||About Long Point Studio, publishers of the Provincetown Art Guide
Named after Long Point Lighthouse, for hundreds of years a beacon to sailors and a muse to artists living on the outermost edge of Cape Cod, our studio was established to showcase the talents of the many artists in Provincetown, Mass., the oldest continuous art colony in America.
We create art-related publications such as artist monographs, gallery brochures, the annual Provincetown Art Guide with fine dining, provide design and editorial services to artists and galleries, and offer elegant and artful gifts like calendars and note cards celebrating Provincetown, Cape Cod and the many talented artists living here today.
We are an artist-run company, serving artists and arts businesses. Our goal is to create work of exceptional quality, creativity, innovation and vision.
Long Point is not just a company but also a place and a state of mind.
A washashore who fell madly in love with Provincetown
and never looked back, Patricia worked in several capacities
within the Provincetown arts community for eight years.
In 2003, she founded Long Point Studio to meet a perceived
need for quality editorial and design services for artists
and their representatives at affordable rates. Prior to
moving to Provincetown, she hustled in broadcast television
for 14 years as a producer, director and writer for PBS,
CBS, ABC, and International television. She got some Emmy
nominations (and migraines) along the way. She is a published freelance writer who has worked as a publicity assistant at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, an editor at Gralla Publications in New York City and an arts editor and photographer for LIP (Life in Provincetown) Magazine.
Patricia served as editor and design consultant
for the 2002-2003 Provincetown Pocket Book (which featured
a unique 60-page literary supplement entitled
Is Paradise Lost?), and created and designed (with her
Long Point Studio design partner, Marisa Chrystene)
the first full-color Provincetown Gallery Guide in 2003.
In 2004, she launched Provincetown Art Guide with fine
dining and the web site www.provincetownartguide.com,
an annual comprehensive index to the many, varied resources
within Provincetown's historic arts community.
currently serves as the publisher, art director and editor on the Art Guide and all related print projects produced by Long Point Studio. She is also an independent filmmaker and artist, whose paintings and etchings have been
represented in several juried shows at the Provincetown
Art Association and Museum.
||ORIGINAL(2004) DESIGN by Marisa McMurtrie of Accent Design & Print Services
As the co-founder of Art Guide, Marisa was been the its senior graphic
designer and head production manager from its inception. Utilizing her
years of experience in the design, print, and publishing industries, she was
responsible for the advertising design and book design, as well as the
production and print management for the first years of the Art Guide.
||ORIGINAL (2004) CODING by Ben Frey
Ben has worked in the Information Technology field for
many years, contributing to and leading projects of a wide
variety and scope. A self-taught, self-styled 'computer
geek' and technology enthusiast, his experience ranges
from designing and building personal computers to maintaining
large proprietary UNIX systems, to database administration
and web based application design and development, desktop
application programming, network security implementation,
and even working with PBX telephone systems. Adopting
the 'Jack-of-all-trades, master of none' philosophy early
in his technology career, Ben has used his acquired skills
to start two independent Information Technology ventures,
as well as performing consulting services for several
national and international corporations. His bio, like
his life, is a work in progress.
Maintenance and updating in 2005-2008 & 2010-14 by cyberneutrino