Art Show A Beautiful Success

Betsy - Sails Circling

Art Show A Beautiful Success

The skies cleared,  the sun came out and the artwork sparkled at Oakcliff’s second annual Spring Art Show. The event is the brainchild of founder Betsy Lawrence who not only curated the show but also participated as an artist as well. This year’s theme was the Intersecting Circles of Oakcliff, Oyster Bay and the Olympics. Even the catering was all about circles and the letter “O”. James Muir of Artaux Catering presented a menu including: Omelets, Olympic blueberry pancakes, Octopus in a soba noodle salad, Orzo salad with feta, Olives and sun dried tomatoes, tiny circles of caviar on blinis, and finally a rum soaked mount Olympus cake. The Artists, who all donated some if not all of the proceeds to Oakcliff were the real stars of the show. Scroll down to see the artists with their work.  All artists can be reached by sending a request to A big shout out to Sonja Drabin for being a charming hostess and to Andrea Watson for stepping up to be the official photographer.  Her photographs can be seen here.  Also thank you to Oakcliff staff who brought their “A-Game” in cleaning and polishing and giving tours of the facilities, including the soon to be constructed Sailors Bunkhouse.  Finally to everyone who came and enjoyed and purchased and donated.  Thank You!

Betsy Sails Circling

Betsy Lawrence with Sails Circling, Oil on Canvas (not for sale)

Betsy Sculpture

Betsy Lawrence with her Bronze of “Pan” the God of Nature 6″x9″
Available: $1000

Yana Copek

Yana Copek Photographs
Most Available: $125

Richard Bonomo

Richard Bonomo “Women on the Beach”
Oil on Canvas 16×20
Available: $8000

Jeff Truelove

Jeff Truelove “Liminal Place” Wood, Ink, Varnish
Not Available … Yet

Youngmi Kim

Youngmi Kim
“Untitled” Mixed Media 30 x 40 – Sold
“Monologue” (not pictured) 20 x 16 – Available $800

Windy Noviardy

Windy Noviardy “The Wanderer”
Mono-print: Chine Colle
Available: $625

Teresa Waterman

Teresa Waterman “Caught in Contemplation #2”
Mixed Media, acrylic, Graphite, and Pastel. 35 x 24
Available: $2500

Taube Rothman

Taube Rothman “Spinning”
Acrylic on Foamboard

Nancy Shapiro

Nancy Shapiro “Encircle”
Available $2500

Judie Swanson

Judie Swanson “Breath of Light”
Oil on Canvas 36 x 36
Available $1850

Mary Mattingly

Mary Mattingly “Untitled”
En-caustic and Mixed Media 9 x 9

Liz Roosevelt

Liz Roosevelt
Over Sold

Kirk Larson

Krik Larson “Learning to Fly”
oil on canvas 16” x 20”
Available $2200



John Taylor

John Taylor “America’s Cup Trials – 1901”
Oil on Canvas
Commissions Available

Henery Finkelstein

Henry Finkelstein
Oil on Canvas 40 x 48

Diane Schottenstein

Diane Schottenstein “Sails on Oyster Bay”
Watercolor Paint

Dennis Bourke

Dennis Bourke “Six Circles”

Caryl Stern "Emergence" and "Abundance" Oil on Canvas Emergence (top) Available $2000 Abundance Sold

Caryl Stern “Emergence” and “Abundance”
Oil on Canvas
Emergence (top) Available $2000
Abundance Sold

Carl Copek "Circles" Color Metallic Print Available $125

Carl Copek Circles
Color Metallic Print
Available $125


Ayumi Shibata "Deep in the Water Series: Coral, Flow, Blue Tale" Etching Prints (20 Layers) and Hand-Cutout Available $1500 to $2500

Ayumi Shibata “Deep in the Water Series: Coral and Flow”
Etching Prints (20 Layers) and Hand-Cutout
Available $1500 to $2500