Artists from across the Hudson Valley will descend on Rye
this weekend to do what they do best, paint, in a celebration of Rye’s beauty
and to raise funds for the Rye Arts Center, the host of the event.
This year’s paint-out has attracted 46 artists, half of which are new to the event. They will choose which scene to paint from a list of 35 picturesque Rye locations including the shore clubs, Marshlands, Jay Heritage Center, Docks, the Knapp House, Purchase Street and paint all day on Sept. 28.
Their wet work will then be auctioned that evening during a live auction at 6:15 p.m., after a reception from 5 to 6 p.m.
The public can then view the silent auction of existing works by participating artists in the Gallery September 16-28, during weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The evening will also pay special tribute to Rye iconic painter Howard Bratches.
The event will be held Rain or Shine. Suggested donation and/or auction bid paddles are $20 each. In the silent auction, 30 percent of the purchase goes to the RAC and the rest goes to the artist. For the Live Auction, 5 percent of the purchase goes to RAC and the other half goes to the artist.
Participating local artists include Elizabeth Derderian, Jim Langley, John Clark, Laura Anechiarico, Lori Slotkin, all of Rye; Port Chester artist M. Colleen Harrigan and Rye Brook artist Ying Chen.
Here is the full list of participating artists:
Amanda Epstein Putnam Valley, NY
Antonio Garcia Long Island City, NY
Barbara Parrish Lexington, MS
Betty Chateauvert Larchmont, NY
Brad Marshall Rego Park, NY
Carol L. Douglas Rochester, NY
David Dibble Tuckahoe, NY
David Luchak Old Greenwich, CT
David Lussier Woodstock, CT
Edna Ortof Scarsdale, NY
Eileen Pryor McGann Island Park, NY
Elissa Gore New York, NY
Elizabeth Derderian Rye, NY
H. S. Kim Long Island City, NY
Heather Patterson Rye, NY
Hilda Green Demsky Larchmont, NY
Holly Meeker Rom New York, NY
Hope Friedland White Plains, NY
Janet Gunderson Kerhonkson, NY
Jeanie Ritter New Rochelle, NY
Jim Langley Rye, NY
John Clark Rye, NY
Joseph Bostany Brooklyn, NY
Katharine Dufualt Mamaroneck, NY
Kathy Buist New York, NY
Keith Gunderson Kerhonkson
Laura Anechiarico Rye, NY
Lee Haber New York, NY
Linda Richichi Armonk, NY
Lori Slotkin Rye, NY
M. Colleen Harrigan Port Chester, NY
Marilyn Fairman Johnstown, NY
Mary Jay Costello Mohegan Lake, NY
Nash Dunnigan Nyack, NY
P. L. Wilkins Wyncote, PA
Pamela Lussier Woodstock, CT
Patti Mollica Nyack, NY
Paul Ewing Scarsdale, NY
Ron DeFelice Sandy Hook, CT
Seth Nadel Highland, NY
Steven James Petruccio Fishkill, NY
Susan Jeffers Croton on Hudson, NY
Tarryl Gabel Poughkeepsie, NY
Thomas Cardone East Hills, NY
Vivian Bergenthal Scarsdale, NY
Ying Chen Rye Brook, NY