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9th Annual Art Hamptons Takes On New Owners

Sydney A. Braat

Art Hamptons will be held at Maria and Kenneth Fishel's private estate grounds. (Photo: Lisa Tamburini)

Over 50 exhibitors from eight countries will have their work on display during the 9th annual Art Hamptons. The Hamptons' longest running art fair will take place Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 26th at Maria and Kenneth Fishel's private estate grounds.

Modern, contemporary, emerging and masters will gather for this weekend of immeasurable talent. A few of the exhibitors featured in the show's 9th edition include 308 Art Contemporaneo (Miramar, Cuba), Bruce Lurie Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Donna Schneier Fine Arts (Palm Beach, FL), Envie D'Art (Paris, France and London, UK), Galeria StandARTe (Madrid, Spain), karyn manix contemporary (East Hampton, NY), KIMHYUNJOO Gallery (Seoul, South Korea), SPiN Galleries (Shanghai, China), The Tolman Collection (New York, NY Tokyo, Japan), and many more.

Natural Forces by Steven Kinder. (Courtesy Photo)

"We are thrilled with the international exhibitors we have for this year's edition of Art Hamptons, particularly the focus on Cuba. With three Cuban galleries exhibiting with us this year and an exciting lecture on the current state of art in Cuba," remarked Donna Davies, Vice President of Art Group, Urban Expeditions. "With galleries from Argentina, South Korea, China, Spain, and France, this year's fair will provide a diverse presentation from around the globe."

After eight years of being produced by Hamptons Expo Group, Urban Expositions, a group based in Kennesaw, GA, has taken over the production of Art Hamptons. Founded in 1996, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events, some of which include Art Aspen, Art Hamptons, Houston Art Fair, Art Palm Springs, and the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (SOFA Chicago).

Previews and times of the art show are dependent on tickets. The Opening Night Preview will take place on June 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Black Card will take place on June 23rd from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the VIP Preview will take place on June 23rd from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show will be on view June 24th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 25th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and June 26th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Black Card tickets are $100. They admit two to the Opening Night Preview, and also give attendees access to a complimentary wine bar and light hors d'oeuvres, the VIP Lounge, and unlimited entry to the fair throughout the weekend. The VIP Pass is $75 and admits two to the Opening Night Preview, access to the VIP Lounge, and unlimited entry to the fair throughout the weekend. Lastly, the Day Pass costs $20 and admits one for a one-day entry.

Reclining Nude by Anna Walinska. (Courtesy Photo)

"As the new owners of Art Hamptons, we are excited to relaunch the fair this year. We have been working steadily on improvements to the website, logo, and the attendees' experience, and we look forward to being part of the Hamptons community this year and for years to come," added Davies.

Art Hamptons is located at 900 Lumber Lane (at Scuttle Hole Road and Lumber Lane) in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 1-800-563-7632 or visit www.arthamptons.com.

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