Art Hamptons, New York

My works will be presented in cooperation with Jaakko Heikkilä’s Studio Blue.

July 8-10, 2011
July 7 Opening Preview to benefit LongHouse Reserve
Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, NY

For more info about the fair click here

“The Hamptons has a long tradition as a fertile terrain for serious art creation, art collecting and art patronage. Together artists, collectors and curators have reveled in being part of this historically innovative community. Each summer we pay homage to the area’s reputation by staging ArtHamptons.”
“Now in its 4th successful year, ArtHamptons has emerged as the nation’s premier summer fine art fair for post-war and contemporary art. Hamptonite’s get to feel the energy and pulse of contemporary art as the international art world converges on the Hamptons for this weekend. The fair is filled with art lovers, renowned art acquirers, curators, celebrities, and the media in a festival-like atmosphere. In 2010, over 8,000 art enthusiasts, a show record number, streamed through the aisles to view 7,000 significant artworks from 600 respected artists. A “must attend” on Hamptonite’s social calendars, the Opening Preview, which benefited Longhouse Reserve, generated an amazing 1,500 fairgoers.”

Art Auction at Animalia’s 50th anniversary event

Topi Ruotsalainen: “Cow says Aaargh!”

2011, Oil on board, 31 x 55 cm

This painting will go on Animalia’s Eläin! auction in Bio Rex, Helsinki (2.4. 2011) to raise money for Fur Farm Free Finland 2025 -campaign

Other participating artists (among others): Bettie Blackheart, Eeva-Leena Eklund, Marjatta Hanhijoki, Outi Heiskanen, Eeva Hänninen, Petra Innanen, Pertti Jarla, Ruth Johansson, Inari Krohn, Anssi Kasitonni, Jani Leinonen, Kaisa Leka, Rakel Liekki, Ari Liimatainen, Rosa Liksom, Milla Paloniemi, Petteri Pulli, Panu Puolakka, Ville Ranta, Iiu Susiraja, Katja Tukiainen, Helena Vuorinen

Click here for more info about the auction.

“Animalia works to enhance the recognition of animal rights as well as to improve the status and the wel-being of animals in our society. Animalia – A Federation for the Protection of Animals – is against any treatment, breeding and use of animals that causes suffering or prevents them from exhibiting their natural behaviour. By suffering, we mean pain, agony, stress, fear, mental and physical discomfort, injury and illness.”

“Animalia is commited to persistent work for animals by focusing on campaigning, distributing information and influencing legislation, attitudes and practices.”