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Saturdays: 9:30am – 5pm

Sundays: 1pm – 5pm (Nov-Mar)

Past Exhibits

In the Mind's Eye: Works by Glenn McNab, Martine Abitbol, and Gabriella Picone

December 2023

The Upstairs gallery is pleased to present the works of Glenn McNab, Martine Abitbol, and Gabriella Picone. McNab is a renowned ceramicist specializing in Raku firing whose pieces often combine with found objects. Abitbol and Picone have distinct visual languages, but both artists employ bold colors and expressive lines in their depictions of the natural world or classically inspired subject matter. 

Paul Kreiling: "Paul Kreiling and the Art of Sailing"

September 2023 – November 2023

The Friends of the Library are pleased to present artist, Paul Kreiling.

Summer Group Show

June 2023 – August 2023

The Friends of the Library are pleased to present a summer group show of artists whose works create a dialogue with the natural world and landscapes through subject matter or integration into the library gardens.

The artists include Sherry Davis, Anthony Holbrooke, Cheryl Molnar, Wendy Small, and Agathe Snow. All of the artists either live on the North Fork or spend a significant amount of time in the area. 

Anita Samuels: A Life's Work

March 11th, 2023 – May 27th, 2023

Anita Samuels, Cutchogue resident, has created an extensive body of oil, watercolor, and collage media throughout her 60 years of studio practice. Largely self-taught, her watercolor paintings and oil landscapes exhibit a sophisticated understanding of color and a dynamic sense of composition. Her depictions of the North Fork have a degree of abstraction that render them feeling familiar, yet often unspecific. Anita’s studio practice was extensive and diverse as she experimented with techniques such as mushroom spore printing and collage. Her work was shown at many Long Island venues including the Parrish Art Museum and the Guild Hall, where she took first prize for oil painting in 1973 – 50 years ago!

Also exhibited will be architectonic clay sculptures by her son, Tom Samuels. Tom Samuels is a prolific and respected architect who is a co-founder of Samuels and Steelman Architects in Cutchogue.

"Artists & Curators"

January 11th, 2023 – March 7th, 2023

The Upstairs Gallery at the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library is pleased to present an exhibition of oil paintings by Adelaide Amend and Ann McCaughey opening on January 11th and running daily through March 7th, 2023. Not only are they accomplished painters, they have also been curating the Upstairs Gallery since 2009 and have organized scores of exhibits featuring local artists. Both artists have vibrantly captured landscapes and structures of the North Fork as well as portraits of family, friends, and neighbors. Many of their works hang in local collections. This exhibition will celebrate not only their talents but also serve as a farewell to their co-curation of the gallery.  The exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Group Show - Influences

November 2022 – January 7th, 2023

Influences, a new show in the Art Gallery poses a question to viewers: can you see a teacher’s influence in their students’ work? The late Jackie Penney was briefly a teacher of Diane Alec Smith, who is also a teacher and her students’ work is here too! We mixed up the paintings to let you see if you can figure out who painted what. Although many of us think we are familiar with Jackie Penney’s work, this show includes her less seen paintings which attest to the breadth of her skill, and her sense of humor. All but two are original paintings. All of the work is available for purchase.

Jacqueline Penny

Marilyn Wipf

Don Wilson

Diane Alec Smith

Don Wilson

Janine Harrigan

Marilyn Corwin 

Mary Epperlein

Tracy Flynn

Patricia Kelly

Susan Bucjack

Heather Worthington

What is a Landscape? 4 Artists, 4 Contrasting Views

Art critic Amei Wallach asks the question in an exhibition of John Wittenberg’s riffs on furrowed fields in sculpture and handmade paper; Adam Straus’s reinvention of realist painting; Connie Fox’s abstract explosions in paint; and Pamela Wilson-Ryckman’s painterly grounds with their glimpse of something seen. Many works are for sale.

John Wittenberg

Adam Straus

Connie Fox

Pamela Wilson-Ryckman

Five Generations of Women in Art

Jane Sector

Martha Jane Paul

Mary Jane Paul

Invitational Show: Wendy Prellwitz, Tom Lulevitch, Mary Twomey, Mimi Meyers

Wendy Prellwitz

Tom Lulevitch

Mary Twomey

Mimi Myers

Cynthia Wells

Solo exhibition featuring works that explore light as a metaphor, with subjects that dance in and out of darkness representing the confusion of life. Paintings include oil on canvas as well as digital prints from her illustrated children’s book, Moonglow. Cynthia Wells studied at the California Institute of the Arts, and is an internationally exhibited artist and animation filmmaker. Visit: to learn more. 

North Fork Art Show 2020

Summer of 2020 exhibited many works of North Fork Artists in a video format due to Covid-19 lockdowns. We encourage you to sit back, relax, and enjoy this diverse visual display set to Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major. Special thanks to Friends of the Library Adelaide Amend and Ann McCaughey.

Dedicated to Artist & Teacher, Jacqueline Penney. 

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Movements III & IV. Performance by Daniel Veesey. Recording courtesy of Musopen.

Oil & Water

Bob Mueller

The Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library is proud to present Oil & Water, an exhibition of the art of Bob Mueller. Relax and enjoy this display of original oil paintings and monotypes set to the 3rd Movement (Allegro) of Carl Maria von Weber’s Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano. This exhibit displayed in the library’s upstairs gallery April 2020 – September 2020.

Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano by Carl Maria von Weber, Opus 48, 3rd Movement (Allegro). Performed by William McColl, clarinet, and Joseph Levine, piano. Sourced from WikiMedia Commons.

A Solo Show of People & Places

Nancy Willot

North Fork Skies

Artists of the North Fork

Paintings & Pottery

Tom Lulevitch & Glenn McNab

Group Exhibit

Jurored by Jonathan Weiskopf of VSOP Projects

Monotypes & More

Mary Twomey


Photography by Chris Hamilton

Guild Painters at the Library

Old Town Arts & Guild


Linda Plotkin

A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork

Group show featuring Architectural Firms. Orchestrated by Barry Bergdoll.

North Fork Light, Group Exhibit

Jurored by Jonathan Wiskopf, VSOP Projects.

Robert Strimban

Light Painters

Group exhibition by North Fork photographers.

Cutting Edges

Donald Currie

Confessions of a Perennial Art Student

Saul Rosenstreich

Small Works

Group Show of Local Artists

Flora & Fauna

Scott McIntire


North Fork Artists

Capturing Fleeting Moments

Elizabeth Nehls

The North Fork Artists


Cathy Campbell


Carol Halliburton


Amy Worth

Farms & Barns

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