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"Beyond" at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY

"Beyond" Phil Russo White Room Gallery

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"Beyond" Alicia Gitlitz White Room Gallery

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 "Beyond" CHO Yea Jae White Room Gallery

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Artists Phil Marco, CHO Yea Jae and Alicia Gitlitz at the Beyond Exhibit at the the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY

This past weekend I had the pleasure of interviewing three fabulous artists at the "Beyond" Exhibit at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY.

Four diverse artists are now showing abstract paintings and photographs exhibiting elements that border other worldly and surreal. Art outside the physical limits or range that let the mind travel beyond imagination ...maybe even to the unknown. Featuring artists CHO Yea Jae, Nicholas Down, Phil Marco and Alicia Gitlitz from August 1st to August 19th.

Below is a bio of each Artist:


Phil Marco

Mr. Marco is well known for his filmmaking and extraordinary photograpy winning many Clio Awards in Advertising.

A New York Times photography critic called Marco "a minimalist, whose images are sensual, whimsical, often surreal, always strong and deceptively simple".

His work is represented in The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of the Moving Image and The George Eastman Museum of Photography.

Martin Scorsese revealed, "I've had the pleasure of working with Phil Marco on a number of my films. Phil is a man of extraordinary talents. It seems his passion is to take an everyday object or event and show it in an entirely new and exciting way."



CHO Yea Jae

CHO Yea Jae was born in South Korea in 1971. Resolutely modern with various interests in philosophy, society and the environment, she is an artist of contrast and attracts opposites. Her works are based on the continuous observation of the world around her. Whenever Yea Jae finds the time she travels to other parts of the world experiencing different cultures and meeting various people.

Throughout the years all these encounters with multi-cultural backgrounds not only helped her develop a strong empathy but also inspired her with the beauty of the difference and a deep understanding of humanity.

While Korean, Yea Jae considers herself a citizen of the world.

Through her works she expresses the simple conclusions drawn after the tortuous journeys of the mind and soul. To bring out the best on canvas she constantly keeps researching and developing new techniques. Therefore, different meanings emerge from the same painting, this artist offers free interpretation to the people who watch and feel her minimalist art works.

Humanity is strong and beautiful. This is what she ultimately believes in and with this in mind her “Ready to open” series was born to deliver a message of HOPE. Who denies we need it the most to change for the better?

With "Transcendence", she presents a conceptual minimalist series based on an eastern Asian philosophical approach.

At any given moment of our life we look at our past, feel our present and think of the future. It is most important yet difficult to find the perfect balance and harmony between these 3 elements.

The big contrast between the rough “imperfect" texture and the smoothness of the perfect paint brush strokes for the grey and the black parts creates a visual shock to emphasize the dramatic contrast of life.

Her first exhibition was staged in Hong Kong in 2000, since then she has participated to various exhibitions, art fairs, and special events.

Recently she was featured in 3 solo exhibitions around the world (Hong Kong, Singapore and Paris). Currently she works between Korea and France



Alicia Gitlitz

Alicia is a versatile painter working in a variety of styles including impressionism, traditional and abstract. Her paintings are inspired by her love and passion for travel and seeing the aesthetic beauty of nature throughout the world. Along with the media of paint, photography has been in the forefront of her work as well. Her love of nature shines through in both her painting and photography capturing the essence of the moment in place and time. She has an excellent command of color and utilizes colors in sync with her mood - generally happy, bright and cheery pigments. With a unique ability to find new and exciting subject matter in her day to day surroundings, Alicia approaches every day as an opportunity to create something special.

She has been represented at group exhibitions in Manhattan, Brooklyn Botanical Garden Cherry Blossom Festival, East Hampton Artist Alliance, Ashawagh Hall, The Art Guild at Elderfields Preserve, Barnes Gallery and Guild Hall in East Hampton. Alicia’s art was selected by a jury for the 58th Annual Long Island Artists Exhibition as well as the Long Island Art League for the 2017 art show. Alicia left her corporate career in finance for her love of art and continued her art studies at the Art Students League, School of Visual Arts, The New School, The China Institute and has often worked with select art teachers along the way.

Artist Statement

My artwork is a tribute to how awe inspiring nature can be with it’s endless opportunities to express emotion. The world is a blank canvas waiting to be painted and I can see all of the possibilities in my mind’s eye.

The White Room Gallery opened in 2015 to rave reviews and has been voted one of the best galleries in The Hamptons ever since. Our artists’ work has appeared in Fine Art Magazine, The New York Times, The East Hampton Star, The Independent, Dan’s Papers, The Sag Harbor Express, Hamptons Art Hub and Hamptons.com among others.

We work with collectors who appreciate an eclectic blend of contemporary art with themes ranging from the abstract and graphic to the surreal and magical. But we would be remiss if we did not also feature the beauty of the east end captured in a myriad of mediums. We represent both well-known and emerging artists, domestically and internationally. We curate exhibits every three to five weeks. This year’s exhibits included live graffiti, iconic rock n roll and a designer showcase as well as three juried shows titled Flow, What the Hell? and Postive Space. To submit an inquiry or to purchase a piece of art just double click on the image. Follow us on instagram @whiteroomgallerybh and on facebook at TheWhiteRoomContemporaryGallery.

For more information please visit http://www.thewhiteroom.gallery/

Keep reading Cognac's Corner for the very best in Fine Art.

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2018 Market Art + Design

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op in the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery - Stamford Booth at Market Art + Design

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Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery - Stamford Market Art + Design

Market Art + Design, the East End's premier modern and contemporary art fair, returns to the town of Bridgehampton this July 5 - 8 for the fair's eighth edition. From its coveted location in the heart of the Hamptons - just off Highway 27 at the Bridgehampton Museum - Market Art + Design will showcase presentations by 65 top galleries enhanced by a striking and tightly curated design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world.

This year I was honored to interview a few well known gallery owners and artists.

I sat down with gallery Owner Fernando Luis Alvarez about his well established gallery in Stamford, Ct.

The gallery has been growing emerging and important contemporary artists' careers since opening in 2009. Together with their artists, the Gallery uses the power of the Arts to build programs and initiatives that enlighten and enliven the communities they operate in. They are not focused in finding the stars of tomorrow, but rather artists that help them build-up their community.

Their mission is To build artists' careers from the doors in and to build community from the doors out.

The Gallery also puts great emphasis internally on responsibly representing and positioning collectors' and artists' estates. We take pride in building our own private collection, which currently includes works by Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Longo, Louise Fishman, Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell, Jim Dine, Sean Scully, Jacqueline Humphries, Jake Berthot, and others.

For more information please visit http://www.alvarezgallery.com

Market Art + Design

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Market Art + Design

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Margo Gallery

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Art/Photographer Michael Ezra at 

Margo Gallery 

Michael Ezra was born and grew up in Tbilisi, the capital of then Soviet republic Georgia – the land known for its beauty, hospitality, and inspiration it brought to the greatest literary minds. It was not until 1999 that he began his path as a photographer. By 2003 his fine art nude series became widely known among online photographic communities.

Michael Ezra has distinctive and easily recognizable style in sculptural nudes. His work is focused on creation of unique laconic images of sculptural forms by using the medium of fine art photography. It is dedicated to discovery of novel concepts of sculptural form of human body and study of dualism via harmonious conjunction of contrasting elements.

Ezra’s work with a human form, original and unconventional, inspired a wide following; but it is his clean and precise manner of execution of each piece that became a special hallmark of the artist. Equally found in his sculptural nudes and landscape works, it renders a unique sense of clarity and completeness to each of the master’s pieces.


For more information please visit https://michaelezra.com

 C Fine Art Gallery Market Art + Design

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C Fine Art Gallery Market Art + Design

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Gallery Owner Cheryl Sokolow and Magazine Publisher Olga Papkovitch from Popimpresska Journal

C Fine Art specializes in the acquisition and placement of large-scale, outdoor and indoor sculpture and sculptural works.

We represent and exhibit the work of established, International artists with a focus on formal abstraction in sculpture, sculptural works and painting.

We excel in facilitating both residential and commercial, site-specific commissions and curating compelling, exhibitions of larger scale.

C Fine Art is the founder and creator of the exhibition series UNCOMMON GROUND I, II & III -- a season long, outdoor sculpture exhibition in Bridgehampton, NY -- which has become an integral part of the Hamptons' cultural programming while making large, outdoor sculpture accessible to the community.

C Fine Art provides estimate reports for existing collections and offers consulting and advisory services to both individual and corporate clients.

Owner Cheryl Sokolow has over 15 years experience in the art business. She has both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Art History.


For more information please visit www.c-fineart.com


TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Market Art + Design in Bridgehampton, NY

Art Market Productions

Art Market Productions is a partnership between Jeffrey Wainhause, Max Fishko and the dealers they work with. Since 2011 Art Market Productions has produced a different type of art fair that focuses on creating the highest quality fair experience by connecting collectors with dealers in the most optimal settings and contexts. Art Market Productions is dedicated to improving the art world by creating platforms and expanding networks of connection.

Art Market Productions currently produces six art fairs: Art on Paper NY, Art Market San Francisco, Art Market Hamptons, Seattle Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Miami Project.


Kick-off Market Art + Design 2018  Opening Night Preview premiered on July 5, 2018 in support of The Parrish Art Museum.

The exclusive evening featured music, fantastic food and drink, and the First Look at Market Art + Design's 80 top galleries.


For a list of galleries exhibiting please visit http://artmarkethamptons.com/galleries/


Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in red carpet events in Manhattan, Long Island and  the Hamptons.


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SECRETS OF THE TWISTED AND ENTWINED ART EXHIBIT AT RJD GALLERY IN BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY

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Alain Vaes - RJD Gallery

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Artist Alain Vaes poses for a photo-op at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Artist Alain Vaes at RJD Gallery Secrets of The Twisted and Entwined Art Show in Bridgehampton, NY

Art collectors gathered at RJD Gallery for the  Secrets of the Twisted and Entwined Exhibition.

RJD Gallery invites viewers to enter into their labyrinth of contemporary painters from around the world who will offer mesmerizing and intriguing works. Italian artist Salvatore Alessi and his new series “Dynamic Transformations” that offer portraits from a new perspective and with a twist. Other featured artists include British artist Mary Jane Ansell, Australian figurative artist Matt R. Martin and Escher-inspired French painter Alain Vaes. Secrets of the Twisted & Entwined features works that are intricate and often maze-like, created for the amusement of those viewers who search for a way out only to find themselves enveloped in the beauty of these masterful arrangements.

Secrets of the Twisted & Entwined will be on view from June 16 through July 15.

I was thrilled to sit down with French Artist Alain Vais and discuss his latest accomplishments.


Born in the South of France, Alain Vaes studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Nice. A painter as well as an international volleyball player, he had gallery exhibits in Paris and Honfleur. His work is in the collection of the French Government.

Since moving to the United States in 1981, he has worked as an artist, a set and costume designer, and as an author and illustrator of children’s books.

He has published with Little, Brown and Company:The Porcelain Pepper Pot, The Wild Hamster, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Princess and the Pea, and Puss in Boots, which was in collaboration with Lincoln Kirstein. Reynard the Fox and 29 Bump Street were published by Turner Publishing.

He has designed sets and costumes for twenty-five productions including: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, La Sonnambula, Songs of the Auvergne, Don Quixote and Cinderella, mainly for the New York City Ballet, but also for the Boston Ballet, the Fort Worth-Dallas Ballet, the National Ballet of Flanders, the Charlotte Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Kansas City Ballet, the Royal Danish Theater, and the Sacramento Ballet.

His work has been shown at the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Fort Worth Art Museum, the Hudson River Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the George Adams gallery and the RJD gallery in New York.

For more information about RJD Gallery please visit rjdgallery.com

For more information about Artist Alain Vaes please visit https://www.alainvaes.com

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Art in Manhattan and the Hamptons.

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Our Town - Sag Harbor in Focus

A Photography Exhibition and Competition

May 12 - May 20

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Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:00 PM

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  poses for a photo-op with Performance Artist  Danny Ximo, Art Student Sophia Borzilleri and Teacher Peter Solow for - Opening Reception And Awards Ceremony For Sag Harbor In Focus Competition Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

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Our Town - Sag Harbor in Focus

A Photography Exhibition and Competition

May 12 - May 20

Members and residents of the Sag Harbor and Hamptons community gathered on May 12, 2018 to view Our Town-Sag Harbor in Focus third annual celebration of both the village of Sag Harbor and a reflection on living on the East End of Long Island as experienced by their community’s young people. guests enjoyed a reception and awards ceremy for the students from Pierson High School. It was indeed a celebration of their students’ creativity and achievement as witnessed in their photography.

Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Partnership, Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, Cygnet Foundation, Theo Gray, and the Reutershan Educational Trust, the exhibition included photographs in ten separate categories including portraiture, landscape, architecture, and photojournalism. The photograph determined to be the most effective in each category receives a $100 prize. An additional prize of $25 will be given to an honorable mention in each category. In addition, there was a $1000 prize for the photograph chosen to be the outstanding image in the exhibition.

Award-winning photographer Michael Heller and Theo Gray, who teaches filmmaking at the Ross School were this year’s judges.

Pierson Students Grade 8-12 are eligible to enter, and art teachers Peter Solow and Elizabeth Marchisella are organizing contestants.

The show runs from May 12-May 20 at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum.

The show will close with a panel titled ADVERSITY, DIVERSITY AND CHANGE will take place at the Museum SATURDAY, MAY 19th, at 4pm. All are invited.

for more information on this exhibit please visit www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org and for more information on Pierson High School please visit https://hs.sagharborschools.org

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in art and photography openings in Manhattan and the Hamptons.

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 "Element Of Surprise" At The White Room Gallery and "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in 

Bridgehampton, New York

Owner Kat O’Neill and Artist Jackie Fuchs pose for a photo-op with supporters at the "Element Of Surprise" Exhibit at the White Room Gallery in

 Bridgehampton, New York 

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Jackie Fuchs - "Element Of Surprise"

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Jackie Fuchs - "Element Of Surprise"

Jackie Fuchs

Jackie Fuchs was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career as salon owner, colorist and stylist. In the 90’s she went back to school and earned a BFA in Art Education, Film and Psychology, from UMass, Amherst and went on for a Master's degree in Education from Smith College. She has taught Art and TV Production in NYC and has been part of the artist community in Provincetown and the Hamptons for over 30 years. In addition to being a prolific sculptor, Jackie recenlty began to explore paints and collage. Her work is colorful and whimsical with each piece presenting like a freeze-frame in a movie or book.

Artist Process:

I create the space (or environment if you will) first. With two architectural classes under my belt, I proceed to paint one and two point perspectives. I then collage the room with mid-century furniture, wall art, and sometimes a pet. It comes together like a puzzle for me. I never premeditate the work. Before I glue anything down I arrange and create a scene. The heads are my personal depiction of the Modigliani paintings. Visiting the Barnes Foundation back in November triggered my childhood memories and passion for the long necks. My work evolves organically. It is as if I am channeling a story that I don’t remember consciously though I am always cutting magazines in preparation for the next work of art. I feel very close to the people in my collages. 

The stories are mine, and yet the appeal is universal.  

Nikki Codis


Nikki Codis

"Color resonates in forms and spaces. Pouring paint knowingly and consciously in layered lines and puddles, slabbed, thin and thick, gloss, sticky and fluid in various compositions. The aspiration for volume has manifested coherently in my body of work. My connection to the work is the use of color and form; vibrant neon colors on acrylic creates a play with transparency, which allows light to transform the color through a contrasting lens.

I wanted to develop forms with an interest in organization and authority of chaos, as well as ideas that dealt with attraction and repulsion. The contrast between organization and chaos reflects on personal anxiety; the distress of the mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune.

The work is very influenced by the process; constantly exploring new materials and how they react to one another. My initial attraction to the work is through the vibrant use of color and form; the use of color as material. There is something satisfying about organization and chaos through color and space. Art is the pleasure of seeing; the attraction to seeing something that is unfamiliar."

Nikki Codis was born and raised in Southampton, New York and is currently based between the Hamptons and New York City. She is a self-taught artist from a young age and completed her professional training at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Artists John Fasano 

and Nikki Codis at the "Element of Surprise Exhibit at the White Room Gallery

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John Fasano Artist

American painter a Decorative Artist by trade., Artist John Fasano creates  work based on surreal & abstract ideas. Using paint as my medium  he  conveys  a surreal lucid dream inspired message to  his  viewers. 


His surrealism work tends to create a physical doorway between reality and our spiritual world. While his  acrylic abstract work is more spontaneous.    "I paint to channel a wide variety of natural human emotions," 

reveals John Fasano.



Artist John Fasano posing for a photo-op showcasing his art at "Element of Surprise Exhibit at the White Room Gallery

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Jodiann Fasano, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane Artist John Fasano pose for a photo-op   at "Element of Surprise Exhibit at the White Room Gallery

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane Artist John Fasano pose for a photo-op at at "Element of Surprise Exhibit at the White Room Gallery

The White Room Gallery opened in 2015 to rave reviews and has been voted Best Gallery In The Hamptons ever since. Our artists’ work has appeared in Fine Art Magazine, Woven Tale Fine Arts, The New York Times, The East Hampton Star, The Independent, Dan’s Papers, The Sag Harbor Express, Hamptons Art Hub, Hamptons.com and Hamptons Daze. Among others.

We exhibit an eclectic blend of contemporary art with themes that are abstract, graphic, surreal and magical featuring both well-known and emerging artists. Domestically and internationally. This past year we presented numerous exhibits including live graffiti, iconic rock n roll, a designer showcase as well as juried shows themed America on Fire and Love and Passion. 


To learn more about these wonderful artist and to collect this fabulous art please visit http://www.thewhiteroom.gallery/


 "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

Bridgehampton, New York

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 "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

Bridgehampton, New York

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 "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

Bridgehampton, New York

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 "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

Bridgehampton, New York

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 "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

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 "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

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 "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Art Collector and Philanthropist Richard Demato and Mago, Assistant Director at "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in

Bridgehampton, New York

After my visit to the White Room Gallery for their "Element of Surprise" Exhibit I was happy to stop by and take in "Surreal Alternative" at The RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York.

World renowned art collector and Philanthropist Richard J. Demato talked to me about his latest art Show, 

"Surreal Alternative."

On April 14th, RJD Gallery – specialists in the genre of realism, presented their premier exhibition dedicated to contemporary Surrealist painters. "Surrealism allows us to see art in its purest form because it stems from imagination rather than rational thought and it often features elements of surprise with random objects and unpredictable juxtapositions. The world today draws parallels, with post World War I, when Surrealism was born, when artists, such as Salvador Dali or Rene Magritte, & intellectuals, like Andre Breton, were looking for an escape against the harshness of reality. Today, within news and global politics we are challenged by the excessive exposure to fear & lately, “Alternate facts“ – so that surrealists again, are essential to present a provocative view, to open and challenge the human mind and offer respite."

This exhibition will feature numerous paintings from each of the following international representational painters: Turkish artist Fatih Gurbuz, celebrated Swedish artist Alexander Klingspor, award-winning Angolan-Portuguese painter Jorge Santos, and Margo Selski, will be on display. While at first appearing to be classical in composition, palette and technique, viewers will be intrigued by and eventually challenged by the enigmatic, provocative narratives. The canvases become artistic roadmaps to liberate perception and invite us to contemplate the human experience beyond the confines of rationalism. These artworks summon us to escape and liberate our thinking, explore our imaginations and discover beauty beyond the boundaries of our perception.

Richard was educated at The University of California at Irvine, wherein he achieved a B.S. in Biology, teaching credentials, and ultimately entered their PhD program in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

An exciting business opportunity arrived in 1975, and he found himself in the textile industry, where he would spend the next 30 years.

In 1979, Richard moved to NYC, opened and operated, what became a global textile and manufacturing business. He travelled extensively throughout the world, and acquired a vast collection of art and priceless experiences

on his journeys. His firm was extremely active with a myriad of charities; including The Fashion Institute, AIDS LA and NYC, Fountain House/NYC, Joel Finkelstein Cancer research, UJA; and funded research in breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s.

In 2002, he left business, and moved to Sag Harbor, NY, in early 2003. His commitment to charitable endeavors persisted.

In 2004 he began with the Retreat and subsequently opened the Gallery end 2009 to raise awareness and develop donors for The Retreat.

For 14 years, he has been a part of the board of The Retreat, an organization dedicated to ending family violence, and caring for the children and women they serve.

He is also an honorary board member of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, and has been involved with Fountain House, NYC, for many years.

Other charity involvements have included The Animal Rescue Fund, East End Theater and Radio, breast cancer research, and local art and artists via The Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall membership.

The support and awareness of our collectors has allowed RJD gallery to endow a portion of our proceeds to non-profit causes, including, but not limited to, The Retreat, The Southampton Animal Shelter, amFAR and Fountain House NYC.

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.

For more information please visit http://rjdgallery.com

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Hamptons Art - Pitture della Vita - Megan Euell Solo Exhibition Reception

Saturday, August 12, 2017 and Art and Desire with Artists Eddy Bogaert and Marcus Glitteris







Pitture della Vita - Megan Euell Solo Exhibition Reception

Saturday, August 12, 2017


TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Owner Cynthia Neuendorf of Artist Study Gallery in Southampton


TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Artist  Megan Euell at The Artist Study Gallery for Pitture della Vita - Megan Euell Solo Exhibition Reception

Saturday, August 12, 2017


TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Pitture della Vita - Megan Euell Solo Exhibition Reception

Saturday, August 12, 2017


TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Pitture della Vita - Megan Euell Solo Exhibition Reception

Saturday, August 12, 2017

This past weekend I had a chance to attend some pretty marvelous art shows in Southampton, New York. The first was at the Artist Study and the other was a unique art show at the Oreya Hampton in the Capri Hotel for an exhibit entitled Art of Desire.



The Artist Study was pleased to present Pitture della Vita ~ 'paintings of life'

by Megan Euell. Art collectors gathered for an Opening Reception from 6pm-8pm, Saturday August 12th.

The Artist Study is an Art Gallery & Studio. Their mission is to educate, inspire, and foster an art community through professional programs of study and art exhibitions that promote the creative process as an important role in growth and progress. The Artist Study holds to the preservation of the techniques and traditions of classical painting and drawing, connecting the impact that a creative life of study has on an individual and the well-being of future generations.



Art and the creative process is vital to one’s life force as well as an important tool for training specific, visual, and perceptual ways of thinking. The Artist Study believes that skills learned through the arts can be conveyed to academic subjects and problem solving, creating a unique study of life and it’s many forms. Their ethos holds to artists who exhibit a deep enduring respect for humanity.



The Artist Study serves the community, local and at large, by providing art education programs for all ages, open studio space to both emerging and professional artists; exhibiting the work of local, national, and international artists; and by providing paid teaching positions and ongoing professional development opportunities through events that engage the public. They create strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives in the arts.


Megan is a classically trained painter from Southampton,, New York.

She Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Megan lived and studied in Florence, Italy from 2012-2015 and graduated from the Florence Academy of Art Advanced Painting Program in June 2015. Megan is a member of The Salmagundi Club and the Portrait Society of America.

Megan is proud to be represented by The Artist Study Gallery & Studio in Southampton, NY., where she exhibits her work, as well as teaches Drawing and Painting. for more information: www.theartiststudy.com

ART OF DESIRE WITH MARCUS GLITTERIS AND  EDDY BOGAERT



TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS ARTIST EDDY BOGAERT AT THE ART OF DESIRE SHOW AT OREYA HAMPTONS IN SOUTHAMPTON, NY


TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS ARTIST MARCUS GLITTERIS AT THE ART OF DESIRE SHOW AT OREYA HAMPTONS IN SOUTHAMPTON, NY

At the Art of Desire Show I enjoyed talking to both Artists Eddy Bogaert and Marcus Glitteris.

Having grown up around the world and been raised truely as a global citizen, Eddy Bogaert tends to embed within his artwork a variety of different influences and, oftentimes, contrasting aesthetics.


Described by some critics as a “Jackson Pollock on steroids” his art morphs into the one-medium methods of creation by encompassing alternative – and somewhat opposing – materials: acrylic, glue, pen, collage – and UV light. In a previous interview Eddy reveals, “While I was at Rikers Island hanging out with some hardcore criminals, I did three things: workout, play chess and draw. I had all this animosity and sadness inside so I decided to use it in a positive way by painting.”


Eddy has travelled the world showing his amazing art to enthusiastic art collectors.

For more information about Eddy take a look at his instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/eddybogaert007

Born 1975 . Marcus Glitteris is a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side of ” Alphabet City “. He is a self taught Artist who started painting at the age of 28. Art class started for me on the floors of New York City Night Clubs. Creativity Started for me through my dancing and ” Club Kid ” outfits. I would see and experience the energy of The New York City ” Club Kids “, DragQueens, and Creatures of the Night. Every Character was a moving Painting. It inspired me to be a Moving Painting that danced and played in an Abstract Gallery. Fluorescent Painting was born in ” The Cosmic Cavern ” Kenny Scharf Installation @ The Tunnel N.Y.C.


For more information on Marcus please visit http://www.marcusglitteris.com/


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Reisha Perlmutter Opening Reception: Sat, July 29, 2 - 5pm

Ends: Sunday, August 27

Reisha Perlmutter Opening Reception


Reisha Perlmutter Opening Reception


Reisha Perlmutter Opening Reception


Reisha Perlmutter Opening Reception


TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Artist Reisha Perlmutter at her Opening Reception at The Roman Fine Art Gallery

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition from New York-based artist, Reisha Perlmutter. Titled Immerse , the show includes over 15 new paintings from her water series, exploring the body, its relationship to water and the science of color. The exhibit will be open Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 27 , 2017 with the opening reception for the artist Saturday, July 29, 2-5pm that I attended.


For just over a year, Perlmutter has been working on a series of oil paintings depicting women in water, in many of these she is also the subject. She aims to place emphasis on the biological connection between body and water, while finding correlations between her painting philosophy and understanding of color. Color and light move across the skin through the water, in energetic brushwork, blurring the edges between the figure and it’s surrounding environment. Through this connection, we sense that the body and the water are one.


Perlmutter’s imagery allows the viewer to relive and experience this universal and very humanizing connection to water, where one becomes hyper-aware of the body, where it begins and ends, how it moves in nature. Her weightless figures seem to be at complete ease and calm, the dappled light melting into the larger image, inviting our senses to participate in the painting.


Perlmutter draws parallels between the physical relationship with nature and Albers color theory, where color exists purely in its relationship to its surroundings. She explains this relationship as almost linear, “the flesh ends and the water begins, the flesh feels and looks like flesh because of the water,” just as one color will project that which it is relative to. She also aims to depict bodies that are not overly posed or sexualized. Her work often evokes comparisons to Photo-realism, however the artist associates photography as data and documentation, which is not part of her objective in practice.


Emphasis is directed away from individualized anatomy, and onto the body as a whole. The artist finds poetry within the recurring shapes, naturally occurring throughout individual bodies. Capturing natural patterns, she considers DNA, physiology and biology; and particularly in relationship to women and their bodies. Her recent work aims to empower women to appreciate their differences, find a comfortability with their sizes, shapes, and colors.

Roman Fine Art is committed to bringing the most provocative, relevant and exciting artworks from the 20th and 21st century to their clientele.


Their mission is to create and foster new environments dedicated to recognizing and supporting Contemporary Art by showcasing the cutting edge talent increasingly pervading mainstream culture. Their goal is to further advance the dialogue of New Contemporary Art movements from around the world.


Among the talented and internationally renowned artists to have exhibited in their exhibitions are Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Tim Conlon, AJ Fosik, Gentleman’s Game, Mark Jenkins, Elektra KB, Steven Kline, Jessica Lichtenstein, Francesco Lo Castro, Nathan Sawaya, Swoon and Dean West.


Roman Fine Art does not represent any of the artists featured on this website. All Contemporary Artists included have participated in various projects conceived, curated and/or produced by Damien A. Roman Fine Art. All artwork exhibited here has been included in various exhibitions, art fairs and projects affiliated with Damien A. Roman. Availability of artwork changes frequently, to learn more information please visit http://romanfineart.com

to learn more about the artist please visit http://www.reishaperlmutter.com/


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Out Of Bounds

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Artists Kevin Barrett, Cheryl Sokolow and Norman Mooney

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Co-Owner and Artist Andrea McCafferty and poses for a photo-op with Exotic Car Collector Marc Haskell

Michael Wellbrock poses for photo-op with Marc Haskell

This past weekend I took a break from the charity galas in the Hamptons and enjoyed an art show at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York.


OUT OF BOUNDS is an exhibition of 8 contemporary artists featuring photography, painting, mixed media and sculptures with each artist pushing the boundaries in their own unique way.

Tombstones are brought to life through archival inks and layers, metals twist and thrust into provocative images, marble and glass take on appealing shapes, images bleed together and the sky becomes a voyeur. Art is exhibited inside the gallery and outside in the garden.


Art lovers enjoyed Food and Wine while enjoying the paintings, photographs and sculptures.


Showing works by:

ANN BRANDEIS

KAT O’NEILL

LAUREN ROBINSON

CFineArt presents:

KEVIN BARRETT

JOAN GIORDANO

ELIZABETH GREGORY-GRUEN

NORMAN MOONEY

ISOBEL FOLB SOKOLOW


The White Room Gallery opened in 2015 to rave reviews and has been voted Best Gallery In The Hamptons ever since. Our artists’ work has appeared in countless publications and websites including Fine Art Magazine, The New York Times, The East Hampton Star, The Independent, Dan’s Papers, The Sag Harbor Express, Hamptons Art Hub and Hamptons Daze.


We exhibit an eclectic blend of contemporary art with themes that are abstract, graphic, surreal and magical featuring both well-known and emerging artists. This past year we presented numerous exhibits including live graffiti, iconic rock n roll, a designer showcase as well as juried shows themed America on Fire and Love and Passion. To submit an inquiry or to purchase a piece of art just double click on the image.

To learn more about the White Room Gallery please visit http://www.thewhiteroom.gallery/

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"Awakenings" Featuring The Artwork Of Marjorie Van De Stouwe At The Hersh Fine Art Gallery

Hersh Fine Art is pleased to present "Awakenings," a solo exhibition of paintings by Long Island artist Marjorie van de Stouwe. "Awakenings" will be on view from May 13 until June 17, 2017. The artist presented an opening reception on Saturday, May 13, from 6 to 8pm.


Dr. Marjorie van de Stouwe is woman devoted to nurturing and preserving life. Both a successful physician and a highly skilled artist, her artistic work naturally comes from a deep love and respect of life in its depiction of living flower arrangements and their accoutrements. “I would like my work to soften the edges on our minds,” Dr. van de Stouwe explains, “to create a sense of peace, and at times, possibly humor.” Her subject matter is primarily still life with an emphasis on nature, frequently featuring flowers picked straight from her garden.


Each season offers a new opportunity to create a fresh body of work as the landscape changes with the weather. Awakenings celebrates transition, spring, and new birth. Tying together lyrical composition with an almost scientific investigation into the surface quality that communicates the difference between a dandelion and a daffodil, Dr. van de Stouwe’s work transcends mere academic pursuit. It celebrates the fleeting yet enduring qualities of beauty and impermanence. For a moment, the petals are intact and the leaves are suspended the in the air by their own strength, but the moment passes, and the flowers cannot endure long. Awakenings explores all stages of life and brings dignity to each one.


Antique Spray Roses subtlely pinpoints the moment of transition from the peak of life to its end. No petals have fallen, yet in an otherwise spry bouquet, several of the roses have begun to soften and sink, signaling the inevitable decline. Dandelions in a Crystal Vase pushes even further, immortalizing a common weed in all of its life cycles and giving it a place of honor in elegant crystal. It is a reminder that the apparent end of life is another beginning; the seeds will be taken up by the wind, dispersed, and new flowers will bloom.


Dr. van de Stouwe began formal classical training in earnest in 2002, studying at the Stevenson Academy and then the Long Island Academy of Fine Art in Glen Cove, but her journey began when she purchased her first oil painting set in the 8th grade. Her strengths in science and math took her on a different career path, however, and she graduated medical school with a specialty in Rheumatology. Dr. van de Stouwe has continued a serious pursuit of painting while maintaining a thriving rheumatology practice and raising three daughters, taking workshops and classes on a regular basis in addition to private lessons with Michael Klein and others. In 2014 she brought her years of private training to the public eye and began exhibiting and winning awards in numerous juried shows across the United States, including exhibitions for Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. "Awakenings" is her first solo exhibition. Dr. Van de Stouwe currently lives and paints in her home studio in Upper Brookville, Long Island.


"Awakenings" will run from May 13-June 17, 2017, with a gallery reception on May 13 from 6-8pm. For details please refer to www.hershfineart.com or contact Rebecca Forster at 516-590-4324 or [email protected]


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