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Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Hampton Bays Public Library during the month of October, 2014.
Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed in a solo artist exhibit at the Huntington Public Library (Main Street Gallery) from November 21. 2014 to January 4, 2015.
A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held by Robert at this library on December 13, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
His internet art gallery may be viewed at

The Salmagundi Club is hosting a lecture by Debbie Wells to understand what isneeded to “brand” yourself as an artist and promote your artwork in today’s market. "The Artist’s Self-Promotion Checklist" ,Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
For more information visit

Paul Moreno's
sculptures and Emily Moreno's watercolor paintings will be on exhibit through the month of September at Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library - Side by Side Exhibit.

"Winter Soldier" (acrylic) by Lisa Argentieri on exhibit at The Patchogue Arts Council. Show dates: Sept 14 thru Oct 26, 2014. Reception Sept 14, 5pm-7pm. Hours Thurs-Fri 2pm-7:30pm; Sat & Sun 1-5pm. Closing reception Oct 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Gia Schifano's landscapes will be shown at Gallery Crossing in Peconic from Sept. 25th through October 8th. Reception is Sept. 27th, 4:30-6:30...2745 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY.

Anahi DeCanio** is exhibiting her work in the Bloomingdale's Furniture Gallery at the Roosevelt Field Mall September 10 through October 26. Opening reception is Thursday, September 18 6pm to 8pm.

Larry Aarons exhibiting two new art shows New Classic “Myths of Man” pastel & graphite drawings, and New Contemporary Charcoal Painted Portraits Collection at the Hutchins Gallery at LIU in Brookville, LI October 5 through October 30.

Peter Galasso’s solo exhibition “Nearly Out of Reach” will be opening at the new Ripe Art Gallery in Huntington on Saturday, September 13th. The paintings will be on display September 13th through October 4th. Opening Reception: September 13th, 6-9PM. Ripe Art Gallery, 1028 Park Avenue, Huntington NY 11743, (631.239.1805)

Lisa Argentieri has been nominated for Best Artist of Nassau County in The Happening List 2104. Please visit this link to vote:

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!

Elizabeth Cassidy* will be exhibiting some of her Touch Drawings at the Chase Edwards Gallery on Main Street in Bridgehampton, NY. The theme of the show is “The Selfie.” The reception is on Saturday, August 30 from 6-9 PM. and the exhibit will be running through Sept. 19th.

Debbie Wells** and Franklin Hill Perrrell and their Artful Circle endeavor were featured in the August issue of 25A Magazine. Read the article at

September 5-September 29, 2014. David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor “Meadow View” was accepted for the Huntington Arts Council’s 11th juried Landscape Exhibition that will be held at the HAC Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main Street (Route 25A), Huntington, NY 11743. The reception will be held on September 5, 2014 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. Juror Paul Bachem will attend the opening reception. For additional information phone 631-271-8423.

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.

August 23, 2014 - September 26, 2014. Jurist Denise Bibro selected a David Jaycox, Jr. watercolor for the Smithtown Township Juried Fine Art Exhibition. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday August 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mills Pond House Gallery located at 660 Route 25A in St. James, NY 11780. For additional information call (631) 862-6575 or click or go to website

ALLI Members George Wybenga and Mac Titmus are two of three artists showing their work at the Holiday Inn Express Gallery in Centereach August 10 through September 27. Opening reception is August 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Proceeds from the art raffle and 30% of sales will go directly to the Stony Brook Children's Hospital. Holiday Inn Express Gallery is located at 3131 Nesconset Highway in Centereach.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be participating in a multi artist art exhibit (“From The Ground Up”) at the Manhasset Public Library . The exhibit will run from August 3, 2014 until September 26, 2014.
Furthermore, Robert’s solo art exhibit at the Syosset Hospital, scheduled for August, 2014, has been canceled due to building construction.
Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Paul Bachem* is guest juror in the Huntington Arts Council's upcoming exhibit "Landscapes", showing September 5-29. Deadline to submit work is August 1. Visit for prospectus.

Irene Vitale* is exhibiting her oil paintings at Casino Cafe in Davis Park through Labor Day. Reception is Sunday, July 27 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. For more information visit

Art League Instructors Vivien Pollack* and MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson* were featured in Art & Music segment in the July issue of the Village Connection’s Long Island Sound edition. Read all about it, turn to page 18 and 19 at

The Salmagundi Club selected two of David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor paintings for their Annual Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members. The Awards Reception will be held Friday August 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. in the Main Gallery at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 1-6p.m. and 1-5p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For additional information call (212)-255-7740.

Eileen Palmer is is a participating artist at The Islip Art Museum's exhibit"Mash Up: Collages in Mixed Media"
June 29 – September 14, 2014

Eileen Palmer is is a participating artist at The Islip Art Museum's exhibit "Mash Up: Collages in Mixed Media" June 29 – September 14, 2014. Reception: July 13 from 1-4pm.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Gold Coast Public Library, Glen Head, LI NY during the month of July, 2014. The exhibit is part of the Town of Oyster Bay Rotational Art Exhibit Program.
In addition, Robert’s artwork will be displayed in a solo artist exhibit at the Syosset Hospital during the month of August, 2014.

Nanette Fluhr's
drawing, "Summer Breeze" was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's 2014 International Salon.

Nanette Fluhr's painting
, "Serinna" was selected to be part of the group show Loved and Observed at Hersh Fine Art. The show runs from June 21, 2014 - August 12, 2014 with the reception on June 28, 2014 from 6-8pm.

May 15, 2014 –August 30, 2014. Jurists for Allied Artists of America accepted David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor painting, “Embouchure of Doubt” for their Special Online Associates Exhibition. This exhibition may be viewed at:

Susan Bird in a solo show of her abstract expressionist paintings at Bryant Library June 23 to August 22. Opening reception is June 28 from 2 to 4pm.

Proud Mom Gina Mars* is happy to announce her daughter Ripley Mars won the Renzo S. Bianchi Scholarship Award out of hundreds of applicants at the Hecksher Museum in Long Island's best April 5. View photo of her self-portrait and of her winning statement.

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:

ALLI Instructor Irene Vitale* has had three oil paintings accepted into the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum's “Waves and Watercolors : Sea and Create Art” Exhibit from September 21, 2013 to Labor Day 2014. Irene's acceptance into this exhibit has inspired a new fall class at the Art League titled "Water, Waves and People", starting September 17. Details to follow.

Robert T. Bloom’s Photographic Artwork entitled “Harbor Playground” has been selected by the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum to be included in its “Waves and Watercolors : Sea and Create Art” Exhibit from September 21, 2013 to Labor Day 2014.


*Art League Instructor
**Board Member