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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSAn art inspired fundraiser hosted by b.j. spoke gallery to benefit the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH). On view from December 1, 2021-January 2, 2022. All works of art will be specially priced at $1,000 and under (for this event only).  b.j. spoke gallery will donate 35% of all proceeds to LICH.

The Kick Off Reception will be on Saturday, December 4th from 6:00-9:00pm. The evening will feature refreshments, live jazz by Joe Cupani and Shawn Lovato, original art by b.j. spoke gallery artists and jewelry. Greta Guarton, Executive Director of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless will speak from 7:00-7:15pm. Tickets for the Kick Off Reception are $32 for one, $54 for two.

b.j. spoke gallery ARTISTS: Richard Anello, Phyllis Baron, John A. Bell, Emily Bowers, Lorraine Carol, Katherine Criss, Leslie Magavil Delia, Bernadette DeNyse,
Valerie Farrugia, Andrea Fortunoff, Barbara V. Jones, Karen L. Kirshner, Kevin Larkin,
Lorraine Manzo, Minoo Moadel, J. Lefsky, Eileen Shaloum, Cindy Shechter,
Mara Szalajda and Joe Whang

Our fundraiser will be going through January 2, 2022. It’s the season for giving purchase art by your favorite artist to give as a gift or for your home or workplace. b.j. spoke will donate 35% of all sales made to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH). Can’t make it to the gallery but still want to donate? Just visit our DONATE page, where you’ll find a section dedicated to LICH for the entire month of December 2021.

We’re taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our members and patrons. We ask that visitors to the gallery still follow social distancing practices and wear face masks, if you have not been vaccinated. If you have had your vaccination and prefer not to wear a mask, we ask that you provide proof, for everyone’s safety. We recommend always having a mask on hand.

Work by our members can be viewed  here  If you have any questions about a work of art or are interested in purchasing a piece, please email manager@bjspokegallery.com.

b.j. spoke gallery is an artist owned and run, not for profit, 501 (c)3 organization with an enduring community outreach.  For 45 years, we’ve had the opportunity to represent and work with hundreds of fine artists across Long Island.

Get to know our Gallery Artists.  Art collectors, art lovers, and Interior Designers are invited to  monthly art openings. Our artists have over 20 years of  experience hanging monthly exhibitions, producing national juried competitions and creating art. We can help you create a personally curated and exciting visual signature in any design space.  Please  call b.j. spoke  gallery (631) 549-5106 to set up an appointment for a private viewing of our artists work or to collaborate on a design project.

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Dear Friends,

Together we can do extraordinary things!  Now more than ever, we need your help to  keep b.j. spoke gallery a thriving part of Long Island’s cultural offerings.  Our member artists: painters, sculptors, photographers, collagists and printmakers have been a staple of the Long Island arts community since 1975. 

b.j. spoke a member owned and run cooperative gallery and 501(c)(3) organization.  We are funded by our membership dues, sales of art, and two national and international juried competitions. In addition to creating a diverse range of original, awarding winning fine art, our member artists run a successful, inclusive community-oriented gallery. Gallery members produce and promote monthly exhibits, international juried competitions, charity events, curate and hang monthly exhibitions, act as jurors for local art organizations, teach art classes across Long Island and host venues for outside art and performance groups.

Our art events attract thousands of people to the Town of Huntington each year. In addition to bringing recognition to local artists, b.j. spoke gallery visitors patronize local shops, restaurants, hotels, and attractions, helping the Long Island community to thrive.

YES, I want my donation to help b.j. spoke gallery continue to provide fine art exhibitions, charity and cultural events for our community.

Is my donation tax deductible?  YES,  b.j. spoke gallery is a 501(c)3  tax-exempt organization. Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt for your record. Receipts will be sent to you upon successful completion of your donation.

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS at b.j. spoke gallery

  • STREET 2 SPOKE – an exhibition to honor the work of Neo-expressionist, Jean Michel Basquiat his influence on graffiti and street art.  Never before seen works by Basquiat, created during elementary school at Brooklyn’s PS101 were on display. The event was free and attended by hundreds of guests. Video by Silver Tuna Studios. 
  • THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES and SINGER/SONGWRITER events.
  • MONTHLY ART EXHIBITS – Our exhibits change monthly. Opening receptions are free and open to the public. Member solo shows, themed exhibits, winners exhibitions, Harvest of Artists, and guest artists are part of our ever changing list.
  • NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITIONS:  EXPO and PAPERWORKS-  held yearly. Our judges come from some of the finest New York Museums;  Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Guggenheim. Our Winners Exhibitions share art by artists across the U.S. with our local community. Many winning artists attend from afar to experience the gallery and talk about their art.
  • HARVEST OF ARTISTS–  a yearly non-juried show for local, non-member, artists to exhibit their art for one month with our gallery members, network and get exposure.
  • HUNTINGTON VILLAGE ART WALK – June & October since 2016, founded by Wendy Curtis of The Huntington Arts Center. Hundreds of people have taken part in this 4 hour walk that includes all the art organizations within a 1 mile radius. Refreshments are served and prizes are raffled off. Free to all.
  • POETS ALOUD – Led by gallery president, Kevin Larkin and poet Kelly Powell. A free monthly open mike poetry reading. Held on the 2nd Friday of the month. Open to the public. Reading  poetry is not required.
  • ARTIST CIRCLE- a bi-monthly meeting held on Sundays at b.j. spoke gallery  to empower artists at all levels. Membership is not required.  Founded and run by member artist Katherine Criss.
  • BREAKING BOUNDARIES–  a collaborative exhibition with FREE (Family Residences and Essential Enterprises-  which empowers people with special needs.) held twice since 2014, in which art by members of FREE was intermixed with art by the gallery members.
  • VIBS- Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk- a month long charity exhibition of small works to raise money to support their cause of preventing family violence.

Your donation is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at b.j. spoke gallery. Thank you for supporting the arts.

Sincerely,

Kevin Larkin
President, b.j. spoke gallery