Sunday, October 12, 2014

Land, Sea, Sky, Rain

We awoke Saturday morning to teaming rain. Perfect weather for indoor activities such as a visit to Ashawagh Hall and this weekend's Plein Air Peconic show. Plein Air Peconic began as a collaboration with the Peconic Land Trust in 2006. The artists donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of their works to the land trust for land protection and stewardship programs. Many of the paintings are done en plein air on Peconic Land Trust properties.
We met artist Aubrey Grainger.
She mentioned falling in love with Ludlow Farm in Bridgehampton.
I adore her portraits of the livestock seen there.
Ludlow Farm Chicken by Aubery Grainger
12" x 12"
Artist Gail Kern
Gail Kern and Aubrey Grainger were the two artists hosting the exhibition while we were there on Saturday afternoon. It was a pleasure speaking with both of them and seeing their work. I had to laugh as one conversation was not about mixing paint or other arty themes, but about dealing with bees, midges and chiggers while painting outdoors. 
Aubrey Granger and Gail Kern are just two of the talented artsts showing work at this show. All of the work is outstanding and beautifully depicts many favorite local scenes. 
photograph by Tom Steele

If you are unable to stop in this weekend I highly recommend following the artists individually through their websites (links above) and through the following galleries:  
Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, 
Wallace Gallery in East Hampton
South Street Gallery in Greenport. 
The artists also participate in shows at many of the local museums.
Plein Air Peconic IX
Land, Sea, Sky
October 11th - 13th
10 am - 5 pm
Ashawagh Hall
780 Springs Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 

Articles on the exhibition:
KDHampton here
Sag Harbor Press here


  1. Sorry I didn't make it! What a great thing to do in pouring rain..or sunshine..
    Lucky ducks.

  2. What a lovely way to spend a rainy day. This art exhibition sounds wonderful. I really liked the part about the artists donating part of their proceeds to preservation of the land. I continue to learn so much from you about the vibrant art community in the Hamptons.


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