Embracing the goal to enhance and support the rich artistic talent on Long Island, LIM has created a special membership opportunity for visual artists, LIMarts: a collaborative arts group.  Designed for artists dedicated to creating a new forum within our cultural community, LIMarts offers space for the exhibition and sale of artwork, varied programming events, lectures and opportunities for social gathering with other artists and the public.  For information about becoming an LIMarts members, e-mail Alexandria D’Auria.

Artist of the Month: Joan Rockwell

The Long Island Museum and LIMarts are pleased to announce the March 2023 Artist of the Month, Joan Rockwell.

The Long Island Museum and LIMarts are pleased to announce the March 2023 Artist of the Month is Joan Rockwell.  

“Having been involved in art since childhood and wanting to be an artist, it was necessary to wait until life allowed me the opportunity to study more seriously.  Now there is more time to paint. My favored mediums are oil, pastel, and charcoal.  I enjoy gardening and floral design as well. 

As a child I moved around quite a bit, spending a good part of my childhood in Hawaii. The colors of the islands have always been an inspiration for me no matter what subject I’m painting, or where I am.  I always try to make my subject come alive.

In recent years I’ve had the opportunity to study under many talented and respected artists. Kevin McEvoy, Christian White, Doug Reina, William Graf and Jane McGraw Teubner have all been significant mentors for me.

My local exposure and work at the Atelier at Flowerfield brought workshops with Ben Fenske, Mark Delessio, Ramiro, and in the beginning, Joe Reboli.”

Joan has shown at several venues and has memberships in many art groups including: LIM Artists group, Atelier at Flowerfield, Art League of Long Island, Huntington Arts Council, Setauket Artists, Gallery North , Smithtown Township Arts Council, Bayport – Bluepoint Library as a Guest Artist and formerly, Catharine Lorillard Art Group

Visit the LIM History Museum & Visitors Center through the month of March to see select pieces of Joan’s work on view.

Still Life

Still Life

Oil on linen

20” x 25”




Oil on linen

25” x 20”



Two New Exhibitions Open to Members Of LIMarts Only


The Long Island Museum and LIMarts are pleased to present the 9th annual members’ exhibition, Everything Is Possible.

Members are invited to submit artwork created within the last two years. The world feels like it was turned upside down in 2020 but it has also shown us that we are resilient and that Everything Is Possible. Let’s look ahead with hope to the future while reflecting back on what the last 2 years have taught us.

November 17 – December 18, 2022
Long Island Museum – History Museum – Main Gallery




The Long Island Museum and LIMarts are pleased to announce a fundraising postcard show to help support museum programming.

Wish You Were Here is open to LIMarts members and will be on view in conjunction with the 9th Annual LIMarts Members Exhibition, Everything Is Possible.

November 17 – December 18, 2022
Long Island Museum – Cowles Gallery


                               To participate email:adauria@longislandmuseum.org