Out and About: Art + Design = KMFA Soiree

They say that living without art, is like living without sunshine.  I want sunshine, don’t you?  What better place to find it than in the Hamptons.  Happy to accept an invitation from the fabulous Kathryn Markel of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, I drove out to Bridgehampton, NY.    Kathryn is energetic and her love for art is immediately contagious.  I met a group of art enthusiast and designers and we walked a few feet from her gallery to artMRKT Hamptons.    Kathryn has over 35 years of experience and has galleries in New York City and Bridgehampton, NY.


Image via Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

We had engaging conversations about art and the artists in the exhibits.  Kathryn was our personal tour guide.  She really knows her stuff.  Later in the day, we continued the conversation of art and design at her home over cocktails.  Her home is filled with sunshine, art, and beautiful decor.   I met some wonderful people, including her amazing assistants Debra Marcoux and Sann Van Deventer .  Thank you Kathryn, Debra and Sann for a delightful summer soiree.

Visit Kathryn Markel Fine Arts’ new exhibit:  Inside/Outside New Paintings by Stephen Pentak & Sydney Licht, August 3 – August 23, 2012.  While you are there, don’t forget to stop by the Hampton Designer Showhouse.

There were many fabulous artist and galleries represented at artMRKT Hamptons.   Here are a few of my favorite.

Marilla Palmer, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts


Stephanie Hirsch, Lyons Wier Gallery (made of small beads)       


Irfan Ounurmen  (made from tulle fabric)


Portia Munson, White Cosmos  (made of real flowers, which are then scanned) Edition 1 of 3

 Thanks for stopping by.

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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