Message from the President

Greetings NCANY Family,


It has been a while since we have touched base.  Giving the year we’ve had, I am grateful that I am able to communicate with you today.  First, I want to give my sincere condolences to those who have experienced loss. I am also sending healing prayer energy to those dealing with challenging health issues - either their own or that of a loved one.


Thank you to all who have continued to reach out to me with your support, as I worked through my own challenges.  A very special “thank you” to our youth members, under the leadership of our Youth Advisory Chairperson, Jasmine Morris; and mentorship from Baba Odemola Olugebefola; to our Media Manager, Udeaku Chikezie; to master musician Rachiim Sahu-Asuar; to L. A. Sweets Bakery - whom all worked together, to make our September Live/Virtual Fundraiser Concert a success. 

Welcome to all new members.  We were not sure of how we were going to move forward, however, because of their trust in us they joined us anyway.

The Executive Team is working hard to bring us back on board. I invite you to join us for the membership meeting on zoom, Thursday, December 17th at 7 pm. Make sure to read the newsletter for details.


I wish everyone a pleasant holiday and a safe, productive, healthy 2021.

Peace, Love and Richest Blessings,

Khuumba Ama, President

Greetings Artists, Friends, Community and Supporters,

Thank you for receiving, reading and responding to this communication on behalf of The Family of Gerald Jones, a Fine Artist of immense talent in the creative art world of painting. The Jones Family expresses in subdued sadness in announcing the earthly Spiritual transitioning of the Beloved family member and artist Gerald Jones.


For many years in Harlem, we all have had the experience exhibiting, Artists Gallery talks, painting sessions, social mixed and worked with Gerald Jones in the Art Gallery, Fulton Fair Arts in Brooklyn, Dorsey Gallery and in Mount Vernon. We remember Jones having the unique perspective for extemporaneous conversations either on panel, explaining an art brush painting technique(s), subject matter and generously telling his story of his personal journey at an artist and a Veteran of the Wounded  Warrior Project. 


Nevertheless, Jones was passionately involved in paintings after paintings after painting and supporting artist exhibitions in the Art Gallery. Forever expanding his thirst for art creating beyond the two-dimensional canvas to sculptural relief on canvas while studying at Leman College in the Bronx 


An afternoon memorial service is to occur on 5 September 2020, at 2:00 pm with family, friends, artists in Laurelton, Queens, New York.