The Babylon Village Arts Council was formed in 2003 by a group of village residents who recognized the need to present various art experiences to the Babylon Village community. From that vision the Babylon Village Arts Council (BVAC) has become an integral part in the cultural lives of its residents.
The Babylon Village Arts Council is proud is announce an art partnership program with the Babylon High School Art Department to foster the love of art in the next generation. Two Babylon High School students, Amanda Crowley and Sarah Valencia will create works of arts with supplies provided by the Babylon Village Arts Council in the amount of $200 per student. Under the guidance of Cheryl Schweider, art teacher at Babylon High School, students will learn time management skills ,budget constraints, and design options. To experience a real life art exhibit each participant will exhibit their work at the 8th Annual Outdoor Art show entitled “Art by the Falls” on May 16,2015 in Argyle Park which will provide interaction with the public. Their work will be displayed at Astoria Bank in June as part of the Rotational Art Program. This program is funded through membership and donations. If interested in sponsoring this program for next year, consider becoming a member. Keeping the arts in the forefront benefits the community in positive ways and fosters a love for the arts for all ages.
The Babylon Village Arts Council, a not-for profit community organization, invites Long Island artists (all media) to exhibit their work at its Eighth Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit entitled "Art by the Falls" to be held on May 16, 2015. (Rain date: May 17, 2015) Exhibition time will be from 10:00-4:30, not including setup/breakdown time. Artists must submit an application including up to three examples of their work in JPEG format on CD, between 500K and 1MB, a bio/statement, and a $25 participation fee, no later than April 5, 2015. Participants will receive a free BVAC membership. The fee will be waived for existing BVAC members. For application and further inquiries please contact Rose Norman at 631.669.1810 or download the application from the link above. If you have previously submitted examples of your work, then send application and fee only.
Rotational Art Program
features BVAC artist members for a month long exhibit
Featured Artist for the Month: Samantha Hernandez
The Babylon Village Arts Council 's featured Rotational Artist at Astoria Bank is Samantha Hernandez is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist currently residing in the South Shore of Long Island. Having trained in both digital and traditional art formats, Samantha creates and outputs a wide range of art.
Since acquiring her Bachelors in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology almost five years ago, Samantha has illustrated a number of eBooks for independent authors. She also has been subcontracted to create licensed art materials with recognizable characters such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Angelina Ballerina.
On her own, she has written, illustrated, and self-published three of her own eBooks. Most recently, she has self published her first paperback children’s book. She is currently learning the ropes of the distribution process, as well as how one goes about marketing ones self in this field as an independent author.
When she is not pursuing her dreams of illustrating children’s book, Samantha works as a freelance portraitist, painter, and a graphic designer for a number of small companies around the country.
Location: Astoria Bank 180 West Main St., Babylon N.Y.
Babylon VIllage Arts Council 2015 Calendar
Click on the link below to open the PDF version of the calendar.
Please join us in supporting art in your community by becoming a BVAC member.
Members receive advance electronic notice of all events and workshops.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month in Village Hall from 7-9 pm.
Membership card will be mailed.
Donations are welcomed and are tax deductible.
Babylon Village Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Community support enable BVAC to present cultural art programs throughout the year to the Long Island community. Programs are made possible in part through grants from Suffolk County, New York State Council of the Arts and through Nassau and Suffolk Counties in partnership with Huntington Arts Council, sponsorships, partnerships, donations and memberships.
Babylon Village Arts Council P.O. Box 141 Babylon Village, New York 11702 631.669.1810