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A Juried East End Arts Gallery Show
Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 5 – 7 PM
Show Dates: June 16 - July 26, 2017
(RIVERHEAD, NY, May 31, 2017) –– The East End Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the new juried, all media art show, Collage, at the East End Arts Gallery which will open with a reception on Friday, June 16, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The guest juror for this show is Gail Levin. 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 July 26, 2017. The Collage gallery show is sponsored by Hamptons Art Hub. The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 E. Main Street in Riverhead, NY and new hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (now closed Sunday through Tuesday.)
East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood encourages artists and comments on the theme: “Today’s collage is a beautiful and sophisticated art form balancing composition, color and content with personal style.”
For more information about this show, visit eastendarts.org/gallery/collage-2017.html.
Gail Levin is distinguished professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women's Studies at The Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. The acknowledged authority on the American realist painter Edward Hopper, she is author of many books and articles on this artist, including the catalogue raisonné and Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. She has also focused on the art of women artists in historical cultural context, which let to biographies of Judy Chicago (2007) and of Lee Krasner (2011), as well as a book in 2013, a comprehensive website, and a touring exhibition of the art of the supercentenarian Theresa Bernstein (1890-2002), which was the product of Levin’s collaboration with several scholars including her doctoral students at the Graduate Center.
Her work on twentieth century and contemporary art has won international acclaim, been widely published, and translated across Europe, Asia, and Australia. Her articles cover a wide range, from the theory of artists’ biographies to explorations of the intersection of American and Asian cultures. Among the most recent are “Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed” and “Threading Jewish Identity: The Sara Stern in Sonia Delaunay.”
Levin has also published and exhibited her photography, collages, and other art works. A show of her collage memoir, “On NOT Becoming An Artist,” was shown in May 2014 at the National Association of Women Artists in New York City, and again in Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, and in the Berkshires.
For more information about the juror, visit eastendarts.org/gallery/jurors.html.
Original works in all collage media may be submitted; up to three entries can be submitted per artist. All submissions will be reviewed by the guest juror, who will choose a select number of works that he feels best represents the theme, and those pieces will be included in the exhibit. Entry drop-off dates are Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10 at the East End Arts Gallery. For all entry information and complete submission schedule, visit eastendartsorg.presencehost.net/gallery/artists.html.
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 2018. First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.
This show is one of seven art shows of 2017 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the umbrella theme “Elements of Style”. The complete 2017 Gallery Schedule, including all calls for artists can be viewed at eastendarts.org/gallery.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 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.