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Contact: Maggie Goldfarb

(631) 329-4398


Artists Compete to Benefit The Retreat Domestic Violence Services

East Hampton, NY (July 21, 2014) – The Retreat’s 6th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show announced a deadline of Tuesday, September 26th for submission of works by artists worldwide to compete for a gallery showing while simultaneously raising funds to end the cycle of domestic violence. 

The competition culminates in the top 25 entries being displayed in a group art show at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY later this year and is open to all artists with work in artistic media other than video art.  The top three picks win a separate group exhibition at the gallery to be held in 2015.

Janet Goleas, Curator at the Islip Art Museum, and Christina Strassfield, Museum Director and Chief Curator at Guild Hall Museum, will serve as jurors for this year’s contest. All proceeds benefit The Retreat’s domestic violence services.

“This art show is a wonderful and unique way for artists to participate in raising funds to end the cycle of domestic violence on the East End,” said Michele Pollock Rich, Executive Director of The Retreat.

The entry fee is $50 per entry, with unlimited entries per person, and all work must be submitted in JPEG form. All artwork depicted must be hang-ready, preferably framed, and available for purchase with a 50/50 split between the artist and The Retreat.  However, artists are welcome to provide an additional portion of their split to support the cause.

For more information, please visit or call Maggie Goldfarb at 631.329.4398. 

About The Retreat

For 27 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 engage 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.