The Art of April Gornik Featured on 2016 ARF Calendar Cover

North Haven artist April Gornik.
North Haven artist April Gornik.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announced this week the 11th anniversary edition of the 2016 ARF Pet Calendar is now available for sale. Funds raised from the calendar go directly to the support of cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott, where more than 150 cats, kittens, puppies and dogs await adoption. Several Adoption Center residents are also featured in the calendar.

This year’s cover artist is April Gornik. Ms. Gornik lives and works in New York City and in North Haven. She has been a seminal member of New York’s thriving art scene since the late1970’s. Dominated by sky and devoid of people, Ms. Gornik’s dramatic landscapes-luminously lit and eerie-demand a powerful emotional response. In 2003, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum, and she was the Neuberger Museum of Art Annual Honoree in 2004. Her husband is painter Eric Fischl.

The ARF Pet Calendar is available for sale online at, at the Adoption Center at 91 Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott, the ARF Thrift Shop, 17 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, as well as other fine retail shops throughout the Hamptons.

The mission of the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is to actively rescue cats and dogs, provide quality care and offer sanctuary until loving homes can be found.