About the Arts Project
The mission of the Fire Island Pines Arts Project, a non-profit organization, is to be integral to the creative life of our community and to aspire, through the production of accessible quality performing and fine arts events and activities, to reflect and encourage our community's cultural vitality.
A History of the Arts Project
The Fire Island Pines Arts Project has a long history of promoting and highlighting the arts - both its enthusiasts and its practitioners. Sylvan Cole and David Baker founded FIPAP over 25 years ago offering musical revues and shows which tapped into the wealth of artistic talent attracted to the Pines. From that beginning FIPAP grew to produce and present an even greater variety of performing arts events and in 1985 introduced the first of its celebrated Biennial Art Shows featuring local visual artists. The Arts Project's range of events continued to grow to include live performances by renowned musicians, singers, and comedians, curated film exhibitions, and artist salons. Most recently, FIPAP has begun offering cooking classes taught by Pines chefs and hosted its first Arts and Design show. FIPAP also has a proud record of supporting and contributing to other Pines organizations and has been a key contributor to the building and furnishing of the Whyte Hall Community Center.
FIPAP Board of Directors
- Steven Alan Black, President
- Mark Ricigliano, Vice President
- Jack Lichtenstein, Treasurer
- Laura Hartstein, Secretary
- Andre Almeida, Board Member
- Louis Bengivenni, Board Member
- Lou Bullock, Board Member
- Robert Innes, Board Member
- David Kneuss, Board Member
- Tony LaRocco, Board Member
- Rita Lichtenstein, Board Member
- David Ratcliffe, Board Member
- Albert Russo, Board Member
- Barbara Sahlman, Board Member
- Michael Savino, Board Member
- Lenny Vanella, Board Member
- Ariadne C. Villarreal, Board Member
- Glen Wielgus, Board Member
Fire Island Pines Arts Project Legacy Board
BIENNIAL ART SHOW
BIENNIAL ART SHOW
Fourteenth Biennial FIPAP Art Show
A signature event in the Pines, the Biennial Art Show is the chance to
view and purchase fine art pieces created by fellow Pines’ residents.
All Fire Island and Pines’ residents who desire to add unique,
professional and sought after artistic works to their collections
eagerly anticipate this event. Whether a seasoned or beginning art
collector, this juried art show will surpass your expectations, enabling
you to purchase works that you’ll enjoy for years to come. A Special
Preview and Luncheon for Sponsors only at 12:00 PM, followed by general
admission at 1:00 PM. Free for all FIPAP members; $5.00 for non-members.
Biennial FIPAP Art Show Exhibitor Guidelines
show is Saturday August 3rd, 2013, 1pm to 4pm at Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines Community Center.
wishing to be considered for inclusion are asked to follow these guidelines:
deadline is July 5, 2013.
are required to have a bona-fide connection to Fire Island Pines.
must submit a resume including gallery exhibition history.
must submit examples of their current work with prices by hard copy.
33.3% of any art sales
will be collected as commission to FIPAP. Net proceeds will be distributed to
the artists approximately 30 days following the show.
considered for participation please send your resume and work examples to:
to be included in the 2013 Biennial Art Show will be notified by July 12, 2011.
Get a print version of the 2013 Exhibitor Guidelines.
Become a FIPAP Sponsor
Your membership dues, sponsorship, and participation in our Underwriting Program allows us to not only offer quality, artistic experiences, but continue our financial support of Whyte Hall, and contributions to a variety of Pines organizations. All membership levels and our Underwriting Program are explained below. We ask you once again this year to support our endeavors.
There are two types of membership:
$125 per year
- Access to tickets one week before public sales through the Sponsor Hotline
- Invitations and free admission to the Biennial Art Show Preview Brunch
- Listing in FIPAP programs
$25 per year
- Access to tickets one hour prior to public sales in the Pines Harbor
- Free admission to the Biennial Art Show
We Always Need Your Help!
Please consider becoming an underwriter for one of our exciting season events. To participate, or if you have any questions about memberships or the underwriter program, please call: Laura Hartstein, Membership Chairman — 212-787-7175 or 631-597-9472
Print or download our Membership Form. Membership is by mail only.
Lend a Hand!
Become a Volunteer
Print or download our Volunteer Form
For more information or to become a volunteer contact:
email Laura Hartstein.