The Islip Art Museum co-hosts its third and final 2016 Slide Slam revealing Long Island artists on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Slide Slam is designed to showcase artists currently working on Long Island. It also aims to cross-pollinate communities on Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn) to heighten awareness that contemporary artists are located across Long Island. The program will also introduce selected artists to Long Island art communities in a series curated shows set in Suffolk County.

For each Slide Slide events, artists have five minutes to present their work to an audience that includes curators and arts professionals. The event wraps up with a networking meet and greet where the audience and the artists mingle.

Slide Slam 3 at the Long Island Museum features 17 artists plus guest speaker artist and curator John Cino. Presenting artists are Chris Ann Ambery, Anu Annam, Robyn Bellospirito, JoAnne Dumas, Cara Enteles, Adel Gorgy, Bennett Horowitz, Adam Inzalaco, Lorena Kalaja, Dan Lachacz, Bruce Lieberman, Linda Louis, Jeffrey Allen Price, David Rodgers, Joseph Rotella, Thomas Ruggio and Mark Strodl.

The 2016 Islip Art Museum Slide Slam Series included collaborations with The Patchogue Arts Council, RIPE Art and the Long Island Museum. The IAM 2016 Slide Slam Series is part of the IAM Unifying Project, funded in part by Suffolk County.
"Slide Slam 2" was held at RIPE Art Gallery in Huntington on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Taking a theme of Art & Agriculture, presenting artists included Scott Farrell, Nicole Franz, Colin Goldberg, Arline Goldstein, Gerry Hirschstein, Andrea Manning, Dinah Maxwell-Smith, Eric Murphy, Harold Naideau, John Prudente, Will Puntarich, Lealand Eve Richard, Alisa Shea, Courtney Surmanek, Tmima Z, Andrew Williams-Leazer and Courtney Young. The featured speaker was artist and educator Jeffrey Allen Price.

The first round was held at Islip Art Museum in August and featured presentations by Martin Andrews; Ayako Bando; Ye-seul Choi; Sage Cotignola; Michele Dragonetti; Lisa Federici; Samantha Hernandez; Kathryn Ko; Rachelle Krieger; Neil Leinwohl; Juan Lopez Espantaleon; Kasmira Mohanty; Anne Sherwood Pundyk; Ching Wen Tsai and Qin Han. The featured speaker was Hamptons Art Hub publisher and arts journalist Pat Rogers.

The 2016 Project IAM Unifying project focuses on creating opportunities and merging LI's creative clusters in efforts to address the lack of national awareness for Long Island's thriving artistic community. The Slide Slams are presented through a collaboration with the Islip Art Museum, the Patchogue Arts Council, RIPE Art and the Long Island Museum. Hamptons Art Hub is a special media sponsor.

The first art exhibition resulting from the Slide Slam series opens at the Patchogue Arts Council gallery in Patchogue. "Slide Slamming: A Long Island Collaboration" is on view from November 12 to December 30, 2016. An Artist Reception takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features work from nearly all the artists participating in the first Slide Slam event. It is curated by John Cino.

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BASIC FACTS: Slide Slam 3 takes place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Long Island Museum, 1200 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790. www.longislandmuseum.org, www.islipartmuseum.org.

"Slide Slamming: A Long Island Collaboration" takes place from November 12 to December 30, 2016 at the Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, 20 Terry Street, Ste. 116, Patchogue, NY 11772. An Opening Reception takes place Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. www.patchoguearts.org.

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