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• An exhibit of work by East End Arts members Barbara Groot and Keith Mantell is on view through Feb. 1 at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. A reception is planned for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. The show is a joint effort of East End Arts and Jamesport Manor.

Ms. Groot, of East Hampton, works in acrylic and pastel. “Inspired by nature,” her pieces “capture the essence of landscape with the force of abstract impressionism,” says a press release.

Mr. Mantell works in oil, and his paintings incorporate “the narrative content that marks both European and American Impressionism of the 19th and 20th century.”

Call EEA at 727-0900 or Jamesport Manor Inn at 722-0500.

• “Getting Oriented,” a show of artwork by former William Steeple Davis artist-in-residence Annie Wildey, will open with a reception Saturday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. The show, which features work Ms. Wildey did while in residency in Orient, will run through Dec. 31.

• A visual “vertical tasting” with artist Jeffrey Abrams will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cut­ch­ogue. The show will include work Mr. Abrams, who grew up in an artistic family, completed between 1971 and 2011.

• Brandon Boardman, 17, has been chosen to receive East End Arts’ Frances Ligon Memorial Scholarship for 2011.
Brandon, a senior at Riverhead High School, has been playing piano since he was 2. At age 5 he started studying at East End Arts, where he also studies jazz improvisation. He recently recorded an audition CD for Juilliard School of Music in New York, which he hopes to attend upon graduation.

Brandon, who has Asperger’s syndrome, on the autism spectrum, will be the first special education student to graduate from Riverhead High School with an advanced Regents diploma. At RHS he is on the honor/principal’s honor rolls, earned a college credit from his advanced placement music theory class last year, and plays keyboard and piano in the high school stage band.

During the summer Brandon played with the Jazz Foundation of America, performing at the Riverhead nursing Home, and he participated with East End Arts in the NOFO Rock and Folk Festival. You can find 47 of his videos on YouTube, through which he landed an invitation to audition for “America’s Got Talent.”

The scholarship is given in memory of Ms. Ligon, who served on the EEA board of directors from 2005 to 2007. Among other things, she was a member and often a soloist with the Harvest Gospel Choir.

• ‘Open Studio: Works by Hector deCordova’ will be shown from Nov. 12 to Dec. 18 at deCordova Studio & Gallery in Greenport. The show features paintings by Mr. deCordova, who owns the gallery with his wife, Joyce. According to a press release, “If there were a theme to this show, it would probably be called ‘the work he is most proud of … so far.’ ”
• Call for artists: Nov. 20 is the submission deadline for South Street Gallery’s ‘10 x 10 = 100’ to benefit North Fork Environmental Council. The Greenport gallery will provide 10-inch-square boards, which may be picked up on weekends, noon to 5 p.m.

The first board is free; up to two more boards are available for $7 each. Each work will be sold for $100, with 25 percent going to the gallery and the remainder split between NFEC and the artist.

A preview is set for Friday, Dec. 2, with the sale beginning at 6 p.m. the next day. Call 477-0021.

• The November show at Studio East Gallery in Greenport opens with a reception Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit features “From Body to Fantasy” and “Des Notes au Corps, Accord,” paintings by Veronique Crepy, along with the “Abstract & Sculpture Show” featuring gallery members and emerging artists.

• Myra Eisenberg of Gallery M and Amy Martin of Winter Harbor Gallery, both in Greenport, will present ‘Craft as Art’ at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. This is the final third-Thursday talk held in conjunction with the Greenport Gallery Walk (which will take place Saturday, Nov. 19). The series is hosted by the East End Arts School and the Greenport galleries. The speakers will lead a discussion on the artistic process, the value of craft, and running an art gallery as a business venture.

Call 369-2171 or visit education@eastendarts.org.

To send arts news, email lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• East End Arts will repeat its downtown Riverhead Holiday Window Decorating Contest, with a $500 cash prize for the winning display.

Window spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a $25 entry fee. Each application must be accompanied by a sketch of the design; themes must be suitable for family viewing, and youth groups must be accompanied by an adult.

Installation will take place Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. Public voting will begin Sunday, Dec. 4, with ballots available at the East End Arts gallery, 133 East Main St. Voting will end Dec. 22, and the winning entry will be announced at the Thursday, Dec. 29, Riverhead Town Board work session.

For details and application, visit eastendarts.org, or stop by the EEA gallery. Call 727-0900.

• Seven new faculty members have joined East End Arts for the fall semester. They are Bryan Campbell, jazz and classical guitar; Michael Cholodenko, strings; Leonardo Gala, piano and MIDI and digital audio recording; Nicholas Orifici, violin, viola, guitar and mandolin as well as general music and music theory; Jennifer Paul, piano; Jennifer Roller, musical theater; and Dr. Anthony Salvi, music for home-schooled children.

• Acrylic paintings by Diane Alec Smith of Cutchogue are on view this month at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue.

To send arts news, email lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• A fall art show at Town & Country Real Estate in Southold will feature work by Southold artist Don Wilson. A reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Mr. Wilson, who worked as a children’s librarian, university administrator, restaurateur and caterer, said, “It has been a long road, but I am finally at a place where my interest in ‘drawing pictures’ has turned into a lifelong dream, painting pictures.”

• This month’s Greenport Gallery Walk is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening features gallery talks and refreshments in the following venues: deCordova Studio & Gallery, Gallery M, Greenport Art & Design, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, John Jude Glass Gallery, The South Street Gallery & Framers, Springsteel Gallery, Studio East Gallery, Terrence Joyce’s Dockside Gallery and Winter Harbor Gallery.
The final walk of the year will be held Saturday, Nov. 19.

• In conjunction with the Greenport Gallery Walk, gallery owner Terrence Joyce will lead a discussion on ‘Inspiration: Spirit Within Art,’ a third-Thursday talk hosted by the East End Arts School and the Greenport galleries, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. Local painter Isabelle Haran-Leonardi will be a guest speaker. Call 369-2171 or visit eeacSchool.blogspot.com.

• Paintings by Barbara Zegarek are being shown now through November at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport.

• Work by Riverhead photographer Sue Romano will be on view through Dec. 1 at Riverhead Town Hall in an exhibit co-sponsored by Riverhead Town and East End Arts. An artist’s reception is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. Ms. Romano is a self-taught photographer whose favorite subjects are “the sea, sand and surf,” according to a press release.  Call 727-3200.

• Greenport sculptor Arden Scott is featured in “Dowling College: Sites for Sculpture,” a yearlong show that opened in July at the Rudolph-Oakdale campus. Other participating artists include Breon Dunigan, Dorothy Frankel, Elaine Grove, Gloria Kisch and Wendy Klemperer.

A reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the campus’ open house. A ceremony and artists’ presentation will begin at 2, with the sculptors discussing their work during a walking tour accompanied by the show’s curators.

• East End Arts’ Winners’ Show will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Riverhead gallery. The show includes work by the best-in-show artists from the gallery’s 2010 juried exhibits: Rani Carson, Jeanette Dowdell, Bryan Gutman, Anthony Lombardo, Jax Peters Lowell and Richard Wozniak. The exhibit continues through Nov. 11.

• East End Arts board of directors has two new members: Marc Alessi and Burke Liburt. Their appointments began Sept. 1.

Mr. Alessi, an attorney and former New York State assemblyman, said he comes from a family of artists, some of whom have run a local art museum in a small town in Italy since the 16th century. “Although I did not inherit the talent, I have inherited the appreciation for artists, and I hope to help promote the artists and their work here on the East End,” he said.

Mr. Liburt, a marketing and management consultant, is the principal of Burke Enterprise Strategies. He’s had a wide-ranging and varied career in the field, after working in television and programming sales at CBS and ABC. He said he is “delighted to work with the talented and dedicated people who have done so much to enhance East End Arts … ”

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• Work by John Wissemann of Southold will be exhibited at Gallery West on Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus from Oct. 13 to Nov. 10. A reception is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.
Mr. Wissemann, a former art teacher at Southold High School, has worked as a painter, printmaker and draftsman for decades; his current work involves colored pencil and watercolor, with stencils using figures taken from Japanese woodblock prints.

• A Columbus Day weekend art exhibition and sale presented by Oysterponds Historical Society will celebrate local artists. Paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture will be offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Orient museum’s Swanson Gallery of the Old Point Schoolhouse. Thirty percent of proceeds will benefit the historical society.

Call 323-2480.

• Call for artists: Items are sought for East End Arts’ annual “Deck the Halls” Holiday Market, open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23 at the Riverhead gallery.

Ornaments, jewelry and wearables, ceramics and crafts may be submitted for consideration (no painted rocks or shells). Artists may apply by in-person interview or by mailing a CD showing their work. Mail-in applications must be received by Nov. 5; interviews must be scheduled by Nov. 11 and will be held Wednesday to Friday, Nov. 16 to 18.

The entry fee is $30 per artist, except for those only submitting ornaments and holiday cards, for which there is no fee. Accepted artists must be or become members of East End Arts.

For details, call gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or email gallery@eastendarts.org.

• ‘Favorite Places, Suffolk County,’ a juried photography exhibit, will open alongside historic images at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Winners of the competition, chosen by juror Neil Scholl, an award-winning photographer and Hal B. Fullerton archivist, will be announced at the reception.

The show will be on view through Nov. 19.

To send arts news, email lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• ‘Chai, Life,’ a one-day exhibit of sculpture by Arden Scott, Robert Oxnam and David Nyce, will be held between 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. The show, presented by Benton Nyce Gallery, will benefit Congregation Tifereth Israel of Greenport.

Mr. Nyce will present pieces of furniture crafted from a beech tree that lived next to St. Agnes R.C. Church on Front Street. Ms. Scott’s work represents her recent travels to Laos and Cambodia in pieces that “resemble time-scarred artifacts that could have been forged … by an ancient people,” states a press release. Mr. Oxnam’s driftwood sculpture is “informed by Chinese scholars’ rocks, which were believed to represent the linkage between individual creativity and … cosmic energy.”

• Printmaker Rosamaria Eisler of Ridge has joined East End Arts in Riverhead as its artist-in-residence.
Ms. Eisler’s involvement with East End Arts has been long and varied; she has been a member for 15 years, was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010 and became a faculty member at the East End Arts School last June. She is now head of the printing department and the school’s printing press facilitator.

A native of Mexico City, Ms. Eisler worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 22 years, while studying art privately. After taking up art full-time, she worked For 10 years as an adjunct professor of art at Adelphi University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues on Long Island.

Her studio space in the East End Arts carriage house is open every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. until her residency ends Dec. 4. She will also teach five printmaking workshops in the next few months, and end her residency as the guest speaker for December’s First Fridays Art Talk on Dec. 2.

For more information, call 369-2171 or email education@eastendarts.org.

• The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund will host the first annual New Suffolk Artsy-Crafty, Fun-Key Festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, on the waterfront property the group has preserved. The invitational show will include metal artists, wood carvers, quilters, painters, weavers, beaders, bakers and others. The North Fork Cork Necklace, crafted from recycled wine bottle corks, will be introduced and sold.

The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. All proceeds will go to NSWF to help maintain the property.

• Nella Khanis of Mattituck will participate in a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Parrish Art Museum in Southampton. She will be part of a panel of East End artists who were represented in the museum’s “Artists Choose Artists” juried exhibition, on view through Oct. 9.

• During October, Mattituck-Laurel Library’s gallery and display case will feature work by members of Manor Hill Art Studio. The members have studied with Cutch­ogue artist Diane Alec Smith, whose work will also be shown, and include Beverly Chierch, Lee Cleary, Eileen Cooper, Mary Epperlein, Tracy Flynn, Janine Harrigan, Gus Mueller, Karen Land Rich, Jackie Rogers, Don Wilson, Marion Wipf, Ronny Wolfrom and others. Their work will be available for sale.

• Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue will feature acrylic paintings by Chris Gordon in the tasting room during October.

• Call for artists: for Studio East Gallery’s show ‘Women Only’ — traditional, expressionistic to abstracts by female artists, which will be on view Oct. 8 to Nov. 5 at the Greenport gallery. Male artists may participate if the subject matter is of a woman.

Work will be accepted Friday, Sept. 30, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit breast health awareness.

• “Mysticete,” an exhibit of recent wood whale carvings by Randy Kilhoff of Sag Harbor is on view through November at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. The pieces use driftwood and old textured wood, and Mr. Kilhoff says, “I find the personalities of the carvings develop throughout the creative steps.”

• “On the Line,” an exhibit of paintings by Max Moran, will be hosted by the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport from Oct. 1 to 23. An opening reception in the barn gallery is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., and weekends, 1 to 7 p.m., or by appointment.

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• Pat Feiler of Mattituck and Bob Miller of Sacramento, Calif., are the featured artists of an exhibit on view through Nov. 2 at the Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. The show is presented in conjunction with East End Arts. An artists’ reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Ms. Feiler is an impressionist painter who works in oil, acrylic and monoprint; she is a teaching artist at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Mr. Miller, a graphic designer, works in watercolor and acrylic. He first visited the North Fork in the 1990s, and the local landscape is the subject of many of his paintings.

• ‘Remembering 9/11’ is the title of a group exhibit that opens Aug. 29 at Suffolk County Community College’s Lyceum Gallery in Riverhead. Featured artists include Gina Marquand, Seymour Levy, Roz Dimon, Joan Rogers, Steve Alpert, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Janet Culbertson, Dennis Snyder, Anna Jurinich and Beth Giles. The show continues through Sept. 28.

• The Cottage Quartet will give a concert of works by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Ludwig van Beethoven and Cole Porter at 3 p.m .Saturday, Aug. 27, at Floyd Memorial Library in Greeenport. The group includes Alena Chubet, flute; Anne-Marie Woelker Chubet, violin; Jeannie Woelker, cello; and James Chubet, piano. Admission is free.

• East End Arts’ juried ‘Red Dot’ exhibit, featuring art by living Long Island artists submitted by their collectors, will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the EEA gallery in Riverhead. The winning piece, artist and collector will be announced at that time.

Artwork may be dropped off Thursday, Aug. 25, through Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the EEA gallery, 133 East Main St. Guidelines are available at eastendarts.org.

The exhibit’s juror is arts journalist, author, professor and curator Dr. Charles Riley II. At 6:30, Dr. Riley will present ‘Landscape With Figures,’ an illustrated look at the art market and collectors who find work locally and internationally. The talk is part of the First Fridays Arts Talk series. Admission is free.
The ‘Red Dot’ show is the final event of East End Arts’ “Year of the Collector.”

• Studio East Gallery has announced ‘Remember, Honor & Hope,’ a show commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and has issued an open call for artists to submit work depicting “our great country,” flags, family members, survivors and responders. Work will be received at the Greenport gallery on Friday, Sept. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 3, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and in Miller Place on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-9 p.m. An artists’ reception is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, 6-9 p.m., in Greenport.

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• ‘Ebb & Flow,’ featuring work by Cynthia Back and Shelley Haven, opens Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Sirens’ Song Gallery in Greenport. In the show of water images, according to a press release, “both artists use observation in interpreting the watery landscape, and their memory of good times spent there.”

Ms. Back’s work includes linocut prints and collage, while Ms. Haven works in monotypes and etchings. An opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20; the show runs through Sept. 20.

• The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s North Fork by North Fork art show continues Saturday, Aug. 20, with ‘Art, Strings & Wine’ and Saturday, Aug. 27, with ‘Art, Oysters & Champagne.’
On Aug. 20, local musicians will perform during a sampling of local wines; admission is free. The Aug. 27 fundraiser will celebrate “the bounty of our land and seas”; admission is $50.
Both events take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Galley Ho building on the waterfront. Call 631-603-8456.

• The August Greenport Gallery Walk is set for Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening features gallery talks and refreshments in the following venues: deCordova Studio & Gallery, Gallery M, Greenport Art & Design, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, John Jude Glass Gallery, The South Street Gallery & Framers, Springsteel Gallery, Studio East Gallery, Terrence Joyce’s Dockside Gallery and Winter Harbor Gallery.

• Fifteen photographs by James Slezak are on view this month in the tasting room at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport.

• The newly renamed East End Arts (formerly East End Arts Council) will hold a design competition for artwork to be used at the 25th anniversary Harvest Gospel Concerts, planned for November.

Designs in all mediums, including computer-generated, that “reflect the joy and soul of gospel music” are sought. The artwork will be used on the concert program books, posters and commemorative hand fans. The winning designer will receive two tickets to a Saturday, Sept. 24, celebration that includes a dinner party at Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead and screening of the documentary “Rejoice & Shout” at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall. Some of the submitted images will be showcased that evening.

Work must be original, unframed, full-color and a maximum of eight by eight inches. Submissions can be dropped off by Friday, Sept. 9, at the EEA gallery, 133 East Main St., Riverhead. Entry fees are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Contact Jean Caiola at 727-0900 or jcaiola@eastendarts.org.

• Nella Khanis of Mattituck is the only North Fork artist featured in Parrish Art Museum’s “Artists Choose Artists” juried exhibition that opens Saturday, Aug. 20, with a reception at 6 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 9.
Seven East End artists served as jurors, each selecting two artists from 200 submissions. Ms. Khanis, who a press release says “paints with exuberant colors,” was chosen by juror Agathe Snow.

• ‘Steampunk,’ an exhibit of work by Art Donovan, opens Saturday, Aug. 20, at Gallery 429 in Greenport. Mr. Donovan will sign copies of his book “The Art of Steampunk” between 5 and 7 p.m. The show continues through Sept. 10.

Mr. Donovan, a curator, artist and designer, writes online about the Steampunk genre: “It must feature genuine technical elements and also reference the 19th century concept of the ‘machine fantastique’ but conceived through the eyes of contemporary artists and designers.” He curated a major exhibition of Steampunk art objects at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, England.

• Call for artists: Artists are invited to paint during the Greenport Maritime Festival and have their completed work included in a plein air art auction, with proceeds split between the artists, East End Seaport Maritime Museum and Greenport Gallery Walk. The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25; the auction will take place in Mitchell Park on Sunday between 4 and 6 p.m. Contact Diane Carpentieri at 516-729-4007 or dletitbe@aol.com, or sign up at South Street Gallery in Greenport.

• Artists of Shelter Island will hold their annual ARTSI Open Studios between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. Sixteen members of ARTSI will open their studios to the public for free; artwork will be available for sale. Participating artists include Jackie Black, Hap Bowditch, Janet Culbertson, Roz Dimon, Marianna Fox, Victor Friedman, Jerry Glassberg, Katherine Hammond, Karen Kiaer, Diana Malcolmson, Bob Markell, John Pagliaro, Kia Pederson, Olive Reich, Peter Waldner and Mike Zisser. Visit artsi.info for a map and information.

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.

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• Collectors of local art are invited to participate in the East End Arts Council’s juried ‘Red Dot’ show, which will open Sept. 2 at the Riverhead gallery. Art lovers who have bought the work of living Long Island artists may enter one piece from their collections, with entries to be accepted on Aug. 25, 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery.

The exhibit will be juried by arts journalist, author, professor and curator Dr. Charles Riley II. He will award best in show to both collector and artist for the piece he finds to be the “most amazing collecting coup in the exhibit,” according to a press release.

The collector will win dinner for two at Jamesport Manor Inn and a year’s membership in EEAC, Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall. The winning artist will have a solo show at Jamesport Manor Inn’s Rosalie Dimon Gallery. Entry guidelines can be found at eastendarts.org. under Call for Artists. Call gallery director Jane Kirkwood at 727-0900 or email gallery@eastendarts.org.

• Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is hosting the second annual ‘Un-Hamptons Outsider Art Exhibit, North Fork Edition’ through Aug. 28. Featured artists are Jim Bloom, Candyce Brokaw, Susan Brown, David Ellis, Garance, Gary Brent Hilsen, Mark May, John Van Orsouw and Harald Olson. The exhibit includes works on paper, acrylics, mixed media, metal and sculpture.

The show’s theme is self-taught, visionary, folk and outsider art. It is a collaborative effort with the nonprofit organizations Fountain Gallery and Pure Vision Arts, both of New York City, and Survivors Art Foundation of Quogue.

• East End Arts Council’s Third Thursday Series offering for August will be “Oh Say Can You See What I See,” a presentation by Greenport gallery owner Hector deCordova, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Brecknock Hall in Greenport.

Mr. deCordova, owner of a Greenport gallery, will facilitate a discussion on the collaborative process between artist and viewer and what perspective a viewer might bring to a work of art.
Admission is free. Call 369-2171 or email education@eastendarts.org for information or to register.

• Artist Don Wilson will give a reverse glass painting demonstration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Studio East in Greenport. Mr. Wilson, who has completed 12 Long Island lighthouses and other scenes on glass windows, is one of gallery’s featured artists this month. A new exhibit opens there with a reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

• Old Town Art and Crafts Guild in Cutchogue is accepting entries for its 2011 Young Artist Contest. Youngsters ages 5 to 15 may enter one original drawing or painting, no larger than 9 inches by 12 inches, with judging in three age groups. Art must be submitted (with name, age, address, telephone number and optional title on back) by Aug. 26, brought to the Main Road guild or mailed to The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild, P.O. Box 392, Cutchogue 11935.

The winner in each age group will receive $25 and art lessons from a guild member. All entries will be displayed at the guild’s Art and Craft Fair on Aug. 27. Call 734-6382, email info@oldtownguild.com or visit oldtownguild.com and click on Events & Programs.

• Entries are sought for the Downtown Riverhead Summer Photo Contest 2011, a free online competition. Photos of the downtown area — the river, Main Street, the neighborhoods, people and events — can be downloaded at flickr.com/groups/2011downtown­riverheadcontest. Submissions should be photos taken between Memorial Day and Labor Day; the deadline is Sept. 15. Winning photos will be exhibited at Riverhead Free Library.

• The Laurel Group at Baywoods in Water Mill announces a new exhibit of paintings by Charles Wildbank of Jamesport. “HADO: Waves of Consciousness” opens with a reception on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 25. In this show, the artist moves from his signature hyper-realist still lifes to embrace “a more profound perspective,” according to a release.

To send arts news, e-mail lsisson@timesreview.com, fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Wednesday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.