Alexandra Pacula, City Life, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (Sag Harbor, NY)—Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the debut exhibition of the Women’s Art Center of the Hamptons (WACH), Making A Mark: The Art of Self Expression. Held in collaboration with Bay Street Theater, the two-month exhibition will be on view in the lobby at Bay Street Theater starting Saturday, March 11, through May 7. An opening reception will be held Saturday, March 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Making A Mark is a celebration of self-expression and its power to encourage and inspire others to do the same. The act of creation, of self-belief, begins with making a mark. It requires courage and a willingness to follow one’s inner visions to a fully realized creative outcome. From brushstrokes to repurposed textiles, the artists in this exhibition make their mark in a dizzying array of media. From the quiet, rhythmic patterns of Sue Lawty to the striking visual storytelling of Candace Hill, Making a Mark presents an engaging exhibit of local and international artists sharing their artistic view of the world. 


“WACH is thrilled to have this opportunity at Bay Street Theater to showcase women artists,” says Wendy Van Deusen, Director of Women’s Art Center of the Hamptons. “Bay Street Theater is a vital part of the East End community that brings joy to the community with lively programs and events for people of all ages. We are grateful for this opportunity to bring visual arts to this premier performing arts venue of the Hamptons.”

Making a Mark features works by: Adela Akers, Robin Gianis, Helena Hernmarck, Candace Hill, Tamiko Kawata,
Sue Lawty, Deborah Luken, Aby Mackie, Norma Minkowitz, Alexandra Pacula and Ulla-Maija Vikman. 

“It is a great pleasure to welcome this incredible group of talented artists, and to partner with the Women’s Art Center of the Hamptons”, says Bay Street’s Executive Director, Tracy Mitchell. “These partnerships are what make our East End community such an exciting place to live and work.”

Helena Hernmarck, Knit Illusion, 2017, wool, linen, cotton, punchinello 45.25 x 35 inches

The exhibition will be on view March 11 through May 7 during Box Office hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays until showtime.

The community is invited for the opening reception on Saturday, March 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. 
Robin Gianis:  Floribunda I, 2021, wire, wire mesh, paper towels, pva glue, led lights.
27 x 26 x 6 inches. Floribunda II, 2021, wire, wire mesh, paper towels, pva glue, led lights. 18 x 18 x 5 inches

Women’s Art Center of the Hamptons, a 501c3 non-profit organization, elevates women thinkers and makers through residencies, educational initiatives, community programs, exhibitions and events for the enjoyment and enrichment of the human spirit.  WACH seeks to serve as a community resource for all the arts that that everyone can access.

For more information, visit wachamptonsny.org 

Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists. 

Bay Street Theater · PO Box 810 · Sag Harbor, Ny 11963 · USA




AAQ / Resource: Westhampton Architectural Glass