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Hamptons Magazine hosts annual ArtHamptons celebration

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Last weekend Hamptons magazine hosted its annual ArtHamptons celebration at Nova's Ark Project in Bridgehampton. The hosts of this glossy event included Hamptons magazine cover stars Ali Wentworth, Stephanie March and Katie Lee as well as editor-in-chief Samantha Yanks and publisher Debra Halpert.

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Celebrities who attended this exclusive soiree included Beth Stern, Chris Wragge, Peter Tunney, Charles Wildbank, Paton Miller, Tom Dash, Jeff Muhs, Peter Dayton, Jerome Lucani and many more. The renowned artists were present to unveil the Hamptons magazine custom-designed surfboard program.

Unique surfboards designed by each artist are currently available for live bidding on Charity Buzz through August 6. Art lovers can also bid on a distinctive Peter Max surfboard. Net proceeds from the surfboard sales benefit Southampton Hospital's Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department.

The talented artists were interviewed in a recent edition of Hamptons magazine. Artists who discussed their work included Tom Dash, Peter Dayton, Michael Dweck, Jerome Lucani, Paton Miller, Jeff Muhs, Peter Tunney and Charles Wildbank.

Eye-catching surfboard designs featured nautical images, tropical flowers and more. The artists mingled with the guests, chatting about their work and taking photos near the one-of-a-kind surfboards being auctioned for charity.

Charles Wildbank's business card for the event highlighted his surfboard painting, “Last Drop,” and stated, “When searching a holy grail, self worth is lost and forgotten! Once we have realized the futility of such search, will we have recaptured a vast cosmos of self. Our imagination it its vessel.”

This prestigious event was sponsored by Douglas Elliman and was joined by Global Surf Industries and New York Sunshine Surf Club to support the Hamptons magazine surfboard program. MC Chris Wragge announced the live auction. Additionally, live bidding on iPods was available throughout the event.

The sensational soiree was designed and catered by premier event designer Lawrence Scott. The decadent cuisine included chicken and steak selections with seasoned rice as well as tantalizing desserts.

Delicious cocktails were served courtesy of Grey Goose, Martin Codax wine and Peroni beer. The signature cocktails of the evening were the Le Fizz and Melon Mule. Tastemakers and VIPs enjoyed the scenic indoor and outdoor atmosphere as they nibbled, sipped and socialized.

To find out more about the artists and this surfboard charity auction, visit Hamptons magazine or pick up the latest copy of magazine available on newsstands now. Go to the ArtHamptons website to learn more about Hamptons Expo Group, one of the fastest growing fine art fair organizers in America.

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