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Hamptons-Based Artists Association To Exhibit Over 50 Artists During Memorial Day Show

Nicole Barylski

Our Great Flag by Russell Mercier.

The Southampton Artists Association's (SAA) annual Memorial Day Show will return to Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center on Wednesday, May 23 and remain on view through Sunday, June 3.

"We have a very big show this year with 55 artists displaying over 150 pieces," noted Danielle Leef, a SAA board member. "This fine art show includes local artists whose works range in photography, oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and sculptures."

Bramble Bark Sky by James Slezak.

The 2018 iteration will encompass works by Steven Bicari-Amaral, Arthur Andersen, Barbara Bilotta, Dennis Bontempo, Lance Corey, Jo-Ann Corretti, Donna Dean, Paul Dempsey, Dale Drake, Imbi Ebrus, Irina Blinova-Nelson, Susanne Forestieri, Ana Franklin, Susan Friend, Gerry Giliberti, Carol Gold, Donna Howard, Dave Johns, Urs Koehli, David Kornrumpf, AnnMarie LaFace, Dom Lamontanaro, Denise LeBrun, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Georjana Marci, Jean Mahoney, Henry Mangels, James McGarvey, Patricia McGrath, Russell Mercier, Barbara Moeller, Pamela Morrison, Sophie Nadell, Ron Nicoletta, Trudy Nunez, Paul Padovano, Chuck Polis, MaryAnne Renz, Edward Robinson, Bonnie Ruben, Stephanie Sekora-Edmonds, Neva Setlow, Lorne Singh, James Slezak, Frank Sofo, Marilyn Stevenson, Bob Sullivan, Elaine Thompson, Pamela Thomson, Maureen Travers, Pamela Vossen, James Wightman and James Witker.

"This is a great opportunity to find wonderful art at a reasonable cost," Leef added. "We also have bin items for sale."

SAA is composed of professional and amateur artists that reside on both the South Fork and the North Fork.

"These dedicated artists show a wide range of style, with several award winning artists among them," shared Dom Lamontanoro, PhD, SAA President.

The not for profit organization was founded in 1989 to provide local residents with an opportunity to highlight their masterpieces in a professional setting. SAA presents four shows annually, including the Late Winter Show, Memorial Day Show, Labor Day Show and the Fall Show. Artists may also be selected to have their works showcased at the Town Hall in Southampton throughout the year. Additionally, SAA is responsible for two outdoor shows: Art-in-the-Park in July and the SouthamptonFest exhibition in October. Both are held at Agawam Park.

Windmill on Agawam by Jean Mahoney.

Those interested in getting into the arts can take one of SAA's painting classes or all media workshops. SAA also champions budding artists with yearly scholarships for local high school students.

An opening reception for the Memorial Day Show will take place on Saturday, May 26 from 4 to 6 p.m., while the closing reception will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission to both events is free and they are open to the public.

Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton. For more information, visit southamptonartists.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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