About Long Island Photo Gallery
Long Island Photo Gallery
‘A Community With Opportunity’
Long Island Photo Gallery began operations in 2007 as an online gallery displaying and selling local photographs of Long Island, New York. Created by Joanne Henig and Jessica Lempin; LongIslandPhotogallery.com was a way to display and sell their passion-based art prints. Once launched, the site grew in popularity, with other photographers seeking to also display and sell their art with us. From there began a much grander notion of helping fellow art photographers.
As the Long Island Photo Gallery site grew in popularity with art collectors and local photographers, the founders sought new ways to get art in front of new potential collectors. Our community of art photographers kept suggesting they open a physical gallery. And so they did!
In the summer of 2012, the brick-and-mortar Long Island Photo Gallery was created. Owners Jessica Lempin and Joanne Henig found a suitable location in Islip, New York on Main Street in the heart of the South Shore of Long Island.
During this time, Henig and Lempin, the founders of Long Island Photo Gallery expanded into developing exhibits and then to more structured juried-themed exhibits. But they didn’t stop there, they eventually started hosting photo classes, photo workshops, photography tours, critique nights, and much more.
Joanne Henig and Jessica Lempin
Back to basics for this company!
The Long Island Photo Gallery company started as a dot com business and looked like the focus was falling back into that mold. Henig and Lempin decided not to renew the lease on the Islip location and had much larger goals.
The Long Island Photo Gallery founders had visions of expanding the local online market experience.
Henig and Lempin were already investing in the website experience when the pandemic hit in 2020. They loved coaching and helping fellow art photographers enhance their skills and knowledge while building their online portfolios.
Since the start of Long Island Photo Gallery, Henig and Lempin have assisted photographers of all levels in displaying and selling their art online. With the pandemic in full swing, ‘why limit this to only Long Island? Our artists have traveled all around this world.’ With that thought, the name Photo Art Pavilion was born in October of 2021. Photo Art Pavilion is a custom-built online platform that was developed by Henig and Lempin and their talented Dev Team.
Henig and Lempin are even more devoted to helping art photographers of Long Island and beyond with their art business. When constructing the new website, the focus was also to provide a clean and easy way for art buyers and collectors to find and order art for their space. The new online art marketplace is an exquisite collaboration for both sides.
Since the gallery’s close in June of 2021, Henig and Lempin haven’t stopped seeking a way to hold their juried-themed exhibits. The Long Island Photo Gallery founders have partnered with venues across Long Island to preserve these incredible art shows. You can view the upcoming Open Calls and the On Display section to learn more about these local events.
This truly is a
“Community With Opportunity”