Director's Corner...

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

   - Albert Einstein



The Holidays are here, the end of the year draws near.  2014 was a hubbub of activity, with a full schedule of special activities and events.  We promise much more to come in 2015.


The Art League's 51st Holiday Fine Art & Craft Fair held on December 6 & 7 brought out many discerning shoppers looking for that perfect gift.  There were plenty of smiling faces and full shopping bags at this well attended event.  Congratulations to the Fair's award winners:  Best in Show winner Chloe Wang of Chloe Fine Art, Award of Excellence winner Margie and Bill Lombard of  M & B Jewelry Inc., and Honorable Mentions Justin Cavagnaro (Burning Both Ends),  Barbara Federmann of  Soul Vessel Designs, and Chris Zec of  Chris Zec Photography.

Congratulations also go to the winners of the Members' Exhibition:  Award of Excellence winners Stan Mehlman, Ray Rothaug, Janice Tozzo, Kathleen Ullman, Holly Black, William A. Dodge, Linda Funk, Harold Gubnitsky; Honorable Mention winners Patricia Russac, Jeanne Murphy, Liz Jorg Masi, Sally Shore, Neil S. Stein, Anthony Bacarella, Jeanette Dick, Greg Dorata, Susan Gowens, Maxine Jurow, and Estelle Zarowin.  These 19 artists were selected from among more than 200 works by guest juror Lisa Chalif, curator of the Heckscher Museum of Art.   Part Two is on exhibit through January 4. 


The Art League was host to the first annual Inbeon Con on December 13.  Kudos to Art League instructor Eric Hutchison for organizing this exciting event.  Costumed characters mingled with kids of all ages from from little tykes to the grown-up kind.  A fun day was had by all!


The first of a series of monthly lecture series will be happening in January, exact date to be determined.  The lecture is titled "What Every Artist Should Know: Art Licensing Business & Copyright Protection in the Digital Age".  Art League Board Member and Creative Director Anahi DeCanio will share her knowledge based on her years of professional experience with art licensing and branding.  Art League Advisory Council member and attorney Lisa Renee Pomerantz will cap off the lecture with advice based on her extensive expertise in Intellectual Property rights.  


In keeping with the Holiday spirit, please remember friends and family with the gift of art.  Pick a specific class, workshop, membership, or a gift certificate towards any class of their choosing.  Works of art make a perfect gift - peruse the Members' Exhibition on view in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery and purchase a lovely painting, sculpture, ceramic, or jewelry item.


At this time of the year as many of you are deciding on your charitable giving plans, please consider sponsoring the many activities and programs the Art League offers throughout the year!


Wishing you all a happy, healthy, holiday season,


Charlee Miller signature
Executive Director


Art League of Long Island
Members' Exhibition:  Part Two


AE Awardees Mem Part Two
Award of Excellence Winners Part Two from left to right: "Blue Ribbon" , photography by Holly Black; 
"The Morning After", oil on board by William A. Dodge; "Village Elder, pastel  by Linda Funk; 
"As per the Community", wood sculpture by Harold Gubnitsky

December 17, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Reception:  Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3pm to 5pm

Paintings, drawings, collage, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts,  

all handcrafted by student and professional artists are shown in two parts to accommodate the  

display of more than 200 works of art.


Congratulations to the following award winners selected by exhibition juror  

Lisa Chalif, Curator of The Heckscker Museum of Art


Awards of Excellence

Holly Black - Blue Ribbon, photography
William A. Dodge - The Morning After 2, oil on board
Linda Funk - Village Elder, pastel
Harold Gubnitsky - As per the Community, wood sculpture

Honorable Mention Awards
Anthony Bacarella  - 21st Century Abstract, acrylic painting
Jeanette Dick - Pecking Order, pastel

Greg Dorata  - Looking, Seeing, and Wondering, photography
Susan Gowens - Lotus Flower Box, ceramics
Maxine Jurow - Tangerine, acrylic on canvas.

Estelle Zarowin, - Waves 2, photography



Please Note:  The gallery will be closed December 24, December 25, December 26, December 31, and January 1



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Be The Artist You Want To Be...

Drawing, painting, watercolor,  

pastels, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry,  

 digital photography, fiber arts and more...


ALLI offers a large variety of mediums - 
more than 240 classes, all levels serving ages 5 to 95+


Winter Classes and Workshops are online at   


View Print Version of the Catalog here



My Companion and Me! 
Art with a Partner For Children and Young Adults 
with Special Needs

Special Needs Children of All Ages and Levels Explore Different Mediums Through The Art Of Crafting 

Sunday, January 25 - 1pm to 3pm (one session)
Sunday, March 1 -  1pm to 3pm (one session)

To register, contact Art League registration desk at 
(631) 462-5400 x222




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Give the Gift of Art
This Holiday Season


Gift Certificates towards any class, 

workshop, or membership are available

Call (631) 462-5400 x222





Advanced Placement Exhibition
at the Art League of Long Island's
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery

March 15 through March 29, 2015


 Now in its Eighth year, the Art League of Long Island's

"Go Ape" exhibit celebrates the exceptional artwork, as selected by their teachers, of AP art students in Long Island High Schools

Winners in various categories will be chosen by guest juror, owner and curator of Ripe Gallery of Huntington, Cherie Via Rexer

For prospectus and supporting documents call (631) 462-5400 or click here to visit our site




It's the Art League of Long Island's 

57th Long Island Artists Exhibition 
April 6 - May 7, 2015


LIA 2013 ae winners
Award of Excellence Winners LI Artists Exhibition 2013 from left to right: "Badlands ", photograph by Monica Agosta,
"Wave", oil on canvas by William Mensching, "Steadfast", oil on panel by Jim Molloy

Juror: Andrea Wells, Director

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC  



Open to artists from Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, & Queens  

Submission Deadline: February 24, 2015  

Download prospectus here or call (631) 462-5400 


All entries will be submitted online at

Members should have received an email containing member discount code  

If you have not received your code please contact 


Additional Opportunities

Women's Works is the Northwest Area Arts Council's (NAAC) annual, international, juried visual art exhibit for female artists. It is held each March and April at the historic Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois. The program is funded by contributions and by entry fees. Cash awards are given in various categories.  With $1000 in awards for first, second and third place, merit and gallery choice awards,
Women's Works celebrates the creativity of women artists from across America and beyond. 

Show dates are March 12 through April 24, 2015 and will be held at the Historic Old Court House
Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock, IL 60098. 
To view the entire show from the previous year, please visit
click on past shows - 2014.

Enter at
The entry deadline is January 18th, 2015.


North Shore Art Guild, Inc., in cooperation with The Village of Port Jefferson, The Port Jefferson Conservancy and Mather Memorial Hospital presents, "Artists United Against Breast Cancer," Benefiting Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital. 

Exhibit is scheduled to take place August 30 - October 31, 2015.  Artists can expect to start submitting work on April 12, while right now local organizations are invited to contact NSAG to participate as sponsors of the exhibition. 

Learn more at:


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See what your friends and fellow members 

are doing in the art world.


on the Art League's website   


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Special Offer for Art League Members 

Just in time as you contemplate your New Year's Resolutions and weight loss is one of them, our friends at the iLoveKickBoxing Dix Hills location are offering Art League members a 50% discount now through January 1. 

Check out their website:

For member code contact


Stay tuned in coming weeks for more special offers from local organizations!


This Holiday Season Stay Out of Those Crowded Stores  
Find your Deals Online and Support the Art League at the Same Time
iGive logo iGive is a free service where shopping at any of the 1,559 online stores like, American Eagle, Best Buy, and many more popular sites means a donation to your favorite not-for-profit: The Art League of Long Island.  


Join for free so that the Art League of Long Island can earn money whenever you 

shop online.  You pay no extra fees for choosing to shop through iGive - the online store where you purchased items from donates a portion from their proceeds to the Art League.


We hope you'll give it a try. Here's the link: 



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