b.j. spoke is an artist owned and run cooperative art gallery and non profit 501(c)(3) organization, in Huntington, NY that exhibits the work of members 10/12 months yearly.   Our members embrace many media, styles, and expressions.  Our members not only bring their art to b.j. spoke but share their expertise and talents in successfully managing the gallery.  Our members’ dedication to b.j. spoke gallery has enabled us to be a part of Long Island’s art & culture community for over 45 years.  As a cooperative, art gallery, we require members to participate on one or more  gallery committees.

A new exhibition is hung every month. Members usually show their work in 10 months per year. We run two national and/or international  juried competitions per year.  These competitions are only open to non-members. The winners exhibitions are held in  EXPO/MARCH and PAPERWORKS/AUGUST.  The gallery also hosts poetry nights, charity events, artist talks and bi-monthly “artist circle” discussion groups.  We provide a community for one another.  We can talk about art, our own and others, and the ideas that have kept us painting, sculpting, moving and changing, for more than 45 years.

To learn more about gallery membership,  please download our  membership application.

Artist Membership

  • Members exhibit work in 10 shows per year.  Two or three of these are group shows occupying the entire gallery (without solo artist shows).  The remainder occupy one of the three gallery rooms.
  • Participation is required – committee work, attendance at meetings, monthly gallery management,  and sharing ideas.
  • Members manage the gallery once a month or compensate another member to sit in their place.
  • Each member has a gallery key and a vote at general meetings.
  • Members having solo shows must make their own receptions and invitations.  b.j. spoke will provide PR for member solo shows but additional publicity by the solo artist is suggested.

The Artist/Gallery Agreement

  • The work of all new applicants for membership, rental or visiting artist of the month must be reviewed and approved at our monthly gallery meeting.
  • The hanging committee has the sole responsibility for positioning the work of  monthly exhibitions.
  • Membership requires a commitment of one year.
  • The gallery will retain a 35% commission on sales.
  • b.j. spoke gallery has the right to use images of work by its members for all promotion of b.j. spoke gallery in social media and print.