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Water Mill artist Jim Gemake stands next to (Credit: Fran Berkman)

Water Mill artist Jim Gemake stands next to his award-winning assemblage piece titled "All for Naught." The piece was deemed "Best in Show" at the Found Objects gallery at the East End Arts Council's show in Riverhead. (July 20, 2012)

Found Objects art gallery

The opening reception for the Found Objects art gallery was held on Friday at the East End Arts Council's David-Corwin House, 133 E. Main Street in Riverhead. The gallery will be open for free public viewing until Aug. 24. The gallery is open weekly Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barbara Schneider poses with
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Barbara Schneider poses with "Re-incarnation," a piece consisting of two turtles. Saying she is known in the East End art circle as the "Turtle Lady," Schneider also enjoys drawing and painting them. She owns four pet turtles. (July 20, 2012)

Made from bits of cardboard, Amanda Cappabianca of
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Made from bits of cardboard, Amanda Cappabianca of Speonk created this large replica of a Starbucks coffee cup. Priced at $800, the piece is titled "Venti." (July 20, 2012)

In the only politically-charged piece in the gallery,
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In the only politically-charged piece in the gallery, Gina Gilmour of Mattituck created what she has titled "Toast to the Plutocrats." The men pictured on the pieces of toast are David and Charles Koch (pronounced "Coke"), owners of Koch Industries, the second largest publicly owned company in the United States. (July 20, 2012)

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Anthony Giacinto made these two pieces from metal
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Anthony Giacinto made these two pieces from metal he dug up using a metal detector. Titled "Woodsman" (left) and "Asian Water Boy" (right), each is priced at $98, making them among the least expensive in the gallery. (July 20, 2012)

Artist Steve Heller of Boiceville created this piece
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Artist Steve Heller of Boiceville created this piece titled "Dog." (July 20, 2012)

Winning second place, this piece titled
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Winning second place, this piece titled "Resplendent Rubble and Process Book" was created by Julianna Kirk of Brookhaven. (July 20, 2012)

Water Mill artist Jim Gemake stands next to
(Credit: Fran Berkman)

Water Mill artist Jim Gemake stands next to his award-winning assemblage piece titled "All for Naught." The piece was deemed "Best in Show" at the Found Objects gallery at the East End Arts Council's show in Riverhead. (July 20, 2012)

All made by Long Island artists and all
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All made by Long Island artists and all following a similar theme, "Rocket Ranger" (top) by Michael Malvagno, "Take Me to Your Leader" (bottom) by Paul Falbo and "East End Vulgarian" (right) by Gary Schatmeyer were displayed in close proximity. (July 20, 2012)

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Made from 12 old bottle caps,
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Made from 12 old bottle caps, "12 Pac" by Sanford Hanauer of Riverhead was awarded first place, the highest distinction after "Best in Show." (July 20, 2012)

Made from found metal, this piece titled
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Made from found metal, this piece titled "Ballerina" was created by Steve Heller of Boiceville, NY. (July 20, 2012)

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