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“Crush the Sun” by Chris Hamilton

From thought-provoking paintings to dreamy abstract photography, here’s your guide to the art shows and exhibits happening on the North Fork this July:

Chris Hamilton’s “Surface” | Chronicle Wines, Peconic

Greenport photographer and commercial fisherman Chris Hamilton, also known as @northforkfisherman on Instagram, will be opening his show, “Surface,” with a reception at Chronicle Wines on Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. Inspired by “his love and respect for the natural environment,” Hamilton’s abstract pieces focus on water and light, emphasizing texture and color. As the current artist-in-residence at Chronicle Wines, his collection will be displayed at the winery and is available for purchase in multiple sizes and on various mediums including aluminum, acrylic, canvas, and framed and matted prints. To learn more or RSVP, click here. Chronicle Wines is located at 2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic.

The Detour IV Exhibit | East End Arts Art Gallery, Riverhead 

Founded by artists Glen Hansen and Adam Straus, The Detour IV exhibit brings together 30 pieces from 20 North and South Fork artists. This annual exhibit is held at East End Arts’ primary space at 133 East Main St. and its gallery at 11 West Main St., both in downtown Riverhead. The name “Detour” reflects Riverhead’s unique location, positioned just west of either fork. Whether you’re headed north or south, taking a detour to the downtown area allows you to explore this diverse collection of artworks. The exhibit runs through Aug. 27 and is open on Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more about this exhibit and the artists, visit

An artist’s talk related to a previous ‘Detour’ exhibition, an annual event that draws crowds to East End Arts’ downtown galleries. (Courtesy photo)

“To Each Their Own” | William Ris Gallery, Jamesport

Opening on Saturday, July 15 at North Fork’s William Ris Gallery, “To Each Their Own” showcases the artworks of Dawn Lee, Dennis Leri, Katerine Stanek, Bill Tanse, and Melinda Zox. The exhibition presents a mix of styles and mediums, highlighting each artist’s own works of choice. Visitors of the gallery can meet the artists and learn more about their works at the opening reception, scheduled for Saturday, July 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. The William Ris Gallery is located at 1291 Main Road in Jamesport.

thesalting’s summer residency at LUMBER+Salt’s Barn Studio | LUMBER+Salt, Jamesport 

Luxury clothing brand thesalting recently launched its summer residency at LUMBER+Salt’s Barn Studio — located at 1291 Main Road in Jamesport. The brand is showcasing its Summer 2023 collection, inspired by popular seaside destinations across the Northeast ranging from Nantucket to the North Fork. Alongside the collection is artist Julie Murphy Bowers’ collection of artworks entitled “Follow the Sun.” There are also reclaimed vintage and antique items, curated by LUMBER+Salt, available for purchase as well as a unisex line of jewelry by local jewelry designer Sasha Samuel that’s only available in the Barn Studio during the summer. It will be open through Aug. 8 on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

“Finders Keepers” | VSOP Projects, Greenport 

Curated by Natalie Baxter, the contemporary Greenport art gallery is featuring an art exhibition called “Finders Keepers” until Sunday, July 23. Artists in this exhibition include Kelly Adelia, Courtney Childress, Victoria Dugger, Ghost of a Dream, Rachel Granofsky, Michael Johansson, Alison Kuo, Portia Munson and Rachel Youn. VSOP Projects is located at 311 Front St. in Greenport. 

“REPRISE” | Very Special by VSOPS Projects, Greenport

“REPRISE” is the inaugural exhibition of VSOP Projects’ newest studio space — Very Special. The gallery’s current exhibit, “REPRISE” officially opened on June 17 and will continue to be on display until Sunday, July 23. It features works and special projects by friends of and artists represented by the gallery, including Kelly Adelia, Line Busch, Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao (known collectively as CHIAOZZA), Naomi Clark, Louise Crandell, Charley Friedman, Nancy Friedemann Sánchez, Garance, Thea Gregorius, Rainer Gross, Thomas Halaczinsky, Morgan R. Hobbs, Justin Horne, Jessica Frances Grégoire Lancaster, Emma Larsson, Lisa Levy, Kate Rasche, Caroline Rothstein, Arden Scott, Masato Shigemori, Eric Stefanski, Peter Treiber Jr., Katie Walker and Devin Yalkin. Very Special by VSOP Projects is located at 200 Main St. in Greenport. 

Works from VSOP Projects’ “REPRISE” (Courtesy artwork)

“Folk Art from the Collection” | Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient 

Every summer, Oyster Pond Historical Society hosts a summer exhibition in The Old Point Schoolhouse’s Janet T. Swanson Exhibition Gallery. Drawn from its own voluminous collections, this year’s exhibition features a range of “folk art,” a loose term that holds many meanings. Curated by Alison Ventura and Angela Meredith-Jones, the exhibition seeks to present items that “hold up a fascinating and thought-provoking mirror to Oysterponds and its inhabitants.” The collection is open Fridays and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“A Glacial Event” | Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue 

The Alex Ferrone Gallery is set to host a captivating exhibition from Saturday, July 15th through Sunday, August 13th, featuring a series of works that draw inspiration from glacial landscapes. This remarkable showcase will present photographs of Antarctica captured by photographer John Paul Caponigro, portraits of Alaska’s polar masses by photographer Ryland West, and paintings of Arctic evening icescapes by artist Eleanor Goldstein. Through their compelling works, the artists shed light on the urgent issue of climate change and the imminent disappearance of these natural wonders. To further engage with the exhibition and meet the artists, attendees are invited to a reception and artist talk scheduled for Saturday, July 29th, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The Alex Ferrone Gallery is located at 25425 Main Rd. in Cutchogue. For more information about the upcoming event, visit