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"The Circle" National Juried Exhibit And Annual Charity Drive Opens On Small Business Saturday @ Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue NY

"The Circle" National Juried Exhibit And Annual Charity Drive Opens On Small Business Saturday At Alex Ferrone Gallery.

Tendril by Lois Youmans

Tendril by Lois Youmans

The Circle - Small Works Exhibit 2016 features fifty photographic works that depict how the circle plays an integral role in composition, form, design, and/or subject matter of the image.  Juried by art critic, Charles A. Riley II, PhD, works by thirty national artists were selected for the exhibition. All works are affordably sized 14 inches or smaller and are available for purchase.  The artists' reception opens the gift-giving season on Small Business Saturday, November 26 from 6-8pm and is open to the public. Four Awards will be presented to the winners at the reception and guests can enjoy holiday cheer from Clovis Point Vineyards with light bites.
Dr. Riley noted about the exhibition, "The deeper I waded into the pool of images submitted, I further realized that the circle is more than a symbol, iconographic element, geometric figure or schematic guide to composition. It has the archetypal depth that reaches beyond abstract thought to an original pattern - a natural sense of order that is pervasive in the exhibition of an admirable variety of styles of the selected works."
Aside from being chosen for the exhibition at the Gallery, awards include an Olympus camera from Berger Bros., along with photographic prizes from Duggal Visual Solutions, Abbot Art & Framing, and Abatelli Realty. The Circle - Small Works 2016 offers wonderful gift ideas of original art for the upcoming holiday season and runs through Valentine's Day, 2017.
About the Juror:
Charles A. Riley II, PhD is an art critic, curator, professor and author who has published thirty-one books on art, cultural history and media. His works include The Jazz Age in France, The Saints of Modern Art, Color Codes, and The Arts in the World Economy, as well as monographs on artists including Arthur Carter and Roy Lichtenstein among others. His articles have appeared in Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, Antiques and Fine Art, and many other international magazines. Dr. Riley has curated international museum and gallery exhibitions in Taiwan, Holland, Germany, as well as New York. Formerly the editor of Art & Auction magazine, he was also on the editorial staff of Fortune magazine and currently reviews for Hamptons Art Hub and other publications.  Dr. Riley earned his BA summa cum laude at Princeton University and his MPhil and PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Artists included in The Circle - Small Works 2016:
Philip Augustin, Patricia Beary, Karen Bell, David Blow, Sandra Carrion, Brittany Comunale, Carolyn Conrad, Susan Dooley, Rich Faron, Richard Gardner, Sally Gelling, Gerry Giliberti, Julia Guzzio, Qin Han, Ellen Hansen, Erin Karp, Jacques LeBlanc, Joel Lefkowitz, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Paul Malinowski, Nate Mathews, Juliet Mattila, Mike McLaughlin, Marco Pinter, Sara Poer, Jim Sabiston, Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, Pamela Waldroup, Laura Warren, and Lois Youmans.

Charity Drive:
Throughout the exhibition's run, the Gallery is hosting one of their annual Charity Drives and is collecting new personal care products for families in need through CAST (Community Action Southold Town). Items needed: dental care and facial care items, soap, hair care and styling products, shaving supplies, etc.).
Alex Ferrone Gallery is at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue.  Hours: 11am-5pm Thursday through Sunday; (11-6 Saturday); or by appointment other days. Call 631-734-8545 for more info or visit
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