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EEA opens new show: ‘Illustration and Fashion,’ artists’ reception, April 28

The East End Arts Gallery will display an all-media juried art show, Illustration & Fashion, at the East End Arts Gallery which will run from April 28 through June 29. This show is one of seven art shows of 2017 at the East End Arts Gallery, under the umbrella theme “Elements of Style”. Click here to see the complete 2017 Gallery Schedule, including all calls for artists.

The artists’ reception will be held on Friday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is a free event. The public is invited to the reception to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists. With the theme of Illustration & Fashion, all attendees are encouraged to dress as outrageously as they dare.

At the reception, models from shops of Tanger Outlets in Riverhead including Chico’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, OFF 5TH and NYDJ, among others, will be showcasing looks from their new spring collections. In addition, student model Emily Blumenthal will be modeling unique Salvation Army fashions – a complete outfit for under $12 – and student model Maddy Seitles will be modeling a recycled fashion dress designed and created by East End Arts Education Director Diane Giardi.

Original works in all media may be submitted, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and sculpture; up to three entries can be submitted per artist. All submissions will be reviewed by the guest juror, who will choose a select number of works that he feels best represents the theme, and those pieces will be included in the exhibit. Entry drop-off dates are Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22 at the East End Arts Gallery. For all entry information and complete submission schedule, visit the website.

The “Best in Show” winner of this show will be one of several artists who will participate in the East End Arts Gallery’s Winners’ Show in the Fall of 2018. First, second, third, and honorable mentions will also be awarded.

East End Arts Gallery Director Jane Kirkwood encourages artists and comments on the theme. “Whether the subject is a toaster, a teapot, a tuxedo, or a trench coat, for this show, line and flair are the most valued skills. (Lighting, too, if the entry is a photograph.)

Admittedly a little commercial,” she added,  “remember, it’s how Andy got his start. The subject needn’t be your creation, but the execution needs to be solidly your style. Adding words to complement your image and design is fine too.”

Guest juror Bil Donovan is an artist, fashion illustrator and educator. He has had an ongoing relationship with FIT, first, as a student, then advisor, mentor and currently as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Illustration Department where he teaches Illustration that reflects the contemporary market. Donovan’s lifestyle, environmental and architectural illustrations have been commissioned by many cosmetics firms and his elegant and sophisticated images have been included in a multitude of exhibits most recently the Night and Day at the Museum of The Fashion Institute of Technology. 

The Illustration & Fashion art show is sponsored by Hamptons Art Hub. Click here for more information about this show. 

The East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 E. Main Street in Riverhead and open hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Source: Press release issued by East End Arts dated April 13, 2017.