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Marsha Gold Gayer is exhibiting in "Half Human", curated by Mario Naves, at The Clemente from March 3 - April 6, reception Saturday, March 3, 6 -8 pm.

Patricia Russac's solo exhibit "Metaphorical Expressions" is on exhibit in the Adler Gallery of the Port Washington Library March 2 through April 1. Reception is March 3, 2-4pm.

Karen Kirshner received an award of excellence at the Suburban Art League Saturday, February 10. Karen also earned a merit award at the National Art League. In addition Karen Kirshner has her work exhibited at the BJ Spoke Gallery. As a member, she selected an artist of her choice to exhibit with her through the end of February.

"Here and There, A Life in Landscape: Recent Paintings", an exhibition of Abstract Expressionist paintings by Stan Brodsky that underscores decades of the artist’s acute sensitivity to his physical surroundings, l opened at the June Kelly Gallery at 166 Mercer Street on February 1. The work will remain on view through March 3.
Art writer Hilarie Sheets writes in the exhibition catalogue, that in the many decades Stan Brodsky has worked as a painter, he has always relied on a deeply empathetic response to his environment as a departure point—whether the underlying geometry of New York City where he lived as a young man, the atmospheric seascape in Huntington, Long Island, where he moved in 1965, or the qualities of color and light in landscapes he experienced during frequent travels over the years to places including France, Israel, Greece, Italy, New Mexico, or California.

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

Lori Horowitz
is exhibiting in her Solo show "Personas" at the Demouzy Contemporary Gallery in Rockville Centre February 3-19. Opening Reception is February 3rd, 5-8pm.

Karen Kirshner is exhibiting in the "Flow Exhibition at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through February 11.

Caroline Kaplowitz is exhibiting in "Flow" at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton through February 11.

Art League Instructor, Nanette Fluhr's* portrait “Reisa" was selected as a finalist for the 13th International ARC Salon Competition. The ARC Salon is the most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists painting, drawing and sculpting today.

This just in from Pamela Waldroup, an exhibitor in the Art League's current photo show "Art of Narrative": Coming soon! PHOTOGRAPHS & MEMORIES" • fotofoto gallery artists, Bruce Cohen, and Pamela Waldroup will be sharing a 2-person exhibition of photographs in The Alfred Van Loen Gallery at the South Huntington Public Library. • RECEPTION: Saturday, February 3, 2-4pm. • EXHIBIT DATES: February 3-28. • Thank you Curator, Deborah Rubin-Katz!

Library Gallery Hours: Mon-Tue-Thurs & Fri: 9am-9pm. Wed: 10am-9pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 1-5pm. (Please call library to see if the hours are as stated, they tend to change seasonally.) Phone: 631-549-4411


Caroline Kaplowitz was selected by Karen Kirshner, who is a member of the B. J l. Spoke Gallery, to be her guest artist in exhibit “Artist’s Choice.” They both will be exhibiting their art at B. J. Spoke Gallery, from 1/18-2/25. Opening reception is Saturday, 2/10 from 6-9 pm.

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Caroline Kaplowitz' work was also shown as part of an exhibition of MOMA's online learning community. Her piece titled Fusion 1 can be seen on the slide show at:


Shain Bard*
is exhibiting at the Alfred Loen Gallery through January 31 in a two-woman show titled "Two Roads Taken".

ALLI Member E Craig Marcin has been selected to exhibit in the 2018 Masters Show at the Huntington Arts Council gallery January 12 through February 3. The Masters Show is a compilation of work from 19 artists who have exhibited in the HAC Gallery over the course of 2017. Each of these artists were either Best in Show or Honorable Mention In one of the juried exhibitions they participated in. Each artist will be showing 3 to 4 pieces of their work.

January 10 - The Northport Arts Coalition, in cooperation with the Northport Public Library, presents: Rose Tree Trio. The talented trio of Mary Nagin*, Larry Moser, and Max Rowland will perform traditional Scottish folk music using a variety of instruments. Mary plays fiddle, Larry plays hammered dulcimer, English concertina, guitar and accordion and Max plays standard five string banjo, classic minstrel banjo, Anglo-German concertina and accordion. Their performance will feature several songs by Robert Burns plus a variety of lively to poignant Scottish tunes. With Burns' birthday on January 25, an evening with the Rose Tree Trio is a great way to start the New Year. 7:00 p.m., Northport Public Library 151 Laurel Ave.

Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Riverhead Free Library during the months of Jan/Feb 2018. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Art League Instructor, Nanette Fluhr's* portrait “Hannah" was selected as a finalist in this year's Portrait Society of America's Member's Only competition.

This just in from Art League instructor David Peikon*: Dear Friends, I have ten paintings currently showing here in Essex, CT, a beautiful town to visit any time of year, but especially delightful during the holidays. Home of the renowned Griswold Inn, and a short drive to the Griswold Museum, there's lots to do, I hope you will stop in to the gallery for a visit, open 7 days a week, throughout the holiday season. ~Dave

Lots of new paintings to view on my web site as well, including the cover piece " Till the Cows Come Home", 40 x 50, oil on linen, $20,000


Denis Ponsot* has his next art workshop abroad all lined up. Plan your summer 2018 trip to Clifden, Ireland to see and paint the sites July 22-29 2018! Space is limited. The Quay House a fine B&B with warm inviting rooms and a fire in the fireplace. A breakfast that will delight everyone. Day trips include a trip to the Aran Islands worth the flight alone. This is an open Workshop so not just for artists. For more information visit

See Paris with William A. Dodge May 15-25, 2018 on his 11-day art retreat. Travelers will stay in the vibrant Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, a district famous as the home for such artists as Picasso, Renoir, and Degas. Each day travelers will be led on tours of various Parisian landmarks such as: the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle, Eiffel Tower, and Art Historical walking tours. For more information and to book your trip visit

Michael Alfano’s sculpture, The Red Fox, casted in bronze is on the grounds of Settlers Green Outlet Village in North Conway, NH. Michael was commissioned to do the sculpture for this public art installation. Also, Michael’s large-scale sculpture, We Two Together, is included in the book CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Stertling.

Liz Jorg Masi won first place award in oil and acrylics for "Bride" in the Catherine Lorillard Wolf on line exhibition for members. "Bride" was painted right here at the Art League in the Long Pose Portrait workshop!

Margaret Minardi was honored at Carniege Hall For the National Golden Artist Educator Award. It is given by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Golden Paints and the National Arts Education Association.

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.


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

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,, 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). 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.

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.

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:

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:

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