Almost 600 New York State-wide Submissions to Art at 50 Plus Virtual Art Exhibition at the Islip Art Museum


The Islip Art Council and Islip Art Museum, AARP-sponsored Art at 50 Plus NEW BEGINNINGS exhibition has taken virtual exhibits to new heights and achieves an intimacy beyond expectation. Enjoy the show. You may find yourself saying that it is way better than you imagined!


Creating this virtual exhibit was a trail-blazing event for all involved. The nearly 600 artists who submitted their work to be part of this event are to be commended for embracing the challenges of technology. 


Curating an exhibition is a complex task and a work of art unto itself. Individual pieces must relate and be woven into a visually cohesive entity. The work selected needed to encompass New York State and the ages 50-90+ as well as cover all levels of artistry from beginners to life-long artists… and then videographer Waldo Cabrera used his artistry to create the video that will be viewable starting September 15, 2020. 


These are the one hundred artists whose work and statements were selected: (in the order of their appearance)


Mary C Roth

Karen Woodin

Randy Broznan

Neva Sedlow

Dan Welden

Lynn Marripodi

Ben Cross

Jennifer Campbell

Regina Silvers

Richard Sigmund

Jeanmarie Donahue

Adel Gorgy

Paul Bouchard

Victoria Beckert

Kathleen McArdle

Linda Fix

Frank Sabatte

Alan Richards

Norma Greenwood

Andrea Strongwater

Isablle Garbani

Bill Kuchler

Jim Sabiston

Tami Elise

Andrea Bourgeouis

Keith Rossein

Jacqueline Fiore

Doris Rubinic

Veronica Schielman

Alli Berman

Jan Guarino

Judy Kreitzer

Ellen DiFazio

Lynne Lederman

Patricia Hodder

Carolyn Oberst

Ray Grist

Janet McLaughlin

Douglas Newton

Edison Mejia

Catherine Minnery

Marjorie Ehrenreich

Karen L.  Kirshner

Lynn Ubell

A H Gunther

Ron Becker

Louise P. Sloane

Estelle Bassin

Julia Scully

Elaine Forrest

Beth Barry

Olga Alexander

Greg Brown

Bernice Sokol Kramer

Annette Jaret

Callie Hirsch

Carol Prehoda

Vichai Chinalai

Rita Rovery

Terry Elkins

Marsha Solomon

Corinne Michels

Kat O’Brien & Sylvie Gauthier

Paul Wortman

Joyce Kanyuk

Matthew Turov

Emily Barnett

Manuel Macarrulla

Susan Schwalb

Don Weber 

Christine Greene

La Veda Davis

Ed Vega

Victoria Smith

Lori Horowitz

Michael Flaherty

Gary Finelli

Amy Wagner 

Stephanie Brody-Lederman

Renee DeFilippis

Lisa Zilker

Janet Morgan

Jaynie Gilman Crimmins

JoAnn Bishop

Matthias Kern

Nina Thorne

Soralee Cook

Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf

Illyan Ivanov

Minoo Moadel

Deborah Katz

Lisa Petker Mintz

Linda Bice

Amelia Melnick

Mary Ahern

Orna Behm

Nancy Vassilakis

Susan Tiffin

Joyce Bressler

S. A. M. Shrestha

LuAnn Palazzo

   Neill Slaughter 

   Fran Beallor

   Laura Gurton

   Ward Hooper


The New Beginnings Virtual Exhibition will be ready for viewing September 15, 2020 on the Islip Art Museum website


The Sip and See ZOOM Reception October 4, 2020 from 2-pm

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The closing Zoom reception November 7th

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In addition to the video that can be viewed on the Islip Art Museum website there will also be a gallery to view the New Beginnings exhibit along with each artist’s contact information.



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