Survey: LICArtists Inc.

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Artist Group / Collective
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
LIC Artists, Inc. was founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1989 with a mission to: Increase the visibility of professional visual artists working in the Long Island City area* Expand the range of opportunities available for area artists Develop a sense of community and camaraderie among area artists Create and promote public art events and projects for the cultural enrichment of the Queens community. In the years to come, LIC Artists will continue promoting area artists and providing the public with experiences that highlight the dynamic role the arts play in enriching community life. * Includes Astoria, Long Island City, Hunters Point and Sunnyside
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Founded in 1986 by a small group of professional visual artists, LIC Artists (LICA) was initially established to showcase its members through Open Studios Exhibitions. Thanks to the leadership of painter, Margret Dreikausen and the hard work and expertise of its early members, LICA began to grow in size and scope, becoming incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1989. Throughout its twenty-year history, LICA has strived to offer its artists a wide range of benefits and opportunities. They include: Annual Open Studios Events Exhibitions throughout Queens and in selected borough locations Artists’ images E-mail news updates Seminars about issues that are of vital interest to artists and the public. In addition, LICA has created projects and produced events designed to strengthen the cultural life of the community. For example, in keeping with the organization’s goal of educating the public about the visual arts, LICA co-sponsored* a series of seminars and panel discussions at the Silvercup Studios on such informative topics as “New Media in Art: Digital Photography, Computer Graphics, and Polaroid Photographs.” LIC Artists marked its 20th anniversary in 2006 with a series of celebratory events and exhibitions. Our members are proud to embark on another decade of delivering fine art and creative vision to the community. *With The Queens Council on the Arts
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Current Exhibitions Change March 7-April 26, 2009 Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Boulevard Opening reception: March 7, 2pm Gallery hours: Sat-Sun, noon-5pm Change-invite.pdf Past 11101 Exhibitions and Open Studios for 2008 Celebrate! Members Exhibition and Holiday Celebration December 5, 2008-January 30, 2009 5-46 50th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 Gallery hours: Wed-Fri, 2-7pm; Sat-Sun, 2-5pm E-vite.pdf (includes map) Art-O-Mat October 17-November 30, 2008 46-46 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101 Gallery hours: Fri-Sat, 12-7pm; Sun 12-5pm; occasional Thursdays and by appointment. E-vite.pdf Citigroup Court Square Atrium April 1-June 30, 2008 Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm View showcases Juvenal Reis Studios Experimental Space May 17-18, 2008 Sat-Sun, noon-5pm Artist/title list pdf (for artists’ contact info click on the OS-11101_artists.pdf above) Check out Leonora Retsas’ mini-video clips on YouTube for May 17 and May 18. View photos of show by Adele Shtern: north wall, northeast corner, southeast wall, south wall, southwest corner, west wall. La Vuelta Bistro May 17 - mid-June, 2008 Open Studios, May 17-18, 2008 Saturday & Sunday, noon-5pm Juvenal Reis Studios, 43-01 22nd Street, LIC Diego Salazar Studios, 43-32 22nd Street, LIC RealArt, 10-20 45th Road, LIC Mittman/I.S.1, 10-27 46th Avenue, LIC Bliss Street Studio Gallery, 39-78 46th St, Sunnyside E-vite.pdf Open Studios/11101 Exhibitions (includes list of studios and map) OS-11101_artists.pdf Artists participating in Open Studios/11101 Exhibitions View photo essay of Open Studios by Patricia Dorfman at -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Past Exhibitions (1986-2007) 2007 QCC Art Gallery, Queensborough Community College Bayside Long Island City Artists Open Studios 2006 Long Island City Artists 20th Anniversary Open Studios QCC Art Gallery, Queensborough Community College Bayside Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, Jamaica, NY P.S. 1, Long Island City Citibank, Court Square, Long Island City 2005 Long Island City Artists Open Studios Citibank, Court Square, Long Island City 2004 Long Island City Artists Open Studios Long Island City Arts Weekend LIC Artists, Members Exhibition, Queens Theatre in the Park 2003 LIC Artists, Inc., Open Studios Citibank, Court Square, Long Island City 2002 LIC Artists Open studios at LIC Artlofts and other art studios in LIC, NY Citibank, Court Square, Long Island City 2001 During ArtFrenzy 2001: LIC Artists Open studios Citybank, Court Square, Long Island City 2000 LIC Artlofts, Small Works Holiday Exhibition, Long Island City, NY 1999 Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, Jamaica, NY 1998 Henry DeFord II Gallery, from our side of the river, Court Square, LIC, NY Citicorp Community Showcases, Court Square, LIC, NY 1997 LIC Artlofts, Small Works Holiday exhibition & Open Studios Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Holiday exhibition 1996 Henry De Ford II Gallery, East Bank Artists, Court Square, LIC, NY Citicorp Community Showcases, Court Square, LIC, NY 1995 Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, Jamaica, NY, LIC Artists LIC Artlofts, Tenth Annual Open Studios 1994 Citicorp Community Showcases, Small Works, in conjunction with LIC Artists Ninth Annual Open Studios 1993 Le Triophe Gallery, LIC, NY LIC Artlofts, Eighth Annual Open Studios 1992 Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center Citicorp Community Showcases, Court Square, LIC, NY 1991 Citicorp Community Showcases, 3 x 6 Artists, Court Square, LIC, NY Quinn Gallery, LIC, NY 1989 Flushing Arts Council, Selected Long Island City Artists 1988 Third Long Island City Open Studios 1987 Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Bayside, NY LaGuardia Community College, LIC, NY 1986 LIC Artlofts, LIC, NY, First Anniversary Exhibition LIC Artlofts, LIC, NY, Inaugural Exhibition
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
chris vilardi
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
marilee cooper
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
carol crawford
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
karen fitzgerald
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Drain on Existing Staff Time
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
8a. Location: 
greater queens historical society
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
by request
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Board Minutes
Exhibition or Production Files
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Artwork. Please describe below.
member catalogs
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Commercially Published Materials
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other Printed Publications
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
11 - 20
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
1 - 10
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Not Applicable
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
No or minimal climate controls [i.e. in an attic, basement, unheated / uncooled storage area, etc.]
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
continue archiving
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
continue archiving
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$2,001 - $3,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$10,001 - $15,000
Part 23.
23e. Not Applicable: 
Not Applicable
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
LICArtists Inc.
Who executed this survey.: 
LICAritsts Inc
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: