June 30, 2016

LongHouse Reserve's "Planters: ON+OFF"

The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, New York, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit art museum, sculpture garden, and art education organization. It was founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, collector and author, whose works are displayed in museum collections around the world. Jack’s home, LongHouse, was originally built to exemplify life with art, and to encourage visitors to expand their imagination and appreciation for art in all forms.

As part of this special anniversary year, last weekend I was invited to judge the various entries and present the winning ribbons at the eighth annual LongHouse invitational exhibit and competition, Planters: ON+OFF. Nearly 500-people attended the event, which calls on local artists, gardeners, and landscaping professionals to offer their versions of the garden planter - and this Jubilee year, with a little twist - each entry had to include a bit of silver in its design. All the submissions were wonderful and creative. Enjoy my photos.

LongHouse Reserve is a magical and inspirational place - if you’re ever in the area, I hope you find time to visit. Their next event is the Summer Benefit. “Serious Moonlight” takes place on Saturday, July 23. For tickets, click here on "Serious Moonlight".