‘Behind The Fence’ selected as Best in Show at Juried Art Show that Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence
‘Behind The Fence’ selected as Best in Show
at Juried Art Show that Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence
East Hampton, NY (February 12, 2013) – Merging art exhibition with fundraising to support local victims of domestic violence, noted artists selected “Behind The Fence, a 25” by 22” work created using pencil and ink by Jeanette Martone as the 2013 Best In Show winner of The Retreat’s Annual Juried Art Show.
The piece, depicting a child with an intense expression, wearing a hooded jacket, gripping a chain-link fence, was selected from among 25 entries that had won an esteemed spot in a group display orchestrated by the region’s only comprehensive domestic violence services agency, The Retreat, in conjunction with the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. The pieces were on display during a group show. The winning Martone piece will appear in a solo exhibit, “Hope’s Journey,” at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, to begin Saturday, April 27th. Proceeds from sales of art in connection with the Juried Art Show will benefit The Retreat.
Submissions of art for this event have typically come from around the globe, including, in recent years entries from South Africa, Brazil, and across the United States.
“I’d like to extend my congratulations to Ms. Martone for winning the Best in Show distinction” said Jeffrey Friedman, Executive Director of The Retreat, “and my congratulations and gratitude to all of the other artists from nearby and far away who contributed their works to The Retreat’s Annual Juried Art Show so that we may raise needed awareness and funding to help prevent the destructive cycle of family violence from spreading from this generation to the next. I am grateful to each of you and to Richard Demato for generously donating this esteemed venue and for helping The Retreat raise critical funds.”
Jeanette Martone’s award-winning works have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the United States and abroad. Ms. Martone studied at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and received a B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase. She is a resident of Deer Park, NY.
The competition each year is open to all artists with work in photography, painting, 2D, 3D, and sculpture (no video art). The next event and competition will be held this fall. For questions or to make a donation to The Retreat, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jurors for this most recent competition included Kathryn Markel, owner of the art gallery Kathryn Markel Fine Arts with locations in Bridgehampton and New York City and Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director / Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY.
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.