ARTISTS SPEAK August 15th, 6 pm


in conversation with Esperanza Leon
more information under Artists Speak

D’AMICO’S FRIENDS 19 August-8 September, 2018
inaugural exhibit of artworks by Friends of The VDIA

Opening Reception on Sunday 19th August 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

ARTISTS SPEAK July 25, 6 pm

Eunice Golden in conversation with Gail Levin

more information under Artists Speak

BARGE-IN July 2–6, 1–4pm
Open house week at The Art Barge
Visit, get acquainted, take in the view, take a class, or see the exhibition

Barge-In Week kicks off with an Opening Reception on Sunday 1st July, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, for the exhibition

The Finder’s Eye | The Barge Gallery
June 30-July 28, 2018
curated by Teri Kennedy

More information about exhibitions can be found under Exhibits.

Mabel and Victor D’Amico: What is Creative Education? | The Barge Studio
As part of BARGE-IN week this special, free class with instructor and D’Amico scholar Sara Torres invites you to discover what creative education is through the key concepts that drove Mabel and Victor D’Amico’s practice. Through a series of painting, collage, and drawing experiences rediscover your greatest endowment: the power to create. See class details for registration.


OPENING DAY Saturday, May 19, 2–6pm
an afternoon of exhibitions, tours, and creative activities at The Art Barge and The D’Amico Studio and Archive in celebration of our founders Mabel and Victor D’Amico

Sea, Sky, and Sculpture | The D’Amico Studio and Archive
May 19-Sept 22, 2018
open-air exhibition on the grounds
curated by Anne Seelbach

Promised Land Remembered | The Barge Gallery
May 19-June 23
works on paper by Mabel D’Amico and ephemera
co-organized with Rachel Gruzen

The D’Amico Studio and Archive also features permanent and rotating exhibitions featuring early modernist furnishings and found objects; assemblages, jewelry, and clothing by Mabel D’Amico, as well as photos, documents, books, and other ephemera pertaining to Victor D’Amico’s pioneering work in arts education. The Studio and Archive is not handicap accessible.

EAST HAMPTON STREET FAIR Saturday, May 12, 10am-5pm
a day of art, activities, food, and music on Newtown Lane in East Hampton

The VDIA/The Art Barge is thrilled to be participating in this upcoming annual event organized by The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce. Newtown Lane, between Main Street and Park Place, will again be closed to traffic and we will be one of 50+ booths presented by artisans and other non-profit organizations. There will be music and food and fun. Stop by and learn what’s coming up, meet some of the instructors, and make a collage.


SPRING CRITIQUE at The Mabel and Victor D’Amico Studio and Archive

Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th | 2 to 5 pm


advanced registration required

Please contact us with questions or if you encounter issues registering.

Artists ages 16 to 106 are invited to bring any piece of artwork that can be displayed on an easel or 24″ table top and can be carried in and taken home on the day of the event. These include but are not limited to:

Paintings | Drawings | Sculptures | Photography | Prints | Digital Artwork

This is an opportunity to meet and discuss your artwork with professional artists and VDIA/The Art Barge Instructors George Negroponte and Michael Rosch in the singular setting of The D’Amico Studio and Archive. Mr. Negroponte will lead a critique of each piece with each participating artist and fellow participants on Saturday followed by Mr. Rosch on Sunday.

A brief tour of the Studio and Archive with Christopher Kohan will be offered and participants can wander the grounds and waterfront, weather permitting. Light refreshments will follow the discussion and tour.

This event is free, however, due to space limitations, registration is required to participate. Maximum occupancy at The Studio and Archive is 15 persons each day.

*Note* this event does not take place at The Art Barge.

Detailed directions will be provided to registered participants.