The Hamptons Arts Network is working with the artist Philippe Cheng to take commissions for his photography series, Pause At Home—family, individual, or essential worker portraits—as an important record of our community living through the COVID-19 pandemic. A portfolio of all commissioned portraits will become part of the collections of East Hampton Historical Society, Eastville Community Historical Society, and Southampton History Museum as a means to gather and preserve information for future researchers. The option to pay for a portrait of a health worker, essential worker, civil servant, or a gift for another person or family, is available. Proceeds, after production expenses, go directly to support the 19 members organizations of the Hamptons Arts Network, a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons.
Portraits may be commissioned at a price of $1,500 by visiting give.guildhall.org/pauseportraits or emailing email@example.com. Each purchaser will receive an 11 x 14-inch archival collector’s print.
Hamptons Arts Network (HAN) is a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons. Our goal is to promote collaboration, partnerships, and shared programming among its members. As well, we advocate for the arts in the area of economic development, tourism, and education.
Member organizations are:
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
Dia: Dan Flavin Art Institute
East Hampton Historical Society
Eastville Community Historical Society
Hamptons International Film Festival
Hamptons Doc Fest
The Madoo Conservancy
Parrish Art Museum
Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum
Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center
Southampton African American Museum
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton Cultural Center
Southampton History Museum
The Watermill Center
Philippe Cheng is a fine art-based photographer with studios in New York City and Bridgehampton, Long Island. Recognized for his work capturing diverse personalities, Cheng brings sensitivity to this project as a longtime community member and frequent volunteer. He studied at The School of Visual Arts and New York University, and his work is in the Library Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, the Parrish Art Museum, and in many private collections. Visit philippecheng.com for more information on the artist.