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Friday Nov 22 - Thursday Dec 31

Make a Donation to our Annual Fund

Southampton Arts Center depends on support from generous donors like you, especially after this very challenging year. Your financial support will help us to deliver excellent programs to our audiences, year round.

SAC is committed to community building through the arts. We present and produce inspiring, inclusive, socially and regionally relevant programs across all disciplines – welcoming, connecting, and collaborating with the diverse members of New York’s East End community and beyond.

Saturday Jul 25 - Sunday Dec 27

2020 VISION

Presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center. Curated by David Kratz and Stephanie Roach, and edited by Emma Gilbey Keller.

Participating Sponsor: Douglas Elliman
Insurance Sponsor: AXA
Media Partner: Hamptons Magazine

Artists, writers, and creative thinkers were asked to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like?  What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against?

We invited these creators to express what they saw, what they felt, and what they experienced during this time of pause and reassessment, upheaval and risk, and anxiety and uncertainty.  

It is our hope that 2020 Vision marks one of many beginnings in the necessary process of ‘post-traumatic growth’ and positive change for our society and our world.

Note to Visitors: 2020 Vision, by design, presents multiple artists’ perspectives and observations on all that has occurred in our society over the past year. Please use your discretion when visiting with children due to some mature content.

Thursday Nov 05 - Monday Apr 05

SAC Storefront Art Project: ALICE HOPE – Priceless

We are thrilled to launch our first Storefront Art Project with artist Alice Hope and her new installation “Priceless”.

Located in the former Chico’s at 8 Jobs Lane, “Priceless” is a multimedia installation made with accordioned chromed coat hangers, strung can tabs, and shopping tags. So come take a stroll in the village and check out the first of a potential series of window art installations.

Thank you to Mayor Jesse Warren, the Trustees, and the Village of Southampton, the landlord of 8 Jobs Lane, and Morley Property Management for their support of this project.

Made possible, in part, thanks to the Long Island Community Foundation.

12:00 am, Thursday Dec 31

THE COLLECTORS SALE – Benefit Art Sale Event

It continues! Many of the available works have been reinstalled behind the big wall in the back gallery, so you can still come and see them in person to help with your purchase decision making! 

While the season usually comes to a celebratory close with the annual SummerFest event, the current government restrictions prohibiting gatherings of groups of more than 50 has forced all non-profits to think outside the box and create a new approach to fundraising. With that, we are thrilled to announced

Artists and collectors were asked to contribute to this special fundraiser by generously donating a work or works of art. Over 80 artists and collectors have shown their support by donating 105 works. Now it is your turn to purchase them!

All proceeds from this fundraising art sale will allow SAC to continue its diverse slate of year-round programming.

Saturday Jan 30 - Sunday Apr 11

East End Collected6

Conceived and Curated by Paton Miller

East End Collected6 continues to reflect Paton Miller’s vision of this area as an ideal environment for artists to create work as well as drawing attention to the large population of artists living on the East End. In this sixth iteration of the popular exhibition, Miller continues with the intention of never showing the same artist twice. The series will have featured over 200 individuals including this 6th collection. Through this exhibition, Paton Miller celebrates these 30 new artists and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the region’s arts scene can continue to thrive.

EEC6 Artists include Linda Alpern, Mary Boochever, Deborah Buck, Dominic Cantasano, Isadora Capraro, Philippe Cheng, Joe Chierchio, Jerry Cooke, David Geiser, Mary Delaney, Melody Guini, Candace Hill, Dennis Lawrence, Christina Matthai, Gerald Monroe, Ryan Moore, Patrick Peter, William Quigley, Doug Reina, Bastienne Schmidt, Anne Seelbach, Agathe Snow, Kevin Teare, Cati Van Milders, Maria Vasconcelos, Linh Vivace, Claire Watson, Carol Weinberg, Suzanne Wetanson, and John Whelan.

Cover photo: Bastienne Schmidt by James Salomon

Saturday Apr 17 - Sunday Jul 11

eARTh – Artists as Activists

Curated by Amy Kirwin

Presented with Oceana, Peconic Land Trust and South Fork Natural History Museum

Exhibition Advisor: James Salomon

This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate.

Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Tom Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft. 

Cover Art: by Kara Hoblin.

12:00 am, Friday Dec 31

2020 PATRONS CIRCLE

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