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September 2019

  • FB posts/giveaways

October 2019

  • Basketry workshop at the View . canceled

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

  • Members exhibit
  • Standards training - OMH BOCES & OHC BOCES (canceled due to low enrollment)

February 2020

March 2020

  • Secondary/Intermediate Beaver lake Student show
  • Zentangle workshop celebrating YAM CANCELED
  • YAM Portfolio Project

April 2020

  • Elementary Beaver lake Student show 
  • Lesson Plan Exchange & Color Your Own Bag Workshop in person -CANCELED - ONLINE Workshop 
  • Fold it up 
  • Printmaking 

May 2020

  • Fenimore Visit - CANCELED
  • ONLINE Workshop
  • Fold it up
  • Printmaking 

June 2020

  • Intuitive Painting workshop
  • Region 3 Officers Meeting 

July 2020

  • Oil and Marble Book study

August 2020 



September 2018

  • Region 3 Facebook - Back to School Discussion/Showcase 
  • Region 3 Pinwheels for Peace Celebration

October 2018

  • Members show
  • 10 x 10 workshop

November 2018

  • STEAM Playground (Canceled)
  • Conference

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

  • STEAM Playground

March 2019

  • Beaver Lake Intermediate Show
  • Clay Meets Glass Workshop

April 2019

  • Beaver Lake Elementary Show

May 2019

June 2019

  • Region 3 Meeting and Dinner

July 2019

  • GOLDEN Artist Colors OPEN workshop & Tour
  • Screen Printing workshop
  • Book study: The Last Painting of Sara DeVos

August 2019


September 2017

October 2017

  • Fall Meeting/Tour - Wellin Art Museum: Oct 14
  • Collaboration, Community, Creativity workshop on October 27

November 2017

  • Fenimore Visit: November 4
  • NYSATA Annual Conference in Binghamton 

December 2017

January 2018 

  • Region 3 Teacher Spotlights 
  • Empty Bowl workshop, Syracuse

February 2018

  • Workweek Hustle Challenge

March 2018

  • #MakeArtMonday
  • Beaver Lake Student Show, Intermediate
  • YAM Celebration, Wellin Art Museum

April 2018

  • Beaver Lake Elementary Show

May 2018

  • Full STEAM Ahead workshop

June 2018

  • GOLDEN artist colors workshop & tour

July 2018

  • Book study

August 2018 

  • Book study
  • Everson Tour


September 2016

  • MWPAI Teacher night: Sept. 9
  • Cazenovia College Teacher night: Sept. 30

October 2016

  • Fall Meeting & Workshop: October 1  
  • Ruth and Elmer Wellin Art Museum  9-2pm

November 2016

  • November 12: Creating Fun Bracelets, HerkimerCSD
  • NYSATA Conference: Albany 

December 2016

January 2017

  • Visual Journaling Challenge

February 2017

March 2017

  • Student Art: Naturally Show, Beaver Lake Nature Center
  • Herkimer YAM Show @ Bassett Healthcare
  • Educator workshop at the Everson Museum
  • Go Big at the Wellin Museum
  • MVCC Professional development
  • Reading Fragmented Imagery at MWPAI

April 2017

  • Art Naturally elementary exhibit in April 2017
  • Everson Museum, Syracuse: Meeting and Tour

May 2017

June 2017

  • Golden Artist colors Tour/workshop

July 2017

  • Book club: Bridal Chair

August 2017

  • Members Show
  • Book Club: Sunflowers



November 2015

  • NYSATA Conference: Rochester, NY

December 2015

  • Art Circles: December 15 4-6: West Canada CSD


January 2016

  • Visual Journal Challenge
  • Members Show: Region 3
    Opening Reception Jan. 9 2:30-4:30

February 2016

  • Art Circles Teacher/Student art show at MVCA

March 2016

  • Youth Art Month!  How do you celebrate?
  • YAM: Herkimer Country Art show @Bassett HealthCare
  • Skvarch Workshop:March 5th 10-1 @Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus
  • Beaver Lake Exhibit: Intermediate level: March 2, 5:30-6:30 Opening Reception
  • Dieu Donne Workshops @Wellin: March 5

April 2016

  • Beaver Lake Exhibit: Elementary level: April 10, 5:00-6:00 Opening Reception
  • Region Meeting @ MVCA in Little Falls: April 30 10-2pm

May 2016

  • A day at the View: May 21 10-3pm

June 2016

  • Fenimore: June 11  10-2:30
  • Golden Paints: June 27 10-3:30

July 2016

  • Everson visit: July 14 3:30-5:30
  • Region 3 show @SUNYpoly

August 2016

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Welcome to the NYSATA Region 3 Page!


Region 3 Area: Central
Counties of Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and St. Lawrence


Region 3 Leadership
Co-Chair/BOT Representative: Heather McCutcheon  [email protected]

Co-Chair/BOT Representative: Kristie Boisen [email protected]

Vice Chair: Jennifer Matott [email protected]
Secretary: Kathryn Alonso-Bergevin [email protected]
Treasurer: Gigina Long [email protected]

BOT Representative:  Lauren Nels [email protected] 

News and Events                                        

Book Club



To join us either click the Facebook group link to add to the group or email Heather with questions: [email protected] 



Intuitive Painting


  “Intuitive painting is an opportunity to explore the inner self through the creative process in a safe, critic free environment.”  ‘...Intuitive painting is becoming aware of your own unique creative process whilst releasing attachment to meaning, control, expertise or final product.’  

When was the last time you treated yourself to some time with your art making?  Gather with us for 2.5 hours of time dedicated to YOU.  You’ll be led by a guided meditation through the steps of freeing your hands, mind, and soul with paint.  We will round out the experience with a reflection and some closing thoughts.


Join us and free your hands, mind, and soul through paint...

Supplies List:

  • A quiet place to work with little, to no, distraction.  If you cannot find quiet, might I suggest the use of earbuds or headphones.

  • Sketchbook and pen/marker  for reflection following the work session.

  • An 18” x 24” canvas or watercolor paper.  While this size is recommended, it is not a deal breaker.  Some of us do not have the workspace to support such a large canvas, or may not have that on hand at the moment.  In this case, working on multiple smaller canvases or papers is fine. 

  • Acrylic paints.  I have used anything from Open Acrylics to craft acrylics to Fluid Acrylics.  Use what you have. If you don’t have acrylics, you can substitute in any medium of your choice.  Just be mindful that you want a medium that will allow you to work freely.  

  • Brushes.  It’s always nice to have a variety of brushes.

  • Large palette.  I’ve used white paper plates, plexiglass, or even a piece of cardboard.  (I say large, because the lid of a sour cream container is too small for this project.)

  • Paper towels, baby wipes, or a rag

  • Water container

  • Apron

Optional items:  

  • scrap 2” x 2” squares of matt board

  • blow dryer/heat gun

  • Cell phone to record images throughout the process. 

  • Spray bottle of water

  • Candle with a calming scent or essential oil diffuser


Cost: Free for Region 3 members and $10 for non-members

RSVP to: [email protected] with your payment choice 


Congratulations 2019 Region 3 Award Winners
Special Citation Award-Business or Institution:

Beaver Lake Nature Center

COLDEN Artist Colors, Inc.

Region 3 Art Educator of the Year: Kathryn Alonso-Bergevin

If you would like to host a Region 3 event please email us!!

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