"Artists Choose Artists" opening at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at the Longyear Gallery is “Artists Choose Artists,” Longyear’s fifth invitational show featuring the work of both Longyear Gallery members and some of their favorite guest artists working in different media. The artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m.
The works on display will include local, regional, and city artists, each chosen by a gallery artist to create a dynamic visual dialogue for exhibition. Invited artists include artists Charlie Brewer, Karen Butcher, Norcall C. Bush, Jr., Beth Caspar, Ed Cheng, Marcia Clark, Robin Factor, Lisbeth Firmin, Cheryl Holtzman, Carlos Jimeno, Louise Kalin, Martha Keating, Richard Kelly, Ed Kirsten, Anthony Manzo, Jonathan Manzo, Kari Pagnano, Sumiko Patrone, Katy Tischler, Frederick Woller and Peter Yamaoka.

Other featured artists
Longyear’s Gallery’s 26 current members, whose work will also appear in this exhibition, include Robert Axelrod, Janice DeMarino, Ann Lee Fuller, Elaine Grandy, Robin Halpern, John Hopkins, Linda Lariar, David Leveson, Margaret Leveson, Helane Levine-Keating, Gerda van Leeuwen, Patrice Lorenz, Frank Manzo, Helene K. Manzo, Amy Masters, Elaine Mayes, Christopher Moore, Tom Rapin, Edmund Rinnooy-Kan, Marilyn Silver, Nat Thomas, Alix Hallman Travis, Corneel Verlaan, Ros Welchman, Susan Whittenburg and Ellen Wong.

Various media
Each artist works in different media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, ceramic, and photography. They have been planning this invitational exhibition since last year’s successful invitational show. “We very much enjoy seeing our own new work displayed side by side with the work of artists we may be meeting for the first time as well as artists who have been our guests in past years,” notes gallery manager Gerda van Leeuwen. “Not only is it inspiring but it’s also exciting to be able to use our venue to bring these artists’ work to the attention of our local Catskill community,” adds local artist and Longyear Gallery member Nat Thomas.
Longyear Gallery’s show “Artists Choose Artists” will be on display from January 17 to March 3. Longyear Gallery is located Upstairs in The Commons, 785 Main Street, Margaretville.
Gallery hours are Friday, Sunday, and Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. For information, please call 586-3270 during gallery hours and 607 326-4402 for appointments.