Host Committee

Dale Anderson is a collector who prefers to be ahead of the curve. She learns as she collects and shares what she has learned with curators and other collectors. Anderson began collecting studio glass in the middle of the 1970s when she met…
Chris Apgar’s love of art began as a college student, filling his room with auction purchases, a number of which were Warhols. He volunteered on the weekends at the Whitney Museum signing up new members. After graduation a family business consumed his time…
Ruth Stevens Appelhof, B.F.A. ’65; M.A. ’74; Ph.D. ’89 Syracuse University, is an educator and arts leader focusing on contemporary art in America. Her work as a teacher has taken her to various universities, including the State University of New York, Auburn; Syracuse…
As one would expect from a woman whose professional career revolves around gardening and fashion, Dianne Benson’s (known by her many fans as Dianne B.) passion for gardening is based on the very principles of fashion – form, pattern, shape, color, textures and…
Founder of the eponymous, multidisciplinary Brett Design, Brett Beldock has emerged as a designer best known for her artful, vivacious interiors. With architectural styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, and lifestyles that vary from casual to refined…
Margaret Brennan is a Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News and joined its Washington bureau in 2012. Brennan’s reporting has taken her around the world from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and points beyond while reporting on national security and foreign policy. Brennan was also…
Following an early career as an exhibiting artist and educator, Hamtponite Arlene Bujese has built a long history of supporting the arts on the East End as a gallerist/art dealer, curator and fundraiser. She currently serves as a curator for the Southampton Cultural Center’s art gallery…
Since 2012, Ada Ciniglio has been Executive Director of ArtTable (www.arttable.org), a national leadership organization based in New York City whose 1,200 female members are professionals in the visual arts. Among them are women involved in the administration…
Art and design are the twin passions of Lisa Fayne Cohen. She studied art history at Barnard College from the architecture of the ancient Greeks to the modern works of artists such as Milton Avery with a special love for the Old Masters. She is the Founder and Editorial Director of Galerie magazine…
For over 10 years, Kipton Cronkite has provided superior advisory and art staging for clients who are passionate art collectors. He specializes in working with clients who have large wall spaces for art, typically lofts and townhouses. For over five years, he has worked closely with the real estate community developing a discerning clientele helping locate properties…
Judy Dunne is the founder and principal of Butter and Eggs LLC, a boutique interior design firm located in NYC. After completing her Masters Degree in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute she opened Butter and Eggs, a furniture and home design shop located in Tribeca, named in honor of the neighborhood’s history as home to the wholesale dairy and egg purveyors…
Maria and Kenneth Fishel, are true patrons of the arts and health related charitable giving. This is the second year they are hosting Art Hamptons. It’s gives them great pleasure to provide a venue for artists from around the world.  Cancer is personal with the Fishels as it is to everyone…
Glenn Gissler integrates rigorous training as an architect with a rich knowledge of design and decorative arts, particularly those of the 19th and 20th centuries. He also draws upon more diverse artistic and design interests, curating for clients contemporary fine art, African sculpture, world ceramics and vintage textiles…
Margery Hadar is a successful real estate broker at Brown Harris Stevens in Manhattan. A part-time Easthampton resident, she is also an avid art collector, who has traveled extensively in search of new pieces for her collection. Hadar also enjoys a passion for golf and just this year, Margery hit two holes in one, putting her on the PGA…
Helen A. Harrison, the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York, is a former art reviewer and feature writer for the Long Island section of The New York Times, and visual arts commentator for the…
Harry Heissmann Inc. was established in New York in 2009. After obtaining a Masters of Interior Design degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, Harry arrived in the United States in 1995. He gained extensive experience working for some of the…
Andre Kikoski Architect is a Manhattan-based architecture firm with an award-winning portfolio of over 100 completed projects internationally. Kikoski was recently named one of the “Top 20 Biggest Power Players in New York Real Estate” by the NY Post…
Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author, and collector is one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts. His awards are many and his designs are in collections of international museums. Larsen is associated…
Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials and landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates…
Informed by a multi-cultural background, nurtured in the United States, formed in Europe and with an umbilical cord still attached to China, David Ling founded David Ling Architects in 1992. Ling established an international practice in the U.S., Europe and Asia…
Suzanne Lovell is an architect, interior designer and passionate collector. She is Founder and Principal of Suzanne Lovell, Inc., a design studio with offices in Chicago and projects located across the country and around the world. Known for its distinct approach to design…
Founded by sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels, 2Michaels LLC in a New York based interior design firm. Their style is described as fresh, effortless and poetic. With their expertise in 20th c. art and design, 2Michaels translates the…
Christina Mossaides Strassfield is the Museum Director and Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York. Christina’s cv of exhibition credits reads like a Who’s Who in American Art with internationally recognized artists…
As a modern dancer traveling the world with the likes of Lucinda Childs, JoAnn Fregalette-Jansen, and Robert Wilson, Geoffrey Nimmer was exposed to gardens of every genre. After receiving his horticulture degree from UCLA, he designed, installed and cared…
With design foundations and business acumen honed as the son of a residential developer and his degree from Parsons School of Design in interior design, Scott Sanders began his design career creating and spearheading Ralph Lauren’s interior design business. His…
For 30 years Edwina von Gal has created landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. Her work has been published in many major publications and her book, Fresh Cuts, won the Quill and Trowel award for…
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Waxman are partners in life and in their mission to eradicate cancer. A valued member of the medical and research staff at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for more than 30 years, Dr. Waxman has successfully…