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Latest update from the very busy Karen Kirshner: "Time has flown. I was just accepted into the NY Society of Women Artists. I have a painting in the juried exhibition at the Long Island museum entitled “Singing the body electric — inspired by the written word”, and I know it runs until July 7 at the Long Island Museum, an affiliate to the Smithsonian. It is in Stony Brook. I am also in the juried exhibition at the Art league of Long Island, with two paintings. The show is entitled “Diversity in our lives”. It will be running May 25 through June 23. The reception is Sunday, June 9, 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Gallery Talk by Juror: Saturday, June 22, 11:00am .

I am currently showing in the Roslyn Village Art Gallery for the remainder of the month of May with the National League of American pen women LI Chapter.

And I am showing in the membership showcase at THE ART GUILD of Port Washington.

I am also showing at Bj Spoke Gallery currently and our next show for June. It will be coincide with the annual Huntington art walk.That takes place on Sunday, June 9 from 12 o’clock to 4:00 PM on Main Street in downtown Huntington, and Bj Spoke Gallery is at 299 Main St. A painting of mine was accepted to show again at Gallery 104 in Tribeca, but I need the painting for another show, one at the Blue Mountain Gallery in July with NYSWA, (so I may not show at 104, Because I am concerned about selling the piece and not having it available). That Gallery is in Chelsea, Manhattan I participated in the Spring Fling show at AAEH’s Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton recently. Those are my updates. The most exciting thing is I am now a member of the National Association of Women Artists end of the NY Society of Women Artists.

I have to make up my mind about the Gallery 104/ NYArt Gallery show. I still have a painting on exhibit at the national headquarters of the National League of American pen women gallery, which they are now referring to as a museum In Dupont Circle, Washington DC.

Also I am the featured artist, as the artist to watch with Blink Art In an email blitz scheduled for May 30, 2019.

And also exhibiting at A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY, Wish You Were Here 19 Postcard Show, May 23-June 44, 2019. Opening night: May 23, 6 - 8 PM.

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Anthony D'Avino is part of the group exhibit "Retro" on view in The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton on view through May 19.


Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Shelter Rock Public Library during the months of May and June 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.


Ron Janssen
has had two solar plate prints accepted into the Art of Our Century show at the Woodbury Art Museum in Orem, Utah, running from May 14 to June 22, 2019. He first learned the technique in the ALLI workshops of Stephanie Jacobson and Chris Ann Ambery.

Andrea Manning, the Art League of Long Island's Program Coordinator, was selected to be Part of the Artists (IN) Fellowship Program, A WET PAINT NYC AND COMPASSNEEDLE VENTURE. Andrea's sculptural artwork along with 41 other artists and 10 participating galleries will be on display from May 1st- May 5th in SOHO, 107/111 Grant St. NYC. Visit Superfine.world to purchase tickets. The Fellowship Program is highly competitive and quite prestigious so a hearty congrats to Andrea!


Michael Alfano’s
sculpture, We Two Together, is on exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. This large sculpture (43”x43”x33”) was recently selected for the Sculpture Garden. The art museum is located in Dennis, MA. Also on the Cape is Michael’s bronze life-size sculpture of a figure called Journey. The sculpture greets visitors to the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis. www.michaelalfano.com

Stephanie Navon Jacobson* had a painting, 'Red Poppies' in the RED exhibit at the Art Guild of Port Washington for the month of February. She also had a collagraph, 'Circles, Squares and Rectangles, Oh My!', in the Long Island Craft Guild exhibit, 'Echoes' at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery in March. She has three paintings at the Northwell Radiology building, 450 Lakeville Rd,
Lake Success,NY Wallflowers exhibit through April 28.

This in from Art League Instructor Lorraine Rimmelin* about her upcoming fundraiser, "With One Brush Stroke: Hospice Art Show Fundraiser: Then talented local artists are united to help the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Suffolk. The artists will be selling and displaying their art. Each artist will donate a piece of art to be auctioned off, with the proceeds to going to Hospice. An $8 minimum donation is requested at the door which enter you into the door prize raffle. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Mark Saturday, April 27 on your calendar and come down from 2-5pm for an afternoon of art. Event is being held at the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association, 31 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951. Any questions contact Lorraine at lorraine@watercolorartisan.com

Lauren Singer has two mixed media pieces accepted into the "Echoes" Exhibit, juried by Museum of Art and Design's, Barbara Paris Gifford. The Exhibit, on view at ALLI's Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, celebrates the Long Island Craft Guild's 60th Anniversary and runs through April 7th. Stop in on April 7 for a 2:00- 3:30 Art Talk.

Larry Aarons* will be having a one man show at the Gold Coast Art Annex Library. The show runs from May 5 - 31, 2019 - Opening Reception Sunday May 5 from 2-4 pm please join him. The show will include 20 pieces of art, new drawings from his Myths of Man series and oil paintings from his World View Collection, the paintings are from his world travels. Not to be missed never before seen art work. All art is available for purchase. Gold Coast Art Annex Library, 40 Railroad Avenue, Glen Head NY May 5 - 31, 2019.


Ralph DeCarli
been selected for a solo exhibition of his artwork (paintings, limited edition prints and photos) at the Syosset Public Library from April 1 - 30, 2019. The work will be on display in the library art gallery located at 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY 11791.

Scott Hartman's watercolor painting BOSTON SEWER has been accepted into the 2019 Juried Member’s Exhibition in San Pedro, California. The exhibit, which runs from April 4 -June 23 at the National Watercolor Society Gallery, will feature 77 artists.

In addition, two of his watercolor paintings, Spring Snow and BOSTON SEWER, were accepted into the 2019 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s (PAWCS) Online Exhibit. The paintings can be viewed on their website (www.pawcs.com).

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Resident Artist Member E. Craig Marcin is conducting the following upcoming workshops at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019: "Creative Escape: Experimenting with Egg Tempera": Come to the Brandywine River Museum of Art to unwind, mingle and make art! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, this program will include inspiration from the museum's collection of paintings by Andrew Wyeth, and feature a hands-on activity. Participants will learn the basics of mixing and painting with egg tempera. Learn this centuries-old method of painting and take home a small work of art! No experience necessary. With studios in Commack,Long Island and Pocono Lake, PA, E. Craig Marcin paints in watercolor
and tempera and has a professional background in optical design and photography.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: "Approachable Egg Tempera Teacher Workshop": Explore this unique medium and its significance to the work of Andrew Wyeth. Artist Craig Marcin will demonstrate egg tempera techniques and participants will be invited to test out a few brushstrokes for themselves. Letters for teachers to submit for Act 48 credit will be provided.

In addition, Craig has been selected to participate in the Patchogue Arts Council's Slide Slam Series at the Haven Gallery, 155 Main Street, Northport, NY Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00PM

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This just in from Nanette Fluhr*
Absolutely delighted that my self portrait arrived at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona for the show "Painting Today / Pintando Hoy", curated by Didi Menendez. The show opens on International Women’s Day, March 8th and runs through May 5, 2019. Visit museum website at https://www.meam.es/en/

William Graf* is featured in the February 28 issue Times Beacon Record's Arts & Lifestyles as artist of the month. Read the article on page B4 at https://issuu.com/tbrmedia/docs/al_022819w/4

David Peikon* is having a Solo Show in NYC,it's his largest This is David's most important show of his career to date, and will feature approximately 60 paintings, representing 5000 hours at the easel, displayed in a beautiful 3500 sq ft space in TriBeCa. The Peikon Pop Up Gallery invites you to:

An Exhibition and Sale of Paintingsby David Peikon
157 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
- Opening Reception -
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6-9 PM
The show is open for viewing:
Friday, May 10 • 12-9 PM
Saturday, May 11 • 12-9 PM
Sunday, May 12 • 12-6 PM

For inquiries or to arrange for private viewing
prior to or during the show, please contact:
artistdavidpeikon@gmail.com
or call (516) 707-6520

View Digital Brochure  - See what you like?  Contact David for more details on the artwork.

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This in from Caroline Kaplowitz:
Caroline Kaplowitz will be exhibiting FUSION 58-Memories, (above), 16” x 12”, charcoal, conte, gouache, pastel & watercolor in Guild Hall 81st Artist Member’s Exhibition. See below.
If interested you can view my recently updated website, which was recently updated, by Jackie Jones, at: www.carolinekaplowitz.com

For 81 years, Guild Hall Museum has reserved space in its exhibition schedule for the Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. This is the oldest non-juried museum exhibition on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. This community-centered exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the artists who live and work here. Artists from every level participate in this exhibition to show their support of Guild Hall and its role in their life as their community Museum, Theater and Educational Art Center.

The Annual Guild Hall Artist Member Exhibition has often been referred to as the opening of the Art Season on the East End. It is a lively and vibrant exhibition featuring over 400 works in every medium from Guild Hall’s artist members. The Annual Guild Hall Artist Member Exhibition has often been referred to as the opening of the Art Season on the East End. It is a lively and vibrant exhibition featuring over 400 works in every medium from Guild Hall’s artist members.
March 09-April 06, 2019
Mon, Fri, and Sat-11AM-5PM Sun-12PM-5PM.
158 Main St, E.Hampton,11937 Phone: 631-324-4050 Website: guildhall.org

Caroline is also one of 25 artists featured in "Love & Passion", an exhibit sponsored by Karen Mannix Contemporary in Bridgehampton. This is a pop-up 2 day exhibit at the Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton. It’s next weekend, March 9-10, 2019: Saturday 12-8 (reception 5-8) and Sunday 12-5.
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Joyce Kubat* is one of 25 artists featured in "Love & Passion", an exhibit sponsored by Karen Mannix Contemporary in Bridgehampton. This is a pop-up 2 day exhibit at the Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton. It’s next weekend, March 9-10, 2019: Saturday 12-8 (reception 5-8) and Sunday 12-5.


Robert T. Bloom
, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the Sea Cliff Village Library during the months of March and April 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

Art League member Karen Kirshner is at it again! She's been featured on the cover of b.j.spoke gallery's spoke magazine and is featured in Hamptons Art Hub as as Artwork of the Week. Congrats Karen!  https://hamptonsarthub.com/directory/artists/long-island/karen-l-kirshner/?utm_source=Friday+Newsletter+-+2.1.2019&utm_campaign=Friday+02.01.19&utm_medium=email

Lauren Singer has 4 mixed media works included in the OMNI Gallery Invitational Group Exhibit - "Art/Craft: the Essence of Material", curated by Dawn Lee, in Uniondale, NY. Reception is Sunday 2/24, 3:00-5:00 and the show runs through 4/28. Also, she was accepted into the Huntington Arts Council "Objects Found" Exhibit and will have two mixed media constructions in the juried group show at the Main Street Gallery, Huntington. Reception is 2/15/19 from 6-8:00 pm and the show runs until 3/23.

The latest on Karen Kirshner's upcoming exhibits and awards! Excerpted from her blog at http://www.karenkirshner.com/author/kirshnermuseum/ MORE EXHIBITIONS IN FEBRUARY!
POSTED ON JANUARY 23, 2019 BY KIRSHNERMUSEUM

Karen L. Kirshner with a sliver of her latest dynamic painting, ©”Modern Times” 2019.
I received my favorite kind of notification today from Cape Cod: CONGRATULATIONS!! Your artwork has been selected to be part of the Cape Cod Art Center’s 2019 exhibit, Opposites Attract”.

The juried exhibition runs from February 11 thru March 17, 2019. The Cape Cod Art Center is at 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA. The reception is Thurs., Feb. 14, 5-7 PM.

My 30×40″ Acrylic painting, “DUO” will be on exhibit then. I only showed that painting once, at BJ Spoke Gallery. Now it is getting more exposure. It is figurative abstract, vs. my usual non-figurative paintings. I’m excited.

2. I received notification that my painting, “Concerto” was selected for juried the NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) “Small Works 2019” exhibition, Feb. 6 thru Feb. 27. The reception is on Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 PM, at NAWA Gallery, 315 West 39th Street, in Manhattan, NY. I hope you can be there!

3. My best work is on exhibit right now at BJ Spoke, in the “Artists Choice” Exhibition for 2019. My guest artists showing with me are Joyce Kubat and Caroline Kaplowitz. The reception is Saturday, January 26, 6-9 PM. The Show runs January 15-February 24.

4. I am showing a painting in the group exhibition, Texture Show at the NYA Gallery in Tribeca, NYC, in February 7- 28 at Gallery 104, in the Tribeca Arts Cener at 373 Broadway, NYC. The reception is on Feb. 7 and 8. from 6-9 PM. I have another painting I was asked to exhibit in the gallery. I am not sure right now that is for the same show or for the new gallery NYA Gallery that opens in during Armory Week, which I think is in March.

5. I am showing in the Art Guild of Port Washington’s juried exhibition, “RED” February 2 – 24. The reception is Saturday, February 2, 1-5 PM at The Art Guild, at Eldersfield Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY.

6. I am in the Barnes Gallery at 2 Nassau Blvd., Garden City, NY, with the special group exhibition of the National Art League. It runs through Feb. 23. The reception is on Sat., Feb. 2, 5:30-7:30 PM.

7. I am in the Guild Hall 81st Members Exhibition, March 9- April 6, 2019.Guild Hall is at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY.

8. Note, I have my painting “After Irma” at the LI Museum in Stony Brook until Jan. 27, when I move it to a Tribeca gallery. And, my three paintings, “Sweep” and “Razzle-Dazzle” and “Garden Party” are still in the Dupont Circle, Washington, DC national gallery of the National League of American Pen Women until early-mid February.

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Robert T. Bloom, Photographic Artist, will be presenting a solo artist exhibit of his artwork at the South Country Public Library during the month of February 2019. Robert’s internet art gallery may be viewed at www.picturetrail.com/robertbloom.

Karen Kirshner is in the News!! Karen is earning kudos left and right for her vibrant abstract paintings. Read all about it at https://hamptonsarthub.com/directory/artists/long-island/karen-l-kirshne...

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Winter brings the annual Artist’s Choice 2019 exhibition to b. j. spoke gallery. Gallery members invite Long Island artist who they admire, to partner with them. The gallery member’s statement, that hangs with the art on exhibit, encourages a dialogue on art and its value to the community. Open from January 15 through February 24. Public reception date changed from Saturday, January 19 to Saturday, January 26, from 6-9pm at 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 More details: 831-549-5106 or www.bjspoke gallery.org.


Karen Kirshner
has invited Joyce Kubat* and Caroline Kaplowitz to exhibit; Kevin Larkin* has invited Efren Andaluz; and Art League Member Constance Wain has invited Nancy Yoshi.

View full list of participating artists at http://www.bjspokegallery.org/ 

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Janice Sztabnik was mentioned in a recent Newsday article about her participation in the Patchogue Arts Council's Slide Slam Series. Read all about it at https://mailchi.mp/5fafa1d2b824/get-your-copy-today?e=708adc57d5

NAWA, the National Association of Women Artists has juried Mary Ahern into their historic organization which was founded in 1889 to promote women artists. https://www.thenawa.org/nawa-history/

Larry Aarons'* will leading Floating Art Workshops in Drawing on the following Uniworld Boutique River Cruises: Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time's Brussels to Amsterdam , 8 Days, River Queen, March 24, 2019 and Brilliant Bordeaux, Bourdeaux to Bourdeaux, 8 Days, SS Bon Voyage, Juine 15, 2019. For trip details visit https://www.uniworld.com/en/promotions/floating-art-workshop/.

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." Larry's drawing of Uncle Sam Playing TAPS / Crying as one of images on a new ADVets exhibition honoring our American Hero’s / Veterans. The art exhibition can next be seen in the new American Airline terminal at O’Hare Airport in Chicago starting Oct. 10th.

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Ruzica Grgas is one of 90 finalists (out of 300 from around the world) whose artwork was selected in "Art Elevated" in NYC. A banner created from her oil painting "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", is hanging at the Port Authority. The banners are part of a Public Art Initiative launched by the Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius, a technology platform for the arts community. Ruzica's painting was also recently exhibited in the Art League of Long Island's "The Big Picture" exhibition.

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More accolades are coming Patricia Shih's* way! Congratualations!!! The latest update on Patricia Shih's documentary titled "Undocumented" as of January 3, 2019: "Undocumented" just won another award, Best Picture from the Add a Movie Film Festival in NYC in December. This makes its 10th award and honor from 9 festivals.

Art League Instructor Patricia Shih's* full-length feature documentary, "Undocumented" has completed the film festival circuit, winning numerous awards and honors. It is now available for screenings in art houses, colleges, houses of worship, social justice/immigrant rights organizations and many more venues. 

Almost all previous public and festival screenings have played to packed houses and some resulted in standing ovations across the country. Here are some reviews:

Viewer - 'Possibly the most important film at the present time.'
LI Press - “Truly inspiring. Not to be missed.”

Huffington Post - “Inspiring documentary by first-time filmmaker Patricia Shih.”

Judges’ reviews from Dances with Films -"Very inspirational, important and timely story, certainly one that is very relevant to today's world and political climate."

Moises Esparza, Programming Manager, San Diego Latino Film Festival -

“Thank you most of all for such a powerful, moving, and unforgettable documentary!”

Patricia's  documentary titled "Undocumented" won 2nd Prize for Best Documentary Feature in the Queens World Film Festival 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.

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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/

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

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.

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