Long Island Black Artist Association
Long Island Black Artist Association was founded in 1968 by four artists James Counts, Ray Miles, Ernest Snell and Charles Winslow.   The purpose of the association is to help African-American artist find a conduit for the exhibition of their work.   To that end it has continually sought new venues for exhibiting the work of its' members locally, nationally and internationally and has also encouraged the artist's individual efforts to find recognition. 

The organization has also had other goals; to provide an atmosphere of fellowship in which professional and semi professional artists could exchange ideas, techniques and mutual support in the field of visual arts; to discover potential talent; to provide a cultural service to the community and offer a "sensitive environment" for the cultural expression of the larger African-American community.   The Association is the only such supportive group in the Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk . 

Through out the years the association has exhibited in many museums, galleries, colleges, universities, libraries, churches, and corporations through out the country.    Works by individuals are in collections in the U.S.A., Canada, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. 

 

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