DISPATCH - JULY 10, 2013 (9:10 a.m.)

HAMPTONS, NY-

The Artists Against Abuse fundraiser benefiting The Retreat is a long-standing Hamptons tradition, stretching back to the days when it was the Plate Auction. Every year, artists have donated works to assist The Retreat, a domestic violence service organization serving the East End of Long Island.

This year's 18th Annual Artists Against Abuse Gala let it all hang out as it "Goes Sixties." The event was held on June 22 at the Ross School's Lower Campus in Bridgehampton, NY.

Live auction artists donating work were Ceravolo, Axel Geis, Ben Hengst, Claus Hoie, William King, Andrea Kowch, Will Ryman and Bob Tabor.

Silent auction artists donating work were Jason Shawn Alexander, John Alexander, Will Barnet, John Battle, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, James Croak, Pamela Greinke, Tracy Lee Griffith, Jane Johnson, Margaret Kerr, Roy Lichtenstein, Dora Maar, Paton Miller, Will Ryan and Rowann Villency.

The Art Chairs were Ann Chwatsky, Richard Demato and Eileen Ekstract.

Following is a look at what happens when the Hamptons Goes Sixties! All photos are by Tom Kochie or Pat Rogers.

.

Denise Adams, Gala Art Chair and gallerist Richard Demato and artist Harriet Sawyer. Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

Gala Art Chair and photographer Ann Chwatsky and Howard Chwatsky. Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

Gala Event Emcee Ann Liguori. Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

Artist William King, Arlene Bujese and Marcel Bally.

Live auction artist William King with curator Arlene Bujese and Marcel Bally.  Photo by Pat Rogers.

.

Suzie and Andy Weisberg.

Suzie and Andy Weisberg. Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

Russell and Sara Blue. Russell Blue is currently exhibition work at Guild Hall's "Artists & Writers: They Played in The Game" exhibition.

Russell and Sara Blue. Russell Blue is currently exhibiting in Guild Hall's group show "Artists & Writers: They Played in The Game" exhibition. Photo by Pat Rogers.

.

Pamela Williams and artist William King. Photo by Pat Rogers.

Pamela Williams and artist William King. Photo by Pat Rogers.

.

The Live Auction gets going!  Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

Artwork by Andrea Kowch up for bid during the live auction. Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

Special Guest Oksana Grigorieva.

Special Guest Oksana Grigorieva. Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

Julie Goble. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Julie Goble. Photo by Tom Kochie.

.

BASIC FACTS: The Artists Against Abuse benefit raises funds for The Retreat, a domestic violence non-profit organization based in the Hamptons. For information, visit www.theretreatinc.org

________________________________________

© 2013 Hamptons Art Hub LLC. All right reserved.

Don't miss a story!

We are on Social Networks

Comments are closed.

subscribe