- Ellie Balk, President
- Wendy Jones, Co-Vice President
- Kennis Baptiste, Co-Vice President
- Erica Kermani, Secretary
- Ken Stokes, Treasurer
- Savitri Nguyen, Major Gifts Officer
- Valerie Williams
- Doug Newton
- Joshua Stulman
- Michael Miller
South Of the Navy Yard Artists
P.O. Box 380558
Brooklyn, NY 11238
by appointment: 347-766-9270 Members Application & SONYA Events Registration
South Of the Navy Yard Artists, (SONYA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of visual artists living, creating, and/or exhibiting in the Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, and Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
In the belief that art and community nurture each other, our mission is to recognize, support, and celebrate the visual arts and artists within our community by bringing people together in an environment that encourages exploration, dialogue and enjoyment of the visual arts.
South Of the Navy Yard Artists, (SONYA) was founded in 1999 by Kathleen Hayek, D. Lammie Hanson, and GG Stankiewicz, out of a need to exhibit local artwork. Initially a small group of 19 members, SONYA has grown substantially and continues to reach out to artists in our community.
The membership of SONYA is as diverse as Brooklyn itself. Our group consists of emerging artists, mid-career artists, art lovers, teaching professionals, and local businesses.
The SONYA Studio Stroll has developed into our signature annual event. The Studio Stroll occurs every spring and showcases the working artists of our community.
SONYA continues to offer several exhibitions, studio tours, education events, and public programs. We are an active participant in our community, partnering with other local community groups, such as: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Myrtle Ave Revitaliztion Project, (MARP), Fulton Area Businesses (FAB), Pratt Area Community Council (PACC), and many more.
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