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ALLI faculty member Patricia Shih* continues winning awards for her first full-length documentary feature "Undocumented". She received two from the Hollywood International Independent Film Festival: An Award of Excellence for Story and an Award of Excellence for Women Filmmaker. Her film has been accepted by four festivals as of this writing: The Queens World Film Festival (where she won an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Feature and was nominated for Best Director Documentary Feature), The Hoboken International Film Festival, The Hollywood International Independent Film Festival, and Docs Without Borders Film Festival.

The honors keep rolling in for Patricia's first-ever film, the documentary "Undocumented" about one man's journey from the mean streets of Medellin, Colombia to the top of his profession as a cardiac surgeon on Long Island. The Docs Without Borders International Film Festival has awarded the film a top-tier Award of Outstanding Excellence in five categories:

Human Spirit, Biographical Feature; Social Issues; Editing; Viewer Impact: Content/Message Delivery; Narration Talent (Jay O. Sanders)

Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional artistic and technical achievements. Patricia and her team are very excited and grateful for all the attention this very timely film has earned.

The next viewing of "Undocumented" will be at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Greenwood Lake, NY on May 23 at 6:00. Awards for that festival will be announced on May 25.

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Ralph DeCarli
received an Honorable Mention for his 36" x 36" acrylic abstract painting, Coriolis Effect, that was entered in the Huntington Arts Council Main Street Gallery juried exhibition, Into The Deep. Ralph was also accepted into the Art League's photography exhibition "Essential Water", opening May 13.

Art League instructor Joyce Kubat* is currently in the Guild Hall Members' Exhibition, dates April 8 - June 3, and was awarded Top Honors, which means a solo show in the museum's Spiga Gallery in the future.

Art League instructor Nanette Fluhr* was featured in the Artists Spotlight series on the LA Art Guide! Read all about it at http://www.ocartguide.com/artists-spotlight-Nanette-Fluhr.php
Also, Nanette Fluhr's award winning painting of "Serinna" was selected to be in the the Oil Painters of America's 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition. May 12 through June 10, 2017 at the Eisele Fine Art Gallery, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

E Craig Marcin's entry, "Rorqual at Depth", received an Honorable Mention in the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum's juried competition "Into the Deep", being exhibited at the Huntington Arts Council gallery. And...E Craig Marcin's Egg Tempera painting "Brandywine Armory" was selected by the Brandywine River Museum to kick off their "Preservation Month" on their social media page.
#MyBrandywineMonday

Denis Ponsot* is exhibiting in the juried exhibition "America" at The Art Guild of Port Washington April 7-May 7. Reception: Friday April 7, 6-8 pm.

William Ris Gallery Jamesport DPeikon art on rt

This just in from David Peikon*: I am pleased to announce that I am now represented by William Ris Gallery, www.williamris.com, located on the North Fork of Long Island in the heart of farm and wine country. The Gallery has a 40 year plus history but is recently relocated to Long Island. I am pleased to join the other artists represented there, as we all work together to continue to make the North Fork region a wonderful place to visit ( and buy art). My work will be at the Gallery starting April 22. The opening reception takes place April 22 from 2pm to 4pm. I am offering a 20% donation to ALLI for any purchase by anyone referred by you. My continued thanks to all the friends and patrons who have support my work for the past 21 years. A partial view of the main room of the Gallery. In the right corner is " 7:45 pm Suburbia", 36 x 48, oil on linen, $16,000.


E Craig Marcin's
submission "Eight over Eight" had been selected to be included in the Art Guilds (Port Washington,NY) upcoming juried exhibition "America", April 7 through May 7.

ALLI award-winning faculty Patricia Shih* is now an award-winning filmmaker! Her very first film, a documentary titled "Undocumented" won 2nd Prize for Best Documentary Feature in the Queens World Film Festival this past week 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.

This in from Larry Aarons*:
“I’m so honored to share this with you, a few weeks back I was invited to be an honored speaker at opening of The Heckscher Museum Long Islands Best Young Artist curatored art show, unfortunately I was not in NY so I had to decline. Today I visited the Heckscher Museum and saw the reason I was asked and I was overwhelmed I was the only artist that had three different High School artists from three different Long Island High Schools choose my Deer / Kendo Mask art from my ”Defense of the Species” collection to be their inspiration culminating in three very creative and different pieces of art. One student won a major Honorable Mention award. Now I feel that I can truly say I’m a mentor, a teacher and an artist. Their descriptions are definitely a worthwhile read and are available on my www.defenseofthespecies.com website. Thank you all for your support.” Larry Aarons websites; www.defenseofthespecies.com Long Island Heckscher Museum Biennial Winner Deer / Kendo Mask www.larryaaronsart.com

The exhibit is on view through April 9! 


Joyce Kubat's*
work will be included in the Saaci/Gallery, Naples, Italy, during the month of April, curated by www.facebook.com/sabatoangiero. Show titled "nessuno in mostra." This will be my 2nd group show at this gallery.  Her work is featured in www.artsyshark.com, an online art news magazine, http://bit.ly/2njISbi


Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the North Shore Public Library, Shoreham, Suffolk County, LI NY during the month of May, 2017. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Bellmore Memorial Library , Nassau County, LI NY during the month of June, 2017. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

Author, lecturer and ALLI photography instructor, John P. Cardone* is having a month-long solo photography exhibit at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills at 55 Vanderbilt Pky. The exhibit features 31 of John’s waterscape & wildlife photos in the library’s gallery space. The exhibit runs the entire month of March, 2017. See more of John's photography at

www.WaterviewsBook.com
THE LONG ISLAND CRAFT GUILD gave DIanne Matus and Elaine Mayers Salkaln an award
for their textile and ceramic collaboration installation art piece, "TABLESCAPE IN BLUE: THE OLD AND THE NEW” currently on view in the LICG ART EXHIBITION called BLUE, at the Oyster Bay Historical Society.


Irene Vitale
* is exhibiting in the invitational show "Her Story Through Art" at the Huntington Arts Council's Gallery at 213 Main Street, Huntington March 2 - 25. The Opening Reception is Friday,March 3 from 6-8pm.

Dr. Alan Richards' photographic composites are on display through March 5 at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island Collects: two of his works are on loan: "Man on a Pier" and "The Conductor." On February 4, The Art Guild of Port Washington awarded him First Prize for " Mind the Gap." On Wednesday March 8, at 7:30pm at the Port Washington Public Library the Photography Club of LI will host Dr. Alan Richards as he describes and illustrates his creative composite process. Dr. Alan Richards has earned awards and honors from many leading art organizations and publications including Manhattan Arts International, Art Ascent magazine and LI Pulse magazine.

Songwriter, visual artist, and Art League instructor Patricia Shih was featured in an article about her first feature film titled "Undocumented" in the Huntington Weekly section of Long Islander newspapers in the February 16-22 issue. Read about Patricia here.

Alissa Rosenberg
was featured in the Huntington Weekly section of Long Islander Newspapers in the February 16-22 issue. Read about Alissa here.

Michael Alfano will have a solo exhibit of his sculptures at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts from March 3 to March 26. At the opening reception on March 3 there will be original piano music and dance featuring Michael’s sculpture CUBED.


Sylvia Harnick
is exhibiting in Changing Patterns at the Carter Burden Gallery at 548 West 28th Street, #534 in NYC. The exhibit runs March 2-23. The Opening Reception is Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.


Sally Shore
and Barbara Karyo will be exhibiting a segment of “Sea Change” their installation created from recycled material, as part of “SOCIAL FABRIC/MORAL FIBER” a group show to be held at Gallery West in Captree Commons, on the Grant Campus of Suffolk Community College, Crooked Hill Rd, Brentwood. The exhibit opens February 14 and runs to March 30, 2017. There is a reception Thursday, February 16, 3:30 PM.


Irene Vitale
is exhibiting in “Her Story Through Art" at the Huntington Arts Coucil Main Street Gallery. Opening reception is March 3, 6-8pm.

Angela Stratton’s painting ‘Blue Bird’ will be on display @ the Salmagundi Club in NYC in the Still Life Exhibit. Feb. 6 to March 2, 2017 (hours: daily 1-6pm)

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.

Nanette Fluhr's* painting "Southwest Suset" is on display at Salmagundi Club as part of their Thumb-Box Exhibition and Sale.


Nanette Fluhr's*
portrait of her son Lonny titled "Determination" is on display at the Long Island Children's Museum as part of their Exhibit Portraits by Many Hands.

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“A Chasm in Time” Photographs by Andrea M. Gordon exhibiting at fotofoto gallery February 1-25 . OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday February 4, 2017 5-7pm. GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 12-6pm Friday 12-8pm Sunday 1-5pm.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Sayville Public Library, Suffolk County, LI NY during the month of January 2017. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Comsewogue Public Library, Suffolk County, LI NY during the month of March 2017.
Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

Anahi DeCanio just won Best in Show for "Brooklyn Walls", exhibiting through January 17 at the Huntington Arts Council's "The Versatility of Street Art".

Joan Weiss was featured in a full page article in the Syosset-Jericho Tribune about the her return to the art world as a photographer who has exhibited and won many awards in the past two years. Upcoming exhibits include the shows in the Art League 's Strolling Gallery and Shelter Rock Art Gallery. Read the article: http://syossetjerichotribune.com/2016/12/07/better-late-than-never/

Anahi DeCanio** is showing her work in the group exhibit SHORT DAYS Art Show at
For the second year in a row, Larry Aarons'* "Anton" has won a major award at The 88th Grand National AAPL / Salmagundi Gallery show.

David Jaycox's Art Journey 2016:

December 10, 2016 to January 8, 2017. David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor “Tyee” on exhibit in the Art League of Long Island’s Members’ Exhibition, Part II. The Artists Reception and Awards Presentation is Sunday December 11, 2016 at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. The gallery is located at 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, Mon – Thurs: 9am – 9pm;
Fridays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and weekends 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

November 5, 2016 to January 8, 2017. The David Jaycox, Jr. watercolor, Embouchure of Doubt, was accepted for the Long Island Children’s Museum “Portraits by Many Hands” exhibition. The museum’s KaleidoZone gallery is the setting of the opening reception on November 19, 2016 from 9a.m. to 11:30a.m. The museum is located at 11 Davis Avenue; Garden City, NY 11530. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. For directions and other information visit www.licm.org

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 http://www.designboom.com/architecture/reddymade-and-d-radheshwar-the-wo...

Joyce Kubat's* work is spotlighted on The Woven Tale Press website at http://thewoventalepress.net/2016/05/01/joyce-kubat-technique/ 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: www.michaelalfano.com.

The Adventures of Gingerella by Ginger Balizer-Hendler is now being published and can be purchased through Amazon.com, Kindle, and CreateSpace.  http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Gingerella-fable-opera/dp/1517527805/re...

Check out Art League Portrait Drawing instructor, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Shih's interview on FIOS1 TV's Push Pause: http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/push-pause-shih-love-and-music#.ViEK...

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: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Ne...

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:

http://www.rosemaryandco.com/gift-sets/brush-sets/nanette-flur-basic
http://www.rosemaryandco.com/gift-sets/brush-sets/nanette-fluhr-extended

*Art League Instructor
**Board Member