ArtHamptons, the longest-standing large-scale art fair in the Hamptons, has announced its artist and patrons honorees for 2015. The four Long Island residents have worked in the community for a number of years, championing the area’s arts and culture.
Ruth S. Appelhof was selected for the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Appelhof has served a 15-year tenure at Guild Hall, where, as director, she guided the expansion of programs and attendance while overseeing a major renovation of the East Hampton arts, entertainment and education center. Appelhof previously worked as the director of the Hill-Stead Museum in Connecticut and the Minnesota Museum of American Art before joining Guild Hall in the summer of 1999. The 2015 Arts Patron of the Year Award and reception for Appelhoff will take place on Sunday, July 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the VIP lounge of ArtHamptons, which will take place the private estate grounds of Lumber Lane Reserve in Bridgehampton.
Susan and Louis K. Meisel were selected as the 2015 Arts Patrons of the Year for their philanthropy and promotion of arts. The Sagaponack residents are co-founders of Meisel Development and the Louis K. Meisel Gallery and Benarducci.Meisel.Gallery, through which they have contributed their time, money and energy in New York City and the Hamptons. Their reception is on Saturday, July 3, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Stan Brodsky, one of the nation’s leading master colorists whose work has been extensively exhibited on Long Island, was awarded the 2015 Honorary Artist Award. ArtHamptons will present a retrospective exhibition spanning 50 years of the renowned contemporary artist’s career. The exhibition, curated by June Kelly, will appear at the front entrance to the fair. Brodsky’s reception is on Saturday, July 4, from 3 to 4 p.m.