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ArtSouthampton 2016

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ArtSouthampton Founder Nick Korniloff poses for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton















































Robert Chaloner President of Southampton Hospital poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at ArtSouthampton














































ArtSouthampton Artist Kevin Berlin poses for a photo-op with a bevy of beautiful models wearing his signature Top Hat







































































Model Lucy CI Miller, Artist Kevin Berlin and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art Southampton















































ArtSouthampton Founder Nick Korniloff and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton






































Art Southampton Kevin Berlin's Model Lucy CI Miller poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane













































ArtSouthampton - TV Host Cognac Wellerlane chats with Shark Tank Host Kevin O'Leary at ArtSouthampton about his Art Work


















































































































































































































































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Art Southampton - TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo op in front of Adrien Brody's Painting entitled "Hooked"

















































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op in front of a sculpture made of small time pieces at Art Southampton










Art Southampton, Christie’s International Real Estate, and participating galleries invited Platinum VIP cardholders and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive first view of the highly anticipated Art Southampton fair with a cocktail reception benefiting the Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Hospital. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served to all that supported the event.  The event took place on opening night July 7th from  7:30pm - 10pm

Throughout the weekend many events took place including Friday evening The New York Academy of Art presenting “Call of the Wild”, a special exhibition co-curated by Brooke Shields and Academy President David Kratz. The show featured paintings and sculptures by Academy alumni, which focused on the natural world and the animal kingdom.

Artists featured: Dina Brodsky, Benjamin Craig, Claire Cushman, Alexandra Finkelchtein, Shauna Finn, Angela Gram, Alonsa Guevara, Loretta Mae Hirsch, Aliene de Souza Howell, Jake Ingram, Sara Issakharian, Lani Kennefick, Maria Kozak, Will Kurtz, John O’Reilly, Elliot Purse, Nicolas V. Sanchez, Susan Siegel, Hannah Stahl, Nikki Vail

SHARK TANK HOST & LIFETIME PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST, KEVIN O’LEARY’S INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION: “IRRECONCILABLE IMAGES” Presented by Gallery Valentine presented his lifetime of rare photos.

All proceeds from sales will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (www.pjcf.org) and Teenage Entrepreneurs.

After a phenomenally successful fourth edition, Art Southampton, the premier international contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons, returned to present amazing art from  July 7 – 11, at the height of the summer social and cultural season. Art Southampton is the most important destination for acquiring the finest investment quality works of contemporary and modern art along with design. The fair quickly has become the ‘can’t miss’ event of the summer for all serious collectors, museum professionals, curators, interior designers and art enthusiasts to acquire works from more than 60 leading international galleries.

Art Southampton’s unique ambience and design is unrivaled by any other art fair in the Hamptons. The elegant, air conditioned Pavilion will showcase emergent, cutting edge and modern works, along with a focus on design, paintings, photography, prints, drawings, video art, sculpture, and indoor and outdoor curated projects of the highest quality. 

The fair is located on the world-renowned pastoral grounds of Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton. Art Southampton’s ample on-site complimentary parking and convenient hours made this ‘can’t miss’ fair accommodating even for guests who are visiting the fair and the Hamptons just for the day.



















ACADEMY AWARD WINNER AND ARTIST, ADRIEN BRODY was unable to attend but his sencond series, "HOOKED" which calls upon the viewer to find light in a dark world through a collection of lively, colorful painted fish, in conjunction with Benrimon Projects was also presented at ArtSouthampton.


For more information please visit http://www.art-southampton.com


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C Fine Art & The White Room Gallery Opening Reception: Saturday July 2nd, 6-8 pm

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White Room Gallery Owner Artist Sally R. Breen stands in front of her Painting















































White Room Galley Artist Melissa Hin poses for a photo-op in front of her painting













































CFine Art Gallery Owner Cheryl Sokolow and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op in front of one of CFine Art Sculptures at The White Room Gallery Reception in Bridgehampton on 4th of July Weekend







































































































































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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses with Artist Melissa Hin on 4th of July Weekend


























Artists William Quigley, George Schulman and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art Show Reception at TheWhite Room Gallery in Bridgehampton














































TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane, Artist George Schulman and Debra Rothberg pose for a photo-op at Art Show Reception at TheWhite Room Gallery in Bridgehampton














































TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane, Artist George Schulman and Debra Rothberg pose for a photo-op at Art Show Reception at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton














































White Room Gallery Co-Owner and Curator Andrea McCafferty and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Art Show Reception at TheWhite Room Gallery in Bridgehampton














































White Room Gallery Artist Beth Barry and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Art Show Reception at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton













































White Room Gallery Co -Owner Artist Sally R. Breen poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the White Room Gallery on July 2nd in Bridgehampton, NY


 







C Fine Art & The White Room Gallery
Opening Reception:

Saturday July 2nd, 6-8 pm

In ‘Off the Wall’, Cheryl Sokolow represented an exciting roster of internationally recognized artists, including Kevin Barrett, John Van Alstine, Isobel Folb Sokolow, Norman Mooney and Rogan Brown.   They participated with sculpture and wall reliefs of all sizes. Each artist fabricates his/her work with a discernible yearning, one that reaches far beyond the boundaries of their chosen material revealing a unique visual language which engages the viewer on a variety of levels.

The White Room Gallery brought paintings by Beth Barry, Melissa Hin and Sally Breen ‘On the Wall’.  With abstract sensibility, each painter defines the illusion of space in their own personal way capturing nature’s exquisite light and atmosphere with its many colors and textures.
Artists:

OFF THE WALL: Norman Mooney - Kevin Barrett - John Von Alstine (Also on view: Isobel Folb Sokolow, Rogan Brown)

ON THE WALL: Melissa Hin - Beth Barry - Sally Breen



Sally Breen has long taken her inspiration from the beauty of the ocean. Living in Water Mill, NY, the artist draws on the continual change of light and the reflection from the water surrounding her. Ms. Breen’s lyrical, contemporary paintings capture the very essence of light and water and are transformative for both the artist and viewer. The artist is able to capture the enormity of the sky and the expanse of the ocean on canvas, while conveying the moods of the moment. Her paintings are a powerful metaphor for all that is beautiful, changing and hard to contain in life.

Ms. Breen also served as a gallerist at The Gallery, Sag Harbor, an experience that convinced her she preferred art creation to art business. However, seeing a need for a main street gallery that can give artists a platform, she has become a partner in The White Room Gallery.

In the past her entrepreneurial spirit led her to found The Local Art Rag, the East End’s Guide to local artists and musicians, with her partner Daniel Schoenheimer, which ran for five years. Earlier in her varied career, includes computer graphics, print making, gouache painting; and even one-of-a-kind silk-screened tee shirts sold at Thompson Square Park back in the day.

Ms. Breen’s contemporary style is informed by her intuitive and reflective approach to the subject, yet Ms. Breen has a very solid classical training in the arts. She received her BFA from Syracuse University and took post-graduate classes at the New York Academy of Art. She also has studied at as varied institutions as the Corcoran, the Torpedo Factory, SUNY Purchase and NYU.


Melissa Hin's emphasis in Fine Art is in exploring the expression of emotion through the use of pure color and composition. Utilizing the complexity of applying / throwing a multitude of colors layer upon layer. Each color dominating various parts of the whole until the painting is finally complete. What each color represents is left to the interpretation of the viewer. It can represent a feeling, an opinion, an emotion, a part of society or culture. Each entity in itself a thing of beauty and when combined a compelling part of the whole.

Artist Beth Barry reveals, "When I first flew in an airplane, I was struck by the color, shapes and shadows created by the light from the sun.  The sun influenced everything, infusing the already rich palette of the landscapes and seascapes with what felt like a supernatural light.  As the plane moved, the images seemed to move as well.  The shapes bounced and swayed in their own rhythmic way.

This was all very exciting to me and the experience has informed my artwork ever since.  Light, color and movement are basic elements of all of my paintings.  My work has also been strongly influenced by the coastline of Massachusetts.  I grew up there and have always felt tremendous happiness and excitement at the beach.

Pleasure is a large part of my process and a critical part of the finished piece.  My paintings are places of happiness."

For more info on Art Shows, Art Receptions and Red Carpet Events keep reading cognac's Corner Magazine.

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Arthampton

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Arthamptons - Art Gallery Owner Cheryl Sokolow  poses for a photo-op with Cognac Wellerlane and Patricia Parenti
































































































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Arthampton TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Artist George Schulman














































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Artist Dave Rogers at Arthampton













































Arthampton TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Artist Tom Smith



I was happy to interview three very well known artist at Arthamptons


C Fine Art specializes in the acquisition and placement of large-scale, outdoor and indoor sculpture and sculptural works.

C fine Art represents and exhibit the work of established, International artists with a focus on formal abstraction in sculpture, sculptural works and painting.

C Fine Art specializes in facilitating both residential and commercial, site-specific commissions and curating compelling, exhibitions of larger scale.

C Fine Art is the founder and creator of the exhibition series UNCOMMON GROUND I, II & III -- a season long, outdoor sculpture exhibition in Bridgehampton, NY -- which has become an integral part of the Hamptons' cultural programming while making large, outdoor sculpture accessible to the community.

C Fine Art provides estimate reports for existing collections and offers consulting and advisory services to both individual and corporate clients.

Owner Cheryl Sokolow has over 15 years experience in the art business. She has both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Art History.

FOR APPOINTMENT OR INQUIRY PLEASE CONTACT:

    Cheryl Sokolow, Principal
    Mobile: (646) 594-7583
    csculptures@gmail.com

Artist George Schulman also presented his fine art and you can see more of his collection at the Lawrence Fine Art Gallery in East Hampton.

George Schulman's wildly exuberant, colorful and kinetic paintings take the viewer on a roller coaster ride in and out of the pictorial plane. Viewed from one perspective, they look like Candy Land-like maps of a fantasy place.


Their inspiration and construction come from a variety of places.  Schulman is the son of a seamstress and tailor, and his forms seem to mimic zippers, buttons and the detritus of a NYC sweat shop. Artistic inspiration includes Valazquez, Seurat, of course Matisse,  long-time mentor and colleauge Knox Martin but also the many Street artists Schulman got to know in the 80s and 90s.


Lawrence Fine Art featured Schulman's art as part of its "New Voices" exhibition, July 2015.


Schulman lives and works on Long Island, New York.


Lawrence Fine Art was established by Howard Shapiro

After 20 years on Wall Street and nearly as long as a collector, Howard Shapiro decided to make a business out of his passion for fine art. His goal is to place quality, well-priced works of American and International art in the hands of discerning collectors and homeowners. He generally focuses on American Impressionism, tonalism, early modernism and WPA, as well as select international movements such as L'ecole de Paris or Latin American surrealism. He works with collectors and decorators. He also provides art consultation services, framing, conservation and restoration services.

Mr. Shapiro is a graduate of Yale University, cum laude. He worked for, among others, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

For more information please visit http://www.lawrence-fine-arts.com

Also I was happy to meet Art Gallery Owner Tom Smith from Kidder + Smith Gallery.

His artwork was so innovative and Hollywood inspired.

Take a look at his website at http://www.kiddersmithgallery.net/

Next is another favorite of mine Artist Dave Rogers presented his artwork for the first time at Arthampton.

Rogers a 14 year veteran of the US Army who served in Iraq (1990-91), Bosnia (1997), as a first responder at the World Trade Center (2001) and homeland security in New York (2002-2004), is a New York based Neo-POP sculptor, painter, installation artist and independent curator, who has shown his work nationally in such areas NY, Miami, NJ and CT and also internationally in such countries as China, Korea, Germany, England, France, Mongolia, Switzerland and Spain.

His works are in several private and public collections, as well as having been displayed in Museums, National Libraries, Universities and Cultural Centers, as well as several art fairs including Miami Basel, Toronto Love Art Fair, and the Korea and Hong Kong Affordable Art Fairs. Rogers belongs to The Guild of American paper cutters, the Art and Oil Painting Associations of Jiangmen China, The Huntington and Patchogue Arts Councils, and Studio Montclair, NJ. His work has been featured in Long Island, Miami, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Dominican Republic newspapers and magazines as well as on News 12 and Fios1 Long Island, Miami TV, and Guangdong Television in China.

For more info please visit http://www.artspace.org


Art Hamptons is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which produces Art Aspen, Art Hamptons, Houston Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, and the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. For more information about Urban’s art and design fairs, visit the following websites:

Art Hamptons: June 23-26, 2016 | www.arthamptons.com
Art Aspen: August 4-7, 2016 | www.art-aspen.com
Houston Fine Art Fair: Sep. 29-Oct. 2, 2016 | www.houstonfineartfair.com
SOFA CHICAGO: November 3-6, 2016 | www.sofaexpo.com
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair: February 16-19, 2017 | www.palmspringsfineartfair.com

About Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events. Urban serves seven industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. www.urban-expo.com

About Clarion Events
Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now delivers more than 200 events in over 20 countries.  www.clarionevents.com and www.olympia-art-antiques.com

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Red Carpet events in Long Island, Manhattan and the Hamptons

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25A Magazine VIP Hosted A VIP Party and a Meet and Greet with Famous Artist Peter Max at LaMantia Gallery

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Peter Max Meet and Greet VIP Party  Art Gallery Owner James LaMantia and Cognac Wellerlane



















































































































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at LaMantia Gallery for a Meet and Greet with Artist Peter Max









































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Peter Max Meet and Greet VIP Party Cognac Chrstopher Pape, James LaMantia and Chase Backer













































Peter Max Meet and Greet VIP Party Cognac Chrstopher Pape, James LaMantia, Tracy Stern and Chase Backer














































Joy Marks and Cognac Wellerlane at LaMantia Art Gallery for Meet and Greet with Artist Peter Max












































Publisher Chase Backer on the Cover - Art by Peter Max



























































Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op in front of Peter Max Poster - Photo by Tracy Stern










25A Magazine VIP Hosted A VIP Party and a Meet and Greet with Famous Artist Peter Max  at LaMantia Gallery in Northport Long Island on June 22, 2016

One of the most famous of all living artist's, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.

Peter Max has painted for six U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in Presidential Libraries and in U.S. Embassies. Max has painted our Lady Liberty annually since America's Bicentennial and in 2000 a collage of his Liberties adorned over 145 million Verizon phone books.

Max has been named an official artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He has also been Official Artist of 5 Super Bowls, World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby.

In 2002 Abrams Books publishes what would become one of the best-selling art books ever!   "The Art Of Peter Max"

His art has flown the skies on a Continental Airlines Boeing 777 Jet. His art installations include an amazing 600-ft stage for the Woodstock Music Festival, a giant mural for the Winter Olympics and 10-ft guitars for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

For more information please visit
http://petermax.com/

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in red carpet events in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons.

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Luxury Design Enthusiasts Flock To Opening Night Of The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair

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Cindy Lou Wakefield and Founder Rick Friedman poses for a photo-op on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair

























TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Founder Rick Friedman on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair




































Scott Howe President of Arf Hamptons poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Werlane on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair
















































Cindy Lou Wakefield and Founder Rick Friedman poses for a photo-op on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair










































Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host  Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair













































Architect and Interior Designer Glen Gissler poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair













































 Debra Rothberg, Designer Glen Gessler and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair




















Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair



















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Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair







The Opening Night Preview of the Hamptons Contemporary Design and Décor Fair proved a fabulous success as Hamptonites flocked the 160+ exhibitor pavilion to experience the latest in luxury design aesthetic from an international array of architects, designers, interior and exterior state-of-the-art manufacturers and one-of-a-kind artisans.


The Opening Night Preview was hosted by Architectural Digest (AD) and benefited the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF). The AD host committee included luminaries of the design world including Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Chesie Breen, Thom Filicia, who adopted a dog from ARF,  Alexa Hampton, Celerie Kemble, Scott Nelson, Ann & John Pyne, Elizabeth Pyne, and Vicente Wolf.


Fair founder Rick Friedman was joined by Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Scheiderman, ARF Board Member Alex Papachristidis, and Southampton School District Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Dyno for the ribbon cutting of the first luxury design fair ever held in the Hamptons. Other notables in attendance included Cindy Lou Wakefield, AD Publisher Giulio Capua, Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber, art dealer Arne Glimcher, designer Marshall Watson, HC&G power ladies Marianne Howatson and Pamela Eldridge, Dr. Lewis Feder, Rob Florio & Actress Tina Louise, Irma & Ken Herzog,, Dede & Shane  Gotthelf, Cheri Kaufman & Bill Schlight, Jesse Nash, Ilona & Jeff Roth, Roberta & Edgar von Schlossberg and Ziel & Helene Feldman among numerous.


Guests were entertained by the spins of DJ Marg and feted with delights by Cheffe Collette of the Inn Spot on the Bay. Along with cocktails and champagne, the evening featured Robert DiNero’s endorsed VDKA 6100 and Cheech Marin’s Tres Papalote Mezcal.


An extraordinary evening celebrating the bespoke luxury and design creativity that is pure Hamptons in support of ARF, who were onsite for the Opening Night Preview Party with over a dozen dogs and cats in their Mobile Adoption Center and one sweet pup found a home on opening night and there are adoption commitments for several others.

For more information please visit
http://hamptonscontemporary.com/

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Red Carpet Events in Manhattan, Lng Island and the Hamptons.


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Luxury Living Design Fair Hamptons Contemporary Debuts June 3–5, 2016 Architectural Digest to Host Opening-Night Benefit


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Art fair guru Rick Friedman will debut Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair at the Southampton Elks Fairgrounds (605 County Road 39) on June 3–5, 2016, bringing the first of its kind world-class international home and decor show to the Hamptons.

 

Nine years after creating the first and most successful art fair on the East End, ArtHamptons, Rick Friedman has turned his deft touch to design with Hamptons Contemporary. “After I sold the fine art fairs, I took inspiration from the landscape and luxury synonymous with Hamptons living to create a new experience. Art doesn’t have to be something that hangs on a wall—with Hamptons Contemporary, our canvas is the entire home and the paint is all of the elements that contribute to an artful environment. Visitors at this show will find it all at this new luxury fair,” said Friedman.

 

The 40,000-square-foot Hamptons Contemporary pavilion will showcase Friedman’s vision, as 160+ exhibitors 
(http://www.hamptonscontemporary.com/exhibitors)  have committed to Hamptons Contemporary. The fair will present luxury furniture and appliance manufacturers, one-of-a-kind artisan pieces, state-of-the-art pool and landscape design, home theater specialists, and more. Hamptons Contemporary will celebrate every aspect of luxury home decor and design, both interior and exterior.

 

The Friday, June 3 Opening-Night Preview, sponsored by Architectural Digest, will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF). The special opening-night host committee will include industry luminaries and friends of Architectural Digest and ARF, including Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Chesie Breen, Thom Filicia, Alexa Hampton, Celerie Kemble, Scott Nelson, Ann & John Pyne, Elizabeth Pyne, and Vicente Wolf. The evening will include a silent auction, featuring a limited edition lithograph by James Rosenquist, along with other donations from select exhibitors, to benefit ARF.

 

The show and additional auction items including a limited edition screen-print by Larry Rivers will also benefit the Southampton Education Foundation, which provides third-party financial support for scholarships and other valuable programs for the students and educators in the Southampton community.

 

The Douglas Elliman Hamptons Brunch by Design, featuring beautiful summer table settings by Vista Alegre, occurs on Sunday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm in the American Society of Interior Designers NY (ASID) North Garden Lounge and is by invitation only. Guests will mingle with distinguished ASID members, esteemed architects from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the leading Douglas Elliman real-estate professionals on the East End. The breathtaking table settings by Vista Alegre will be on display throughout the fair.  

 

Sylvester & Co. will be partnering with Pointed Leaf Press to bring in world-renowned authors in design and architecture for special book signing events at their booth. Featured Spotlight Exhibits are 30-minute interactive sessions, scheduled periodically throughout the weekend, and geared to inform fair-goers on the current state of the industry. Tour Time, a series of guided tours led by Hamptons-savvy ASID members, will bring attendees to unique design solutions at the fair. During Shop Talk sessions, also led by the ASID, members will discuss stimulating interior design-oriented topics in a roundtable setting. From the psychology of color, to preparing for summer guests, ASID’s design professionals will advise and inspire. These 30-minute sessions will be filled with usable tips and take-away value.

 

The show’s regional media sponsor is Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (HC&G) with additional media sponsors, including Hamptons, BeachLong Island PulseHamptons.comHamptons Beachouse25A Magazine, and the soon debuting Shelter–The Hamptons. Official sponsors includeDouglas Elliman Real EstateSub-Zero & WolfLynx GrillsCiuffo CabinetryCouture Outdoor, and Royal Botania. Participating sponsors include Health-Ade Kombucha Probiotic TeaAges EventsSylvester & Co., GunnStamford Tent & Event ServicesNEA Studio,Cambria, CallaheadBob’s BrandsThe Atlantic SouthamptonBarefoot Wine & BubblySag Harbor FloristHoney Bee Artisan Works,Southampton Social ClubDesigners & Builders Alliance of Long IslandSnack Factory Pretzel CrispsDragonfly Landscape Design,From Chef to Table, and Nicolock.  

 

Friday, June 3 | 5–8pm (Ticketed Opening VIP Preview to benefit ARF)
Saturday, June 4 | 10am–8pm
Sunday, June 5 | 10am–5pm

 

VIP PASS: $100 per couple, includes front-row parking or complimentary valet and exclusive invitation to the Opening-Night Preview party + reserved seating in the theater and early access to events.

 

DAY PASS: $20 per person

 

Please consider Hamptons Contemporary for pre-event coverage, events listings, and on your upcoming editorial assignment calendar. Rick Friedman is available for pre-fair and onsite interviews.

 

For Press Accreditation, Interview Inquires, and Press Fair Passes please contact:

John Wegorzewski 212-729-0834 / alchmyst@msn.com

Douglas MacKaye Harrington 631-375-1387 / ink.dmh@gmail.com

For more information, please contact: 
Tara Berkoski 
631-283-5505  ext.105 / email: Tara@show-hamptons.com

 

For more Hamptons Contemporary details, go to: www.hamptonscontemporary.com

 

Images Courtesy of Show-Hamptons

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Documentary Screening of Artist George Schulman at Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York

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Artist George Shulman poses for a  photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York
































































































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Documentary Screening of Artist George Schulman at Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York








Art experts and special guests came to a very special screening of a film documentary about Artist George Schulman on November 17, 2015. Presently over 80 paintings of Mr. George Schulman’s work are being exhibited at the Judaica Museum in the Temple Beth Sholom complex.


The exhibit is curated by Bat-Shiva Slavin at 401 Roslyn Road in Roslyn Heights, NY and will run until November 27, 2015 and represents what Schulman calls “Mapping,” the style that took him decades to achieve.


Beth Sholom in Rosyln, New York is a warm and dynamic conservative, egalitarian congregation committed to exploring and expressing their Jewish identities through spiritual, educational, and social moments of communal connection. A house of prayer, a house of learning, and a house of community, Temple Beth Sholom nurtures personal development and social responsibility while promoting greater knowledge of their Jewish history and culture. For over sixty years, TBS has been caring for and engaging our congregants and community. Through their services, programs and activities they create sacred communal Jewish moments worthy of the Divine. Their team of clergy, educators and lay leaders are committed to making TBS a place where each and every member of their family can learn, grow, gather and celebrate together.


Painting since the age of four, classically trained Schulman can paint in any style. Touted with an eye for color and form, yet not satisfied with his early success, Schulman pushed to find his own voice different from all the rest. A spiritual man with Jewish roots. Schulman is also a gifted historian and consummate storyteller. Schulman’s paintings and collages share his, and the Jewish Peoples’, drive to slay dragons. His use of white has been inspired by the light he saw, as well as his grandmother’s voice, telling him it was not his time before being revived from heart failure.


Using a Classical Grid to format his Works, Schulman looks for the dominant shape found in his favorite Master Artists’ Paintings. Schulman’s Works are colorful, kinetic and at times visually tense. His viewers are drawn in and out of the picture plane. Schulman’s uses special oils and acrylics in his massive paintings. He makes his own stretchers and uses only the finest linen and canvas. Hand sewn paper collages are made out of fast food containers collected over a 2 year period.


To learn more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/georgeschulmanartist


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New York Contemporary Arts Symposium, October 24, 2015 at Art Space, Patchogue


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Artist Dave Rogers and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Artspace in Patchogue, Long Island.















































Artist Patricia Kelly and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Artspace in Patchogue, Long Island.














































Curator and President John Cino of the Patchogue Arts Council and Artist Christine Kertz pose for a photo-op with Cognac Wellerlane at the New York Contemporary Arts Symposium













































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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Artspace in front of a portrait painted by Artist Dave Rogers











This past Saturday October 24, 2015 art enthusiasts attended the New York Contemporary Arts Symposium (NYCAS). NYCAS is a program of the Islip Art Museum and is conducted in collaboration with D. Fleiss East West Artists.

NYCAS brings artists and art professionals from around the world together to form new networks, foster international connections, develop cross-cultural understanding and cultivate cooperation. The 2015 symposium provides nine international and three national artists with housing, studio space, all meals, trips to cultural centers and selected artist supplies at no cost. Lifting these financial burdens frees the artists to explore their creativity with themselves and the surrounding community through a series of public events arranged by the Islip Art Museum in East Islip and the Patchogue Arts Council in Patchogue.

Rogers is a 14 year veteran of the US Army and served in Iraq (1990-91), Bosnia (1997). He was a first responder at the World Trade Center (2001) and homeland security in New York (2002-2004). Mr. Rogers is a New York based Neo-POP sculptor, painter, installation artist and independent curator. He has shown his work nationally in such areas as NY, Miami, NJ and CT. He has traveled the world and has internationally shown in such countries as China, Korea, Germany, England, France, Mongolia, Switzerland and Spain. His works are in several private and public collections, as well as having been displayed in Museums, National Libraries, Universities and Cultural Centers.

Mr. Rogers art work has also been displayed in several art fairs including Miami Basel, Toronto Love Art Fair and the Korea and Hong Kong Affordable Art Fairs. Rogers belongs to The Guild of American paper cutters, the Art and Oil Painting Associations of Jiangmen China, The Huntington and Patchogue Arts Councils, and Studio Montclair, NJ. His work has been featured in Long Island, Miami, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Dominican Republic newspapers and magazines as well as on News 12 and Fios1 Long Island, Miami TV, and Guangdong Television in China.

Rogers spent seven years as a professor of art and visiting lecturer in art and design through China before returning to New York. He worked as an instructor at two different art organizations on Long Island, as an art advisor and lecturer for emerging artists and young collectors. Rogers has won awards for his work several veteran organizations, and from several art organizations on Long Island and with the Disabled Peoples Union of China, the Art Association of Jiangmen, China and the Chinese Government. Rogers has done several artist in residence in China and New York to include St. Josephs College in Patchogue, He is also the winner of the O’Malley Grant in Fine Art from Long Island University. He received his BA in Visual Arts with Honors from SUNY Old Westbury. Mr. Rogers attended the Academy of Art University and received an MFA in Sculpture from Long Island University.

Since a resident of Artspace Patchogue, Rogers was gallery manager for July 2013-Aug 2014. Along with other artists he has created a mural in the Village Roe Alleyway that represents the growth of the Village of Patchogue and the best of Arts in the community with funding from Suffolk County, the Village of Patchogue and several local businesses. He has created a public sculpture for the Village of Patchogue Park with Funding from the Garden Club. Recently Rogers’ design was chosen for a designer crosswalk on Main St in the village of Patchogue (The first designer crosswalk of it’s kind on Long Island). Rogers belongs to the Patchogue Chamber as a Art Consultant, and is a Board Member of the Hecksher Museum of Art. Rogers is a regular fixture in the arts around Patchogue and Long Island, either exhibiting work, or curating exhibits which help emerging artists find opportunities to exhibit their works. He has not only curated exhibits at Artspace Patchogue, but has created exchange exhibits and opportunities with Long Island University, Art Studio in Sea Cliff, Artspace Connecticut, fotofoto Gallery, and Sparkboom.. When not working on his art, Rogers mentors emerging artists and often creates chances for artists to join him in events and meetings supporting the arts.

For more information about Artist Dave Rogers please visit http://davesartstudio.co

At the the New York Contemporary Arts Symposium (NYCAS) at Art Space I also talked to Curator and President John Cino of the Patchogue Arts Council. When a few folks met around a kitchen table to talk about how to cultivate the art scene in Patchogue, little did they know that they were to about to play an integral role in the cultural renaissance of their community.

The Patchogue Arts Council (PAC) provides artists of all mediums with opportunities to share their work, network with other creatives, and participate in arts advocacy initiatives. In addition to supporting a variety of artists and art forms, The Patchogue Arts Council also works to engage a diverse audience from all walks of life. By presenting a broad range of programs. Their mission is to hope to ignite the creative spirit of the Great South Bay.

For more informatiom about the Patchogue Arts Council please visit https://patchoguearts.org

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ArtSouthampton - July 9th Through July 12, 2015

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 Lyric Writer for Elton John Bernie Taupin poses for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton in front of his painting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist Jerome Lucani poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane in front of his arr work of French Film Star Bridget Bardot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Daniela Zahradnikova and Sara Herbert Galloway pose for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerane poses for a photo-op  in the K+Y Art Gallery  Booth in front of Cecile Plaisance's Art Work at ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op At ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actress and TV Host from Stage and Screen and In Between Helen Proimos and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at ArtSouthampton
 
 
 
Art Southampton is by far the best art fair in the Hamptons with an appeal for the serious rich and famous international art collectors.  On opening night, the fair was crowded with art buyers and the elite fashionable crowd of designer labled champagne-twirling Hamptonites. There were over two thousand individuals that attended one of the biggest events in the Hamptons.
 
 
I of course was attracted to several art galleries and booths diplaying various items of expensive artwork.I was attracted to K+Y Contemporary Art Gallery from Paris, France and spoke to Director Yann Bombard who described Artist Cecile Plaisance's art work.K+Y is an art gallery founded in 2012 dedicated to a contemporary program that now represents more than a dozen emerging and mid-career international artists.
 
 
The gallery is based in Paris in 8th arrondissement, in the heart of the 'Triangle d'Or' close to the Place of the Elysees, the Champs Elysees and the lovely PArc Monceau. Their program embraces artworks across all media including paintings, sculptures and photos. Since the gallery has been established they launched several eclectic group shows or providing solo-shows. Since it sinception, the gallery has been part of major international art fairs to promote its artists and K+Y gallery's vision is to sustain the artists' freedom of expression by exhibiting them in a setting that is fertile for both the artist and the collector alike.  Thoughout our exhibitions and participations in more than 10 art fairs per year our artists enjoy an audience of international collectors. Some of them has been selected to Biennale or has been bought by prestigious private collections, American Art Centre and museums.  The beginning started with a doll, an icone of fashion and beauty…The biggest names in fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chantal Thomas and many others, paid tribute to her.Her compositions of Barbies where already the stars in her first snapshots.To make life more light hearted, a reminder of the innocence of our childhoods, of all the little girls who relentlessly dressed and undressed this doll …bringing those soft, innocent memories back to life. 
 
 
I also found Lyric Writer for Elton John, Bernie Taupin's Artwork quite interesting.The English musician is also a visual artist and showed his artwork at the Borghi Gallery. Mr. Borghi’s fair booth featured "Plain Brown Wrapper," new works in a variety of colors and formats with a long list of materials such as twine, wax, house paint, stencils, wood, and nails. The gallery show is cast as a retrospective, with 16 older works that have more historical references.The artist became an admirer of the work of Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Clifford Still in the 1970s from his explorations at the Museum of Modern Art. He has been painting in a style that borrows from Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art since the early 1990s in a studio in Santa Barbara County in California.
 
 
 
I also was fascinated with Artist Jerome Lucani artwork of French Film Star Bridget Bardot. During our interview he revealed their were 700 photos within the master photo of French Actress Bridget Bardot.Born in Marseille in 1974, Jerome Lucani challenges the liminality of photography, creating artworks that defy the temporality of the singular image. Using glaze, lacquer, resin, and mosaic techniques, Lucani reveals the narrative hidden underneath the photographic moment.Lucani's most well-known series, ICONS, is made from compositions of hundred of images relating to his subjects, revealing an entire narrative within one single art work. By capturing the portrait of his subjects with layers of related and biographical images, Lucani is able to explore both the past and the present in each work, representing the soul of his subjects by exploring the subjective entirety of their lives. This timeless vision has led him to portray such iconic figures as Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Queen Elisabeth, Kate Moss, Abraham Lincoln, Johnny Cash, Albert Einstein, and many others.In his latest body of work artist explores how art is present in nature and, subsequently, can be a form of inspiration to us all. Lucani has a penchant for revealing the narrative hidden underneath the artistic moment, and has not held back on his subliminal messages in his new pieces. The artist is aware of the destruction of biodiversity, and has chosen to use beauty as a means to transcend language, and communicate how contemporary society takes advantage of the beauty in nature around us. The entire exhibition has been particularly influenced by coral reef life, and each piece will be named after the living thing that it is envisioned on.The artist hopes that the audience will be able to value the potential to cherish this source of natural inspiration. Lucani argues that we have been desensitized to the natural elements around us and hopes that, through his vision, the audience will be inspired by the beauty that is present in nature.  
 
 
I also taked to Artists Charlotte Filbert and her husband Benjamin Rollins Caldwell who featured their artwork at ArtSouthamptonBenjamin Rollins Caldwell was born September 12, 1983 and is an American artist best known for his one-of-a kind pieces and custom projects that use everyday objects and materials to create unique pieces of furniture. He lives in Inman, South Carolina and owns a studio called BRC Designs.Benjamin gained notoriety in 2013 for his Binary Collection that debuted at Lady Gaga’s artRave alongside artists Jeff Koons and Marina Abramovic. Haus of Gaga has used Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s Binary Chair as part of Lady Gaga’s marketing efforts for her ArtPop album tour. Lady Gaga uses the Binary Chair as a symbol of the singer’s campaign for a collision of the art pop-music worlds.The Binary Chair and Lady Gaga first appeared on her social media on July 26, 2013. Lady Gaga debuted the chair on the set of Good Morning America in August 2013.Benjamin Rollins Caldwell married Charlotte Whitaker Filbert in May 2013 in a private ceremony at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida.Benjamin Rollins Caldwell opened his studio, BRC Designs, in January 2009 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was here at BRC Designs, that Ben released his first piece of furniture the suspended Birdseye Bed. Soon followed his first furniture line that included the Dueces Wild Chair, which really put Caldwell into the spotlight. Caldwell showcased his Binary Collection at Design Miami during Art Basel in December 2013.
 
 
I also had a chance to talk to Julia Wehkamp from One Art Nation. One Art Nation was created to empower and captivate art collectors and enthusiasts by leading the way in providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content through art experts around the world.Further, as a trusted source for art education and art market news and events, their qualified network offers a portfolio of opportunities for members to seamlessly connect with art galleries and businesses. During ArtSouthampton their team of experts featured an art symposium on guiding art enthusiasts on how to collect art.
 
For more information please visit http://www.oneartnation.com and for more information about Artsouthampton please visit www.art-southampton.com.  
 
 
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ArtHamptons Closes 8th Edition With Record Sales

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Arthampton Founder and President Rick Friedman and First Lady of Arthampton Cindy Lou Wakefield pose for a photo-op at Arthamptons in Bridgehampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Van Bergen from Cynthia Corbett Gallery poses for a photo-op at Arthampton in Bridgehampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Celia Kinchington from Cynthia Corbett Gallery poses for a photo-op at Arthampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with a Standard Poodle at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Stylist Patricia Parenti at Arthamptons in Bridgehampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Arthamptons in Bridgehampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia poses for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Farrello, Mia Togo, Sara Herbert Galloway and Kathlean De Monchy pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Nasone and  Daniela  Zahradnikova pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debra Rothberg, Artist George Schulman and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia Parenti, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane, President Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield pose for a photo-op at the Beach Modern Luxury Magazine Party at Arthamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Publisher Chase Backer poses for a photo-op with the Staff at 25A  Magazine at the 25A  Magazine Party on 4th of July at Arthamptons.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Scarlett Magda, Cindy Lou Wakefield, Rick Friedman and Artist William Quigley poses for a photo-op with the Staff at 25A  Magazine at the 25A  Magazine Party on 4th of July at Arthamptons.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ArtHamptons concluded its 8th edition over 4th of July weekend, reporting massive attendance and record sales. With new dates and a new location in Bridgehampton, the Hamptons’ longest running fair demonstrated its strength as a leading modern and contemporary art fair, drawing crowds of roughly 12,000 attendees over the course of July 2-5, 2015. A record 5,000 attendees visited on July 4th alone, a promising indicator that the fair’s date change proved to be a welcome addition to the holiday weekend’s activities, and establishing the fair as the cultural highlight of the most popular summer weekend in the Hamptons. ArtHamptons 2015 closed on a high note Sunday, with the majority of exhibitors reporting robust sales, and a final sunny day illuminating the luxurious fair location behind the hedges on private estate grounds amongst some of the most exclusive real estate the East End has to offer.

Founder and Director of ArtHamptons, Rick Friedman, shared his sentiments about the success of this year’s fair:

"Our July 4the attendance set a fair record for single day attendance and gate sales, as nearly 5,000 guests streamed through the aisles and enthusiastically poured into the booths, making us their cultural highlight for the holiday weekend. I am honored that so many national and international visitors and local Hamptonites carved out a portion of July 4th to spend with us.”
 
Ultimately, ArtHamptons demonstrated sustained interest and high activity for art collecting in the Hamptons. Nearly 75% of the 67 international exhibitors reported strong sales activity, citing acquisitions by prominent New York collectors. Exhibitors were also impressed by sightings of influential institutional representatives, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, and Guild Hall, in attendance, as well as 55th Governor of New York, David Paterson.

“I’ve found the collectors here to be most decisive buyers,” stated Vanessa Axelrad, Assistant Director of first time exhibitor at ArtHamptons, Gallery 133. “They see what they like and they walk out with it, but they are also incredibly educated in art, asking a lot of technical questions about our artist’s work. It’s been an amazing experience.” The Toronto, Canada based gallery lamented only bringing 2 pieces by Neil Young, which quickly sold, but indicated 11 new commissions received from the weekend alone for the Canadian contemporary mixed-media artist. The gallery also had tremendous success with the photorealistic paintings of Samantha Sandbrook.

The perspective of local exhibitors was no less enthusiastic, with Nina Frand, Director of the  Bridgehamtpon gallery, Counterpoint Contemporary Fine Art, reporting sales from their booth and proclaiming, “We’re very pleased. There’s been tremendous activity and interest!”

A veteran exhibitor at the fair, June Kelly Gallery, of New York, NY sold a major sculpture by Claudia DeMonte to a prominent New York collector of women artists. Ms. Kelly also reported new interest generated and pending sales for the work of Stan Brodsky, one of Long Island’s leading local artists and the ArtHamptons 2015 Honorary Artist, whom the gallery has represented for nearly 20 year and presented a 50-Year Retrospective of at the fair.

Bruce Lurie Gallery of Culver City, CA, a longtime exhibitor at ArtHamptons, saw continued success at the fair, selling multiple works by Justin Lyons, Nelson De La Nuez and Michael Suchta, each. Thomas Paul Fine Art of Woodland Hills, CA, reported sales of paintings by Michael Goldberg, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell. Contempop Expressions Galleries of Tel Aviv, Israel, saw strong interest for Bob Tabor’s photography, placing numerous large format photographs with local collectors. Envie d’art of Paris and London, reported numerous sales of work by two photographers, Patrick Smith and Cecile Plaisance, and the painter, Michelle Williams.

Adding to the luxury experience of the fair, Participating Partner Tesla Motors was onsite, performing over 75 test drives of the 2015 Model S P85D over the course of the weekend and Gold Sponsors Sotheby’s International Realty and Heritage Auctions were also present, with the auction house showcasing an array of rare, non-art collectables and selling an $18,000 Hermès Birkin bag. The Roche Bobois designed VIP indoor/outdoor lounge established a colorful, dynamic setting for much of the fair’s special events and programming.

ArtHamptons and founder Rick Friedman have demonstrated a long standing spirit of philanthropy, and this year was no exception. The fair coordinated events benefitting 4 charities including Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Southampton Cultural Center, and the First Look Opening Night Preview fundraiser to benefit Guild Hall and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Director Rick Friedman himself presented Samuel Waxman, M.D. with $10,000 for his foundation in a short ceremony on Opening Night, recognizing the doctor’s achievements. The 40,000 square foot ArtHamptons tent commissioned for the fair, will also be donated next week to Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation to facilitate their annual fundraiser, all acts in paying it forward to the Hamptons community that has long championed their original fine art fair.

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