Thank you for considering LaMantia Gallery for your Fine Art Collection. There are many quality galleries in the New York Metropolitan Area, but every year we've had more and more of you visiting our gallery and liking what you've discovered. Below are the bio's of the co-owners of the gallery. On page two you will see the gallery's hours and directions.
James LaMantia’s career in the fine art world started as a young man as he was inspired by his family which was made up of artists and musicians. James graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BFA in painting. While exhibiting his work in both New York and Long Island, he was the Gallery Director for the Amber Palette which was located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan for 5 years.
At the age of 26 he decided to open LaMantia Gallery in Northport where he has been for the past 25 years. Over the years he has been invited to sit on panel discussions at numerous art conventions around the country. He has had articles published, has been quoted in several trade magazines and was proud when the gallery was voted “The #1 Gallery in the Nation for Retail Excellence” by Décor Magazine in 2005.
While successful in business, James also is involved in many community projects and is most proud of being the President of the Northport Rotary Club and on the Board of Directors for Suffolk County's Gift of Life Program.
Robert Bluver co-owner of LaMantia Gallery has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. After obtaining a degree in Business, and a minor in Art History. Bluver held progressively higher positions in the corporate arena, culminating in a Director of Sales position for one of the largest manufacturers of picture frames and framed artwork. With the entrepreneurial bug, Bluver left corporate life to successfully co-own the gallery.
With a unique mix of business and art, Bluver has been sought out to teach and speak about the business of art and framing. In addition, he has been interviewed many times by both print and visual media.
As a member of the local Northport/East Northport Kiwanis club, Robert devotes his personal time to help raise money for various charitable endeavors.
127 Main Street
Northport, New York 11768
631.754.8414 or 866.638.1800 (out of New York State)
Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm
From the West: Long Island Expressway to Exit 51, Route 231 North (Deer Park Ave.) Turn left on Route 231 - just after the underpass to the Northern State Parkway, bear right and follow remainder of Northern State Directions. Northern State Parkway to Exit 42; Route 231 North, bear right and merge onto Jericho Tpke. Make first left onto Elwood Rd. Follow Elwood to Main Street in the Village of Northport. Turn left on Main Street and the Gallery will be on your right, number 127.
Route 25A (Northern Blvd.): Travel east to Northport, and make a left onto Woodbine Ave. Follow to Main Street, turn right at blinking light, the Gallery will be on your left.
From the East: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 53, Sagtikos State Pkwy. Head north to last exit, SM5, 25A West. Travel through Fort Salonga. Cross the intersection of Vernon Valley Rd. and Waterside Rd., make a diagonal right onto Main Street. Follow into town, the Gallery will be on your right.