An Inspirational Message to Welcome the New Year

Andrea Manning photoFrom the Program Coordinator

What is inspiration?

At the intersection of deep-rooted passion and motivation, inspiration is the impetus for art across all genres and mediums. We find it in the light filtering through leaves, our children, a color, in the words of our favorite writer, in love. It can be elusive, an ebb and flow of energy, powerful but ephemeral. Here one minute and gone the next. How do we harness it? How do we find it when it’s gone?

59th Long Island Artists Exhibition

59th Long Island Artists Exhibition

January 12 - February 10, 2019 

Reception: January 13, 2019, 1pm to 3pm
Gallery Talk with Tim Newton: Thursday January 17, 7pm to 8:30pm
Juror: Tim Newton, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Award of Excellence Winners clockwise from top left:  Nicholas Alberti,"Ironing out the Details", acrylic painting; Daniel van Benthuysen, "The House Down the Street", oil painting; Alisa Shea, "Jazz is Jazz", watercolor; Paul Mele, "Home Sweet Home", photograph
Tim Newton has selected 60 works out of 721 submissions by artists from Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens. The works selected for display in the gallery encompass a variety of artistic mediums and styles of art created by established and emerging artists.
Congratulations to the following award winners
Awards of Excellence
Nicholas Alberti, “Ironing Out the Details”, Acrylic Painting
Daniel van Benthuysen, “The House Down the Street”, Oil Painting
Paul Mele, “Home Sweet Home”, Photograph
Alisa Shea, “Jazz is Jazz”, Watercolor

Honorable Mentions
Jeffrey Hollman, “Jacob Wrestles the Angel”, Wood Sculpture
Joseph Peragallo, “The Apprentice Baker, After Vermeer:, Photograph
Mac Titmus, “To Dream a New Dream”, Photograph
Marcel Toussaint, “Haitian Slave Revolt Ceremony”, Oil Painting


View list of Artists Selected to Participate in the Exhibition

LI-Artists-Exhibition-2019-Selected-Artists.pdf49.11 KB

Win a Watercolor by Jan Guarino

Jan Guarino Raffle Watercolor

Accomplished water-colorist and Art League instructor Jan Guarino has generously donated a framed, 18 x 22 watercolor painting titled “Bucket List” for our newest raffle contest.

Jan’s work has a freshness and immediacy that lends a heightened sense of importance to the most everyday objects. The humble apple, tomato or bumblebee is suddenly worthy of careful notice because of their unexpected depiction: a colorful interpretation, not a literal translation. These are affirmative images: Jan’s unusual color palette draws viewers in and leaves them feeling a sense of joy and inspiration.