Shelter Island Birdhouse Exhibition & Auction
hosted by Galerie Mallory of Shelter Island
Bridge Street (183 North Ferry Road), Shelter Island
July 26 through August 9
to benefit the Peconic Land Trust
Birdhouse designs by local Shelter Island and East End artists, conservationists and celebrities, including:
Kiki Boucher and Robin Drake: Kiki Boucher and Robin Drake have been partners in crime for longer than one can politely say. Kiki, a French-born graphic designer, has for the past ten years since acquiring her house, La Maison de la Marine, in Shelter Island Heights designed a poster celebrating the unique features of the island. Robin, a designer, also lives in the Heights in a house appropriately named BirdHouse. He teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and brings his expertise to the Shelter Island Historical Society as a volunteer.
EJ Camp: EJ Camp is responsible for such iconic posters as Forrest Gump, Top Gun, famous advertising campaigns for American Express, IBM and Dr. Pepper, and her portraits have been a staple at Rolling Stone, many other magazines as well as in worldwide exhibits and books. In addition, her fine art photography is highly coveted by collectors. She spends a great deal of time on both the North and South Fork photographing the constantly changing motion of the sea and bays.
Scott Chaskey: Poet, farmer, educator Scott Chaskey has shared the landscape--and seeds and fruits--of Quail Hill Farm, in Amagansett, with bluebirds, killdeer, and crows for 25 years. Prior to his employment with the Peconic Land Trust he worked as a journeyman carpenter, and as a "chippy" while living in England, where he built a studio/home on a hillside in Cornwall, adjacent to the Mousehole Wild Bird Sanctuary. His most recent book, SEEDTIME, celebrates our interconnection with all other living things.
Susan D'Alessio: Susan D’Alessio is a landscape painter who works in Plein Air; her interest is painting the remaining natural vistas and unique light of the east end. She is a member of “Plein Air Peconic” presenting her work in their shows which highlight Peconic Land Trusts conserved sites. She also participates in national plein air events.
James DeMartis: James DeMartis, of James DeMartis Metal Studio, is sculptor and metalsmith living and working in East Hampton. His work, collected by many luminaries in art and design, has been featured in Interior Design, Elle Décor, HC&G, Ironwork Today, Vol. II and numerous other publications. Additionally, his work resides in gardens and galleries throughout the country, including NYC and the Hamptons, at places such as LongHouse Reserve, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens. Visit his website at www.jamesdemartis.com.
Marie Eiffel and Jason Penney: Entrepreneur Marie Eiffel first came to Shelter Island in 2005 and started a boutique on 114. Today Marie is currently running 4 diffrent retail stores in both Shelter Island and Sag Harbor.
Photographer Jason Penney has been shooting fashion and interiors for 20 years he has shot everything from Whitney Houstons heartbreak hotel cover to Dooney Burke advertising. Jason currently lives in Shelter Island.
Margaret Garrett: Margaret Garrett is an abstract artist who lives and maintains a studio on Shelter Island, NY. Her work is held in the Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall Art Museum and in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.
Bonnie Grice: Bonnie Grice is an award winning broadcaster, producer, interviewer and DJ. A two-time Gracie Allen Award winner, you can hear BONNIE IN THE MORNING weekday mornings 9-Noon on 883WPPB-- Long Island's only NPR station. Bonnie serves up a daily dose of music, special guests and food for thought. Unique. Informative. Fun. A new spin on Public Radio. Plus she produces and hosts THE SONG IS YOU featuring a wide range of guests exploring their top 10 favorite tunes every week. Tune in! 883wppb.org And follow her on: Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Bonnie also loves acting... she's been featured in a variety of East End theatre productions. AND you can catch her on the big screen in Adam Baranello's new feature film "DEAD END".
John v.H. Halsey: A 12th generation native of Southampton, John v.H. Halsey is the President and Founder of Peconic Land Trust. When not actively working to conserve Long Island’s working farms, natural lands and heritage, John can be found on the waters off Shinnecock Bay racing lightnings!
Uma Halstead: I am 15 years old, and I am going into 10th grade at the Archer School For Girls in LA. My family bought a vacation home on Shelter Island two years ago after summering in the Hamptons with family for most of my childhood. Since arriving here, I have participated in the sailing program at the Yacht Club, the tennis program, and this summer, I am working at Dabney Lee and for Mallory Samson. I love the arts, especially theater and dance. My favorite form of transportation on Shelter Island is biking. I love vintage collectables and pastel colors, and my bright blue old fashioned bike that I ride around to work and the beach displays that. I did this birdhouse to represent Shelter Island and all of its many attributes to others. I hope you all appreciate it as much as I do.
Sylvia Hommert: Light and the reflection of light, how it interacts in an environment, is a constant thread that flows through my work. It’s elusive, full of movement, ever changing, and it’s this ephemeral quality that intrigues me. How the passing of time plays off the luminous surfaces of each painting--the highs and lows, the shadows and relief. The color subtly shifts too, as the light moves through a space from sunrise to sunset, or as you move through the room. An organic calendar that clocks both physical movement and the passage of time.
Randy Kolhoff: Originally hailing from the West, Randy Kolhoff, Sag Harbor artists and owner of Black Swan Antiques has often used wildlife as his subject matter in paintings and sketches. Moving to Long Island in 2000, Randy found new inspiration in the sea and rich history.
Billy & Alexis Joel: Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Throughout the years, Joel's songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people, mirroring his own goal of writing songs that "meant something during the time in which I lived . . . and transcended that time."
Katherine Lynch: A painter. Born in Philadelphia and lives in red Hook, Brooklyn and Shelter Island. Kathryn Lynch has an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is represented by Searspeyton Gallery, NYC and Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Christine Matthai: Christine Matthäi was born in Germany. She lives and works between Shelter Island, New York, Germany and the Bahamas. Her LIGHT and SEA series, and all other water related series, are inspired by the extraordinary light conditions of sea and sky on the East End of Long Island and the waters of the Bahamas. During her extended travels to different places and countries she captured her surroundings, which resulted in different photographic series. Her favored subject on her journeys has always been the water. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally.
Scott Murphy: A world traveler, surfer, sailor, and aesthetic adventurer, Scott Murphy captures the essence of not only where to live but how to live in his designs. After spending a decade as a builder and charter boat captain in Hawaii he moved to New York and co-founded an architecture firm, Murphy & Dine, which designed and built over 3 million square feet of hospitality, high end residential, and commercial properties. In 2013 he launched DIRT Design and is now focused on working with discerning clients from around the world who appreciate his dedication to craftsmanship, acute attention to detail, and respect for the bottom line.
Wayne Pate: Wayne Pate is a decorative artist/illustrator who hibernates in Brooklyn and sunbaths in Shelter Island. Wayne is known mostly for his monochrome line art and has worked with the likes of Roman And Williams, Serna & Lily, One Kings Lane, and Electric Schoolhouse and most recently with Studio Four NYC which will be presenting a textile and wallpaper collection in 2016.
Gabriele Raacke: Self-taught artist Gabriele T. Raacke works in oil and acrylic on canvas, collages on paper, and is best known for her reverse paintings on glass. Her work has been shown in galleries on the East End, in New York City, and Germany. Some of her glass paintings have been turned into theater performances by the East End Special Players and featured at the Parrish Art Museum and other venues. Gabriele works in her East Hampton studio and has been a member of Quail Hill Farm for 24 years.
Gordian Raacke: Gordian Raacke is the founder and executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI), an East Hampton based not-for-profit organization with a mission to accelerate the transition to a clean and 100% renewable energy future. Gordian, trained as a civil engineer, and his wife Gabriele, an artist, built their East Hampton home as an extremely energy efficient building with solar panels providing 100% of their annual electricity needs.
David Rankin: David Rankin is a New York-based Australian artist. He works predominantly in oil and acrylic on canvas, but also works with paper, prints, sculptures and ceramics. Rankin has held over 100 one-person exhibitions in cities across the world and his work forms part of many of the world's leading collections and museums. David and his wife Lily live on Shelter Island.
Dan Rizzie: Internationally acclaimed for paintings, collages, and prints that draw inspiration from sources as diverse as twentieth-century modernism, the geometry of Cubism and Minimalism, nineteenth-century English botanical illustrations, and the floral and geometic forms of traditional Indian and Egyptian art, Dan Rizzie is an artist with a seemingly endless capacity to absorb visual information and transform it into a unique iconography of the natural world. Since the mid-1970s, he has had some ninety solo exhibitions and has been included in over one hundred group exhibitions. Rizzie’s work is in the permanent collections of leading art museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Parrish Art Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Published March 2015 by the University of Texas Press: Dan Rizzie. More info at http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/dan-rizzie
Anna Salsedo: Anna Salsedo of Anna's Salon came to Shelter Island over 25 years ago in search of a better life for her family. Opening the salon in 2001, Anna loves spending time exploring the Island, walking on the beach, gardening at her home and spending time with her grandson. Her birdhouse is inspired by the simplicity of birds who call them home -- the wrens.
Mallory Samson: Mallory Samson's background in the fashion industry as fashion editor, fashion stylist and photo editor, lead her to photographing outdoor weddings in an editorial style. Mallory's work has appeared numerous times in well known magazines and she has authored 2 books. Mallory decided more recently to spend her summers on Shelter Island and she has opened Galerie Mallory.
David Van Scoy: David G. Van Scoy, Sr. is a 7th generation East Ender, whose love of community has been a cornerstone of his life. A retired Southampton Town Police Sergeant and Volunteer Fireman, these days David loves dappling in wood working – his birdhouses have been a star attraction of the Trust’s Annual Peconinic celebration – gardening and raising chickens at his home in Hampton Bays. David is also the proud dad of the Trust’s Robin who has been greeting callers and visitors for over 9 years!
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: A group effort by the staff of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, who are dedicated to cultivating, preserving and sharing the unqiue historical character of this special Shelter Island treasure. More information at SylvesterManor.org
Robert Waife: Yacht Captain and proprietor of Last Boat T-Shirts, Robert Waife is a local Shelter Island resident with family of two boys.
Michael Weisman: Michael Weisman, originally from Pelham Manor, NY. Graduated in 1984 from NYU with a BS Art & Art History. Once the owner of the popular East Hampton shop, Insideout. Forever mesmerized and inspired by all that glitters.
Cynthia Wells: Cynthia Wells, an award winning animation film maker was the first woman nominated for an “Annie Award” in animation and outstanding achievement in a short film. Working in London, Madrid, San Francisco and Los Angeles was animation director for an academy award nominated feature documentary, animated on two Emmy award winning films, “Ziggy’s Gift", and "Roman City" and is an internationally exhibited fine artist.
Rhea White and Steve Schappecher: The partners of SchappacherWhite Architecture DPC, Steve Schappacher and Rhea White, are full time Shelter Island nesters. If designing for humans or winged creatures they respond to specific needs and desires in order to enhance the occupants' lives.
Dabney Lee Woglom: Dabney Lee Woglom is a stationery and graphic designer from Brooklyn, New York. When she isn’t in Brooklyn, you can find Dabney on Shelter Island hanging out with with her 5 year old triplets, designing fabulous design in her shop, Dabney Lee, on Bridge Street or on the beach sipping rosè with friends. Dabney’s designs have been featured in Oprahs Favorite Things, New York Times, Hamptons Magazine and many more publications.
James Wojcik: James Wojcik is an advertising and editorial still-life photographer who resides in New York City. When he is not raising oysters at his summer home on shelter island, he is busy shooting pictures for magazines such as Vogue Brasil, Town & Country, Vogue Italia, & The Hollywood Reporter. In 1998 he won an Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography.
Phoebe Wood: A visitor who fell in love with Shelter Island, 10 year old Phoebe loves the outdoors and nature. In her short visit this summer, Phoebe played the fiddle at Sylvester Manor, had a pop up lemonade stand and found time to decorate a birdhouse in support of conservation!
Galerie Mallory is located on Bridge Street, Shelter Island
(183 North Ferry Road).
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Monday, 11 am to 5 pm
Thank you to Riverhead Building Supply and Brian Kennedy of FixHampton for the birdhouse kits!