Bits: Artists Association Unveils Fall Exhibition, Holiday Gift Boutique, Guild Hall’s Artists-In-Residence

“A Walk in the Park” by Neva Setlow

Southampton Artists Association Fall Art Show will open with a reception on Friday, November 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center, located at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton.

Art collectors will have until Sunday, November 18, to shop the collection of photography, paintings, drawings and sculpture, which will close with a reception on Friday, November 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Admission is free, and bin items will also be available for purchase. For more information, call (631) 287-4377 or visit

Long Island Artists Dominate Holiday Gift Boutique

On Saturday, November 10, the East End Arts Gallery will get a temporary makeover.

The Riverhead fixture, located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead, will be transformed into a wonderland of handmade gifts — from heirloom ornaments and jewelry to knits, woodwork and crafts — all available during the grand opening of the Annual Holiday Gift Boutique from 12 to 6 p.m.

“Visitors from all over Long Island come to East End Arts Gallery to buy exclusive and artistic gifts that will be treasured for years to come,” according to a press release. “All items in the Holiday Gift Boutique are the unique creations of East End Arts’ talented member-artists. Come meet them all at the grand opening.”

Also on November 10, musicians from Stony Brook will lead an instrument petting zoo from 1 to 2 p.m. next door at the East End Arts School, located at 141 East Main Street, where children up to age 5 can try out a variety of instruments.

“It’s a wonderful way to introduce young ones to the magic of music,” the release said.

The Holiday Gift Boutique will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, through December 22, from 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (631) 727-0900 or visit

Time is Now to Apply for Guild House Artist-In-Residence Program

Guild Hall is now accepting submissions to the 2019 Guild House Artist-in-Residence program through November 10 — open to early-career artists in the visual, literary and performing arts.

“The program was founded in 2016 as a means to extend Guild Hall’s mission of fostering the artistic spirit of the East End,” according to a press release. “By bringing early-career artists to the region and providing a foundation for their development, Guild House AIR supports the next generation and encourages their artistic contributions.”

Guild House is not a studio-based program, but rather provides the time and space for reflection, and the development of supportive and collaborative relationships. Next year, the program will focus on the physical structure of Guild House as a place for temporary exhibition, installation, performance and creative interventions — together or separate among residents, who will seek imaginative uses of the house in meaningful but impermanent ways.

Operating under the founding vision of artist Eric Fischl, who is the Academy of the Arts President, the program is open to artists 21 years of age and over, and four will be selected for each fall and spring session — the first from April 15 to May 13, and the next from October 28 to November 25.

To be considered as a candidate, artists should demonstrate a level of professionalism in their chosen media, and will present their work at the conclusion of the residency. Each resident will receive a $1,000 stipend and eight Jitney bus tickets. They will each have a private room in Guild House and be provided supper at weekly Salon Dinners, as well as discounts for meals at nearby residents.

The application deadline is Saturday, November 10. To apply, visit For more information, email