HAMPTONS ARTS NETWORK, WITH ARTIST PHILIPPE CHENG, OFFERS COMMISSIONED PORTRAITS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
The Hamptons Arts Network is working with the artist Philippe Cheng to take commissions of Pause At Home—family, individual, or essential worker portraits—as an important record of our community living through the COVID-19 pandemic. A portfolio of all commissioned portraits will become part of the collections of East Hampton Historical Society, Eastville Community Historical Society, and Southampton History Museum as a means to gather and preserve information for future researchers. The option to pay for a portrait of a health worker, essential worker, civil servant, or a gift for another person or family, is available. Proceeds, after production expenses, go directly to support the 19 members organizations of the Hamptons Arts Network, a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons.
Portraits may be commissioned at a price of $1,500 by visiting give.guildhall.org/pauseportraits or emailing email@example.com. Each purchaser will receive an 11 x 14-inch archival collector’s print.
Philippe Cheng is a fine art-based photographer with studios in New York City and Bridgehampton, Long Island. Recognized for his work capturing diverse personalities, Cheng brings sensitivity to this project as a longtime community member and frequent volunteer. He studied at The School of Visual Arts and New York University, and his work is in the Library Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, the Parrish Art Museum, and in many private collections. Visit philippecheng.com for more information on the artist.
Hamptons Arts Network (HAN) is a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons. Our goal is to promote collaboration, partnerships, and shared programming among its members. As well, we advocate for the arts in the area of economic development, tourism, and education.
Member organizations are:
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
Dia: Dan Flavin Art Institute
East Hampton Historical Society
Eastville Community Historical Society
Hamptons International Film Festival
Hamptons Doc Fest
The Madoo Conservancy
Parrish Art Museum
Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum
Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center
Southampton African American Museum
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton Cultural Center
Southampton History Museum
The Watermill Center
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