50 REASONS WHY: Your Take on the East End

This open juried exhibition provides artists the opportunity to showcase works that depict their feelings about the East End of Long Island.

Click Here To See 50 Reasons Why Juried Show Winners


This open juried exhibition provides artists the opportunity to showcase works that depict their feelings about the East End of Long Island. To celebrate EEA’s 50th year, the jurors of the 2022 East End Arts Open Juried Exhibition selected fifty seven (hence the “ish”) of the nearly 200 submitted pieces that they felt best conveyed the artists’ intentions, showed originality of vision, and were visually striking for gallery viewers.
Opening reception: Saturday, November 12 | 4PM-7PM

Exhibition held across two galleries: 
EEA Main Gallery – 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead
11 West Gallery – 11 W. Main Street, Peconic Crossing, Riverhead


John A. Demmer | Diana Aliberti | Marta Baumiller | Renee Brown | Jody Cukier | Madeline Daversa | Sherry Davis | Kathleen Dwyer | Tracey Elizabeth | Helen Giaquinto | Rainer Gross | Susan Guihan Guasp | Consi Handelsman Bennett | Jerelyn Hanrahan | Ellen Hutchinson | Kenneth Jackson | Paul Johnson | Kathee Shaff Kelson | Karen Kemp | Ellen Kingston | Charlene Lavinia | Ana Martinez Orizondo | Scott McIntire | Mike McLaughlin | Wendy McLaughlin | Glenn McNab | Nancy McSwane | Thomas McSwane | Frankie Neptune | Catharine Norris | Conrad Obregon | Mary O’Connor | Linda Pasca | Mike Remski | Alan Richards | Meredith Rose | Barbara Ruble Stark | Mimi Saltzman | Susan Saunders | Elizabeth Schaeffler | James Slezak | John Stefanik | Eli Stoneman | Adam Straus | Andrew Tarshis | Michael Vivona | Clay Vorhes | Pamela Waldroup | David Warren | Charles Wildbank | John Wittenberg

Hear Gianna Volpe interview painter, curator, aficionado, and 50 Reasons Why juror Franklin Hill Perrell about the artists and pieces in the 50 Reasons Why exhibition on the area’s favorite local radio show, Heart of the East End.

Listen Now (Franklin’s segment starts at approximately 01:10)

50 Reasons Why Juried Show Winners

Top Prizewinners-

Best in Show – $1000: Marta Baumiller, Polynation 1 video projection on silk installation

First Place – $500: Adam Straus, East Marion July 5 6:46PM charcoal diptych

Second Place – $250 Renee Brown, Solitary self-portrait with bird oil

Third Place – Tickets to The Suffolk Rainer Gross, Double Take – North Fork Pumpkins photography

Honorable Mentions-

Frankie Neptune, OWL video

Consi Handelson-Bennett, Pollock & Krasner puppets

Kenneth Jackson, Greatest 61 mosaic

Pamela Waldroup, Riverhead Diner & Grill photograph

Ellen Kingston, The Road Less Traveled painting

Ellen Hutchinson, Beach Still Life painting

John Demmer, A Peconic Dream painting

Paul Johnson, Springs photograph

Curatorial Awards-

Mixed media:
Mimi Saltzman, Fallen Woman

Sherry Davis, Treccine

Verticali Thomas McSwane, Autumn Tillage

John Wittenberg, Untitled

Conrad Obregon, North Fork nature videos

Michael Vivona, Iron Horse

Jerelyn Hanrahan, Vertical Pearls

Photography: John Stefanik, Ancient Forest non-digital photograph

Ceramics: Glen McNab, Osprey Return raku fired + Beach Bonfire pit fired

Charles Wildbank, Emergence II Scott McIntire, EC-10-22 Clay Vorhes, Montauk Lures

Eli Stoneman, Rainy Night in ‘86

Debbie Wells

Franklin Hill Perrell