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Joe Peragallo's photo won First Prize and Peoples Choice Award in the Riverhead Free Library's Photo Competition, titled/themed "What a Wonderful World!". Exhibit is on display at the Riverhead Library through the end of October.

Karen L. Kirshner received the subject award as abstract artists of the year in the international juried competition ACA (Art Comes Alive). The competition involved 2000 entries and Karen was one of a handful selected. Her painting, “Rivaling Faith (Moving On)” I]is on exhibit at the ADC Gallery in at 310 Culver St. Fifth floor, Cincinnati, OH. During the exhibition. the reception and awards-ceremony is Saturday night, October 6. in Cincinnati. Karen won't be in Cincinnati though, as she needs to be hundreds of miles away attending the reception for her Solo Show “Abstract World” at BJ Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington, New York. The exhibition is from October 2 through October 28. The reception is free and there will be live music and refreshments and it takes place on Saturday, October 6, From 6 to 9 PM. Lots of refreshments and live music at this free event! There will be an artist’s talk At 7- 7:30 PM.


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.


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

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.

Lori Horowitz is exhibiting at SHOW YOUR WORLD INTERNATIONAL Art Competition
On exhibit "No Experience Necessary" - image torched and sculpted into copper wire mesh along with 3D sculpted mixed media relief. This beautiful show will be held at Gallery MC, 545 W 52 St New York City 10019, The Opening Event: September 28, 2018. Exhibiting September 27 - October 12, 2018. Also, Lori will be exhibiting at the Art League of Long Island in the New York Society of Women Artists' Insight in Sight Exhibition on view September 22 through October 7. Reception & Artist's Talk takes place Saturday, September 30 from 12pm-3pm.

Joyce Kubat*
will be participating in an exciting exhibit at the OMNI Gallery with Sylvia Harnick and Art League Member Janice Sztabnik, titled "Figurative Expressions", curated by Dawn Lee. The reception takes place September 23 from 3-5pm.

Art League of Long Island Resident Artist Member Beth Atkinson's woodcut on paper "Buttermilk Falls has won an award in the Heckscher Museum's Long Island Biennial currently on view through November 11. Also in the exhibit are Arthur Bernstein, Jan Guarino*, Marc Josloff, Lita Kelmenson, Joyce Kubat*, Resident Artist Member E. Craig Marcin, Paul Mele, Margaret Minardi, Min Myar, Laura Powers-Swiggett, Pamela Waldroup.


Patricia Shih's
 full-length feature documentary, "Undocumented" has completed the film festival circuit, winning a total of 9 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. The latest screening was in an art house in Portland, OR, the Clinton Street Theater.

The next two screenings will be on Long Island: Sunday Sept. 23, 7:00 at the North Shore Towers Cinema in Floral Park/Queens, NY. Tickets are $10, ONLY at the box office and only accepting cash. Sorry, no online or phone orders, and credit and debits cards are NOT accepted.

The second LI showing will be on Sunday Oct. 28, 1:00 pm at The Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City, NY. Tickets are $20.

At both showings filmmakers Patricia Shih and Greg Blank will be joined by the subject Dr. Harold Fernandez for a talk and Q & A after the screenings, and Dr. F will be selling and signing his autobiography upon which the film is based. All proceeds from his book sales go to the Dreamer movement.

Almost all previous public and festival screenings have played to packed houses and some resulted in standing ovations. 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!”


Art League Instructor Joyce Kubat* is exhibiting in the Long Island Biennial, THE HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART, Huntington, NY, August 4 - November 11 and the 7th Annual National Art Show: INK, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, August 3 - September 19

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

Michael Alfano’s sculptures “Running Wheel” and “Winged Foot” were selected by the New England Sculptors Assoc. for the show Sculpture in the Garden. The exhibit is in the Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA until Oct.8. Also, Michael received the Town of Oyster Bay Award for Excellence in Sculpture at the Suburban Art League Annual Open Show In June.

Karen Kirshner earned second place ribbon for painting, “Come Fly Away”, a 40x30” acrylic painting. It was in the Caumsett Foundation’s Annual 2018 Art Exhibition and Auction, Caumsett State Park, Lloyd's Neck, Huntington, NY.

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.

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 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:

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