Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Simons Center at Stony Brook University

Gallery North is proud to honor Community Treasures 

In 1965, the year Gallery North was founded, Terence Netter had his first solo exhibition at the Allen Funt Gallery in New York City. But Terence is best known in our community as the founding Director of the Staller Center for the Arts, which opened in 1979. He later became Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University and in 2009 had the first of many shows at Gallery North where he exhibited paintings created at his home in France. In addition to his many shows at Gallery North and having served on the Board of Trustees, Terence now spends time promoting the new Community Art Center and helping Gallery North evolve as a premier gallery on Long Island.

Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn has represented the fifth district for five years and in 2016 was appointed the Legislature’s Majority Leader. Active in her county leader- ship position, she is also Chair of the Environment, Planning & Agriculture Committee and the Parks & Recreation Committee. Kara has been a champion of community cultural activities and institutions and has been an avid volunteer and supporter of Gallery North for almost two decades.

Sharon Cowles has been dedicated to the arts at Gallery North and our community ever since she came to Long Island in 1966. As an active volunteer from the very beginning, she was the first Chair of Gallery North’s Outdoor Art Show, the second President of the Board of Directors and a vibrant member of the Founding Committee when Gallery North became a not-for-profit organization. Sharon currently funds the Virginia Fuller Award on behalf of Gallery North for Outstanding Students in the Arts at the URECA exhibition at Stony Brook University.

The Community Art Center at Gallery North is the most current addition to the Gallery North campus. Since its opening in 2015, the Art Center has been introducing high level art experiences in a wide range of workshops, including Printmaking, Paper Making, as well as programs such as ArtAbilities (program for artists of all ages and abilities), ArtWorks (program for seniors and their care companions), Let’s Create Together (program for parent/ child), ArtVentures (program for school age children), and Summer ArtVentures. The work- shops and programs are led by accomplished artists and crafts people whose work is shown throughout Long Island and nearby regions. 

Featured Auction Items Include:

A Week Vacation in Tuscany
Accommodations for two in the guest cottage on an estate in the heart of Chianti wine country. Located just outside of the the town of Panzano in Chianti, less than an hour's drive from Florence and Siena, a stone's throw from a few of the most renowned wineries in the region, this one-bedroom "depandance" offers Tuscan style with a newly renovated kitchenette and bath. This is the perfect opportunity to experience off the beaten path Italy.

Palm Island Miami Beach Waterfront Home
One 3-night/ 4-day weekend (Thursday to Sunday) for four people. 12 Minutes from Miami International Airport, 5 minutes to Downtown or South Beach. Two bedrooms each with a queen bed and a shared bathroom and balcony.

Manhattan Weekend in A Spacious Kip's Bay Apartment
One bedroom (formally 3 bedroom) top floor Kips Bay apartment. Formally owned by artist Claudio Bravo. Stunning cityscape—includes view of Freedom Tower, Empire State, etc. Indeed Bravo painted the view. Art works include modern Russian paintings (three of which appeared in museums), and our own Kelynn Alder. Includes a private three-acre park ideal for picnics. On 30th St. between 1st and 2nd, near tons of restaurants, the Standard Jazz club, movie, Fairway supermarket on corner.

Other Auction Items Include: 

• Catered dinner for 6 in your home, with wine pairing. 
• A magnificent Spanish paella dinner for 10, prepared by a professional chef. 
• 2-night stay at a Starwood Hotel (Sheraton, W Hotels, Westin), anywhere!
• Individual consultation with interior designer Sarah Magness  
• Framed Silkscreen by artist Mel Pekarsky
• And much more!


Schedule of Events

6:00 - 7:00pm: Lobby Atrium
Wine, beer, cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, and Silent Auction

7:00 - 8:00pm: Café and Balcony
Buffet, Music throughout the evening led by world-renowned
Ray Anderson and Friends

8:00 - 9:00pm: Auditorium
Honoree Recognition and Live Auction

9:00 - 10:00pm: Lobby Atrium
Dessert and Final Silent Auction bids  

Gala Sponsorship and Journal Advertisements

For Sponsorship options and journal rates, please contact Maria
at Gallery North at 631-751-2676 or

Purchase Gala Tickets

Registration deadline is May 27, 2017. 
No tickets will be mailed. All reservations will be held at the door.
$134 of each ticket is tax-deductible. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Gallery North Gala 2017 Tickets
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From the Main Entrance to Stony Brook University on Nicolls Road, turn left on Circle Road and follow it until you reach the traffic circle. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Campus Drive. At the fourth stop sign, turn right on Campus Drive, then make an immediate left onto John S. Toll Drive. The Simons Center will be on your right just past a large parking lot and group of trees. Look for a Valet Parker.

If you have Google Maps on your smart phone, you can type in Simons Center Stony Brook. If you have Apple Maps, type in Simons Center Cafe.