Art Hamptons Announces Host Committee

ahnewMarch 31, 2016 (New York, NY) – Art Hamptons, the premier international art fair of the Hamptons is pleased to announce details of the Opening Night Preview benefit and formation of its inaugural Host Committee.

The Opening Night Preview of Art Hamptons taking place on Thursday, June 23 at 5pm will benefit LongHouse Reserve of East Hampton, and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The inaugural Host Committee will be co-chaired by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally regarded textile designer, author, collector and one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts, with Maria and Kenneth Fishel who are integral supporters of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s mission to eradicate cancer and fund the vanguard of life-extending research.

Members of this year’s illustrious Host Committee include influential curators, collectors, designers and Hamptonites. To date, Host Committee members include: collectors Dale and Doug Anderson; Christopher L. Apgar, Apgar Sinderbrand Group; Ruth Appelhof, Executive Director, Guild Hall; Dianne B. President of LongHouse Reserve, author, and garden stylist: Brett Beldock, Principal, Brett Design Inc.; Arlene Bujese, Curator, Southampton Cultural Center Art Gallery, Board Member, East End Hospice; Ada Ciniglio, Executive Director, ArtTable; Lisa and James Cohen, James Cohen is the President and CEO of Hudson Media Inc., the largest magazine distributor in the northeastern United States. Lisa Cohen is the Founder and Editorial Director of Galerie magazine; Kipton Cronkite, Principal, ArtStager; Judy Olson Dunne, Principal, Butter and Eggs; Marge Hadar, Broker, Brown Harris Stevens; Helen Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner Study Center; Harry Heissmann, Principal, Harry Heissmann Inc.; Andre Kikoski, Principal, Andre Kikoski Architect; Amy Lau, Principal, Amy Lau Design; David Ling, Principal, David Ling Architect; Suzanne Lovell, Principal, Suzanne Lovell Inc.; Jayne Michaels and Joan Michaels, Principals, 2Michaels LLC.; Scott Sanders, Principal, Scott Sanders LLC; Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director and Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum; Edwina von Gal, Principal, Edwina von Gal + Co and Founder/President, Perfect Earth Project; Marion Waxman, Founding Chairperson, A Hamptons Happening; and Dr. Samuel Waxman, Founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

As the region’s original and longest-running art fair, Art Hamptons will kick off the summer season, returning to Bridgehampton for its 9th edition, June 23 – 26, 2016. The fair is set to present a series of VIP events, special programming, and panel discussions, as well as a selection of leading galleries from the US and around the world, showcasing work from emerging artists and modern masters alike.

About Maria and Kenneth Fishel
True patrons of the arts and champions of health research philanthropy, Maria and Kenneth Fishel host Art Hamptons for the second consecutive year. Maria Fishel is a tireless fundraiser and arts advocate. Kenneth Fishel is the CEO of Renaissance Properties. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

About Jack Lenor Larsen
An internationally recognized textile designer, author, and collector, Jack Lenor Larsen is one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts and one of four Americans ever to be honored with an exhibition in the Palais du Louvre. His home, LongHouse, located on 16 acres in East Hampton, NY, and inspired by the famous Japanese shrine at Ise, was built as a case study in creative approach to contemporary life and designed landscape as an art form.

Opening Night Preview: Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Black Card: Thursday, June 23, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
VIP Preview: Thursday, June 23, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

900 Lumber Ln., Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(at Scuttlehole Rd. & Lumber Ln.)
40°57’42.1″N 72°18’54.0″W
40.961688, – 72.314997

Limited onsite parking available on Opening Night. Additional off-site parking available via complimentary shuttle. Valet parking available for a fee. Complimentary and valet service available during general admission.

Admits two to Opening Night Preview on Thursday June 23, 2016 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy complimentary wine bar and light hor d’oeuvres from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., plus access to the VIP Lounge, and unlimited entry to the fair June 23 – 26, 2016.

Admits two to Opening Night Preview on Thursday June 23 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and includes access to the VIP Lounge and unlimited entry to the fair June 23 – 26, 2016.

Admits one for one-day, June 24 – 26, 2016

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