Seeing Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses At ‘Just Pink’ Art Show By The North Fork Art Collective

In the heart of Greenport Village, nestled within the charming confines of The historic Fiedler Gallery, the NOFO Art Collective has unveiled its latest exhibition, “Just Pink.” Stepping into the gallery is akin to entering a realm where the world is seen through rose-colored glasses — a much-needed respite as we navigate the final stretch of winter.

Darlene Charneco, Kerry Sharkey Miller, Scott Bluedorn, Dalton Portella, Kara Hoblin, Alexandra Blazer.

Curated by artist Kara Hoblin, “Just Pink” showcases the works of over 20 talented East End artists, each offering their unique interpretation of the color pink. From delicate paintings to bold photography and sculptures, the collection is uplifting, inviting viewers to embrace the spectrum of emotions associated with this vibrant hue.

“I curated our second show, “Just Pink,” to see the world in a lighter, lovelier light, but there’s also a really important meaning behind this show. I lost my grandmother on Thanksgiving this past year, and it has been very difficult for me. Bringing the @nofoartcollective back has been uplifting for our community and a truly beautiful experience for me. This show is my gift to my Nanny, my tribute to remember her love, her joy, and her spirit. Pink was her favorite color. This one’s for you, Nanny,” said Hoblin.

Kara Hoblin. Photo by Jessica Paul

The grand opening night was a celebration of creativity, community, and, of course, the color pink. The two-floor art gallery was bustling with activity as art appreciators came together to get out of the cold, rainy evening and bask in the warmth of the showcased artworks. The energy was palpable as laughter and conversation filled the air. One couldn’t help but smile as I gazed upon the positive vibes emanating from the pieces throughout the gallery.

The gallery space seemed to come alive, with pink hues dancing across the walls and floors, creating a whimsical atmosphere. From playful interpretations of the cotton candy skies the North Fork is known for to abstract compositions. Each piece served as a testament to the creativity of the East End art scene.

Art by Cindy Pease Roe (left) and Elizabeth Karsch (right).

“We have artists of all ages and experience levels. Some artists, it was their first time ever showing and first time ever selling, and this collection has artists as old as 96 years of age!” said Hoblin.

As guests mingled and explored the gallery, they were treated to a feast for the senses, pink refreshments from sponsors Macari Vineyards and Croteaux Vineyards — it wouldn’t be a pink party without local rosé. Plus, delectable charcuterie from Lombardi’s Love Lane Market and pink treats by The Treatery.

Art by Darlene Charneco, Elvina Sungatullina, Darius Yektai, Scott Bluedorn, Carol Young, and Pat Nelson.

For those who missed the opening night festivities, “Just Pink” will be open to the public every Saturday from 12 to 5 PM, Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM, and by appointment. The gallery is located at 207 Main Street in Greenport.

All artworks featured in the exhibition are available for purchase, allowing art enthusiasts to bring a touch of pink-infused magic into their homes. Contact

Kelly Siry


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