Two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the world of printmaking will feature giants in modern and contemporary art, along with talented artists from all over the world. Both exhibitions, the brainchildren of Sag Harbor artist and master printmaker Dan Welden, combine to create a milestone event that brings printmaking to the forefront of art.
Presented with Inspiration Plus and Dan Welden.
GALLERIES ARE OPEN! Masks are required upon entry into the galleries, and guests are expected to practice established social distancing protocol. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
TAKEOVER 2020! artists include Jodi Bentivegna, Michael Butler, Isadora Capraro, Franco Cuttica, Esly Escobar, Melinda Hackett, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Miles Partington, and Kerry Sharkey-Miller
Back by popular demand with 10 new artists-in-residence! Southampton Arts Center has once again handed over its galleries to ten East End artists, each with an assigned space to set up a “pop-up” studio. Completed works will be installed and the artists will have weekly studio time in the galleries from Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 PM to create new works in a wide variety of mediums. Guests are encouraged to visit repeatedly to view the progress of new works.
TAKEOVER 2020! is sponsored by Ingrid Arneberg with additional support from the Long Island Community Foundation. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
Art Heals – Be Creative!
The entry period for “SAC Community Art Share” has come to a close and we can how present the final “show” with 160 pieces!
Our galleries may be temporarily closed, but that won’t stop us from exhibiting artwork. During this time of social distancing we encouraged you to tap into your creativity – paint, draw, sculpt, photograph nature, make a video – whatever inspires and excites you! Then you shared the images of your work so we could post them online and on our social media platforms to make everyone’s worlds a little brighter!
We want to be able to serve as a resource for all artists during these difficult times. For those of you working in visual, performing, literary, or any other arts-related field – whether as the maker, administrator, technician, or other role – there are options out there to help you.
The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation, as part of their respective COVID-19 relief efforts, have established an emergency relief grant program that will provide $1,250,000 in aid to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. The program, initiated by The Willem de Kooning Foundation, will be administered in partnership with NYFA.
When life is on pause, art can heal. We have no choice. Pause we must. So, together, let’s make this moment meaningful. Since our doors opened, Southampton Arts Center has been deeply committed to community building through the arts. We are humbled that in a few short years SAC has transformed into a vital gathering spot for all members of our community.
Acknowledging that all sectors of our economy are facing challenges, we are respectfully asking for your help as well. If you are in a position to support the critical on-going needs of Southampton Arts Center during this time and can make a tax-deductible contribution, we hope you will do so.
We may be physically separated but SAC is still virtually vibrant and we want to stay connected with you socially. Follow @southamptonartscenter on Facebook and Instagram for daily posts to help inspire, motivate, and entertain.
This very special 11″ x 17″ poster can be purchased for $20 to put in your store or home window! Proceeds benefit Artist Kara Hoblin, Southampton Arts Center, and Heart of the Hamptons, the Southampton-based non-profit organization offering a Food Pantry, Clothing Room, and General Assistance programs. Show your support for those brave individuals working in hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores, post offices and more, by putting this beautiful poster in your window for all to see.
“Thank You Essential Workers” © 2020 Kara Hoblin @karabellaa.
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.
Be the first to see and purchase these incredible works of art for your collection!
Plus tacos and margaritas from the Disco Taco Food Truck!
EXTREMELY LIMITED CAPACITY – Taking reservations for 6 PM and 7 PM time slots
The Collectors Sale benefit art sale event will premiere with an intimate First Look Cocktail Reception held on Thursday, August 27 from 6-8 PM in hour-long shifts on SAC’s West Lawn and Theater. Face masks are required, and all social distancing protocols will be followed. This event will be a fun evening, no more than 50 people, per hour to preview and have first dibs on purchasing the works that will be available to the general public starting at 11 AM on August 28. Tickets for the first look reception are $250 per person.
Artists include Hal Buckner, Saskia Friedrich, Alice Hope, Bryan Hunt, Laurie Lambrecht, and Steve Miller.
This special installation on the east end west lawn of SAC is a collaboration between Artistic Director Amy Kirwin and Artist Eric Fischl and reflects both nature and the new normal of life during a pandemic. The intention is not only to offer an open-air experience that welcomes guests to roam freely and safely, but to draw attention to artists that use nature and humanity as an inspiration for their work.
This project will enhance our beautiful grounds for the public to enjoy while taking advantage of the property. Combining both sculpture and installation makes for a dynamic use of the landscape, and the artists chosen all have works that will be in conversation with and draw attention to the stunning natural surroundings and existing sculptural features.
Image: Bryan Hunt; Monolith Quarry, 1979 & Cubit Quarry, 1979; Bronze, Editions 1/4; 30.5″ x 13.5″ x 28” and 14.5″ x 36″ x 27.5”