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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.



January Artist of the Month
- Claudia Gorman -



Our LRA leader and inventive Photographer Claudia Gorman is our LongReach Arts Artist for January 2023!

"LongReach Arts has an upcoming exhibit in January entitled
I Dreamed a Garden. This theme was difficult for me since I am always dreaming up gardens especially this time of year when the weather is not favorable (for gardening). What to focus on? I felt like I needed a solo show to fill the room with my garden dreams!

For the past few years, I have been photographing a wonderful sculpture that my mom had in her garden. I brought her home to our gardens after my parents died. I call her
The Lady although onlookers comment that she is Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts. I see the resemblance, but it ends there. The Lady is calm and cheerful. She makes me happy as she gazes at the ever-changing floral landscapes that we call home.

This image was photographed during an early snowstorm in October 2020. Photographs are so much more meaningful on paper than in our computers. Inspired by the upcoming exhibit, I printed it in 2022."

I will be showing several images in this series which will be at the Olive Free Library, West Shokan, NY, with an opening on Saturday, January 21, 3-5pm. [More details about the exhibit will soon be on our website, Facebook page and monthly eNews]. Perhaps I’ll see you there.”