BJ SPOKE GALLERY’S HARVEST OF ARTISTS
DRAWS A CROWD
Published by Karen Kirshner
The Huntington gallery’s “Harvest of Artists”for 2017 showcases an exceptional array of Long Island artists exhibiting their talents in painting, watercolor, graphics, photography, multimedia, printmaking, sculpture and more. The exhibition runs December 2, 2017 thru January 14, 2018. There is something that will appeal to everyone. Great time to make your holiday gift purchases!
Artists on exhibit include, the works of the late pop artist (associated with Andy Warhol),Steven Kaufman, the popular watercolorist, Lorraine Rimmelin, and Caroline Kaplowitz, whose artwork has been displayed in Soho and an exhibit of her sculptures and paintings-in the Nassau County Museum of Art, Caroline Kaplowitz, and many more prominent artists in the Long Island community. Among them is Simon Hickey, the gifted two- time winner of the MOMA assistant curator juried EXPO exhibition (Hosted annually by BJ Spoke Gallery). besides the illustrious members of the community participating in this exhibition.
Members of the gallery will not be exhibiting during this Harvest of Artists Event. The response from the LI Artist community has been so great that the BJ Spoke Gallery’s members have generously decided not to turn any artist away. Every artist who entered on time will be exhibited. Forty-five artists from all over LI are showing their work, each with one or two entries. “We’ve handed over the keys” to empower our fellow artists, especially those who’ve never shown in a gallery before.
Gallery members’ have been widely exhibited and usually show in the gallery every month, except during Expo and Paperworks exhibitions. Some members have been featured in The Hamptons‘ Dan’s papers, ( Cindy Shechter, most recently), the Long Island Pulse (John A. Bell) other Long Island and New York publications, and television. The BJ Spoke Gallery has been nominated as Best Gallery on Long Island by the Long Island Press. All art aficionados are welcome.
The popular and venerable co-op gallery is a non-profit organization, completely owned, managed and operated by artist members. It is usually open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM.
The reception for the Harvest of Artists has been rescheduled, due to inclement weather. The Reception is set for Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 6 to 9 PM. Refreshments will be served.Please join the celebration and mingle with the artists.
Calling All Long Island Artists. Time is running out. You have just until Sunday, November 26, to get your artwork into the famous and extraordinary opportunity for exposure at the Annual BJ Spoke Gallery’s Harvest of Artists exhibition.
Enter one work for $50 and the second one is at half the usual entry fee. Two for $75. You must not exceed 36 inches in any direction. You can do it. You can download the loan agreement, and you can even register and pay online or in person. Just come on down to BJ Spoke Gallery at 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY with your artwork and get into the show, before the wall fill up!
The December reception will be fun, and friends and family are all welcome. It’s likely you will spark interest in your work and even a sale is likely, during the holiday shopping season.