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Guild Hall’s artist members submitted 463 works in their 77th annual show. Marla Prather, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, served as judge this year and selected Pamela Topham for top honors for a silk-and-wool tapestry called “Northwest Harbor, Early Light.” Sage Elsesser, an 18-year-old Ross School boarding student, was named best new artist, the youngest artist in the history of the awards to be so named. Other winners included Bastienne Schmidt, Allan Ryan, Robin Du Plessis, Corinne Soikin Strauss, Sheila Haskin-Loebel, Amy Wickersham, and William J. Tansey. Those receiving honorable mentions were Bo B. Parsons, Joyce Kubat, Christopher Kohan, Monica Banks, Stephan Kelemen, Sara Douglas, Rick Gold, Sharon van Liempt, Michael Longacre, Eva Iacono, Gary Beeber, Jonathan Morse, Daniela Roman, Kathryn Szoka, and Valerie Zeman. Durell Godfrey

Paul McCartney's piece in the 'Five By Seven' show

Bay Street Theater will be the starting point for the weekend’s signature event, the “Travels With Charley” dog walk

Lilah Gosman recalled that when Bill Akin, the organization’s founder, contacted her, “he thought he would have to close, because no one wanted to grab the reins.”
In addition to Music for Montauk, Milos Repicky and Lilah Gosman had some other major projects this year, including the birth of their son, Leo Gosman Repicky, now 3 months old. Lauren R. Penza

At the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton

The Southampton Arts Center is celebrating both spring and the longstanding South Fork artists community with a show called “East End Collected.”
Paton Miller’s long list of friends who are artists and art collectors formed the basis for his show “East End Collected” at the Southampton Arts Center. Jennifer Landes

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This year, the cultural center anticipates that it will house such performers as Linda Lavin, Carol Kane, Mavis Staples, and the Spin Doctors
Guild House’s living room provides a cozy venue for an impromptu piano concert, like the one recently given by Victoria Bond to committee members working on an artists residency program. Peter-Tolin Baker
The porch at Guild House might soon be filled with young thespians practicing their lines for upcoming productions next door. Peter-Tolin Baker

“Shakespeare on Wine” will be directed by Lupe Gehrenbeck, a Venezuelan actress, playwright, and director whose work has been performed worldwide.
Non Disposable Productions, a new troupe of New York actors, will present "Shakespeare on Wine" at HITFest

At the Montauk Library