Artists Choose Artists Opens

MARGARETVILLE — Opening the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25, at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Artists Choose Artists 2022,” Longyear’s twelfth 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 Saturday, November 26, from 3-6 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. This year’s invited artists include Rebecca Andre, Richard Arnold, Meryl Alster, Flavia Bacarella, Tabitha Gilmore Barnes, Stormy Brandenberger, Vesna Bricelj, Denise Carbone, Beth Caspar, Cynthia Dantzic, Louis Delasarta, Emily Driscoll.

Also: Carl Eckett, Robin Factor, Sandra Finkenberg, Lisbeth Firmin, Kathleen Green, Annie Hayes, Aileen Hengeveld, Ben Huberman, Nicholas Johansen, Robin Kappy, Martha Keating, Kay Kenny, Jonas Kyle, Linda Levin, Stephen Lewis, Claire Lofrese, James Litaker, Parker Manis, Nicolas Manzo, Sarah Manzo, Amy Masters, Harry McCarthy, Mary McFerran, Joanna Murphy, Bea Ortiz, Kari Pagnano, Kevin Palfreyman, Mira Piskacek, Alan Powell, Janet Sawyer, Ann Schwed, Ted Sheridan, Michelle Sidrane, David Smyth, Jan Sosnowitz, Sara Stone, Sherry Suess, Barbara Taff, Nat Thomas, Sheila Trautman, Clifford Trinity, Andrew Tully, Paul Warchol, Fred Woller, Tristan Wolski, and Peter Yamaoka.

Range of styles

The work of these artists varies in style and vision, from Bea Ortiz’s acrylic and gesso on paper “Form and Formlessness” to Flavia Bacarella’s zebra woodcut and ceramics by former Longyear member Peter Yamaoka.
The work of Longyear’s Gallery’s 34 current members will also appear in this exhibition. Each artist works in different media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, ceramic, and photography. Members have been planning this invitational exhibition since last year’s successful invitational show. “It’s an exciting exhibition since we’re able to invite our artist friends to show their work with us each year,” notes gallery member Gerda van Leeuwen, “and it inspires our own work as well.”

Photographer and Longyear Gallery member Helane Levine-Keating agrees, adding “It’s also a pleasure to be able to use our gallery to bring these artists to the attention of our local Catskill community.”

Longyear Gallery’s current exhibitions, photographer Frank Manzo’s solo exhibition, “Been There,” and “Introducing New Members,” an exhibition of the work of Joanna Barham, Temma Bell, Sheila McManus, and Lesley Powell, four new Longyear artists, will continue to be on display through Sunday, November 20th. These two shows are accompanied by a group show of all Longyear Gallery member artists.

Longyear Gallery exhibitions “”Been There” by Frank Manzo and “Introducing New Members” will be on view Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays each weekend and gallery hours are from 11 p.m.-4 p.m.

Longyear Gallery is located Downstairs in The Commons, 785 Main Street, Margaretville. Special attention will be paid to keep safe all visitors to the gallery as well as members. In view of health precautions at this time, all visitors will be strongly encouraged to wear masks. For information, please see Longyear Gallery’s website,, or call 845 586-3270 during gallery hours.

Longyear Gallery is located Downstairs in The Commons, 785 Main Street, Margaretville. Gallery hours are Fridays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays 11-4 pm, and Saturdays 10-5pm, and by appointment. For information, please call 845 586-3270 during gallery hours.