Join us at The Art Barge for a series of evenings with distinguished artists
Wednesdays 6 pm | $20 / $18 Friends


June 13th | Judith Hudson

July 25th | Eunice Golden

August 15th | Audrey Flack

September 5th | Peter Spacek

Wednesday, September 5th, 6 pm

Tickets are $20 / $18 Friends

Peter Spacek was raised in California and his love of drawing brought him to New York to pursue a career in editorial illustration. His love of surfing brought him further east to Montauk. He has worked for most major magazines and newspapers and his whimsical and humorous style resulted in a large body of work used in children’s books, animation, and advertising. Spacek is currently the editorial cartoonist for The East Hampton Star and has a line of humorous beach culture cards and graphic apparel sold under the Ditch Ink brand. When he is not drawing and cartooning, surfing or chasing fish in his kayak, he creates scrimshaw fine art on recycled surfboards. He will be talking with Casey Dalene, the current Curatorial Assistant/Registrar at Guild Hall, who has specialized in emerging and mid-career artists living and working on the East End of Long Island through artUnprimed, an online art gallery and consultation service. She is also an artist and textile designer and, like Spacek, lives and works full-time in East Hampton.

Wednesday, August 15th, 6 pm

Tickets are $20 / $18 Friends

Audrey Flack was an early guest in ARTISTS SPEAK, invited in 1986 when the series was first organized by Howard Kanovitz. She is recognized for pioneering the genre of Photo-Realism and notably for being the first Photo-Realist to have a painting acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. She began her career at the height of Abstract Expressionism breaking with abstraction in the 50s, evolving from Figurative Realism into Photo-Realism in the 60s through the 70s, when she painted much of her best-known iconic work. Flack made a decisive shift from painting to sculpture in the early 1980s. Inspired by religion and mythology, and a need for a new feminine principle in public sculpture, she created a series of heroic women and goddess figures that has changed the landscape of public art. The conversation with Esperanza León will explore her evolution with an emphasis on her inspiration in Renaissance and Baroque art, and the humanist approach to representing women in her work, …real yet idealized… the ‘goddesses in everywoman’.

Audrey Flack, Macarena Esperanza, 1971, oil on canvas, 66 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.
Installation photo of Eunice Golden's paintings "Metamorphosis #12" 1973 oil on unstretched canvas 111 x 49 in. and Crucifixion #1 © 1969 oil on canvas 42 x 72 in., in the exhibition "In the Cut:The Male Body in Feminist Art" at the Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken, Germany from May 18 to Sept. 30, 2018

Eunice Golden is an early feminist artist of the 1960s known primarily as a figurative expressionist. She has had a career spanning over five decades and evolving through a variety of mediums including painting, film, photography, performance, and most recently digital. Her work has been widely exhibited and written about, notably by Richard Meyer in the encyclopedic catalog of the exhibition, WACK! Art and The Feminist Revolution 1965-1980 (Los Angeles MoCA, 2007). Golden is a 2015 recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and is most recently part of the group exhibition In the Cut: The Male Body in Feminist Art at the Stadtgalerie in Saarbrücken, Germany, on view through September 30, 2018.

Wednesday, July 25th, 6 pm

Tickets are $20 / $18 Friends

Eunice Golden among her peers pushed the envelope and the development of the feminist approach from the 1960s onward so that her work set in motion a precedent for the next generation of feminist international artists. -Dr. Andrea Jahn, Curator, In the Cut: The Male Body in Feminist Art

Gail Levin is a Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Liberal Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York known for her biographies on Edward Hopper, Judy Chicago, and Lee Krasner. In addition to her specialization in the work of Edward Hopper, feminist art, abstract expressionism, and Eastern European Jewish influences on Modern art, Levin is an artist who works with photography, photo-collage, and collage.

First talk of the season!

Wednesday, June 13th, 6 pm

Judith Hudson, Untitled, 2017, watercolor and gouache on paper, 22.25 x 29.25 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Tripoli Gallery

On Wednesday 13th June at 6 pm, The Art Barge will host the first of this season’s ARTISTS SPEAK. Judith Hudson will discuss her art and process, personal and professional history, and current topics related to her most recent work in an informal conversation with fellow artist Lucy Winton. Hudson and Winton share various interests, ideas, and aesthetics so that a lively dialogue on art and social issues will take place, particularly with regard to the work Hudson is currently exhibiting in Under the Covers at Tripoli Gallery: how she arrived at this material, content, and place in her work.

A brief reception will follow the talk.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended due to limited capacity.
Tickets are $20 / $18 Friends

ARTISTS SPEAK began in the summer of 1983 when Howard Kanovitz, artist and trustee of The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, organized the first talks and arranged with Fraser Dougherty and his newly formed public access television company, LTV, to film the events. The inaugural series was held at The Neighborhood House in East Hampton and included Jimmy Ernst, Howard Kanovitz, Elaine de Kooning, Larry Rivers, and Syd Solomon. It proved to be a popular art event, filling the space for each talk. Its success propelled a move in 1986 to the larger more centrally located space of the East Hampton Middle School auditorium in the village of East Hampton, where the series was presented through 1988. The series was revived in 2013 as a mid-week evening event held on-site at The Art Barge on the shore of Napeague Harbor in Amagansett. LTV continues to film the talks and a complete video collection to date is archived at the LTV Studios, a selection of which is available online through

Past ARTISTS SPEAK guests have included:

Original Artists Speak Promotional Material and Tickets, 1983, D'Amico Studio and Archive Collection


Robert Dash

Alfonso Ossorio

Elizabeth Strong-de Cuevas

Eric Fischl

Chuck Close

Dan Flavin

Audrey Flack

Robert Giard

Valerie Jaudon

William King

Ibram Lassaw

Alfred Leslie

Alfonso Ossorio

Philip Pearlstein

James Rosenquist

David Salle

Miriam Shapiro

Jack Youngerman

April Gornick

Bryan Hunt

Alice Aycock

Keith Sonnier

Donald Lipski