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Deborah Katz
will be exhibiting small pastels on paper and some larger oil paintings along with 3 other artists at the Main Street Gallery. Reception is Friday 6-8pm in Huntington.

Beth Heit
is delighted to invite to what we hold close / what we let go , her solo installation. The opening reception is Friday, July 22 from 4-6pm with an artist’s talk at 4pm. The Catskill Art Society is located at 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. The gallery is also open Sundays,11am-3pm,Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays,11am-6pm. The exhibit continues until August 28th.
Her sculptures are being featured on the Artsy Shark website in a blog posted by Carolyn Edlund (founder of Artsy Shark) about Art & Meaning. Artsy Shark is committed to showcasing emerging artists. Click here to have a look.

Damyanti Radheshwar
, the Art League’s Architecture & Design Instructor for the Summer Design Program, is on the shortlist in the international design competition launched by the Novo Foundation and Goren Group. The Women’s Building, a 20-story building located in the gallery district, will be a center for the global girls’ and women’s rights movement. Learn more at

This in from Marlene Bezich: For those of you who may be interested, I have been invited to conduct a portrait demonstration in Pastel by the North Shore Art Guild. The demonstration will begin at approx. 7:15pm after a short business meeting at the Rose Caracappa Center 739 Route 25A, Mt Sinai NY on Monday July 11th.. I will be demonstrating a dog portrait, and having fun in the process, hope to see some of you there!!

Phyllis Gildston
was awarded "Honorable Mention" at the Manhasset Art Association's show entitled "An Artful Summer" which is running at the Manhasset Library from May 29 - July 28, 2016. The title of the mixed media collage is "The Luck of the Draw." Exhibition juror, Rick Perez, said about his selection: "The collage...stood out for the compelling abstraction formed by all of its various typographic,photographic and flat-shape elements. An additional element of interest in this piece was the echoing of some of its elements as well as the personal story which served as its subject."

Peter Galasso
will be exhibiting in a four person abstract art show entitled, “In the Abstract" at Gallery North from July 29th through August 19th.
Opening Reception is July 29, 2016, 5-7PM. GALLERY NORTH 90 NORTH COUNTRY ROAD, SETAUKET, NY 11733, T +1 631 751 2676 (Hour

Carole and Richard Witkover are scheduled to present the following Library programs . The presentations are not the “old fashioned” slide shows of the past but computer generated multi-media programs with multiple sound tracks for music and narration, and include video clips and animation to enhance them: July 18, 2 PM at the Jericho Public Libary :Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. Phone (516) 935-6790 to register. August 12, 2 PM at the Syosset Public Library: Vietnam and Cambodia. Phone (516) 921-7161 to register

July 30, -August 28, 2016. David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor, “What’s Up” was selected by Tom Newton, jurist for the Smithtown Township Art Council’s, “Animals in Art” exhibition. The Opening Reception is slated for Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 2 to 4p.m., at the Mills Pond House Gallery located at 660 Route 25A in St. James, NY 11780. Gallery hours: W-F 10a.m. to 4p.m.; Sat. and Sundays, 12noon to 4p.m. For additional information call (631) 862-6575. Email:

July 18, - July 29, 2016. The Salmagundi Club selected David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor painting “Meadow View “for their 38th Annual Juried Painting & Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members. The Awards Reception will be held Friday July 29, 2016 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.

July 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016. The Northport–East Northport Library’s Artists Gallery will feature artist, David Jaycox Jr. and his Watercolor Reflections: Portraiture and Scapes. The gallery is located on the lower level at 151 Laurel Avenue Northport, NY 11768. This solo exhibition is free and open to the public. Library hours are: 9-9 M-F; and 9-5 Sat. The library is closed on Sundays beginning June 19, 2016. For additional information and directions go to the website: or phone 631-261-6930.

June 29, 2016 - July 25, 2016. David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor, “Suspended Judgment” can be viewed during the Huntington Arts Council’s 2016 Member’s Spotlight Show. This exhibit will be held at the, Petite Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY. The Opening Reception is scheduled for July 8, 2016 from 6 to 8p.m. For additional information phone 631-271-8423 or visit

June 18, 2016 - July 20, 2013. Jurist Wendy Hollander, a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor, selected a David Jaycox, Jr. watercolor for the Smithtown Township Art Council’s, “Of a Botanical Nature” exhibition. The Artists’ and Public Reception was held Saturday, June 18, 2016 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:

Stan Brodsky
is exhibiting at Lawrence Gallery, Newtown Lane in Easthampton until June 30. Hours are Monday- Sunday, 11:30 - 8:30 pm. The exhibit consists of 31 of his works, primarily in oils from early 2005 - 20016. Information can also be obtained from “Dans Papers,” published every Thursday in East Hampton or on Facebook. Kindly call the gallery:631-604-5525 or
516-547-8965 also for information.

Karen L. Kirshner of East Meadow was awarded Honorable Mention for her painting "Vigil," in the Art Guild of Port Washington Members Showcase Exhibit. The show runs from May 21 - June 26, 2016.

Margaret Minardi
, an Art League Member and Honorable Mention Awardee in the Art League's current exhibit "Figuratively Speaking" was featured on page 2 in the June 9, 2016 issue of the weekly newspaper "The Observer". Margaret will also be having her first solo exhibit at the Ripe Art Gallery opening June 18. She has also won grand prize from among 750 entries in a recent exhibition at East End Arts.

Holly Gordon's upcoming exhibits and events: FLORAbundance exhibition June 1-30, 2016. 1 S. Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718 at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library

Blooms and Beyond Slide Program all about FLORAbundance presented by Long Island Horticulture Society Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, NY. Sunday June 28, 2016 at 2pm. Contact Planting Fields for information

Monet and Me, photographic images created by Holly Gordon during several stays in Claude Monet’s legendary Giverny garden masterpiece in France, will be featured in the BAFFA Gallery with the Sayville Garden Tour Saturday, June 18th. This exhibit runs through the summer
and Holly Gordon will be at the Gilette House June

Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts, 47 Gilette Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782. The Gilette House. Phone: (631) 589-7343

In support of emerging artists, the Islip Art Museum Store Exhibition space will feature, Shapeshifter, New Works By Anu Annam*, Curated by Beth Giacummo. Shapeshifter will feature a series of new works that exemplify the signature ethereal style of Anu Annam.

Through subjective intellectual interpretation and unconventional techniques, Anu Annam captures individual mental states, auras, and nuances of personalities in her portraiture, focusing on self-portraiture during times of introspection. She has become nationally and internationally renowned for her ability to capture the emotional essence of her subjects using her impressionistic to semi-abstract style.

A special workshop series with Anu Annam is offered in conjunction with the Shapeshifter exhibition.

This exhibition will be on will be on view June 19 - September 11, 2016.
The Islip Art Museum celebrated the opening of Summer exhibitions at IAM Up Late with LIP - with a special event and reception on June 25 from 8 -11PM.

Irene Vitale* will be exhibiting her seascape paintings through Labor Day at the Casino Cafe in Fire Island's Davis Park. Watch the artfully made video by the Fire Island Chronicle's Ben Amato: . Ben's interview with Irene is in the issue appearing week of May 31.

New Art League member Daniel Heller solo exhibition "Interpretations of Realities" is on view in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library-Gallery from July 7 to August 30. Opening Reception is Thursday, July 7 from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Southold Free Library, Suffolk County, NY during the month of July 2016. Thereafter, Robert’s artwork will be displayed on a solo artist basis at the Uniondale Public Library, Nassau County, NY during the month of August 2016. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at

Early Spring 2016. David Jaycox, Jr., an Elected Member of The American Artists Professional League received notification that he was awarded the rank of Fellow Elected Artist because his watercolor paintings were accepted for three Grand Nation Annual Exhibitions( the 84th, 85th, and 87th). To view the latest painting “No Downtime”, go to - then go to exhibitions. David’s painting was also included in the 87th Grand National AAPL Catalog. Contact (212) 645-1345 for more information.

Art League instructor Marla Mencher was featured cover artist in the May 6, 2016 issue of Dan's Papers! Read the online issue:

Joyce Kubat's* work is spotlighted on The Woven Tale Press website at posted May 1, 2016.

Textile/mixed media artist Valerie Zeman is exhibiting at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery at the Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport, located on the North Fork of Long Island. NY. The show opens on Friday, May 6, 2016 and will be up for viewing until July 27, 2016. An Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, May 15, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Local wines and artisanal cheeses will be served. The public is invited to this free event. The exhibition is open for viewing during the Jamesport Manor Inn’s open hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM during lunch and dinner service.

The Ethical Humanist Society awarded ALLI instructor Patricia Shih*, along with her husband Stephen Fricker and 3 others, their Social Justice Leadership award for 2016. They were honored at an awards dinner at the Nassau Bar Association in Mineola and presented with a beautiful engraved art glass piece and a citation from Nassau County.

Beth Atkinson, Art League Member and AP Art Teacher at Hicksville High Schoolhas been named a "Distinguished Teacher of 2016" by the Harvard Club of Long Island. Beth is one of fourteen teachers from Long Island chosen from among the 150 Long Island public and private schools.

ArtyZen Studios Limited Edition Art Prints from original paintings by Anahi DeCanio** were highlighted by Designerlebrity Founder Barbara Viteri during interview on the Donna Drake Live It Up TV Show. Anahi was in great company, she was highlighted along with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Aviva Stanoff, and Box of Chic.

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:

The Adventures of Gingerella by Ginger Balizer-Hendler is now being published and can be purchased through, Kindle, and CreateSpace.

Check out Art League Portrait Drawing instructor, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Shih's interview on FIOS1 TV's Push Pause:

Janice Sztabnik has been chosen to be featured in the New York, New York: 20 Emerging Artists From the Big Apple Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here:

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