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Gina Mars'* work is featured in the Pottery Council's 2015 Calendar (October) -  Also, Gina won first place in the Long Island Fair that took place October 2-5 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

Lauren Singer* is exhibiting in the Long Island Craft Guild's Fine Craft Fair November 1 at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City.

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 She's in good company, the link to her story is nestled right next to a link featuring Annie Leibovitz. Read about it here

Art League art instructor Anu Annam* and member Debbie Viola have been nominated as best artist/painter in the Bethpage Best of Long Island program. Voting begins on October 1 and runs through December 15. Click here to vote

Board Member Pat Ralph's** painting "Heading West" is on exhibit at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. The painting is part of an exhibit on view in their 75th Anniversary Exhibition titled 75@75,
showing through October 19.

Margaret Casella, Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Art League's current exhibit "Pattern & Rhythm" Through the Lens, is exhibiting at the East Williston Library the month of November.

October 27, - November 4, 2014. The Audubon Artists accepted David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor painting “Embouchure of Doubt” for their 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition. The Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00p.m. in the Salmagundi Club 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 email:

Art League art instructor Anu Annam* and member Debbie Viola have been nominated as best artist/painter in the Bethpage Best of Long Island program. Voting begins on October 1 and runs through December 15. Learn more about how to vote here.

Ananhi DeCanio** is the Long Island Arts Alliance's October Artist of the Month.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Hampton Bays Public Library during the month of October, 2014.

Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed in a solo artist exhibit at the Huntington Public Library (Main Street Gallery) from November 21. 2014 to January 4, 2015.
A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held by Robert at this library on December 13, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
His internet art gallery may be viewed at

"Winter Soldier" (acrylic) by Lisa Argentieri on exhibit at The Patchogue Arts Council. Show dates: Sept 14 thru Oct 26, 2014. Reception Sept 14, 5pm-7pm. Hours Thurs-Fri 2pm-7:30pm; Sat & Sun 1-5pm. Closing reception Oct 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Anahi DeCanio** is exhibiting her work in the Bloomingdale's Furniture Gallery at the Roosevelt Field Mall September 10 through October 26. Opening reception is Thursday, September 18 6pm to 8pm.

Larry Aarons exhibiting two new art shows New Classic “Myths of Man” pastel & graphite drawings, and New Contemporary Charcoal Painted Portraits Collection at the Hutchins Gallery at LIU in Brookville, LI October 5 through October 30.

Lisa Argentieri has been nominated for Best Artist of Nassau County in The Happening List 2104. Please visit this link to vote:

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.

Lisa Argentieri, Employee Choice Winner in the 12th Annual DANIEL SMITH Customer Art Contest! Her watercolor, "Leslie" was picked.

Member Carole Witkover won the Grand Prize in the Landmark Category of the 2013 Overseas Adventure Travel Photography Contest with her image “Balloons over Capadoccia.

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

Ellen Hallie Schiff was interviewed by Michael Corbin, aka Art Book Guy for his website, 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

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:


*Art League Instructor
**Board Member