The second half of December brings a flurry of opening receptions and special events to galleries located in The Hamptons, the North Fork and on Eastern Long Island. Expect to find artist talks, opening receptions and more to wrap up 2018 with art and fun times.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

SOUTHAMPTON

MM FINE ART - "Contemporary Realism" has an Opening Reception, Artist Talk & Painting Demonstration on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 6 p.m.

Exhibiting Artist Daniel Sprick hosts an Artist Talk followed by a demonstration of his portrait painting technique at 6 p.m.

"Contemporary Realism" features paintings, drawing and sculpture by noteworthy contemporary artists include Sprick, Bo Barlett, Jeanne Duvall, Sean Henry plus emerging artists Pat Hobaugh, Matt Adelberg and others. The show continues on view through December 30, 2018.

To reserve a spot at Sprick's presentation, RSVP to info@mmfineart.com or call 631-259-2274. MM Fine Art is located at 4 North Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.mmfineart.com.

To learn more, click here to visit the gallery's Exhibition Finder listing.

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"Still Life with Incense Burner" by Daniel Sprick. Oil on board, 26 x 28 inches. Courtesy of MM Art, ltd.

"Still Life with Incense Burner" by Daniel Sprick. Oil on board, 26 x 28 inches. Courtesy of MM Art, Ltd.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018

AMAGANSETT

ILLE ARTS - "Seventh Annual Holiday Show and Party" takes place on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. The "Holiday Group Show" will be on view until January 15, 2019. The exhibition features art by a multitude of artists plus fresh cookies by artist and baker Christa Maiwald. Ille Arts is located at 171 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.illearts.com
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"Wave Slice" by Casey Chalem Anderson. Oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches.

"Wave Slice" by Casey Chalem Anderson. Oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches.

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EAST HAMPTON

THE DRAWING ROOM - "Winter Salon" has a Holiday Reception on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. The group show includes art by Mary Ellen Bartley, Dan Rizzie, John Alexander, Jennifer Bartlett, Sue Heatley and others. The exhibition remains on view through January 20, 2019. The Drawing Room is located at 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.drawingroom-gallery.com.

GREENPORT

VSOP PROJECTS - "Second Annual Winter Salon" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. The group show includes art by Lisa Baglivi, Jenny Feder, Garnace, Thomas Ludacer, Marianne Weil, Amy Worth and others plus selections from the gallery's collection. The "Winter Salon" continues on view through Jnuary 13, 2019. VSOP Projects is located at 311 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944. www.vsopprojects.com.

To learn more, click here to visit the gallery's Exhibition Finder listing.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND: BELLPORT

MARQUEE PROJECTS - Performance & Artist Talk takes place on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

The evening beings at 5 p.m. sharp with a performance by Elyzabeth Meade. (Bring an umbrella as the performance will be viewed from the sidewalk). An Artist Discussion immediately follows at 5:15 p.m. featuring exhibiting artists Lisa Blas and Tyler Healy as they reflect on the symbolic use of the flag in their art. The exhibition, "Flag Me Down, Pick Me Up," continues on view until December 31, 2018. Marquee Projects is located at 14 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11713. www.marqueeprojects.org.

To learn more, click here to visit the gallery's Exhibition Finder listing.

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"Instability of Nature More" v.57, Edition of 5, by Lisa Blas, 2015-16. Archival C-print on aluminum panel, 20 x 14 inches. Courtesy of Marquee Projects.

"Instability of Nature More" v.57, Edition of 5, by Lisa Blas, 2015-16. Archival C-print on aluminum panel, 20 x 14 inches. Courtesy of Marquee Projects.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018

EAST HAMPTON

ASHAWAGH HALL - "The Fabric of Our Lives" has an Opening Reception on Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition presents photography by Joel Lefkowitz and fabric and ceramic sculpture by Setha Low. The show also includes the participatory installation The Wardrobe, where clothes and their stories are there for the sharing and the taking. The exhibition will be on view from December 21 to December 23, 2018. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org.

To discover more about the artists, visit their artist directory listings by clicking here for Joel Lefkowitz and here for Setha Low.

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"Three Part Flayed Woman Raku" by Setha Low. Sculpture. Courtesy of Setha Low.

"Three Part Flayed Woman Raku" by Setha Low. Sculpture. Courtesy of Setha Low.

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SOUTHAMPTON

IRON GATE EAST - Holiday Party & Closing Party for "Love is Not All" takes place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 3 to 6 p.m. at a home in Southampton, NY. The group exhibition features art by Meghan Boody, Patti Grabel, Ryan Michael Kelly, Jeff Muhs and Richard Pasquarelli. The event is co-presented with Nest Seekers International. The exhibition can be found at 230 Bishops Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.irongateeast.com.

To learn more, click here to visit the gallery's Exhibition Finder listing.

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"Sarah No. 1" by Richard Pasquarelli. Oil on linen, 42 x 56 inches. Courtesy Iron Gate East.

"Sarah No. 1" by Richard Pasquarelli. Oil on linen, 42 x 56 inches. Courtesy Iron Gate East.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2018

SAG HARBOR

Romany Kramoris Gallery hosts two Book Signings on Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Illustrator Joyce Brian will sign copies of her book "The Orange Family: A Children's Story of Art & Love" from 1 to 2 p.m. Author and magician Allan Zola Kronzek signs copies of his new book of tricks "Grandpa Magic" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Features step-by-step illustrations for easy learning.
Free admission. Romany Kramoris Gallery is located at 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.kramorisgallery.com.

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To discover more art exhibitions on view, visit our Exhibition Finder for shows on the East End, Long Island and New York City.

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