Sailing into September



We are excited to share with you our fall schedule and announce our end of the summer Art Sail.

In celebration of another great season, The Art Barge will be hosting an end of summer “Art Sail.”  This is an open call to all Barge Artists, Friends and Faculty to submit your artwork. To benefit our programs and maintenance, The Art Barge will be taking 50% of all sales made during the exhibition. Submissions are limited to one per artist and must be no larger than 36” X 36” square. Artists of all ages are welcome working in any medium.

Join us for the opening reception on September 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Exhibition hours are on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday, September 25th from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Please send your artwork details (artist name, title, price) by Wednesday, September 21st to with Attn: Art Sail. Submission agreement forms will be signed at drop off.

You must DROP OFF your artwork before 12pm on Friday, September 23rd. The Art Barge will be open from 9am-12pm Monday, September 19th through Friday, September 23rd for drop offs. If you need to drop off your work prior to the week of September 19th please email and we can coordinate another time.

Want to help at the event? All hands on deck! If you are interested in volunteering during the exhibition, please email with Attn: Art Sail Volunteer.

The summer crowds may be leaving but don’t pack up your brushes just yet! We are excited to announce our September class schedule.

Studio Painting classes throughout the month of September will also be open to those wanting to work in collage, pastel, and watercolor. Classes will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00pm and taught by Michael Rosch on September 5-9th and 12th-16th and by Bill Nagle on September 19th-23rd

Classes in Ceramics, taught by Diane Mayo, will be offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the weeks of September 5th, 12th, and 19th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

September classes will be offered at a discount rate so register on-line today!
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The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, affectionately known as The Art Barge, is a summer art school located on the eastern end of Long Island.  Founded in 1960 by Victor D’Amico, Director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, the Institute is situated on a World War I Navy barge that was towed ashore and beached along Napeague Harbor. The Art Barge is a non-profit art education organization dedicated to the ideals of Victor D’amico, “that the arts are a humanizing force and their major function is to vitalize living.” As the arts are increasingly neglected by educational institutions, The Art Barge recognizes the artistic potential within every man, woman, and child. Through weekend workshops, open studio sessions, and evening events, The Art Barge is an accessible art center that prides itself on furthering arts education and reflecting the rich art history of Long Island.