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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 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Check out Alicia Peterson's latest blog post, who shares a touching remembrance of Stan Brodsky and his influence on the group of students who carry on his tradition in the Art League's "Advanced Painting Seminar" workshops:

Art League Ceramics Department assistant Laura was featured in an article in the Fall issue of Newsday's Long Island Living Magazine. Turn to page 64 to read all about Laura!

Pamela Waldroup
was featured in the September 5, 2019 issue of the Long Islander Newspaper's Huntington Weekly section!

Long-time Art League Member Min Myar has shared news that her friend and mentor, former Art League Instructor Eloise Gardiner Giles has passed away. Eloise taught at the Art League when it was still known as the Huntington Township Art League, and is fondly remembered by those who studied under her tutelage.

September Exhibits:

Left Bank Art Gallery Presents: PERSONAS
Saturday, August 31st for Art Talk with Lori Horowitz
1:00-3:00 pm
Show runs August 15- September 7th..
59 N Main Street , Liberty, N.Y. 12754
Hours Thursday -Saturday 1:00 -6:00 pm

Lori Horowitz's artwork is a study of personalities and environments. Her images
digest the posture of individuals while faces reflect their stories. Often going unseen
and unheard, we all contribute and make up this diverse and multi-faceted population.
These strangers are subjects in her continuing series of mixed media life-sized characterizations. Curator: Kristopher Neidecker p (845)-857-8208.

Bethel Council of the Arts Opening reception Sunday September 1, 2019 Labor Day Weekend at Artspace. Show runs through September 22nd 3575 State Route 55 Kauneonga Lake, NY 1274


Two of Elaine Lombardo's paintings (Frozen and Opening) have been selected to be displayed at the SEAofVIsibility exhibit at the CAC on Saturday, August 12 @ 12pm (in honor of Yayoi Kusama and mental health awareness). In addition, Anu Annam* and Margaret Minardi will do a teacher-led "happening" after the film screening of KUSUAM: INFINITY. For more details about this event visit
Elaine will also have a 2 month exhibit at Longwood Public Library in November and December of 2020.


Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Wantagh Public Library during the month of September 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

The latest update on Art League Instructor instructor Patricia Shih*, who in addition to being a very talented visual artist and instructor is also a musician and filmmaker. Her first and only film is a documentary entitled "Undocumented." This very timely film was just awarded two more honors to add to the 10 previously given from 9 festivals all across the country. This time they were from the Olympus Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. The film was a finalist in two categories: Best Documentary Feature and Best First-time Filmmaker.

Also she has just returned from California where her film was screened at Stanford University as part of its Camera as Witness program, in a series called "Human Dignity: Faces of Immigration." It was at Stanford that her film was shown 1.5 years ago as part of the United Nations Association Film Festival, and the director of that festival also selected Patricia's film to be shown again this past July for this series.

Lastly it was screened at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco as a fundraiser for the Dreamers Fund for a scholarship to the Masters Program in Migrant Studies at the University of San Francisco. At both screenings Patricia was interviewed and there was a Q & A with the audience on the issues surrounding immigration."

Karen Kirshner
is having a solo show “Abstract Adventures” at the Bryant library in Roslyn, New York from September 4 through October 31, 2019. The reception is on Saturday, October 5, from 2 to 4 PM. They will be live music and refreshments. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. The Bryant Library is at 2 Paper Mill Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576-2133.
In addition: Karen Kirshner and other members of the New York Society of Women Artists accepted an invitation to Gracie Mansion for a private tour and the women's art exhibit, "She Persists" which is one hundred years of women's art in NYC.

Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Sachem Public Library during the month of August 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

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.

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 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.


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.

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

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:

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


NAWA, the National Association of Women Artists has juried Mary Ahern into their historic organization which was founded in 1889 to promote women artists.

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.


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.


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.


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

Joyce Kubat's* work is featured in, an online art news magazine,

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:

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