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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

October 11, 2014 - November 18, 2014. David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor, “Taking a Break on Broadway”was accepted for the Smithtown Township Juried Member Artist Showcase Exhibition. The Opening Reception was held Saturday, October 11, 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

Professional photographer Margaret Casella (an Honorable Mention Winner in the Art League's current exhibit) of the USA was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement in the category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 298 coveted title awards and 957 nominees in 14 categories.

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

Gina Mars'* work is featured in the Pottery Council's 2015 Calendar (October) -  Also, Gina won first place in the Long Island Fair that took place October 2-5 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

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

Art League art instructor Anu Annam* and member Debbie Viola have been nominated as best artist/painter in the Bethpage Best of Long Island program. Voting begins on October 1 and runs through December 15. Click here to vote

Margaret Casella, Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Art League's current exhibit "Pattern & Rhythm" Through the Lens, is exhibiting at the East Williston Library the month of November.

October 27, - November 4, 2014. The Audubon Artists accepted David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor painting “Embouchure of Doubt” for their 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition. The Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00p.m. in the Salmagundi Club 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 email:

Ananhi DeCanio** is the Long Island Arts Alliance's October Artist of the Month.

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

"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.

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!

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