2016 Programming & Events

Ribbon Cutting & Welcoming Remarks

Ribbon_cuttingThursday, June 23
5:00 pm | Fair Entrance

Hosted by Co-Chairs Maria and Kenneth Fishel and Jack Lenor Larsen, along with Marion and Samuel Waxman of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will kick off the Opening Night festivities. A presentation of the LongHouse Awards for Best Artwork and Best Booth will follow.

Private Tour | By Invitation Only

Fly’s Eye Dome (original idea by Buckminster Fuller, developed and produced by John Kuthik, 1998) on the grounds of LongHouse Reserve

Friday, June 24
10:30 am | VIP Tour
LongHouse Reserve
VIP Registration Required. Transportation not Provided.

LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY, featuring pieces from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and William De Kooning to name a few. As part of their internationally recognized Art in the Gardens program, Jack Lenor Larsen and the LHR Arts Committee have assembled a collection of more than 60 contemporary sculptures in the LongHouse gardens. Throughout the site, permanent works are on display along with those on seasonal loan from artists, collectors, and dealers.LongHouse_Hamptons

Anthony Liggins: Art is Love, Love is an Art

BE_gallery88Friday, June 24
2-4 pm | Gallery 88, booth 206

The award-winning Look Book “Art is Love, Love is an Art” is a visual journey of artist Anthony Liggins’ 17 years crafting abstract dream-scapes that transcend the limitations of language. The 200-page publication captures Liggins’ artwork, his collectors and the influences that have inspired him throughout the years. The artist will sign copies of this volume.

Tour of Art Hamptons

Peter_frank_tourFriday, June 24
3 pm | Registration Desk

Tour of Art Hamptons led by Los-Angeles based curator and writer, Peter Frank. This promises to be an insightful and informative way to learn about the fair and Frank’s selected galleries.

Limited to 25 participants. Please RSVP to ann@urban-expo.com

Artful Living: Passionate Pursuit or Investment—or Both?

Design_panelFriday, June 24
4:00 pm | VIP Lounge
Discussion & Reception

With Glenn Gissler, President-Elect, ASID NY Metro Chapter; Suzanne Lovell, designer; Amy Lau, designer; Barbara Toll, art advisor and freelance curator; Julie Saul, owner, Julie Saul Gallery; moderated by Suzanne Slesin, Editor-in-Chief, Galerie magazine.

Talk will be followed by a reception hosted by Galerie Magazine.
Event will be open to lecture attendees and VIP pass holders.



Art Hamptons 2016 After Party

oreyaFriday, June 24
8:30 – 10:30 pm
Art Hamptons 2016 After Party
VIP Event | First Look Black Card pass holders only
Oreya Southampton

Join us Friday evening from 8:30 – 10:30 pm at Oreya Southampton for complimentary appetizers, specialty Grey Goose cocktails and music by Richard Grey and DJ Rosé. (more…)

Private Tour | Dan Flavin Institute

Dan_FlavinSaturday, June 25
10:00 am | VIP Tour
Dan Flavin Institute
Open to FIRST LOOK and VIP pass holders only. Transportation not provided.

Bridging the mediums of painting and sculpture, Dan Flavin completed a series of eight works known as “icons” between 1961 and 1964. These icons connect the work that Flavin made early in his career to the sculptures in light for which he is remembered. Dan Flavin: icons returns this critical early series to the Dan Flavin Art Institute to embrace his trajectory as an artist and illustrate the leap that he made from painting to working in pure light.

Jadot Wine Tasting

Saturday, June 25
12 – 5 pm
Jadot Tent | Exterior Cafe

Join us for a complimentary wine tasting of Louis Jadot from 12-5 pm on Saturday. We are pleased that Louis Jadot wine will be served on Opening Night, as well as during the Reception following the 4 pm lecture on Friday; and during the by-invitation-only Young Collector Event on Saturday. Full glasses of Louis Jadot wine are available for purchase at the cafe throughout the fair.


Jean-Marie Haessle: Meet the Artist


BE_HaessleSaturday, June 25
1:00 pm | Kips Gallery, booth 300
RSVP required

Artist Jean-Marie Haessle will present his recent work and talk about his career as an artist in New York City. This presentation will be followed by a catalog signing.


Gavin Rain: Hidden in Plain Sight

BE_emoderneSaturday, June 25
1:30 pm | E-Moderne Gallerie, booth 311

Gallery owner Edward Fong will give a presentation on the work by pointillism artist Gavin Rain. Up close, Rain’s paintings consist of small concentric dots painted in different colors of acrylic paint. From a distance, the eye views the image as a whole, and a naturalistic portrait is revealed. The farther the viewer steps back, the clearer the image becomes. Fong will discuss this technique and tricks for viewing Rain’s work.

Book Signing: Marcia Resnick, “Punks, Poets & Provocateurs”


BE_karynmannixSaturday, June 25
2:00 pm | karyn mannix contemporary, booth 118

The people from the extraordinary New York milieu amongst whom I was living and working had no way of knowing that the years between 1977 and 1982 were enchanted, endangered, and unrepeatable,” explains photographer Marcia Resnick. It was a time and place populated by icons, iconoclasts, and antiheroes whom Resnick documented with a unique and evocative eye. Here, her photographs of the “enfants terribles” reflect this unique time in the worlds of jazz, rock and roll, literature, art, and film — an era that remains highly influential.

Tour of Art Hamptons Fair


Arlene_Bujese06.14Saturday, June 25
2:30 pm
RSVP Required

Tour led by Arlene Bujese.

Following an early career as an exhibiting artist and educator, Hamptonite Arlene Bujese has built a long history of supporting the arts on the East End as a curator/art dealer.  She is currently completing the permanent art collection for the East End Hospice Kanas Center in Quiogue, where she is also a member of the Board of Directors and is chairing the 16th Annual Boxart Benefit.

Limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to ann@urban-expo.com.



Michael Alfano: Influences and Purpose


BE_Michael_AlfanoSaturday, June 25
3:00 pm | Artblend, booth 210

Sculptor Michael Alfano’s philosophical figurative work transforms classical imagery to resonate today. Michael will discuss his infusion of symbols into sculpture to provoke exploration and continual reinterpretation. Working as a sculptor for two decades, Michael has over twenty public commissions and his pieces may be found in important collections worldwide.

Cuban Art Today

Ariamna Cantino, Galeria Habana

Saturday, June 25
3:30 pm | VIP Lounge

The societal, cultural, and economic changes in and out of Cuba during the last couple of decades have visibly affected the art produced in this Caribbean country. Carole Rosenberg, President, American Friends of Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Luis Miret, gallery director, Galeria Habana, and Tonel, artist, critic, and curator, will describe and discuss important segments of Cuban art “of the moment”, as we move further into the second decade of the twenty-first century. (more…)

Work in Progress: Paul Resika at 89

ResikaSaturday, June 25
4:30 pm | Lawrence Fine Art, booth 313

Artist Paul Resika and his long-time representative Lori Bookstein will discuss his work, spanning a nearly 70-year career. Paul will discuss his motivations to keep working and the creations and achievements he believes he has yet to accomplish.


Young Collectors Reception

Saturday, June 25
6:00 pm | VIP Lounge

By invitation only event open to active members of young patrons groups from metropolitan and regional museums. Registration required.

The Allure of the East End

Allure_of_East_EndSunday, June 26
2:00 pm | VIP Lounge

Since the 1880s artists have come to the East End to seek a particular seaside light and camaraderie with other artists. In the 1950s it was the shared artistic spirit that drew artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Rauschenberg to escape the city in favor of the summertime quietude, not to mention the cheap rent that the East End offered. Between studio visits and group exhibitions, these artists would commune on the beach, taking part in intense philosophical discussions.