54th Long Island Artists Exhibition Opens June 6th

The Art League of Long Island’s 54th Long Island Artists Exhibit will be showing at the League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery starting June 6 and run through July 3. The opening reception will take place June 11 5pm – 7pm. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday 9am – 4pm, and on Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm. The gallery is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills, NY. For more information call (631) 462-5400 or visit www.artleagueli.org.

The Art League of Long Island, now in its 56th year, celebrates its popular Long Island Artists competition with a reception for the winning artists on Friday, June 11, from 5 to 7 PM. This year’s exhibit features 46 artists, chosen by Heidi Lange, director of the DC Moore Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Ms. Lange made her selections from a field of 275 entries that included paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and photography. The Long Island Artists Exhibition, which for 50 years was held at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, is now held in the bi-level, atrium-style gallery at the Art League’s new building in Dix Hills.

Previous jurors have included such art world notables as Alice Neel, Betty Parsons, Lawrence Alloway, Carter Ratcliff, Wolf Kahn, Paul Resika, Donald Kuspit and Jane Freilicher. Artists who have participated in this classic competition and who have gone on to major careers include Stan Brodsky, Grace DeGennaro, Phyllis Floyd, Joe Reboli, Ty Stroudsberg, Richard Vaux and Nola Zirin.

Honored at the reception will be this year’s Award of Excellence winners Rosemarie Furia of Northport for “Sea Flowers”, Judie Marcus of Roslyn for “Double Take”, and Shain Bard of Greenlawn for “Winter Light”. Artists also receiving awards as Honorable Mentions: Anthony D’Avino of North Babylon for “Neutron Robot Man”, Patricia Russac of Oyster Bay for “Totem 2”, Vania Milan of Dix Hills for “Tyrone”, Melissa Imossi also of Dix Hills for “Phantom Forest”, and Louis Giacolone of West Islip for “Reflection”.
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