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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.

William Graf* is exhibiting his paintings at Harborfields Library Art Gallery through October 30.

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.


David Jaycox's
Art Journey Summer of 2017:

August 19, to September 30, 2017. Salmagundi Club Chairman of the Board Tim Newton, and Juror for the Smithtown Township Art Council’s (STAC), selected David Jaycox, Jr.’s, watercolor, “Night Shadows” for their Juried Fine Arts Colors of the Night exhibition. The Artists’ and Public Reception was held 2-4p.m., Saturday August 19, 2017 at the Mills Pond House Gallery located at 660 Route 25A in St. James, NY 11780. For additional information call (631) 862-6575 or visit www.stacarts.org

July 20, 2017 to August 12, 2017. Watercolor artist David Jaycox, Jr., received notification that Juror Dan Christoffel selected his painting, “Two artists: Intense Focus” for the Huntington Art Council’s Portrait of an Artist Exhibition. The reception was held Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6-8p.m. at the Petite Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY. Gallery hours are Monday –Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday from 12noon to 4pm. For additional information phone 631-271-8423 or visit www.huntingarts.org

July 15, 2017 to August 5, 2017. David Jaycox, Jr. received notification from Art League of Long Island that his watercolor, “No Downtime” was selected for the juried exhibition, A Quotidian Life: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary. In addition, Jurist, Frank Hill Perrell cited the painting for an Honorable Mention Award. The Opening Reception was held July 16, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. The gallery is 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.artleaguieli.org

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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.

William Ris Gallery Jamesport DPeikon art on rt

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