Over the Bridge 2
Long Island City Artists Showcase
February 9 – 20, 2016
LICArtists, Inc. is pleased to present its second members’ group exhibition in Manhattan, hosted by Atlantic Gallery.
Licartists, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) arts advocacy organization, founded in 1985 in Long Island City, Queens. Its mission is to increase public awareness of the arts and to provide opportunities for artists throughout the borough to develop their careers through exhibitions, open studios, and special events.
Atlantic Gallery is one of the longest-established cooperative art galleries in New York City. As its name suggests, it first opened its doors on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights. It celebrated its 40th anniversary of continuous exhibitions in 2015; LIC-A celebrated its 30th anniversary the same year. Both organizations are cooperatively organized and managed.
Born from the energy of the 1970’s New York art scene, painters and print-makers founded Atlantic Gallery In 1974 in Brooklyn as an artists’ cooperative. In 1979 Atlantic migrated to Soho, and in 2007 to Chelsea, adding photographers and sculptors to its community of emerging and established artists. 2012 saw Atlantic Gallery move further west to the Landmark Arts Building at 548 West 28th Street, close to a stairway to the High Line. The historic building, which also has an entrance at 547 West 27th street, is home to more than two dozen art galleries.
Atlantic Gallery exhibitions continue to focus on innovation and excellence. As an organization of independent artists, Atlantic Gallery is committed to supporting creative freedom and promoting professionalism. Its mission also includes service to the Queens community.
The interior design of Atlantic Gallery’s current location in the Landmark Arts Building was created by LIC-A member and president, Carol Crawford, a NYS-licensed Interior Designer and mixed-media artist.
Rogerio G. Borges
Anne Closuit Eisenhart
Kathy Cornell Berman
Lilian R. Engel
Ayakoh Furukawa Leonart
Myrna Harrison Changar
Julia A. Rogge
Jacqueline Sferra Rada
Nancy Ray Taylor