WPPB 88.3 FM‘s Media Mavens are branching out from their journalistic roots to curate an art show in Sag Harbor this fall.
The Mixed Media exhibition will be a juried art show at Dodds & Eder featuring, exclusively, living East End artists. Locals who work in various visual media including painting, drawing, photography, collage and sculpture are invited to submit art. Videos, audio recordings, performance art and spoken word will not be considered.
The Media Mavens will select the best submissions from North Fork, Shelter Island and Hamptons artists to become part of the display. Artwork does not have to fit any theme; the only requirement is that the artist has a strong connection to the East End.
Mixed Media will open with an artists’ reception and cocktail party the afternoon of Friday, September 26, with music to coincide with the Sag Harbor American Music Festival plus a live broadcast with the Mavens and a raffle to support WPPB, the East End’s only public radio station.
The Media Mavens are a group of East End journalists who join WPPB morning host Bonnie Grice on Fridays at 9 a.m. for an hour of conversation centered on local news and happenings.
The “cast” rotates, but the Media Mavens program typically includes three to four local editors and reporters each week from a stable that includes Kathryn Menu of The Sag Harbor Express, Michelle Trauring of The Southampton Press and East Hampton Press, Michael White of The Suffolk Times, reporter-at-large Annette Hinkle, and yours truly, Dan’s Papers web editor Brendan J. O’Reilly, plus guest appearances by past regulars Dawn Watson of Hamptons Party Girl and Taylor Vecsey of The East Hampton Star.
The submission deadline for art is September 8. Submit by emailing a high-resolution jpeg to WPPB883@gmail.com. Artists should include in the email their connection to the East End, as this is an exhibition meant to celebrate our local working artists.