Gallery North’s Wet Paint Festival returns for 11th year

Gallery North’s Wet Paint Festival returns for 11th year

An artist paints a picture at last year’s Wet Paint Festival. Photo by Jeff Foster

Gallery North’s 11th Annual Wet Paint Festival is a tribute to late artist Joseph Reboli and is a celebration of plein air painting as well as the gallery’s 50th anniversary. Joseph Reboli, a native of Long Island, was known for his ability to create finely detailed paintings of well-known locations, including local beaches, the Three Village area and Block Island.

Artists of all styles will paint and create monoprints at the Gallery North Campus and the Three Village Historical Society, Setauket, from July 10 to 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to observe artists as they capture and interpret the area’s natural and historic beauty. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create their own monoprints on site, giving them a preview of the new Community Art Center, which will be launched soon. Two ArTalks will be held during the festival on Saturday, July 11. At 11 a.m. artist Larissa Grass will introduce monoprinting and will give a demonstration where attendees will be able to participate and make mono-prints, followed by photographer Jeff Foster at 1:30 p.m., who will introduce “Improve Your Digital Photography by Using Raw Files”.

All work created by participating artists of the festival will be shown alongside work by Joseph Reboli at an exhibition at Gallery North. A reception for the show will be held on Friday, July 17, with a silent auction, music and refreshments from 6 to 8 p.m.

Artists participating in the 11th Annual Joseph Reboli Wet Paint Festival are as follows:

Judy Auber Jahnel, Svetlana Ballot, Rose Barry, Sheila Breck, Natalie Carbone, Alaine Chamberlain, Granville Fairchild, Greg Furjanic, Laura Goelz, Junee Kim, Alicia Peterson, James Jahrsdoefer, Donna Butcher, Christine DuPuis, Paul Jay Edelson, Denise Faraci, Donna Grossman, Anne Katz, Kathee Kelson, Elizabeth Kolligs, Arntian Kotsa, Linda Davidson Mathues, Muriel Musarra, Paula Pelletier, Susan Pierce Grossman, Joan Rockwell, Joe Rotella, Jeanne Salucci, Oscar Santiago, Sungsook Setton, Barbara Jean Siegel, Angela Stratton, Takami Natsuko, Chris Taylor, Susan Trawick and Marlene Weinstein.

Throughout the year Gallery North presents original exhibitions and offers community events, educational and arts in health care programming and a range of classes suitable for both adults and children.

Gallery North is located at 90 North Country Rd., Setauket. For more information, call 631-751-2676.