Gallery Events

The Face of Winter by Paul Dempsey, at the Riverhead Town Hall Gallery.
The Face of Winter by Paul Dempsey, at the Riverhead Town Hall Gallery.

Short Days

“Short Days,” an exhibition featuring the works of Phyllis Chillingworth, Annie Sessler, and John Todaro, will be held at Ashawagh Hall this weekend, with an opening reception on Saturday, December 8, from 4 to 7 PM. These local artists draw connections between nature and abstract, their work includes oils, watercolors, prints, mixed media and photography.


Once again, the South Street Gallery in Greenport is providing artists with 10×10 cradled birch plywood boards. Each work will be sold for $100.

Works will be featured on, under “South Street Gallery,” a preview will be held at the gallery on Friday, December 7, from noon to 9 PM.

The gallery space has moved this year to the second floor. All proceeds will be split between the North Fork Environmental Council and 88.3 WPPB FM, Peconic Public Broadcasting. The show will be on view through December 24.

Gallery Talk

Sara Mejia Kriendler will give a free talk in Guild Hall’s Spiga Gallery on the exhibition, “Sara Mejia Kriendler: In Back of Beyond” on Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 AM.

On And Off The Wall

folioeast will host “On and Off The Wall,” an installation of 3D works by 10 artists — Carolyn Conrad, James DeMartis, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Dennis Leri, Paul Pavia, Justin Peyser, Robert Schwarz, Aurelio Torres, Rosario Varela, and Mark Webber. An opening reception will be held at the gallery at 55 Main Street, East Hampton, from 5:30 to 7 PM on Saturday, December 8. The show runs on weekends, noon to 5 PM, or by appointment, through January 2.

Winter Scenes

East End Arts hosts a new art exhibit, “Winter Scenes,” at the Riverhead Town Hall Gallery featuring the photography of Paul Dempsey of Southampton. Dempsey describes himself as a fine art photographer and a “digital manipulator.” The current series of abstract work focuses on macro images of nature combined with additional exposures of ice, snow, sand, and sky.

The exhibition opens Friday, December 7, and will run through March 1, 2019 and can be visited during Town Hall open office hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM. The artist will host a reception on Tuesday, December 18, from 5 to 7 PM.

Multi Is The Media

The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Multi Is The Media,” featuring works by Keith Ramsdell, Jim Gemake, Bengt Hokanson, and Trefny Dix. A group show will also include artists Alicia Gitlitz, Karen Kirshner, Phil Marco, Martha Mcaleer, Alyssa Peek, Cindy Press, Linda Sirow, CHO Yea Jae, and Strosberg/Mandel. The show will run through December 30.


Sara Nightingale Gallery presents “Timeshapers,” with recent work by Paul O’Connor, Mimi Saltzman, and Johnny Wong. The exhibition runs through December 28. “Timeshapers” brings together three friends who met five years ago in the art community of Taos, NM.

Not Nature

“Not Nature,” featuring the works of Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller, and Darius Yektai, is on display at Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. The show is open Saturdays through December 22. Visit

Small Treasures

The Wednesday Group is showing “Small Treasures” at the East Hampton Library through December 20. Participating artists include Barbara Jones, Teresa Lawler, Jean Mahoney, Deb Palmer, Gene Samuelson Frank Sofo, Aurelio Torres, Pam Vossen, and Dan Weidmann.

Romany Kramoris Gallery

Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor presents a group art show featuring 30 plus local artists highlighting small and affordable art and fine crafts.

Participating artists include Nancy Achenbach, Lianne Alcon, Herbert August, Olivia August, Adriana Barone, Ann Barzola, Eve Behar, Lois Bender, Joyce Brian, Lauren Chenault, Sue & Al
Daniels, Christopher Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Suzzanne Fokine, Rick Gold, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Ruby Jackson, Mary Jaffe, Adrienne Kitaeff, Romany Kramoris, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Mary Milne, Alan Nevins, Maria Orlova, Isabel Pavao, Heidi Rain Oleszczuk, Christina Schlesinger,
Veronica Mezzina, and Deby Zum.

The exhibit is on display through January 13.

Student Art Exhibit

The fall Eastern Campus Student Art Exhibit highlighting exceptional work created by Suffolk County Community College students in the applied arts programs on the college’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead will be up through December 15.

On display in The Lyceum Gallery are more than 60 student works in a variety of media and sizes created in photography, graphic design, computer art, and interior design courses. The exhibit provides prospective students with a unique opportunity to see the high proficiency attained by students in Suffolk’s Eastern Campus art department.

Light Of The Ocean

Southampton Arts Center presents the exhibit “Light Of The Ocean” by Francisco Alvarado-Juárez. The show will run through the rest of the year, closing on Monday, December 31. The exhibit is a dynamic, site-specific installation by Alvarado-Juárez, a New York-based American artist born in Honduras.

With the help of community volunteers and experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, the two main galleries are turned into a magical marine environment with pathways through sand, seashells, and other organic materials indigenous to the East End, plus video projections of water and marine life, approximately 30 of Alvarardo-Juárez’s large-scale acrylic paintings, and thousands of repurposed painted paper bags. The smell of the sea and sounds of whales enveloping the viewer’s senses will make for a transformative gallery visit.

Guild Hall

Guild Hall in East Hampton presents a trio of major one-person shows, which highlight the institution’s mission of showcasing artists of the region. Each artist has lived or currently lives on the East End, and every exhibition will focus on the variety of art that has been nurtured and flourished in the area.

The exhibits include Syd Solomon’s “Concealed and Revealed” in the Moran Gallery, “Please Send To: Ray Johnson,” selections from the permanent collection in the Woodhouse Gallery, and Sara Mejia Kriendler’s “In Back of Beyond” in the Spiga Gallery. The shows run through December 16.

Compiled by Bridget LeRoy
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