From June 16 to June 30 ArtBridge presents Arts on Amboy — a showcase of 38 Staten Island artists in 11 local businesses, sponsored by Councilmember Joseph Borelli. Click here to read our curatorial statement.

 

Instagram Contest

We’ll be giving away more than $1,500 in gift certificates to these 11 businesses, via an Instagram contest. Details are here.

Opening Reception

Venues

Artists

All artwork is for sale, with 100% of proceeds going to the artist. Sales inquiries: amboy@art-bridge.org or 917-720-5742.

Anna Nadler

Location: Richmond Valley Vet

Anna Nadler was born in Kaliningrad, Russia. After immigrating to New York as a teenager, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in illustration from FIT. She specializes in children’s book illustration, fashion illustration, and greeting cards.

Annette Marten

Location: Richmond Valley Vet

Annette Marten is talented in many mediums, including oil, watercolor, collage, and printmaking. Among her most notable achievements was a first prize for her watercolor, POPPY AND ME in the 1999 International Year of Older Persons.

Anthony Ancona

Location: Mike’s Bike Shop

Anthony Ancona was born and raised in Staten Island. He works for the Staten Island Justice Center for court innovation and runs an art program for youths as well as adults. He is passionate about spreading awareness of social issues like the drug epidemic.

Antoinette Noonan

Location: B&E Pub

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A Pastry Chef and adventure travel enthusiast, Anotinette has an English B.A. from Fordham and a Grand Diplome from the International Culinary Center. Whether she is hiking the Inca Trail, camera in hand, or creating new desserts, spatula in hand, you can be sure that life will never be boring.

Arina Ignatova

Locations: Don Cesar’s

Arina Ignatova is a 17-year-old artist currently living in Staten Island. In the future she plans on continuing art as a hobby and exploring different mediums such as watercolor, ink, and digital painting.

Arlene Chua

Location: Don Cesar’s

Arlene Chua is a cookie artist specializing in creating “keepsake cookies.” She has been featured in Satin Ice International Sugar Artist Carnival Collaboration, Cookie Connection’s Practice Bakes Perfect Challenges, and in Top 10 Cookies.

Ashshahid Muhammad

Location: Steph’s Creative Corner

Ashshahid Muhammad is from Staten Island. Through his experiences of homelessness and addiction, he engages with topics like drugs, bullying, guns, gangs, and jails. He wants to use art to help educate the youth.

Bill Murphy

Location: Richmond Valley Vet

Bill Murphy was born on Staten Island. His work is included in The British Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, and The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, among others.

Chris Spollen

Location: Richmond Valley Vet

Chris Spollen is an award-winning illustrator. His work has been showcased at the Staten Island Museum, the Museum of American Illustration New York, and most recently in the acclaimed Robot Show at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Cody Prez

Location: I Got Balls

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Cody Prez Nelson is a Staten Island native who excels as a fully seasoned visual street/visual artist with 25 years of practice. He likes to work in mix media and enjoys different genres of practice.

Daniel Iemola

Location: Aunt Butchies

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Daniel is a native of Staten Island. He is fascinated by people and likes to preserve memories and capture life’s moments. He tries to incorporate emotion in his photography, both from the subject and his personal experiences.

David W Nickelsen

Location: Don Cesar’s

David Nickelsen was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and has lived in Great Kills since 1985. He enjoys cooking, painting and is a huge New York Met’s fan.

Davon Campbell

Location: Suave Barber Shop

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Davon Campbell is a Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Staten Island. He specializes in digital art, acrylic/oil painting, wall murals and hand-painted custom wearables.

Dawn Fishman Vollaro

Location: New Horizon

Dawn Fishman Vollaro is trying to live a creative life while being a full-time HS Math Teacher and full-time mom to a wonderful 5 year old son.

Debra Young

Location: Richmond Valley Vet

Debbie was born on Staten Island and has been painting and drawing most of her life. She recently became interested in Mosaic art and has focused on creating with glass.

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Location: B&E Pub

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Frank Liquori

Location: Suave Barber Shop

Frank Liquori is a full time tattooer and an aspiring pinstriping artist. He feels in his element with a paintbrush in his hand.

Fritz (Steven) Weiss

Location: Don Cesar’s

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Fritz (Steven) Weiss has for over 40 years been working as an artist, poet, photographer, engraver, curator, gallery and artist manager and an arts educator.

Jennifer Seggio

Location: Kids N Shape

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Born and raised on Staten Island, Jen has pursued art her entire life, taking art classes at Snug Harbor as a youth, and eventually earning a BFA in Illustration from FIT. She writes and illustrates her own children’s books, and is open for commissions.

Jessica Kydd

Location: Kids ‘N Shape

Jessica Kydd likes to make paintings about her family and herself.

Jill Hynes

Location: Aunt Butchies

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Jill Hynes was born and raised in Staten Island. She enjoys capturing the beauty of nature through photography.

John G Hynes

Location: Aunt Butchies

John was born and raised in Staten Island, and works at Richmond Valley Veterinary Practice. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Woodstock NY and Las Cruces New Mexico. His painting “Diana” is in the private collection of Princess Diana’s personal secretary.  

Josue Mendez

Location: Kids N Shape

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Josue is a 23-year-old self taught artist. He likes working on acrylic paintings, calligraphy, portraits, graffiti, and murals. He also conducts art workshops for kids and is in charge scenery for many local plays.

Keri Sheheen

Location: I Got Balls

Keri was born and raised in Staten Island. She wears many different hats as a printmaker, book designer, sculptor, animator, and muralist. You can see her murals around St. George and Stapleton.

Lee Sobag

Location: Kids N Shape

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Maria Myagkova

Location: Buds & Blooms

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Maria was born in Moscow and enjoys sculpting, drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, and embroidery. She has participated in many galleries such as the OOAK in Moscow. Many of her dolls are currently in private collections.

Marie Melloy

Location: Buds & Blooms

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Marie is a Staten island-based artist who enjoys making watercolor on Yupo paper, which employs the freedom of rendition of colors.

Michael Ormond

Location: I Got Balls

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Mike was born in Brooklyn and has been living in Staten Island forthe past 20 years. For the past 40 years he has been painting graffiti style medium.

Missy Brown

Location: Aunt Butchies

Missy Brown is a painter living and working as a makeup artist for the past 8 years. She is currently taking classes at FIT to learn how to make handbags and hopes to incorporate her love for painting into her handbag designs.

Nicholas Mundy

Location: Kids ‘N Shape

Nicholas is an immigration attorney who has developed a love for photography and the beauty of the borough of Staten Island since moving here 15 years ago. He enjoys taking pictures of the natural beauty found in often unseen areas of Staten Island.

Palma Mingozzi

Location: Kids ‘N Shape

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Originals, Framed.

Paul landgraf

Location: Richmond Valley Vet

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Raquel Serafino

Location: B&E Pub

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Raquel is a native of Staten Island. She is the owner of RaqStarArt, an online art store. Her work has been featured in several exhibits in Manhattan and Philadelphia.

Rebecca Ann Seder

Location: Kids ‘N Shape

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Rebecca has lived on Staten Island since she was 3 years old. She started painting after it was recommended as a form of physical therapy for severe psoriatic arthritis.

Renee Kroeker

Location: Kids ‘N Shape

Renee has lived and worked in Staten Island for 18 years. Her background combines theatre arts, social work, and elementary/special education. She is a certified yoga teacher and is currently teaching Movement to students at Lavelle Prep Charter school.

Sally Sitro

Location: B&E Pub

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Sally is a native New Yorker and works part-time at an award-winning architecture firm in New Dorp. When not at ‘work’, she likes to pursue her true passion — creating art, painting in the Impressionist and Cubist styles.

Sam Cillo

Location: Kids N Shape

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Sam Cillo is a 25 year old artist and designer from Staten Island. She graduated with degrees in Digital Media and Studio Art at Marist college in 2015 and now works in advertising.

Vincent Hawley

Richmond Valley Vet

Vincent Hawley has been creating unique pieces of metal sculpture and jewelry since 2002. He currently works out of his studio in NYC and continues to travel to Florence to teach.