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Caryn Cast Exhibition: 'Teatime!'

"Teatime!" is an art show and installation featuring murals, paintings and sculptures by Caryn Cast.


Walk into the new Spotlight event space at the Paramount Theater that has been transformed with mysterious girls, tea parties, and their alligator monsters. Feel fancy at the 30-foot long glittery tea party table or sip on a swampy cocktail inside the life-size swamp complete with gator heads bobbing above the surface. All art on display is for sale.


The Opening Party is Saturday, January 4, 7:30-10pm


The Closing Party is Saturday, January 25, 6-10pm.


Make sure and stop in throughout the month, where she will be on site painting the show’s mural backdrop!

On View: January 4 – 26, 2020

At Spotlight at The Paramount, 

370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743

Official Website



James Seffens Exhibition: 'The Boy Who Liked Pretty Things'

Nov. 21, 2019 – Dec. 14, 2019

Curated by John Baber

Thursday November 21, 2019, 6-9 pm

Additional times by appointment:


Departure Studios
44-61 A 11th Street, LIC, NY 11101

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James Seffens Member Artist Profile


Ann Cofta First Solo Show: You Are Here

You Are Here, Ann Cofta's first solo show, curated by June Kosloff, features many new textile pieces, as well as works on paper. 

Location: Yashar Gallery, 276 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, 5-8pm

Exhibition Dates/Times: October 28 – November 13; Saturdays and Sundays 

1-4pm or by appointment (schedule a time by emailing


Instagram: anncofta

Download Press Release (PDF file)

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4 Nominations for 'Stupid Fucking Bird'

Stripped Scripts & LIC-A's 2018 production of Aaron Posner's STUPID FUCKING BIRD at The Plaxall Gallery has been nominated for four NEW YORK INNOVATIVE THEATRE AWARDS...

• Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role:


• Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role:


• Outstanding Director:


• Outstanding Revival of a Play


Congratulations to all!  Read the nominations announcement on the NYITA website:


Carol Crawford

"I am happy to announce that one of my newest mixed media constructions, TRANSIT, has been accepted into the 2019 National Juried exhibition at the First Street Gallery, Chelsea.  I hope you will come by to see it during the show.  A great start to summer!"  Carol


First Street Gallery, June 20 – July 13

2019 National Juried Exhibition
Juried by Nancy Margolis

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 6-8pm

FIRST STREET GALLERY is pleased to present the 2019 National Juried Exhibition. Juried by New York City gallerist Nancy Margolis, the works are a rich mix of painting, collage, mixed media, sculpture and photography. Ranging across diverse genres, styles, media and treatments, from figuration to non-objective imagery, the exhibition presents complementary yet distinctly individual artistic sensibilities.
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Carol Crawford

LIC-A president Carol Crawford's acceptance speech on receiving the 2019 LIC Arts Open Lifetime Achievement Award on May 8, 2019...

Video: Norma Homberg
End Photo: Steven Speliotis


May 8, 6-10pm
LIC Arts Open presents the
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to

Carol Crawford

President of Long Island City Artists
at the 9th Annual Garden Party, 21-40 45th AVE, LIC, NY 11101


Awarded in recognition of Carol's advocacy through her stewardship of LIC-A and for her work as a fine artist.

Get Tickets $100 for the public, $50 for artists. Proceeds go to the LIC Arts Open, bringing Long Island City artists to the public through five days of exhibitions, Open Studios, and performances.

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Zoran Crnkovic

Reception for Identities: Politics and History, Wednesday, April 24, 7pm at The Local NY

Join me for the fun times at the reception for my show, Identities: Politics and History, at LIC's favorite artist hang-out: The Local NY. (See Map)

My art is on display all around the venue, and the show will run from March through April.


The theme of the show is current but a bit heavy, so local musicians will be playing for your enjoyment and to put everyone at ease. It'll be an authentic LIC/Queens experience!


The show can be seen all day, all week until May.


See you at 7pm, Wednesday, April 24!


– Zoran Crnkovic

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View Zoran's Member Artist page.

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Carol Crawford "Dichotomies"

Solo Exhibition of Mixed Media Constructions

March 21 - April 19, 2019 

LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory

30-30 47th Avenue, LIC NY 11101

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Gallery Hours: 7 days, 9am–9pm


More information can be found on the LIC Arts Open Website


Carol Crawford's member artist page can be viewed here.


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Special Event

A Conversation With Artist

Carol Crawford

Light buffet lunch provided for attendees

Wednesday, April 17, 12:30–2pm


LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory

30-30 47th Avenue, LIC NY 11101

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Gallery Hours: 7 days, 9am–9pm


Aileen Bassis “Time To Leave”

Etchings, Artist’s Books, Mixed Media

April 8 - June 1, 2019 

"Time to Leave" A  new exhibition by visual artist and LIC-A member, Aileen Bassis, is currently on view at


LaGuardia Community College

Joseph Shenker Hall Lobby Showcase

31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City,

just east of the 33rd St. stop on the #7 subway

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The show runs from April 8 to June 1, 2019, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, April 14, 2-4pm.

More information can be found at Aileen's Official Site and on the website of the Queens Council on the Arts.


Aileen's member artist page can be viewed here.


Carol Crawford


Michelle Goguen


Clare Stokolosa

Preston Trombly 

At Prince Street Gallery 530 w. 25th St. 4th fl. If you can, come to the ARTISTS RECEPTION this Thurs. March 29, 5-8pm.

Congrats to Karen Dimit


I am thrilled to announce that, not only was my latest work, “The Hol(e)y Book: where am I?”, selected into the prestigious 2018 Mosaic Arts International* exhibition, I was honored with the CONTEMPORARY INNOVATION AWARD!!! (work that best encourages experimentation and challenges the definition of mosaic art)

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