We are pleased to have Chubb and Hub International NE as corporate sponsors
of this event.
My solo exhibition, "Long Island Landscapes, Prelude" will have its' Opening Reception on Friday April 15, 2016, 7:30- 9:30 pm at GOFA, the Gallery of Fine Art at Manhasset Secondary School, located at 200 Memorial Drive, Manhasset, NY. All are welcome.
The show will include 24 new paintings from locations around Long Island. All works are for sale and 30% of all proceeds will go to the art education program at Manhasset.
GOFA was created by Michael Sansone, Chair of the Manhasset Art Department along with substantial help from the community. The Gallery is designed to give art students real world experience in the business of curating and promoting art while interacting with and learning from the professional artists who will show there.
Working with Michael and his students, I am reminded of my own high school art teacher, Philip Greenberg, who believed in me and encouraged my work when everyone else was telling me to be something else. Dedicated teachers can change a student's life forever and I am honored to be part of this unique gallery, and to help these students pursue their dreams. ~Dave
Shown On the Right: On The River Bank, 30x 30 oil on linen, $14,000 ( includes circa 1900 frame by Forster Brothers Of Boston).
Private viewing of any painting can be arranged at your home, office, or my studio, at your convenience.
It was an honor and great pleasure to host Mr. Richard Ormond's lecture on John Sargent, which was held at Westbury House, Old Westbury Gardens. Sargent's magnificent portrait of " Mrs. Phipps and Her Grandson Winston", painted for Henry Phipps in 1907, is part of the permanent collection of outstanding art and furnishing on display at Westbury House.
Richard Ormond is considered the foremost expert on the work of John Sargent and is co-author ( with Elaine Kilmurray) of the multi- volume Sargent Catalogue Raissone . Mr. Ormond is also Sargent's Grand Nephew, and imbues his writing with a sense of Sargent the man, a depth of knowledge that comes as much from family history as from in- depth research. For any Sargent devotee, these volumes are a must!
Dave Peikon and Richard Ormond in front of Sargent's "Mrs. Phipps and Her Grandson Winston" in the Dining Room of Westbury House, www.oldwestburygardens.org