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BAFFA Exhibit Painter Illustrates Both Talent & Charity

Artist is donating a portion of sales to Sayville-based hurricane relief effort.

Eileen Palmer's beautiful paintings are currently exhibited and for sale as part of the Women Sharing Art BAFFA gallery exhibit in Sayville which closes this Sunday.

Palmer has sold two of her acrylic paint and pen pieces during the month-long show and will donate $100 for each one sold to the Sayville Chamber Hurricane Relief efforts.

Palmer is a mixed media artist, working in mosaics, jewelry metals and painting. The exhibit's last open days are Saturday and Sunday with hours from noon to 4 p.m.

"I am retired and live in St. James with my husband and two college aged children," Palmer explained to Patch. "My husband John grew up in Sayville and we both enjoy sailing on the Great South Bay, thus the inspiration for my series of Sayville paintings."

Palmer, who is also a student at Harvard University working toward a Masters Degree in Museum Studies, said the donation aspect is her way of giving back to the community.

"I did some volunteer work with them back in November and was awed by the dedication and generosity of of the Sayville community. This is my attempt - in a small way- to 'pay it forward.'"

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