March 2016

Congratulations to the award winners of the Art League’s 9th annual Go APE Student exhibition. It was a challenge to select the 20 works by Long Island High School students from among the 122 works on display in the gallery. The talent of these budding young artists is truly astounding. The exhibit will be on display until March 13, so come in soon before it’s gone.

March 11’s TRY-DAY Night workshops are filling up fast. It’s so nice to see new faces among our devoted Art League students at these events. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is advised you register in advance to ensure a spot in your preferred workshop. Bring a friend and make it a fun evening of creating art!

Starting March 14, the art library will be open to students and members. The reference library contains thousands of books donated by the late Mrs. Lorraine Graves Grace. Need information about a particular artist, or a few quick pointers on technique? A visit to the Art League reference library can help you. Please note, as this is a reference library and not a lending library plan on spending time at the Art League to peruse the books. Thumb through the books while sitting on a bench in the gallery, on the sofa in the alcove by studio three, or at the table in the library.

March 7th’s well-attended first lecture in the “Dab of Paint” series titled “Art History 101” was a fast-paced and engaging talk covering 4,000 years of art techniques, it’s place in history, with anecdotes of the artists who made history. Be sure to RSVP for “Artists with Personality” on April 4 where you can hear juicy details about flamboyant artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol. The lectures are free, so bring a friend or two and share in the informative but light-hearted atmosphere.

The Art League’s first annual Welcome Spring Fine Art & Craft Fair is happening March 19 & 20 from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free and open to the general public. Smaller in scale than the Holiday Fair, about 30 exhibitors will be showing and selling their work in the gallery, halls and in studio 5. Classes will take place in the remaining studios as scheduled. If necessary, additional parking is available across the street by the Firehouse.

We’re half way through the spring registration season, with more than 160 classes and workshops set to begin between now and the end of May. Please browse through the virtual catalog below to find a medium, date, and time that suits your schedule. If there is anything you don’t see and would like us to introduce, please feel free to leave your suggestion in the box by the reception window or email us at


Charlee Miller,

Executive Director, Art League of Long Island