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Join us for an intimate studio visit with our Artists-in-Residence, followed by a locally-sourced meal on our scenic campus.

About this Event

Artists’ Table is The Watermill Center’s year-round series of gatherings, inviting the public to an intimate presentation by Artist-in-Residence, Robert Nava followed by a farm-to-table meal by Chef Cali Faulkner on The Center’s scenic campus.

Robert Nava (b. 1985, East Chicago, IN) received a BFA in Fine Art from Indiana University as well as an MFA in Painting from Yale University. His practice centers on large-scale paintings and works on paper that portray whimsical creatures, rendered through gestural markings. Finding inspiration in the art of the distant past, from Medieval Christian imagery to Mayan and Sumerian art, as well as popular contemporary sources such as animation, Nava creates compositions that are carefully considered yet marked by a sense of naivete and spontaneity. Robert Nava is a recipient of the 2022 Inga Maren Otto Fellowship at The Watermill Center.

Cali Faulkner attended culinary school in NYC and began her career in the kitchens of Eleven Madison Park and The Modern. She moved to France, first to Provence, and then to Paris where she worked at Restaurant Verjus. It was there she learned to value and highlight quality and simplicity in her cooking. Upon her return to the States, she spent time at Crown Shy and Oxalis. In 2021 she moved to Amagansett to get a bit of sun and embark on Third Falcon, her first independent culinary venture. Third Falcon is a celebration of Cali’s personality, experiences, and tastes on the tables of the East end.

Additional Information

All attendees must be fully vaccinated, and present proof of vaccination during check-in. Those unable to show proof of vaccination will be turned away. For the foreseeable future, unvaccinated children are unable to attend. Masks are required indoors.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for the check-in process.

The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility issues or needs, please email us at [email protected].