The Art Show

The CCNS Arts Show & Sale has one of the largest, most diverse collections of original artwork for sale in the area.  This event is more than just a fundraiser; it is a gathering of more than 300 professional artists, designers, media, and sophisticated patrons.  Art lovers wait all year for this show, and there is a 40% tax deduction on all artwork purchased during these three special days which goes towards the operational expenses and special projects at CCNS.  This year, the Art Show will be graciously hosted at The Workshop Garage of Black Bridge Motors, a classic and custom car showroom and workshop.  Black Bridge Motors restores and creates some of the most unique motorcars on the planet.  The showroom is a 6500 square foot, open plan industrial space, with steel beams, brick walls and dual open bay garage doors.  It sits directly adjacent to the Sono Icehouse, with a large shared parking lot.   The uniqueness of the space is certain to be awe-inspiring and will be transformed into a sophisticated, curated Fine Arts Show complete with professional artwork hung in a gallery-style manner.




Featured Artist 2017 - Rinaldo Skalamera

Rinaldo Skalamera is widely regarded to be among the world’s leading marine artists.  His large scale studio paintings create “First Hand” experience for the viewer, putting them right on board one of his meticulously painted boats.  A sense of the dramatic moment combined with thorough research and attention to precise detail has found considerable appeal and sell quickly into private and corporate collections.

Rinaldo was born in Croatia and as a young artist he began to draw and paint the picturesque surroundings of his homeland.   He moved to the United States with his family and continued to draw inspiration from the old towns and fishing boats he remembers from Croatia.  A master of realism, Skalamera’s paintings also communicate emotion.  With symphonic precision he translates familiar subjects onto canvas with a unique perspective, orchestrated by the delicacy of his brush-strokes and the subtle hues of his palette.

Skalamera has refined his skills as an artist by attending the Fashion Institute of Technology where he studied fashion illustration and fine arts, and later, at the Art Students League in New York.  He is a permanent member of the American Society of Marine Artists.  He has earned numerous awards and his works have published in Playbill, Quest, Chicago Social, Arts & Antiques, Worth Ave., Dan’s Papers, East Hampton Star, Town & Country, and many others.

Rinaldo has been the subject of a one- man show and numerous group shows at the prestigious Wally Findlay Galleries in East Hampton- NY, Worth Avenue- Palm Beach, Chicago, Beverly Hills- California, and Barcelona- Spain as well as Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton- NY.  He appeared in East Hampton Star, Cover of Dan’s Paper, Chicago Social, Yachtman, Palm Beacher, Worth Avenue, Times, Quest, Playbill and many other publications.  Rinaldo resides and works in Fort Lee, N.J.