Members in the News
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Michael Alfano has been accepted as a Fellow Maxima Cum Laude member by the American Artist Professional League.
Celeste Mauro is exhibiting her art work at The Wine Cellar on Main from March 5 - April 15. This solo show, entitled "Local Color", is an exciting collection of watercolors, digital photography and collages. Colorful seascapes, landscapes and architectural studies are among Celeste's most recent work; many are based on scenes in or around Northport. All are invited to the Artist's Reception on Sunday, March 16, 3-5pm. The Wine Cellar is located at 70 Main Street, Northport, NY, 631-651-5555. Hours: Mon -Thur: 5pm - close, Fri/Sat: 3pm - close, Sun: 1pm - close.
Gia Schifano will have 3 pieces in the show " Driven to Create-Inspired Art by Self-taught Artists" which runs March 2nd through March 21st at the Mill Pond House Gallery in St James.
Lisa Argentieri's watercolor painting "Meg with Hoop" was pictured in the Feb. 6, 2014 issue of The Long Islander. Article was about the circus themed group exhibition at RIPE Gallery, 1028 Park Avenue, 1028 Park Ave, Greenlawn, NY.. Feb 14-March 8, 2014.
The Abstract Figurative paintings of Cold Spring Harbor artist Janice Sztabnik will be on view at the Port Washington Public Library as a solo exhibition throughout March 2014. With artwork currently on exhibit at the Hutchins Gallery at Long Island University/Post, she is one of several Long Island artists that have studied with, and whose art has been influenced by the celebrated Abstract Expressionist Stan Brodsky. Reception Open to Public: Saturday, March 15th, 2-4pm
at the Port Washington Public Library One Library Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050
Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo art exhibit of his artwork at the Mattituck-Laurel Public Library during the month of March 2014. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed at the Sachem Public Library during the month of April, 2014. His internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.
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
Lisa Argentieri's painting "The Kiss" will be featured on the cover of Dan's Papers on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2014.
On newsstands and online http://danspapers.com/read-the-paper-online/
Raymond Gomez's exhibition of recent work, titled "URBAN CHAOS” is showing at the Huntington Public Library
February 15, 2014 – March 23, 2014. Artist Reception is Saturday, February 15th 3:30-5:30pm.
Marlene Bezich's pastel, "Just Hangin" has been accepted into the "Art Show at the Dog Show" National Juried Exhibit. The exhibit will be displayed in two different venues. The City Arts Building in Wichita, Kansas until April 4th, then it will be relocated to the Century II Convention Center from April 4 thru the 7th. This exhibit is sponsored by Purina and the AKC Museum of the Dog in St Louis.
Lisa Argentieri will be Blick's featured artist in the April 2014 issue of Watercolor Magazine (http://www.fwmedia.com/community/fine-art)
Edition will be available Feb. 2014.
Elizabeth Cassidy* is one of the artists featured in the February issue of Village Connection Magazine. Read about her story on page 23. http://issuu.com/villageconnection/docs/huntington_february/1?e=2203417/6475804
Laura Powers-Swiggett's oil on canvas, "Stan", showing in the group show "Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master" was featured in the New York Times' Metropolitan section January 31. The exhibit is currently showing at Hutchins Gallery, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library February 6 through 27. Reception takes place February 9, from 3 to 6pm.
Michael Alfano has received an Honorable Mention award from the American Artists Professional League for his sculpture in their online Sculpture Theme Show, January 15 - February 28, 2014. www.michaelalfano.com
Winter Invitational 2014 at 9 East Contemporary Arts presents new works by 30 Long Island artists created with clay or paper media, many who are part of the Art League family: Doug Reina, John Fink, Puneeta Mittal**, Dan Christoffel, Sylvia Harnick, Stan Brodsky*, and Eliz Alahverdian. Exhibit runs January 25 through March 16. Artists' Reception Saturday, February 1, 3-7pm.
Dan Christoffel's solo exhibit "Pieces of Yesterday", celebrates the 2014 Black History Month's theme Civil Rights in America, the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This is a very special exhibit of works from the 1960s to the present which chronicles individuals who were and continue to be milestones in the battle for Civil Rights. Exhibit runs January 31 through February 28. Opening reception is January 31, 6 to 8pm.
Ellen Hallie Schiff was accepted into the juried "Small Works" exhibit at NAWA (National Association of Women Artists. Her entry, Broken Veil is paint and paper on wood. February 5-26th, 5th avenue and 10th street, NYC. Reception, February 12,m 5-7PM.
AND...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.
“MAKING THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY”. Andrea M. Gordon, Photographer. February 1-28, 2014. Reception: Sunday February 9-2:30-4pm. North Shore Public Library (631/929-4488). 250 25A Shoreham, NY.
Stan Brodsky*: The Hutchins Gallery in the B. Davis Schwartz Library at LIU Post will present an exhibition “Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master”, from February 6-27, 2014. Invited to contribute to this exhibition are many who have studied under Brodsky in his long career, currently at the Art League of Long Island or in their past as Post/LIU graduate students,. Their work, and that of Frank Olt, Christian White and Richard Vaux, honor his important legacy, both as a painter and as a teacher, whose intelligence, generosity of spirit and critical eye have been in dialogue with countless artists on Long Island and beyond.
This is one of many events dedicated to celebrate Stan Brosky’s accomplishments. Brodsky has had a banner year, including three exhibits: a retrospective at Huntington’s Heckscher Museum, and with a Gala honoring his lifetime achievement; a gallery dedicated to his Abstract Expressionism at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, and a solo exhibition at the Tria Gallery in Chelsea - all in 2013.
There will be a reception on Sunday, February 9th from 3-6pm in honor of Stan Brodsky and the exhibiting artists.
For more information, please contact Cynthia Jay, Curator, at 631-421-0955 or email@example.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
b.j. spoke gallery is having their annual Artist's Choice exhibit from January 28-March 2, 2014 and Joyce Kubat* will be showing two ink and pastel paintings. Reception is Saturday, February 8th, 2-5pm.
Gia Schifano will have 2 pieces at the "Women of the World" Art exhibit. Reception February 26th, 6pm at the Theodore Roosevelt legislative building in Mineola. The show then moves to the Hutchins Gallery at CW Post on March 4th and will be on display through March 28th.
East End Arts chose Anahi DeCanio's** artwork for their marketing materials and website promoting "The Muse" exhibition, January 24 through March 7. "Luminosity" was awarded First Place in a juried exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art Artist's Guild Gallery. Opening Reception January 24 - 5 to 7 pm.
Lauren Singer* will be exhibiting mixed media constructions at the Slow Food Event at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on February 16th at 7:00 pm . Current food issues and concerns inspired the artwork.
Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo art exhibit of his artwork at the Amityville Public Library during the month of January 2014. In addition, Robert’s artwork will be displayed in a solo art exhibit at the West Babylon Public Library during the month of February 2014. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom
Alan J.P. Thompson's sculpture titled "Afro-American Minuteman" has been selected for exhibition at the Arsenal Gallery, "The March". The exhibition will open to the public on January 23, 2014 and will be on view through February 27, 2014. The Arsenal is located in Central Park, at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in NYC. Alan's sculpture "Bread of Life" has also found a home in two churches in New York and one in Virginia.
Rodee Hansen will show her work "My Angels - My Muses" (recycled Angels, finding each other in this colorful collage) in a Member show at the East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead January 24 - March 7, 2014. Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 2014, 5- 7 PM. Rodee was also selected in a juried Art Exhibition - "Making an Impression" at the Huntington Arts Council Petite Gallery at 213 Main Street in Huntington. Juried by: Stephanie Navon Jacobson*. December 20 - Jan 27, 2014. Opening reception: Jan 3, 2014 from 6 PM - 8 PM
Michael Alfano's bronze, life-size sculpture of Matt Scarpati on a bike was unveiled in November. The sculpture is next to the Bikeway in Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, L.I. In June there was a dedication for his life-size, bronze sculpture of the Lorusso Family. The sculpture is permanently installed on the grounds of the Barnstable Historical Society in Barnstable, MA. These sculptures and other works may be viewed at www.michaelalfano.com.
Paul Bachem* won First Prize in the "Quick Draw" part of the competition at Plein Air Easton! 2013 in Easton Maryland. Paul has won one of the top awards at what is now the largest event of it's kind in the country (over $300K worth of wet paintings sold in two and a half days).
ALLI Instructor Irene Vitale* has had three oil paintings accepted into the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum's “Waves and Watercolors : Sea and Create Art” Exhibit from September 21, 2013 to Labor Day 2014. Irene's acceptance into this exhibit has inspired a new fall class at the Art League titled "Water, Waves and People", starting September 17. Details to follow.
Robert T. Bloom’s Photographic Artwork entitled “Harbor Playground” has been selected by the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum to be included in its “Waves and Watercolors : Sea and Create Art” Exhibit from September 21, 2013 to Labor Day 2014.
Susie Gach Peelle* has been selected as the Town of Oyster Bay's "Woman of Distinction" in the category of Arts for 2013.
*Art League Instructor