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Instagram Photo Contest
February is Instagram Month! All month long we will be running a photo contest! All you have to do is tag your favorite photos with #HPAphotocontest on Instagram to participate. At the end of the month we at HPA will select 3 winners who will receive a framed copy of their image, as well as an art swag bag with all sorts of fun goodies inside.

There is also a Insta-Frame printing special. You can have a photo printed at 8"x8", framed, and ready to hang for only $15. This offer ends at the end of the month, so hurry in to get printing!
Your Worlds Perspective Art Show
Ashawagh Hall
Saturday, November 9th, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday, November 10th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
*Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists: Renee Gaudino Gallanti, Miles Partington, Linda Capello, Carly Haffner, Aubrey Grainger, Whitney Hansen, Oliver Peterson, Dennis Bontempo, Michael Heller, Erick Osbaldo Segura, Adam Baranello, Francisco Aliotta, Andrea Karolina Japa, Alyssa Monique, Lisa Mary, Trish Franey, Keith Douglas, Christopher W. Clarke, Pamela Collins Focarino, Joe Denny, Sebastian Frouein, Rosa Hanna Scott, Luke Desario, Peter Sobel, Jaime Velez, Dana Casale, Scott Gibbons and many more.
Curated by: Andrea Karolina Japa
Film by: Adam Baranello
Music by: William Falkenburg
Dance Performance by: Gail Baranello
Presented by: Wistful Heart Studios, Long Island Artists Community, Hampton Photo Arts, Hamptons Greetings Card Co.
Beverages by: Springs Wines and Liquors and Peconic Beverage
Celebrity Bartenders: Kevin Gomez, Kamal Jackson and Christopher Losinske
Floral Arrangements by: Dana Casale
Open Call
"Shelters" / Photo Exhibition 2016
Applications are now available at Hampton Photo Arts and Framing for our 2016 Photo Exhibition Show: Shelters. Photographers may submit 2 pieces to hang at Ashawagh Hall in Springs for all to see! Opening Reception is Saturday, February 27th from 5:30pm-11pm and the show continues Sunday, February 28th from 11am-4pm. Applications are $40. There is a LIMITED number of spots available, be sure to grab yours ASAP!

Come out and enjoy a night of art, music, food, and fun! Shelters will be a rare opportunity to see the very best of local photography today!

Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing
Instagram Photo Contest
ImageFebruary is Instagram Month! All month long we will be running specials in printing and Insta-framing your favorite squared images in sizes 5x5, 8x8, and 12x12. We're also running a photo contest! All you have to do is tag your favorite Instagram photos with #HPAphotocontest to participate. At the end of the month we will select a winner who will receive a framed copy of their image, as well as an art swag bag with all sorts of fun goodies inside. Happy tagging everyone!

Printing On Canvas
Given the progress in inkjet and media technology, demand for printing photographs and art on canvas is growing exponentially. Whether you have a good inkjet printer or you prefer to have your work done Imageby professional outfit like Hampton Photo Arts, it is worth to explore this option for any type of image. We constantly receive requests from wedding and portrait photographers who want to print large canvas for their clients.

Artists regularly order limited edition prints on canvas and watercolor papers to sell to collectors. These reproductions usually are signed and are accompanied by a COA (Certificate of authenticity). Buyers are very receptive to purchasing canvas prints they can hang up without a protective glass, without worrying about scratches and water damage.

Stroke of Brilliance

by Lynn Matsuoka

Highland Terrace by Grant HaffnerOut in the Hamptons, where artists abound and many are inspired to attempt creation of art in some form, true greatness, pure talent... the compelling image... is nevertheless not always easily found.

When i first saw the clean, crisp, abstract landscapes by Grant Haffner, everything else in the gallery receded to the background.  At first glance, the images seem dead flat, with ribbons of color defining a road curving toward the horizon, thru simple fields of color with telephone poles and their thin lines accentuating the sharp perspective.

Gina Knee Art Analysis
The most revealing aspects of Gina Knee’s life are not her letters, personality, fears, abilities, friendships and marriages, but rather it is her art that shows her true vision about the world in which she lived. The main medium she worked with was watercolor, experimenting with gouache, tempera, and finally oil in her later years. As an artist with little or no training, it took several attempts for Gina to get comfortable as an artist in the challenging New Mexican terrain. The foreground and background of her early works do not come together into a well-rounded composition. They lack depth and interest. This is how her style started to unfold. What she lacked in formal artistic training, she eventually learned to leave out of her works, becoming more reliant on the spontaneity of forms in space and color.
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Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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