Susan Bachemin

Susan is an artist-printmaker and arts-educator with a BFA in printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University. As part of a pioneering group of artists in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and a co-founder of the East Village Ridge Street Gallery, she worked in film and music before returning enthusiastically to printmaking with a concentration in silkscreen and monotypes. Her experience with multi-tiered printing disciplines has enabled her the privilege of assisting extraordinary artists at the press, in concert with a career of travel creating public and private mural and print commissions featured in publications such as World of Interiors and NYT Styles. Her current work explores shifting the perception of the figure through setting, context and medium, and is currently the Printmaker-in-Residence at The Church in Sag Harbor.


Jim Bergesen

Jim Bergesen is a photographer and painter who embraces the possibilities rendered by digital technologies to create an area of synthesis between mediums, in which the representational is abstracted and abstraction made to represent. By re-focusing and re-framing images – and utilizing color in both pixelated and solid forms, Bergesen filters the static of the everyday to reveal the unseen nature and spirit of these images. Life Member of the Art Students League of New York, with a MFA in Studio Art and a MA in Contemporary Art History and Criticism from SUNY, Purchase College, Jim was raised in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland and loves to share his passion for the history and uses of art materials in his role as an Educational Advisor for artist color company, Winsor & Newton, and consults with the international Artist Outreach Program of Liquitex.  His works have been acquired for several corporate and private collections and latest works may be viewed at he Pierogi Galleries’ flat files in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Darlene Blaurock

Darlene is a Mixed Media Artist/Visual Artist and Art Educator living in Wantagh, New York. She has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MFA from LIU CW Post. She has shown her artwork both locally and nationally. She won an AWARD of MERIT for 3 of her paintings that were in the LI Biennial at The Heckscher Museum of Long Island in 2023. Darlene was also selected to be a resident artist at The Art League of Long Island for 2024. Darlene’s Mixed Media Paintings are a combination of the real and the imagined. The artist is also known as @artalatte on Instagram and her website


Rosalind Brenner

Rosalind Brenner is a glass artist, painter, and poet.  Her stained glass is in the homes of many collectors as well as in churches, synagogues, and offices throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Rosalind has many years of experience teaching stained glass in New York City, Great Neck, Great Barrington, and at the Art Barge. She continues to have commissions for new work as well as for restorations. Rosalind received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She has a love of art and making art that began in childhood and to which she has dedicated her many years as a professional in the glass world as well as in painting and writing. Her new poetry book will be published by Los Angeles Press in June 2023.

Creating in various mediums is for Rosalind Brenner an artistic-spiritual betrothal. Just as it is for all people who want to give meaning to life, who love the challenge of working creatively or intimately with heart, hands, and head. Handling materials, learning, exploring, beauty, and mastery, be it pilot and plane, the athlete and her body, the mathematician’s problem, dancer, and form.  Making art transcends the everyday and is transport into an inexplicable realm. It is that realm that she expresses in her work.

She is grateful for her wonderful mentors and supportive family and friends. And for her beautiful home in her favorite part of the world, Clearwater Beach, East Hampton.

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Perry Burns

Perry Burns received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and Masters degree from Columbia University in 1994. He has lived and worked on the east end of Long Island for the past 30 years working as a professional painter, photographer and teacher for both children and adults.

Inspired by travels to many different countries around the world, Burns’ paintings are influenced by Middle Eastern, Far Eastern and Indian sensibilities of color and pattern. He brings this sensibility to both abstract and representational painting often alluding to aspects of the east end landscape and seascape.

Burns has had more than thirty solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including fellowships and residencies at Yaddo, the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work is held in many private and public collections, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Knight Foundation, and the Brant Foundation, among others. He has exhibited locally for many years at the Sara Nightingale Gallery as well as the Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall Museum, The Islip Art Museum and the Heckscher Museum.

Brandon Crispo

I graduated from RISD with a degree in painting. I am interested in the overlap of beauty and meaning. However, beauty in and of itself, has its own inherent meaning and significance. I am fascinated by different methods of creating depth in a painting with color and how this allows a more expressive use of color. There is a beautiful interplay between the observed and the abstract, similar to the relationship between inductive and deductive, as each informs the other toward a desired goal, in this case, a more beautiful, more meaningful, and captivating painting.  I hope to continue to learn and grow in this search for beauty and find meaning through are, meeting fellow travelers and friends along this journey

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Jennifer Cross

Jennifer Cross is an artist who lives full time in Springs. She earned her BFA degree from the University of Minnesota and later received her MFA degree in Painting from Pratt Institute. She is the recipient of a number of awards including a Ford Foundation Grant, a Jerome Foundation Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting.

From 1985-1990, she was the Director of the non-profit East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art where she curated over 30 exhibitions. Her teaching career includes positions at the University of Minnesota, Suffolk Community College, and Long Island University, and the Ross School where she served as Dean of Visual Art from 1996-2021.

Jennifer began exhibiting her work in Soho and the East Village in the 1980s before relocating to East Hampton. Over the years, she has shown her work in numerous galleries and museums in New York and on the East End, including in group exhibitions at Tripoli Gallery, Ille Arts, and the Southampton Art Center, and in recent solo shows at MM Fine Arts in Southampton and Duck Creek Arts in East Hampton.

Angela Filangeri

Angela Filangeri is a dedicated art educator with a deep passion for nurturing creativity in young minds. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master of Science in Education in Art Education from Hofstra University, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as a primary art educator on the East End.

From a young age, Angela knew she wanted to inspire others through art. Drawing from her love for drawing, painting, and ceramics, she creates immersive learning experiences that encourage exploration and self-expression.

Patricia Feiwel

Patricia Feiwel

Grounded in an understanding of fabric construction, color and proportion, my work in collage and constructs grew out of a long career in textile design. My creative process is like solving a puzzle. Separately the elements seem unrelated, but together, they tell a story.  After earning a BFA in Painting and Sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University, I founded Patricia Feiwel – Handwoven, producing scarves and shawls sold at over 50 specialty stores across the country and featured in Tiffany’s windows.  Later, as an award-winning Director of Design for home furnishing companies, I traveled in the U.S. and to textile mills in Europe and South America- collecting materials that caught my eye, inspired me, and that continue to find their way into my art.

Robin Gianis

Robin explores the patterns in nature in ceramic arts. She did her undergraduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Michigan in Florence, Italy, and later received her teaching degree from Long Island University. A native of Massachusetts, Robin has lived in East Hampton for over thirty years, and been the Visual Art teacher at the Bridgehampton School teaching kindergarten through twelfth grade for more than twenty years.


Kimberly Gonzalez

Trained in many disciplines, Kimberly Gonzalez is a freelance artist with a focus in painting, sculpture, and drawing mediums. Inspired by the natural world, much of her work encompasses surrealism, portraiture, and imaginative landscapes, primarily composed of organic materials. Born and raised in Suffolk County, Long Island, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Long Island University (Post Campus) with a  B.F.A. in Art Education and Art History. She has taught locally, both privately and in public institutions. With a passion for travel and humanitarian service, she has devoted much time and practice to international educational service programs; including Circle K service trips to South America, and abroad programs in Europe. Inspired by the teachings and legacy of Victor and Mabel D’Amico, Kimberly currently dedicates herself to The Art Barge studios and classes. As a newly certified art educator, her aim is to promote a meaningful creative education experience for all students; encouraging them to find their artistic passions, and to engage them in the art-making process.

Sue Ferguson Gussow

Sue Gussow is a figurative painter working in a wide range of drawing and painting media. She is Professor Emerita of The Cooper Union School of Architecture where she continues to conduct the Advanced Drawing Seminar. She has taught, lectured or served as visiting critic at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Bennington, Maryland Art Institute, Pratt Institute, RISD, Parsons School of Design, Tulane University, New York University, Alfred University, the Frick Collection, the Royal Academy of Art, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Aarhus School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark and the EPFL. Ecole D’Architecture in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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John Haubrich

John Haubrich is an abstract artist exploring the intersection of abstraction and realism. Having discovered a process of image transfer over 40 years ago, Haubrich has continued to use this process to create his work. Through image transfer and oil paint, Haubrich creates multi-layered paintings that express three-dimensionality on a two-dimensional surface. Haubrich has shown both locally, nationally, and internationally. Including Stricoff Fine Art, NYC, Ille Arts, Sara Nightingale Gallery, and LACDA Gallery in Los Angeles. He has worked for such artists as Jeff Koons and Mary Heilmann. Haubrich is completing his BFA degree at Fordham University, and recently opened his own art space called HaubrichArt. A gallery space that offers abstract and realistic work featuring artists identified with the East End.

David Joel

Shortly after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1986 with a BFA, David began a 16-year affiliation with artist, Larry Rivers. Since Rivers’ passing in 2002 David has served as chief archivist for the Rivers Estate and was instrumental in organizing the efforts of the Larry Rivers Foundation. In August of 2006 David was elected to serve as Executive Director for the Larry Rivers Foundation and has been working in that capacity to the present day. While working with Rivers, David continued to produce his own art, exhibiting works in SoHo at Gallery 13 and at Fischbach Gallery on 57th street. In 1993 he painted the popular mural for the Grange Hall restaurant in Manhattan and has since completed numerous additional murals. While David dedicates the bulk of his time to serving the interests of the Larry Rivers Foundation, he continues to pursue his own art and writing. 

Carmen Lund

Carmen Lund

Carmen Lund is a painter, art educator, transformational life coach and designer with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting.   Her paintings have been exhibited and collected in the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe.   She has been the recipient of several painting fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  Her successful signature approach to teaching art enables her students to connect to their unique creativity regardless of any past art experience.  Her approach to teaching has been transformative for many of her students.

Teresa Lawler

Teresa Lawler writes in her artist statement: “As an artist and an educator, I’ve worked vigorously to gain knowledge of expertise in all mediums to develop and appreciate all modalities of art. I’ve also created watercolor paintings that appreciate nature and the aesthetic beauty that exists in our surroundings. In my current glass fusing artwork, my goal is a complete piece of art that begins with the sketch, watercolor painting, photograph or research, then continues with color, design and innovations of glass painting and fusing glass within a frame that captures and reflects an image. As a self-defined “craftsman of color and glass,” I’ve explored that realm where desire meets imagination, and therefore discover those special moments when reality intermingles with fantasy. Painting with glass creates misty-toned color, grain, amorphous shapes, and transparency of medium, with continuous variations of light and texture.

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Serina Mayer

Serina Mayer is a self- taught artist from New York. After a career in the entertainment industry, Mayer discovered her love of clay during a class at The Art Barge in 2017. Her hands have been in clay ever since. Mayer’s current series “Assembly Theory” is influenced by the idea that life forms from the layered remnants and experiences which previously existed. She lives in East Hampton.

Sam Marks

Sam Marks received a BFA in Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in 2019.  His work has been shown in several juried exhibitions, including The Bowery Gallery and Prince Street Gallery in New York City as well as Arc Gallery and Studios in San Francisco, and in two auctions at the Institute for Contemporary Art in San José. His first solo exhibition of The Quarantine Series took place at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, California.

Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sam focuses on his studio practice while also working as the Facilities and Operations Manager for the Institute of Contemporary Art San José, where he is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all exhibited artwork. Sam also coordinates the Youth and Teen Open Studios program at the Pacific Art League and instructs weekly art classes for at-risk and foster youth for the Bill Wilson Center.


Bill Nagle

Bill Nagle was born on February 21,1948 in Mineola, New York. He Attended Hobart College from1966-1970 Received a BA in Sociology with minor in Studio Art. In 1970 Attended New York University where he received his Masters in Art Education with focus on studio painting. He became the Head of art department at Hampton Day School in Bridgehampton, New York from1971-1973 and 1986-2001. There, Nagle designed and implemented art curriculum and taught classes from pre-K through 12th. Nagle has been an Instructor at The Art Barge since 2003. He teaches adult classes in studio painting, collage and sculpture.


Isabella Rupp

Isabella Rupp has been working with glass for twenty-four years. She moved her studio from Manhattan to Southampton in 2002 to expand her tools and production. Rupp paints with glass and light using kilns and a torch. She finds inspiration in her Buddhist practice, exploring the vastness within as well as the world around her. In 2021, world-renowned glass master Narcissus Quagliata invited Rupp and a select group of artists to work directly with him and described her work as poetic and evocative. Rupp has studied at Pilchuck Glass School, cofounded by Dale Chihuly, Bullseye Glass, the Corning Museum of Glass, and was awarded three scholarships from Urban Glass. She has exhibited in museums and galleries and received various honors for her art which has been reviewed in the NY Times.

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Bonnie Rychlak

Bonnie Rychlak is an artist and a curator. As a practicing artist, she has presented work in several solos and numerous group exhibitions in museums and private collections in the United States and Japan during the last four decades. Rychlak graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1976. She has also received numerous grants and residencies, including Surnadal Billag A/S, Artist Residency in Norway; the Bogliasco Foundation, Italy; the American Academy in Rome; The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Residency; and the National Endowment for the Arts in Sculpture.

In 2021 Rychlak and the sculptor Jeanne Silverthorne exhibited Down and Dirty at the University of Georgia, Athens, and at Duck Creek in East Hampton, New York.

Rychlak currently lives and works in East Hampton, New York, and SoHo, in New York City.

Lee Rywkin

Lee Rywkin is a South African contemporary fashion designer.  She has a deep love of textiles and a desire to create beautiful objects that began in childhood with an emphasis in fiber art, weaving, textiles, embroidery, crochet, fabric dying, printing & construction using found and natural materials, reworking and creating fabrics, and sustainable art.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts (With Honors) in Fashion Design at the renowned Central Saint Martins, College of Art & Design in London, she later worked as a Design Director in the New York City fashion industry for 28 years.   Her extensive industry related travel to textile mills in Europe, India, Africa, and Asia has been an inspiration in her work and she is passionate about artisanal, handmade materials.She is currently developing her own locally crafted luxury South African lifestyle shoe brand Pantoffel, and consciously designed artisanal products. She is based in Sag Harbor.


Linda Sirow

Linda Sirow has demonstrated a life-long commitment to art education and the importance of creativity in all people. After earning a dual degree in sculpture from Tufts University and the Museum School in Boston, Linda completed graduate work in art therapy and creativity development. Her teaching career has focused on using the concepts of art therapy in her teaching with children and adults. For the past thirty years, Linda has taught in an academic setting, focusing on middle school art at The Dalton School in New York. She is an adjunct professor of graduate art education at The Hunter School. Linda has nurtured hundreds of individuals, helping each student find her unique voice through visual expression. Linda has developed a following as an abstract painter in oil and encaustic wax. Her work can be seen in various galleries and venues, primarily in New York City and Eastern Long Island. Linda's expressive paintings explore the relationships of color, shapes, and imagery. She forms intriguing, mysterious, and enchanting visual worlds by applying rich surfaces and colors in veiled, translucent layers of wax and oil. Linda's signature square format images give structure and form to these otherwise atmospheric and ethereal spaces. Linda's career might be seen as a creative engine, constantly refueling itself as her roles as both artist and teacher continually overlap, influencing and driving each other.

Aurelio Torres

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to a family of artists, Aurelio Torres was raised in New York City. His father, Horacio Torres, was an accomplished classically trained artist who died when Aurelio was a young teen in New York. His artistic training was in Barcelona, Spain, where he studied for several years with his uncle, Augusto Torres, another classically trained painter in the family and his father’s eldest brother. Aurelio’s grandfather, was the acclaimed Modernist, Joaquin Torres-Garcia.

Aurelio’s work infuses the aesthetic principles of classicism within contemporary settings. His painting typically depicts scenes from nature or portraits, and his sculptures most often interpret the simple, clean lines of wooden ships.

From a young age, Aurelio has travelled extensively around the world. This has inspired his determination to create much of his work in natural, outdoor settings. His aesthetic sensibility, as evidenced in his work, is one of essential simplicity and natural, uncontrived beauty.

He currently works and resides in East Hampton, New York.

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Burt Van Deusen

Burt Van Deusen

Burt Van Deusen is a full-time painter and printmaker who grew up in Miami, Florida and attended college at the University of Miami. He also attended the Philadelphia College of Art (BFA).  He has worked in television (Jackie Gleason Show, Gentle Ben, Flipper) and movies as a scenic artist.  He worked as a gallery director of the Gross-McCleaf Gallery in Pennsylvania, and for twenty-five years operated, maintained, and tended bar at his family- owned restaurant, the 1770 House, in East Hampton, New York. Burt has had three shows of his work in the Blue Mountain Gallery in NYC and has been included in many group shows and invitationals.  He is also a "boat wright" and for the past twelve years has led a team of volunteers in building featured fund-raising boats for the East End Classic Boat Society in Amagansett, New York.

Nadene Wright

Nadene loves to capture the repetition of life in her photography, encapsulate the sun’s daily journey in her plein air paintings, and embrace the uniqueness of glass through her stained and fused glass creations.

Nadene has exhibited and sold her work from a variety of media, painting, glass, photography, printmaking, and collage.  Her work is currently located in private collections in, Maryland, NYC, New York state, Long Island, California, Canada, Massachusetts.

Nadene has been an art travel coordinator since 2007 with more than 260 travelers joining her on her world travels at this point.  In 2021 she was teacher of the year recipient in the school system where she has taught for the last 26 years.  She received a Master’s in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Nadene has enjoyed coming to the Art Barge as a student for years (the original reason the Barge was established for art teachers to have a summer art getaway).  She is thrilled to now be part of the Art Barge as an instructor.


Trudy Zohn

Trudy Zohn is a painter and ceramicist who focuses on color, nature and textural elements. The work is abstracted and in various mediums but recognizable.  As a long time student at the Art Barge, the location as well as the atmosphere inspires and promotes her work.  Trudy earned her MFA in design at the University of Illinois and a BFA at the University of Buffalo. She also holds a BA in Art History and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania/ Wharton.