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Honey, I Shrunk the Art - CALL FOR ENTRY

  The Firefly Artists is excited to announce an open call art exhibition called Honey I Shrunk the Art. The show will consist of small works from local artists measuring no larger than 8 “ x 10”.

Entries due April 20th and the exhibition will be on display from May 1 - May 30, 2021 with an Open House Reception on May 8th. We look forward to seeing your mini masterpieces! Deadline to enter is April 20th. Click here to enter >

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Congratulations to our own John Lazzaro 

  John took 1st out of 1,400 entries in the New York Center for Photographic Art's Primary Colors Yellow Category for my photo "Lonely Picture" and received a special Juror's Selection for "Medical Library."

Check out more of John's work at The Firefly Artists Main Gallery and at johnlazzarophoto.com

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Jan Guarino featured on Creation Magazine Covers

Our insanely talented Jan Guarino has been featured on the past two covers of Creations Magazine. The Firefly Artists are extremely lucky to have Jan as a member of our team. Check out more of Jan's work at janguarinofineart.com

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The Darcy Center for the Arts
Our new art center on the 2nd floor of The Firefly Artists

 

Firefly is so excited about our new expanded gallery space called the Darcy Arts Center. The new space will host workshops and classes with world renowned artists. We are currently running Zoom workshops, but look forward to adding in person events later this year.

The beautiful space is filled with natural light and will be home to special exhibitions like juried shows, member exhibitions and is also available for rent for art shows. But the most exciting addition will be an opportunity to expand our opportunies for local artists by adding The Darcy Arts Center Memberhip. Over the past 10 years, Firefly has been able to serve well over 250 artists by displaying and selling their art in our main galleries and our pop up galleries around Long Island. In our continued quest to serve the local art community, we are offering our Darcy Arts Center Membership that includes discounts on juried exhibitions and gallery rental; inclusion in member shows and special members-only events/lectures; and other perks. Contact us for more information.

If you are interested in renting The Darcy Center for the Arts for an exhibition, please contact us at (631) 651-5545

*Note: Our gallery is located in a historic building and we apologize that there is no handicap access to this exhibit on the second floor.

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  The Firefly Artists are thrilled to have an ongoing exhibit appearing at Copenhagen Bakery, located at 75 Woodbine Avenue across from the Northport Harbor Park.

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We are open!

All staff and customers are required to wear a mask and we ask that you utilize hand sanitizer as you enter and exit the gallery.

We sure missed you and we can't wait to connect with our customers again!

If you require an appointment during our closed hours, please call us at 631-651-5545 and we will try to accomodate you. Just leave a message - we will call you back or you can direct message us on Facebook!

 

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Gallery Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 11am - 6pm
Wednesday - 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

 

upcoming events

Exhibitions and Shows

 

March 2021 -
The Firefly Artists
Member Show

April 2021 -
NYSATA: Kindred Spirits Student/Teacher Exhibition

May 2021 -
Honey, I Shrunk the Art
Call for Entry Exhibition

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The Journey of Looking in Watercolour
and Pen with Ian Fennelly

Back by popular demand, Ian Fennelly hosts a series of live zoom classes hosted by The Firefly Aritsts.

You do not want to miss this opportunity!

Click here to register today!

Our first workshop in the Ian Fennelly series was a huge success! We had some amazing students with amazing works from the day. It is not too late to sign up for one or more of the remaining workshops in this series.

Workshops in this series are held on five Fridays - February 26th, March 5th, March 26th, April 2nd, April 16th from 10:00am to 3:00pm with a half an hour break. Ian's classes are suitable for all skill levels. Choose one session for $95 per person or save by picking 2 sessions for $180 per person or only $425 per person for all 5 classes!

Click here to register for Ian's Workshops >

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Watercolor: Keep It Simple and Strong
A 3 Day Workshop with Keiko Tanabe

Registration opening soon for a 3 day workshop July 19-21, 2021. This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple yet strong.

  The workshop will be $600 for the 3-day program. We will be closely monitoring Covid restrictions and base our plans for this event to ensure the safety of our instructors and students.

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What some of our students have to say about our workshops

Just wanted to let you know that Andy Evansen's workshop was wonderful. ClapBlushNot only do I appreciate his looser painting style (if only I could paint looser...lol) but he is a good teacher...explained what he was doing and why... and repeated it so we had a chance to really grasp it. Cant wait until we can do an in-person several day workshop with him..

Thank you and the Firefly for arranging this workshop and others. It is greatly appreciated.

Painterly yours, Toni

 

Thank you Jan for bringing yesterday’s amazing workshop to us. Although I have heard everything Andy had to say before in different workshops, it is finally starting to make sense. Andy has a unique way of making these concepts palatable. He is really a great teacher. This workshop inspired me to take out the books I’ve collected on watercolor painting and to revisit and practice all of the techniques I’ve learned and forgotten along the way. I am also going to make a concentrated effort to do value studies as they are so important to beginning painters such as myself. I can’t thank you enough for mentoring and nurturing me as an artist. I am forever grateful!

Angie

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