The Contemporary Portrait (2016)

June 17 – July 29, 2016

The Contemporary Portrait (2016)
June 17 – July 29, 2016

Juried, All Media Art Show
Exhibition Dates: June 17 – July 29, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

Guest Jurors: Deanne Shashoua and Michael Lyons Wier of Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

It’s not just about replicating superficial features, it’s about capturing something deeper and therefore more authentic about an individual. It’s the gesture that predicts the character, an expression that reveals the thinker. When skill expresses insight, the artist rocks the portrait.

Reception: Friday, June 17, 2016, 5-7 PM
Meet the Artists! Refreshments served. Open to the public.
Photographs at the reception are taken by East End Arts’ Working Artist member Natalia Clarke.

EEA Members receive 15% discount on all purchases.


Best in Show – “The Photographer”
Lori Hollander
Greenport, NY
First Place – “After”
Jeanette Martone
Bay Shore, NY
pencil/ink on paper
Second Place – “The Encounter”
Joan Wozniak
Shoreham, NY
Third Place – “Self Study”
Justin Greenwald
East Islip, NY
oil on canvas


Deanne Shashoua and Michael Lyons Wier
Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Jurors for The Contemporary Portrait, 2016
Michael Lyons Wier holds an A.A. in Graphic Design, Fine Art and Painting studies from Florida School of the Arts; a B.A. in Art History from University of South Florida, Tampa; and an M.A. in Arts Administration and Museum Studies from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Upon graduation, Michael Lyons Wier worked at various galleries in Chicago from 1989 through 1993. In 1993, Michael Lyons Wier opened Lyons Wier Gallery in the River North Art Community in Chicago and helped establish the second wave of young galleries in the district. The gallery initially focused on artwork by SAIC professors and recent graduates. Lyons Wier Gallery later became known as one of the top galleries in Chicago for representing New Figurative and Imagist artists. In 2000, Michael Lyons Wier relocated Lyons Wier Gallery to New York City. In 2011, Lyons Wier Gallery found its current ground floor location at 542 West 24th Street and has established itself as one of the premier representational galleries in Manhattan.


Keri Albinski, Oakdale – “11/14/2015” chalk pastel
Virginia Aschmoneit, Westhampton – “Pensive” pigment print
Virginia Aschmoneit, Westhampton – “Somber Thoughts” pigment print
Renee Brown, Aquebogue – “Dan” oil on canvas HONORABLE MENTION
Rani Carson, Riverhead – “Hera” casein
Natalia Clarke, Riverhead – “Young Woman” drawing
Anthony Cooley, Elwood – “The Web You Wove” color pencil
Jeanette Dick, Port Jefferson – “Marijka with Orange” pastel
Christine Dupuis, Riverhead – “Mike” oil
Gina Gilmour, Mattituck – “Toast to Trump” mixed media
Justin Greenwald, East Islip – “Self Study” oil on canvas THIRD PLACE
Bruce Guarltieri, Coram – “Image 0360-3” photo
Kristin Hadjoglou, Eastport – “Graduation” oil in canvas
Lori Hollander, Greenport – “The Painter” oil
Lori Hollander, Greenport – “The Photographer” oil BEST IN SHOW
Marion Jones, Southhold – “Self-Portrait: A Time Before…” charcoal HONORABLE MENTION
Charlene Lavinia, Southold – “Tenebrism Revisited” acrylic
Anthony Lombardo, Water Mill – “Gina” photography
Anthony Lombardo, Water Mill – “Krista” photography
Debbie Ma, Calverton – “Selfie” acrylic HONORABLE MENTION
Debbie Ma, Calverton – “Tofu” acrylic
Jeanette Martone, Bay Shore – “After” pencil/ink on paper FIRST PLACE
Jeanette Martone, Bay Shore – “Journey” pencil/ink on paper
Terence McManus, Mt Sinai – “Shades” pastel
Terence McManus, Mt Sinai – “What Lies Ahead?” pastel
Margaret Minardi, Northport – “Real or Imagined” mixed media
Kasmira Mohanty, Farmingville – “Amelia” watercolor & digital illustration HONORABLE MENTION
Steven Palumbo, Quogue – “Self Portrait as Toreador” mixed
Christopher Parrott, Huntington – “Reveal” oil on canvas
Lucille Berrill Paulsen, Water Mill – “Peek Hole” oil on plywood
Leo Revi, East Hampton – “Red Ski Jacket” oil on wood
David Rogers, Patchogue – “I’m Too Young To Die of Natural Causes” oil on canvas
Meredith Rose, Westhampton Beach – “J Dash 1” mixed media
Meredith Rose, Westhampton Beach – “LGBTQI” mixed media
Steven Schreiber, Flanders – “Pride from Predjudice” photo
Frank Sofo, East Hampton – “Just Thinking” oil
Patricia Solan, Port Jefferson Station – “Looking Forward” watercolor HONORABLE MENTION
Judith Thompson, Mt. Sinai – “Future Looks Bright” oil on canvas
Maya Trimner, Nesconset – “Julia” charcoal on paper
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Bridgehampton – “Castor” ceramic
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Bridgehampton – “Pollux” ceramic
Fred VanderWerven, Southampton – “Thor” photography
Pamela Waldroup, Kings Park – “Emergence” digital composite
Pamela Waldroup, Kings Park – “Serenity” digital composite
Nancy Willott, Southold – “Devin” pastel
Joan Wozniak, Shoreham – “Seraphim” photography
Joan Wozniak, Shoreham – “The Encounter” photography SECOND PLACE
Joyce Zeller, Quogue – “Looking Forward” graphite

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