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HPA/Overexposed 2014
ImageHampton Photo, Arts and Framing proudly presents its 3rd annual HPA/OVEREXPOSED Photo Exhibition at Ashawagh Hall, March 1st and 2nd, 2014. The opening reception begins Saturday March 1st at 5:30 pm and runs until 11:00 pm and Hampton Photo Arts has planned one outstanding night filled with Art, Music, Food, and Fun!

Featuring Over 50 Photographers Saturday, March 1st 5:30pm-11:00pm Sunday, March 2nd 10:00am-3:00pm Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 

The opening reception begins Saturday at 5:30pm with over 50 of the most respected local photographers showcasing their work. There will be live music, food, and plenty of fun in typical HPA fashion. The show will continue Sunday from 10am-3pm for everyone looking to catch one last look at this fantastic show.

 “HPA/OVEREXPOSED” will be a great oppurtunity to see the very best of local photography today. Last year was our most well attended show to date, where 1 out of 3 photographers sold their work.
 
Watercolor Painting Supplies For Beginners
Watercolor Painting Supplies For BeginnersWatercolor painting is probably the most convenient of all the painting mediums. All you really need to get started is a box of paint, a few brushes, water and some paper. There are no toxic solvents or mediums to be concerned about and your brushes can be cleaned with a little soap and water. This convenience makes watercolor one of the most economical painting mediums as well. This article will provide an introduction to the more popular supplies that a beginner should consider investing in.
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The THANK YOU Art Show 2012
Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing proudly presents The THANK YOU ART SHOW at Ashawagh Hall, January 21st and 22nd, 2012. The opening reception begins Saturday January 21st at 5:30 pm and runs until 11:00 pm and Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing has planned one outstanding night with over 100 local artists! The show will be up for viewing Sunday January 21st from 11-4 as well!

Please join us as we say “thank you” to all of our talented friends and customers with a night filled with music, food, art and fun.
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Long Island Black Artist Association
Long Island Black Artist Association was founded in 1968 by four artists James Counts, Ray Miles, Ernest Snell and Charles Winslow.   The purpose of the association is to help African-American artist find a conduit for the exhibition of their work.   To that end it has continually sought new venues for exhibiting the work of its' members locally, nationally and internationally and has also encouraged the artist's individual efforts to find recognition. 
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William de Kooning
In 1926 de Kooning entered the United States as a stowaway on a British freighter, the SS Shelly, to Newport, Virginia. He then went by ship to Boston, and took a train from Boston to Rhode Island, and eventually settled in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he supported himself as a house painter. In 1927 he moved to a studio in Manhattan and came under the influence of the artist, connoisseur, and art critic John D. Graham and the painter Arshile Gorky. Gorky became one of de Kooning's closest friends.
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Encaustic Art
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which resins and colored pigments are added. This results in a paste like meduim which is applied to a surface such as prepared wood or canvas.
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The Paint Color Chart
Experience has taught us that certain combinations of colors, whether in nature or art, affect the eye and mind agreeably, while others give offense. We call the former "harmonies," the latter "discords."
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How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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