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Count Me In! Artist of the Day is... Anthony D'Avino

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About the Artist

Born in Brooklyn, Anthony D’Avino cultivated his life-long interest in Art at the State University of New York, at New Paltz, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Fine Art. He turned to education and became the head of the Art department at Burr Junior High School, in Commack, where he became an inspiration to his students as well as to the faculty. Mr. D’Avino has received a number of awards, naming him “Teacher of the year”, and was named in the publication “Outstanding Teachers of America”. Later he moved to head the Art Department at the Commack High School, and remained there until his retirement in 2004.

Since his retirement from teaching, Mr. D’Avino has been actively pursuing his fine arts career. His career and work were recently featured in a Newsday article, and his piece “The Walking Spaceman” won “Best in Show”, at the Babylon Citizens Council of the Arts competition, and was selected by Artists magazine for inclusion in their national yearly calendar.

Mr. D’Avino’s work is familiar to East Enders, with work displayed at the RVS Fine Art Gallery, the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, and Richard Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor. In 2016 Mr. D’Avino was one of four artists selected from 300 international entries for inclusion in the “Top Four Pick Show”, in the annual Hamptons Juried Art Show at the RJD Gallery. Mr. D’Avino’s work has appeared on the covers of Dan’s Papers, the Sag Harbor News, and the Hampton Independent.

In addition to his East End presence, Mr. D’Avino work was featured in The National magazine, American Art Collector, and has exhibited at the Museums in Stonybrook, The Art League of Long Island, the Islip Art Museum, Adelphi University, Nassau Community College, and the Ripe Art Gallery. He also created the poster for the New York Philharmonics concert, at Hecksher Park.

Described as a “Super Realist”, Mr. D’Avino’s style goes beyond representation and captures a charm and joy through color and composition. His recent work, based on his antique toy collection, evokes a nostalgia for growing up in 1950’s New York, the colorful toys, and weekend adventures of his childhood, roadside attractions like western themed “Dodge City”.

Another series of works were based on his experiences surfing on Long Island. A calendar titled “The Golden Age of Toys, was published. His work has embellished custom electric guitars, adding visual fire and flash to the instrument. Mr. D’Avino also created the back drop art work for the Los Angeles play “Riding the Midnight Express” for his lifelong surfing friend Billy Hayes.

Truly a Renaissance man, Mr. D’Avino is an accomplished musician and a sixth-degree black belt in Shorinjiryu Karatedo. When he is not painting, he can often be found surfing along the shore.

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bear painting by Anthony DAvino 

"The Bear", 18" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas Board by Anthony D'Avino

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The BIG Picture Virtual Gallery Talk

Enjoy the Virtual Gallery Talk with The BIG Picture Exhibition Juror Dr. Charles A. Riley II, Director of the Nassau County Museum of Art. Dr Riley discusses his selections and a brief historical perspective of large format works...

A Message from the Director

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Dear Art League Friends, Family, Members, Supporters and Volunteers,

The board and staff of the Art League hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. Truly, all of us are living in unprecedented times.

Art League Classes & Activities Canceled Until Further Notice

March 20, 2020: 

Governor Cuomo announced today that all non-essential businesses and organizations, such as the Art League of Long Island, be closed until further notice. 

If you are registered for a class affected by the closure, please be advised that you will receive class credit. Office staff will not be available to take phone calls, including phone-in registrations

Updates on when we will re-open will be posted on this website.

We miss you all and hope you stay well. In the meantime, those of you who can use this time to create art are encouraged to share what you have done on our Facebook page and tag our Instagram page! @artleagueli

The BIG Picture: Large Format Works Exhibition

The BIG Picture Exhibit is Back!

Exhibit on View in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery March 7 - April 24


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  Reception: Wednesday, March 11 / 6pm to 8pm

Gallery Talk with Exhibition Juror: Thursday, April 2 / 7pm to 8pm

Juror: Charles A. Riley II, Ph.D, Director of Nassau County Museum of Art

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Summer Pre-College Portfolio Program

Summer 2020 Pre-College Portfolio Development
Studio Intensive For Teens ages 15-19


FOUR WEEKS: JULY 6th through July 31st, 2020
MONDAY through FRIDAY / 9:30am - 2:30pm

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Teens who are serious about pursuing art in college need a comprehensive portfolio. This program will guide teens in developing a well-rounded portfolio for applying to competitive art programs. 

Learn from professionals in the fields of art and design! Elevate your work and develop your portfolio for college!

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