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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.



Donna Seaman, daughter of our founder Elayne Seaman, invites you to a celebration of the life of her parents, Hal and Elayne.

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Art Effect at The Trolley Barn

                             489 Main St. Poughkeepsie, New York 12601


A tribute will begin at 2:00. Everyone is welcome to speak.ElayneSeamanAnQuilt.tif

Parking is available on the street and in the parking lot.

Light refreshments will be served.


Elayne and Hal Seaman were beloved and admired by family, friends, and colleagues for their deep love of life, generosity, humor, creativity, brilliance, and commitment to making life better for all. Born in 1929, they married in 1949 and left this realm together on April 9, 2022, the night before their 73rd wedding anniversary.

My parents—my mother an artist, my father an engineer and both were community activists—loved to bring people together, so my hope is that we can share our memories and pay tribute to Elayne and Hal in the spirit of the parties and gatherings they so enjoyed.

Please RSVP here:

If you’d like to speak, please let me know, though spontaneity is welcome, too.

I look forward to seeing you.


Donna Seaman 
Artwork: Anemone Quilt, by Elayne Seaman



 Artist of the Month - Cynthia Dill



Cindy Dill our September LongReach Artist!

As a lover of landscape and portraiture, my painting process is a kind of mining for essential character and connections with the subject. Whether it’s the face of the land, people or historic architecture, I try to orchestrate a moving painted response to my lived and remembered experience.

I’ve worked and exhibited in the Hudson Valley since 1978 with some years living in the south and permanently relocating here again just recently.

Represented by Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck NY.









     Remembering Elayne Seaman    

Sad news.  We lost our remarkable founder, Elayne Seaman on Saturday, April 9, along with her husband of 73 years, Hal.  Summergroup, now LongReach Arts, which grew out of Elayne’s Seaman Studio Gallery. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year with a current exhibit at Palmer Galler, Vassar College.

This photo, from 2011, is at the Pepper-Cooper’s 50th anniversary party, attended by many co-op members. Happy memories!

Front Row from left: Elayne Seaman, Elisa Pritzker, Stacie Flint, Carol Loizides
Second Row from left: Robert Hastings, Staats Fasoldt, Susan Fowler-Gallagher