The purchases from this year include recent work by Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Bryan Hunt, Barbara Kruger, Thomas Moran, and David Salle
“A Piece of Sky Remembered” by Robert Harms was a gift to Guild Hall from a collector. Gary Mamay photos
April Gornik's "Light after the Storm," an oil on linen painting from 2012
Bryan Hunt, "Small Twist One" from 1978
Betty Parsons's "Viking I" has no date. It is constructed of mixed media on wood.
Christa Maiwald's "Henry Darger" is a gift from a recent members' show top honors winner.
Joel Perlman's "Big Train II" from 1998 was a gift from a collector.
This unusual Chuck Close portrait was also a gift from a collector.
Carolyn Conrad's "Moonlit Property" was a gift of the artist
"Summer Garden" by Cornelia Foss was a gift from the artist.
David Salle's "Spinning Tango Out" is an unusal top-bottom diptych and was purchased by the museum.

The Mercyfunks will celebrate the album’s release with a free in-store performance at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kevin Teare brought together musicians such as Jewlee Trudden and Pony Thompson for “Don’t Pet the White Dog,” an homage to the Beatles’ “White Album.” Axel D’Lobita
Kevin Teare and his dog, Zeke Christine Feldman

“I start with a certain kind of structure, the center relating to the edge at the same time.”
Vincent Longo, standing in his sunny Amagansett studio, still paints every day at the age of 91. Morgan McGivern
Examples of Vincent Longo’s acrylic paintings on wood include, from left, “Lattice Window‚” from 2005, “Vertical Blind‚” from 2006, and “Color Studies Copeces Lane, East Hampton‚” from 1975.

This year, the East Hampton Historical Society is saluting the shingle, the South Fork construction staple from its earliest days
A traditional house on Hither Lane with a surprisingly contemporary interior is part of this year’s East Hampton Historical Society House and Garden Tour, to be held on Saturday. Durell Godfrey

Local art news
Mary Heilmann’s work “Pro Tools Remix‚” from this year, will be in the Tripoli Gallery’s annual “Thanksgiving Collective” show. 303 Gallery, New York, and Hauser & Wirth, London

At Guild Hall

In the Bridgehampton Museum's archives building

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

Decoys, once the humble tools of wildfowl hunters, have become big business over the last three decades
A pair of working wood ducks attributed to Chief Eugene Cuffee of the Shinnecock Reservation was sold at auction last year for $8,250, well over its estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.
A rare sleeping black duck with “raised extended wingtips, fine feather paint detail, and sleepy eyes,” above, also estimated at $4,000 to $6000, went for $7,500 last week, while five other Cuffee decoys, among them the willet with shoe-button eyes, below, brought a total of $5,050. Decoys have become prized collectors’ items over the last three decades. Guyette and Deeter Auctions

A pronounced twist on Frank Capra’s 1946, Oscar-nominated holiday classic
Carol Sjoholm, Matthew O’Connor, and Barbara Jo Howard will perform in a radio play of “It’s a Wonderful Life”