Eileen Dawn Skretch

    Born: Southampton, NY

    Montserrat School of Visual Art.
    And with the following artists:Terry Elkins, Marjorie Cagiano, Lucille Berrill Paulsen,
    Dinah Maxwell Smith.

    Solo Shows:
    “East End Landscapes”, The South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY 2010
    “Visual Escapes: Long Island Landscapes”, Harbor Light Images, Huntington, NY 2009
    “Thin Places, Serene East End Landscapes”, The South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY 2007

    Group Shows:
    “Four Views Landscape”, Mills Pond House Gallery, St James, NY 2012
    “Light By The Water”, Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, Sag Harbor , NY 2012
    “Pleain Air Peconic, VI”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 2011
    “Our Farming Heritage”, Bridgehampton Historical Society,Corwith House, Bridgehampton, NY
    “Open Spaces III, Beaches, Bays & Back Roads”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton,NY 2011
    “Big Views/Small Paintings”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 2010
    “Gems of the Hamptons”, Tiffany East Hampton, 2010
    “Saving Our Landscape Heritage” PAP, Southampton Historical Museum, NY 2010
    “Plein Air Peconic III, IV, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 2008,09
    “Winterscapes of the Hamptons”, Quogue Library Gallery, Quogue, NY 2009
    “Light of the South Fork”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 2008
    “Exhibition 2008”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 2008
    “Open Spaces II”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 2008
    “Plein Air Peconic II”, Wallace Gallery, East Hampton, NY 2007
    “3 Artists/3 Perspectives”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 2007
    “Landscapes of the East End”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY 2005, 2006, 2007,2008
    “Of Scenes & Structures”, Levitas Center for Art, Southampton, NY 2007
    “Visual Escapes/South Fork Landscapes”, Water Mill Museum Gallery, Water Mill, NY 2007
    “In The Beginning”, South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY 2007
    “The Big One”, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY 2007
    “Plein Air Peconic”, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY, 2006, various public locations 2007,
    South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY, 2008,  various2009
    “Farmscapes” & “Farm & Field”, Peconic Land Trust, Various Hampton locations, 2006, 2005
    “Plein Aire Painters”, East Hampton Town Hall, 2004, 2007
    “The Artists Within”, The Ross School Parent-Faculty  Show,East Hampton, NY,  2000

    Juried Shows:
    “X Marks the Spot, Discovering LI’s Treasured Places”, STACARTS, St James, 2010
    110&111,112,113 Annual Exhibitions, CLWAC, New York. 2006, 07, 08, 09   
    “By The Shore”, EEAC, Riverhead, NY,  2006
    “Member & Associate Juried Exhibition”, CLWAC, Water Mill, 2006
    “Preserving The Land”, EEAC, Riverhead, NY 2005
    “Savor Long Island”, EEAC, Riverhead, NY 2004
    “Earth Prayers”, St. Catherine’s Gallery, Siena Spirituality Center, Water Mill, NY 2004
    “Canvassing Riverhead”, Paint-out, EEAC, 2004, Calendar Selection
    “Annual Juried Show”, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, 1980

    HM, “Wainscott Pond, Sunrise”, STACARTS, St James, NY 2010
    Charlotte Dunwiddie Memorial Award, “Hedges Lane Potato Field”, CLWAC 111th Annual Open
    Exhibition, New York, NY 2007
    1st Place, “Napeague Dunes”, SAA, Memorial Day Show, Southampton, NY 2003
    3rd Place, “Wainscott Pond”, EEAC, Preserving The Land”, Riverhead, NY 2005
    HM, “Town Lane Field”, EEAC, Preserving The Land, Riverhead, NY 2005

    Artist Alliance of East Hampton, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, East End Arts Council
    Guild Hall, Plein Air Peconic, Southampton Artists Association, Water Mill Museum

    Artist Statement:
    I am a landscape painter who paints on wood.  As I paint, the wood’s grain becomes another
    layer of the mist or a ripple in the water.  Most paintings begin en plein air. In my studio, I rely on
    those studies & photos to create the largest paintings.  I love the peaceful spirit and unique beauty
    of the vanishing open spaces of the East End, where I was born & raised. As Jane Wilson told
    me, when you’re a farmer’s daughter, you’re drawn to the landscape.