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Puneeta Mittal*
is exhibiting in SIZZLE: A Survey of Contemporary Art on Long Island at Farmingdale State College. The exhibit will be on view June 19 - September 4, 2019 in the Memorial Gallery located in Hale Hall and is curated by Beth Giacummo.

Special Alert! Great news from our multi-talented Art League Instructor Patricia Shih*:
Patricia Shih's multiple award-winning documentary "Undocumented" has been chosen to be screened at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA this month. It will be the final feature film for the Human Dignity - Faces of Immigration Festival on Saturday, July 27, 4:00 pm Tickets are free and open to the public.

A second screening in the Bay Area will be on Tues. July 30, 6:30 pm at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. This will be a fundraiser for the Dreamer Fund and the Masters Program in Migrant Studies at the University of San Francisco for their scholarship fund. Patricia will be speaking at both events. For more information contact her at patshih9(@gmail.com or
(631) 549-2332.

Learn more about the film and the story behind the film

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Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Smithtown Public Library (Main Building Branch) during the month of July 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

The Art League of Long Island's Art Education Program Manager, Andrea Manning is part of an exciting group exhibition at The Living Gallery Outpost in NYC. From their facebook event page:

Join us in celebrating the work of Maya Varadaraj, Kirk Maynard, Mary Younkin, Jon Barwick and Andrea Manning in their group show of Artists in Fellowship. This exhibition is the culmination of a sixth month fellowship program which paired emerging artists with art word professionals to work on their career goals. The program was done in partnership with CompassNeedle and Wetpaint NYC. Come meet see the art, have a glass of wine and meet the artists.

WHERE: The Living Gallery Outpost - 246 East 4th Street, New York, NY

WHEN: *Opening Reception - Thursday, June 27th from 6-8pm. Gallery Hours - Friday, June 28th from 6-8pm. Gallery Hours - Saturday, June 29th from 1-5pm. Gallery Hours - Sunday, June 30th from 1-5pm

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Latest update from the very busy Karen Kirshner: am just back from Cincinnati where my painting “The Journey” Is in an exhibition, Blink Artists Show” at the ADC Gallery. 310 Culvert St. Show runs through to July. I am also in the Blink Art Source 2019 catalogue. In May I was featured as the artist to watch, and I was also the artist of the week.

I am showing in the BJ Spoke Gallery Graffiti Show. Separation is July 16, from 6 to 9 PM at 299 Main St. in Huntington. Show runs through the month of July.

I am showing at “Between the Lines” Exhibition at the BlueMountain gallery in Chelsea with the New York Society of Women Artists. The show runs through July and the reception is at 530 West 25th St. #403. It is on Thurs. July 11, 5 to 8 PM.The show runs for the month of July.

I’m also showing In the “Conceptual” exhibition at NYA Gallery At 7 Franklin Pl., Tribeca, NY. The reception is on July 4 and on July 5, 6-9 PM.

I am also showing in the exhibition, “Celebration” at Ashawagh Hall, 780 Fireplace Rd., Springs, East Hampton, New York. The reception is on July 6 from 5 to 7 PM.

I am showing in the Summer 2019 Membership Art Exhibition of the Art League of Nassau County (with the Suburban Art league exhibition,Barnes Gallery at 2 Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, New York. The reception is on Saturday, July 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
The exhibition runs from July 9 to August 29, 2019.

I was just accepted into the NY Society of Women Artists. I have a painting in the juried exhibition at the Long Island museum entitled “Singing the body electric — inspired by the written word”, and I know it runs until July 7 at the Long Island Museum, an affiliate to the Smithsonian. It is in Stony Brook. I am also in the juried exhibition at the Art league of Long Island, with two paintings.

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Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, is presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Shelter Rock Public Library during the months of May and June 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.


Ron Janssen
has had two solar plate prints accepted into the Art of Our Century show at the Woodbury Art Museum in Orem, Utah, running from May 14 to June 22, 2019. He first learned the technique in the ALLI workshops of Stephanie Jacobson and Chris Ann Ambery.

Andrea Manning, the Art League of Long Island's Program Coordinator, was selected to be Part of the Artists (IN) Fellowship Program, A WET PAINT NYC AND COMPASSNEEDLE VENTURE. Andrea's sculptural artwork along with 41 other artists and 10 participating galleries will be on display from May 1st- May 5th in SOHO, 107/111 Grant St. NYC. Visit Superfine.world to purchase tickets. The Fellowship Program is highly competitive and quite prestigious so a hearty congrats to Andrea!


Michael Alfano’s
sculpture, We Two Together, is on exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. This large sculpture (43”x43”x33”) was recently selected for the Sculpture Garden. The art museum is located in Dennis, MA. Also on the Cape is Michael’s bronze life-size sculpture of a figure called Journey. The sculpture greets visitors to the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis. www.michaelalfano.com

Scott Hartman's watercolor painting BOSTON SEWER has been accepted into the 2019 Juried Member’s Exhibition in San Pedro, California. The exhibit, which runs from April 4 -June 23 at the National Watercolor Society Gallery, will feature 77 artists.

In addition, two of his watercolor paintings, Spring Snow and BOSTON SEWER, were accepted into the 2019 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s (PAWCS) Online Exhibit. The paintings can be viewed on their website (www.pawcs.com).

William Graf* was featured in the February 28 issue Times Beacon Record's Arts & Lifestyles as artist of the month. Read the article on page B4 at https://issuu.com/tbrmedia/docs/al_022819w/4

David Peikon* had a Solo Show in May 2019 at 157 Hudson Street in NYC and was David's most important show of his career to date, and featured approximately 60 paintings, representing 5000 hours at the easel, displayed in a beautiful 3500 sq ft space in TriBeCa.

For inquiries about his body of work please contact: artistdavidpeikon@gmail.com

or call (516) 707-6520.  View Digital Brochure  - See what you like?  Contact David for more details on the artwork.

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NAWA, the National Association of Women Artists has juried Mary Ahern into their historic organization which was founded in 1889 to promote women artists. https://www.thenawa.org/nawa-history/

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.

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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.

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More accolades are coming Patricia Shih's* way! Congratualations!!! The latest update on Patricia Shih's documentary titled "Undocumented" as of January 3, 2019: "Undocumented" just won another award, Best Picture from the Add a Movie Film Festival in NYC in December. This makes its 10th award and honor from 9 festivals.

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.

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Janice Stzabnik is featured in the final edition of Pulse Magazine as one of the IX in Art! Read the article here: http://lipulse.com/2018/07/03/emerging-artists-2018/

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

Joyce Kubat's* work is featured in www.artsyshark.com, an online art news magazine, http://bit.ly/2njISbi

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.

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