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Carole and Richard Witkover
are scheduled to present the following Library programs. The presentations are not the “old fashioned” slide shows of the past but computer generated multi-media programs with multiple sound tracks for music and narration, and include video clips and animation to enhance them. Please pass this information to members and their friends. September 28th, 7:00 PM “Iceland-Land of Fire, Ice and Greenery” at the Cold Spring Harbor Library. Phone 631-692-6820 to register. September 30th , 2:00 PM “Myanmar-Land of Golden Pagodas” at the West Islip Public Library. Phone 631-661-7080 to register

Check our website for details on these and future programs
"Beyond the Veil", Juried Portrait Show at the Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery on display through September 10, 2016. Kevin McEvoy - Juror. Opening Reception: Friday August, 19th 6-8 pm. Congratulations to all of the artists chosen for this show (current ALLI members in bold): Larry Aarons*, RoseAnn Albanese, Andrea Attias, Marlene Bezich, Joanne Biller, Debra Bonewald, Kathy Cunningham, Vicki Dollin, Jim Finlayson, William Graf*, Donna Grossman, Jan Guarino*, Gerry Hirschstein, Shelley Holtzman, David Jaycox Jr, Alison Lovett, Linda Magliato, E. Craig Marcin, Jeanette Martone, Terence McManus, John Moore, Michelle Palatnik*, William Pardue, Joan Rockwell, Barbara Silbert, Herbert Slapo, Angela Stratton, Lewis Testa, Kathleen Ullman, Allison Wieland, Troy Wilkerson and M. Ellen Winter.

Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Boehm Meeting Room Gallery from Sept 9, 2016 to Oct 27, 2016. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Marlene Bezich's pastel portrait entitled "Louisa" has been accepted into the Huntington Arts Councils juried portrait exhibit "Beyond the Veil". The exhibit will run from August 18th to September 10th, the reception will be on Friday, August 19th from 6-8 pm. The Huntington Arts Council's Petite Gallery is located at 213 Main Street in Huntington NY. You may contact them at 631-271-8423 for further information. Exhibition Juror is Kevin McEvoy.

Deborah Katz will be exhibiting small pastels on paper and some larger oil paintings along with 3 other artists at the Huntington Art Council's Main Street Gallery in Huntington.

Beth Heit is delighted to invite to what we hold close / what we let go , her solo installation. The opening reception is Friday, July 22 from 4-6pm with an artist’s talk at 4pm. The Catskill Art Society is located at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. The gallery is also open Sundays,11am-3pm,Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays,11am-6pm. The exhibit continues until August 28th.
Her sculptures are being featured on the Artsy Shark website in a blog posted by Carolyn Edlund (founder of Artsy Shark) about Art & Meaning. Artsy Shark is committed to showcasing emerging artists. Click here to have a look:

Damyanti Radheshwar, the Art League’s Architecture & Design Instructor for the Summer Design Program, is on the shortlist in the international design competition launched by the Novo Foundation and Goren Group. The Women’s Building, a 20-story building located in the gallery district, will be a center for the global girls’ and women’s rights movement. Learn more at

Peter Galasso will be exhibiting in a four person abstract art show entitled, “In the Abstract" at Gallery North from July 29th through August 19th. Opening Reception is July 29, 2016, 5-7PM. GALLERY NORTH 90 NORTH COUNTRY ROAD, SETAUKET, NY 11733, T +1 631 751 2676 (Hour

July 30, -August 28, 2016. David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor, “What’s Up” was selected by Tom Newton, jurist for the Smithtown Township Art Council’s, “Animals in Art” exhibition. The Opening Reception is slated for Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 2 to 4p.m., at the Mills Pond House Gallery located at 660 Route 25A in St. James, NY 11780. Gallery hours: W-F 10a.m. to 4p.m.; Sat. and Sundays, 12noon to 4p.m. For additional information call (631) 862-6575. Email:

July 18, - July 29, 2016. The Salmagundi Club selected David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor painting “Meadow View “for their 38th Annual Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members. The Awards Reception will be held Friday July 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. in the Main Gallery at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 1-6p.m. and 1-5p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For additional information call (212)-255-7740.

In support of emerging artists, the Islip Art Museum Store Exhibition space will feature, Shapeshifter, New Works By Anu Annam*, Curated by Beth Giacummo. Shapeshifter will feature a series of new works that exemplify the signature ethereal style of Anu Annam.

Through subjective intellectual interpretation and unconventional techniques, Anu Annam captures individual mental states, auras, and nuances of personalities in her portraiture, focusing on self-portraiture during times of introspection. She has become nationally and internationally renowned for her ability to capture the emotional essence of her subjects using her impressionistic to semi-abstract style.

A special workshop series with Anu Annam is offered in conjunction with the Shapeshifter exhibition.

This exhibition will be on will be on view through September 11, 2016.
The Islip Art Museum celebrated the opening of Summer exhibitions at IAM Up Late with LIP - with a special event and reception on June 25 from 8 -11PM.

Irene Vitale* is exhibiting her seascape paintings through Labor Day at the Casino Cafe in Fire Island's Davis Park. Watch the artfully made video by the Fire Island Chronicle's Ben Amato: . Ben's interview with Irene is in the issue appearing week of May 31.

New Art League member Daniel Heller solo exhibition "Interpretations of Realities" is on view in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library-Gallery from July 7 to August 30. Opening Reception is Thursday, July 7 from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Southold Free Library, Suffolk County, NY during the month of July 2016. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Uniondale Public Library, Nassau County, NY during the month of August 2016. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Joyce Kubat's* work is spotlighted on The Woven Tale Press website at posted May 1, 2016.

The Ethical Humanist Society awarded ALLI instructor Patricia Shih*, along with her husband Stephen Fricker and 3 others, their Social Justice Leadership award for 2016. They were honored at an awards dinner at the Nassau Bar Association in Mineola and presented with a beautiful engraved art glass piece and a citation from Nassau County.

Beth Atkinson, Art League Member and AP Art Teacher at Hicksville High Schoolhas been named a "Distinguished Teacher of 2016" by the Harvard Club of Long Island. Beth is one of fourteen teachers from Long Island chosen from among the 150 Long Island public and private schools.

ArtyZen Studios Limited Edition Art Prints from original paintings by Anahi DeCanio** were highlighted by Designerlebrity Founder Barbara Viteri during interview on the Donna Drake Live It Up TV Show. Anahi was in great company, she was highlighted along with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Aviva Stanoff, and Box of Chic.

Michael Alfano was commissioned by the Boston Science Museum to create 4 bronze sculptures of animals native to the Boston area. His sculptures can be viewed at:

The Adventures of Gingerella by Ginger Balizer-Hendler is now being published and can be purchased through, Kindle, and CreateSpace.

Check out Art League Portrait Drawing instructor, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Shih's interview on FIOS1 TV's Push Pause:

Janice Sztabnik has been chosen to be featured in the New York, New York: 20 Emerging Artists From the Big Apple Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here:

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:

*Art League Instructor
**Board Member