December inevitably means group exhibitions of small and not-so-small artworks that can be gift-wrapped and spirited home for the holidays. Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is holding its 22nd annual “Gems” show of paintings selected from its artists’ studios.
Works by Sarah Lamb, Marc Dalessio, Carl Bretzke, Amy Florence, Nelson H. White, Ramiro, John Morfis, Melissa Franklin, Tina Orsolic Dalessio, Maryann Lucas, Victor Butko, and others are on view through Jan. 26. Gift-wrapping will be free through December.
Holiday Show at Kramoris
Not to be outdone, another Sag Harbor gallery, Romany Kramoris, is showing small, “affordable” art and crafts by 40 artists through Jan. 12. An open house will be held on Dec. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Among the participating artists are Lianne Alcon, Herbert August, Linda Capello, Christopher Engel, Barbara Groot, Peter Gumpel, Ruby Jackson, Isabel Pavao, Gabriele Raacke, and Roger Sichel.
Focus on Long Island
The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington is showing “Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists,” work from its collection, through March 15. Of the four themes, one gallery, East End Exchanges, focuses on the connections among the artists of the region, including Elaine de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Fairfield Porter, and Jane Wilson. The Women’s Voices gallery has work by Miriam Schapiro and Betty Parsons, while a gallery focused on landscapes has paintings by Thomas Moran and Ty Stroudsburg.