Photos: Watermill Center’s FADA House of Madness

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In case you weren’t able to get to the festivities at the Watermill Center‘s can’t-miss annual benefit on Saturday, July 30.  Or if you just want to relive the moment …

Enjoy these darn good photos (courtesy WMC) of Saturday night’s 23rd annual summer fundraiser–which  featured sound installations with ANOHNI, a collaborative installation by The Bruce High Quality Foundation, and installations and performances by the Watermill Center’s 2016 International Summer Program–in addition to the usual unusual assortment of characters and art makers. “FADA House of Madness” brought together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society with artists arriving at the center’s camp from more than 25 countries to create installations and performances throughout the 8.5-acre grounds. Funds raised benefitted the Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs.



Photos: Serious Moonlight at LongHouse Reserve


All photos by Dawn Watson for LongHouse Reserve.

In counting my favorite benefits, LongHouse Reserve has always been at the very top of the list. Having been to nearly every summer fundraiser at the 16-acre East Hampton garden/arboretum/sculpture grounds/museum for the past decade, I have to say that Saturday’s event, “Serious Moonlight”for the 25th anniversary Jubilee Year celebration, was the absolute best. So many friends and serious supporters turned out to pay a visit and their respects to founder Jack Lenor Larsen and his East Hampton-based garden of delights, netting $500,000 in the process. It was a beautiful night under the Serious Moonlight, not soon to be forgotten.

This year’s honorees were sisters Molly Chappellet and Luanne Wells, who both received the LongHouse Arts Patron Award, which was presented by Martha Stewart–all longtime friends of Jack.

Other notables who turned out: Robert Wilson, Cindy Sherman, Fred Savage and his wife, Lynn, Alice Aycock, Nicole Miller, Mary Jane Marcasiano, Ralph Pucci, Sherri Donghia, Ralph Gibson, Larry Warsh, Alex Papachristidis Scott Nelson, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, Veronica Atkins, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Emilia Kabakov, Lucy Winton, Bryan Hunt, Lynda Benglis, Mary Heilmann, Lana Jokel, Alexandra Munroe, Bridget Fleming, Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane, Ron Guttman, Terri Sultan, Andrea Grover, Steve Miller, Bonnie Grice, Yuka Silvera, Uko and Hideki Morita, Joe Pintauro, Eric Dever, Dianne B (who received a special award from Jack), Lys Marigold, Nico Muhly (who performed a seriously fun mini concert), Nona Hendryx (who rocked it out), Matko Tomicic, Em Watson, Florence Fabricant, Regina Weinreich, Elizabeth and Mark Levine, Steve Miller, Elizabeth Birkelund, Bastienne Schmidt, Ted Hartley, Ralph Gibson, Johnny Swing, Peter Dayton, Ryan McGinness, Laurie Lambrecht, Elena Glynn, Nina Gillman, Lynda Benglis, Bryan Hunt, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeld, Dr. Vincent Covello, Jo Ann and Lee Skolnick, Fern and Lenard Tessler, Edwina von Gal, Marcia Wilson and Herb Hellman, Terrie Sultan, Christopher French, Jennifer Landes, Andrea Grover, Jack Youngerman,  to name several dozen.  : )

Photos from Watermill Center’s ‘Viewpoints’ Talk


Last night, Thursday, December 17, the Watermill Center hosted an “Off the Easel: Mitchell, Pollock, Rothko” panel conversation with Christophe de Menil, Helen Harrison and Laura Morris at Robert Wilson’s 29th street loft in the city. Hosted by The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, the new conversation series event was moderated by Christopher Stackhouse.

Here are some photos from the evening, shot by Brian Lynch and courtesy the Watermill Center:

Photos from Watermill Center Family Day

The Watermill Center hosted its annual “Discover Watermill Day” yesterday, Sunday, August 9. I was up to my elbows in deadlines but luckily Kimberly Goff sent us some pictures of the afternoon fun, which included art installations, performances, workshops, tours and family activities. Enjoy the views!

Countdown to Watermill Center’ ‘Circus of Stillness’ on Saturday

It’s almost here! I can’t wait and am counting the days ’til the Watermill Center benefit on Saturday.

In honor of this most fabulous event, I’m sharing a few photos here of last year’s big shebang. Enjoy and hope to be posting photos of you at this year’s fundraiser.

Photos from ‘On Gossamer Wings’ at LongHouse Reserve

Forget Disney World; LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton is the happiest place on Earth!

What fun we had last night at the big annual summer benefit. This year’s theme was “On Gossamer Wings,” and it couldn’t have been more beautiful.

The highlight of the night, for me, was walking with Kiki Smith to her “Women with Sheep” sculptures and then photographing her sitting on her work. Man, I am a lucky, lucky girl.

Of course seeing so many friends came in at a close second. Hope you enjoy the (totally unretouched) photos from last night as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Let’s Get Our ART On!

"Tuning Fields" by Margaret Garrett, will be on view at Art Market Hamptons, Booth 503.

“Tuning Fields” by Margaret Garrett will be on view at Art Market Hamptons, Booth 503.

If there ever was a weekend for art lovers, it’s this one. There are three noteworthy art exhibit arenas opening up tonight–the stalwart ArtHamptons, newcomer Art Market and an upstart Pleasurists pop-up.

ArtHamptons, which will present the work from 87 venerable galleries, will open its doors tonight at Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton tonight and will remain on view through July 13.
Here’s the schedule of events:

Thursday, July 10
* BLACK CARD ‘First Look’, 5pm – 7pm
Black Card Holders Only
* Opening Night Preview benefits Guild Hall, 7pm – 9:30pm
Black Card and VIP Pass Holders Only
* HC&G Artists & Collectors VIP Party, 5pm – 8pm
By Invitation Only

Jane Freilicher, “Near the Sea: A Sixty Year Retrospective”
Thursday, July 10 – Sunday, July 13
Open to all Ticket Holders

Friday, July 11

* Moby 3:30-4:30pm
Meet renowned musician and photographer Moby, in interview with Aperture Foundation Senior Editor Denise Wolff + book signing to follow.
* LA ROC 2:30-3pm
Artist Spotlight: Legendary street artist LA ROC at Lawrence Fine Art booth 417
* Jules Feiffer 5-5:30pm
Artist Spotlight: Popular cartoonist Jules Feiffer, Jean Albano Gallery booth 204

Saturday, July 12
* Tom Dash 12, 12-12:30pm
Artist Spotlight: Hot local artist Tom Dash, Mark Borghi Fine Art booth 300
* Jane Freilicher 1-3pm
Meet Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Jane Freilicher at artist retrospective booth 401
* Robert Wilson 4:30-5:30
Meet artist, choreographer & director Robert Wilson, 2014 Arts Patron of the Year interviewed by The Art Newspaper’s Brook Mason.
* Managing Your Art Collection panel 2-3pm
Sit in on the panel, Managing Your Art Collection as an Asset, presented by VIP Sponsor US Trust.
* salute 5-7pm
Toast the celebrity fueled 10th Anniversary Celebration. Join us as we recognize and salute Executive Editor /Publisher Nicole B. Brewer and the team for their decade of intelligent editorial coverage of the Hamptons art and Cultural scene.

Sunday, July 13
* Art Kids @ Art Hamptons presented by Free Arts NYC 10:00am – 11:30am
* 11:30am – 12:00pm Guided Tour of Art Hamptons
Open to all Ticket Holders.
* Art Polo 12pm – 1pm
Customized polo demonstration hosted by the Southampton Hunt and Polo Club for fairgoers and Museum Young Collectors from NYC’s arts institutions, benefits the Southampton Arts Center
* ArtKids @ ArtHamptons 10;30-noon
Get excited about the first-ever ArtKids @ ArtHamptons event presented by Free Arts NYC with a morning of family art exploration.
Open to all Ticket Holders

Art Market Hamptons returns, and will be held at the Bridgehampton Historical Society from Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 14.

And lastly, artists Ben Moon and William Quigley, aka The Pleasurists, will be raising money for the Wounded Warriors’ Soldier Ride during a “Sip to the Soldiers” event. The “Mash – Up Society” fundraiser will be held on Friday, July 11, at Quigley’s studio on Schenck’s Alley in East Hampton at Skrapper Studios and will feature performances by DJ Monikkr and RockStarlet Bella Saona and actor/comedian Andy Dick. Additionally, the work of local fledgling painter Alex George McCue will be debuted at the exhibit.