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Front Line Heroes Program

Our Heroes Program pairs a front line pandemic worker with an East End Arts Member Artist. The artist creates an intimate artwork from a photograph that is submitted by the Front Line Hero. The photograph can be whatever the worker chooses; self-portrait, portrait with others, a happy place of theirs, a pet or a family member, etc.. The artworks are created in the medium and genre that the artist chooses. Currently 6 artists are participating in the program and creating artworks in oil, charcoal, and acrylic.

Personal Portraits

Happy Place Artwork

East End Arts would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the artists that participated in this program! 

Marlene Bezich of Middle Island
Ginny Blank of Southold
Dale Boker of Port Jefferson Station
Ann Carlile of Wading River
Kat Dwyer of Shelter Island
Janet Fink of Riverhead
Gary Long of Cutchogue
Steven Ness of Aquebogue
Mary O'Connor of Bayport
Laura Stroh of Jamesport



Displays of the artworks are hung in the lobby of the Peconic Bay Medical Center as shown below.

The Front Line Heroes program pairs an artist with a front line worker. East End Arts is currently in search of artists that would like to volunteer their time for this program and the community. Artworks created through this program will be given to the Front Line Worker once completed. If you are interested in becoming an artist for the program, please complete the form below. Please note, there is no compensation to participate as an artist in this program. All time and materials are provided by the volunteer artist. 

First Name
Last Name
Address Line 1
Postal Code
Type of Artworks You Would Like to Create - Check all that apply
*Any number of artworks created for the program is very much appreciated. You do not need to create more than one artwork in order to be considered an artist participant for the program.