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Rosalie Dimon Gallery: Eileen Dawn Skretch & Rosamaria Eisler (2013)

Eileen Dawn Skretch & Rosamaria Eisler
August 2 - October 30, 2013

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 10 PM, during lunch and dinner service

Artists' Reception: Sunday, August 18, 3 - 5 PM
Meet the artists and see their wonderful work.
The public is welcome, admission free.
Featuring local wines and artisan cheeses, served by the Jamesport Manor Inn.
The Jamesport Manor Inn offers a Sunset & Spirits Prix Fixe dinner immediately following the reception for $25 per person.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Southampton landscape painter Eileen Dawn Skretch creates her works on wood surfaces; most works begin en plein air. Back in her studio, she relies on those studies and photos to create her larger works. Skretch explains, “As I paint, the wood’s grain becomes another layer of the mist or the ripple in the water. I love the peaceful spirit and unique beauty of the vanishing open spaces of the East End, where I was born and raised. As Jane Wilson told me, when you’re a farmer’s daughter, you’re drawn to the landscape.” Skretch studied at Montserrat School of Visual Art and has studied with numerous artists, including Terry Elkins and Marjorie Cagaino. Prizes for her work have been awarded by Smithtown Township Arts Council, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Southampton Artists Association, and East End Arts. Over the past six years she has had four solo shows on Long Island, at the Southampton Historical Museum, the South Street Gallery in Greenport and at Harbor Light Images in Huntington, and she is affiliated with the Artist Alliance of East Hampton, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, East End Arts, Guild Hall, the Southampton Artists Association, and the Water Mill Museum.

Mexican-born Ridge printmaker, painter and educator Rosamaria Eisler is inspired by her daily experiences when creating her work. Eisler received an M.A. from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; and a B.S. in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. While working in the pharmaceutical industry in Mexico, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York, Rosamaria studied art with private instructors and, after 22 years, she returned to college full-time to study art and in 1995, she was introduced to printmaking. Since then she has been creating her art using different processes, such as intaglio, relief and monotypes; always experimenting. Rosamaria has been an assistant to master printmakers in New York and twice in Florence, Italy and has worked as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University; instructor at the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, the Art Barge in Amagansett, NY, and at the East End Arts School in Riverhead, NY. An active member of several art associations, she has exhibited widely on Long Island: SUNY Stony Brook, St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, Adelphi University in Garden City, Ashwagh Hall in Springs, Smithtown Arts Council, and East End Arts, to name a few. Her works have garnered numerous awards including Best in Shows, and is in private collections.

Exhibits at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery are a joint effort by East End Arts and the Jamesport Manor Inn to introduce exceptional artists and their work to the East End communities. This program is made possible with public funding provided by Suffolk County.

For more information and to purchase work, contact Jane Kirkwood, East End Arts Gallery Director: 631-727-0900 or gallery@eastendarts.org