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

Art League Instructor, Nanette Fluhr's* portrait “Hannah" was selected as a finalist in this year's Portrait Society of America's Member's Only competition.

This just in from Art League instructor David Peikon*: Dear Friends, I have ten paintings currently showing here in Essex, CT, a beautiful town to visit any time of year, but especially delightful during the holidays. Home of the renowned Griswold Inn, and a short drive to the Griswold Museum, there's lots to do, I hope you will stop in to the gallery for a visit, open 7 days a week, throughout the holiday season. ~Dave

Lots of new paintings to view on my web site as well, www.artistdavidpeikon.com including the cover piece " Till the Cows Come Home", 40 x 50, oil on linen, $20,000

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Karen L Kirshner’s
painting “Faith” Received a second award. The painting receive second prize at the East Meadow art show previously, and just received the Honorable Mention Award at the For exhibition of the National Art League, Douglaston Queens New York, November 2017.

Karen I was also just been unanimously voted into the Prestigious professional artists organization, National Association of Pen Women. In addition she has a painting in the Long Island Museum’s “Baby it’s cold out there” annual exhibition for December - January.

She has been invited To show paintings in the annual East Meadow invitational art show and will be Exhibiting 2 to 3 paintings.

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The Art League of Long Island is holding their 62nd Member’s Exhibition (Part 1). David Jaycox, Jr.’s watercolor, “In Spite of It All” depicts “Tugboat Mattie”, the Fish Monger. The Opening Reception was held at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery on November 5, 2017, located at the Art League’s E.S. Livingston Center, 107 E. Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, New York 11746 (Northern State Parkway, Exit 42 North). The gallery is open daily, Mon – Thurs: 9am – 9pm; Fridays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and weekends 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For additional information, call (631) 462-5400 or visit http://www.artleagueli.org

October 31, 2017 - December 29, 2017. David Jaycox, Jr., received notification that The American Artists Professional League accepted his watercolor “Silent Silo” for their 89th Annual Grand National Exhibition. The entire exhibition can be viewed at http://www.aaplinc.org/online_89_accepted.htm#gallery. The Awards Reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, from 1 -4p.m. The Awards Reception will be held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 48 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. For additional information phone 212-645-1345.

October 1, 2017 - December, 31, 2017. Audubon Artists president, Vincent Nardone, notified David Jaycox, Jr. that his watercolor portraiture, “Two Artists: Intense Focus” was accepted for their 75th Annual Exhibition. Look for David’s painting in the “Aquamedia” section. This year’s exhibition can be viewed at http://audubonartists.org/annual-exhibition-gallery/

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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/

See Paris with William A. Dodge May 15-25, 2018 on his 11-day art retreat. Travelers will stay in the vibrant Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, a district famous as the home for such artists as Picasso, Renoir, and Degas. Each day travelers will be led on tours of various Parisian landmarks such as: the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle, Eiffel Tower, and Art Historical walking tours. For more information and to book your trip visit http://www.wadodge.com/news/come-see-paris-with-me

Congratulations to Karen Kirshner: National League of American PEN Women Long Island Branch Art Exhibit South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation / 228 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY. (516) 623-1204 / Gallery Open 10am to 1pm Tuesday - Friday (best to call first) and Sunday mornings. Art Exhibit from October 22nd to November 19th. Christine Greene is also exhibiting in this show! Guest Artist Karen Lynne Kirshner is the daughter of former American PEN Woman Betty B. Kirshner.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Oceanside Public Library during the months of Nov and Dec 2017. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

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.

Art League instructor, Stephanie Jacobson* exhibited in ‘Face and Figure’ at the Port Washington Art Guild in September. She has 2 paintings in the Port Washington Art Guild exhibit ‘Palate to Palette’, October 7- 29. Stephanie also has a print and a glass mezzuzah in the Long Island Craft Guild exhibit,’Anything Goes’ at the Jericho public Library, Oct. 3-30.

Doug Reina* has a solo show at Montauk's Woodbine Collection Art Gallery. Opening reception:
Saturday, September 30, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The show will run through Nov. 8. The Woodbine Collection Gallery is located at 649 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY. The Gallery is open 12:00 - 6:00 daily, closed Tuesdays. Open by appointment anytime - 917 828 5776

Karen Kirshner is currently exhibiting in the Absolutely Abstract show, and she has two portraits in the Faces and Figures Sept-Oct. show at the Art Guild of PW. Karen's painting “Elephant Crush” was accepted into the Long Island Museum’s Animal Kingdom annual art show, Sept. - Oct.In Sept. Karen will also be at the Barnes Gallery to show and sell her artwork.

Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist , will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Hewlett -Woodmere Public Library Main Art Gallery during the months of Sept and Oct 2017.  Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

Ron Janssen has two paintings — "Chinese Gardens" and “Re-Calling Snake River— in the upcoming show “Absolutely Abstract” at the Huntington Arts Council.


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.

The next viewing of "Undocumented" will be at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Greenwood Lake, NY on May 23 at 6:00. Awards for that festival will be announced on May 25.

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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

Also, Nanette Fluhr's award winning painting of "Serinna" was selected to be in the the Oil Painters of America's 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition. May 12 through June 10, 2017 at the Eisele Fine Art Gallery, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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 will be included in the Saaci/Gallery, Naples, Italy, during the month of April, curated by www.facebook.com/sabatoangiero. Show titled "nessuno in mostra." This will be my 2nd group show at this gallery.  Her 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.

Joan Weiss was featured in a full page article in the Syosset-Jericho Tribune about the her return to the art world as a photographer who has exhibited and won many awards in the past two years. Upcoming exhibits include the shows in the Art League 's Strolling Gallery and Shelter Rock Art Gallery. Read the article: http://syossetjerichotribune.com/2016/12/07/better-late-than-never/

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.

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...

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: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Ne...

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