Mar 19 2014

SPRING FUSION – The 5th Annual Retreat Art Show



Saturday, April 26 – “Spring Fusion”

The 5th Annual Retreat Art Show

A dynamic grouping of artwork featuring our competition winners, Mary Chiaramonte, Sylvia Hommert and Kerry Sharkey-Miller.

Artist: Mary Chiaramonte Entry Name: Into the Salt Medium: Acrylic on Wood Dimensions: 20X20


Artist: Sylvia Hommert Name: Gunmetal Bling Medium: Aqua leaf, beeswax, holographic paper and resin on birch panel Dimensions: 12X12


Artist: Kerry Sharkey-Miller Entry name: Lepidoptera Medium: Photograph, archival pigment on exhibition fiber Dimensions: 21X29


Also featuring works by the honorable mentions ~ Gina Altadonna, Janet Culbertson and Patricia Park.

honorable mentions JAS

Entries were judged by Sara Nightingale, owner of Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill, NY and Scott Sandell, Visual Arts Director of Stony Brook University (Southampton Campus.)

For more information about the gallery,  please visit

For more information about the artists please click on their names.


Dates of Show:       Grand Opening, Saturday, 4/26/14–6–8PM, show up from  4/26/14–5/08/14

Gallery Hours :      11–6 Daily, Closed Tuesday+ Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11–8PM

Name of Gallery:   Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery

Address:                   90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY

Phone:                      631-725-1161


For 26 years, The Retreat has been providing domestic violence services and education to families on the East End of Long Island. Programs include a residential shelter for women and children, a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for all victims of domestic violence, programs to engaged troubled fathers and other men who may be at-risk of committing family violence, and an in-school violence prevention education program taught in local area schools. All services are provided free of charge.

Oct 17 2013

2013 Top 25 Artists

On behalf of The Retreat’s 5th Annual Juried Art Show  I would like to thank all of the artists for their submission(s). We were thrilled to have received so many entries from around the globe – from Russia, Israel, Sweden, and all over the USA! What a tribute to how much the art community cares!

From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank our judges, Sara Nightingale, owner of Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill, NY and Scott Sandell, Visual Arts Director of Stony Brook University (Southampton Campus) for their time, effort and dedication to the fight against domestic violence. We had an overwhelming response and the jurors’ truly enjoyed seeing all of the entries; they had a tough job picking the Top 25 artists.

The top 25 artists, as selected by the above jurors, will be featured in a group show online AND in-person opening on November 9th at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in the heart of Sag Harbor, NY.  At the opening reception the top three “best in show” will be announced. Those artists will win a seperate group exhibition at the gallery to be held in the Spring of 2014.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork, please  contact Development at 631.329.4398. Congratulations to these 25 artists:

  • Gina Altadonna
  • Gary Beeber
  • Mary Chiaramonte
  • Patricia Christakos
  • Janet Culbertson
  • Catherine Eldridge
  • Carol Glassman
  • Michelle Hartney
  • Sylvia Hommert
  • Barbara Hyman
  • Linda Sirow
  • Pia Ledy
  • Mary Ancilla Martinez
  • Michael McLaughlin
  • Bruce Milne
  • Lea Morgan
  • Patty Neibling
  • John Nieman
  • Kat O’Neill
  • Patricia Park
  • Renè Porter
  • Jerry Schwabe
  • Kerry Sharkey-Miller
  • Madelyn Simon
  • Kim Zarney

Sep 17 2013

2013 Hamptons Juried Art Show