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Mary Ahern
is in the News!...

Mary Ahern is showing “Centering - Pink Peony” 36x36” GW, Oil on Canvas at the bj.Spoke Harvest of Artists show. 299 Main St. Huntington NY 11743. On view until January 13, 2019.

Slide Slam, sponsored by the Patchogue Arts Council has selected Mary Ahern to present her work on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 3-6pm at the Haven Gallery 155 Main St. Northport NY 11768.

NAWA, the National Association of Women Artists has juried Mary Ahern into their historic organization which was founded in 1889 to promote women artists.


Denis Ponsot's*
transparent watercolor, "Time Out", won Honorable Mention at the Art Guild's exhibit "Abstraction: What is True for You?" on view through January 7. Visit for details.

Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Massapequa Public Library during the month of December 2018. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Larry Aarons'* will leading Floating Art Workshops in Drawing on the following Uniworld Boutique River Cruises: Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time's Brussels to Amsterdam , 8 Days, River Queen, March 24, 2019 and Brilliant Bordeaux, Bourdeaux to Bourdeaux, 8 Days, SS Bon Voyage, Juine 15, 2019. For trip details visit

Art League Instructor Sung Sook Setton's* painting "rhythm of peony" won "Best of the Show" at the 55th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Sumi-e Society of America. The show is at ArtCenter Manatee - Bradenton, Florida.

Art League Instructor Larry Aarons is a part of a AdVets for WarVets, a group of more than 40 former Madison Avenue advertising creatives who have come together to create a traveling exhibition titled "America's War Heroes". Larry Aarons joins ad legends Jerry Della Femina, Mike Tesch, among many others to share visual and and written stories of war veterans. First shown at the Hotel New Yorker in NYC, it traveled to the Gateway Gallery. AdVets stated: "We’ve created the inspiring 100-piece art exhibition, “American War Heroes.” These oil paintings, line drawings, watercolors and their accompanying stories depict veterans, icons and patriots throughout America’s military history." Larry's drawing of Uncle Sam Playing TAPS / Crying as one of images on a new ADVets exhibition honoring our American Hero’s / Veterans. The art exhibition can next be seen in the new American Airline terminal at O’Hare Airport in Chicago starting Oct. 10th.


Ruzica Grgas is one of 90 finalists (out of 300 from around the world) whose artwork was selected in "Art Elevated" in NYC. A banner created from her oil painting "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", is hanging at the Port Authority. The banners are part of a Public Art Initiative launched by the Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius, a technology platform for the arts community. Ruzica's painting was also recently exhibited in the Art League of Long Island's "The Big Picture" exhibition.


Art League Instructor Patricia Shih's* full-length feature documentary, "Undocumented" has completed the film festival circuit, winning numerous awards and honors. It is now available for screenings in art houses, colleges, houses of worship, social justice/immigrant rights organizations and many more venues. 

Almost all previous public and festival screenings have played to packed houses and some resulted in standing ovations across the country. Here are some reviews:

Viewer - 'Possibly the most important film at the present time.'
LI Press - “Truly inspiring. Not to be missed.”

Huffington Post - “Inspiring documentary by first-time filmmaker Patricia Shih.”

Judges’ reviews from Dances with Films -"Very inspirational, important and timely story, certainly one that is very relevant to today's world and political climate."

Moises Esparza, Programming Manager, San Diego Latino Film Festival -

“Thank you most of all for such a powerful, moving, and unforgettable documentary!”

Patricia's  documentary titled "Undocumented" won 2nd Prize for Best Documentary Feature in the Queens World Film Festival in Astoria. The film was up for this honor plus Patricia herself was nominated for Best Director Documentary Feature. In addition her film was chosen by the NY Women in Film and Television to sponsor, garnering her an interview with NY 1 and an article in The Huffington Post.

Most recently, the film is the featured documentary at the Add a Movie Film Festival in NYC on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Patricia will be joining her my associate producer Greg Blank and possibly the subject of her film, Dr. Harold Fernandez, at a Q & A right after the film and also on a panel discussion about immigration at 7:00 pm. For tickets and information about the festival visit and


Janice Stzabnik is featured in the final edition of Pulse Magazine as one of the IX in Art! Read the article here:

Art League instructor Nanette Fluhr* was featured in the Artists Spotlight series on the LA Art Guide! Read all about it at

Joyce Kubat's* work is featured in, an online art news magazine,

The Nanette Fluhr* Brush Sets, consisting of the finest Rosemary and Co. Brushes are available at Windriver Arts. Please call (972) 342-4947 to order.

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:

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