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Rodee Hansen was selected in a juried Art Exhibition - "I See Me!" at the Huntington Arts Council Petite Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 - phone 631-271-8423
Show runs April 10 - April 27 - 2015 Hours Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm and Sat noon - 4 pm. Opening reception Friday, April 10, 6 pm - 9 pm. Juried by Lynn Rozzi, Director, Firehouse Plaza Gallery


Eileen Palme
r is  honored to be included in an exhibition titled "Print Up Ladies" at the Islip Museum.
April 19 – June 1, 2015
Reception: May 3, 2015
Print Up Ladies featuring Lee Bontecou, Cecily Brown, Amy Cutler, Helen Frankenthaler, Orly Genger, Sheila Goloborotko, Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, Nicole Marandola, Jessica McAvoy, Elizabeth Murray, Eileen Palmer, Lisa Petker-Mintz, Minna Resnick, Swoon, Lisa Yuskavage

Print Up Ladies is a survey of contemporary works created by female artists exploring various printmaking techniques both traditional and non-traditional.

Works explore various themes including gender, the body, identity, politics, fantasy and the environment, often with playfulness and humor. Various printmaking forms are used and include traditional woodcut, screen- printing, and layered mono-prints.

Eileen would love to see her ALLI friends at the reception. "

In connection with her Masters thesis for Harvard, member Eileen Palmer is facilitating a program at the Long a Island Carriage Museum in Stony Brook. The pilot program is geared for people with memory loss and their care partners and family. It will include a tour of the museum, live music, and light refreshments.
The program is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Please contact Eileen at eipalme@aol.com or 631 241-6294 if you would like to attend.


Gia Schifano
recieved honorable mention in the Art Guild show "Home on the Range" for her painting "The Little Bridge". Show runs through April 26th. In addition, Gia's painting "Paper Tiger" was accepted to the NAL 85th Annual Juried Open Exhibition show which runs the month of May. Her piece "Red Boat Reflection" will be at Guild Hall in East Hampton for the Members Showcase which will run May 7th through June 6th.

Anahi DeCanio** and Barbara Bilotta are part of the group exhibition titled "Art Groove" showing at Ashwagh Hall in East Hampton April 11 & 12th. Opening reception April 11th 6-11pm.

From Marlene Bezich: I am very happy to announce that my Oil painting "Undercover Artist #1" was given an "AWARD OF EXCELLANCE" in the "I See Me" juried exhibition hosted by the Huntington Arts Council 213 Main Street, Huntington NY. The opening reception will take place on Friday, April 10th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will remain open for viewing until April 27th. I thank the juror Lynn Rozzi, Director, Firehouse Plaza Gallery, Nassau Community College for recognizing my work in this wonderful exhibition. I have attached a picture of the painting below. I look forward to viewing all the talented artists creations and hope some of you can be there for the reception!!!!!!!!!

Andrea M. Gordon is participating in the East Hampton Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game and they are having and Art Exhibit and Online Auction March 6th—29th 2015. Works by the participating artists are on display at:
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery
2418 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, New York
Gallery Donated by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
“Spring Training” 2015 will showcase representational and abstract art inspired by the game.

Art will be displayed on Paddle8.com March 6-29 with a special “Buy it Now” option.

ALLI member and glass instructor, Julianna Kirk*, is curating “Ancient Art Form: Contemporary Adaptions In Glass" for some members of the glass media group of the Long Island Craft Guild. This show is a 2 year undertaking. Julianna is excited about this ongoing process and the experience is enriching her knowledge of what it takes to coordinate and execute a gallery show of this caliber. Please come and help her celebrate the culmination of the tasks of the past 2 years at the reception on Sunday, April 12.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Seaford Public Library during the month of April. 2015. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Smithtown Library (Smithtown Main Building Branch) during the month of May, 2015. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

Anahi DeCanio** was invited to participate in a group show at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at Brown University in an exhibit titled "Views from the Edge: Women, Gender and Politics". Exhibit runs March 2-27, opening reception March 2 from 6pm to 8pm. In more news, Anahi's painting "Americana Candy" will be featured in the upcoming movie "The Choice" based on a book by Nicholas Sparks.

Joyce Kubat* is exhibiting in Huntington, NY: b.j. spoke gallery's EXPO 34 national competition, dates April 2-30, reception April 11, 6-9 p.

Plein Air Magazine, has invited Antonio Masi as a faculty member of the 4th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo. at the Monterey Convention Center, Monterey, Ca.From April 13- 17, 2015
For details: http://www.pleinairconvention.com

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, in a solo exhibit of his artwork at the Garden City Public Library during the month of February, 2015. Robert’s artwork also on display in a solo artist basis at the Bellmore Memorial Library during the month of March 2015. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

Lisa Argentieri is honored to have won for "Best Artist of Nassau County" in the 2014 Nassau Happenings List.

http://nassau.happeningmag.com/happeninglist/people/

Check out ALLI instructor Irene Vitale's* November 4 interview with Dominique of Paper Doll Vintage Boutique
http://thedailyblu.com/video/art-fashion-fine-art

The Long Island Craft Guild is holding a juried craft fair of member artisan work on Saturday, November 15th at the Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City. Lauren Singer will be offering handwoven and beaded work and brooches.

ALLI instructor Nanette Fluhr* and Rosemary and Co. have worked together to create two brush sets that are ideal for painting portraits and figures. The first is a great basic set and the second is an extended set including a few extra brushes hand picked by Nanette. Click here for more info:
http://www.rosemaryandco.com/gift-sets/brush-sets/nanette-flur-basic
http://www.rosemaryandco.com/gift-sets/brush-sets/nanette-fluhr-extended

Artist and instructor Nanette Fluhr* has a new online class! Follow the link below to join her in Classic Children's Portraits in Oil!
www.craftsy.com/ext/NanetteFluhr_4796_F.  Nanette teaches Painting the Portrait & the Figure in Oil From Life at the Art League on Wednesday afternoons.

Michelle Palatnik is featured in 25A magazines November issue at http://issuu.com/25a_magazine/docs/nov_issue_2014/1?e=13723769/9955410

Congratulations to Art League instructor Joyce Kubat* for the international exposure about her work. Our friends across the pond posted an article describing ALLI Instructor Joyce Kubat's work in their online magazine WeAreCollision.com. She's in good company, the link to her story is nestled right next to a link featuring Annie Leibovitz. Read about it here http://wearecollision.com/blog/2014/09/30/get-naked-with-joyce-kubat/.

Great quote from Lisa Argentieri in the October 2014 issue of Watercolor Artists Magazine under the headline "The Best Advice I Ever Got": Drop the Brush - I heard this tip many years ago: as soon as that little voice in your head says "Just this one more thing", then you know your painting is finished. Drop your brush immediately - anything you do after that will ruin the work!

Michael Alfano’s sculpture, Gates of Transcendence, is in a collection of public art. The Harbor Arts Exhibit is at the Boston Harbor Shipyard in East Boston, MA. A second casting of the Gates of Transcendence is on exhibit in the Franklin Sculpture Park in Franklin, MA.

Michael Alfano has been accepted as a Fellow Maxima Cum Laude member by the American Artist Professional League.

Debbie Wells** was accepted as an Resident Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City. For more info about Salmagundi, visit www.salmagundi.org

Ellen Hallie Schiff was interviewed by Michael Corbin, aka Art Book Guy for his website, www.artbookguy.com. Ellen was dubbed one of the Hot New Artists for 2014. Michael Corbin is a journalist and art collector. He believes in promoting the work of loving contemporary artists. See Ellen's interview and those of other artists at www.artbookguy.com.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded Doug Reina with a prestigious and significant grant, allow him to open a large studio space at 290 Main Street in Setauket where he will paint, teach, and have the opportunity to exhibit his work.  Here's a link to the recent Times Beacon article about Doug's grant award: http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/Articles-Arts-and-Lifestyles-i-2014-01-16-98357.112114-sub-Stony-Brook-artist-receives-prestigious-grant.html

*Art League Instructor
**Board Member