ginzburg
Jewelry Designer and Creator

was accepted in juried show at

A Mano Gallery
Lambertville, New Jersey

~ Opening reception ~

Saturday, November 14 @ 7PM

Everyone is invited.

Show runs from November 14, 2009

thru January 15, 2010.

A Mano Gallery

36 N. Union St.

Lambertville, NJ 08530

(215) 862-5122

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Guest Speaker ~ November AOY meeting

Ken Cabot ~ Photography & Stained Glass

Guest Speaker at the AOY monthly meeting

Wednesday, November 4th @ 7:00pm

Bucks County Library, Edgewood Road, Yardley

Our member speaker is Ken Cabot. Ken is a photographer who also works in stained glass creating lamps, window hangings, and boxes. He creates glass jewelry and mosaics incorporating tile, glass and stone. Ken combines pounded and twisted wire with all of his works.

Monday, November 02, 2009

AOY 2010 Election...

AOY 2010 Election

Nominations for AOY Officers
to take place at member meeting
this Wednesday, November 4th
at The Lower Makefield Library,
Edgewood Road, Yardley @ 7:00pm

Information in right hand column >

Cast your vote!

New Members Welcome

Sunday, October 25, 2009

AOY Member ~ Fran Leyenberger
"The Pen and Brush" in NYC

Fran Leyenberger
exhibiting a large body of work in

"Home Is Where The Art Is"

Fine Craft and
Alternative Folk Media

Decorative & Wearable Fiber, Jewelry, Glass, Mixed Media, Wood, Metal, Assemblage, Enamel Work, Ceramics, Small Sculpture

"The Pen and Brush proudly presents Home Is Where The Art Is: curated by Stacy C. Hollander of the American Folk Art Museum, in conjunction with our Pre-Holiday Fine Craft Boutique. Home Is Where The Art Is delves into the contemporary state of fine craft and alternative folk media through a diversity of forms, while the works in our Fine Craft Boutique mirror these idioms on a functional level created to be used and enjoyed in our everyday lives. "

The Pen and Brush, Inc.

16 East 10 Street
New York, New York 10003

Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 29th, 4-7 PM
Show runs: October 29th - November 22nd, 2009
Closing Reception: Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 21st & Nov. 22nd, 1-5PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 4-7 PM, Saturday & Sunday 1-5 PM

Visit Fran at: http://www.franpots.com/Cracked_Pots_Studio/Home.html

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Colleen Attara - Face & Body Spa Show

AOY Member ~ Colleen Attara
featured guest at the...

Face & Body Spa Loft
Kristyn April Designs

Thursday, October 15, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm

1 South Main Street, Yardley, PA
email: info@fbspa.com

Visit Colleen at: www.colleenattara.com/

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Harshita Lohia - Trunk Show

AOY Member ~ Harshita Lohia

is having an

Autumn Trunk Show and Sale


"Blossom" in Newtown

Harshita Designs will be presenting her line of accessories, including scarves and holiday gift items.

Friday, October 9th ~ 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, October 10th ~ 10am to 5 pm

15% off Trunk Show Items
Organic Tea Tasting

13 South State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Guest Speaker ~ October AOY meeting

Stanley Bielen
Still Life Painter

Guest Speaker at the AOY monthly meeting

Wednesday, October 7th @ 7:00pm

Bucks County Library, Edgewood Road, Yardley

Stanley Bielen - "Ranuculus Bouquet"

Stanley Bielen - "Blue Notes"

Stanley Bielen is a noteworthy still life painter whose loose brushy style has been compared to Edward Monet's. Mr. Bielen was born in Poland. He studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1976 to 1980 and exhibits both regionally and nationally. He has won several important prizes including Fred and Naomi Hazell Faculty Fellowship from the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. Stanley's work is included in the collections of the Hirshorn Museum in Washington, DC, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Mr. Bielen is represented by the Morpeth Gallery in Hopewell, NJ.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Jo-ann Osnoe - Hank Miiller received awards in the juried "Canal Frame-Craft Gallery" exhibit.

AOY Members, Jo-ann Osnoe and Hank Miiller
both received awards in...

"Creative Flow"

a juried exhibit at the
Canal Frame-Craft Gallery
in Washington Crossing.

Hank Miiller - " Winter Crossing"
Third Place in "Other" category.

Jo-ann Osnoe - "Morning at Thompson-Neely"
Honorable Mention

AOY Members: Morris Docktor, Joanne Donnelly and Bill Hogan are also in the show...
Morris has an oil painting, Joanne has 2 photos and Bill has an 'Oil on wood'.

This show was to benefit the "Friends of the Canal"
Opening Reception was Sunday, October 4th

Show runs through October 31, 2009

Canal Frame-Craft Gallery
1093 General Greene Road
Washington Crossing, PA

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Kathy Metaxas - Perkins Center for the Arts

AOY Member, Kathy Metaxas
was accepted into the juried

"Works on Paper Show"
Perkin's Center for the Arts

Kathy Metaxas - "Color Bands"
(pulp-sprayed handmade paper)

Opening Reception for "Works on Paper"
Sunday, October 4th from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

The show runs through December 6th.

Perkins Center for the Arts
395 Kings Highway in Moorestown, NJ
856 - 235 -

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

April Zay - Grounds For Sculpture

AOY Member, April Zay

has a painting in the Faculty Show at
Grounds For Sculpture

"The Art of Teaching"
will be on display in the Education Gallery

April Zay - "Daybreak"

The Grounds will be hosting a members only reception on October 10th to launch all their new Fall exhibits.

The show runs from September 29 - November 28
Admission is free with paid admission to park.