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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

Carole and Richard Witkover
will be presenting our newest multi-media program, “Myanmar – Land of Golden Pagodas” at the Commack Public Library on Monday June 6th at 7 PM. This library is on the corner of Commack Road and Hauppauge Road in Commack. You will need to call to register: 631-499-0888. Check website at for details on these and future programs.

Early Spring 2016. David Jaycox, Jr., an Elected Member of The American Artists Professional League received notification that he was awarded the rank of Fellow Elected Artist because his watercolor paintings were accepted for three Grand Nation Annual Exhibitions( the 84th, 85th, and 87th). To view the latest painting “No Downtime”, go to - then go to exhibitions. David’s painting was also included in the 87th Grand National AAPL Catalog. Contact (212) 645-1345 for more information.

May 9, 2016 to May20, 2016. David Jaycox, Jr. participated in The American Artists Professional League’s Members Only Juried Hanging Exhibition held at the Ridgewood Art Institute’s (RAI) newly redesigned gallery located at 12 E Glen Ave. Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450. The AAPL Awards Reception was held Sunday, May 15, from 1 to 4pm. Contact (201) 652-9615 or visit for additional information.

June 4, 2016 to June 29, 2016. David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor, “Taking a Break on Broadway” was selected for the Art League of Long Island’s Figuratively Speaking Exhibition. Andrea Schnabl, Principal/Director of the Stux & Haller Gallery is the jurist. The Opening Reception will be held on June 5, from 1 -3pm at The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery located in the Art League’s E.S. Livingston Center, 107 E. Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, New York 11746 (Northern State Parkway, Exit 42 North). The gallery is open daily, M-Th. 9am-9pm, Fri. 9am -9pm, and weekends, 11am – 4pm. For additional information, call (631) 462-5400 or visit

Art League instructor Marla Mencher was featured cover artist in the May 6, 2016 issue of Dan's Papers! Read the online issue:

Karen Kirshner has a Mother-Daughter Art Show with nearly 40 paintings of her late mother’s (a lifetime award winning artist and art teacher, Betty Berman Kirshner) paired with her work at the East Meadow Art Show through the month of May. The show is dedicated to Karen's beloved mother in recognition of Mother's Day month.

Karen has also exhibited in April in the Westfield-Sunrise Mall, as a participant selected in the Town of Oyster Bay Rotational Exhibition program. She also has two paintings in the Art Guild of LI’s “Lines: Through Thick and Thin in Manhasset through to May 15. Karen also plans to have a painting in the Members Showcase. Additionally, Karen is involved in a Town of Oyster Bay Art Exhibition and Sale on May 15 at a Woodbury Synagogue.

Karen won second place for the painting “Faith” in the April EM Art Show, and had exhibited it in the BJ Spokes Gallery in Huntington in July.

Lori Horowitz
is exhibiting "Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital" in the Islip Arts Council's presentation at MacArthur Airport through May 23. Reception is May 6 5-7:30pm in the lobby of MacArthur Airport.

Beth Heit
will showing a PEAR installation as part of the ACNY exhibition at the Offline Gallery/Central Booking Art Space in LES. Included are ceramic pears, assemblages, collages and drawings.The opening reception is Thursday, May 5th from 5-8pm.The gallery is located at 21 Ludlow Street and is open Thursday- Sunday 12-6pm.The closing reception is on Sunday, May 29th 2-5:30 pm.

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

Textile/mixed media artist Valerie Zeman is exhibiting at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery at the Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport, located on the North Fork of Long Island. NY. The show opens on Friday, May 6, 2016 and will be up for viewing until July 27, 2016. An Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, May 15, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Local wines and artisanal cheeses will be served. The public is invited to this free event. The exhibition is open for viewing during the Jamesport Manor Inn’s open hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM during lunch and dinner service.

Art League Members Eleanore O’Sullivan and Carolyn DeSoucey are exhibiting artists in the National League of American Pen Women All Cities Branch presentation of an art exhibit, musical presentation, and poetry reading at the Huntington Public Library May 1 – June 18. Reception is May 14, 1:30-4pm.

Rodee Hansen has been selected for “Conditions of Light Affecting the Landscape of Spring on Long Island” at the Huntington Art Council Petite Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743 - 631-271-8423. The Juror is Stand Brodsky. “Underwater” and “Waiting for the Sun” will be shown from May 12 - June 5, 2016
Reception Friday, May 13, 2016, 6 pm - 8 pm

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.

Susan Peragallo, the Art League's Gallery Coordinator will be judging a project sponsored by the Long Beach Art League. Artists have already submitted ideas about painting 36 Long Beach ticket booths. Once the booths are painted Susan will choose for awards sometime in May.

This from Patricia Shih*:
For those who love Pete Seeger and Clearwater, his pet project that works to protect, advocate for and educate about the environment, here's a fundraiser and multimedia live concert, a tribute to a great man. It will be filmed for TV so come on down!
Appleseeds: The Life, Times and Music of Pete Seeger
May 1, 6:00 pm
The Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave. Huntington
$35, $30 for Cinema members
Fundraiser for The Clearwater
Projected images and video interspersed with live singing by me and Stephen and the audience!
Will include "Encounters with Pete" - stories and photos of our personal times with Pete
Catered reception by Danyell Miller
Guest speaker from Clearwater
Silent Auction
Birthday cake
The past two years this event SOLD OUT so if you'd like to come and benefit a very worthy group, DON'T WAIT to get your tickets!
Here's a review from last year: "This was a magnificent production. It went far beyond my expectations. It was classy, it was accurate, the music interludes were magnificent." Audience member.
And here's a link to a TV segment filmed last year:
MY LITV - Tribute to Pete Seeger

Stephanie Navon Jacobson* ( instructor at ALLI) did a demonstration for the Manhasset Art Association on March 5 at the Community Chest Building in Port Washington. She also has had 2 pieces accepted in the exhibit, 'Line, Through Thick and Thin' at Elderfields, the Art Guild of Port Washington. The exhibit runs from April 9- May 15; reception April 10- 3-5pm.

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.

OnTheriverbankDavid Peikon's* solo exhibition, "Long Island Landscapes, Prelude" will have its' Opening Reception on Friday April 15, 2016, 7:30- 9:30 pm at GOFA, the Gallery of Fine Art at Manhasset Secondary School, located at 200 Memorial Drive, Manhasset, NY.  The show will include 24 new paintings from locations around Long Island. All works are for sale and 30% of all proceeds will go to the art education program at Manhasset.  GOFA was created by Michael Sansone, Chair of the Manhasset Art Department along with substantial help from the community. The Gallery is designed to give art students real world experience in the business of curating and promoting art while interacting with and learning from the professional artists who will show there.

Shown Above: "On The River Bank", 30 x 30 oil on linen , $14,000 ( frame by Forster Brothers of Boston, circa 1900)

Donna Harlow Moraff*, Angela Stratton, Kathleen Ullman and Marie Sheehy Walker will be exhibiting their paintings in an 'Invitational Gallery Exhibit', at the Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery, April 21- May 7, 2016. Reception Friday April 29, 6-8pm.  213 Main St, Huntington. Hours: M-F 9-5pm & Sat. 12-4pm 631.271.8423.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Public Library during the month of April 2016. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Lynbrook Public Library during the month of May 2016. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

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:

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 or 631 241-6294 if you would like to attend.

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