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ART OF THE NON-DOMINANT HAND Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 5-7 PM (posted April 8, 2016)

ART OF THE NON-DOMINANT HAND Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 5-7 PM (posted April 8, 2016)

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Press contact: Stephanie Israel
Images available upon request

A Juried East End Arts Gallery Show
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 5-7 PM
Show Dates: April 29 – June 10, 2016

(RIVERHEAD, NY, April 8, 2016) –– The East End Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the new juried art show featuring painting, pastel and drawing media, Art of the Non-Dominant Hand, at the East End Arts Gallery which will open with a reception on Friday, April 29, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This show will be juried by Mark Humphrey of Mark Humphrey Gallery in Southampton, NY.

East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood encourages artists: "People who attempt to make art using their non-dominant hand will be accessing a new and different component of their creativity. It is a simple exploration guaranteed to surprise and hopefully delight all artists who submit work to this show. According to some studies, there are various benefits to using one’s non-dominant hand (for art or anything else), including ramped up creativity and brain training for increased brain health."

At the reception, the public is invited to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists. The reception is a free event, open to the public. Artwork on exhibit is for sale. The show will run from the opening reception through June 10, 2016. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY and open hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For more information about this show, visit

Guest juror Mark Humphrey is an artist and owns a renowned gallery in Southampton, NY. Mark Humphrey was born in Iowa and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mark received his BFA from Syracuse University, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and graduated from Ohio University with a MFA in painting. He lives in Southampton, Miami, and New York, where his painting studio is located. He opened the eponymous gallery in Southampton in 1980 and has shown his own work as well as dozens of artists, both local and international, including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Alex Katz, Robert Motherwell, and Ellsworth Kelly. His own works are in many corporate collections in New York, as well as private collections in the Hamptons and New York. He is also an art consultant for many corporations in New York and private residences both in the Hamptons and New York, and works with many prestigious designers locally and in New York. For more information about the juror, visit

Original works in all painting, pastel and drawing media may be submitted; up to three entries can be submitted per artist. Visual art entry drop-off dates are Thursday, April 21 through Saturday, April 23 at the East End Arts Gallery. For all entry information and complete submission schedule, visit

The “Best in Show” winner of this show will be one of several artists who will participate in the East End Arts Gallery’s Winners’ Show in the Fall of 2017. First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

This show is one of seven art shows of 2016 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the continuing umbrella theme “The Creative Process”. The complete 2016 Gallery Schedule can be viewed at

Programs of the East End Arts Gallery are made possible with public funding provided by New York State Council of the Arts, Suffolk County, and the Town of Riverhead.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood at 631-727-0900 or
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.