Curated by Paton Miller
ON VIEW April 20 through June 9, 2019
East End Collected5 continues to reflect Paton Miller’s vision of this area as an ideal environment for artists to create work. Through this exhibition, Miller celebrates these 32 new artists and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive. A special new addition to this fifth year of EEC is East End Collected Junior with a select group of teen artists.
Most works in East End Collected5 are available for purchase through the artists. For inquiries please email email@example.com.
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12 – 6 PM
This exhibition has been made possible thanks, in part, to the generosity of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Casey Chalem Anderson, painter
Harlan Beeton, photographer (EEC5 Junior)
Michael Cardacino, sculpture
Sylvia Channing, conceptual artist (video/paint)
Jeremy Dennis, photographer
Emily Esposito, painter (EEC5 Junior)
Madison Fender, photographer
Francine Fleischer, photographer
Lori Hawkins, photographer
Carol Hunt, painter
Anna Jurinich, painter
Christine Keefe, painter
Suzanne LaFleur, painter
Geralyne Lewandowski, painter
John Margaritis, sculpture & painting
Alexis Martino, photographer
Lauren Matzen, painter
Kyle McNamara, painter
Eric Meola, photographer
Oscar Molina, painter
Joan Lee Montefusco, painter
Nika Nesgoda, photographer
Kai Parcher-Charles, filmmaker (EEC5 Junior)
Finn Pilaro, painter (EEC5 Junior)
J.B. Riffaud, painter (EEC5 Junior)
Cindy Pease Roe, sculpture
Jay Schneiderman, sculpture
Arden Scott, sculpture
Ty Stroudsburg, painter
Trina Tozzi Michne, painter
Isabel Turban, painter
A Note from Paton Miller:
Six years ago I was invited to a meeting by then Mayor Mark Epley and other concerned residents of Southampton Village to contribute my ideas on how to go forward with the newly conceived Southampton Arts Center. The main point I offered at the meeting was that a new arts center had to be ‘loved’ by the community to be enthusiastically supported and have a chance to grow. In order to be embraced by the community I suggested that SAC should serve as a mirror and reflect the artistic community it resides in. This was the kernel of the idea that gave birth to the East End Collected Series.
Including this year’s East End Collected5, over 150 artists have participated in the EEC series. Artists whose careers range from working in their basements to those who have had long international careers. The connective tissue of these disparate careers is the quality of the work. The past exhibitions have all been strongly supported and much appreciated by the community and has helped put SAC on the map. None of this would be possible without the unwavering support of Amy Kirwin, Tom Dunn, Simone Levinson, J. Whitney Stevens and the rest of the SAC board. I warmly thank them for the 5 years they’ve given me to investigate in-depth our shared artistic community. It has been an amazing voyage of discovery for myself and all who have participated.
This year we have included a number of promising younger artists who are at the very beginning of their careers. The Eastern end of Long Island, North and South forks, have for many years been fertile ground for some of the most diverse and exceptional artistic talent to be found anywhere. We salute these younger artists who will continue this tradition.
Post-Opening Night Dance Party with DJ Mister Lama: Saturday, April 20 | 7-10 PM | FREE
EEC5 “Hangouts”: Thursdays, April 25 and May 30 | 6-8 PM | FREE
Gallery Tours with Paton Miller and EEC5 Artists: Sundays, May 19 & June 9 | 12:30 PM | FREE (June 9 tour will end with a closing day celebratory champagne toast)
Artists Illustrated Talk: Sunday, June 2 | 4 PM | FREE
Hosted by Paton Miller, with Jeremy Dennis, Francine Fleischer, Christine Keefe, Suzanne LaFleur, Kai Parcher-Charles, and Cindy Pease Roe.
Exclusive Offer for “Friends of SAC”:
Private Home Studio Tour with Paton Miller: Sunday June 2 | 11 AM | FREE
JOIN TODAY and reserve your spot – space is limited!
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times