Mark your calendars for the much-anticipated return of the Artist Members Exhibition (AME) at Guild Hall, located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton. From October 29, 2023, to January 8, 2024, immerse yourself in the world of art with this exceptional showcase, which also highlights the captivating works of Mary Boochever, the 2019 Top Honors award-winner, featuring her mesmerizing ‘Chart of the Inner Warp.
The Artist Members Exhibition, a tradition dating back to 1938, continues its legacy as the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island. This vibrant exhibition features over 300 pieces of art, offering a diverse range of media. Just like the Salon concept, this exhibition brings together established artists, emerging talents, and first-time exhibitors, offering a unique glimpse into the artistic practices within our community. This platform allows you to support and applaud the artists living and working in our immediate region, while also providing artists with the opportunity to sell their remarkable creations. Early participants in this initiative included art luminaries like James Brooks, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, Charlotte Park, Jackson Pollock, and many others.
Guild Hall takes pride in attracting national and international art professionals to select the Top Honors Award and Honorable Mentions. The Top Honors Award recipient will be granted a solo exhibition at Guild Hall. This year’s juror is none other than Virginia Lebermann, the Co-Founder and Board President of Ballroom Marfa, who also calls the East End her home.
In conjunction with the Artist Members Exhibition, you can also explore the remarkable work of Mary Boochever, the recipient of the Top Honor prize in 2019. Mary’s creations delve deep into the realms of color systems, delivering captivating visual experiences through her paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her solo exhibition, “Chart of the Inner Warp,” will grace the Marks Family Gallery North – Tito Spiga Exhibition Space.
Both exhibitions open on Saturday, October 28, with an exclusive Members-Only Reception from 4-6 PM. They will then be accessible to the general public from Sunday, October 29, 2023, to January 8, 2024. Gallery doors will be open from Friday to Monday, 12-5 PM, and as always, museum admission is free. Throughout the exhibitions’ run, a series of Lunch Break discussions and Creative Labs will be presented, featuring discussions on topics inspired by the artworks on display and future projects.