The Quogue Historical Society is providing a rare peek into the rarefied world of the contemporary art market on Friday, August 9, the eve of the annual Historical Society Art Show, being held this year for the second time on the Quogue Village Green, on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.At the Society’s 5 to 7 p.m. “Celebrate Art!” cocktail gathering under the tent on the Village Green on Friday, none other than Frances F. L. Beatty, Ph.D., the president of Richard L. Feigen & Co., will offer a talk on “Today’s Art World: Obsessed with Tomorrow” at 5:30 p.m.
There are two ticket levels for this fundraiser for the Historical Society: Jackson Pollock/Lee Krasner tickets for the cocktail party only are $50; William Merritt Chase tickets, at $100, entitle the bearer to early bird admission (9:30 a.m.) to the annual Historical Society Art Show on the Village Green on Saturday. For more information about the cocktail party, call (631) 996-2404.
The 39th annual Quogue Art Show and Sale to benefit the Quogue Historical Society on Saturday will feature more than 25 local artists, including previous exhibitors Lynn Crowe, Pieter Greeff, Joan Larson, Lulie Morrisey, Priscilla Ruffin, Chuck Seaman and Alice Vlcek, and artists new to the art show, including Enid Hatton, Donna Levy, Nicky Gioia Mitchell and Keith Mantell.
In addition, during the Art Show, the Quogue Historical Society’s headquarters at Pond House (114 Jessup Avenue) will be open for viewing the society’s current exhibitions: “Through the Lens of George Bradford Brainerd: Quogue in 1875”; “Quawcannantucke: Early Settlement”; and “An Antique Dollhouse: Handmade in Miniature.”
Parking is available in the village parking lot behind the Quogue Firehouse. Admission to the Art Show and Sale is free; a portion of the proceeds from all Art Show sales will benefit the Quogue Historical Society.
The next writer in the Quogue Library summer authors series will be Tom Folsom, author of “Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream,” on Sunday, August 11. Wrapping up the series on Sunday, August 18, will be Priscilla Gilman, author of “The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy.”
All author readings and talks are offered at 5 p.m. on the library grounds and followed by a book signing and reception. Tickets are $15; call the library at (631) 653-4224 for more information.
In Iron Teen news, the fourth annual Quogue teen triathlon is scheduled for this Saturday, August 10, starting at 7 a.m., from the Shinnecock Yacht Club. Elite athletes of this caliber typically enjoy and may even crave support for their near-superhuman endeavors, so all are invited to come out and cheer on the competitors.
Speaking of sports, the results are in for the 2013 Men’s Club Championship golf tourney at the Quogue Field Club. To the surprise of no one who has been paying attention over the past few years, the club champion is once again Michael Confort, with Thomas Lilly the runner-up. Other winners in the championship flight were: Bob Snow, senior champion; Zach Crane, low net winner; and Lee Turner, super senior champion.
In the “ringers’ flight” (posting the best score per hole over two days of play), the winner was Frank Wadelton, the runner-up was John Erdman and third place winner was George Lawrence. The low-gross winner in the ringers’ flight was Bruce McDermott, with Bobby Kaynor the runner-up.
The captivating and also compelling exhibition, “Memory Motel: An iPhone Photo Gallery” by Lauren Lyons, opened last weekend in the Quogue Library Art Gallery and will run through September 2.
A service and thanksgiving for the life of Judy Walker will be held at the Church of the Atonement on Quogue Street on Saturday, August 10, at 11 a.m.