2017 NEWS Annual Members Exhibition at SUNY Orange  

Orange Hall at 24 Grandview Ave, Middletown, NY

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8 am to 9 pm and Fri 8 am to 6 pm

Feb 6 to March 22, 2017


bulletFeb 5 - Receiving (Noon to 2) and Hanging of show
bulletMar 5 - Reception, 1 to 4:15 with demonstration by Award Juror Lana Privitera at 2:30
bulletMar 23 - Removal of paintings, 11 to 2

Lana Privitera, NEWS - Awards juror and demonstrator     

Lana Privitera


           Originally from Spain, Lana Privitera graduated in 1983 from the Fine Arts School of Zaragoza, where she majored in Fashion Design and Art History. After working in Advertising for a few years, she moved to the USA in the early 1990s.

Lana is known for her luminous and realistic watercolors full of intricate detail.  Since she feels a special affinity with History, her current portfolio consists mostly of small town scenes, local historical landmarks, and photo-realistic arrangements of treasured antiques and fruits.

Lana’s work has been the recipient of many awards throughout the years. She is proud to be a Signature Member of the American Artist Professional League, the North East Watercolor Society, and a former Elected Member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society.

Lana has been an educator for over 15 years and is currently a Watercolor instructor at the Wallkill River school of Art in Montgomery, NY.

For more info, please visit her website or contact her at






Montgomery Bridge

Chair Window

 Below are the 2016 Member Show Award Winners, chosen by awards juror Pat Morgan, NEWS - www.patmorganart.com  

Best in Show - Roberta Oliver - "Crepes on 9th"

Elaine M. Garvin Excellence Award - Maryann Burton - "4 Park"

Excellence Award - Dorrie Rifkin - "Ducks in a Row"

Excellence Award - Alexis Lavine - "Rooftop Congregation"

Excellence Award - Lana Privitera - "Spring Eggs"


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Excellence Award -  Sy Ellens - "Unoccupied"

Excellence Award - Janet Campbell - "Rhodies"

Honorable Mention - Diane Klock - "Walking the Dogs"

Honorable Mention - Charles Brandenburg - 'Birch Study"

Honorable Mention - Theresa Kubert - "Veterans Day"

40th International Show at the Kent Art Association Gallery Oct 23-Nov 5, 2016

Robert J. O'Brien, AWS, NWS ..Awards Juror           See 2016 Award Winners Gallery

41st International Show at the Kent Art Association Gallery Oct 15-28, 2017

Mel Stabin, AWS...Awards Juror



July 24 - entry due date


Aug 14 - Notification of jury


Oct 9 - Shipped paintings due


Oct 12 - Hand Delivered paintings and Hanging of show (Delivery 10 - 2)


Oct 15 - Reception and Awards (2 - 4)


Oct 29 - Luncheon and Takedown of show, last view (10 - Noon), Luncheon (Noon-2), Removal (2-4)

Workshop 2017

Mel Stabin, AWS

at the Seligmann Gallery, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY 

Oct 10, 11, 12 - 9:30 to 4:00

Download Registration form here              Download Suggested Supply list here       Mel Stabin Bio

Watercolor:  Simple, Fast, and Focused

 Challenge yourself and go beyond your boundaries in watercolor!  Mel will encourage you to experience the magical, spontaneous, and transparent qualities of watercolor and will help you discover that watercolor is at its best when it is set free.  Emphasis will be placed on: 

         •    Gaining more confidence by simplifying your approach to subject matter.

         •      Learning to paint with energy and focus.

        •      Understanding that clarity of thought and emotion are essential in the medium of watercolor. 

        •      Bringing more transparency and vitality to your paintings.

Mel's workshops, which are designed for beginners to advanced painters, are casual and friendly.  This watercolor workshop of painting landscapes and people in landscapes includes: 

        •      Daily morning demonstrations by Mel in his loose,  representational style.  The demos are spirited with an easy, open dialogue between Mel and the class with Mel always welcoming questions from students during the demos and throughout the workshop day.  

        •      Discussions of principles of design and composition.

        •      Methods on how to capture the essence of the subject.  

        •      Personal attention and one-on-one instruction while you paint.  

        •      Critiques of paintings done during the day keeping in mind that the critique is an important phase of your painting experience because we learn from each other






Note: The Seligmann Homestead is the home office of the Orange County Citizen's Foundation, www.occitizensfoundation.org

and the Orange County Arts Council, www.ocartscouncil.org  Check out their websites for more art activities.




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