Gallery North announces our campaign to build the

Terence Netter Creative Center

Gallery North is excited to announce its plans for the Terence Netter Creative Center, an all-new building on its campus which will add a second, larger project space for exhibitions, as well as a new café and an outdoor performance space. It will provide artists with more opportunities to explore new creative possibilities and enhance Gallery North as a cultural meeting point where people can come together to enjoy art, exchange diverse ideas, and contribute to our

The Terence Netter Creative Center will add an expansive exhibition/project space to Gallery North’s campus, fulfilling an increasing need for space among emerging young artists in our local community and at Stony Brook University. The project space will increase our ability to give voice to the area’s diverse communities, and also allow Gallery North to host large school groups, expanding our outreach capabilities to underserved communities in the area.

The Terence Netter Creative Center will also feature a welcoming new café that will serve as a daily destination and invite community members to engage in Gallery North’s diverse programming.

Adjacent to the café, there will be a community art library, housing a significant collection of art books available to the public for learning, as well as information about Terence Netter, his life and his art. Out back, the new facility will also include an outdoor performance area for live music, films, and art performances, with plentiful outdoor seating on a naturally sloped, grassy hill. 

The Terence Netter Creative Center will expand Gallery North’s campus and deepen its impact. It will be a space where community meets creativity, and will ensure that a new generation of artists has the resources it needs to, in Terence Netter’s words, “create their own vision of art.”

About Terence Netter

Terence Netter was an artist, teacher, philosopher, President of Gallery North, and a long-time resident of Setauket. He was also a visionary and a champion of the arts throughout his life, serving as the founding Director of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, and playing a central role in the creation of the Pollock-Krasner Study Center. Through his advocacy and leadership, Terence Netter not only inspired Gallery North to explore its role within the community but also challenged us to seek opportunities for growth.

How YOU Can Help

In 2022, Gallery North began a $4 million capital campaign to build the new Terence Netter Creative Center on its campus, directly south of the Studio, at 82 North Country Road in Setauket (current location of the Creative Annex).

Due to prudent planning and early leadership support, Gallery North raised $1.75 million in capital support and was recently awarded $500,000 in grant funding from New York State and Suffolk County. We now seek $1.75 million in community support for the construction and opening of our new facility. Our success relies on contributions from individuals like YOU.

YOU CAN HELP make this new facility a reality!

If you are interested in contributing or making a pledge to our future campus please click below.

For additional information or assistance, contact Erin Smith, Director of Development, at (631) 703-2959 or email