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Anahi DeCanio
was invited to participate in a group show at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at Brown University in an exhibit titled "Views from the Edge: Women, Gender and Politics". Exhibit runs March 2-27, opening reception March 2 from 6pm to 8pm. In more news, Anahi's painting "Americana Candy" will be featured in the upcoming movie "The Choice" based on a book by Nicholas Sparks.

Elaine Mayers Salkaln has been invited to show a work in the current B.J.Spoke Artist's Choice exhibit. Her painting, "........AND EVERYTHING BEGAN" re-frames Michelangelo's creation myth on the ceiling of the Sisteen Chapel in Rome.
B.J. SPOKE GALLERY, " 199 Main St., Huntington. The show will be on until the end of February.

Michael Alfano
has a solo exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum (MA) during the month of February. “Evolution”, a 7 foot high stainless steel sculpture in 2 parts, is featured in the show. www.michaelalfano

BARNES GALLERY presents works by 80 members of the National Art League & Instructor Irene Vitale is one of them. This show features original oil and acrylic paintings, original pastels and watercolors, original sculptures and original assemblage art.
Barnes Gallery will hold an Artist's Reception Saturday February 7th, 2015 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Featuring live music by Mike Taylor Full Throttle Classic Music and the delicious food catered by Prime Fine Catering.
National Art League will be on exhibit January 13 through February 28th. — inNATIONAL ART LEAGUE

Gia Schifano
has a Solo Show at The Wine Cellar on Main, 70 Main Street, Northport. Her Long Island landcapes will be on display through March 3rd with a reception Sunday, February 22nd, 3-5pm. All are welcome.

Joyce Kubat
* has a full schedule of exhibits coming up:

In Stony Brook, NY: in the Long Island Museum: Here and Now exhibit ending February 1st.
In Huntington, NY: b.j. spoke gallery's ARTIST'S CHOICE show, dates February 3-28, reception February 7, 2-5 pm
In Huntington, NY: b.j. spoke gallery's EXPO 34 national competition, dates April 2-30, reception April 11, 6-9 pm

Plein Air Magazine, has invited Antonio Masi as a faculty member of the 4th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo. at the Monterey Convention Center, Monterey, Ca.From April 13- 17, 2015
For details:

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Garden City Public Library during the month of February, 2015. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Bellmore Memorial Library during the month of March 2015. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Shain Bard* in solo exhibition at the Huntington Public Library in January 2015, titled "Deer and Landscapes You Can Walk Into". Reception: Sunday, January 11 from 2-4pm.

Michael Alfano has 2 sculptures on exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum (MA) through February 6, 2015. In November Michael was presented with the Maxima Cum Laude Fellow Award plaque at the AAPL’s Annual Grand National Exhibition reception. He is the 5th recipient of this award in 86 years.

Constance Wain and Ellen Hallie Schiff* are part of a group show a the Gallery at The Bryant Library, titled “The Alchemists” on view from January 4 through February 28, 2015.

Lisa Argentieri is honored to have won for "Best Artist of Nassau County" in the 2014 Nassau Happenings List.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork during the month of January 2015 at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY. In addition, Robert will be hosting a “Meet the Artist” reception at the Huntington Public Library (Main St Branch) on December 13, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. His internet art gallery may be viewed at

Peter Galasso will be in the Long Island Museum’s inaugural exhibition entitled “Here and Now”, featuring the work of the museum’s initiative LIMarts, a collaborative arts group.
Opening Reception is Friday, December 5, 2014 from 6-7:30 PM and the show runs through February 1, 2015.
Here’s a recent article on Peter’s work in the Times Beacon Record:

Check out ALLI instructor Irene Vitale's November 4 interview with Dominique of Paper Doll Vintage Boutique

The Long Island Craft Guild is holding a juried craft fair of member artisan work on Saturday, November 15th at the Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City. Lauren Singer will be offering handwoven and beaded work and brooches.

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:

Artist and instructor Nanette Fluhr* has a new online class! Follow the link below to join her in Classic Children's Portraits in Oil!  Nanette teaches Painting the Portrait & the Figure in Oil From Life at the Art League on Wednesday afternoons.

Michelle Palatnik is featured in 25A magazines November issue at

Nanette Fluhr*, Liz Jorg Masi, Donna Harlow Moraff*, Howard Rose*, Angela Stratton, Marie Sheehy Walker, Arthur Bernstein, Dan Brown, Shawn McAvoy, Patrick McGuire, and Ilene Palant* are among the 14 artists participating in the 7th Annual Exhibit Long Island Professional Artist Showcase. Exhibit is showing at the Shelter Rock Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock. 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY 11030. Date: November 22, 2014 - January 6, 2015. Artist Reception: Sunday, November 23, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. For more information visit

Congratulations to Art League instructor Joyce Kubat* for the international exposure about her work. Our friends across the pond posted an article describing ALLI Instructor Joyce Kubat's work in their online magazine She's in good company, the link to her story is nestled right next to a link featuring Annie Leibovitz. Read about it here

Great quote from Lisa Argentieri in the October 2014 issue of Watercolor Artists Magazine under the headline "The Best Advice I Ever Got": Drop the Brush - I heard this tip many years ago: as soon as that little voice in your head says "Just this one more thing", then you know your painting is finished. Drop your brush immediately - anything you do after that will ruin the work!

Michael Alfano’s sculpture, Gates of Transcendence, is in a collection of public art. The Harbor Arts Exhibit is at the Boston Harbor Shipyard in East Boston, MA. A second casting of the Gates of Transcendence is on exhibit in the Franklin Sculpture Park in Franklin, MA.

Lisa Argentieri, Employee Choice Winner in the 12th Annual DANIEL SMITH Customer Art Contest! Her watercolor, "Leslie" was picked.

Member Carole Witkover won the Grand Prize in the Landmark Category of the 2013 Overseas Adventure Travel Photography Contest with her image “Balloons over Capadoccia".

Michael Alfano has been accepted as a Fellow Maxima Cum Laude member by the American Artist Professional League.

Debbie Wells** was accepted as an Resident Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City. For more info about Salmagundi, visit

Ellen Hallie Schiff was interviewed by Michael Corbin, aka Art Book Guy for his website, Ellen was dubbed one of the Hot New Artists for 2014. Michael Corbin is a journalist and art collector. He believes in promoting the work of loving contemporary artists. See Ellen's interview and those of other artists at

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded Doug Reina with a prestigious and significant grant, allow him to open a large studio space at 290 Main Street in Setauket where he will paint, teach, and have the opportunity to exhibit his work.  Here's a link to the recent Times Beacon article about Doug's grant award:


*Art League Instructor
**Board Member