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50 Local Artists Highlighting Exceptional Works At Annual Hamptons Fall Art Show

Nicole Barylski

Massive flock of Gulls by Pat Griffit.

Southampton Artists Association (SAA) will present its annual SAA Fall Art Show, the final exhibition of its 2017 season, this November. Held at the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center, the nearly two week exhibition will feature a wide variety of mediums, with something that will catch the eye of all attendees.

"We have 50 members taking part of this show and there will be oils, acrylics, mixed media, sculptures and photography," noted Danielle Leef, a board member.

For those already ready to start crossing names off their holiday gift list, think about scooping up an exquisite, modestly priced masterpiece that was created by a local artist. "Most of all the works are for sale including many bin items at reasonable prices," Leef explained.

Layers Digital Photo Composition by Jim Slezak.

Deborah Acquino, Barbara Bilotta, Gilda Block, Fred Brandes, Jane Cerami, Lance Corey, Jo-Ann Corretti, Imbi Ebrus, Helen Giaquinto, Carol Gold, Patricia Griffith, Dave Johns, Urs Koehli, Denise LeBrun, Dom Lamontanaro, Danielle Leef, Becca Mahan, Jean Mahoney, Steve Marciw, Martha McAleer, James McGarvey, Pat McGrath, Galina Melnik, John Mercurio, Barbara Moeller, Pamela Morrison, Michelle Murray, Sophie Nadell, Kathryn Odell-Hamilton, Paul Padovano, Maryanne Renz, Bonnie Ruben, Danis Saulitis, James Slezak, Frank Sofo, Bob Sullivan, Pamela Thomson, Maureen Travers, Pamela Vossen, James Wightman, and James Witker are among featured artists.

SAA is comprised of professionals and amateur artists that reside on both the South Fork and the North Fork. The not for profit organization was established in 1988 to offer local artists the chance to present their works in a professional gallery setting.

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

A Path to the Purple Clouds by Danielle Leef.

Along with the fall exhibition,> members are invited to exhibit their pieces in a late winter show that takes place in February or March, a Memorial Day show, and a Labor Day show, as well as a one-person show at Town Hall in Southampton in December and January.

SAA also nurtures budding artists through its outreach program and awards four local high school students with a scholarship.

"Our Association is 30 years old and seeks to sponsor and help enhance the cultural of art in the local area," notes board member James Slezak.

For those looking to fine-tune their artistic ability, SAA presents two classes taught by professional artists of oil painting, drawing and watercolors at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Cosmos by Helen Giaquinto in Acrylic.

"Southampton Artists Association serves as a point of contact for individuals with questions about the art activities in our area via our website," added Slezak.

The Fall Art Show will open on Wednesday, November 8 and remain on view through Sunday, November 19. An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. and a closing reception will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 4 to 6 pm. All are welcome at the celebratory soirees and admission is free to both.

Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton. For more information visit southamptonsartists.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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