Blue Door Art Center

Blue Door Art Center Executive Directors: Luis Perelman & Julie Cousens
Gallery Director: Michele Trommer Amaro
Gallery Staff: Diane Falcone
Social Media Manager: Luisa Baptista

MANY CONGRATULATIONS to Blue Door Art Center’s long time artist member and current Board Member, Phylisha Phylli Villanu...
01/23/2024

MANY CONGRATULATIONS to Blue Door Art Center’s long time artist member and current Board Member, Phylisha Phylli Villanueva!! 🥳

Westchester County Executive George Latimer and ArtsWestchester together announced this morning that Phylisha Villanueva of Yonkers will be Westchester County's newest Poet Laureate.

😍 Some more highlights, here, from Saturday’s opening reception of our 16th Annual Artist Members’ Exhibition & Competit...
01/23/2024

😍 Some more highlights, here, from Saturday’s opening reception of our 16th Annual Artist Members’ Exhibition & Competition. This show is on view in our gallery and on our website until February 24th.

Blue Door gallery hours:
🕒 THU & FRI 3-6 pm
🕐 SATURDAY 1-6 pm

For private viewing requests, please contact us at [email protected].

✔️ Keep up to date about upcoming open art calls, exhibitions, workshops, events and more by joining our newsletter mailing list on our website, BlueDoorArtCenter.org (SIGN UP button on bottom of home page).

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01/23/2024
🤩 CONGRATULATIONS 🤩 to the award winners of this year’s 16th Annual Artist-Members‘ Exhibition & Competition!Awardees:🥇1...
01/22/2024

🤩 CONGRATULATIONS 🤩 to the award winners of this year’s 16th Annual Artist-Members‘ Exhibition & Competition!

Awardees:

🥇1st Place : Livia Gus (.livia)
Prize Ribbon + $150 from BDAC
🥈2nd Place: JoAnn Lieberman ()
Prize ribbon + reciprocal award of $100 from Mamaroneck Artist Guild
🥉3rd Place: Jerome Levkov ()
Prize ribbon
🏅Honorable Mention: Michelle Asarch ()
Prize ribbon
🏆Special Award: Dorothy Cancellieri ()
Prize ribbon + reciprocal award of $150 from Hudson Valley Art Association

Cheers and many thanks, always, to ALL of our members for being a part of this wonderful art community. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

📸 Julie Cousens, Joe Corbalis, Michele Amaro

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😍 CHEERS and THANKS to all who made it to Saturday’s opening reception of our 16th Annual Artist Members’ Exhibition & C...
01/22/2024

😍 CHEERS and THANKS to all who made it to Saturday’s opening reception of our 16th Annual Artist Members’ Exhibition & Competition. Here are some highlights from a wonderful and artful afternoon. More to follow!

📸 Ken Davis

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16TH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION and COMPETITION  OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY JANUARY 20TH  1PM TO 6PM EXHIBITION DATES: Ja...
01/19/2024

16TH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION and COMPETITION

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY JANUARY 20TH 1PM TO 6PM

EXHIBITION DATES: Jan 20TH - Feb 24TH

Artist: Dennis Shelton
“ The Perfect Storm “
Handcut Collage 16 x 20

COME OUT and Support the Art and Artists!

Blue Door Art Center
13 Riverdale Ave Yonkers, NY




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TONIGHT, January 17, 2024 (6:30-8:30PM)! Blue Door invites adults of all skill levels, from novices to experienced artis...
01/17/2024

TONIGHT, January 17, 2024 (6:30-8:30PM)! Blue Door invites adults of all skill levels, from novices to experienced artists, to unwind in this art workshop, EXPLORING DRAWING. In this workshop we will look and see a little differently from our every day experience with artist Luisa Baptista. Here we will explore various drawing techniques, inspired by Betty Edwards’ book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. Art supplies are provided.

Luisa Baptista () is a Yonkers’ based artist/muralist. Her stylistic, organic line movements is distinct and reflective of her personality. She has created public and private works throughout lower Westchester and New York City.

Please register on our website👇

https://bluedoorartcenter.org/gallery/monthly-adult-art-workshop-exploring-drawing

No cost for participating.
Suggested Donation: $15
Suggested Donation for BDAC Members: $10

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😍 NEW WORK by  that is part of our upcoming exhibition, 16th Annual Members Exhibition & Competition. We invite you to j...
01/16/2024

😍 NEW WORK by that is part of our upcoming exhibition, 16th Annual Members Exhibition & Competition. We invite you to join us for our Opening Reception this Saturday, January 20th (1 - 6pm).
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Posted • This is my new piece, “Barcelona Bus Stop”. Mixed media collage on canvas 14” x 20”. It will be part of a group show Blue Door Art Gallery 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY. Opening reception Saturday Jan.20. Hope to see you there.
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Calling young artists! 😍 Saturday mornings are for free, children’s art workshops at Blue Door Art Center.Join us and te...
01/16/2024

Calling young artists! 😍 Saturday mornings are for free, children’s art workshops at Blue Door Art Center.

Join us and teaching artist, Katori Walker, as we learn how to create story-telling discs on Saturday, January 20th (10am-12pm). All children (ages 5-12) are welcome, no special skills required. Children with special needs are aways welcome. Supplies are provided. Just bring your creativity!

❗️Please register on our website as space is limited. If you register but will NOT be able to attend, PLEASE INFORM US by phone or email so that we can open the space for other child/ren. Walk-ins are allowed but are not guaranteed a seat if we are at full capacity. Register on our website below:
https://bluedoorartcenter.org/calendar-bdac

🔹 Parents/Guardians must stay with child(ren) during the workshop. Seating for parents/guardians available. Please arrive a little early as we begin promptly at 10 AM.

This event is free. Donations are always welcome!

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Blue Door Art Center is proud to be a grantee of with funding made possible by Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 💙
01/15/2024

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 💙

Happy 2024! 🙌 In honor of Pantone’s Color of the Year, “Peach Fuzz”, this month’s   is a COLOR PALETTE CHALLENGE using t...
01/15/2024

Happy 2024! 🙌 In honor of Pantone’s Color of the Year, “Peach Fuzz”, this month’s is a COLOR PALETTE CHALLENGE using that “Peach Fuzz” color palette as the primary element in your work. If you have any questions, feel free to DM us or email [email protected].

Here’s how to participate in our :
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1. Create and post an original visual art piece inspired by our monthly theme/prompt. This month: COLOR PALETTE - Pantone’s Peach Fuzz

2. Tag us and use the hashtags, and, for an opportunity to be featured on Friday, February 2nd, (THIS TAG IS IMPORTANT to differentiate your work from other monthly challenges and for us to see your submissions).

3. Follow us and to enjoy the gallery of art entries and their artists. Please remember to show your support by liking their works, sharing and following them.

❗️NEW ANNOUNCEMENT❗️As of of this month’s , at the end of this challenge Blue Door will choose 1 art piece that we will print and display in our gallery window (until the next challenge). A high-resolution digital image of the work will be required for print. ALL participants are eligible for this prize🏅. Please tag a friend, share/repost our monthly challenges and spread the word. 🗣️
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Our monthly, online, art challenges are chances for everyone near and far, enthusiasts and professionals alike to challenge your skills and styles, share your art works with us and each other. Remember, the creative field is open to ALL. 🙌

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ArtsWestchester Generation Yonkers Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront BID Yonkers Arts Weekly The City of Yonkers Robert Antonik Michele Trommer Amaro Golda Solomon Diane Pratt Madge Scott Phylisha Phylli Villanueva Joe Corbalis Katori Walker Jacqueline Lorieo Julie Cousens Fran Seigel Westchester Family Magazine Living Arts in Westchester

💙😉💙 Repost: Neil Lavey
01/12/2024

💙😉💙 Repost: Neil Lavey

🤩 TODAY & TOMORROW - LAST 2 DAYS TO ENJOY our 2024 Pop-Up Exhibition featuring Mary Hardiman (), Lee Romero ( ), Dennis ...
01/12/2024

🤩 TODAY & TOMORROW - LAST 2 DAYS TO ENJOY our 2024 Pop-Up Exhibition featuring Mary Hardiman (), Lee Romero ( ), Dennis Shelton (.artist) and Diane Falcone ()! This 4 artist showcase closes on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.

See a collection of drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and prints and toast the new year with exciting new works by these local artists!

Blue Door Gallery hours:
🕒 THU & FRI 3-6 pm
🕐 SATURDAY 1-6 pm

For private viewing requests, please contact us at [email protected].

There’s nothing like seeing the colors, textures and depth of these works in person but if you’re unable to make it to us, this show is also available for view and purchase on our website, www.BlueDoorArtCenter.org 💻.

✔️ Keep up to date about upcoming open art calls, exhibitions, workshops, events and more by joining our newsletter mailing list on our website, BlueDoorArtCenter.org (SIGN UP button on bottom of home page).

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🤩 Blue Door Art Center invites our Artist-Members, potential members and their creative, artistic friends to our Member ...
01/11/2024

🤩 Blue Door Art Center invites our Artist-Members, potential members and their creative, artistic friends to our Member Appreciation Mixer & Supply Exchange on Thursday, January 18, 2023 (6pm-8:30pm).

Come and bring art supplies and gently used art items for an exchange (give one, get one), share your art styles and experiences, network, enjoy the music and refreshments and bring like-minded creatives to enjoy the vibe together!
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We greatly appreciate that our artist-members attend, invite other artist-members as well as art enthusiasts, creatives and artists that are not BDAC members.

Please arrive early as artists will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to everyone at the beginning of the mixer.

Hosted by BDAC Membership Committee for BDAC Artist-Members and potential members.
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To RSVP or for questions &/or concerns please email:
BDAC Board Member, Joe Corbalis at [email protected]










🤩 3 MORE DAYS TO ENJOY our 2024 Pop-Up Exhibition featuring Mary Hardiman (), Lee Romero ( ), Dennis Shelton (.artist) a...
01/11/2024

🤩 3 MORE DAYS TO ENJOY our 2024 Pop-Up Exhibition featuring Mary Hardiman (), Lee Romero ( ), Dennis Shelton (.artist) and Diane Falcone ()! Last day for viewing will be Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.

See a collection of drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and prints and toast the new year with exciting new works by these local artists!

Blue Door Gallery hours:
🕒 THU & FRI 3-6 pm
🕐 SATURDAY 1-6pm

For private viewing requests, please contact us at [email protected].

There’s nothing like seeing the colors, textures and depth of these works in person but if you’re unable to make it to us, this show is also available for view and purchase on our website, www.BlueDoorArtCenter.org 💻.

✔️ Keep up to date about upcoming open art calls, exhibitions, workshops, events and more by joining our newsletter mailing list on our website, BlueDoorArtCenter.org (SIGN UP button on bottom of home page).

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Happy 2024! 🙌 In honor of Pantone’s Color of the Year, “Peach Fuzz”, this month’s   is a COLOR PALETTE CHALLENGE using t...
01/08/2024

Happy 2024! 🙌 In honor of Pantone’s Color of the Year, “Peach Fuzz”, this month’s is a COLOR PALETTE CHALLENGE using that color palette as the primary element in your work. Please swipe 👈 to see all slides to guide you in this challenge. If you have any questions, feel free to DM us or email [email protected].

Here’s how to participate in our :
🎨
1. Create and post an original visual art piece inspired by our monthly theme/prompt. This month: COLOR PALETTE - Pantone’s Peach Fuzz

2. Tag us and use the hashtags, and, for an opportunity to be featured on Friday, February 2nd, (THIS TAG IS IMPORTANT to differentiate your work from other monthly challenges and for us to see your submissions).

3. Follow us and to enjoy the gallery of art entries and their artists. Please remember to show your support by liking their works, sharing and following them.

❗️NEW ANNOUNCEMENT❗️As of of this month’s , at the end of this challenge Blue Door will choose 1 art piece that we will print and display in our gallery window (until the next challenge). A high-resolution digital image of the work will be required for print. ALL participants are eligible for this prize🏅. Please tag a friend, share/repost our monthly challenges and spread the word. 🗣️
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Our monthly, online, art challenges are chances for everyone near and far, enthusiasts and professionals alike to challenge your skills and styles, share your art works with us and each other. Remember, the creative field is open to ALL. 🙌

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Yonkers Arts Weekly ArtsWestchester Bdac Staff Maestra De Arte Zafiro Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront BID Hudson Valley Kids Living Arts in Westchester Generation Yonkers Pantone Mommy Poppins Westchester The Business Council of Westchester Westchester Family Magazine Westchester Magazine

Calling young artists! 😍 Saturday mornings are for free, children’s art workshops at Blue Door Art Center.Join us and te...
01/07/2024

Calling young artists! 😍 Saturday mornings are for free, children’s art workshops at Blue Door Art Center.

Join us and teaching artist, Shanequa Benitez (), as we create and celebrate civil rights leader, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. All children (ages 5-12) are welcome, no special skills required. Children with special needs are aways welcome. Just bring your creativity!

❗️Please register on our website as space is limited. If you register but will NOT be able to attend, PLEASE INFORM US by phone or email so that we can open the space for other child/ren. Walk-ins are allowed but are not guaranteed a seat if we are at full capacity. Register on our website below:
https://bluedoorartcenter.org/calendar-bdac

🔹 Parents/Guardians must stay with child(ren) during the workshop. Seating for parents/guardians available. Please arrive a little early as we begin promptly at 10 AM.

This event is free. Donations are always welcome!

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Blue Door Art Center is proud to be a grantee of with funding made possible by Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

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Hudson Valley Kids Macaroni KID
Westchester Family Magazine
Living Arts in Westchester

01/07/2024
🥳 THANKS to all who made it to the opening reception of our 2024 Pop-Up Exhibition featuring Mary Hardiman (), Lee Romer...
01/06/2024

🥳 THANKS to all who made it to the opening reception of our 2024 Pop-Up Exhibition featuring Mary Hardiman (), Lee Romero ( ), Dennis Shelton (.artist) and Diane Falcone ()! 🤩

Be sure to catch this Pop-Up Exhibition while it lasts! Last day for viewing will be next Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.

See a collection of drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and prints and toast the new year with exciting new works by these local artists!

Blue Door Gallery hours:
🕒 THU & FRI 3-6 pm
🕐 SATURDAY 1-6pm

For private viewing requests, please contact us at [email protected].

There’s nothing like seeing the colors, textures and depth of these works in person but if you’re unable to make it to us, this show is also available for view and purchase on our website, www.BlueDoorArtCenter.org 💻.

✔️ Keep up to date about upcoming open art calls, exhibitions, workshops, events and more by joining our newsletter mailing list on our website, BlueDoorArtCenter.org (SIGN UP button on bottom of home page).

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Behind the scenes installation of our 2024 kick-off Pop-up Exhibition featuring: MARY HARDIMAN (), LEE ROMERO ( ), DENNI...
01/06/2024

Behind the scenes installation of our 2024 kick-off Pop-up Exhibition featuring: MARY HARDIMAN (), LEE ROMERO ( ), DENNIS SHELTON (.artist) and DIANE FALCONE () at the Blue Door Art Center!

Opening Reception: TODAY, Saturday, January 6, 1 - 6pm

All Welcome! Exhibition Dates: Jan. 4 - 13, 2023

See a collection of drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and prints and toast the new year with the artists. Light refreshments served.

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😍 TODAY, kick-off 2024 in a big way by attending our New Year’s Pop-up Exhibition featuring: Mary Hardiman, Lee Romero, ...
01/06/2024

😍 TODAY, kick-off 2024 in a big way by attending our New Year’s Pop-up Exhibition featuring: Mary Hardiman, Lee Romero, Dennis Shelton and Diane Falcone at the Blue Door Art Center!

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6, 1 - 6pm

All Welcome! Exhibition Dates: Jan. 4 - 13, 2023

See a collection of drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and prints and toast the new year with the artists. Light refreshments served.

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🗣️🎨 2 MORE DAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK 🎨❗️CALL FOR ARTISTS • 14th Annual Artist Members Juried Exhibition & CompetitionDead...
01/06/2024

🗣️🎨 2 MORE DAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK 🎨❗️

CALL FOR ARTISTS • 14th Annual Artist Members Juried Exhibition & Competition

Deadline: Sunday, January 7, 2024

Exhibition Dates: January 20, 2024 to February 24, 2024

Artist-Members of the Blue Door Art Center will have an opportunity to display their work in this special juried members-only exhibition. We will be handing out awards! “Best in Show” will receive a $100 cash prize and a ribbon, four other winners will receive recognition, bragging rights and a prize ribbon. We are pleased to announce that we will award a cash prize from the Hudson Valley Arts Association. If you are not yet a member, this is a great time to join or renew your membership to be part of this exciting, community gallery and to have all benefits of membership.

15th ANNUAL BDAC ARTIST-MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION

You may submit up to four (4) pieces. Maximum framed artwork size - 24” x 36”.
• Sculpture no heavier than 100 lbs.
• All media accepted, and can be listed as either For Sale or Not for Sale.
• All work for sale will have a 25% commission to BDAC.
In Gallery Exhibition Hanging Fee $25 per piece.
Online Exhibition Participation Fee $10 per piece
• All artists are guaranteed to show at least one piece work.

Please remember, your membership needs to be current (memberships are valid for one year since the calendar date of payment).

Submission instructions:
Use our standard upload form Submission form (🔗 LINK in BIO).
Please have all of your files, dimensions, and descriptions ready.
Renew or get a NEW MEMBERSHIP on our website or send a check for $60 made out to Blue Door Art Center to:
Blue Door Art Center
5 Hudson Street
Yonkers, NY 10701

If you have larger work or questions ask Michele [email protected]

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Kick-off 2024 in a big way by attending our New Year’s Pop-up Exhibition featuring: Mary Hardiman, Lee Romero, Dennis Sh...
01/03/2024

Kick-off 2024 in a big way by attending our New Year’s Pop-up Exhibition featuring: Mary Hardiman, Lee Romero, Dennis Shelton and Diane Falcone at the Blue Door Art Center!

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6, 1 - 6pm

All Welcome! Exhibition Dates: Jan. 4 - 13, 2023

See a collection of drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and prints and toast the new year with the artists. Light refreshments served.

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WISHING YOU GOOD HEALTH, JOY, PROSPERITY AND AN ABUNDANCE OF CREATIVITY! Cheers to the new year!💙
01/01/2024

WISHING YOU GOOD HEALTH, JOY, PROSPERITY AND AN ABUNDANCE OF CREATIVITY! Cheers to the new year!

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12/31/2023

This is the LAST weekend for the Grand Holiday Illumination!! 4:30-8pm
The last night will be January 1st. The garden will be closed on New Years Day, then will be OPEN for the last night of the Grand Holiday Illumination.

Free entrance!
Free parking!
Free hot chocolate!

Posted  •  Another consideration for the upcoming “call for artists” at the BlueDoor Art Center.   Stay tuned for  .    ...
12/31/2023

Posted • Another consideration for the upcoming “call for artists” at the BlueDoor Art Center. Stay tuned for . #12”x 24”

It’s   😍! THANK YOU to every creative who participated and shared your works with us in our monthly, online   ! Our mont...
12/29/2023

It’s 😍! THANK YOU to every creative who participated and shared your works with us in our monthly, online ! Our monthly prompts are a chance for everyone near and far, enthusiasts and professionals alike, to challenge and develop your skills and styles as well as share your art works with us and each other.

🎨 December’s art challenge prompt was CREATIVE FACES. Here are the features:

• Jo(hana)
• Emma H.
• Deborah Ryan
• Deb Quinn .lensscape.photos
• Tian T-Herendeen

Please check out these creatives’ works and their pages! 🙌

❗️NEW ANNOUNCEMENT - as of of next month’s (opening on Sunday, January 7th), Blue Door will choose 1 art piece that we will print and display in our gallery window. All monthly challenge participants will be eligible for this prize. Details to follow. For enquirers about our monthly art challenges, please email [email protected]. Stay tuned and please share this EXCITING NEWS❗️

Remember, the creative field is open to ALL. 🙌

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