Wednesday, July 4, 2012

ArtHamptons | July 13-15, 2012 | Bridgehampton, NY

ArtHamptons | July 13-15, 2012 | Bridgehampton, NY

5th Annual ArtHamptons
Receives Major Support from
both NYC & Local Museums

The 5th successful ArtHamptons is preparing for record attendance this summer, surpassing last year’s 9,500. In an effort to attract a wider network of art buyers to the fair, we have reached out and received promotional support from a new tier of prestigious art organizations who will join us this summer. The Guggenheim Museum and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museummembers, as well as the Whitney Contemporaries and major donors of the Whitney Museum of American Art will be exclusively invited to ArtHamptons. The influential charity Hedge Funds Cares, comprised of Wall Street’s most prominent hedge fund executives, will be hosting a fund-raising event onsite. Sotheby’s Auction House is hosting their top 400 art clients from the NYC area. The Young Presidents/World Presidents Organization from NYC will be converging onsite, as well.

Opening night, a “must attend” glamorous  Hamptons tradition, which was re-enacted in an episode of USA Network’s Royal Pains last summer, is expected to attract 3,000 art collectors and again benefits the Longhouse Reserve. We will also be joined by a multitude of prominent local art organizations and charities, such as Guild Hall, Nassau County Museum of Art, Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Heckscher Museum of Art, Southampton Fresh Air Home, and East End Arts Council to name a few. In total, an unprecedented 30 + important art organizations and museums will embrace and support ArtHamptons this summer. This promotional activity will generate many more active art buyers than prior years.

Friday’s Pollock at 100: A Centennial Celebration Turning into One of Summer’s Premiere Events

Our Friday night fund-raiser for the Pollock- Krasner House celebrates Pollock at 100.Hamptons Magazine has selected this July 13 charity event to serve as the unveiling of their uber popular cover party.

2012 Arts Patron of the Year Awarded to Performer/Collector Cheech Marin

Primarily known as an actor, director and performer, Cheech Marin has developed the finest private collection of Chicano art in the country. He states, “Chicano art is American Art. My goal is to bring this genre of art to the forefront of the art world.” He has authored three books on the topic, and his traveling exhibition has appeared in 16 museums. He will be teaming up with L.A.’sThomas Paul Fine Art to show a select group of young Mexican American artists.  Participating also as an exhibitor, and as the star of the current CBS TV hit series “Rob”, he will actively be involved with the media to promote ArtHamptons.

Exhibitor Applications Are Now Being Accepted Online

Reduced in size to assure the highest caliber of art, ArtHamptons is still accepting applications online. Held on an amazing 97 acre bucolic reserve in Bridgehampton, the site features a dramatic Sculpture Park, polo field, and horse pasture. Held in a spectacular 40,000 sq ft modular museum-like structure with spacious soaring glass lobby, ArtHamptons production standards will be up to international standards. 

The Selection Committee welcomes early acceptances Gerald Peters Gallery (Santa Fe/NYC),June Kelly Gallery (NYC), Throckmorton Fine Art (NYC), Danziger Gallery ( NYC), Cynthia Corbett Gallery (London), Mark Borghi Fine Art (Palm Beach/Bridgehampton), Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta), and Madison Gallery (La Jolla).

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