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54th Long Island Artists Exhibition Opens June 6th

The Art League of Long Island’s 54th Long Island Artists Exhibit will be showing at the League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery starting June 6 and run through July 3. The opening reception will take place June 11 5pm – 7pm. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday 9am – 4pm, and on Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm. The gallery is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills, NY. For more information call (631) 462-5400 or visit www.artleagueli.org.

The Art League of Long Island, now in its 56th year, celebrates its popular Long Island Artists competition with a reception for the winning artists on Friday, June 11, from 5 to 7 PM. This year’s exhibit features 46 artists, chosen by Heidi Lange, director of the DC Moore Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Watercolor Wednesday!

20% OFF M. Graham Watercolors - M. Graham has created a watercolor with exceptional amounts of pigment in an old fashioned binding medium of pure gum arabic and natural blackberry honey. The result is watercolor of extraordinary strength that is easily diluted for smooth, controlled washes and deeper "darks". Alive with strength and intensity, watercolor made with honey absorbs moisture from the air, preventing hardening on the palette or in the tube.

Ox Gall Watercolor Medium Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing Bridgehampton, NY.Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Ox Gall - A few drops of Ox Gall are added to a jar of water and this is used to dilute the watercolor. Ox Gall is also used on very hard sized papers to reduce surface tension. If a paper is resisting a watercolor wash, leave it to dry before covering the paper with the diluted Ox Gall. Once this is dry the painting can be continued as normal.

20% OFF Fredrix Watercolor canvas Pads - Fredrix Watercolor canvas is a revolutionary new watercolor surface made of 100% Cotton. The unique texture of an all natural woven material, in combination with a proprietary patented specially formulated acid-free coating, delivers a unique new watercolor painting experience and distincitve look that can only be captured on canvas.

Jason Green

Smith Clothing presents-
Picture Windows: a solo show by photographer Jason Green.

Come join Smith and Jason Green for an opening on August 13th from 5-10 pm and look through the biggest picture window in town. Bliss Foods joins in providing delicious refreshments  for the Picture Windows opening at Smith, 28 Nugent Street in Southampton, NY. The photo exhibition of Mr. Green's newest work will run through September 13th,  displaying fresh, evocative land and seascapes Along side 4 clothing designers: Sister Cat, Alissa Smith, Anna Marcel, and Alisha Trimble.

In his late twenties, Jason Green has been photographing on the east end of Long Island for several years. His work has been displayed at many galleries and art collectives, including Arts 4, Bonic Tonic, the Benson/Keyes Gallery, East End Arts Council, Labl, Wild Thyme Restaurant and The Chelsea Community Center. His photographic work is in the collections of private patrons and is regularly featured in the Independent newspapers.  He also received an honorable mention in 2005 at the East End Art Council's juried show. This will be Jason Green's first solo show.

Fripit in the News
Publication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press
by Pat Rogers

"Mixing fun with a serious purpose was the idea behind the creation of the Hamptons Art website, www.fripit.com. Website administrator Ben McHugh, who enjoys the process of setting up websites, started Fripit three years ago when artist friends began asking him to design sites for them. In order to avoid being swamped with lots of favors for friends, Mr. McHugh said he’d make one website and post whatever anyone gave him there.

At first, Fripit was the cyberspace home for artists without websites, people who felt thwarted by technology that seemed difficult to master. Now most of Fripit’s artists have their own websites but still want to be part of a website group."

Southampton Art Show At Wildthyme
By Peter M. Gianotti
A sextet of local Hamptons artists will display their works at Wildthyme on Friday. After the "Local Harvest" show, a $25 fixed-price dinner will be available.

Featured artists include Darlene Charneco, Kristen Miller, Tracy Collins, Maggie Shively, Candyce Brokaw and Jason Green. A reception, with free wine and hors d'oeuvres, goes from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The prix-fixe dinner menu choices include Tuscan-style white-bean soup, an onion tart with Catapano Farms goat cheese, spring-vegetable risotto, tempura-style wild shrimp and Iacono Farms chicken. Dessert: semolina cake with foraged berries and whipped cream.

Wildthyme is at 129 Noyac Rd., Southampton, New York. 631-204-0007

Hampton Photos Arts Hosts ‘The Thank You Art Show’

Hampton Photos Arts Hosts ‘The Thank You Art Show’
By Eileen Casey

Thank You Art Show by Hampton Photo ArtsEast Hampton - The “Thank You Art Show” held this past weekend at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton was an opportunity for Hampton Photos Arts (located in Bridgehampton) to acknowledge and thank the artists who have used their services throughout the year, and who are loyal customers to the business that can be an artist’s best friend.

Owner of Hampton Photo Arts David McHugh, along with his son Ben McHugh, coordinated the exhibition, which featured one piece each from approximately 100 artists who have not only relied on the myriad of materials an artist may require such as stretchers, film, paintbrushes, portfolios, computer imagery, and frames available at Hampton Photo Arts, but the skills and experience both David and Ben have rendered to artists who work in the photographic/digital medium in particular.

Well known as a printing resource for conventional film and digital prints, Ben handles much of the framing requirements, and has been known to make himself available to assist artists in their sometimes ‘offbeat’ requirements, and certainly when the pressure is on for upcoming shows.

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Encaustic Art
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which resins and colored pigments are added. This results in a paste like meduim which is applied to a surface such as prepared wood or canvas.
The Paint Color Chart
Experience has taught us that certain combinations of colors, whether in nature or art, affect the eye and mind agreeably, while others give offense. We call the former "harmonies," the latter "discords."
How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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