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At the Art League of Long Island
April 25 & 26 – 9am to 4pm


A very successful professional development training program developed by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and employed by various institutions throughout the country, is coming to Long Island. Working with NYFA, the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs has selected the Art League of Long Island to offer this exciting program at our center in Dix Hills on April 25 & 26.

NYFA’s ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR BOOT CAMP provides artists with a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional and business side of their creative practice. Curriculum emphasizes goal setting and creating a business plan, budgets and financial management, strengthening grant or project applications, improving writing and presentation skills and ways of identifying career opportunities.

Participating artists will receive certification upon completion of the program in the following areas:
Business Plan
Copyrights & Contracts
Setting Goals
Personal & Business Finance
Grant Writing and Fundraising Tools

Scheduled Speakers: Felicity Hogan: Senior Program Officer NYFA Learning,
Peter Cobb: Program Officer NYFA Learning, & Carol Steinberg, Esq., Bailie Slevin, Founder & President of Entertaining Finance

$55 per person

Register early, space is limited

Contact us at (631) 462-5400 x222 or register online here

This program is made possible through a partial grant provided by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs

View Program Schedule 

For more details about the program download NYFA promotional flyer here

Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Arts League Schedule for Participants.pdf376.83 KB

Exhibiting in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery

Art League of Long Island's
57th Long Island Artists Exhibition
April 6 - May 7, 2015

Reception: Sunday April 12, 3pm to 5pm

LIA 2015 award of excellence collage 

clockwise upper left: “Gotham Today”, oil by William Dodge; “American Moments”, digital photograph by Greg Dorata; “Solitude”, digital photograph by Kara Reyes; “For Your Eyes Only”, multimedia by Eileen Zegarek

The Art League of Long Island showcases the remarkable talent of the region’s visual artists in its popular competition on view at the League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery through May 7.
Exhibition juror Andrea Wells, Director of Tibor de Nagy Gallery in NYC singled out eight works of art for special recognition among the 60 artists she selected to participate in the exhibit. Ms. Wells originally screened 706 entries to make her final selections.

Congratulations to the following award winners and to the artists selected for inclusion in the exhibit.

Coming Soon to the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery

Side by Side: Works on Paper and Canvas

Rosemary Furia Three Parts of One Joan Klutch Simplicity 9 mix media on Yupo Paper Triptych
May 16 - June 7
Opening Reception, Sunday, May 17, 4-6PM

Friday TRY-days: An invitation to Experiment

April 23, 2015

Friday TRY-days: An invitation to Experiment.

Art/Write by Peter Pitzele 

from the Greek peiran: to try; also from the same source, our word peril. With the prefix ex-: to try out, to test, to experience.

Though artists like to think of themselves as adventuresome, the truth is that many of us find our niche, our style, our medium, and we stick to it. The mastery we seek comes from practice, and practice in art is a process of refinement and repetition. There is a conservative pull for the artist, one that commerce only exaggerates: Sell a piece and the market wants more of the same.

Experiment, as the word tells us in its etymology, carries some sense of peril. If we are honest, the opportunity to step out of the box is a little anxiety-producing though we might not be able to say quite why. Yet without such ventures perhaps we are in danger not just of repeating ourselves but of losing something of the original excitement of discovery that inspired us to dare the artist’s calling. Which brings me to The Art League’s invitation to face down anxiety and face up to the chance to try something different: Friday TRY-days.

Jan Guarino Outside a Scottish-Church

To get closer to what this experience of experiment might mean for Art Leaguers, I asked some of the teachers in this program about their own experiences with going outside their comfort zones and their chosen media. Here is what they had to say:

Jan Guarino talks of a painting trip to Scotland and her first experience of plein air. “So different from my studio,” she said. “I stepped into an arena that really stretched me. My observation sharpened; my timing got keener because changing light was a huge factor. The necessity to determine what to get down first was amplified.”

Bill Van Gilder Comes to the Art League May 2 & 3

Ceramics Demonstration

Bill van Gilder
The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools, & Techniques

Bill van Gilder collage

May 2 & May 3, 2015
9:30am to 4:00pm 

Renowned potter Bill van Gilder's highly regarded workshop has been conducted
throughout the US and is now coming to Long Island!

Summer Art Adventure 2015

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Six Weeks of Creativity for ages 5-17! 

Register online at

or call (631) 462-5400 x222