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About LongReach Arts

Founded in 1982 as summergroup, the artists cooperative LongReach Arts remains an important part of the cultural life in the Hudson Valley Region.  In addition to achieving recognition as a group, individual member's works are well known in a broad area.  They are represented in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe and beyond.



Artist of the Month - Nancy Scott


East West Divide

Nancy Scott our May LongReach Artist.

"My interest is in the transformation of materials especially paper, and in making totally disparate materials and objects into a cohesive whole. At times I introduce my own calligraphy. The dialogue of color, form and space rides the edge of what is sculpture and what is painting.

An artist and lecturer of art history at Marist College, Dutchess Community College and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Degrees from Vassar College, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude; New York University, Honors. Studied and traveled in Europe from l960-2003 studying at the University of Stockholm, Sweden in l974-5. In the USA also studied at the Art Students League, New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design.

My artwork has been exhibited in the Hudson Valley, New York City and Europe and is in the collection of the Dutchess Community College, as well as other collections in the USA and in Europe."


     Remembering Elayne Seaman    

Sad news.  We lost our remarkable founder, Elayne Seaman on Saturday, April 9, along with her husband of 73 years, Hal.  Summergroup, now LongReach Arts, which grew out of Elayne’s Seaman Studio Gallery, will be celebrating our fortieth anniversary later this year.  More about Elayne and our 40th anniversary exhibit soon.

This photo, from 2011, is at the Pepper-Cooper’s 50th anniversary party, attended by many co-op members. Happy memories!

Front Row from left: Elayne Seaman, Elisa Pritzker, Stacie Flint, Carol Loizides
Second Row from left: Robert Hastings, Staats Fasoldt, Susan Fowler-Gallagher