"The Kiss" © 2015 Claudia Ward
Now that I have your attention, I'd like to tell you about the 11th Annual Love & Passion Art Show that will be at The White Room Gallery at 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton NY for most of the month of February. I have been selected to show my image "The Kiss". There will be an opening wine reception on Saturday, February 6 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., and a closing wine reception on Saturday, February 26 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. This a juried show with the general public voting for Most Original, Most Thought Provoking, and Most True to Theme. The White Room is open Fridays through Sundays between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Best in Show Jurors are Karyn Mannix and Andrea McCafferty and the winner will win a two-week feature exhibition in a 1-3 person show in the summer of 2016.
In 2004, Karyn Mannix collaborated with Vito Sisti creating The Annual Love & Passion Show with the first show taking place at Karyn’s original gallery on Main Street in East Hampton. The show's main purpose was and is to bring the local community together in one common thought…Love & Passion. The show has morphed and moved to a variety of locations over the years; this year karyn mannix contemporary is teaming up with The White Room Gallery to bring the show back to the public with the sub-context being "Peace, Love & Understanding".
In 2000, Andrea McCafferty founded the Crazy Monkey Gallery, pioneering as the first Fair Trade boutique on the east end, selling artisan works from around the world. Within a few years the gallery gradually evolved to display artwork by local artists, and within a short time had transformed into a vibrant member of the Hamptons art community. In November of 2004, the Crazy Monkey reopened as the first co-operative Fine Art Gallery in the Hamptons, with a rotating stable of up to 24 artists, and operated until 2014. In the spring of 2015, Andrea McCafferty, with partners Sally Breen and Daniel Schoenheimer, opened The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton NY. The new, and much larger space, allows a continuation of the cooperative ideal, while also representing well-known artists in the community.
So if your wondering what you can do on these quiet winter weekends in the Hamptons, visit The White Room (it's right next to the Presbyterian Church) and enjoy each artist's spin on "Love & Passion" ... and don't forget to vote!