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Museum Hours:
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Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

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200 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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Museum Manager: Greg Therriault
Business Manager: Vanessa Petruccelli
Collections Manager: Richard Doctorow
Museum Shop Manager: Michael Butler
Harpoon Committee:
Terry Elkins + Scott Sandell + Gavin Zeigler

Board of Directors:
Barbara Pintauro~Lobosco - President
Linley Pennebaker Whelan - Vice President
Zachary Studenroth- Treasurer
Anthony Brandt - Secretary
Joanne Carter
Robert Chaloner
Peter Drakoulias
Annette Hinkle
Peter J. Marcelle
Catherine Ross
Kathie Russo
Bettina Stelle
Lynda Sylvester
Tom Dakin

Plein Air Peconic

Light by the Water

An exhibition and sale of
Coastal Landscapes of the Sag Harbor Area


May 17-July 9, 2012
Artists Reception: Saturday, May 26, 5-8 pm

Coffee with the Artists: Sunday July 1, 11am - 1pm
Coffee courtesy of the Hampton Coffee Company
The Artists Reception and the Coffee with the Artists
allow free entry to the Museum

The New York Times, June 29, 2012
A Symbiotic Relationship of Art and Conservation

The artists of Plein Air Peconic partner with two great East End non-profits, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum and Peconic Land Trust to bring to the East End
Light by the Water, Coastal Landscapes of the Sag Harbor Area.

The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, named by Bill & Hillary Clinton as one of the United States National Treasures, will host the main part of the fine art exhibition in the beautiful and historic front parlor. The parlor has hosted many of Sag Harbors A-list artistic talents such as Jimmy Buffet, Joe Pintauro and Christy Brinkley. This time it's the Plein Air Peconic artists who for 7 years have been showcasing their local landscape exhibitions in museums and non-profits throughout the East End and points west. The beautiful but not yet historic paintings and photographs will occupy the parlor from May 26 through July 10, 2012.

In addition to the important conservation of their historic building and its many whaling artifacts, the Museum Board is working to create a Community Cultural Center that highlights local history and celebrates the artistic richness of our local community which inspires so many fine painters, photographers, writers, poets and musicians. This Exhibition will be the first of many more to come.

Plein Air Peconic is proud of its longtime partnership with the Peconic Land Trust where they help and support the Trust in spreading the word about the urgency for land conservation on Long Island's East End. In addition to land conserved by the Trust, this special exhibition features paintings and photographs of many local ponds, bays and beaches that we all know and love as well as scenes from Sag Harbor Village.

The artists of Plein Air Peconic are painters Casey Chalem Anderson, Susan D'Alessio, Aubrey Grainger, Gail Kern, Anita Kusick, Michele Margit, Gordon Matheson, Joanne Rosko, Eileen Dawn Skretch, and photographers Tom Steele, Kathryn Szoka, and Ellen Watson.The artists will donate a portion of all sales to the Peconic Land Trust and the Sag Harbor WhalingMuseum. To learn more about the artists and Plein Air Peconic, visit their website,

About the Peconic Land Trust: The Peconic Land Trust was established in 1983 to conserve Long Island's working farms and natural lands. Since its inception, the nonprofit Trust has worked with landowners, communities, partner organizations and local government to conserve 10,000 + acres of land on Long Island. While working to conserve the productive farms, watersheds, woodlands, and beachfront of Long Island, the Trust is also protecting the unique rural heritage and natural resources of the region. The Trust has Stewardship Centers in Cutchogue and Amagansett and its Main Office is in Southampton. For more information about the Peconic Land Trust visit