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Treasured Long Island staple turns 50

Above, Jonathan Spector won the award for Outstanding Photography at last year’s show. Photo by Wendy Mercier

Gallery North, 90 N. Country Road, Setauket, will hold its 50th annual Outdoor Art Show on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Since 1965, Gallery North has hosted this treasured Long Island staple. With over 100 exhibiting artists and artisans, and an estimated annual attendance of 10,000 attendees, the Outdoor Art Show will feature a variety of arts and crafts, including painting, photography, ceramics, woodcarving, jewelry and more. The two-day event will provide the community an opportunity to interact with artists, purchase finely made crafts and enjoy a weekend full of exciting activities.

While perusing the tents, attendees can enjoy live music, raffles, kids’ art activities, including puppet making, as well as a selection of delicious food from a variety of vendors. Gallery North’s Outdoor Art Show is an excellent chance to find the perfect handmade gift for family or friends and to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping. In addition to enjoying the outdoor festivities, all are invited to stop by the gallery to view the Art of Math exhibition. Guided tours of the new Community Art Center will be available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on both days.

In honor of excellence in Fine Art and Craft, Gallery North’s Board of Trustees and Friends are sponsoring prizes for outstanding work in the areas of jewelry, pottery, painting (oil and acrylic), crafts and mixed media, work on paper including watercolor, pastel and graphics and drawing, fiber art and wood craft as well as best in show. The judges will be Eleanor Meier, Neil Watson and Patrick Greco.

Prize sponsors include Sharon Cowles, Robin and Doug Dahlgard, Marcia and Mario Montoya, Printing Plus, the law firm of Linda Toga and Hal Usher in memory of his brother Rick Usher. The prizewinners will be invited to exhibit in Gallery North’s Winners’ Circle, a group exhibition in January 2016.

Business and event sponsors include Astoria Bank, Bagel Express, Bikram Yoga, Coach Realtors, Crown Cleaners, Island Packing, Hamlet Wines & Liquors, Legends Hair Designs, Outback Portable Toilets, Progressive Waste Solutions of LI Inc. and the Three Village Community Trust.

Don Lindsley of The Well Turned Bowl has once again generously donated his assortment of beautiful salad bowls for the main raffle prize. Other prize drawing items from show artists and artisans will also be available throughout the weekend. Tickets will be available at the information table. A drawing will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. Winners need not be present. For more information, call 631-751-2676 or visit www.gallerynorth.org.