"The Red Skirt" by Robert Motherwell, 1947. From the Series, Personages. Oil on composition board, 48 x 24 inches. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. ©VAGA, NY.

It’s likely you’ve never seen wedding portraits such as this. While not intended as paintings replacing traditional wedding photography, two portraits by Robert Motherwell seem to fit the bill as images to mark the moment. Or, maybe,

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"No.423" by Arthur Pinajian. Oil on canvas, 21.5 x 27.5 inches.

Gallery 125 Bellport Presents Arthur Pinajian “THE UNLIKELY DISCOVERY THAT ROCKED THE ART WORLD” Gallery 125 in Bellport, NY presents a selection of the “discovered” work of painter Arthur Pinajian (1914-1999) October 4 through November 10, 2014.

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"No. 3" by Raymond Hendler, 1958. Oil on canvas, 36 x 44 inches.

Quogue Gallery is pleased to announce “Raymond Hendler: A Deeper Poetry,” an exhibition featuring the expressionist paintings the artist created in the 1950s, ’60s and ’80s. The exhibition will run from Friday, October 3, through Sunday, November

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"THE BEATLES ARE COMING" by Kevin Teare, 2007. Oil on Mylar, 38 x 38 inches. Photo by Gary Mamay.

For anyone interested in puzzling out the identity of Kevin Teare, there are abundant clues strewn in the path, and most are so self-evident that they might as well be road signs. For starters, there’s the title

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"The Green and White Warbler" by Jason Middlebrook, 2008. Oak plank, acrylic paint, steel, and cast concrete bottles, 64 1/4 x 44 x 17 7/8 inches.

Jason Middlebrook proudly refers to himself as a schizophrenic artist. For many years he has been torn between sculpture and painting. Instead of choosing one form over the other, Middlebrook has let the dichotomy play itself out

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"Hells Gate" by Ernest Lawson, 1910. Oil on canvas.

Hells Gate by Ernest Lawson (1873-1939) is receiving a makeover, courtesy of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. The painting, part of Suffolk County Historical Society’s collection in Riverhead, and was selected for conservation to restore the painting so

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Artwork by Susan Vecsey.

The second exhibition of summer 2014 at the new Quogue Gallery will be “Susan Vecsey: Recent Paintings,” a showcase of the work of the East Hampton and New York City-based painter. An opening reception will be held

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"Untitled #34" by Vee Speers, 2013. From "The Bulletproof Series."

Art Southampton presented a diverse art fair with much to like. Unlike prior years, galleries presented mostly contemporary art with modern art having a modest presence. While walking along the broad aisles, I found myself drawn to

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“Still Life with Three Glasses” by William J. Glackens, mid-1920′s. Oil on canvas, 20 x 29 inches. Collection of the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, Museum Purchase 1957, 957-O-111.

A traveling survey of painting by William Glackens opens at the Parrish Art Museum on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The show features over 75 artworks on paper or canvas spanning from the 1890s through 1930s. It is

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"Untitled (Lands’ End Odalisque)" by Walter Robinson, 2014. Acrylic on paper, 12 x 9 inches.

Walter Robinson is having a blast. He’s painting cheery figures with Colgate grins, back-slapping guys’ camaraderie, sexy nurses, sumptuous burgers-of-the-week, beach girls in come-hither poses, piles of chocolate cookies, and stacks of pancakes with syrup and butter.

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"Exposed Kiss" by Scott Hewett. Courtesy Water Mill Museum

The Water Mill Museum hosted its annual Season Opening and Members’ Art Show Reception on May 31. It was a beautiful evening with great views of the Mill Creek, out of the gallery windows. “Wall Candy”, an art

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"Untitled (Quetta, Pakistan)" by Sigmar Polke, 1974/1978. Gelatin silver print with applied color, 22 3/8 × 33 13/16 inches. Glenstone  Photo: Alex Jamison. © 2014 Estate of Sigmar Polke/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, “Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963-2010,” traces the oeuvre of German artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010), a restless, irreverent, insatiable polymorph. The sweeping retrospective, the largest single-artist exhibit ever undertaken by

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"Narrow Vessel I, II, III, IV" by Toni Ross, 2012 -13. Brushed white slip stoneware, height: 38 - 44 inches. Photography by Laurie Lambrecht.

With the Hamptons art scene upon us, it seemed the right time to reintroduce Hamptons Art Hub’s Three To See column. Each week, we’ll reveal our top exhibition pics for the weekend. Feel free to weigh in on

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Artwork by Virva Hinnemo. Courtesy Ille Arts.

DISPATCH – MAY 15, 2014 EAST END, NY- Art openings continue on the East End this weekend. Worth noting is a sprawling exhibition of outdoor furniture design at LongHouse Reserve and a talk by the winners of

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The Counterclockwise Ensemble. Courtesy Southampton Cultural Center.

DISPATCH – MAY 8, 2014 EAST END, NY Much attention is turned to Frieze art fair and the newly-minted Frieze Art Week in New York City with Hamptons galleries and artists being part of the fray. In

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Artwork by Fulvio Massi. Courtesy

DISPATCH- APRIL 24, 2014 EAST END, NY- This one is a busy one for art in the Hamptons and the East End. The Springs School “Mystery Art Fair” already has people waiting in lines for the chance

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"Collective Consciousness" by Kristy Gordon, 2013. Oil, 20 x 20 inches.

DISPATCH – APRIL 10, 2014 EAST END, NY- The East End art scene is starting to bloom. Water Mill is the place to be tonight and tomorrow night with art openings abounding in Sag Harbor and East

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"Iguapo" by Maria Schon. Oil on canvas, 44 x 44 inches.

EDITOR’S NOTE - 04/19/14: This piece was prepared by Esperanza Leon, a gallerist and curator who represents María Schön. María Schön came to eastern Long Island in the 1980s, when it was growing fast, but far less densely

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"Aquifer" by Anne Russsinof, 2013-2014. Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. Photo Courtesy of the artist.

In the current exhibition at ILLE Arts in Amagansett, the viewer is continually reminded that while a work of vision is significantly more than the mere sum of the art supplies used in its creation, it’s also

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"The Lollipop Girls," the three organizers. Ashley Dye, Karyn Mannix and 
Sara Nightingale.

The annual Love and Passion show got a kick this year with a venue move and some new presenters. The show was presented by exhibition founder Karyn Mannix Contemporary, as always, but received assistance from Hampton Hang

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Bo Parsons and his "Lilco Tower."

The Crazy Monkey Gallery took up a brief residency at Ashawagh Hall and pulled out the stops for the exhibition “Eclecticism”. Held from Feb. 21 to 24, the show featured works by members of the cooperative gallery.

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Qin Feng with "Civilization Landscape No. 009", 2003. Ink on handmade paper, panel of 5.

DISPATCH – FEB 28, 2014 BEACON, NY- Coffee? Tea? Chinese painter Qin Feng prefers both and incorporates each into his art. Qin’s paintings fuse traditional Chinese ink painting with Western Abstract Expressionism and aim to connect the

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Harper's Books at LA Art Book Fair. Photo by Jess Frost.

DISPATCH – FEB 1, 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA- The second edition of the LA Art Book Fair is currently underway and continues through tomorrow. The book fair unexpectantly took LA by storm last year with its inaugural

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Photograph by Jerry Schwabe

Winter of Content Art Show February 15 – 17, 2014 Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. Ashawagh Hall: 780 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937   “Winter of Content” Art Show will take place from Saturday,

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SLIDER_Exodus by Vincent Desiderio

Reification is the theme of Vincent Desiderio’s eighth painting show at the Marlborough Gallery in New York City, taking the subtitle from a term made somewhat vague by its different uses in a host of intellectual disciplines.

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"Walking the dog" by Robert Farber, 1991.

There’s no arguing that NYC is a center of the international artworld while being a mere Jitney ride away from the East End. In a nod to our city sibling, Hamptons Art Hub is launching our new

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Andrea Cote in a performance piece. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

DISPATCH – JAN 23, 2014 EAST END, NY- Music series, film festivals and art events are making sure there’s art and culture to be found year-round on the East End. Martha Clara Vineyard adds a new concert

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Sculpture by Jack Youngerman installed at LongHouse Reserve.

DISPATCH – DEC 31, 2013 EAST END, NY- There’s no time like the present to scroll through 2013 and consider East End exhibitions that made a lasting impression. Hamptons Art Hub staff put on their thinking caps

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DISPATCH – DEC 15, 2013 MIAMI BEACH, FL- Scope Miami opened an expanded fair with a new director at its helm, a new location, and a new goal to increase the quality and profile of the satellite

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Portella outside his Montauk studio. Photo by Sandra Hale Schulman.

Photographer, painter, musician, surfer: a visit to Dalton Portella’s beyond ideal seaside studio in Montauk gives a picturesque view of the facets of this artist’s darkly elegant art and his world. As a full-time artist for the

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Performance Art, Opening Night at Art Untitled Miami Beach 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

DISPATCH – DEC 5, 2013 MIAMI BEACH, FL- Tuesday night saw the first round of art fair previews for Miami Art Fair Week. Art Untitled welcomed its second edition. Curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud returned to help present an

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Abel Barroso st Pan American Art Projects.

Pinta Art Fair opened this weekend with a strongly curated fair. With about 70 exhibitors from 20 countries, Pinta NY manages to be a small fair that packs a punch. It resists and contradicts the stereotypes that

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"Teacher’s Pet" Surrounded by "Vazes" by Don Christensen,  2008. Image courtesy of the artist.

DISPATCH – NOV 8, 2013 WATER MILL, NY- Today is the day when it is revealed. “It” is the Parrish Art Museum’s 2013 artist juried biennial “Artists Choose Artists”. The exhibition previews tonight with a museum Members

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"Dreaming" by Linda Giacalone. Oil on panel, 24 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches.

Celebrating Art on the Gold Coast: Friends of Sands Point Preserve celebrate the work of Long Island artists. Art takes its place within the stellar setting of the historic Hempstead House in Sands Point, Long Island in November.

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"Apple" by Dan Rizzie, 2013. Collage on panel, 15 x 15 inches.

DISPATCH – OCT 10, 2013 HAMPTONS, NY- Columbus Day Weekend arrives bringing with it the return of the Hamptons International Film Festival, the presentation of the first Watermill Center Film Series, new art openings, and special cultural

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"Cow Neck wetlands" by Kathryn Szoka. Photograph, 16 x 20 inches.

“Plein Air Peconic VIII” October 4 to 6, 2013 Artist Reception: Saturday, October 5, from 5 to  8 p.m. Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY   Plein Air Peconic, the artist group dedicated to helping the Peconic Land

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“Early Morning Sunflower for Ron” Bruce Lieberman, 2000. Heckscher Museum of Art; Gift of the Artist. Courtesy Heckscher Museum of Art.

DISPATCH – SEPT 21, 2013 HUNTINGTON, NY- A trio of strong shows open at the Heckscher Art Museum, bringing along with it some Hamptons artists. On view are “Stan Brodsky: Retrospective”, “Picture Perfect: Selections from the Permanent

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"Tara" by Charlotte Park.

“Charlotte Park: The 1950s” Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center   I was privileged to know Charlotte Park from my early childhood. Park and her husband James Brooks became my mentors when I decided to become an artist

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"Primavera" by Terr Strickland. Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches.

DISPATCH – SEPT 19, 2013 EAST END, NY- Exhibitions abound with new openings this weekend in the Hamptons. A new exhibition of sea-inspired art opens in Greenport in conjunction with the 24th Annual Greenport Maritime Festival. An exhibition

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"V.S.O.P" by Marcie Honerkamp.

DISPATCH – SEPT 15, 2013 SPRINGS, NY- When Vito Sisti passed unexpectantly in February 2013, the community came out to mourn his death and to remember his contributors as an unlikely curator and important part of the

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"Temple of Poseidon" by XXX.

DISPATCH – SEPT 13, 2013 AMAGANSETT, NY- A Red Dot Party to celebrate art with an Amagansett connection will be held on Saturday at the Jackson Carriage House in Amagansett. The Red Dot Party (and sale) takes

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"Untitled" by Eric Freeman, 2013. 96 x 96 inches.

DISPATCH – SEPT 12, 2013 EAST END, NY- New art exhibitions, the OLA Film Festival and Shakespeare outside are happening in the East End art scene this weekend. Here is this week’s list of where to find

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"Scree" by Trine Bumiller, 2013. Oil on panel, 48 x 55 inches.

New York City gets going in September as galleries offer their first shows of the fall. As always, Hamptons artists can be found exhibiting in NYC this month. Following is a select list of art exhibitions on

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"Baby Collector by Alfonso Ossorio," 1950. Ink, wax and watercolor on Whatman board, 30 x 21 7/8 inches, signed and dated. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.

Alfonso Ossorio: Blood Lines, 1949-1953 September 7 – October 26, 2013 Opening Reception Thursday, September 12 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.   “By fusing the content of conception, birth, or being with the assertion of the self through artistic

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Installation view of work by Chuck Close. Photo by Gary Mamay.

Ever since Walter Benjamin wrote the essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (1936), the art of painting has been put on notice. Photography and film, Benjamin noted, usurped a number of the

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"Study for Starfish" by Jamie Wyeth.

DISPATCH – SEPT 6, 2013 BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY- An art crowd of Hamptons artists and art fans turned out to open the group show “Between Realities” at Peter Marcelle Gallery over Labor Day Weekend. The group show presents

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"Man in the Box" by Marc Sijan. Polyester resin and oil paint, lifesize.

DISPATCH – AUG 29, 2013 HAMPTONS & EAST END, NY- Labor Day weekend is upon us and brings the last hurrah of the summer. Art is plentiful and there are new exhibitions opening plus music, dance, an

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"Reforming Figure" by Alfonso Ossorio, 1952. Ink, wax, and watercolor on paper,
60 x 38 inches
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Gift of the Ossorio Foundation, 2008.

Assigning works of art to different categories—abstraction, figuration, expressionism—is too often done without a complete understanding of what fragile constructs they really are. Jackson Pollock believed that his splatter paintings—springing from the muscular actions of his body

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Sculpture by Michael Rosch. Photo by Kimberly Goff.

There are some traditions that reflect the Hamptons art community. Guild Hall’s annual Artists Members Exhibition and the Parrish Art Museum’s biennial “Artists Choose Artists” are two exhibitions that reveal the artists that are working on the

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"Jimmy" by Frank Oriti. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.

Frank Oriti knows the hardscrabble crowd. Lined faces, puffy eyes, tattoo sleeves and searing yet cloaked gazes that seem to say ‘Things haven’t been that great. Life may not turn around.’ Still, all may not be lost

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"The Jump, 1978." Film screenshot.

“Dangerous objects are glamorous places to be.” – Jack Goldstein. Explosions, lightning, fire and bombs are some of multi-media artist Jack Goldstein’s preferred, glamorous places. A retrospective at the Jewish Museum in New York City frames Goldstein

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"Debbie Harry" by Mick Rock.

From Bill Haley and Chuck Berry to Elvis and the Beatles, from Jimi Hendrix and Blondie to Vampire Weekend, rock music has always included a strong visual component. Performers understand that presentation, whether playing live or trying

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"Splash Waterfall" by Christian Awe, 2013.

The contemporary art world tends toward ostentation and hubris, the actual art getting lost in an event-driven scene, becoming a pawn in a game of ego-driven, self-promoting buying and selling that has no written rules. Art fairs

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"Agro-Fiddling" by Torey Thornton.

DISPATCH – JULY 19, 2013 HAMPTONS, NY- Another busy week of art in the Hamptons! This weekend brings benefits for LongHouse Reserve, Bay Street Theatre, Art in General and a party for Guild Hall’s Young Contemporaries. The

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"Break Boundary 8" by Jenee Mateer

I was pleasantly surprised by artMKRT Hamptons 2013. Normally, art fairs feel like carnivals, especially on the East End. They stand in so much contrast to the surroundings here—the sublimity of our mostly natural world with its

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Oil on panel paintings by Damian Stamer at Freight + Volume, New York.

Tedium and irritation can infuse a visit to any art fair, induced not only by row after row of white-walled, halogen-flooded booths installed with artwork of inconsistent quality, but the often repetitious nature of works on view.

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FEATURED_Aakash Nihalani pictured applying tape, 2013.

DISPATCH – JULY 12, 2013 (8:45 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY- The pace has quickened in the Hamptons art scene! artMRKT Hamptons and ArtHamptons provide extra places to see art this weekend. Both fairs opened last

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Cornelia Foss: New Paintings June 29 – July 9   Peter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY   There are some painters who just seem to have a certain grace. I have known Cornelia Foss’s work for probably 30 years

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DISPATCH – JUNE 28, 2013 (8:00 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY- The Hamptons Art Scene is jumping! Sag Harbor is the place to be tonight with Artwalk Hamptons kicking off its weekend-long presentation of gallery walks and “MADE In

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Coney Island Cyclone rollercoaster, 1953  From the collection of Paul and Nancy Brigandi. Courtesy Long Island Museum

DISPATCH – June 23, 2013 (3:30 p.m.) LONG ISLAND, NY- June brings much excitement to museum on Long Island. A solo show by Alex Katz opens at the Nassau County Museum of Art. A trio of shows opens

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"Saltaire ll" by Ej Camp. Photograph.

DISPATCH – JUNE 21, 2013 (9:11 a.m.) HAMPTONS & EAST END, NY- There’s lots of art and art events to experience this weekend. Just a few highlights include East End or Busk at the Parrish Art Museum,

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DISPATCH – JUNE 14, 2013 (9:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY- This weekend is a big one for the Hamptons art scene. Guild Hall opens a trio of exhibitions to welcome the season. Gallery Valentine and

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“Big Yellow” by Rocío Rodriguez, 2012. Oil on canvas, 66 x 90 inches. Courtesy Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.

DISPATCH – JUNE 12, 2013 (8:30 a.m.) NEW YORK CITY, NY- As always, the Hamptons art scene continues in New York City. Listed below is a small slice of where to find Hamptons-related talent in NYC. New

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"Tern 2" by Darius Yektai, 2012. Oil, enamel, glitter on canvas, 42½ x 61½  inches. Photo Credit: © 2013 Gary Mamay. Courtesy Darius Yektai Studio.

“Darius Yektai: On Country Ground” at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton, NY The six large paintings in “Darius Yektai: On Country Ground” at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton are all tied to being “in the country,” which is to

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"Kushiel's Dart" by Donato Giancola. Oil on panel, 24 x 36 inches.

“OBJECTS OF DESIRE” at RJD Gallery June 1 to June 27, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.   “Objects of Desire” carefully integrates artwork to both stimulate the viewer and to create

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"Forced Perspective" by Justine Hill, 2013. Acrylic on canvas.

DISPATCH – MAY 31, 2013 (9:50 a.m.) HAMPTONS & EAST END, NY- The weekend brings numerous new art exhibitions, museum openings and concerts to the East End of Long Island. Here’s what’s happening in the Hamptons art

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Art Opening at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

DISPATCH – MAY 30, 2013 (8:45 p.m.) SAG HARBOR, NY- It was a whale of a good time at the opening of “A Whale of a Show” exhibition at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum last

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Triptychos by Jack Youngerman, 2011. Oil on Baltic Birch plywood, 59 3/4 x 56 inches. Courtesy Washburn Gallery, New York.  Photo by Gary Mamay.

“Jack Youngerman: Triads Tondos Foils” at Washburn Gallery Jack Youngerman is searching for the beauty that resides in the balance of harmonious arrangements. In other words: symmetry. His show, “Triads Tondos Foils,” on view at Washburn Gallery

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"The Painted Whale" by Eric Dever.

DISPATCH – MAY 23, 2013 (8:00 a.m.) HAMPTONS & THE EAST END, NY- It’s here! The first big hurrah of the season. If you’re looking to plan an art-filled weekend, there are plenty of options to choose

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Phil and Barbara by Susan Siegel, 2013. Oil on linen. Photo by Sandra Hale Schulman.

DISPATCH – MAY 23, 2013 (8:30 a.m.) BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY- “The Big Show” at Silas Marders Gallery is an exquisite oxymoron. With 165 paintings from 55 different artists–all 8 x 10 inches in size–the bountiful big barn is

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"Green Eyed Lady" by Katherine Liepe Levinson. Photograph, 11 x 14 inches.

“Loyal Subjects” at RJD Gallery Opens May 11 and continues through May 30, 2013 [Sponsored] An exhibition geared to show love for pets opens tonight (May 11) at RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. “Loyal Subjects” will fill the

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"Dusk, Sag Harbor Bay" by Suan Vecsey, 2012. Oil on linen, 35 7/8 x 35 7/8 inches.

DISPATCH – MAY 8, 2013 (8:30 a.m.) NEW YORK CITY, NY- Another art fair week is arriving in NYC adding to the quick pace of art viewing in the Big Apple. As always, Hamptons artists and organizations

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"Spring notes" by Annemarie Waugh, 2013. Acrylic & house paint on paper. 9 x 12 inches.

SPONSORED- A solo show of abstract and figurative paintings by Annemarie Waugh will have its opening reception on April 12 during the fundraiser “A Taste of the Neighborhood” held at the Setauket Neighborhood House in East Setauket,

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"The Matador" by Denise Gale, 2013. Oil on paper, 24 x 18 inches.

In Esperanza Leon’s review of “Working the Line” at ILLE Arts, Leon explores artworks by the five exhibiting artists in terms of the ways the line is used in their work. The review can be found by

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"Nose" by Michael Chandler.

“Working the Line” at ILLE Arts, 216a Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930 On view through April 11, 2013 I might hesitate with an exhibition curated by a participating artist, as often the theme is weak or unclear

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"Self Portrait in Yellow" by Karen Kaapcke. Courtesy Sag Harbor Fine Arts Center.

DISPATCH – MARCH 22, 2013 (8:45 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY- This weekend presents an unusual array of options for art in the Hamptons including a conceptual music performance, a Pollock-Krasner docents exhibition, a solo self-portrait exhibition revealing an

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"Sombrero de Palma" by Rafael Ferrer, 1991. Oil stick on paper, 32 x 24 inches. Courtesy Adam Baumgold Gallery.

“Rafael Ferrer: Calor” at Adam Baumgold Gallery, 60 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065 The formal aptitude in color and line, ease of invention, and ability for pun and punditry of Rafael Ferrer do not cease

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"Phoenix I" by Jane Martin. Oil, mixed media on linen, 42 x 42 inches. Courtesy Peter Marcelle Gallery.

“The Women Part II” at Peter Marcelle Gallery, 2411 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 I used to tally how many women artists formed part of a museum collection, or the number included in a gallery exhibition.  My goal

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"Untitled" by Sam de Poto. Photograph, 8 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

DISPATCH – FEB 22, 2013 (7:45 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY- Art openings, live music, performance and presentations of creativity are available this weekend in the Hamptons and the East End. Here is this week’s list of where to

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"Red Line" by Cynthia Sobel, 2012. Oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches.

DISPATCH – FEB 9, 2013 (12:15 p.m.) SPRINGS, NY- UPDATE – FEB 9, 2013 (1:14 p.m.) The will was strong but determination alone couldn’t clear the parking lot and walkways to Ashawagh Hall of snow. “Mostly Abstract”

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"Yellow January" by Dianne Martin, 2011. Monotype with collage, gouache, colored pencil, 14 x 11 1/2 inches, framed 21 x 18 inches. Courtesy Quogue Library.

DISPATCH – FEB 1, 2013 (8:50 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY- This weekend is a busy one for art openings. Three new group shows marking Black History Month open this weekend. Also happening are a people’s choice exhibition event,

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"Beach Scene (Antigua)" by Malcolm Morley, 1986. Watercolor on paper, 22 3/4 x 30 1/3 inches. Private collection, New York. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

DISPATCH – JAN 7, 2013 (8:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS & LONG ISLAND, NY- Art quietly persists at Long Island museums in January. Many exhibitions continue from last month with a few museums closed for January. New exhibitions can

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"Boundless" by Lola Montes Schnabel, 2012. Oil on linen, 28 x 32 inches. Courtesy Tripoli Gallery Of Contemporary Art.

DISPATCH – JAN 5, 2013 (9:30 a.m.) NEW YORK CITY, NY- With the Hamptons art scene ebbing from its high season, it’s no surprise to see Hamptons artists and galleries in New York City. Here’s where to

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"Venus and Cupid (After Pellegrini)" by Jeff Muhs, 2012. Oil on canvas, 62 x 74 inches. Courtesy of Lyons Wier Gallery, New York.

DISPATCH – JAN 3, 2013 (8:35 a.m.) NEW YORK CITY, NY- Iconic imagery standing the test of time has given rise to a new series of paintings by Jeff Muhs. Through deconstruction, reconfiguration and combination with contemporary

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"The Three Tatis" by Margo Selski. Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 inches.

DISPATCH – DEC 29, 2012 (11:52 a.m.) SAG HARBOR, NY- Once upon a time there was a secret underwater society where girls grew, gardens flourished and Steampunk technology ruled. Nearby, on land, princesses, queens and women didn’t

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"Pears in Repose" by John Hulsey. Oil, 5 x 7 inches.

DISPATCH – DEC 28, 2012 (8:36 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY- Exhibitions open, close and celebrate the New Year this week. Here’s where to find what’s happening in the Hamptons: BRIDGEHAMPTON KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS – “New Paintings by Toby

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"Deepwater Horzion" by Rossa Williams Cole, 2011. Wood and bamboo, 20 x 20 x 18 inches.

DISPATCH- DEC 20, 2012 (9:23 p.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY- There’s plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend–the holidays, the world not ending, friends, family and joy in general. Here are a  few ways the arts

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Photo by WorldRedEye.com. Courtesy Miami Project.

DISPATCH – DEC 17, 2012 (9:35 p.m.) MIAMI, FL- The results are in: Miami Project has been dubbed a success. The gauge for the pronouncement was three-fold: visitor response, exhibitor feedback and the numbers. Miami Project drew

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Fairfield Porter, Elizabeth in a Red Chair, 1961.
Heckscher Museum of Art; Gift of the Family of Fairfield Porter.

New exhibitions open at two museums on Long Island in December. Art history is examined through two different lens at the Heckscher Art Museum. Work by Caribbean artists is featured at the Islip Art Museum to celebrate La Placita,

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"Untitled" by Elizabeth Karsch.

DISPATCH – DEC 7, 2012 (12:30 p.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY This weekend is a quiet one for art openings. Here’s where to find new exhibits on the East End of Long Island. AMAGANSETT  CRAZY MONKEY

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DISPATCH – DEC 2, 2012 (8:30 p.m.) WATER MILL, NY- There’s an explosion of art at the Sara Nightingale Gallery. Bright reds, earthy browns, pale pinks and deep purples dominate the paintings on the walls. Here are

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"Without a Doubt Part 2" by Oliver Jeffers.

DISPATCH – DEC 1, 2012 (3:05 p.m.) BROOKLYN, NY- It’s here! The curated People’s Choice exhibition of Brooklyn artists opens tonight at the Brooklyn Museum. The opening coincides with Target First Saturdays so it’s bound to be

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"Farmhouse" by Terry Elkins.

DISPATCH – NOV 30, 2012 (8:05 a.m.) EAST END, NY- The holiday season has arrived and galleries are holding shows to celebrate. Here’s where to find this weekend’s new exhibitions and art shows geared for gift giving.

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Harald Olson and Jimmy Olinkiewicz.

DISPATCH – NOV 29, 2012 (8:35 p.m.) SHELTER ISLAND, NY- Heartwarming tales aren’t often found in the art world but outsider artist Harald Marinius Olson found himself in the middle of one several years ago. Now his Cinderella

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"Metaphysics" by Michael Kotasek, 2012. Oil, 10 x 20 inches.

DISPATCH – NOV 23, 2012 (1:35 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY- Thanksgiving Weekend is a busy one for Hamptons galleries. An art walk takes place on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in five locations. Tours are led by

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"Le Mans Gulf 917" by Gregory Johnston, 2012. Automotive Enamel On Aluminum, 36 in. diameter, (detail).

DISPATCH – NOV 16, 2012 (8:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY- This weekend brings new art openings and the first Pechakucha night at the new Parrish Art Museum. Here’s what’s new in the art scene: BRIDGEHAMPTON PETER MARCELLE GALLERY

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Table Setting by the Suffolk County Community College Interior Design Department.

DISPATCH – NOV 9, 2012 (8:20 a.m.) HAMPTONS & RIVERHEAD, NY This weekend’s opening of the new Parrish Art Museum is big news. Saturday’s Grand Opening will unveil two temporary exhibitions plus seven permanent exhibitions of artwork

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"The Button Collector" by Anna Jurich, 2010. Acrylic on paper with one real button, 23 x 26 inches.

DISPATCH – NOV 1, 2012 (9:14 p.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY Clean up from Hurricane Sandy continues and long lines are beginning to snake around gas stations, when they have gas in their pumps. Storm recovery

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"Boy, Borrowed Suit" by Ellen Dooley. Courtesy Ashawagh Hall.

DISPATCH – OCT 25, 2012 (9:23 p.m) HAMPTONS and NORTH FORK, NY Themed exhibitions for Halloween, an open studio tour with voting privileges and four new exhibitions at Guild Hall Museum are among this week’s choices for

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"NSIBTW-9" by Eric Dever, 2012. Oil on Burlap, 36 x 36 inches.

DISPATCH – OCT 19, 2012 (8:37 a.m.) EAST END of LONG ISLAND, NY New exhibitions of contemporary and historic art can be found this weekend in the Hamptons and on the North Fork. In Riverhead, an artist

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"Catch of the Day" by Michael Withers. Color reduction print, 20 x 20 inches.

DISPATCH – OCT 18, 2012 (1:30 p.m.) GREENPORT, NY A juried exhibition showcasing art inspired by the sea arrives at Brecknoch Hall. “Maritime Art Show” presents works by 28 artists selected by jurors Alan Bull and Vivian Sheehan. Around 93 artists applied

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"The Beginning and the End" by Eric Fischl, 1988. Oil on canvas, 75 x 110 inches. Collection of Neda Young. Image courtesy Guild Hall Museum.

DISPATCH – OCT 13, 2012 (5:30 p.m.) EAST HAMPTON, NY If the cooler weather creates poignant longing for seaside lounging, then paintings conjuring the ease of beach afternoons may provide a perfect farewell to summer. “Eric Fischl:

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DISPATCH – OCT 10, 2012 (9:05 a.m.) BROOKLYN, NY Votes have been cast and counted for the most popular artists in Brooklyn, NY. At least, the most popular artists who opened their studios for the Brooklyn Museum’s GO Open Studio Tour held last

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"La Famille et le Coq 2" by Marc Chagall, 1979. 36 x 26 inches.

DISPATCH – OCT 6, 2012 (9:45 a.m.) ROSLYN, NY Curious about what made Marc Chagall tick? Two in-depth talks at the Nassau County Museum of Art will reveal insights to the Russian-born artist who told stories with paint. The talks are

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"Imagine" by Marilyn Church. Acrylic, 20 x 24 inches.

DISPATCH – SEPT 21, 2012 (12:07 p.m.) EAST END, NY It’s a sparse weekend for art openings on the East End. Luckily, all the new shows seem like strong ones. BRIDGEHAMPTON JULIAN BECK FINE PAINTINGS GALLERY – An exhibition featuring a

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THE FOLLOWING IS SPONSORED BY PLEIN AIR PECONIC. “Plein Air Peconic VII” will be held from September 21 to October 22, 21012 at South Street Gallery in Greenport, NY. “Plein Air Peconic VII” is an annual exhibition and sale of paintings and

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"Winter Beach Day at Indian Island" by Patricia Feiler.

DISPATCH – SEPT 14, 2012 (9:01 p.m.) NEW SUFFOLK, NY It’s an unusual spot for an art exhibition. The building sits waterside with only bulkheading and a wooden walkway separating it from the waters of the bay. The view is

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From the book "NO MORE CHINOTTO FOREVER, AGAIN..." by BJARNE MELGAARD. Courtesy of KARMA.

DISPATCH – SEPT 14, 2012 (8:23 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY It’s a busy weekend for art openings in the Hamptons. Here’s this week’s list of new art openings in the Hamptons. AMAGANSETT  ILLE ARTS GALLERY

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DISPATCH – SEPT 7, 2012 (8:35 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY New exhibitions and art fundraisers keep the art going this weekend. Plus, a pop up gallery and a new film series keeps things interesting. Here’s

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"The Gatherers" by Mitch Lewis, 2011 (detail). Terra cotta, wood, fabric, 19 x 16 x 23 inches each. Courtesy of the artist and the Hofstra University Museum.

Long Island museums have a lot of art to offer in September. This month, views from American art history feature prominently. Museum goers can catch paintings by José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock (Springs);  hand-colored lithographs by Currier

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"Morning Light" by Elizabeth Malonuwicz.

DISPATCH – AUG 31, 2012 (1:36 p.m.) RIVERHEAD, NY For the first time, East End Arts has gone national for an open call juried exhibition. The results will be revealed tonight in “Joy,” a group show exploring

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"Exchanging Self with Others" by Michael Cardacino.

DISPATCH – AUG 31, 2012 (8:39 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY It’s here–Labor Day Weekend. The forecast calls for sunny skies, summer revelry and plenty of art. Here’s what’s new on the Hamptons Art Scene: AMAGANSETT  CRAZY MONKEY GALLERY

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"Memories from St. Petersburg by Ramiro, 2012. Oil, 35.5 x 25.5 inches.

DISPATCH – AUG 24, 2012 (10:35 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This week’s selections of new art shows are all solo exhibitions. In addition, there are two fundraisers that shouldn’t be missed–especially for those who enjoy the energy of collaboration and unusual

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"Tokachi" by Andrea Shapiro, 2011. Oil and mixed media on panel, 48 x 48 inches.

DISPATCH – AUG 24, 2012 (9:35 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY Exhibition openings and fundraisers presenting the efforts of multiple artists are on tap for the upcoming week. Here’s a listing of some of the options in

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"Solitary" by Kazuki Takamatsu. Tarpaulin, giclee, acrylic, acrylic-gouache, 64 x 76 inches. Courtesy Roq La Rue.

DISPATCH – AUG 23, 2012 (9:30 a.m.) SEATTLE, WA The dance between death and life can be a compelling creative muse. Throughout history, artists and writers have found inspiration in the relationship of life and its end. Most commercials galleries

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"California News" by William Sidney Mount (1807-1868).

MUSEUM LOOK – AUGUST 2012 Curious about what Long Island museums have to offer in August? This month, there’s a liberal mix between historical art and contemporary works. A new gallery (and building) opens in Southold with a group landscape

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"Her iPod" by Edwina White, 2011. pencil, ink, acrylic, 18 x 15.5 inches.

DISPATCH – AUG 16, 2012 (11:10 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This week’s spotlight shines on the inaugural exhibition of a new artist book shop, a group exhibition presenting art made from reused materials and a group show playing up

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Some of  the Artists of Shelter Island artists gather at Wades Beach on Shelter Island, NY. Photo: Al Hammond. Courtesy of ArtSI.

DISPATCH – AUG 15, 2012 (5:05 p.m.) SHELTER ISLAND, NY This weekend presents the perfect chance for art gazing on Shelter Island. The Artists of Shelter Island (ArtSI) is holding its annual self-guided studio tour on Saturday

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"Moonrise North Road" by Ty Stroudsburg. Oil on linen, 48 x 68 inches. Photo courtesy South Street Gallery.

DISPATCH – AUG 10, 2012 (8:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY Both Hamptons museums have art openings this weekend. “Beach Life” – a solo show of beach paintings by Eric Fischl opens at Guild Hall tomorrow (a preview is

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"The Gang" by Eric Fischl, 2006. Oil on linen, 84 x 108 inches. Collection of Eric Fischl.

DISPATCH – AUG 9, 2012 (2:07 p.m.) EAST HAMPTON, NY A major solo show by Eric Fischl opens on Saturday at Guild Hall Museum. “Beach Life” presents 15 paintings depicting life unfolding on the beaches of the Hamptons, St. Tropez and

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"Women: Sun Stained Symbols 10" By Ryan McGinnes, 2012. Unique cyanotype on Saunders Waterford paper, 30 x 22 inches.

DISPATCH – AUG 4, 2012 (12:30 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This weekend brings the annual Artists of the Springs Invitational, a beloved tradition in the Hamptons. Also on tap are solos shows by Ryan McGinness, Constantino Nivola (1911 – 1988)

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Painting by Maeve D'Arcy. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.

DISPATCH – AUG 3, 2012 (9:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, N.Y. Compiled for your pleasure (and information) are this week’s art openings and new exhibitions taking place in the Hamptons and the North Fork. Happy art viewing! BRIDGEHAMPTON KATHRYN MARKEL FINE

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"Sag Harbor Movie" by Joe Chierchio.

DISPATCH – JULY 27, 2012 (9:15 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY It’s no surprise the upcoming week is packed with art events, exhibition openings and art exhibition benefits. Here’s a list of art options for the week: BRIDGEHAMPTON PETER MARCELLE GALLERY

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"No. 609" by Eric Blum, 2011. Ink, beeswax, and silk on panel, 22 x 56 inches. $10,000.

DISPATCH – JULY 24, 2012 (7:35 am.) BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY There is beauty in the sublime–especially when it’s inspired by monochromatic paintings channeling subdued energy. This is the type of work currently exhibited at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton, NY. Installed against pristine

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DISPATCH – JULY 21, 2012 (12:52 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY There are plenty of special art events happening in the Hamptons this weekend. artMRKT Hamptons is presented through Sunday on the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s grounds. LongHouse Reserve has its summer gala this evening.

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"Hydrangeas" by Eve Stuart.

DISPATCH- JULY 20, 2012 (7:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY There are plenty of art exhibitions opening this weekend. In case you were looking for a guide to help find them, here is this week’s Art Round Up: BRIDGEHAMPTON BRIDGE

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“Trolling-for-Bluefish” by Currier & Ives,1866.

DISPATCH – JULY 13, 2012 (7:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY Here is this week’s art openings and events in the Hamptons: . AMAGANSETT  ILLE ARTS GALLERY – “In The Arms of Time” A solo show by Vivien Bittencourt has

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"Loving Care, 1992" by Janine Antoni (b. 1964). Performance video, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1996. Lent by the artist, courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo credit: Prudence Cumming Associates/ Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London.

DISPATCH – JULY 6, 2012 (4:35 p.m.) HAMPTONS AND NORTH FORK, NY. This week’s Three To See exhibition selections travel through art history from the 1950s to what’s happening now in street art across the world and in studios across Long Island. Here are this week’s

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"Untitled," mid 1950's by Alfonso Ossorio (1916 - 1990). Oil on masonite, 22.25 x 22.25 inches. Pollock - Krasner House and Study Center. Gift of the Ossorio Foundation. Photo courtesy of Pollock - Krasner House and Study Center.

DISPATCH – JULY 6, 2012 (8:45 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY. This weekend brings art openings, art auctions, a studio tour, a clay art festival, a gallery walk plus three pop-up galleries to the Hamptons. New to the Hamptons art

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"Seas of Humanity" by Perry Burns.

DISPATCH – June 29, 2012 (8:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This weekend brings the Fourth of July to the Hamptons art scene. As fitting, there’s an explosion of art opening to enthrall the eyes and the mind. Here’s the weekly round up

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"Dionysus" by Sarah Jaffe Turnbull. Stoneware Raku, 8 x 22 inches.

The following post is sponsored by Sarah Jaffe Turnbull and Alex Coulter. Artists Sarah Jaffe Turnbull and Alex Coulter are presenting an exhibition of new work at 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton. The exhibition will be held

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"Brazilian Sketchbook Page 2" by Dalton Portella.

DISPATCH – Jun 23, 2012 (8:35 a.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY Here is this week’s listing of art openings and art to see. Happy viewing! BRIDGEHAMPTON Gallery Valentino – “Color Go-Lightly…A Homage to Color” has an opening

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DISPATCH – Jun 21, 2012 (9:10 a.m.) BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY A sublime row of small paintings dwarfed by a cavernous space may be the first impression of  “The Big Show.” After all, the Silas Marder Gallery is housed in a renovated barn. The building retains the shape

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DISPATCH – Jun 17, 2012 (10:20 a.m.) EAST HAMPTON, NY A curated look at provocative contemporary art can be found at Vered Gallery in East Hampton. “Art on the Edge” is presenting works by 13 artists who represent art innovation of

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DISPATCH – Jun 15, 2012 (8:20 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY Here is this week’s list of weekend art openings. Need help deciding? Check out Hamptons Art Hub pics in Three To See. AMAGANSETT Ille Arts – “11″ – A solo show

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"Mind's Eye" by Elizabeth Strong Cuevas, 2010. Stainless steel with bronze eye fabricated, 98 x47 x 17 inches

DISPATCH – Jun 9, 2012 (12:24 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY Looking for art this weekend? Galleries aren’t the only place that you’ll find curated exhibitions. Curator-Artist Panel Discussion at LongHouse Reserve   Curator Bonnie Rychlak of “Diversities of Sculpture/Derivations From Nature” will

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Photograph by Shen Wei.

DISPATCH – Jun 8, 2012 (8:45 a.m.) EAST END OF LONG ISLAND, NY Here’s this week’s list of Hamptons and North Fork art openings. Want other options?  Check out this week’s Three To See for Hamptons Art Hub pics. EAST

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"Head Shots" by Gemma Di Grazia. Soft pastel on paper, 21 x 34 inches.

DISPATCH – Jun 2, 2012 (12:14 p.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY Okay, you win. An expansive list of weekly art reception openings was requested by readers. Three To See will present Hamptons Art Hub picks for weekend art viewing. Art

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"Foliage" by Lauren Luloff. Oil and bleach on bedsheets and fabric, 80 x 61inches.

DISPATCH – Jun 1, 2012 (10:30 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY Forget about resting this weekend. There are plenty of openings to keep art fans happy. The Drawing Room presents its inaugural exhibition in its new expanded location. Two solo shows open

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"Voyage of the Bird" by Nahum Tschacbasov, 1946. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches.

DISPATCH – MAY 25, 2012 (12:25 p.m.) EAST END, NY In honor of the Hamptons art season kick-off, we’ve compiled an exhaustive list of the art openings happening over the Memorial Day Weekend. Think of it as an Art Opening Cheat

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Pat Place, Brian Kelly, Julia Murphy at "Open for the Stones, Vol.1"

DISPATCH – May 23, 2012 (8:30 a.m.) EAST HAMPTON, NY It’s the second stop on a multi-town tour. Musicians are integral but they’re not on stage. Their artwork is. But don’t expect clichéd art of musical notes, battered guitars, or

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"Closeup" Dalton Portella exhibited Out East Gallery in Montauk, NY.

DISPATCH – May 19, 2012 (12:30 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This is a big weekend for art exhibitions. Memorial Day Weekend is the start of the Hamptons art season but the upcoming days aren’t times for slacking. Opening tonight is the

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"Rhapsody in Blue" by Robert Stimban. Courtesy East End Arts.

DISPATCH – May 12, 2012 (1:24 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY This weekend feels like the hush before the storm of art openings. The next two weekends will be flush with new art shows, new galleries and openings. There’s still plenty of

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"Harbor #8" by John Wissemann. Etching ink and colored pencil, 24 x 20 inches.

DISPATCH – May 4, 2012 (6:12 p.m.) EAST END OF LONG ISLAND, NY Saturday’s the night for Hamptons exhibition openings. This includes Guild Hall’s annual Artists Members Exhibition. New art shows for this weekend include a solo show by John Wissemann in Greenport and a group exhibition

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'Same Difference" by Frederick Hammersley, 1959. Oil on linen, 12 x 8.5 inches. Photo: Gary Mamay.

DISPATCH – May 3, 2012 (5:10 p.m.) SOUTHAMPTON, NY Interested in the Los Angeles art scene? The Parrish Art Museum has plenty of ways to discover the artists and the influences that launched international careers and gave rise to feminist

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DISPATCH – Apr 27, 2012 (4:43 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY There’s a range of exhibitions hosting artist receptions this weekend. “Contemporary Narrative” presents five artists working in different mediums at the Southampton Cultural Center. “Shopkeepers of Southampton: Photographs by Davis Gaffga” presents portraits at the Southampton Historical

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Mixed media photograph by David Gamble. Part of  new series inspired by the streets of New Orleans. 27 x 40 inches.

DISPATCH – APR 20 (9:20 a.m.) HAMPTONS, NY Artists from the Hamptons are congregating in several exhibitions opening this weekend. Harper’s Books in East Hampton is presenting a show of area artists–many who have exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum. Tripoli

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"Bleed (Echo)" by Devon Oder. C-print mounted and framed, 35 x 35 x 2 inches.

DISPATCH – Apr 13, 2012 (12:30 p.m.) HAMPTONS & NORTH FORK, NY Seascapes, Abstraction, Conceptual and Pop art are on tap for this weekend’s new exhibitions. Saturday night is a busy one with openings in Water Mill,

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Photo montage by Jerome Lucani. Courtesy Keszler Gallery.

DISPATCH – Apr 6, 2012 (12:05 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY Solo shows seem to be the thing for this weekend. Gallery openings are being held for Michael Hennessy and Jake Rajs in Southampton and Salvatore Gulla in Quogue. In Patchogue, a show featuring

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"Untitled" by Illiana Ortega, 2010. Photograph and pencil. From the Black + White Drawing Series.

DISPATCH – Mar 30, 2012 (5:20 p.m.) HAMPTONS, NY Two galleries launch the 2012 season with openings on Saturday. A third welcomes spring on Sunday with a group show celebrating the earth’s transformation from subdued grays into full blooming

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DISPATCH – Mar 29, 2012 (7:30 a.m.) GREENPORT, NY and LANCASTER, PA The most difficult parts of having a museum show should be securing the exhibition and selecting the art. Rafael Ferrer’s recent experience upped the ante. With 29 days to go,

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DISPATCH – Mar 23, 2012 (9:20 pm.) HAMPTONS, NY Two new contemporary art galleries launch and an established gallery reopens this weekend to welcome the 2012 season. New to the Hamptons are ILLE Arts in Amagansett and Hampton Hang Gallery in Water Mill. Reopening is Kathryn Markel

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"Ecce Homo II" by Volker Stelzmann, 2011. Mixed media on nettle on MDF, 80 x 100 cm. Exhibited DIE GALERIE (Frankfurt, Germany).

DISPATCH - Mar 21, 2012 (8:57 a.m.) NEW YORK, NY The reports are in. The Armory Show drew over 60,000 visitors to the two-part art fair focusing on Modern or Contemporary art from Mar 8 to 11, 2012. All told, there

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"The Feast" by Andrea Kowch.

DISPATCH – Mar 18, 2012 (1:24 p.m.) NEW YORK & SAG HARBOR, NY Andrea Kowch won a top spot during a global artist search sponsored by SCOPE New York. The painter who combines Goth with an Old Masters style was selected

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"Offerings to the goddess master" by Michael Cardacino

DISPATCH – Mar 17, 2012 (10:05 a.m.) SPRINGS, NY An artist group dedicated to figurative work unveils their art today in a weekend show at Ashawagh Hall, just outside of East Hampton, NY. “Body of Work VII” features art by

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"Water Country" by Margaret McCann. 40 x 40 inches.

DISPATCH – Mar 9, 2012 (10:35 a.m.) SETAUKET, NY A compelling exhibition of art by contemporary female artists is opening tonight at Gallery North. “The Work of Women” presents art that stays away from clichés about what’s women’s work and what’s not. Instead, the

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"Keith Haring, Pop Shop Tokyo," by Tseng Kwong Chi, 1988. Inkjet print on rag paper, 35 x 47 inches.

DISPATCH – Mar 9, 2012 (9:58 a.m.) NEW YORK, NY SCOPE Art Fair knows what it’s like to pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Since inception, the fair has supported and presented emerging galleries showing artists trying to

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"Coward" by Patrick Brennan. Courtesy HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY.

DISPATCH – Mar 7, 2012 (7:02 p.m.) New York, NY Patrick Brennan’s abstract art nimbly combines painting and assemblage. A first look doesn’t always reveal the subtle lacing amid the explosion of angular shapes and color. His method of combining artistic elements

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"Same difference" by Frederick Hammersley, 1959. Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody.

DISPATCH – Mar 2, 2012 (11:55 p.m.) Southampton, NY Southampton is having a mini-art explosion with three concurrent art openings converging on the village. Need more? Visit a photography exhibition already in progress or head to Bridgehampton for

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"Moon" by Sally Egbert.

DISPATCH – Feb 4, 2012 (3:47 p.m.) EAST HAMPTON, NY The paintings seem like they barely avert a clash. Barely. One painter favors soft compositions and the other likes edge. There’s motion, but each artist portrays it differently. There’s harmony between the artworks.

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"Too Many Words" by Candyce Brokaw

DISPATCH – Jan 28, 2012 (1:53 p.m.) QUOGUE & MANHATTAN, NY The well-worn riddle “What’s black and white and red all over?” may now have another answer. The new response (besides the classic answer: “A newspaper”) could be art by Candyce Brokaw made

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"Singularitites" by Infinity

DISPATCH – JAN 6, 2012 (12:55 p.m.) NEW YORK CITY, NY Every once in a while, it becomes easy to see a survey of contemporary street art. The chance to view a variety of New York City street art is now possible at a gallery on

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DISPATCH – November 26, 2011 (Saturday, 9:35 p.m.) Hamptons, NY How do galleries give thanks? They fill their walls with art by gallery artists and hold special openings. At least, this is how three galleries choose to celebrate Thanksgiving. A fourth gallery expressed gratitude

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DISPATCH – Dec 8, 2011 (Thursday, 3:30 p.m.) RIVERHEAD, NY There’s an art party happening! The fun will take place this Saturday (Dec 10) at Art Sites when the gallery rolls out art by over 70 artists from 11 years of exhibitions. Why

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"Red and Black" by Alexander Calder, 1966. Watercolor on paper, 29 x 42 inches. Courtesy Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc.

DISPATCH – December 1, 2011 (9:35 a.m.) Hamptons, NY and Miami, FL The Miami art fairs are currently welcoming art lovers from around the world. The art is international and the parties plentiful, stirring excitement about the art fairs and events that keep the whirlwind whipping.

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"Needs" by Hector deCordova. Acrylic. Courtesy of the artist.

DISPATCH – November 19, 2011 (Saturday; 1:30 p.m.) Greenport, NY This is it–the last Greenport Gallery Walk of 2011 takes place this evening (Nov 18) from 6 to 9 p.m. As Greenport’s art season winds down, it seems apropos to provide a glimpse

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DISPATCH – November 12, 2011 (Saturday; 10:30 a.m.) Patchogue, NY The Second Patchogue Arts Biennial is in the final throes of a three-week exhibition. Last night, I went and checked it out. I entered through “the back door” from inside Briarcliffe College (versus the

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"Secret Beach" by Ben Fenske. Oil, 44 by 59 inches.

DISPATCH – November 6, 2011 (Sunday; 2:37 p.m.) – UPDATED Nov 7, 2011 (Monday, 7:59 a.m.) Sag Harbor, NY Landscapes aren’t all created equal. In two exhibitions at Grenning Gallery, some of the gallery’s finest display their latest works. “Local

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"Power Line Tree 3" by Cara Enteles

DISPATCH – November 3, 2011 (Thursday; 8:30 p.m.) UPDATE: MARCH 3, 2013-New works by Cara Enteles are currently on view through March 2013 at Sara Nightingale Gallery, 688 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. They include art

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"Untitled" by Chris Duncan. Courtesy Halsey McKay Gallery.

DISPATCH – October 28, 2011 (Friday; 9:19 a.m.) Hamptons & North Fork, NY Fall has arrived, bringing fluttering yellow leaves, orange pumpkins and white Montauk Daisies. If longing has set in for sunglasses days, sidewalk dining at dusk and more art exhibition options than it’s possible to attend,

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Installation view, SECCA,1995: "Fragments: Self/History," detail, "Memories Untitled (skinned) XXXI, XXXII, XXX, XXXIV," 1993, by Hope Sandrow. 48”x60” Silver Print Fragments, Map Pins. Courtesy of the artist.

DISPATCH – October 26, 2011 (Wednesday; 8:45 a.m.) Southampton, NY Ever wanted to experience speed-dating but weren’t really looking for a date? Curious if there might be creative people living nearby, but don’t know how to connect? If so, the Parrish Art Museum

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"EGGSistentialism" by Michael Lownie. Courtesy Karyn Mannix Contemporary.

DISPATCH – October 15, 2011 (Saturday; 11:20 a.m.) Southampton, NY It may not be wise to miss tonight’s Birdhouse Auction. Hamptons Art Hub has it on good authority that this will be the last one. The 7th Annual Birdhouse Auction will be

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"Wyndanch Early Morning" by Eileen Skretch. Courtesy PAP.

DISPATCH – October 10, 2011 (Monday; 9:00 a.m.) Springs, NY If you’re searching for peace and relaxation, then Ashawagh Hall might be the perfect place. During the three-day weekend, Plein Air Peconic (PAP) is presenting a group show of landscapes capturing the natural side

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Print by Y Adams as part of 15 Minutes at the Pollock-Krasner

DISPATCH – SEPT 2011 HAMPTONS & BEYOND This is the first post peering into museum exhibitions. September brings the start of the de Kooning show at MoMA and a wood sculpture exhibition at Long Island Museum. There are plenty of continuing exhibitions

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Absolute Magnitude by Colin Greenberg

DISPATCH – Sept 17, 2011 (Saturday; 4:30 p.m.) Greenport, NY Abstract art has a special place on the East End of Long Island. A range of abstraction was given its due in the exhibition, “Abstractions,” held at the deCordova Studio

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Horus by Jacob Ouillette

DISPATCH – Sept 4, 2011 (Sunday; 11 a.m.) Remsenburg, NY It’s a quiet show. Paintings by Jacob Ouillette occupy calculated spaces on the walls of the Remsenburg Academy. There’s a sympatico between the paintings. Each is made of measured brushes of

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July 28 by Rob Calvert

DISPATCH – Sept 6, 2011 (Tuesday; 9:17 a.m.) Sag Harbor, NY The sum of summer can be found by noticing moments and adding days until they equal an entire season. Rob Calvert decided capture these moments and combine them with memories from

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I Am Pascal by Dorothea Rockburne. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

DISPATCH – August 7, 2011 (Sunday; 5:00 p.m.) Southampton, NY Artwork made by Dorothea Rockburne comes from serious stuff. Her art derives from math theory, Pythagorean Theory, astronomy, archeology, philosophy and medieval art history. The way this translates

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LIC # 3 by Maeve D'Arcy

DISPATCH – July 30, 2011 (Saturday; 10:35 p.m.) Springs, NY Bonac Tonic openings are known for crowds, antics and fun. Exhibitions by the artist collective are a great excuse to get together and see what the Bonac Tonickers and their invitees

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"Two Shoes" by Athos Zacharias

DISPATCH – July 30, 2011 (Saturday; 5:57 p.m.) Sag Harbor, NY Betty has high hopes for summer and her upcoming vacation. After all, what could go wrong? Artist Athos Zacharias doesn’t want to weigh in (he’s not a

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"After Walker Evans's 'Torn Movie Poster'" by Bradford Stringfield. Courtesy Fountain House.

DISPATCH – July 29, 2011 (Friday, 5:31 p.m.) Hamptons, NY The art can captivate, engage and conjure questions. It may delight. It may disturb. It may invoke a range of emotions in between. This is true whether it’s

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DISPATCH – June 19, 2011 (Sunday; 8:14 p.m.) Riverhead, NY Craig Kane makes the smallest artworks you’ll probably ever see. From afar, his “CONSTRUCTS” installation at Art Sites gives the impression of smudges or tangles of material on an otherwise

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DISPATCH - June 2, 2011 (Thursday); 11:53 p.m. Hamptons, NY Memorial Day Weekend is a busy one for the gallery scene. In a nod to the first exhibition explosion, I challenged myself to attend as many openings as traffic and timing would

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DISPATCH - May 25, 2011 (Wednesday); 8:30 p.m. Hamptons, NY Two galleries have switched their homes and one new gallery has opened in time to launch the 2011 season. Sara Nightingale Gallery moved back to its original Water Mill location after a two-year

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Latin Songbirds by Christa Maiwald

DISPATCH - May 7, 2011 (Saturday); 5:05 p.m. East Hampton, NY If any exhibition is cherished by East End artists, it’s this one. The 73rd Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition launched with a crowd spilling from the museum onto its outdoor

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The Warming by Janet Culbertson

DISPATCH - April 30, 2011 (Saturday); 6:45 p.m. GREENPORT, Long Island Janet Culbertson’s art glitters. Shiny metallics shimmer where beauty and ugly collide. Environmental devastation is her muse. Cultural genocide is the side-effect. Culbertson doesn’t flinch when portraying ecological destruction. In her

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