Membership Meeting

Syosset Public Library
225 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY

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2017 Exhibits
"Anything Goes"
October 3-30, Jericho Public Library
November 1-December 11, Great Neck Public Library

Deadline for entries: August 28

This is an exhibit of fine craft: clay, fiber, glass, paper, leather, metal/jewelry, wood and mixed media. No painting, drawing or photography. Exhibition juror: Naomi Grossman, a mixed media artist working in Long Island City. Click here to download a prospectus.

LICG Fifth Annual Fine Craft Fair
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 AM – 4 PM
At the Ethical Humanist Society
38 Old Country Road, Garden City

Artist deadline: September 9. Click here to download an application.


2017 General Membership Meetings
Member Demonstrations
Thursday, September 14, 7 PM (doors open at 6)
Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

Members and their guests are welcome to walk around the room and watch our craftspeople demonstrating their techniques. Several demonstrators will be presenting hands-on opportunities. Time to get inspired!                            

1. A Twist on Stained Glass
Louise Hope will be demonstrating how to integrate textured slumped glass into a stained glass piece.

2. Marking, Making and Monotype
Valerie Zeman will do a demonstration that will be hands-on for those who wish to try it out. Participants will make their own marks onto beautiful Fabriano paper from Italy. They will then lay their marked paper onto a heated palette with various colors of encaustic wax and will take away a personalized monotype.

3. Slump Mold Plates
Jonathan Zamet has been making plates pressed into wooden slab molds for several years. He recently started using a slump mold process where slabs of clay are draped over wooden forms. This has several advantages over the press mold: the molds are easier to make and the process is quicker. This enables him to sell them at a more attractive price. It is also possible to impress designs on the slabs before forming the plates. He has been using a number of different rollers for this, and it has opened up a range of different decorative possibilities.

4. Traditional Rug Hooking
Loretta Scena will be demonstrating traditional rug hooking or, as she likes to call it, painting with wool.

5. Making a Copper Cuff
Leslie Hirschhorn will demonstrate how to make a simple wire cuff. All are welcome to observe or create a copper and brass cuff of their own.

6. Machine Quilting
Gilda Hecht is an art quilter, and will be demonstrating machine quilting.

The Metal Group is responsible for door prizes and refreshments.

For directions, see the link on the left or call the library at 516-921-7161. Meeting begins at 7 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.


2018 Exhibits
February 14 - March 22
Gallery West, Suffolk Community College
Captree Commons, Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Deadline for entries: November 1, 2017

With the threatened defunding of the NEA and the extreme polarity that has caused so much angst in the United States and abroad, LICG is calling for work that addresses the many concerns of the population at large in the current olitical climate. Your own expressions about jobs, immigration, climate change, the wall, health care, de-regulation, “fake” news, conflicts of interest, etc. are all fair game.

We hope to get a cross-section of visual representations which illuminate a wide variety of opinions and to start a dialog among visitors and members alike. Unwrap your feelings and make them tangible.

EXHIBITION JUROR: Joan Harrison, Professor Emerita of the LIU Post campus of Long Island University.

Click here to download a prospectus.




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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