DISPATCH - JULY 11, 2013 (8:30 a.m.)

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY-

artMRKT Hamptons opens its third edition tonight with a pair of parties beneath a temporary structure installed at the Bridgehampton Historical Society's grounds. The fair launches with a benefit for LongHouse Reserve held from 6 to 7 p.m. The Opening Night Party will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. It is hosted and curated by Norwood, a private arts club in New York City. The Opening Night Party features live music and complimentary drinks, courtesy of Absolut. A Preview Pass for $50 gains admittance to both.

artMRKT Hamptons opens to the public on Friday and continues through Sunday. The hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a multi-day pass.

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artMRKT Hamptons.

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The 2013 edition presents 40 galleries presenting contemporary and modern art. All of the galleries are based in the United States. The art fair is designed to remain intimate with galleries vetted. The artMRKT concept is to create an environment where art can be easily and comfortably viewed. This year's fair will feature an upgraded facility with 12-foot walls, wide and continuous aisles and an integrated climate control system.

Geographically, exhibitors are divided equally between the Hamptons, New York City and those nationally-based.

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"Sweet Pea and Blue Persimmon Tree" by Marilla Palmer, 2013.
Mixed media on paper, 45 x 44 inches, Paper size 15 x 22 inches, 6 panels. Exhibited with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.

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With 13 galleries from the Hamptons, attending artMRKT Hamptons may be the fastest way to gallery hop across Hamptons. Walking around the and become acquainted with galleries in Southampton to Amagansett.

Exhibitors include Boltax Gallery (Shelter Island), Bridgehampton Fine Art (Bridgehampton), Eric Firestone Gallery (East Hampton), Glenn Horowitz Bookseller (East Hampton), Halsey McKay Gallery (East Hampton), Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (Bridgehampton & NYC), Mark Humphrey Gallery (Southampton), Neoteric Fine Art (Amagansett), QF Gallery (East Hampton), Sara Nightingale Gallery (Water Mill), The Grenning Gallery (Sag Harbor), Tripoli Gallery (Southampton) and Vered Gallery (East Hampton).

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"Law of the Jungle" by Steve Miller, 2010. Glass and steel, 46 x 34 x 6 inches. Exhibited with The Grenning Gallery.

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The entrance to artMRKT Hamptons will feature eight installations presented by six galleries.

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller presents Artist Survival Shack: 96 Hour Test Run by Adam Stennett, 2013. Nancy Hoffman Gallery presents Foreigner by Asya Reznikov, 2010. Lesley Heller Workspace exhibits Structure, Balance, Leisure II by Jim Osman, 2013. Freight + Volume exhibits NO.43 (Still life) by David Baskin, 2013. The Wassaic Project presents “Building on Sand,” a video art installation curated by Joshua Franke. QF Gallery presents two installations: Supply and Demand by Coby Kennedy and Bundle House by Nyugen Smith, 2013.

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"Artist Survival Shack: 96 Hour Test Run" by Adam Stennett. Presented by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller.

"Artist Survival Shack: 96 Hour Test Run" by Adam Stennett. Presented by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller.

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BASIC FACTS: ArtMRKT Hamptons will be held from July 11 to 14, 2013 on the grounds of The Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. Parking is free. www.art-mrkt.com/hamptons. Tickets are $20 to $50 and can be purchased by clicking here.

RELATED: "Art Fairs Are Arriving in the Hamptons!"  by Pat Rogers. Published June 30, 2013.

"A Look Back: Scenes from Hamptons Art Fairs 2012"  by Pat Rogers. Published June 30, 2013.

"Visual Diary - artMRKT Hamptons in Pictures"  by Pat Rogers. Published July 25, 2012.

"artMRKT Hamptons Returns to Bridgehampton" by Pat Rogers. Published July 18, 2012.

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