William Ris Gallery East, which is connected to the Sherwood House Vineyards Tasting Room in Jamesport, New York is hosting a closing reception for “Abstract Women”. The reception will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 4 to 7 pm. Refreshments will be served. The Tasting Room will also be open. Music and tastings will be offered throughout the afternoon to early evening.
Under the direction of William Ris owner Mary Cantone, this group of accomplished award winning women artists came together to create an exciting and eclectic show in an uplifting color palette. The exhibit showcases abstract artwork from Anahi DeCanio, Marilyn Weiss, Martha McAleer and Anne Raymond.
Ms. DeCanio’s work is exhibiting many of her zen landscapes known for intense infusions of colors through layers of rich textures. She is the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and founder of eARThHAMPTONS. Her work has garnered numerous awards has been exhibited widely internationally, including The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Brown University, Pen and Brush, and the Palm Beach Armory, among others. Her paintings and photography also regularly appear in movies and TV shows. She is an avid volunteer and serves on the Board of the East Hampton Artist’s Alliance
Marilyn Weiss has been exhibiting her distinctive works of art in galleries and museums throughout the US and internationally for more than three decades. She has earned numerous prestigious awards and honors. Weiss has the distinction of being published in The Collage Handbook, as one of the country’s most interesting and notable collage artists.
Anne Raymond's work is in the permanent collections of major museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Blanton Museum of Art: The University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been shown extensively in solo and group shows in the United States and abroad. Numerous noteworthy galleries have exhibited her work. Her work is also part of numerous private collections including Goldman Sachs, Saks Fifth Avenue, Pfizer
Martha McAleer has participated in a large number of group and solo shows. Her paintings reflect her upbringing in the Central Lakes region of Maine. She consistently user her perception of nature to create a variety of textures to create a distinct transparency of nature.
“Abstract Women” has been extremely well received and has appealed to long time collectors as well as those in the interior design world looking for elegant pieces to grace client’s upscale homes. The success of the Opening on August 13th prompted, Mary Cantone, owner and director of William Ris East to hold a closing event as well. As numerous pieces from the exhibit have been sold, there will be new artwork on display.
William Ris Gallery is new to the East End but has a long rich history in the art world dating back to 1966. This year is particularly significant since the gallery is celebrating it’s 50th year. The family owned gallery was founded in New Jersey on the principles of maintaining the highest standards and love of the arts which is the core of its continued success. The gallery’s stable of artists, while still growing, has a dedicated following that is renowned and recognized nationally.
Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and encouraging clients to enhance, with passion, the fine arts. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibilities for mixing mediums, styles and colors.
LOCATION: William Ris Gallery East - 1291 Main Road, Jamesport, NY - 609-408-5203
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