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Gary Bates

Gary Bates is an artist, art educator, and former arts administrator. He is a past President of the New York State Art Teachers Association and was awarded the New York State Art Educator of the Year for his work in education. Bates has also served as President of The University Council for Art Education at Columbia University, Executive Director of the Art League of Long Island and as Director of Art for the Lawrence Public Schools in Long Island, NY. He has been recognized in the art field on state and local levels as well as nationally for his contributions to the field by the National Art Education Association. As an artist, his work has been shown in eleven states and Mexico. His latest paintings were recently shown alongside Suzanne Bates’ work in a husband-and-wife show in Pittsburgh, PA.

Since retiring and relocating to the Pittsburgh area several years ago, Bates has been an active Osher board member and study leader. He has served on various committees, including Curriculum, Nominating, Chairman of the Lecture Committee; and is the creator and chairman of Osher's special interest group, Patron of the Arts.


Selected Exhibitions

Work shown at the following institutions

● Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
● Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA
● Art League of Long Island, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Dix Hills, NY
● College of New Rochelle, Chidwick Hall, New Rochelle, NY
● Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Dobbs Ferry, NY
● Danbury Public Library, Danbury, CT
● Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford, NY
● Cassandra Art Gallery, White Plains, NY
● Saint Mark's School, Southborough, MA
● Salem College Fine Arts Center, Governor's School of North            Carolina, Winston-Salem, NC
● C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY
● The Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
● Pleides Gallery, New York, NY
● Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
● LIU/C.W. Post, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY
● Fordham University Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
● University Council of Art Educators Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
● The Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
● The Christina Mazzitelli Memorial Art Gallery, Cedarhurst, NY
● AFA Open, Scranton, PA - Juror's Award
● 494 Gallery Broadway, New York, NY
● Everhart Gallery, Basking Ridge, NJ
● The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
● Lumen Winter Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
● GALERIA UNO, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
● The Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
● Cassandra Art Gallery, White Plains, NY
● The Bedyk Gallery, Kansas City, MO
● The Northview Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
● Dulin Art Gallery, Knoxville, TN
● Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
● The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
● Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
● Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY
● Town of Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee, NY
● Four-State Art Competition, Sioux City, lA
● C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY
● University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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