Press Release: Quogue Gallery Debuts at Art Palm Beach | Sally King Benedict | Harry Bertschmann | Melinda Zox

Sally King Benedict - abstract art

Quogue Gallery Debuts at Art Palm Beach

Booth 409

Quogue, NY – January 8, 2018. Quogue Gallery will be making its debut at this year’s Art Palm Beach, running from Wednesday, January 17 to January 21, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida. The gallery will be featuring the work of three painters in booth 409 – Sally King Benedict, Harry Bertschmann, and Melinda Zox.

Sally King Benedict is a contemporary artist living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. She and her work have been featured in major publications across the US, including Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Domino, Garden & Gun, and Southern Living among others. Sally appeals to both established and new collectors alike with a wide range of mediums. She creates visual texture with a rich, adventurous color palette and expressive linear techniques. Sally grew up in Atlanta, frequently traveling and attending art openings, exhibits, and design shows, seeking inspiration from the work of both past and contemporary artists. She completed her education at the College of Charleston in 2007.


Sally King Benedict

Sally King Benedict, “Figaro in Green,” Mixed Media on Canvas, 60″ x 54″


Harry Bertschmann was born in Basel, Switzerland, where his approach to painting was established at the famous Basel School of Design in the late 1940s. He has been a New Yorker since the 1960s. It is intriguing that ever since he came to America he has led double lives. By day he has been an innovator in conceptual graphic design — and many of his commercial logos and packaging have become iconic in American culture. By night he was a painter driven to push the boundaries of abstract expressionist painting. It’s hard to find many abstract painters today who can match his extraordinary dynamism and versatility. Ultimately, his works have great staying power. There are no one-liners here, so easy to grasp, as are Andy Warhol’s assembly line screen prints. Rather, a Bertschmann painting compels the viewer to linger — and upon returning find invigoration anew.


Harry Bertschmann

Harry Bertschmann, 1980, Untitled, From The Bank Street Series No. 10, 68″ x 61″


Melinda Zox is an emerging Abstract Expressionist painter who studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City under Frank Roth. Zox is the daughter of abstract painter Larry Zox who played an essential role in the Color Field discourse of the 1960s and 1970s and his artist wife Jean Glover Zox. As a result, she was raised in the heart of the downtown New York City art scene. Her childhood, she says, was “a continual lesson in the experience of art and creativity. Art, color and expression were part of our daily life and almost every conversation.”


Melinda Zox

Melinda Zox, 2017, Sight Show, Mixed Media on Paper, 30″ x 42″




As Quogue’s first and only private art gallery, the Quogue Gallery is a dynamic space in the Hamptons where artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts can meet and share their common passion for serious artistic investigation and appreciation. The gallery’s mission is to present a program of artistic excellence not limited to any genre or medium. Its focus is on modern and contemporary art created by emerging, established, and historically important artists. An essential aspect of the mission is to establish the gallery as an active, vibrant, and inventive participant in the Hamptons art panorama, with artist talks and events that significantly contribute to modern and contemporary art discourse.


Quogue Gallery is at 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959.