May 2023 General Meeting

Artist Lian Brehm
Thursday, May 25  6:00-8:45 pm
Syosset Library (Downstairs)
225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

Lian Brehm is a New England artist working primarily in handmade paper sculpture. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally; most recently at the 2021 International Paper Biennale in Shanghai, China. She is the recipient of several awards, including from the Blanche E. Colman Foundation, the Freeman Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. She recently completed a winter studio residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and will exhibit work from this residency in an upcoming solo show in Vermont.

Lian received her MFA from RI School of Design in 1984, her BFA from Alfred University’s College of Ceramics in 1980, and was included in the European Honors Program in Ceramics at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in England. Lian maintains her studio practice in South Walden, Vermont. Lian is the daughter of Peter and Emelyn Garofolo, who were past co-presidents of LICG.

Our General Meetings are free and guests are welcome. You may invite a friend, student, fellow artist, or anyone who might be interested in discovering what the LICG is all about. Become a member by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

2023 Fine Craft Fair

Saturday, April 22, 10 AM to 5 PM
Ethical Humanist Society
38 Old Country Rd., Garden City, NY

Original work in fiber, glass, metal (jewelry), clay, paper, mixed media and wood, all hand-crafted by members of the Long Island Craft Guild. A wonderful opportunity to meet the artists; work in all price ranges. Special one-day only event, ample parking.

Above, from left, Stuart Rabeck, Jane Irvine, Bernadette Puleo.

April 2023 General Meeting

Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM
Sylvia Wolff

Via Zoom for members

Peruvian Imagery

Sylvia Wolff, now 95 years young, has been a member of the Long Island Craft Guild since its inception. Her husband Julian was one of the founders of the Guild. Through the years she has worked with a variety of media, including printmaking, paper making, cast paper, enameling, and several techniques using fabrics.

Sylvia graduated from FIT with a major in textile design and has a master’s degree in art education from Adelphi University. She has taught at several schools and universities, and has attended workshops at both Haystack Mountain and Penland Schools of Crafts, and the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Manhattan. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the northeast. A partial list includes the Heckscher Museum, Lever House in NYC, the Printmaking Society of Philadelphia, Gayle Wilson Galley in Southampton, and Fern Gallery in Hardwick, Vermont.

Inspired by the design possibilities she sees and feels in the world around her, Sylvia uses her work to express the moods these create. She looks forward to sharing her art and experiences with you.

Zoom link will be emailed to members at least 24 hours before the meeting. If you are not a member, join us! Click on the JOIN button at the bottom of the page.

March 2023 General Meeting

Thursday, March 9  6:00-8:00pm
Syosset Library (Downstairs)
225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

It’s been a while, so we’re looking forward to getting together in person!

We’d love to see and hear what you’ve been up to. If you’d like to participate, bring something, or just tell us. You’ll have 3-5 minutes to catch us up on your creative endeavors:

What did you accomplish during the Pandemic?
What are you working on now?
Have you discovered a new tool or technique?
Do you have a new source of inspiration?

Following the library’s current COVID policies, masks are not required, which means that will be your decision. However, to keep us all safe, please do not come if you are not well or have been in recent contact with anyone who might have COVID. 

We will not have refreshments or door prizes at this meeting. You may bring any stuff you’d like to unload and rehome on our “Free” table. 

Our General Meetings are free and guests are welcome. You may invite a friend, student, fellow artist, or anyone who might be interested in discovering what the LICG is all about: our multi-talented members!

2023 Exhibits

Opportunity for Fine Craft Artists
“Seeing the Other”
A juried exhibit of fine craft
September 30 to October 27, 2023
At the Art League of Long Island,

107 East Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills
Juror: Jerelyn Hanrahan, artist, professor and curator
Deadline for entries: August 12

The Long Island Craft Guild is pleased to present an opportunity for fine craft artists in the tri-state area to exhibit their work in the prestigious Jeannie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island. Artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal-jewelry, paper, wood or mixed media are invited to apply.

For this exhibit, make your entry more than just an object. Decide on your subject by forging a connection to something outside you–be it another human, an inanimate object, an animal or a foreign culture–to use your creativity to dive beneath the surface in order to feel its essence. Consider a medium or subject you have never explored. Stretch yourself by leaving off a step, adding a process, blending in a new element or turning your subject upside down, so you can see something new in it, its “other-ness”. Click here to read the complete exhibit statement.

Click here to print/view the prospectus. Deadline August 12 for images and application online or via mail; instructions in prospectus. Click here to apply online (online membership available there). Memberships issued in August 2023 valid through September 2024.

January 2023 General Meeting

Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM
Indigo Grower and Fiber Artist Bernadette Puleo

Via Zoom for members. See link below to join.

A Stone’s Throw

Member Bernadette Puleo, indigo grower and fiber artist, is a life-long professional in graphic design, apparel graphics, textile design and accessory design for the children’s market. Bernadette has pursued her interest in growing indigo since 2002. Upon her retirement in January of 2020, she decided to devote her creative energies and time to this magical plant. She is honored and delighted to share her creative journey with indigo and more with the Guild members.

Click HERE for a printable membership form. Zoom link emailed to members at least 24 hours before the meeting.

LICG on YouTube

Some of our previous Zoom artist talks are available on the LICG YouTube channel, so please join us there.

General Membership Meetings 2023

Thursdays at the Syosset Public Library
225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

The Long Island Craft Guild invites the public to attend its bimonthly membership meetings, held on a Thursday in September, November, January, March, and May. We feature speakers from a variety of fine craft media who offer slide presentations and demonstrate a wide range of techniques. At some of our meetings, the audience is invited to participate in hands-on activities. Join us for refreshments and good conversation before and after the program. We welcome all craftspeople and lovers of fine craft.

For directions, see the map below or call the library at 516-921-7161. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6 pm at the Syosset Public Library 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY, just north of the LIE. Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced here and on the LICG Facebook page; members will be notified via email.

Some of our previous Zoom artist talks are available on the LICG YouTube channel.

Online Exhibit

“The Current Climate”
A Juried Virtual Exhibit, ongoing from March 2021
Juror: Karen Kettering Dimit

Co-founder, Long Island City Arts Open

The Current Climate

Featured media: clay, fiber, glass, paper, metal/jewelry, wood and mixed media .

Note to Members

While we invite anyone to bring a door prize or snack to any of our meetings, the list below is the media group responsible for refreshments/door prizes for each meeting:

January: Paper
March: Glass
May: Fiber
September: Metal
November: Clay

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