Third Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

The Atelier at Flowerfield presents: 
Third Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

December 7th, - February 15th 2019/2020


Emerging Artists Exhibition

Opening Reception


Third Annual Fundraiser


In Celebration of Student Artwork

Please join us in celebration at our opening reception

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Atelier Hall





The Atelier at Flowerfield Hosts Exhibition of Nurtured Classical Art Students at Revitalized Campus


Saint James/Smithtown, NY -- The Atelier at Flowerfield, a fine arts public charity, is presenting a new exhibition featuring the work of its students from December 7th, 2019 - February 14th, 2020. The show comprises 53 works of art by 48 Long Island artists in mediums including oil paint, watercolor, gouache, charcoal, and ceramic sculpture, and includes artists of ages ranging from 13-83. The show is held in The Atelier’s 2,000 square foot open floor plan gallery, which functions both as a professional studio space and exhibition area. The exhibition opening reception will be held Saturday, December 7th, from 6-8:30 p.m.


Lorraine Moore, Rippling Waters, Pastel on Sanded Paper, 22” x 18”

Regiane Donadio, Verdant Contemplations, Glazed Ceramic, 24” x 15” x 15”


Compared to may of the other group shows held at The Atelier, this show remains exclusive to its students, who receive traditional European influenced mentorship from professional instructors in the north light studio on site. The show was juried by a panel of artists and curators from an original 151 entries by 50 entrants. “This show, as compared to our last show of young Long Island artists highlights the duality of what it is to create outstanding artwork,” juror Dr. Stephen Vlay commented, “our last show featured the raw talent of young local artists, but this show highlights that  same talent after it is nurtured and honed by a professional mentor.”


Melanie Howe, Portrait of Caroline, Oil on Linen Panel, 30” x 40”

Christina Apicella, Caroline, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 40”



The Atelier at Flowerfield is an art space that is challenging the conventional scope of arts hubs on Long Island. Formally a derelict and abandoned helicopter manufacturing building, Atelier Hall is now a redesigned state of the art modern 2,000 square foot open gallery floorplan, an uncommon addition to the Long Island art scene. The exhibition space embraces a modern industrial upscaled aesthetic, much like many of the galleries in Brooklyn’s factory landscape,    except with heavy European influences coinciding with  the school’s atelier style training. The space allows for all sizes and types of artwork and also accommodates large crowds at its openings.

Julia LaMarca, Joy, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 30”


Linda Ann Catucci, The Waiting, Oil on Canvas, 26” x 26”


Amongst the eclectic gathering of artwork from pan-Long Island artists, The Emerging Artists Exhibition will feature work from students enrolled in The Atelier at Flowerfield Fellowship Program. Students enrolled in this program have dedicated a full-time schedule to fine art education and atelier practices. Fellowship students commit one to three years to intensive atelier studies from fundamentals to advances courses. Fellowship students are closely mentored and trained to become professional artists by applying their classical art education to fine art commissions, teaching opportunities, gallery exhibitions, and refinement of their artistic identity. The Atelier at  Flowerfield currently has five students in the Fellowship Program, ages 18-27. During the opening receptions, fellowship students will be giving live art demonstrations in The Atelier’s north light studio.

Cindy Zhou, Trumpet, Oil on Canvas, 30” x 48”



Regular gallery hours at The Atelier at Flowerfield are Monday through Friday, 9a.m.-9p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. For questions about purchasing paintings or to set up a viewing appointment, contact:

Gaby Field-Rahman
The Atelier at Flowerfield


Meagan Moore

Media Coordinator

The Atelier at Flowerfield




The Atelier at Flowerfield, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity organization located in historic Smithtown, was founded in May of 2016 by Long Island painter Kevin McEvoy in partnership with trustees Paul Lamb, Stephen Vlay, Barbara Beltrami, Ellen Olsen, Diane Moffet, and David Madigan. McEvoy who studied in Florence, Italy at Charles Cecil Studio wanted to bring the principles of classical art education into a curriculum that encouraged a contemporary worldview and evolving artistic expression. The school offers studio classes to students of all ages and ability levels, taught by professional artists from the Long Island area.

 The Atelier at Flowerfield also offers professional workshops by international instructors and presents exhibitions by both local and visiting artists at its exhibition space, Atelier Hall. Other educational offerings include free lectures led by McEvoy and guest speakers, a state-of-the-art fine art library, a full-time apprenticeship program for aspiring professional artists, scholarships to needy students, musical performances and collaborations, drawing sessions at the Art of Jazz Nights at the Jazz Loft of Stony Brook, and other partnerships, all of which further the school’s mission to be a crossroads of art and community.


Compared to the bucolic neighboring town of Stony Brook, the location of The Atelier at Flowerfield in the Flowerfield Campus of Gyrodyne, LLC in St. James is a decidedly grittier, more industrial setting. Located in a former helicopter factory, the Flowerfield campus has been quickly transitioning into an arts complex over the last few years. The arrival of The Atelier at Flowerfield and Atelier Hall three years ago has been complemented by other craftsmen and creative neighbors, including a mosaic-tile company, glass studio, pottery studio, dance studio, and a high-end carpentry business. With plans for additional artisan and artist studios in the works, the Flowerfield Campus is beginning to see the type of urban revitalization that industrial sites in the Greater New York City area have been experiencing over the last decade, as they convert from functional, factory-type settings into affordable, accessible communities for artists of all types. 

The Atelier at Flowerfield has been leading this effort with the construction of their Fine Arts Library this year and the beginning on construction on the outdoor sculpture garden as the year continues. These spaces are intended for use of the public and indicate the influx of greater New York artists to the Flowerfield area, with The Atelier meeting a need for common meeting spaces for artists and art enthusiasts to grow their trades and exchange ideas.