Who We Are

Thank you for a great 2016!

Mission & Vision

To promote the arts and sciences on Long Beach Island and in the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating, and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages.

History

Founded in 1948 by Boris Blai, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is an outstanding community cultural facility. Dr. Blai, a student of sculptor Auguste Rodin and founding dean of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, envisioned a facility that would foster individuals and their talents. The LBIF has continued this vision by offering thousands of classes, workshops, exhibitions, and educational programs to the community. Since its first season, the LBIF has committed itself to the enhancement of the creative arts and the physical sciences, and though it began as a seasonal operation, the LBIF has grown into a year-round organization providing a place for learning, free expression, and the exchange of ideas and understanding. The LBIF invites all visitors and residents to participate in the many programs and activities offered in its 67th year on LBI!

LEARN ABOUT THE LBIF HISTORY

THE LONG BEACH ISLAND FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS & SCIENCES: A HISTORY 1947 – 2014

BY JULIE BERKOWITZ

Long-time LBIF member and former board member Julie S. Berkowitz, has captured the long and interesting history of the LBIF in a new book,The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences: A History: 1947-2014. This book is 180 pages long, and contains over 160 photographs and newspaper clippings from that period. The history begins with the Foundation’s establishment in the 1940s, then continues decade by decade up to the 2000’s, ending in 2014.

The launch of this book coincided with the art exhibition opening reception on Saturday, June 25, 2016 of “Then & Now”, an exhibit that tracked the history of the evolution of styles, mediums, and interests of faculty who continue to bring artistic excellence to LBIF, both past and current. 

The book is now available online for purchase.

PURCHASE YOUR LBIF BOOK HERE

Out & about with LBIF

Check out this WBNJ Radio interview with Board Member & Science Committee Member, Rick Bushnell, on what’s happening around LBIF – Summer 2017!

Listen Here


Staff

 

Kerith Creo
INTERIM Director of Programs & Administration
kcreo@lbifoundation.org
609.494.1241 x 106

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Lydia Owens
Marketing, Special Events & Membership Coordinator
lowens@lbifoundation.org
609.494.1241 x 103

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Alison Bozoski
Programming & Summer Camp Coordinator
abozoski@lbifoundation.org

james

James Stanch
Facilities Manager
jstanch@lbifoundation.org

 

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Tim Paich
Facilities Assistant

 

jeff

Jeff Ruemeli
Ceramics Studio Manager
jruemeli@lbifoundation.org

 

Board Members

DeBorah Brill
President

Todd Strine
President Elect

Daniella Kerner
Secretary

Tom Bershad
Treasurer

Rick Bushnell
Past President

Sue Wortmann
Member

Jean Paich
Member

Jay Madden
Member

Joan Galiardo
Member

Brian Paich
Member

Joe Cornell
Member

Kevin Covert
Member

Carole Goldman
Member

Sandi Kosinski
Member

Carol Nussbaum
Member

John Shields
Alternate

Patti McKinney
Alternate

Sal Salibello
Alternate

Tracey Cameron
Alternate

Dick Thatcher
Alternate

 

Where You Can Find Us

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach Township,
NJ 08008 United States

Phone: 609. 494.1241 / Fax 609.494.0662

Contact us today!
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