Saturday, August 31, 2019

Hi All Happy Labor Day Weekend: Visit the Jamie Forbes Gallery, across from the Ketcham Inn, 1-4 90 Montauk Highway Center Moriches, LI

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Take Back the Walls, Sat. 31 6-9 , today at the Rochester Contemporary Center

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Take Back the Walls opens Saturday, August 31. Stop by RoCo 6-9pm to view over 50 artworks by industry artists from around New York State! Participating artists include: 
* Rachel B. Abrams (Brooklyn, NY) The Museum of Modern Art 
* Berly Brown (Troy, NY) University Art Museum at SUNY Albany 
* Steven Duval (Amherst, NY) The Albright Knox Art Gallery 
* Maryrose Fridey (Williamsville, NY) Albright Knox Art Gallery 
* Paul Harp (Fairport, NY) Memorial Art Gallery 
* G. Peter Jemison (Victor, NY) Ganondagan State Historic Site & the Seneca Art & Culture Center 
* Emilie Lemakis (New York, NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art 
* Paul Loughney (Brooklyn, NY) Galerie Lelong 
* Victoria Manning (Brooklyn, NY) The Museum of Modern Art 
* Nick Marshall (Rochester, NY) George Eastman Museum 
* Karl Mattson (Buffalo, NY) Albright-Knox Art Gallery 
* Matthew Osiol (Brooklyn, NY) Museum Of Modern Art 
* Saloman Pritchard (Tonawanda, NY) Albright-Knox Art Gallery 
* Davana Robedee (Syracuse, NY) Schweinfurth Art Center 
* David Russo (Webster, NY) The George Eastman Museum 
* Andrew Salomone (Rochester, NY) The George Eastman Museum 
* Rachel Shelton (Buffalo, NY) Mirabo Press, Eleven Twenty Projects & Argus Gallery 
* Greg Slick (Beacon, NY) The Katonah Museum of Art 
* Hiroshi Tachibana (Brooklyn, NY) Museum of Modern Art 
* Adriano Valeri (New York, NY), Fisk Fine Art Services, Levy Gorvy Gallery & Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 
* Bob Wagner (Rock Tavern, NY) Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz

Meet the Juror

Take Back the Walls juror, Karlos Carcamo was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and grew up in Jamaica, Queens, NY. His multidisciplinary work touches on themes that incorporate high and low cultural references, art history, and urban culture. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and his MFA from Hunter College, both in New York. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, and the Village Voice, among other publications. Carcamo has also worked within the Museum field as an art installer, exhibitions preparator and conservation picture framer for the last 27 years at venues such as International Center of Photography, Asia Society, Queens Museum, and Museum of Modern Art.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Catch the Norwegian Film Institute

Norwegian Oscar Shortlist
Beware of Children, Harajuku and Out Stealing Horses are shortlisted for this year’s Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

Norwegian Oscar shortlist: Beware of Children, Harajuku and Out Stealing Horses

Oscar 2020. The Norwegian Oscar committee has shortlisted Beware of Children, Harajuku and Out Stealing Horses for this year’s Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film from a total of 17 eligible candidates. The final Norwegian Oscar entry will be announced on September 3.


New and upcoming titles

Drama Series


Hi All I just love the Hampton Classic horse show.

Champions Crowned in the Hunter Rings at the 
44th Hampton Classic Horse Show

The Hampton Classic represents the culmination of the outdoor season for many show hunters in America. Top hunters are crowned and now begin their preparations for the indoor fall events. 

While hunter competitions continue through Sunday, a number of divisions have awarded Champion and Reserve Champions to this point:
Alexa Lignelli won the B Section of the Children's Hunter Horse 14 & Under Championship receiving The Alamo Trophy & Cooler sponsored by Scarlett Lee Aylsworth. 
© Shawn McMillen
Children’s Hunter Horse 14 & Under Section A
Sponsored by Gerald & Kelli Ford
“The Alamo” Trophy & Cooler sponsored by Scarlett Lee Aylsworth
CH: Maggie May ridden by Sofia Moskowitz
RES: Pop Rocks ridden by Alexa Lignelli

Children’s Hunter Horse 14 & Under Section B
Sponsored by Gerald & Kelli Ford
“The Alamo” Trophy & Cooler sponsored by Scarlett Lee Aylsworth
CH: Resonate ridden by Alexa Lignelli
RES: Last Stand ridden by Danae Oliveri

Children’s Hunter Horse 15-17
Sponsored by The Moskowitz Family
CH: Bonaparte ridden by Romy Lauer
RES: Playlist ridden by Samantha Kallman
Alyssa Baychuk and Garden Party were Champion Children's Hunter Large Pony. 
© Shawn McMillen
Children’s Hunter Large Pony
CH: Garden Party ridden by Alyssa Baychuk
RES: My Favorite Spot ridden by Keara Murphree

Children’s Hunter Sm/Med Pony
Sponsored by Silver Tide Stables
CH: It’s My Party ridden by Piper Shearer
RES: Farnley Blew Kisses ridden by Rylie True 

Children’s Hunter Classic
“Seconds at Last” Trophy Sponsored by Stephanie Bulger & MeadowView Farm
CH: Afrojack ridden by Elaina Doyle
RES: By Proxy ridden by Tess Gilmartin
Sophia Moskowitz and Maggie May were Grand Children's Hunter Champion. They received the Virgina Hunt Trophy sponsored by the Hampton Classic. © Shawn McMillen
Grand Children’s Hunter Champion
“The Virginia Hunt” Trophy Sponsored by the Hampton Classic 
CH: Maggie May ridden by Sophia Moskowitz 

Green Conformation Hunter
Sponsored by Evermore, Inc.
CH: Critics’ Choice ridden by Scott Stewart
RES: Park City ridden by Holly Orlando

Green Hunter 3’6”
Sponsored by the Sadrian Family, 
“Ever So Dark” Trophy & Cooler sponsored by Dark Horse Farm
CH: Everwonder ridden by Scott Stewart
RES: Cabrio ridden by Scott Stewart

Green Hunter 3’9” / High Performance Hunter 4’
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. John Ingram
CH: Catch Me ridden by Scott Stewart
RES: Snowday ridden by Victoria Colvin

High Performance Hunter Conformation
Sponsored by Betsy L. Battle
CH: Private Life ridden by Scott Stewart
RES: Koala ridden by Victoria Colvin

For full results please visit
Scott Stewart of Wellington, FL, won the inaugural $5,000 Mane 'n Tail Hunter Rider Challenge following the Old Salem Farm Spring Show and the 
Hampton Classic Horse Show. © Shawn McMillen
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Monday, August 26, 2019

Well it's labor Day Week End Coming up. Catch the International Film Festival Summer Docs Series.

Our 11th year of SummerDocs wound down Saturday night with CIRCUS OF BOOKS, an intimate portrait of an unusual family business. Director Rachel Mason and film subject Karen Mason joined Alec Baldwin for both a garden reception prior to the screening and a revealing conversation after the film. Thanks to the HIFF Board and our sponsors for a lovely evening!
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IN the Hamptons Catch the Hampton's classic in Bridgehampton

True Story and Holly Orlando Capture the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby, Opening Day at the Hampton Classic

Local Day at the Hampton Classic Showcases 
Top Horses and Riders from Long Island

Bridgehampton, NY - August 26, 2019 Sunday, August 25 was opening day of the 44thAnnual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the most prestigious hunter-jumper equestrian events in the nation. Showcasing the highest levels of the sport, the world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from across North America and abroad.

Opening day at the Classic is traditionally reserved for Long Island’s very own equestrian community. ‘Local Day’ is open exclusively to horses who are stabled in Nassau or Suffolk County for at least 75 days since January of the calendar year, and hosts hunter divisions for amateurs and professionals alike.
Nancy Marder Banfield, Sue Ellen Marder O'Conner and Sarah Horowitz presenting to Holly Orlando with Cathy Zicherman's True Story, winners of the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Pictured with Holly is her daughter, Logan Orlando. © Shawn McMillen
The beautiful Anne Aspinall main hunter ring took center stage for the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby, a two-round competition consisting of “Classic Style” and “Handy Hunter” components. With final combined scores being separated by just one point over two rounds, it was Cathy Zicherman’s True Story piloted by Holly Orlando who finally emerged victorious with 91 points in total over Curo and Geoffrey Hesslink with 90 points. 

Trained by Jenny Dunion of Evermore Inc. in Water Mill, the Hampton Classic’s 2018 Grand Champion Hunter “Spent the last week preparing for the Hampton Classic by giving my four-year-old granddaughter, Elsie, rides around the farm,” laughed Zicherman. “She thinks he is a unicorn, which he basically is!”

“His biggest asset is his unfailing consistency,” said Zicherman. “He wasn’t bothered by the fact that it was ten degrees colder than any other day this summer, or blowing a gale, or that it was dinnertime and they were still in the ring. He just goes in and does his job and always seems to rise to the occasion.”
Stephanie Bulger with Mariano and Romy Lauer with Bonaparte tied as Grand Local Hunter Champions at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. © Shawn McMillen
Laura Bowery of Bridgehampton, NY, rode Stormy Good’s Prince of Thieves to the Local Working Hunter Professional Championship. They received the Eddie Horowitz Memorial Trophy, sponsored by North Shore Equestrian.

There was a tie for The South Fork Perpetual Trophy sponsored by the Hampton Classic Horse Show and awarded to the Grand Local Hunter Champion. Mariano, owned and ridden by Stephanie Bulger of New York, NY, and Bonaparte, owned and ridden by Romy Lauer of Wellington, FL, will share the 2019 title.

The Miller & Associates Local Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship went to Stephanie Bulger and Mariano.
Romy Lauer and Bonaparte, The Knox School Local Junior Hunter Champions at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. © Shawn McMillen
Romy Lauer and Bonaparte received The Knox School Local Junior Hunter Championship.

The East Hampton Star Local Hunter Professionals division had two sections. Champion of section A was Holly Orlando with Forever. Section B Champions were Laura Bowery and Prince of Thieves. 

Full results of Local Day and all other competition events may be found online at

On Tuesday, August 27 in the Der Dau/CWD Riders’ Lounge following the last class in the Grand Prix Ring, Dr. Amy Polkes of HV Equine Internal Medicine and Antech Labs Equine Division will be hosting a seminar titled “Equine Neurologic Disease – is your horse neurologic or lame?” This event will be streamed live on

One of the most spectacular equestrian events in the nation, The Hampton Classic showcases the highest levels of show jumping competition. The world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from all over the world, competing over eight days for prestigious titles and over $800,000 in prize money. The week builds towards the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI4* on Sunday, September 1, where the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will be awarded to the rider amassing the highest number of points from the show’s five FEI Jumper competitions.
The 65-acre Hampton Classic show grounds is also a shopping and dining mecca. There is a wide variety of food choices, daily kids' activities, and the luxurious Agneta Currey Boutique Gardenand Stable Row feature more than 80 vendors.
For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, complimentary live webcasts of all Grand Prix ring competitions air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and courtesy of LONGINES. Complimentary live webcast of all Anne Aspinall ring competitions also air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and sponsored by RideTV.  In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic.  These broadcasts can also be seen online at Most of the Classic’s other classes are also available on  
For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.

Grandstand tickets are still available for the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI4* on Sunday, September 1, Bucket seating in all sections are $45 per person. Visit to book your seats.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Look Good , Getting ready for Labor Day Week EndCatch Michelle Sakhai at the Madalyn Jordan Jordan Gallery, September, 5th, 2019


The Arcana Series: Interpretations of Tarot
September 6 - October 19, 2019

Opening Reception
Friday, September 6, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wheel of Fortune x, 2018. Oil and metal leaf on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to present THE ARCANA SERIES: INTERPRETATIONS OF TAROT, a solo exhibition of paintings by New York City artist, MICHELLE SAKHAI. This is Sakhai’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and will be on view from September 6 - October 19, 2019, with an opening reception on Friday, September 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and meet the artist.

Michelle Sakhai’s new series of paintings is the culmination of a year-long project, which presents the artist's interpretation of select Major Arcana Tarot cards.  Seeking to honor the sacred interpretation of the cards, Sakhai explains, "Major Arcana Tarot cards represent the life lessons, karmic influences and the big archetypal themes that influence our life and soul’s journey to enlightenment. Their meanings are deep and complex. Tarot readings are a powerful form of divination that use a deck of cards to help you find answers to your most important questions.”  Sakhai shares her motivation for the series.  "We live in a modern era and the cards could benefit from an updated rendition. My intention behind re-creating them is to both connect us back to the source and the higher power, bringing healing to those who feel a connection with Tarot.

Sakhai encountered Tarot in pursuit of her spiritual path, a fundamental part of her art. With an interest in the teachings of Transformative Art, Sakhai’s abstract paintings focus on light and energy, with each spontaneous stroke serving as a vehicle for healing and channeling peace. 

Her signature style, a mix of oil paint in vivid colors accented with silver and gold leaf, often raised off the surface, provides the work an overall sense of delicate richness, depth, and shimmer. The emboldened brushstrokes, imbued with intention and confidence, coalesce across the canvas in a harmony of color and form, reaching to the edge with √©lan and sophistication. Sakhai consistently demonstrates her abilities as a colorist, skillfully mixing her refined palette into an infinite range of rich hues. The use of metallic leaf on the canvases distills a subtly reflective surface, changing the look of the composition depending on light source. 

A beautiful demonstration of movement and light can be observed in the painting Wheel of Fortune X. Abstractly depicting the iconic “wheel” with concentric swirls of blue and white oil paint over a striking gold leaf background, the artwork seems to pulsate across the canvas. Rainbow hued dots are arranged in a patterned formation and interspersed throughout the work creating a vibrant, active surface. The joyfulness that the work elicits aptly resonates with its congruent Tarot card meaning: good luck and good fortune is soon to return. 

Michelle Sakhai was born in 1983, in Long Island, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Hofstra University and a Masters in Fine Arts in 2010 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Shortly after receiving her Masters in San Francisco, she taught Fine Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sakhai has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY, Lehman College Museum, Bronx, NY, Stanford Art Spaces, Marin MOCA, San Francisco, CA, and SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, ADAA at the Park Avenue Armory, NY, NY, Palette Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, and El Hotel Pacha, Ibiza, Spain. In 2017, Sakhai was selected to be the artist in residence at The Fairmont San Francisco, CA. 

Additionally, Michelle Sakhai is a Primordial Sound Meditation instructor through the Chopra Center, as well as a certified Reiki Master. She teaches Transformative Art at the Harlem Hospital through the Art Works Foundation in New York City, where she currently resides while continuing to travel the world.

For more information on the exhibition, click HERE
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