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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 - David Curtis


                                                                               Shadow Self

Fine Art & Urban Photographer, David Curtis, our LongReach Artist for August, 2022.

This image was captured in Manhattan in the W40's.  I was taken by the dreamlike blending of its shadows and textures, with the street's surface punctuated with the mundanity of cigarette butts.  A blend of the concrete and abstract, literally and figuratively.








     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