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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.


Joan Weiss'**
solo photography exhibit "Blowing Hot and Cold" is on view at the Jericho Public Library in September 2018. Artist's Reception is September 8.

August 11, 2018 – September 9, 2018. David Jaycox, Jr. was notified that his watercolor,“Two Artists: Intense Focus” was accepted for the Smithtown Township Art Council’s, “Capturing the Spirit of Long Island” exhibition. The Artists’ and Public Reception will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 2- 4pm, at the Mills Pond House Gallery located at 660 Route 25A in St. James, NY 11780. Gallery hours: W-F 10a.m. - 4p.m.; Sat. and Sundays, 12noon-4p.m. For additional information call (631) 862-6575. Email: http://www.stacarts.org/event.

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


Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Merrick Library during the month of August 2018. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.


Allison Mack
is having her first solo exhibition featuring her jewelry designs. It is on display at the Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport NY. The exhibit runs thru July 31st.

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/

Congratulations to Art League Instructor Jan Guarino. Her watercolor graces the cover of the Huntington Arts Council's Summer Art Cultural News. Read the Summer Issue here: http://www.huntingtonarts.org/system/wp-content/uploads/HAC-Sum18_Web-1.pdf

Gallery North is pleased to present Land, Sea, & Sky, an exhibition of the work of artists Joan Branca and Deborah Katz, two artists who have an appreciation of the natural world but observe it and integrate it in their work on a very personal level.

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, July 27 - August 24, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 27, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Gallery North is pleased to present the art of Joan Branca and Deborah Katz, two artists who bring their appreciation and observations of the natural world to their work on a very personal level. The combination of these two artists will show how color, light and shape can be interpreted and presented to the viewer in different ways.


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's work “Faith” has been selected by juror Karen Kettering Dimit for inclusion in Atlantic Gallery’s juried show “WHO.ARE.YOU?”. The exhibit runs July 17 through August 4, reception is July 18 at 5:30pm. The Atlantic Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street in NYC, near the High Line.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library (Setauket NY) during the month of July 2018. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertrbloom.


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.

From the June 7, 2018 issue of the Smithtown News:  Olivia and Harlan Fischer** presented their annual arts scolarships to two deserving Smithtown High School graduates at a recent award night.  Read the article here.

Art League Instructor Stan Brodsky* and Robert Carter were recently honored at the Huntington Arts Council's 55th Anniversary celebration held May 17. Stan and Robert received the Harry and Sandy Chapin Legacy Award, presented by Josh Chapin, Harry and Sandy's son.

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."

This in from David Jaycox, Jr!:

May 15, 2018- September 30, 2018. Allied Artists of America was founded in 1914 to further the cause of contemporary American artists and is presenting an Online Exhibition to recognize their largest group of artists; Associate Members. David Jaycox Jr. will present his watercolor, “Spring in the Square”. More information at http://alliedartistsofamerica.org/exhibition

Karen Kirshner received Best in Show for her painting "Faith" at the National Art League of American Pen Women's National Juried Art Show in Des Moines, Iowa in April. And in other news s! Karen's watercolor 'The Journey' has been chosen as a finalist in the Long Island Museum's juried art competition Wanderlust. Pick up your copy of Anton News' LI Weekly article announcing the news at local newsstands in Nassau County.

Denis Ponsot* has his next art workshop abroad all lined up. Plan your summer 2018 trip to Clifden, Ireland to see and paint the sites July 22-29 2018! Space is limited. The Quay House a fine B&B with warm inviting rooms and a fire in the fireplace. A breakfast that will delight everyone. Day trips include a trip to the Aran Islands worth the flight alone. This is an open Workshop so not just for artists. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ponsotworkshops/

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. www.michaelalfano.com.

Liz Jorg Masi won first place award in oil and acrylics for "Bride" in the Catherine Lorillard Wolf on line exhibition for members. "Bride" was painted right here at the Art League in the Long Pose Portrait workshop!

Margaret Minardi was honored at Carniege Hall For the National Golden Artist Educator Award. It is given by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Golden Paints and the National Arts Education Association.

ALLI faculty member Patricia Shih* continues winning awards for her first full-length documentary feature "Undocumented". She received two from the Hollywood International Independent Film Festival: An Award of Excellence for Story and an Award of Excellence for Women Filmmaker. Her film has been accepted by four festivals as of this writing: The Queens World Film Festival (where she won an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Feature and was nominated for Best Director Documentary Feature), The Hoboken International Film Festival, The Hollywood International Independent Film Festival, and Docs Without Borders Film Festival.

The honors keep rolling in for Patricia's first-ever film, the documentary "Undocumented" about one man's journey from the mean streets of Medellin, Colombia to the top of his profession as a cardiac surgeon on Long Island. The Docs Without Borders International Film Festival has awarded the film a top-tier Award of Outstanding Excellence in five categories:

Human Spirit, Biographical Feature; Social Issues; Editing; Viewer Impact: Content/Message Delivery; Narration Talent (Jay O. Sanders)

Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional artistic and technical achievements. Patricia and her team are very excited and grateful for all the attention this very timely film has earned.

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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

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This just in from David Peikon*: I am pleased to announce that I am now represented by William Ris Gallery, www.williamris.com, 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 www.artsyshark.com, an online art news magazine, http://bit.ly/2njISbi

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: www.michaelalfano.com.

Check out Art League Portrait Drawing instructor, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Shih's interview on FIOS1 TV's Push Pause: http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/push-pause-shih-love-and-music#.ViEK...

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